27 thoughts on “Turning My Kinks into Curls Part II: Miss Jessie’s Curly Meringue

  1. lifejourneytobenatural says:

    For Sure Elle I will say hello next time. I have to agree with your friends you did look pretty intense looking down at your phone. What team were you rooting for? I do not get into a lot of sports, but I do watch Superbowl and have rooted for the Chicago Bulls during MJ days, Atlanta Braves (cause I am from Georgia) during their finals. Football teams I follow and like, the Pittsburgh Steelers and New Orlean Saints maybe I will add more.

    LMAO on that Miss Jessie’s comment. haha I wonder if they had a Miss Jessie’s booth set up how many of the naturals would have been around the booth? Someone is keeping them in business. A Barbie is a sweet comment, but depends on if you identify with a Barbie. She may have been thinking you were really pretty. 🙂 Interesting to hear other observations and comments. 😉

    • HB says:

      The Cowboys…they are terrible this season and make me really sad. 😦

      I’m sure if MJ’s was there it would have been a MESS. Pssssh…lol!

      • lifejourneytobenatural says:

        My older brother likes the Dallas Cowboys at least I remembered him saying so on FB status. It’s always a luck and draw with sport teams. You just never know.

        LOL on the stirring up mess business.

  2. lifejourneytobenatural says:

    Btw some of the females from Afro Nice are hair stylists and family, at least one I know for sure. Business called Ingenuity. They do “braids, cornrows, weaves, kinky twist, flat twist, micros, geni locs, locs, Just Ask What You Want.” I am typing from their business card.

  3. Courtney says:

    “it’s not a bad romance; it’s an abusive relationship.”. Girl, you need to take a break from LifeTime. I was cracking up though.
    Also, I’m surprised that more people haven’t pegged you as a hater for not praising the Miss Jessie’s crap. Their products are the main reason that I gave up on being natural during my last go-around.

  4. lifejourneytobenatural says:

    At the time I saw you. You were sitting (so was I) with the audience watching the fashion show, listening to the spoken word, and seeing the children drop it like its hot (that was cute). What did you think of the group, Afro Nice (if I have their name correctly)? I watched them along with another stylist preparing a style on locs in the conference classroom. Did not know there was a loctician in the neck of my woods. I saw the ladies that you were with. You looked like you were having a good time and laughing with them. 🙂

    It is good for their first annual Natural Hair Expo. I think as word gets out there and have more time to generate local natural hair professionals, businessman, hair stylists, etc there may be a larger turn out with vendors. Everyone was so polite and kind. You know there are folks who are making their own products and probably selling them somewhere. O I live in the IE. A lot of ladies had gorgeous hair. Hopefully we will bump into each other again. Let me know if you hear of anything again. The food smelled delicious!!!

    • HB says:

      Ah, okay. Those little kids were cracking me UP! And so many people had Sisterlocks! I thought the group was okay, I was more looking at their hair, lol! It was funny b/c the entire time I was updating the live football application on my phone because my team was playing, so I was getting made fun of.

      I agree, everyone was super nice. I just wish they had focused more on getting natural hair vendors there! But, I can see them needing to fill spots because it was their first expo. I was mad I didn’t bring more cash, because I wanted some food! That taco truck was calling me! If I am going to another event, I’ll let you know!

      • lifejourneytobenatural says:

        GIrl I thought you saw me a couple times I looked over your way. My hair was not in my usual curls. I was like “Oh shit does she recognize me!” Plus it is just wild because I am used to seeing your videos, and then POW. It was great even though I did not get to say hi. 😦 You have a great aura. Something bout the face and hair of course bubbly personality, tell like it is. 🙂

        Yes the kiddies were so adorably cute. The one older child knew what he was doing with the Skinny Jeans. I almost wanted to get up and start dancing. This woman next to me was trying to get her child to go up there but he was shy and looked at her like “Oh hell no!” haha Yes the Sisterlocks were all a family there, and rarely saw any afros or wash n gos kind of do. I used to think about the idea of locs but I like to play in my hair too much to be locd down for life. I was taking photos with my phone around there to blog on the event (still got to do that post).

