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March 02, 2015

Is there Over-Policing of Black Women's Hair Within the Community? [Podcast]

in HAIR by CurlyTea
Aside from originating out of imperialistic attitudes around the world, the over-policing of black women's hair is also part of respectability politics which itself has been like a plague in our own communities. It dates back to when we were little girls just…

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February 18, 2015

Ouidad Climate Control Heat and Humidity Gel

in Reviews and Giveaways by CurlyTea
WHAT: Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel SHORT AND SWEET: Although it's called a gel, it's a serum which adds curl definition without the super crunch of a gel INGREDIENTS: Water (Aqua), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A),…
February 02, 2015

Review: Ouidad Climate Control Defrizzing Conditioner

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WHAT? Ouidad Climate Control Defrizzing Conditioner SHORT AND SWEET It just sat on my hair every time I used it. I was not impressed.
January 18, 2015

Review: Ouidad Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo

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WHAT? Ouidad Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo SHORT AND SWEET Ouidad Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo is a sulfate-free shampoo which didn't make my hair feel like straw SMELL It has a nice clean scent (almost like soap) which is not overpowering.
December 29, 2014

What Exactly is Real Shea Butter?

in HAIR by CurlyTea
Wow. This is a tough question! Everybody feels like they know what real shea butter is and isn't. Other people say different parts of Africa have their own versions of shea butter. The general consensus seems to be that real shea butter is not hard or gritty,…
December 15, 2014

A Few Important Ratios for DIY mixes

in HAIR by CurlyTea
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December 11, 2014

Review: Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Moisture Lock Conditioner

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Giveaway: Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Organic Coconut Oil

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Oh yes, its about that time for a product giveaway yall!  Do you like coconut oil for your hair, skin or to cook with?  If you're selected in this giveaway, Tropical Traditions will send you a FREE 32 ounce jar of their highly coveted Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, chi'le!  Woot!

 

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Some of you may have already read my Not All Coconut Oils Are Created Equal post before.  So you know I've been on the hunt for a great quality coconut oil for use on skin and hair, and to be part of my DIY concoctions.

Looks like I've found a winner. For real.  I plan to have a much more detailed review of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil in the near future as I like to use even the great products for more than a week to do a full review. (Yall know that I don't just hype any ole thing).

But why should YOU wait until then?


FULL REVIEW

After using Tropical Traditions brand of Virgin Coconut Oil I finally understand why so many people praise it so highly. As I told you in my preliminary review, no straight liquid oil I've used thus far has made my skin as soft as when I use this brand of coconut Oil.

INFO Read my FULL review here.


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Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?

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Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.

 

 

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*Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.  If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you.


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