Monday, July 29, 2013

Recap: This Month's Styles

July has basically come to and end!  Can you believe that??  

I sure can't but a lot of amazing things have happened during this month and we are looking forward to the month of August.  

Little man will start 1st Grade and Ms. Bree will start Pre-K!  It is a bittersweet moment but I cannot be any more proud that both of them have been accepted at a Magnet School. 

With that in mind we thought we would give a recap of this month's hair styles.

Let's begin with one of our most popular styles which happens to be a very simple style as well.  

How simple and beautiful was that??  

This style can also be modified into so many others.  Keeping her hair banded minimizes any knots and tangles and of course stretches her curl pattern .  

Daddy's Promotion Ceremony

Since it was Daddy's big day, I decided to do a Braid Out at Daddy's request.   He is a big fan of "natural hair" and truly enjoys seeing Ms Bree with her hair down.


WOW, Fros on the Fourth!  What an honor it was to have partnered with Baby Big Hair for Best of Fros on the Fourth Giveaway and how much fun it was seeing all the natural beauties rocking their "Fros". 

Thank you to all the participants! 


It is amazing how much the children grow in just one year.  

Every year we take a "Family Vacation".  During this time, we just want to enjoy the kids and do a lot of fun activities with them.  

I don't want to get up early or stay up late doing hair and with that in mind, I opted to do a cornrowed pony tail and small box braids. 

With this particular style it was easy to keep her scalp and her ends moisturized and protected while we were catching sun at the beach as well as going down the water slide at the Water Park. 

(NOTE: Before every trip to the beach or water park, I sprayed water, applied oil and then conditioner.   I then collected all the hair into a bun or two buns, tucking all the ends in to prevent the ends from drying.  I co-washed her hair and re-moisturized her hair concentrating on her scalp and ends)

I simply loved the versatility of this style.  

One Pony Tail, accessorized by a beautiful Flower Clip courtesy of our lovely friend at Flowers by Fatima

Two Pony Tails, accessorized by two simple bows courtesy from our friend and neighbor at Mommasbows.

Just let it all down... 

After all those trips to the beach and Water Park it was time to take down her protective style, do a Deep Conditioner and let her hair rest before re-styling it again.

I must confess that I didn't re-styled her hair before she went back to school.

Monday morning are always hectic for us, a quick pony tail was good enough.  The flower clip is another amazing creation by our friend at Flowers by Fatima.

Since it is really difficult to do her hair during the week, specially on those days when my son has Karate, I didn't have time to do her hair the night before, therefore I re-touched her pony tail and off to school.

Sometimes during school, Ms. Bree decided she wanted her hair down and took her pony tail down, when I walked into her classroom at the end of they day, I looked around looking for my child... I have to say I couldn't spot her.  

This is how I found her! 

We can surely say that July was our "Free Hair" month... 

July 31, 2013! 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

2013 Best of Fros WINNER!

It was a pleasure partnering with our friend at Baby Big Hair on the "Fros on the Fourth Photo Contest."  
For this contest, we asked everyone to submit a picture of their little ones rocking their Fros during the 4th of July Celebration.
For all of you who have participated, thank you so much for taking the time and sharing the pictures with us on Twitter.  

I also shared the same photos on our Caramel Curlz & Swirls Facebook Page for those who do not have a Twitter account but wished to see the entries.    
We did not only enjoy all the photos that were submitted for the contest but it was very inspiring to see all the little ones embracing their Fro.    
It was very difficult to pick a winner, in our eyes, all of them were winners and we wish we could give a prize to every single one of them.  

Without further delay.... here is the winner! 

Her name is Azariah
and this beauty is only three years old

Thank you for participating and CONGRATULATIONS!!


ONE (1) "YES, It's All Mine" Tee Shirt
(Sizes available: 12/24 months Onesie, 2/4T, Girls XS-XL, limited colors


Ms. Azariah's photograph has been entered into the Grand Prize pool!!   We wish you good luck!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

2013 Best of Fros Contest- NOW CLOSED



Baby Big Hair presents the "best of the Fros On the Fourth" Kids natural BIG HAIR contest!!  

Celebrating the freedom of kid's natural hair everywhere, Baby Big Hair is calling for all "Frotos" in this one of a kind contest.  

Let your Baby Big Hair celebrate Independence Day a/k/a National Afro Day by proudly displaying his or her BIG HAIR!  

Post a picture to participate and enter for a change to win the ever so popular, "YES... Its' All Mine" tee, sold exclusively at the Baby Big Hair Online Store.  Go'Head Baby, Be Curly! 


