Kitty Bradshaw vs The Wig: Freetress Creta Girl #AlohaKitty

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I am in Hawaii for 6 weeks, blah blah blah you know the story.  Prior to coming here, as a black woman I spent about 2 weeks thinking about how I was going to wear my hair.  Also, the last u-Part wig that I wore ripped a plug of my hair out on the side from the braids being way too tight.  I wanted to give my hair a break by leaving it out, but I didn’t want to have to do my hair either in Hawaii.  Between the tropical humidity, beach, water, rain, wind… I refuse to be a slave to my hair.

My aunt and I went to the beauty supply store for hair inspiration and I came across the Freetress Creta Girl Half Wig.  Now, I have a big head so the idea of buying a wig never popped into my head because I can never find one that fits this noggin.  The sales girl persuaded me to try the Creta Girl because of it’s drawstring capabilities, that allows all size heads to enjoy it.

I tried the Freetress Creta Girl wig on, on top of the weave I had on at the time…and guess what *wahLAH* it fit!  I took it out of the packaging, and ran my fingers through it to loosen up the curls a bit.  When you first get it, it comes in a jheri curl pattern.  Finger through to your desired curl pattern, but not too much because the less you do to it, the longer it last.  I also went on YouTube to get some style inspiration.  I cut it a bit to frame it to my face.

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Maintenance:  so I don’t put any product in it.  With synthetic hair, it can go left real quick.  Also, try to get the wig in your natural color.  Synthetic hair most of the time does not look good in shades of blond.  Also, my hair is not braided underneath to allow me to maintenance my real hair on a daily basis. I take the wig off at night, and I don’t wear it every day.  I toggle between wearing turbans and the Freetress Creta Girl Wig. With full time, 24/7 use…the wig will last one month.  If you rely on it part time like me, you can get about 3 months wear out of it.  I saw one girl on YouTube who rocked hers for a year and it looked good despite the curls being gone.  I paid $26.99 for my wig, but you can find it online much cheaper.

Outside of that, it looks very natural. If it wasn’t for the trade winds in Hawaii, I would leave my hair 100% under the Freetress Creta Girl wig… but since the wind likes to come along and play with my hair, I leave my edges out to cover up the front band of the wig so that it will blend naturally.  I think that covers everything… post your questions in the comments section!

Kitty in Hawaii

P.S. I have worn the wig for about 2 weeks now, and the plug of hair that was pulled out, has started to grown back.  This wig is a blessing because it gave me an option that was both healthy and protective of my real hair.

 

Kitty Bradshaw: Online Socialite, Blogger, Freelance Writer, Brand Ambassador for Best Buy, and Contributor to the General Motors: Drive the District Blog, and TouristMeetTraveler.com.

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NYC EVENT: For The Naturals.. Who Straighten #forthenaturals

NYC EVENT: For The Naturals.. Who Straighten #forthenaturals

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Celebrity hair guru Janel Sealy Smith aka Cocoamane (www.cocoamane.com) presents For The Naturals.. Who Straighten. 

This series was created for the average naturalista that enjoys being versatile. Your hair is your biggest accessory. You shouldn’t be categorized because of your hair.. or even how you wear your hair. If you love heat, then so be it. It’s your crown so therefore you control your style.

Naturals…

 

If you are a naturalista that can’t resist the heat, or have been considering straightening your hair for the first time, we encourage you to attend. We will be discussing all things heat with Celebrity hair stylist Janel Sealy Smith, including how to avoid heat damage, as well as heat training tips & techniques.

 

Date: Saturday April 13th 2013
Time: 6:30-9:30pm
Location: 1185 Rogers Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11226

Did we mention there will be giveaways, cocktails & appetizers, product demonstrations, Q&A, a photobooth and a natural hair bar? Yea, you don’t want to miss this. If you are unable to attend please feel free to share the news..

Come learn and join in this intimate night. Learn tips and tricks and celebrate having gorgeous hair.

Tickets can be purchased at http://ftnwhostraighten.eventbrite.com/
#forthenaturals

 

It’s going to be a Party Over Hair and then some !!!!

Brooklyn Hair, Confidence and Cocoa Mane Salon

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Today, I had the pleasure of going to see Janel of Cocoa Mane salon in Brooklyn for a routine upkeep of my weave du jour, lolll.  This trip was extra special since me and my sister in blog Vanessa (SheSoMajor.com) will be attending a taping of the Anderson Cooper show on Tuesday.  I can not tell you all how pleased I was with the final result.  My hair came out so extraordinarily well, I can’t stop gushing about it in the mirror.  I am certain you all can relate when I say that having a new hair style gives you a fresh perspective on life.

