Mizani Launches New True Textures Line

Known for being the authority on relaxers, Mizani has now launched an entirely new line for naturals—True Textures!

The L’Oreal-owned brand has done a complete overhaul of its former True Textures line and has upgraded it with products to enhance our curls, coils and waves. The 8-product line includes: Moisture Replenish Shampoo, Moisture Replenish ConditionerCream Cleansing Conditioner, Style Refresher Milk, Curl Enhancing Lotion, Curl Define Pudding,  Intense Moisture Replenish Treatment, Twist and Coil Jelly. All of the products are infused with natural ingredients such as marula, olive and coconut oils, which provide a balanced level of deeper moisture for creating gorgeous curls.

My ultimate favorite is the Twist and Coil Jelly. The consistency is of course like jelly and the smell is downright divine. It gives hair the hold it needs for optimal definition, without the flakiness or dryness that comes with other brands.


While Mizani is a professional brand, these product are incredibly consumer-friendly. Ever since cutting my hair a couple of months ago, I was hesitant that my former shoulder-length twist-outs would look like a bunch of shrunken crinkles, that has not been the case. I’m loving my short curly Afro and Mizani’s new products have made my transition to short hair so much easier.

From professional hairstylists to bloggers like me, this new line is sure to be a favorite amongst those who love and care for natural hair.


To purchase Mizani’s True Textures visit shopsalon.com.

Have you ever used Mizani? What’s your favorite natural haircare brand?



STEM-centric ‘Molecules to the MAX!’ DVD Giveaway

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Like most moms, I want my 5-year-old daughter to grow up knowing that she can be absolutely anything that she wants to be in this world. That's why I'm so happy that young children today, especially girls are being exposed to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) based programs, activities, toys and movies at a far more than the generations before them. So when I received information about, Giant Screen Film Molecules to the MAX!, a new animated film about science I was excited! The super cute 40-minute movie teaches children about the basic atomic makeup of ordinary items such as snowflakes, pennies and chewing gum. The adorable colorful characters coupled with the brilliant computer animation had my kids glued to their DVD player.  It's so well-written that it holds … Keep Reading

Actor Taye Diggs Releases New Children’s Book “Mixed Me!”


Last week I had the opportunity to take the kids to a private reading of actor/author Taye Diggs' new children's book, "Mixed Me!" Hosted by The Moms Network, the event was held at Aeropostale, a popular clothing store in the heart of Times Square. Prior to the reading and meet-and-greet, attendees were encouraged to donate gently used plastic toys to Second Chance Toys for the holidays. We were also treated to cupcakes and light refreshments. Once the moms and kids were settled in, Taye Diggs and the book's illustrator Shane W. Evans (also one of Taye's closest friends) began to read the well-written tale. Inspired by Taye's son, the book is about a little boy named Mike whose mom is described as being "rich cream and honey" and his dad as "deep brown." His hue falls somewhere in … Keep Reading

Get Zestfully Clean with NEW Fruitboost Shower Gels

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Being a body wash buff, I'm always on the hunt for the latest and greatest when it comes to cleansing gels. A few weeks ago, Zest launched Fruitboost—four scent-sational shower gels and I couldn't be happier.  Available in Citrus Splash, Very Berry, Pomegranate Acai Berry and Peach Mango, Each of the fragrances smell heavenly, but my ultimate favorite is the Citrus Splash. A delightful mix of lime, orange a lemon, it's simply sublime. Infused with vitamin C and twice the concentration, a little goes a long way. It says that it can last up to 40 showers, but because I tend to use a lot of shower gel, I doubt that it's going to last beyond half of that. I've heard that too much lather isn't good, but I'm a sucker for an abundance of sudsy bubbles! Each of the shower gels leaves my skin … Keep Reading

Coca-Cola & Hello Beautiful Presents: The Kitchen Table with Chef Huda


Several weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend a lovely dinner celebrating the launch of Hello Beautiful's and Coca-Cola's web series, "The Kitchen Table." Hosted by TV personality and former media maven Bevy Smith, the family-style dinner was held at celebrity chef, Marcus Samuelsson's popular Red Rooster/Ginny's Supper Club in Harlem. The eclectic restaurant was the perfect setting to kick-off the food-centric web series, starring "Cut-throat Kitchen" winner Chef Huda, and actresses Tisha Campbell-Martin and Holly Robinson-Peete. Source: Property of iOne Studios Throughout the 4-part web series, the women share stories and laughter, while providing viewers with quick and easy recipes including:  Tisha's macaroni-and-cheese cupcakes, Chef Huda's mini pizzas and Holly's … Keep Reading

Stay Fresh & Dry with Dove

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If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know how much I love all things Dove. Well, the brand's Beauty Finish Dry Spray antiperspirant deodorant is no different. I've always used roll-on or stick antiperspirants, but had never given sprays a try. Boy, have I been missing out! It's so easy to use and it smells so good! Typically, deodorant scents start to bother me after a while, but surprisingly the fruity & floral fragrance doesn't aggravate me at all. It keeps me dry and works up to 48 hours. Since I shower daily and sometimes twice a day, I haven't been able to find out if that selling point rings true. But, I'm sure it does because Dove always exceeds expectations. Dove Beauty Finish Dry Spray available here, $5.49 Also, since I suffer from extremely sensitive skin … Keep Reading

Post Halloween Candy Tips for Parents

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My family and I had a fantastic Halloween! The fact that MJ was old enough to partake in the festivities made for a frightfully fun night out. Ava was a wicked witch, while MJ was Alvin from "Alvin & the Chipmunks," my favorite cartoon of all time. The weather was perfect so they had a blast trick-or-treating up and down the blocks for about two hours. Their pumpkin-shaped buckets were filled to the brim with sweet treats. From mini chocolate bars to fun size gummy bears, they scored TONS of candy! On Halloween night I allowed them to pick three pieces of candy of their choosing, which was fine. But now, they're asking for it every day! As parents, we know that they can't consume too many sugary goodies on a daily basis. But, if you do let them indulge, at least know the … Keep Reading