        Those girls in the Afro Nice group had some gorgeous styles going on like what you would see in a hair magazine. My favorite of all of them was the one with the little bunt in the front and braids on the side with a flower in it. Lovely. I wondered what you were doing over there. I thought you were Twittering. 😉

        I wonder if it was short notice on the idea to get it started and had to roll with what they had. Hopefully they will reach out with more advertising and hair networking to get more natural hair vendors. I prefer seeing the hair and products than merch. Seriously the food was killing me good. I did not have enough cash for it. BbQ, jambalaya sort of smell meets carne asada!! Thanks for keeping me on word about any happening events. That was fun.

      • HB says:

        Awww! LOL yea I really wasn’t paying attention to anything…my friends kept making fun of me b/c I was cussing at my phone since my team was losing…

        Next time just say hi! I don’t bite…well, as long as you don’t work for Miss Jessie’s, LOL! I already thought that event was a trip b/c this lady walked up to me out of the blue and told me that I look like a Barbie…I was like…what, is that a compliment!? 😉

  5. Natural Kinks says:

    Oh yeah, I tried “Kinky Curly” on my hair and it was a disaster! I’m glad you mentioned something about protein on the hair, because I luv Motions Protein conditioner ! But, I didn’t know it could dry my hair out.

  6. Natural Kinks says:

    I am new to the natural hair world, although I haven’t permed my hair since April 2009, I have been getting my hair “hydrated” (hydration machine with my stylist) and flat ironed. The texture/curl types that I have been reading about on the net are new to me. But, I know I am at the far end. My daughters have coarse hair like mine, but it curls into an “S” pattern when wet. Mine curls into a “Z” pattern. I think these products might work on their hair, but not mine. I am officially done with flat ironing and want to try twists and curls or something, while I contemplate sisterlocks. Blogs and journeys like yours are teaching me a whole lot about hair. I’m so happy AA girls are going natural and diversifying our look ! After all chemicals are the option, natural is just natural !

  7. Natural Kinks says:

    I absolutely luv your hair ! Looking at your other videos I would say these are the best curls. BTW what texture is your hair ? My hair is 100% course and kinky with no curl…just wondering if these products would work on my hair. I seriously doubt it !

    • HB says:

      Thanks! My hair is actually pretty coarse – I call it a med/coarse mix, and then I have some finer hairs around my hairline. As for the products working for you, what are you looking for? To be totally honest unless my hair gets frizzy with a product, it basically looks the same…except for a couple of products that seem to make the top of my hair clump a little more, which mean fatter looking curls, but I think that is mainly due to their moisturizing properties. As seen in the Miss Jessie’s videos, my hair shrinks WAY more when it is dried out. I don’t think that products ever change my curl pattern, just that some gels are heavier and have more water which may result in a little more hang. Did that even make sense??

  8. dearheart15 says:

    I can’t believe the label actually says all of that. I was cracking up listening to that foolishness. Thanks for the honest review…I’m still passing on MJ.

  9. lifejourneytobenatural says:

    I agree with you that Aloe Vera Gel is moisturizing because it also I think consist of a large amount of water within its substance. Most people will assume that water is not number one that it is hardly any moisturizing agents. As for curl definition do you not believe any curling style haircare does not help enhance curls defining? I think my curls look the same no matter what I am using, but I can tell if my hair looked drier from something than usual to let me know an ingredient did not agree with my hair. Not everything advertising as moisturizing is… I have learned this with the Nature Gate’s Chamomile and Lemon Verbena Shamp/Conditioner. Felt my hair looked dry. I will try out Shea Moisture to see how it works on me.

    I also want to try from Just Naturals and Anita Grant website. S&H must be quite expensive from the UK for AG products.

    Thanks for the headups on finding local meetups. I saw one on Meetup.com for the Carson location. I have never been to a Natural Hair Expo. Hmm do you have further info about this Natural Hair Expo?

    • HB says:

      I’m not sure how much of AV gel is water, but I know it’s AV juice, which is also moisturizing. Either or, people are slacking on the AV! I don’t think products change my curl pattern – but either decrease frizz by moisturizing/not overmoisturizing or prevent dryness (dryness increases shrinkage for me).

      Also, I think Anita Grant is getting some US vendors soon. I can’t wait!

