Hair Therapy Blog
SepTEMBER 2ND HEAVEN GETS A NEW ANGEL: THE LIFE OF SHELLY B.
In 2011 my moms struggle with ovarian cancer began. The cancer went into remission in 2012 and returned in 2017. On Sept 2nd, my mom lost her battle with Ovarian Cancer. This was a very challenging experience for myself and my family. I read everything I could find about her specific type of cancer and learned how to be a care taker. However, no amount of discussion or reading could prepare me for the loss of a my mother. I will always remember her excellent advice in regards to finances and fashion.
I honor her legacy daily by being stylish, resourceful and giving back when I can. Gone but never forgotten my Shelly B.
NEW REVIEWS OF PLACES TO DINE IN THE DMV
Can you say yummy? The healthiest thing I ate all week. I also tried the macaroni and cheese. Overall the food was good. The service was slow and my plate was thrown away when I went to the bathroom.
This food truck is located across the street from the mall in the parking lot of Floor & Decor in Woodbridge, Virginia. Tony made a veggie taco for me. Rice, beans, avocado, lettuce, tomato, cheese. The corn tortilla and red sauce made this dish very memorable.
CATCHING Up WITH BARRY FLETCHER
Barry Fletcher re-launched the his product “Egg Cream”. The product has been newly formulated and comes in new creative packaging shaped like an egg. The product launch party was held Sept 9th at the Hair Palace Salon in Maryland. To learn more about his products visit the Barry Fletcher Products website.
THE PERFECT HEAD TIE
Preparing for the launch of new colors in November Candalada created promo videos on Instagram reminding customers that the product is primarily for sleeping by wearing the head tie as a headscarf and a top with custom lingerie.
VISITING ERYKAH BADU @ SPIRIT FESTIVAL
BENS CHILLI BOWL HAS VEGGIE CHILLIE!! DON’T GET THE VEGGIE HOT DOG IT IS COOKED ON THE SAME GRILL AS THE HALF SMOKE !!!!
BIG HAIR DON’T CARE
It has been two years since my hair was a number 1 (April 2016-August 2018). Sometimes when I wear a twist out my afro looks small. I prefer to brush out the curls and wear all the hair on top of my head.
Working with the legendary Barry Fletcher
Barry Fletcher, is an Olympic Winning stylist to the stars, Tina, Turner, Halley Barry, Eartha Kitt, Prince etc.
I was selected to run public relations for Barry Fletcher Product line the past few months. During my time working with Barry he shared his perspective on hair care for women of color. He has offered me instruction and unlimited access to testing the products in his hair care line.
One of my favorite products beside the loc set serum was the stimulating growth cream. The growth cream It is part of a bigger system, "Holistic Hair Growth System" containing three products, however, I enjoyed using in by itself.
You can see my informal review of some of the Barry Fletcher Products on Facebook. While you are there be sure to join the Barry Fletcher Products Group ask questions and share your stories.
$1 Dollar Movies for Kids at Regal Cinemas
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$5 Dollar Tuesdays at AMC: Any movie all day
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CONGRATS TO HAIR THERAPY MEMBER: JENNIFER ADU
BRUNCH TOUR RECAP
CANDALADA CARES RECAP
Accepting items for the local homeless shelters ACTS in Dumfries and Hilda Brag in Woodbridge, Virginia. Join me in helping bring smiles to many faces on Memorial Day weekend.
Trying to eat healthy or vegetarian and feel like you are starving or everything taste horrible? These are some snacks that I tried and did not hate. Found these snacks at Wegman's.
Things I made and didn't hate
Spicy Red Peppers, Basmati Rice, Brocolli
The Brunch Tour Update
The most recent brunch took place on April 15th at "In His Hands Massage Therapy" in Laurel, MD. It was intimate pleasure. The ladies I were greeted by the aroma of brunch. The staff for the day were all men and the ladies were all smiles.
After massages we dined with 90's R&B playing in the background. The table was full of laughter. The men kept the drinks filled and the table clear of used dishes. It was an A1 experience from beginning to end.
The next brunch will be a buffet at Liberty Tavern a 1PM. Click here for more details.
Prince Issa Turns 6!!!!!!!!!
Can you believe it? Issa is officially 6!
