“I like your natural hair better” and other...

Hey y’all. Xandria is back with another hard-hitting Guest Post.
You may remember her from some of her previous posts here and here. 
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Now, before we start, I want you to know that I get it. You had good intentions. In fact, you probably thought you were complementing me. BUT SURPRISE! Intentions don’t actually do anything to change the impact! SHOCKING. I know “it’s just hair!”, but hair is a much more layered and complex issue for women or color, and if you’re not one, then zip it and listen for a second! Because believe it or not I don’t actually need you to tell me what I should or shouldn’t care about, or how something should or shouldn’t affect me, because my brain is actually capable of forming my own emotions and reactions! WOW! And before you say “not all insert group of people do or think that!” please, just read this all with an open mind and heart, because it should be obvious that not all insert group does or thinks a certain way, nor is anyone implying that anywhere. Also remember that this is my story, and I am allowed to share my experiences and thoughts without you questioning their authenticity. So here we go.

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Momma T x TildaKimono – An Epic Collaboration

So I figured it was about time for my momma to get some of the limelight, and I also figured you were all overdue on a reminder of how amazing TildaKimonos are–so here we are. If you follow myself (Comfygirlcurls) or TildaKimono on Instagram, these photos may look very familiar, but now is your chance to view them again in all their high-quality glory.

Here is the run down: my friend is an amazing designer who makes hand-made Kimono Robes. (#BuyBlack, #VancouverDesigner, #GirlBoss style, if you know what I mean?). Then you have my beautiful mother–Momma T, as my friend Courtney has recently christened her. Momma T is freshly fifty, and looking fine (#BlackDontCrack). My mother is a huge fan of Tilda, and is arguably the biggest. (To date, she has five TildaKimono Originals.)

So a couple months ago, the three of us got together to make some magic happen. Tilda styled my mom, I experimented with makeup artistry and photography, and Momma T posed and on looked good. Here are our results:

Momma T looking feminine, fierce, and flowy in her pink-patterned TildaKimono, yellow velvet dress, and fringe heels:

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Free, Fab and 40!

Guest Post – Cairo Williams

I’ve created my own world that makes me happy. Embracing my thick 4c hair and playing in the Japanese Street Fashion subculture, Kawaii. The style has afforded me the fortitude to push through fear.
I transitioned because my straightened hair was unhealthy and thin. After the “big chop”, I assumed I would be immediately accepting of my new look. Nope! I thought my hair was ugly. I thought I was less attractive. Many in my circle of peers and some family members scoffed at the idea, I heard the whispers behind and amongst me. Thankfully, my loving husband cheered me on. I began to question why I felt this way? Where did this train of thought begin? I could have just stopped at the conclusion that popular society’s views of beauty was the seed of it all, however I knew it was deeper than that.

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Project Natural – Elevator Meeting

Project Natural | Comfy Girl With Curls | Natural Hair | Black Beauty

While visiting family in Guatemala, I met this Naturalista in an elevator. Talk about an “elevator pitch”, I think it was over the span of 30 seconds that I told her what I did, and if I could have a photograph. In my rush, it’s a bit blurry, but her beauty shines through!

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Angellic Beauty Products – Shampoo, Conditioner, ...

I was sent some goodies from Angellic Beauty for review, and I am now here to share my thoughts on how it worked out on my Natural Hair!

(As always, my reviews are 100 % honest, and 100% my own experiences!)

Angellic Beauty has three products designed to be used together on Natural hair; a Revitalizing Shampoo, a Rejuvenating Conditioner, and a Restoration Oil.

All of her products are oil based, an awesome characteristic, which I find really helps lock in moisture… but before I get a head of myself, let’s look at each of these products one by one :

Revitalizing Shampoo:

Ingredients: Olive Oil, Peppermint Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Coconut Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Shea Butter, and an all natural secret recipe.

Thoughts: Honestly, I was a bit anxious about using a “Shampoo” made up entirely of oils. I figured I would end up with an unwashed head, and maybe more buildup than I had started out with, but this was not the case. I was so incredibly happy with the revitalizing shampoo, that it didn’t even feel like a shampoo! My type 4 hair was soft, and shiny, and tingling-clean. It didn’t feel stripped either.  I honestly was able to detangle with it, and probably would have been okay ending my wash-day there, twisting my hair, and going to bed. But of course… I knew I had to use the Angellic trio all together, as designed, to give a proper review.

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