      Here’s the site for the expo – http://hairstorynaturalhair.com

      • lifejourneytobenatural says:

        Because aloe vera plant is considered a succulent, it tends to hold a lot of water which I read holds 95% water. Succulents are mostly water based plants to why they are like plumped in size and drought resistant. Aloe Vera is really good for hair and skin. We know it’s used for medical purposes. I get shrinkage regardless of what I am using for shamps and conditioners also hair masque.

        I cannot wait either to AG opens up with US vendors. It will be so helpful! I’ve heard some positive reviews regarding her shampoo bars. I stare at her site and want to lick my lips. Everything reads and seems very yummy.

        Thanks for the linky. 🙂

      • lifejourneytobenatural says:

        Girl I saw you at the Natural Hair Expo! Your curly hair seems thicker in person. You look so much like you do on the videos. I had a hard time at first trying to find the address but I clicked links on their FB page. I was hoping to find a lot of natural hair product vendors. There was like 3. But yeah it was cool to go and checkmout things. I think my old beautician was there but with dreads now. I left around 4. Weather so dreary and nasty. It was good to see you LIVE. 🙂

      • HB says:

        OMG Why didn’t you say hi! I was there with a couple of ladies from Naturally Curly – we had a lot of fun! I agree, I wish they had more natural hair vendors rather than jewelry and food. But it was still cool. I think we left around 4 too and went to watch football.

  10. lifejourneytobenatural says:

    I think your curls are looking lovely and fuller each time I am watching one of your videos especially around the frontal area of your hair.

    When I visited the Winchester Beauty Salon store in LA, I was told by one of the consultants that Miss Jessie’s were good products especially the Curly Baby Buttercreme. Once I tried only the Curly Pudding, I was dissatisfied and have not purchased any other products. I bought the biggest size as well. I still have it somewhere. :/ I was curious about the Baby Buttercreme though. I remember scoping out the Curls product and Miss Jessie’s.

    Are you going to trade this product at the next Natural Hair meetup? I would love to find a natural hair meetup to attend and meet some natural hair beauties. How often does the meetup occur for the one you attend? I was just on Miss Jessie’s site and was wondering if they posted ingredients for their products. I still saw that they do not. I saw like two of Miss Jessie’s products at one of the local Targets near me.

    Have you ever tried Shea Moisture products? I saw that posted that they are always out of the Hair Milk at your local Target. I bought the Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Smoothie which smells really good. Their lotion in same scent smells divine. First week I saw it. They had the Hibiscus spray then following week (last weekend) it was out of this as well the Shea Moisture Masque. No Hair Milk or anything else that they have for this line. They have the Curls line too. Really smells good. Each one has similar scent. :/

    • HB says:

      Thanks! I’ll probably trade this at the next meet up I go to – the one I did was arranged on the Curly Nikki forum, but I don’t think it’s a consistent thing. I think there is another LA one coming up the 23rd of Oct, but I’m not sure where it is.

      Yes, I really like Shea Moisture – well, at least the Curl line. The Milk and Smoothie are both good. I don’t really like the Raw Shea Restorative line too much. I did reviews on them as well!

      • lifejourneytobenatural says:

        Thanks. I will have to check the reviews. I did some googling on it and saw other individuals response and reviews about it on their blogs. It seems quite 50/50 with those who like or dislike, but most complaints that it was not moisturizing enough or felt did nothing with their curls.

        I will have to look around in terms of natural hair meetups. They seem like a lot of fun.

      • HB says:

        Some people said it’s not moisturizing enough because water isn’t the first ingredient, but I disagree. Aloe vera gel is very moisturizing, at least for me. However, I will say it didn’t make my hair curl. I really don’t believe anything makes hair curl – the biggest difference I see is if a product is too light and doesn’t saturate my hair after I’ve mussed up the curl to rake product through (poofier hair), or if my hair is frizzy.

        I think the best places to find out about meet ups are Youtube, Twitter, and the hair boards. There is also a natural hair expo outside of LA on Sunday!

    • Anonymous says:

      You are hilarious. I must agree. I am so not a fan of Miss Jesse’s none of the stuff is moisturizing and it is to much fragrance as well as too freaking greasy.


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