FOUND SAMPLE SIZES OF ITEMS ON MY "HIT LIST" IN WAL-MART
I have been using the same products for years. The market is flooded with new options. If you missed my Facebook live on the 4 steps to washing you hair at home and how to get through the hair product shelves of Wal-Mart and Target, please check it out.
Video Recap: Steps to washing hair (Cleansing Shampoo, Moisturizing Shampoo, Conditioner (also known as instant conditioner) if you have no time for heat, deep conditioner (when using heat to process for at least 20 min)
Tips: Brand loyalty is not required. Not skipping the steps to washing is most important.
HIT LIST BRANDS: Design Essentials, Mielle, The Doux, The Mane Choice. I heard a lot about them all and I am very curious.
These sample sizes were 2.97 each. I could not find the conditioner in the sample size.
TESTING NEW PRODUCTS ON A BUDGET: THESE ITEMS WERE MARKED DOWN TO 5 DOLLARS on clearance! I went back the next day and they were all gone! my hair was very clean and soft! Mane choice has endless scent options. I mean endless. I was just happy to get my hands on something within the line.
Tip: Detox and Cleansing shampoo is the same thing. The purpose to remove dirt gel etc. Do not be shocked the hair will feel dry while shampooing. I will not feel super soft again until you deep condition your hair.
THE MANE CHOICE & JANE CARTER
What about post wash? Really depends on what you plane to do. I like to use ONE product only after washing my hair. A butter or mouse for twisting, an oil and serum for straightening. I hate using a million products. One this day in the spirit of new things I tried a leave in and curls gel. My cousin was in town and I got to use her products for FREE! i really recommend trying products for free whenever possible.
WOW this leave in is amazing!!! The gel was ok I still prefer creme of nature gel for laying me edges.
PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION FROM BROOKLYN
THE BRUNCH TOUR CONTINUES
Join me April 15th at 1PM
This brunch is unique. It will be held in a spa. Brunch starts with a 30 minute massage followed by plate provided by Chef Jay Wigs and a mimosa. Both men and women are encouraged to attend.
Scrambled spinach cheese eggs
Maple Turkey Bacon
PERFECT HEADTIE NEW COLOR AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Videos on how to use the perfect head tie are coming soon. Look art my informal videos on Facebook.
BRUNCH TIME !!!!!!!!!
The first brunch is Saturday March 31st at Noon. The cost is $25 and you must pay in advance to have a guaranteed seat. Click the picture below for more details.
CANDALADA attends 2018 Dr. John Hope Franklin Award and Celebrating Diversity Reception
Thank you to Hair Therapy member Mya Minter for a very special invite. Diverse: Issues in Higher Education is a primary resource for many. The work that they do is a amazing and it was an honor to see this years winners and hear their stories.
#RAE2018 : Media Coverage
Shenandoah University released an article about RAE in the Harry F. Byrd Jr. School of Business Newsletter on March 19th. The article focused on the range of SU students and alumni that participated in the event. The span of graduates range from Class of 06 - Class of 20.
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IS THERE GOOD FALAFEL IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA ?
MEDITERRANEAN CAFE: Alexandria Virginia
Market & bake shop with fresh breads & sweet pastries, groceries & Middle Eastern take-out foods.
This place is the best hands down!!! The sandwich comes with pita chips and hummus. It only cost 5.75. SO far I have not found a place that has better falafel.
WARNING: It is market so the atmosphere is not that sexy looking. I suggest carry out only.
Address: 352 S Pickett St, Alexandria, VA 22304
PETRA : MANASSAS, VA
Petra Grill in Woodbridge, VA serves authentic Lebanese food, freshly prepared, at both of its locations in Woodbridge and Manassas, Virginia.
Falafel is ok, Fries are so good, Salad is amazing, hummus and bread good.
Sandwich comes alone.
SANTORINI GRILL : WINCHESTER
Santorini Grill is an authentic family run Greek restaurant located in Berryville VA.
Falafel slightly spicy, comes with raw onion taste good.
Sandwich comes alone.
PRINCE ISSA ATTENDS THE MAKER FAIRE
Thanks to Hair Therapy member Dr.Groff Issa had a special visit to the Maker Faire that took place in Fairfax, VA on the George Mason University Campus. This event was for children that have an interest in science and making things.
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