Center Stage: Aila

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Name: Aila
Age: 2
Hobbies: Exploring and watching Maisy Mouse

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Hair Care Routine: Wash, yogurt conditioning and moisturizer (coconut oil, Kinky-Curly Knot Today and Shea Moisture Coconut Oil and Hibiscus).
Favorite styles: Wild or curly puffs

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Hair Care Tips: I use a light vinegar solution with her wash routine and plain, 100% fat yogurt as a conditioner makes her hair soft and shiny, mine too!! For this I dilute about a tablespoon or 2 of apple cider vinegar into about 2 cups of water, rinse her slowly with the solution and lather the shampoo into her hair (I use Creme of Nature Naturals) rinse and repeat the wash again with just water and shampoo. Before hand I mix the whole (100% fat) yogurt (2 parts) with her conditioner (1 part) warm it a tad and smother her hair. I leave it on during her bath (about 15 mins.) and rinse after. At times I put saran wrap or a plastic cap on her head to prevent drips. After the rinse I towel dry and smooth in a quarter-sized dollop of coconut oil of her scalp and hair. I use a large-toothed comb or a large bristle brush and gently comb her curls with kinky-curly knot today. I then add about a quarter amount of Shea Moisture and style as usual. I always let her hair air dry. Every morning, between washes, I add more moisturizer. I usually wash once a week on Sunday nights. I do the same for my hair and since I have been using this regimen, I have seen a huge difference in the look and feel of our hair.

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Big Hair Book and Apparel Giveaway

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You’ve probably seen the above photo in some form or fashion floating around our Facebook page in the past week or so, isn’t it cute? We just love it! Well, the girl in the photo is Effie, she is the main character in a book called Big Hair. Big Hair is also an iPhone app by Girl Team Mobile.

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Girl Team Mobile is an app development studio and publishing house specializing in the creation of empowering, entertaining and educational interactive e-books with predominately female protagonists. How cool is that?! They create a customized reading experience packed with fascinating characters, delightful plots, and interactive design.

“The goal is to encourage positive values, explore diversity and inspire confidence”

Big Hair is Girl Team Mobile’s first book and app.  Inspired by the author, Arynetta Floyzelle’s own transition to loving her natural hair – Big Hair tells the story of Effie Monroe, a sassy naturalista whose thick, crazy, curly, super-sized hair definitely makes her stand out from the crowd.

Supported by a colorful cast of friends, family, and community members Effie embarks on a journey to learn self-acceptance and the beauty of diversity.

big hair coverThe Big Hair Giveaway by Girl Team Mobile includes:
>>The Big Hair Book
>>The Big Hair App
>>A Big Hair T-Shirt and Big Hair Bow

Find Big Hair Online:
Facebook | Twitter | Big Hair Trailer |Website | Big Hair App

This giveaway will run from March 18-25 and is open to residents of the US only. “Big Hair” Photo submissions can be sent to with subject “Big Hair Giveaway”. You can enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter form below:



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