Monday, May 6, 2013

Official Los Angeles National Natural Hair Meetup Day Event!

Hosted by: LA Curly Girls

The International Natural Hair Meetup Day is an annual one-day event. Its purpose is to allow the opportunity for women across the country to meet in their own communities while networking, sharing and meeting (virtually) other women across the country participating in meetups on the same day. Natural hair meetups are events designed to share information, techniques, inspiration and products to aid individuals in their natural hair journey.

Attendees of the natural hair meetup will be able to:

Meet other naturals in their area
Gain exposure to natural hair product lines and companies
Learn the process of planning and executing a natural hair meetup (event hosts)
Meet natural hair and beauty bloggers and Youtube vloggers
Network with other natural hair meetup organizers (event hosts)
Discover resources, techniques, products and people that can serve as inspiration and information for the natural hair care journey

Event Date: May 18, 2013

Time: 6-10:30 PM

Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel
9620 Airport Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045


See you there!

Natural Curly Event in Los Angeles

Saturday, May 18, 2013
12:30 PM

S&S Boutique
2618 West Manchester Blvd , Los Angeles, CA (map)

In honor of the International Natural Hair Meetup Day, the Ladies of the Untamed Hair Tour present their 1st annual kickoff event. The Ladies of Untamed will debuted the first edition of their INHMD schedule, which will include a list of the some featured events taking place in the Los Angeles area that day.

**Complimentary Admission**


Event Feature:
*Untamed Gift Bags
*Savory Wine Station
*Massages by Darby's Touch
*Live Music by DJ Merc80
*Personalize Guide to INHMD Events
*Dessert Station by Southern Girls Desserts
*Live Hair Demo featuring Entwine Naturalle Couture

Date: May 18th
Time: Pink Carpet Arrivals at 11am, Event 12-2pm
Location: S&S Boutique
2618 West Manchester Boulevard
Hashtag: #TheUntamedGuide

For Sponsorship Information, please contact:

Jana’e Holmes
Sponsorship Director
c. 310.736.0973

For additional information on the Untamed Tour, please

To view pictures, read articles and get updates on events,


Curly Cartel Event in Beverly Hills, CA

The event was amazing!!! It was a great natural hair meet up at a posh venue -Confidential Lounge in Beverly Hills! Shee shee

There were a lot of gone with the wind fabulous naturals that were killing it that night!

If you were ever confused on why natural is fabulous, this gathering brought clarity.

Some of the guest speakers were Dr. Kari of the Mahagony Roots Salon and MissCinnamonCake from our youtube family!

I got a chance to meet MissCinnamonCake. I think we were both shocked to find out we both live in the LA area. She was doll and her hair was so fierce. Loved it!

I was able to do an interview, but I am not sure where it will be posted or how to share it. If anyone runs into it, let me know. LOL. The sweet girl that did the interviews was super nice and was flossing with her amazing mint colored jumpsuit and mohawk puff. She even allowed me to throw out my youtube channel (Niafloda). Thanks again hun!

The swag bags included full size Kinky Curly Knot Today and the Curls Control Paste

Monday, April 29, 2013

Fine 4b 4c Gone with the Wind Fabulous

This video is designed for all naturals, especially my 4b, 4c, 4z sisters.

Be proud of your hair, the kinks, the tangles, and the single strand knots. Our hair is unique and is truly a crown of glory! Our hair is fabulous! Gone with the wind fabulous . . . LOL


Sunday, April 28, 2013

4b 4c natural updo

I am starting to experiment more with updos and buns. I am rocking them for a week then washing and conditioning.

Updos are saving my life. I don't really have time now to manipulate and style my hair everyday. I wish I did though.

I am dying to do a twist out, but first I must detangle! LOL

Friday, March 22, 2013

Takedown demonstration of Urban Twist on 4b 4c hair

Check out my video showing a demonstration of how I take down my urban twist and camouflage my hair during the process. Enjoy!

Don't forget to check out my channel on youtube: Niafloda! :)

Top Knot Bun and Monochromtic flare

Happy Friday!

The urban twist take down was a success.

Here is my hair in a cute top knot bun with some bang swag.


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Urban Twist by the Damn Salon - The take down!

Hi Everyone!

I have been in the process of taking down my urban twist. I have been taking my time and using extra caution to make sure I do not lose hair unnecessarily.

I started off using kinky curly knot today to saturate the strand and it did a pretty good job of softening my hair and the extension hair so that it will pull apart. At the root, where there is a small amount of build up, I would use the Damn Salon Oil blend to saturate the root to loosen up the lint and that was effective.

I felt like I was wasting my knot today and decided to use the Jane Carter Leave-in Revitalizing Spray since I wasn't really a fan of it (It didn't do anything bad, but I didn't feel anything magical happen with my hair). I started to spray it on the a section of the urban twist and it really did a way better job of helping me separate my hair that was locked in with the urban twist! I mean way better than the Kinky Curly Knot Today! I was impressed. I still use the Damn Salon oil blend at the roots and this has made the take down process a little faster.

So far, I have had no breakage and it appears that my hair did retain some excellent length in urban twists! If you read my last post, I was really concerned about how protective this style is since my hair is not braided into the extension hair.

