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    Get Ready to Define YOU!

    Get ready for the ultimate in moisture that lets you define YOU. Mixed Chicks’ Coil, Kink and Curl is one of their newest products that is great for styling while nourishing too!

    Sold worldwide, the top selling brand for the “curly set” has been letting customers globally pamper themselves.

    Their Coil, Kink and Curl is yet another amazing addition to their product line and features:

    • Six nourishing oils to help retain moisture
    • Makes styling easy
    • Great for for wash & go, finger styling, two strand twists, coils and spirals.
    • Promotes growth and adds definition
    • Ideal for thicker, fuller textures

    The Coil, Kink and Curl is great for Wash-n-Go and to extend your favorite styles. Grab some and style as YOU wish!

    $12- available on www.mixedchicks.net as well as stores nationwide including Target, Rite Aid and more.

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    ENVIE™ Hair Straightening System Provides up to 90 Days of Frizz-Free Straight Hair without Harmful Side Effects

    4-Step Salon-Quality System Enables Smooth,

    Sleek Hair on All Hair Types while Preventing Breakage 

    According to TextureTrends, “nearly 70 percent of women with textured hair have worn their hair straight within the past three months” – these women now have a safer, longer-lasting and more effective option to relaxers and expensive salon treatments. The new ENVIE™ hair straightening system incorporates a proprietary blend of ingredients, all of which are free of the harmful chemicals other straightening products contain, into a simple four-step system. ENVIE provides the same kind of results straight hair seekers spend hundreds of dollars for at a salon. At a price tag of less than $50, one ENVIE treatment provides up to three months of sleek, shiny hair.

    GosReports predicts that the global hair straightener market “is expected to reach about USD 4.6 billion by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 7.2% from 2016 to 2019.” But that growth is not without its risks to those individuals responsible for it.

    In April 2018, “The Daily Mail” ran the headline “Nearly 80% of hair products aimed at black women contain chemicals linked to cancer, infertility and obesity, study finds.” The article specifically singled out the relaxers used to permanently straighten African-American hair because of the parabens and phthalates they contain, both of which have been linked to multiple kinds of cancer. All of this is on top of earlier findings that implicate another option, hair straightening irons, with hair breakage and thinning.

    What’s a curly-haired woman looking to straighten or reduce the frustration of frizzy hair to do then? The new hair straightening system from ENVIE provides a safer yet just as effective option. What sets ENVIE apart is its proprietary formulation, using patented ingredients, which is free from sulfates, parabens, phthalates and formaldehyde-releasing preservatives. The four-step system begins with a clarifying shampoo. Next, step 2’s agent works the straightening magic. Post-treatment, the third and fourth steps involve a second shampooing followed by conditioning. The result is exceptional straightening that lasts up to 90 days.

    No negative side effects are associated with ENVIE as they are with competing products on the market. The system offers a safe, non-damaging, toxic-free way to straighten all types of hair. While the results last up to 90 days even in the harshest, most humid conditions, users of the product need not fear they will be locking themselves into the same look for three months on end. Once ENVIE is applied, the hair can then be styled in a variety of ways from straight to wavy to curly.

    The ENVIE hair straightening system provides salon-quality results at a fraction of the professional price (MSRP $49.99). All purchases come with a 60-day money back guarantee. ENVIE is manufactured in an FDA-approved factory and is proudly made in the USA. www.ENVIEhaircare.com.

    About ENVIE Hair Straightening System

    The ENVIE hair straightening system provides smoother, softer, shinier and healthier hair than competing straightening products, without all the undesirable side effects. It’s specially formulated, single-application process employs patented ingredients to eliminate curls and frizz for up to 90 days. The ENVIE hair straightening system is formulated to work on all types of hair, with no unpleasant odors. It works especially well on previously treated and colored hair. For more information, please visit www.enviehaircare.com.

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    International Curl Expert With Hair Tips for Girls with Curls

    People with wavy or curly hair are always looking for new products, tips and tricks to lock in their desired look. Whether they want to blow it straight, create looser curls or maximize their tighter coils, Maya Smith, Celebrity Hair Stylist, salon owner and creator of The Doux, the “Indie” haircare line with cult following available at Target  is truly the master. Here she shares her best tips for girls with curls who want to revel in their natural hair and create a style they love.

    Understand the battle between oil and moisture.

    The first thing people must understand is that there are opposite things going on at the same time. “Due to the shape of curly haired strands, the hair tends to be under moisturized. On the other hand, the curly haired scalp can get very oily. Managing these opposite demands is the struggle of girls who wish to keep their curls. The key here is knowing how best to address both,” explains Maya who led the movement for women to transition from relaxers to natural curls.

    Be gentle when washing curly hair.

    According to Maya, kinky, thick, coiled textures tend to appear “tough” and strong enough to withstand heavy manipulation. “In my experience, these hair types are actually the most delicate, and should be handled with care, she recommends.”

    Step One: Pick your products wisely.

