Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Where have I been?

Whoa, it's been SO long since I blogged here. I figured I should update this blog (again) and let you know where I am now!

My new blog is Dezzie, Darling. I started this blog in July and it's been kicking off quite nicely. I haven't label a specific theme to it but it definitely involves a lot of lifestyle tips, beauty and hair related posts so check it out!



Wednesday, January 2, 2013


That's right! DezCurls is moving to!! Feel free to look there for more posts and polls coming soon. All of the original information is on the new site as well as a new poll. It's easier to use and more effective and efficient. This site will not be deleted, however, there will not be as many new posts.

Thanks so much for reading and I look forward to your comments and thoughts on the new site!


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

First Impression || One 'n Only Argan Oil Moisture Repair Conditioner

I'm home for the holidays and I forgot to bring my staple conditioner back with me, so I had to use what was in the house. I remember my hair dresser recommending it for my mom, since her hair is damaged, so I figured it couldn't hurt.

The smell is kind of ... perfumey? Can't describe it but I don't like it much. It doesn't have as much slip as my staple but it does give some slip and it helped with detangling my hair (which shed like crazy after having it under a sew-in for a month with no nourishment whatsoever). Anyway, my hair felt good afterward and is currently deep conditioning so that's all that matters. On the plus side, it's paraben and sulfate free! I would give this a try again but only if I don't have my normal conditioner with me, seeing as it didn't hurt my hair but didn't help either.

Merry Christmas !

Wishing you all a VERY Merry Christmas from DezCurls to you!
Remember, it's not all about the gifts, it's about the joy, the laughter and the togetherness of loved ones. 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Natural Hair Black Friday Deals !!

