Summer Solstice and Adventures

I wanted to make an effort (this summer) to get out and enjoy the sunlight.  After surviving the winter months and various inches of snow it was a relief to feel the heat on my skin.

I was dead set on venturing out in Tampa, Florida.  One thing I can’t resist is a great meal and wine tasting. The photo shown is from Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant. It’s an upscale working winery where customers can also become members. We decided to sit outside while viewing the palm trees and water fountain.

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I am a fashion blogger and it’s a ritual to drop by shopping malls when visiting a new area.  International Plaza was no exception to my tradition. The fascinating concept about this particular center is the mixture of stores and Bay Street food court.  It’s an open-air village with restaurants; very exciting for night-life.  I’m also a people watcher and relish in the distinct styles (or fashion) for each region.

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It’s no secret that my hair is natural.  I made the transition three years ago due to chemical damage on my edges.  Being natural is a personal preference because I am more health conscious.

Amongst my friends, I’m also known for changing my hair styles (often) and can be seen wearing accessories,  twist outs, extensions, or wigs.  After watching several Youtube videos I was finally able to accomplish a turban.  This was my favorite summer go-to style when I’m seeking a sleek look.

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The Tampa Club
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Disney World Magic Kingdom
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Boy Scout Boulevard
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Supper Club

“The Tans Will Fade But The Memories Will Last Forever.” – Unknown

NYFW Textured Hair and Cantu Products

Texture on the Runway, took place last Saturday in New York City.  This was a unique runway show where curls are embraced and the center of attention!  Five brands put together five amazing looks to celebrate every hair texture.

“The Socialite” by Cantu
“When you want your hair to be your biggest and best accessory, this super defined afro will do just that and more!” Cantu stylist, Maria Antoinette

Cantu 1

1. Starting with clean hair, apply Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Leave In Conditioning Repair Cream

2. Section off a horizontal part of hair in the nape and apply Cantu Shea Butter Coconut Curling Cream and Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Moisturizing Twist & Lock Gel

3. Brush through to evenly distribute the product

4. Next, taking a medium sized section of hair and two strand twist the hair down to the ends

5. Roll the ends on to perm rods to create a curl

6. Repeat until all of the hair is twisted and rolled on perm rods

7. Once hair is completely dry, remove all perm rods and twists

8. Finally, separate each twist until desired fullness

“The Boss” by Cantu
“The perfect style to create on an old twist out or to prolong shampoo day!” Cantu stylist, Maria Antoinette


1. Hydrate hair with Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream and Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Comeback Curl Next Day Curl Revitalizer

2. Detangle and brush all hair into a top knot

3. Apply Cantu Shea Butter Extra Hold Edge Stay Gel on the full perimeter of the hairline

4. Use a bristle brush to evenly distribute through the hair and secure with a pony tail holder

5. Take Marley hair and Kanekalon braiding hair, twist the two hair textures into a loose two strand twist and secure each end with an elastic band

6. Starting in the middle of the twisted extensions, secure around the top knot with bobby pins

7. Pin the twisted extensions into place, to best compliment the face shape

Sisterhood of Natural Hair: Adjustable Headbands and Haircare Products Interview

Sisterhood of Natural Hair

Meet the Designer: Sarah Mukibi

1.  What inspired you to become a (hair) accessory designer and natural hair product distributor?

I started creating headbands because when I went into stores to find headbands for my hair some were so loose that I would have to double wrap them which would end up pulling my hair.

Now I sell headbands that are very unique and adjustable that range between $5 and $7.

I have been selling them vending at different natural hair events and they are also online for purchase.

2.   In your opinion, what makes your headbands unique from any other brand?

What makes my headbands different is that they are unique, adjustable and innovate. You can not find them anywhere in stores and I designed them specifically for African American women with natural hair.

3.   What are some of your greatest accomplishments as a (hair) designer?

One of my greatest accomplishment is actually incorporating Sisterhood of Natural Hair as a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC). Second great accomplishment was paticipating in my first natural hair event as a vendor, I was so scared but it turned out to be a great experience. Thirdly, is selling my headbands online, which is doing pretty good so far.

4.   What’s your favorite headband from the collection?

Do I have to choose I love them all (giggles) but if I really have to choose it would be my plain black one just because I can wear it with any outfit. I also love the leopard skin bows because they are fun and bold.

 5.  Honestly, how many hair care products do you own?

Honestly, I don’t own to many hair care products. I would say about 15 – 20. 

6.   Do you have any advice for anyone that’s interested in becoming a (hair) accessory designer or creating their own hair care product line?

The advice that I would give others concerning starting their own business is to just do it. It can be a bit scary but once you have come up with a plan start taking the steps towards making your dreams a reality.

Time waits for no one and there will never be a “right time” to start a business but if you believe in your product/services take a chance and if you fail it’s okay – reevaluate your plan and try again.

7.   What’s in the future for Adjustable Headbands and Natural Hair Products?

In the future I hope to get my headbands into retail stores. Soon I will also be starting a makeup line that will be all natural and bring back the make up that highlights the African American women. I also hope to start a natural hair care line that will consist of moisturizers, shampoos, conditioners and oils etc.



To find out more about the company and where to order products click on the link: SNH HEADBANDS


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