    Maya applied over 2 decades of research and development based on working knowledge of hair texture and listening to what people wanted. “I created The Doux™ SUCKA FREE Moisturizing Shampoo and FRESH RINSE Moisturizing Conditioner as the one-two step that delivers both deep cleaning plus exceptional nourishment necessary for styling.” It’s now available in Target stores and the full product line is available online at www.thedoux.com.

     Step Two: Prep for shampoo.

    Maya’s professional instructions for curl mastery begins with rinsing hair thoroughly with water for a minimum of 30 seconds. “This helps to eliminate any water-soluble product buildup, such as hair gel or heat protectant. It also helps you save shampoo! Assuming you’re shampooing in the shower, letting the water run over the hair in a downward motion helps prevent further tangling, and allows the hair shaft to swell and the curl pattern to fully rebound.” For those with extremely thick hair, Maya suggests separating hair into 4 sections prior to wetting the hair for increased manageability.

    Once the shampoo is applied, Maya recommends light manipulation at the scalp, going from the crown of the head to the nape of the neck. “Squishing” the hair up toward the scalp is a no-no. “Shampooing this way can cause unforgivable tangling and matting. I recommend repeating the shampooing process at least once.”

    Step Three: Condition and comb through like a pro. 

    If your scalp was properly shampooed, conditioning is easy. “This time, you’re focusing on your thirsty ends first, working upward toward the scalp. Gently detangle with a wide-toothed comb or detangling brush (our favorite is Felicia Leatherwood’s “Brush with the Best” detangling brush) before rinsing, starting at the ends, working up toward to the roots. Remember to rinse with cool water which snaps cuticles shut, locks in moisture, makes your hair shinier and reduces frizz.”

    When it comes to “co-washing” or “conditioner washing” Maya equates the popular trend to washing your clothes with fabric softener. “In my experience, co-washing causes build-up on the hair, coating the cuticle and impairing the hair’s natural ability to absorb water. Oils, waxes, and product residue harden on the hair shaft, making it more brittle and less porous over time. When the hair can no longer effectively absorb water, the elasticity of the hair is compromised, leaving the hair “crunchy” and stiff, where it is more likely to break. The result is hair that feels dry and brittle, no matter what product you use to moisturize it,” explains Maya.

    One of the things Maya Smith and her team of stylists are known for is their ability to restore hundreds of their clients’ curls, simply by getting them to trade in the co-wash for a gentle, pH-balanced moisturizing shampoo, like The Doux’s SUCKA FREE which properly cleanses hair of product residue. “Once you have the hair thoroughly clean it “drinks” up the necessary amount of moisture, and returns to its natural softness,” Maya clarifies.

    Avoid alcohol and kick the crunch to the curb.

    Styling products high in alcohol give curls a crunchy feel.  They suck up every last bit of moisture.  Hair spray tends to contain the most alcohol, while gels, mousses and anything that provides hold or lift come in second. “I recommend water-soluble gels that don’t feel sticky on your skin, and aerated mousses or foams that resemble beaten egg whites, to give hair fullness, control, and non-brittle curls,” Maya says.

    She adds that she created The Doux so it can be used on hair that is worn curly or straight. “Our clients purchase one set of products, and apply them differently to achieve the style they want. If you’re rocking curly hair today, you’re using The Doux’s Mousse Def and Bonita Afro Balm for softness and definition, and The Light for shine. If you’re wearing a blowout, you’re still using the same products, but applying them less liberally, and using the shine mist as a heat protectant. It’s super simple and easy to follow once you’ve seen the results each of them deliver,” Maya explains.

    Blow-Dry with a diffuser or hooded dryer.

    Maya’s first choice for curly styles is to air dry. “If you don’t have the time to air dry then dry with a diffuser or hooded dryer on a low heat setting.  A regular blow dryer nozzle disrupts the curl pattern and focuses hot air on one small section at a time while a diffuser, dries curls evenly for a full, uniform look,” she explains.

    Maya recommends always applying a heat-protecting product, then flipping your head upside down using a diffuser at the roots and mid-length making sure to dry the area completely to lock in volume. “It’s important to leave the ends for last, and leave them only semi-dry. Air drying the ends is your best option.”

    Care for the curls you were born with!

    About Maya Smith:

    Maya Smith is an International Master Stylist and Founder of The Doux Salon and haircare line now available in Target. With over two decades of styling experience Maya dedicated two decades to cracking the code on curl care, maintenance and expert styling. When it comes to caring for one’s natural hair and styling it, Maya is the best there is.

    While still in high school, Maya got her hair cutting license and graduated from beauty school. Soon after graduating high school, Maya began following her passion and worked as an assistant for celebrity stylist Tracy Johnson. She learned from Johnson and progressed as a hair stylist for celebrities and entertainers. Years later the military wife would relocate to Germany, where Maya opened up her first salon The HoneyComb, a mecca for textured hair care for women from all over Europe, The UK, and as far as Africa. Maya’s unique system of textured hair styling sparked the development of The DOUX® haircare products, first launched overseas, and distributed throughout Germany, France, Italy, and the Netherlands. 

