Miss Jessie’s Salon Comes to Manhattan

Major kudos to Titi and Miko of Miss Jessie’s salon!  They’re moving to a posh new SOHO location in the next few weeks.  One of the reasons I considered going natural was because of a beauty feature I found in Essence Magazazine, featuring the ever popular Curly Pudding.  I wanted those huge sexy curls that the model was blessed with, and added it to one of the pro’s of going natural. Even if you don’t have a curl pattern, you can use the products for twist outs, coil outs and other fabulous natural styles.  The website has over ten easy to follow tutorials picture and video tutorials!

I’ve tried every product they made up until last February, when I started locking. The Curly Pudding, Curly Meringue, Baby Buttercreme. You name it. I counted down the days to the buy one, get one holiday promotion. If you’re in a rush, you can pick these products up at select Target stores and many local salons.

The grand opening party took place on June 9th at the new salon.  I was sad that I couldn’t make it.  I love to see Brown businesses flourish!!! The party was a black and white affair, guest sipped on the finest champagne, Armand de Brignac.

If you want custom services with the Best Darn Curl Cremes, head on over to Miss Jessie’s website. You’re going to pay and arm and a leg, and there’s no way around that. But darn it, you’ll be pampered at one of the hottest spots in the city! And starting July 1, you have a sexy new salon to go to!

How to Moisturize Natural Hair: Video+Links

Natural hair gets dry all year around, of course. One of the most distressful emails I get from people, or read on blogs, etc. Is the cry to end dry hair! Yes, I understand. I’ve been there. That was one of the reasons why I almost relaxed my hair while I had a teeny weeny afro. It was the worst feeling ever. I made this video in early 2009, before I decided to loc my hair. It’s one of my favorite videos because it showed a luscious fro that I adored. I doubt I will stay loc’ed forever, and when the day comes, I’ll make a few changes to regimen. Here’s the video, with a list of products (and new recommendations) below it.

I definitely think it’s best to moisturize your hair in sections. I liked to make 4-6 small afro puff ponytails with bands, and mist it with water or moisturizing spray. After that, I would add the moisturizer of my choice, then seal with oil.

Here are the products mentioned in this video:
Miss Jessie’s Baby Buttercream- It’s one of products that I had to use, even though I didn’t like the ingrediants. It’s overpriced, but it’s awesome. You can find it at Missjessies.com or certain Target stores. Again, I only bought it during the Christmas buy one, get one free sale. I no longer use this product, but I loved it when I had it!

Qhemet Biologics-Amla Heavy Cream-I really liked this, but it was thick and my hair sometimes felt greasy. I used the Miss Jessie’s more.

Castor Oil- Random from Walmart, no name brand. It was $4, found it in the vitamin section.

Giovanni Smooth as Silk Deeper Moisture Conditioner-I found another bottle of this in my cabinet the other day! It’s still great stuff!

Glycerine and Water mix-You can vegtable glycerine at your supermarket and probably drugstore. I stopped using that later in the year and instead used Oyin Handmade Juices ‘N Berries. It’s great to use morning and night, keeps my hair feeling amazing and really refreshes my hair. I’ve got 3 bottles in the house.

I Want Locs!!!

Did I tell you all that I am thinking about locing my hair?? I’m about 70% sure that I want them in, like, next week! I may just try them myself to see the look, then take them out until I am ready. Najahface breaks down some different ways to start your locs here!


This portion was cross-posted at Scandalous Beauty:


Yes, it’s true. I want to loc my hair! I have been thinking about it for months and months now, but haven’t officially expressed my feelings about it. But, as the days go by, I constantly check out locs of all shapes, sizes, lengths and colors. I even re-watched videos of myself in twists just to make sure that I was comfortable with the look. I want my locs to be about the size of my pinky finger!

I have had such an awesome time during my natural journey! I haven’t had a relaxer since 2005!!! There are a ton and a half of options for natural hair, and I haven’t done a tenth of them. But I just love, love, love the locked look!!! I must have it!!! I will probably procrastinate and not get them done for a few more months, since I already bought those huge tubs of Miss Jessie’s Baby Buttercream andQhemet Biologics Amla & Olive Heavy Cream. That stuff was NOT cheap, so I will NOT loc until I use them entirely! To be on the safe side, I’ll probably keep my hair twisted more often.

Doesn’t Lauryn Hill look amazing in the picture? Billy B. was the face beater, clearly.

I Want Locs!!!


Yes, it’s true. I want to loc my hair! I have been thinking about it for months and months now, but haven’t officially expressed my feelings about it. But, as the days go by, I constantly check out locs of all shapes, sizes, lengths and colors. I even re-watched videos of myself in twists just to make sure that I was comfortable with the look. I want my locs to be about the size of my pinky finger!

I have had such an awesome time during my natural journey! I haven’t had a relaxer since 2005!!! There are a ton and a half of options for natural hair, and I haven’t done a tenth of them. But I just love, love, love the locked look!!! I must have it!!! I will probably procrastinate and not get them done for a few more months, since I already bought those huge tubs of Miss Jessie’s Baby Buttercream andQhemet Biologics Amla & Olive Heavy Cream. That stuff was NOT cheap, so I will NOT loc until I use them entirely! To be on the safe side, I’ll probably keep my hair twisted more often.

Doesn’t Lauryn Hill look amazing in the picture? Billy B. was the face beater, clearly.