Texture on the Geaux
Are You a Product Hoarder?
by The Texture Mix
You may have heard of the name, Product Junkie, but are you a product hoarder? Are you holding on to hair products for no reason at all. There is no judgement here, but being aware of your buying behavior never hurt. If you are not sure, which category you fall in, here are couple of questions that you can ask yourself, to make sure you are not wasting any money on products that you don't need!
by The Texture Mix
Here’s our big chance at $25,000 for The Texture Mix! We've entered the 2018 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest to improve our business and we want to take you on this journey with us! To win, we must receive many votes to stand above the competition. Will you help up rise to the occasion? Vote for us today and everyday until April 4th!
Welcome My 7 Elements!
We are excited to welcome My 7 Elements to The Texture Mix!
My 7Elements Hair Growth Elixir contains a potent concentration of natural oils, herbs, powders, and essential oils. This rejuvenating blend is deeply absorbed to restore life, vitality, and strength by protecting your hair from the inside out. Vitamin E enriched. Can be used daily as a scalp oil or hot oil treatment on wash day. With consistent use, you will gain healthier longer hair.
When people say “water is the key”, they’re really not joking! Water really is the best thing to ever happen to me, and is definitely the best thing that ever happened to my hair. When I increased my water intake, my hair became thicker, more moisturized and softer, which led to more length retention. This is in addition to my skin becoming clearer, my immune system improving and a bit of weight loss, if that’s what you’re going for.
Now, there’s one thing we need to get straight about our hair: hair is basically the lowest thing on the totem pole when it comes to nutrition. By this, I mean, hair is not necessary for one to live. Therefore, it gets the nutrients from the things we consume last.
So if you’re not drinking enough water, that little bit of water you do drink is only gonna go to the crucial parts of your body i.e. your organs, your skin. By the time this measly amount of water has been shared around the vital body parts, there isn’t much left over to benefit your hair! This is why you need to up the water intake if your aim is to get longer, stronger, healthier hair.
Behind the Mix: Hairista Essentials
We are excited to welcome Hairista Essentials to the mix!
HAIRista Essentials Leave-in Protein Cream is an all-in-one hybrid of natural botanicals and multi vitamins for ALL hair types and extensions. It moisturizes, detangles, smooths split ends, blocks frizz and helps to preserve your permanent or demi hair color.
By Rinata M Jackson
Renata Jackson is a natural hair enthusiast/blogger/vlogger that shares hair care tips and tutorials via her and YouTube: Naturally Nata!
I have been natural since 2010. At first, I just stopped getting relaxers, but kept my hair flat ironed, and then I realized the damage I was doing to my hair. I saw the havoc that using constant heat, going to money hungry stylists who only cared about my coin and not my hair health, and experimentation with coloring my hair had done to my tresses and I finally said no more!
I had a good friend who had recently done the big chop and I decided if she can be brave enough to cut all her hair off just like that, surely I can safely transition and learn to embrace my natural hair as well. It is now almost 7 years later, I am fully natural, and I would never dream of going back to relaxers and straight hair.
I think that nothing angers me more. The fact of the matter is, whatever grows from your scalp is more for you than anything else possibly could be.
Although I know I made the right decision, and it was without question one of the best I’ve ever made in my life, there are some things that I wish I would have known before I made it. Here are 5 things I wish I would have known before going natural and embracing my curls:
By Natasha Burton
of Style Caster
Whether it’s a personal challenge to see just how long your hair can get, or to grow out a look that isn’t doing you any favors, or because you just want to be able to throw your hair into a ponytail again, most of us have been eager to get our hair to grow faster at one point or another. You may have found vitamins or shampoos or tried to get your hair to grow longer out of sheer force of will. You’ll have likely found that most of these things? Do not work. That’s why we went to professionals to find out exactly how to get our hair to grow by making changes to our diets.
Here are eight foods that are thought to make your hair grow faster, recommended by Harvard and Yale Medical School-trained nutritionist Jayson Calton, PhD, and licensed nutritionist and fitness chef Mira Calton, CN. Behold, the foods for hair growth you should incorporate into your diet, stat.
by Johnene Benson | @evelynfromtheinternets
Cause I sleigh!!! I sleigh! I sleigh! All Day! I'm sure you get the point by now! Of course, a little of Beyonce' can get you excited for the holiday season! As we gear up for "Curls for Christmas", see how Curlformers can work a little magic for your curls!
By Johnene Benson | Pictured: @naturalista86
The holiday season is here and it's time to go on a curly hair crusade. With our upcoming event, Curls for Christmas on the horizon, we just want to help you learn about different ways to achieve elegant curls. Now the key is to pay attention to the technique, versus the products used as everyone has different textures. Now let's jump right into how to bring Spiral Curls to life!
Get Ready to Style Your Curls for Christmas!
The Kinky Texture Mixer is the premier social event for natural hair in Hampton Roads! This year's theme, Curls for Christmas, gives you an opportunity to learn how to style one of the most elegant styles for natural hair, curls. As the holiday season arrives, we will highlight the natural hair products and styles to help you be the life of the party!
Come dressed in your cocktail party attire and meet us at the Hilton Garden Inn in Hampton, Virginia from 6pm -8pm on Saturday, December 16th!
This event features, The Product Spotlight, The K Street Marketplace, Spicy “Topiks” and the most enjoyed segment, Kinks in the Salon where you can hear a LIVE interview from a stylist in Hampton Roads!