     Currently, Maya leads a carefully selected team of stylists at The DOUX® Salon in Macon, Georgia and on Christmas Eve 2017, celebrated the arrival of The DOUX® in Target stores nationwide. Maya Smith, wife, mom of 5 and savvy business woman is an example not just for women of color but for all women who believe their gifts can impact the world, striving for entrepreneurial endeavors with grace, ease and hustle.

  • New York,  WorldWide

    These Under $8 Shampoos & Conditioners Are Now Available at Your Favorite Drugstore

    Nothing beats browsing the beauty aisles of a drugstore only to discover that perfect shampoo and conditioner you’ve been searching high and low for…and it costs less than the price of your last Starbucks’ purchase.

    To experience this amazing sense of accomplishment yourself, simply head to your nearest Walgreens and check out their shelves chock-full of Giovanni sulfate-free and cruelty-free hair care products. Their 2chic Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner, which reverses the damage of over-processed hair, their 2chic Ultra-Moist Shampoo & Conditioner, which drenches thirsty strands in moisture, and their 2chic Ultra-Sleek Shampoo & Conditioner, which pummels frizz into sleek submission, are now waiting to be purchased, lathered and rinsed…in that order.

    All Giovanni Hair Care products are also Paraben-free, Leaping Bunny certified, 100% certified vegetarian and made in the USA. Giovanni 2chic Shampoos and Conditioners retail for $7.99 and are available at Walgreens stores nationwide.

    The 2chic Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner from Giovanni is formulated for damaged, over processed hair and contains Vitamins A, C, E & K, Blackberry–one of the highest ranking fruits for antioxidant strength–and Coconut milk, which is filled with Vitamin B6 to reinforce hair fibers, gently wrap each strand and protecting it from damage. Repair and renew your hair with this results-oriented duo.

    The 2chic Ultra-Moist Shampoo and Conditioner from Giovanni is formulated for dry, damaged hair and contains a botanical blend of buttery Avocado and golden Olive Oil to satisfy your hair’s craving for nourishment. Reinvent dull, lifeless and brittle hair into a glossy, glamorous mane.

    The 2chic Ultra-Sleek Shampoo and Conditioner from Giovanni is formulated for all hair types and contains the luxe ingredients of Brazilian Phyto Keratin and Moroccan Argan Oil to polish hair into smooth, silky locks. Trade the frizz for an ultra-manageable and enviable head of hair.

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    The Perfect John Frieda Hair Brush for You

    As long as I can remember my friends and hairdressers have always cooed over my hair. I have to say it is my best asset. Only thing is I have ALWAYS been confused about what hairbrush to use to keep my luscious locks straight and frizz free.

    So I did some investigating and came across www.johnfrieda.com. I couldn’t believe my eyes….there was a endless supply of information about hair products, advice, and tools so I ordered some brushes off the fab site. A few days later received the tools to complete the research process……

    John Frieda® sleek FINISH Paddle Brush


    John Frieda® sleek FINISH Cushion Brush


    • Deep-shine silicone strips create shine, smooth flyaway hair and help reduce frizz.
    • Silicone lasts for the life of the product.
    • Tourmaline – 100% crushed gemstones release natural IONS for intense shine.
    • IONS help flatten hair’s cuticle layer, leaving hair looking shiny and reducing frizz.
    • Use with the John Frieda® Full Volume Dryer to increase benefits.
    • Vents allow airflow from dryer to reach hair for faster drying and styling.

                                                    John Frieda® sleek FINISH Vent Brush


    • Deep-shine silicone strips create shine, smooth flyaway hair and help reduce frizz.
    • Silicone lasts for the life of the product.
    • Tourmaline – 100% crushed gemstones release natural IONS for intense shine.
    • IONS help flatten hair’s cuticle layer, leaving hair looking shiny and reducing frizz.
    • Use with the John Frieda® Full Volume Dryer to increase benefits.
    • Vents allow airflow from dryer to reach hair for faster drying and styling.

    After trying them out  there were many pros to each but my fave ended up being the Sleek Paddle Brush. I can’t put it down it’s like a sensational head massage for a one time purchase of $12.99. My hair is smooth and frizz free! So next time you are curious about what’s the latest and greatest in the hair industry check out www.johnfrieda.com and all your questions will be answered!






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    Good Looks with @Joico

    Hair product company, Joico, has created a fantastic product for my long, thick hair. I’ve been using their Moisture Recovery Treatment Balm, which is used to retain the moisture in your hair.

    (8.5 fl. oz/250ml)

    My hair tends to get dry from genetics and the environment, so I love using this product especially if I don’t have to use it daily.

    Some of the ingredients include Hydramine Sea Complex, murumuru, olive and shea butters – no wonder this product leaves your hair soft, shiny, & healthy! 🙂

    It’s recommended that you use it 2-3 times a week so the bottle lasts for quite some time. All you have to do is apply some of the product to damp hair, leave it in for 5 minutes, and rinse (I leave it in my hair longer because I love how soft it is afterwards).

    I will definitely continue to use this product as it doesn’t leave my hair greasy, and it smells great on top of leaving my hair smooth and moisturized.

    ‘Tweet’ @Joico and ‘Like’ them on Facbook.

    Check our their website for other products too!