The Twist Whip Butter by Obia Natural Haircare is a great product I had the pleasure of trying when the company had 50% off sale. I picked up a few of her products but my favorite by far is the Twist Whip Butter. 

First of all, I love of the smell. I am a big fan of lavender and lemongrass and this product happens to have them both. Second, I was left with moisture for days. My hair is high porosity so moisture is a fleeting memory by day two or three but not with this product. I was left with soft, touchable and moisturized hair. Third, the ingredient Shea butter. Shea and I became fast friends about a year ago and we have never parted ways since so the fact that this product has Shea butter is fabulous.

I would definitely recommend the Obia Twist Whip Butter and it will be added to my HG list.




Obia Natural Haircare can be purchased here.

Ingredients:

Aqueous (Purified Water) Extracts: Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Oil and Lavandula officinalis (Lavender) Oil and Cymbopogon flexuous (Lemongrass) Oil, Unrefined Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Palm Oil (Elaeis Guineensis), Vegetable Glycerin, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Behentrimonium Methosulfate and Cetearyl Alcohol, Magifera Indica Seed Butter (Mango Butter), Cetyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Astrocaryum (Tucuma) Seed Butter, Glycine soya (Soybean) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Gluconolactone and Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance (Parfum). 

4 oz. - $10
8 oz. - $18


Have you tried the Twist Whip Butter? What are your thoughts?





This week's Interview with a Curly features my curlfriend Melissa aka NaturallyCurlyQ. Melissa is a makeup artist and a YouTube natural hair and all things beauty vlogger.


How long have you been natural?

I have been natural all my life aside from 2006 when I wanted a pixie cut and loved it for about 2 seconds because the relaxer was not for me. It really changed the texture of my hair and I didn't like the feel so I never touched the creamy crack again.

What made you decide to go natural?

In 2010 I had our son and after 6 months my hair started shedding like nothing I've ever seen. When I wore it flat ironed it really showed the spares areas. I decided to wear my hair curly to hide it since my hair was thicker curly. It grew back with no heat and I have been curly ever since. 




Did you transition or big chop?

I transitioned. It's funny how I chopped off all my hair in 2006 and couldn't do a big chop when going full curls! #smh

What was your families’ / friend’s reaction to you going natural?

My family was fine with it. With 5 daughters my mom allowed relaxers to be our decision. I'm so glad that she didn't put a relaxer for what some may say to make doing our hair easier.




What have you discovered about yourself and your hair since you've gone natural? Anything surprise you?

Shrinkage is for real! It seems that the confidence that I didn't' have before is there because of the different things I can do with my hair. I love options so pressing my hair straight seemed be blah blah boring. I still like to do it but now I have more options! And what girl doesn't like that?!

 Yes! I was surprised how a few techniques would allow me to get big hair! I love my hair big but thought I could never get it because of my fine, thin hair.

What would you say to someone that is considering going natural?

Be patient with your ability to master a regimen and techniques. Don't take your journey at warp speed because of what you see someone else do. Take your time and do one thing at a time. It is very easy to get frustrated and quit because you went into overwhelm. If you are great at having a slammin wash 'n go then rock it until your twist out is what you desire it to be. If you don't like it and get frustrated, go back to the wash 'n go until you're at ease and want to give it a try.




What are your hair goals for the next 6 months to year?

My hair at one time was waist length. I'm not there yet but I would love to see some healthy length. It's about APL (armpit length) so I would say the next stop is BSL. (bra strap length)  :)

How did you get started making YouTube videos?

I wanted a diary of what I liked and didn't like while I tried different things. YouTube is a way to replay those things all over again. I wanted to be able to go back and revisit some things while helping moms who lost their hair and want to grow it back, people who want makeup tips, women with hair textures and shrinkage like me and are frustrated but need some encouragement.

What kind of videos can we expect to find on your channel?

Hair and beauty reviews, tutorials, and hauls. How To vids (i.e. Beauty on A Budget); Tags and of course giveaways. I like to be creative with my videos so I love to do a spin on ideas.  Anything that I love and am excited about I want to share with the viewers and vids on unasked questions.

What are your current goals for your channel / blog?

I really want to do more beauty and hair style videos in series of beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Some people want to glam it out but others just want an everyday style and I want to cover all of that :) Also would love to cover more self esteem and positive affirmation talks and issues that young girls face. Remembering how it was when I was young, we should share more things that would be advantageous to the teens today.



Where can we connect with you online?


Beauty and Makeup Holy Grails:





I hope you enjoyed the interview as much as I did. Thank you for stopping by. Please leave any comments or questions for Melissa below.


Nicholle is an Afro artist I had the pleasure of finding on Instagram. Her art is beautiful and I can't wait to own a piece. Please enjoy her interview below.

Artist, Nicholle Kobi


Where are you from?

I am native of kongo (Kinshasa)

How long have you been natural?

Since 2010

What made you decide to go natural?

I was looking for authenticity. I could not bear weaves no more like if i was not more me.

What was your families’ / friend’s reaction to you going natural?

In majority my family  said that i was crazy, few of them understand my big chop but my friends didn't judge me so bad they just respected my choice.

What have you discovered about yourself and your hair since you've gone natural? Anything surprise you?

I feel free like if i was hiding my African roots or just hiding the real Me. I'm sure about something now beauty of Black people is in their hair and different shades.

Since you have a daughter(s) do you think it’s important that they are natural?

Of course definitely! I explain to my daughter how important it is to love herself and her heritage .

What would you say to someone that is considering going natural?

Just go if you want to get free! It´s a release itself  from the chains of dictate of society!

What are your hair goals for the next 6 months to year?

To let them get bigger cause,  i used cut them to have a small Afro.

Like your other fans, I came across your wonderful afro art on Instagram. What has been your inspiration?

I'm inspired by black women générally, i love to go to tumblr or some blog and draw like a feel what i see.




What do you want people to get from your art work?

I just want people take pleasure to watch my artwork, to try to show to the worldwide beauty of Black women. Whatever the shade, their hair but just the beauty of Black women.



What are your current goals for your business?

My goals are to continue to make my work known everywhere where there are Black woman, create an agency of creation for the Black woman, a book discussed it...

How can we purchase your art?

My artwork can be purchased on Etsy @nikisgroove or just send me an email 





Where can we connect with you online?

Twitter @theblakparisian

Instagram @theblakparisian

nikisgroove.tumblr.com

nikisgroove.com



Thank you for stopping by. If you have any questions for Nicholle please leave them in the comments below.


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