July 4th- July 6th


This is very simple  but remember to type the correct handles & hashtags;


2. Follow @babybighair and @CurlzNSwirls;

3.  Post your amazing 4th Froto pictures on Twitter and 
tag us:  @CurlzNSwirls and use hashtag #bestfroson4thBBH;

I will choose a winner on July 7th;


ONE (1) "YES, It's All Mine" Tee Shirt
(Sizes available: 12/24 months Onesie, 2/4T, Girls XS-XL, limited colors, and Youth Classic Sizes S-XL)

And that's not no means, is that the end of this amazing contest!

Baby Big Hair will enter all the winners into a "Grand Prize" pool and the selected winner will be announce on MONDAY, JULY 8th, 2013;




*Children participating must be under the age of 18;

*Froto entries by Parent or Legal Guardian only;

*Multiple entries through participating blogs are allowed but ONE Tee prize per participant;

*ONE Froto entry per blogger social media account (Group or collage photo may be entered for siblings);

*Contest Limited to US ONLY.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Bee Mine Products Sale!

 We love Bee Mine Products and now they are having a great sale!  In just a few hours the 4th of Jul Celebration Sale begins and it will only last until July 6th!

We are so pleased with every single on of their products.  Bee Mine hair products can be used on all hair textures, from colored, relaxed to natural hair.  They are hand crafted and only made with natural and organic ingredients. 

Don't miss this great sale and use our code CCB4TH ... 

We would also like to wish you and your family a very happy 4th of July!! 

From our family to yours...

Monday, July 1, 2013

Small Business Spotlight: SNAPAHOLICS

1. What is your name and the name of your Business?
Kathleen Johnson and the name of my business is "Snapaholics"

2. Where is your business located?
Online business based out of Salt Lake City Utah

3. Business' Website:

4. Are you the owner? 
Yes, I am the new owner.  I purchased it from the previous owner a few months ago.

5.  Briefly tell us about your business:  
Snapaholics is an online store selling hair accessories mostly geared for kids but we have things for adults too.  We provide hair beads, beading tools, hair snaps, hair barrettes, and ballies for kids at great prices.  We specialize in hard-to-find bling!  We also have styling tools, satin pillow cases, and sleep caps.  We have a page featuring hair styling videos as well.  

6.  How did you come to be in this line of work?  
When I adopted my oldest daughter she was almost 4 and had tons of hair.  I had to quickly learn everything I could about taking care of and styling African American hair.  What a fun adventure that has been.  She is almost 10 now and I have learned so much along the way.  We also now have a 3 year old, so I have 2 gorgeous girls whose hair I enjoy styling and caring for.  

In my area, it is hard to find hair accessories and hair products geared towards african american hair so it has always been a struggle to get the right things for them.  So, when Snapaholics became available to purchase it seemed like the perfect fit for me.  I can continue to stay home with my cute girls, have my own business, and offer a product that I know is needed in areas like mine.

7. How long have you been doing this?  
I purchased Snapaholics just a few short months ago.  However, Snapaholics was run by the previous owner for several years.

8. Who would benefit from your product?  
Anyone can benefit from our products.  We have items that are geared towards younger girls but we also have items that older girls and tweens would like.  We also have items adults can use.  We are adding items weekly so we are trying to get a little of something for everyone.  Soon, we will have a bigger variety of sleep caps and we will have some designs for boys as well.

9. How can our fans place their order or contact you?  
You can email Snapaholics  You can order anytime from the website

10. Any current specials or event you want to share with our fans? 

We would like to offer 15% off for your readers.  Enter promo code caramel15 when you check out.  It is good for the next 2 weeks! (Good from July 1st thru July 14th)

Fros on the Fourth!! Are you Ready?

As some of you may already know, Fros on the Fourth (a/k/a National Afro Day) is just around the corner!! 

 Fros on the Fourth was founded by BlkOnyx488 on Long Hair Care Forum in 2010, to encourage naturals to rock out "fro" styles and/or paraphernalia to celebrate the freedom and beauty of natural hair on Independence Day!

Last year Ms. Bree wore her hair out but not an "fro" style:

This is the first year we are participating in "Fros on the Fourth" and she will be rocking her "fro"!   Needless to say her daddy is very excited since "Wash and Go" is his favorite style. 


I would like to invite all of you to participate and let your little ones rock their "fro" this Fourth of July and we have something very special for those who want to show their support and share their "afrotanstic photos"!

Our friend at BABY BIG HAIR is a big lover of babies with big hair! We are so excited to be partnering with her and doing a Twitter Contest! 

Come on and let your Baby Big Hair celebrate this Independence Day a/k/a National Afro Day by proudly displaying his/her BIG HAIR!  Don't forget to take a photo and have it ready to be submitted for our amazing contest.   

I will post all the details, the prize and the GRAND PRIZE on or about July 4th, 2013.  So make sure you follow us on twitter @CurlzNSwirls and @Babybighair.