The picture is showing how I am masking the take down process. I started the take down in the middle/crown of my head and using the perimeter to camouflage my chunky twists ;0)

More to come ....

Saturday, January 26, 2013

An Opportunity to be Featured on

Good Morning Ladies!

I am a member of Fierce Natural Hair on and this information was posted regarding the oldest black hair care media site:

"This message was sent to me on behalf of

Greetings Rhonda,

On behalf of, I’m pleased to share an exciting opportunity to share with members of Fierce Natural Hair Meetup Group --

As the oldest black hair care site on the net, is preparing to launch a whole new website in early 2013, offering readers the next level of style. This fresh new site will feature tons of hair galleries for mega style inspiration, active forums for tons of insider tips and new pages that spotlight beautiful black women and their hair, front and center!

We’re providing members of Fierce Natural Hair Meetup Group the chance to star on the new by sending us their beauty pics, hair care stories, hair care questions, beauty events and professional inspiration stories. Selected submissions will also qualify for fabulous prizes from BlackHairMedia sponsors and advertisers!

If possible, I would appreciate your sharing this opportunity with members of your group or allowing me the opportunity to post it on your message board. Please advise on your preference.

Specific opportunities to spotlight Fierce Natural Hair Meetup Group members on the new site include the following:

BHM HAIR INSPIRATIONS: Do people constantly compliment you on your gorgeous hair? Well, wants to showcase your fierce hair and unique style as inspiration for our readers. To get started, complete the form at by[/url] including your hair photos, your favorite styling tips, your city and state, your name and phone number.

BHM BOSS LADIES: Are you a corporate or entrepreneurial beauty, representing in the workplace with style and grace? Let showcase your style and business success story. To submit your business success story or to nominate a Boss Lady Spotlight be sure to complete the form at, including your style photos or headshot along with your city, occupation and/or name of business and business URL (if applicable), name and phone number PLUS two tips for how you maintain your beauty on a daily basis.

BHM BLOGGER SPOTLIGHTS: Do you have one of the hottest hair and beauty blogs on the net? Let spotlight you and drive more traffic to your blog site! To get started, complete the form at, including 3 of your best blog posts, your blog name, blog URL, your name and phone number.

BHM HAIR QUESTIONS: Have a hair question for a beauty expert? Complete the form at, including your hair care questions, issues and challenges along with your name, city and state, and phone number.

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To be spotlighted on, Fierce Natural Hair Meetup Group members MUST complete the submission form accessible at The submission deadline is January 31st."

Sunday, January 20, 2013

My hair 2 days before my urban twist installation

Here are some photos showing the length of my hair prior to my urban twist install. Hopefully, after the removal, it will be longer!

Urban Twist by the Damn Salon

I got my urban twist installed on November 13, 2012 in Los Angeles by Mushiya. The hair used is a high quality synthetic hair. It is very light. However, the ends do feel a little dry and have a tendency to get tangled.

I love the versatility of the urban twists and get compliments on my hair all the time.

The price can range anywhere from $300-$600 depending on the length and density of your hair and the look you are going for. Mine were on the higher end because my hair is BSL.

I will admit that I am afraid of the take down as I have 4c natural hair tangles easily and I am afraid that my hair may have locked up with the extensions. I will keep you posted on the twist removal.

Below is a photo of my urban twists taken on November 24th and on New Years Eve .

I take care of my hair by washing with my Ayurvedic ACV mud shampoo and deep conditioning via steamer weekly. Then I use my pH balanced moisturizing leave in and seal with the Damn Salon Butter or Qhemet Biologics Aethiopika Butter. I use my moisturizing spray daily and seal with and oil or butter. I massage my scalp nightly with Super Potent Black Castor Oil.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

My Review of Darcy's Botanicals Deep Conditioning Moisturizing HairMask on fine 4b 4c hair

I want to again thank Pookinapp16 for having this contest! I enjoyed the deep conditioner.

The Deep Conditioning Moisturizing Hair Mask can be used weekly or monthly according to the website:

Distilled Water, Lavender Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Organic Virgin Coconut) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Organic Shea Butter), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Panthenol, Yarrow, Sage, Horsetail, Nettle & Lavender Extracts, Bentonite Clay, Hydrolyzed Oats, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol (a paraben-free preservative), Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang), Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil, and Organic Sea Kelp.

Saturate throughout clean wet hair for healthy conditioning and moisture. Let it sit on hair for 20-30 minutes and rinse thoroughly.

Use to deep condition, nourish and protect your natural coils, waves and locs.

8 oz. PET Jar

The product mentioned in this video was won in a contest hosted by Pookinapp16 and sponsored by Darcy's Botanicals. I did not purchase this product nor am I being compensated for this video. I am in no way connected to any of these companies or entities mentioned in this video. Despite not paying for the product, my review will be my honest experience with the product!

Happy 2013!

I have been away for almost 3 years and I am back!
I hope everyone had an amazing 2012 and will have a prosperous 2013.

My hair is currently in urban twists that were completed by Mushiya at The Damn Salon.