I guess it could be considered vain to go on and on about ones physical appearance, but I am being honest when I say today’s visit to the salon gave me a much needed boost of confidence after a very bad dissolution of a relationship. The worst aspect of going through a sudden breakup is your self esteem taking a plunge.  I guess when I think about it, Janel provided chicken soup for my soul without even saying a word.  She performed her magic with a touch of her flat iron; therefore transforming this coal into a diamond.  The process was pretty standard… a deep washing and conditioning, about an hour under the dryer to ensure my tracks were thoroughly dry, and finally the styling.  I think the difference was the love of hair and care for the finished product that made the difference.  So anyways… of course I took pictures from today’s visit.  We took pictures from all around to give you all a full view of the final product.  As you all can see, my hair is LAID! lollll

If you all are interested in experiencing the Cocoa Mane experience, please visit their salon at:

Cocoa Mane

1185 Rogers Ave  Brooklyn, NY 11226
(718) 859-8000

NYC 12/11/12: A Night with Jass Recap

NYC 12/11/12: A Night with Jass Recap

 

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Last night in NYC, I had the pleasure of attending the “A Night with Jass” event debuting celebrity stylist Janel Smith’s new Jass Product line.  Currently, there are a total of 8 products which include:

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Jass Product Line

JASS Peppermint Clarifying Shampoo

JASS Deep Treatment

JASS Leave-in Conditioner & Detangler

JASS Keratin Shampoo

JASS Keratin Conditioner

JASS Keratin Smooth Remedy Serum

JASS Shinning “Lite” Spray

JASS Say “Freeze” Hairspray

 

Janel also sells hair in her salon…

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As I stated in the video, I got to try out a few of the products while at the salon.  They curled my hair for the GAWDS!!!!! lolll

Side Note: My friend Zillz said I was stroking my hair in the video like a Kitty Cat (Dr. Evil, Cee-Lo Green), lolll.

I had a great time during the media event.  I was so impressed with the presentation, I couldn’t wait to start using the products on my own. I wrapped my hair as Raynetta suggested, then in the morning I put the Shinning “lite” Spray and Keratin Smooth Remedy Serum to lay down my Cow-licks.  I was extremely happy that the serum worked.  Below is the address to the salon as well as link to their website.

Cocoa Mane Salon
1185 Rogers Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

www.cocoamane.com

 

 

My hair in the order that it was curled…. through pictures :)

 

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 NYC 12/11/12: A Night with Jass Recap

Accessories Council: NYC Media Influencers

 

“Dear Kitty Bradshaw,

The Accessories Council invites you to join a group of exclusive media influencers for an intimate evening. Be the first to get the top picks for Mother’s Day gifting and tweet live with your followers as they watch the event online via Ustream.tv and tweet their own ideas & questions in to the event using.

-Accessories Council

 

The Kitty Bradshaw answered the call when our good friends at the Accessories Coucil invited us out to experience the latest and greatest in gifts geared towards the matriarch in our lives.   Below you will find a few of the items featured at this exclusive media event.

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First: Rougue Tomate Cookies

photo credit: HealthyandSane.com who did a wonderful review on the restaurant.  Please check their site out NOW!

Kitty’s Thoughts: Ok, first I would like to say that due to the fact that I ate all of the damn cookies like the Cookie Monster reincarnated, I had to go look for a picture to show you guys what they look like.  The Rougue Tomate cookies were so damn good…. you know how you eat something so fast you barely have time to breathe because it is so darn good?!  Ok maybe not…. BUT! my inner fatty came out, and I devoured the cookies lollll.  I am not sure of the price points, but judging by HealthyandSane.com‘s review regarding pricing, I am a little scared to ask.  Well in any event, my taste buds will always have fond memories of these cookies.

10 E 60TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10022    
646-237-8977    WWW.ROUGETOMATE.COM  

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Next: Nine West Leopard Tote Bag

Kitty’s Thoughts:  For the stylish mama in your life… this is the “Have All, Be All” bag.  I would use this bag as a gift bag and fill it with 3 fabulous pairs of Nine West Pumps, and a Nine West Gift Card to go in the side pocket.  What mom wouldn’t appreciate that?!

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Next: Colette Malouf Hair Accessories

 

Kitty’s Thoughts: Colette Malouf’s pieces remind me of something you would find in a high end antique shop.  These hair accessories are very delicate, very beautiful…. I would picture giving this to the conservative lady bka Lily van der Woodsen in your family.  The Colette Malouf collection contains really special pieces.

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Next: Givenchy Necklace

Kitty’s Thoughts: Hmmmm FANCY.  This is for someone with a delicate neck line.  I like this Givenchy necklace… I see this on someone who is a petite mama … someone who likes designer items.

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Last But Not Least:  Good Charma

 

Kitty’s Thoughts: This was my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE ITEM FEATURED!  I love, love, love this bracelet!!!!  It is so lady like… it give me southern belle, it gives me Kate Middleton, it gives all the charm in a piece of jewelry that I need.  I am not sure why I love it so much since I normally wear big, gody pieces…. I like my jewelry over-the-top, but Good Charma has made a piece that has touched a soft spot in my heart.  I want you all to go buy this one for not just your mom, but yourselves!

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Thank you to the Accessories Council for having us!