These are the only deals found so far from Derby City Naturals ! Check that site regularly as they keep the list updated. The List below is from their site updated today so keep checking and happy shopping !! I personally am taking advantage of the 20% off from Hydratherma Naturals so I can buy their Amino Plus Protein Deep Conditioning Treatment. (Review here)
  • Amazing Botanicals
    • Friday 11/23 3 Pumpkin Pomade $15 + Free Shipping
    • $5 off any order over $20 + free gift with code: DERBYCITY Friday 11/23 thru 12/3
  • Anderson Soap Company Friday 11/23 Midnight thru Saturday 11/24 11:59 pm
    • 40% off everything in store with code: blackfriday
  • Anita Grant Friday 11/23 thru Tuesday 11/27 GMT
    • 20% off everything in store with code: Derby City Naturals
    • *Spoiler Alert* New Clay Wash Product will be introduced as well
  • B.A.S.K. Friday 11/23 Midnight thru Sunday 11/25 11:59 pm
    • 20% off full-size products with code: THANKFUL
    • PLATINUM PJ SAVINGS: 24% off Site-wide by LIKE PlatinumPJ on fb on 11/20 to get the specialty discount code
    • Free 2 oz jar of Muscavado Vanilla Pecan Whipped Custard Souffle Body Cream with purchase of $50+
  • Be Beautiful Natural Products Friday 11/23 Midnight thru Monday 11/26 11:59 pm
    • Free Shipping on all orders $25 and up No Coupon Code
  • Beija Flor Naturals Thursday 11/22 thru Wednesday 11/28
    • 25% off + Free Gift with $65 purchase code: BEIJA2012
  • Belle Butters
    • 20% off order of $25+ with code: BBBF Friday 11/23 Midnight CST
    • Free Shipping on your order with code: BBCM Monday 11/26 Midnight CST
  • Bobeam Friday 11/23 thru 12/31
    • 12% off with code: HOLIDAY12
    • 3 x 2oz butters & 3 x 2oz shampoo bars for $20
  • Brown Butter Beauty Friday 11/23 Midnight thru Sunday 11/25 11:59 pm
    • 25% off sale with code: BlackFriday
  • CC’s Naturals
    • *Early Bird* 40% off Thursday 11/22 9:00 pm – Friday 11/23 11:00 am
    • 25% off everything Friday 11/23 11:01 am  – 11:59 pm
    •  *Early Bird* 40% off Sunday 11/25 9:00 pm – Monday 11/26 9:00 am
    • 25% off everything Monday 11/26 9:01 am  – 11:59 pm
  • Coiffie Friday 11/16 Midnight thru Monday 11/26 11:59 pm
    • 30% off + Free Shipping with code: SAVE30
  • Coily Head Chick Friday 11/23 Noon thru Midnight
    • 20% off purchase $30+ with code: CHCBF2012
  • Curls of Joy Friday 11/23 Midnight
    • 30% off everything (going out of business sale) code: CLEARANCE
  • Curly Kinks Friday11/23 Midnight thru Sunday 11/25 11:59 pm
    • 30% off all products + Free Shipping on orders $65+ No Coupon Code
  • CUSH Cosmetics Sunday 11/18 8:00 am – Friday 11/30 11:59 pm CST
    • 40% off everything in store No Coupon Code Required 
  • Faithfully Beautiful Friday 11/23 Midnight thru Monday 11/26 11:59 pm
    • Free Shipping on all orders $15 and up No Coupon Code
  • Hairitage Hydration Friday 11/23 Midnight thru Monday 11/26 11:59 pm
    • 35% off everything with code: BLACKFRIDAY2012
  • HairVeda Friday 11/23
    • 20 – 30% off everything in store No Coupon Code
    • Plus an Additional 10% off with code: DerbyCity
  • Honey Chile Hair Love Friday 11/23 Midnight No Coupon Code
    • Free 3oz Toasted Pumpkin + Almond Butter with $50 purchase
    • Free 4oz Toasted Pumpkin + Almond Butter and Free shipping  with $100 purchase
    • Free 8oz Toasted Pumpkin + Almond Butter and Free shipping  with $150 purchase
  • Hydratherma Naturals Friday 11/23 11:00 am thru Monday 11/26 11:00 am
    • 20% off all inventory including discounted collection sets No Coupon Code
  • Hydrating Essentials Monday 11/26 Noon – 8:00 pm CST
    • New line from the makers of Mozeke Products
    • 10 – 15% off products with code: HE1015
  • Jamaica Hut Friday 11/23 Midnight thru Monday 11/26 11:59 pm
    • 15% off Jamaican Black Castor Oil products with code: JAHUT26
  • Jessicurl Friday 11/23 Midnight thru Monday 11/26 11:59 pm PST
    • 25% off Everything with code: BFDC2526
  • LaBella Body Care Friday 11/23 Midnight thru Monday 11/26 11:59 pm
    • 15% off Everything with code: BlackFriday15
  • L.A.C.E. Naturals Thursday11/22 5:00 pm thru Friday 11/23 11:59 pm
    • Save 35% off total purchase of $25+ with code LACETHNKS
    • Free Shipping and Free 2 oz sample on orders $65+ with code: LACETHNKS
    • Buy 2 Get 1 Free Soaps with code: LACETHNKS
  • Lexie’s of Louisville Friday 11/23
    • 20% off Lexie’s Hair Milk NO COUPON CODE
  • Lia Naturals Friday 11/23 NO COUPON CODE
    • BOGO 50% Off  Butters and Sugar Scrubs
    • Buy 2, Get 1 Free Soaps
    • 30% off Detangling Conditioner
  • Little Penguins Friday 11/23 thru Sunday 11/25
    • 20% off any product + free shipping on orders $50+ No Coupon Code
  • mainelement: love Friday 11/23 Midnight thru 11/26 11:59 pm
    • 25% off sale on all products and gift certificates code: blkfri
    • Special free shipping offer for DCN followers, use code: dcnlove
  • Miss Jessies Sunday 11/18 thru 12/15
    • BOGO Free product + Free Shipping No Coupon Code
  • Mozeke Products Friday 11/23 Midnight CST 
    • Save 25-50% off all inventory No Coupon Code
  • Naturally Smooth As Friday 11/23 thru 12/31
    • 12% off with code: HOLIDAY12
    • 3 x 2oz butters & 3 x 2oz shampoo bars for $20
  • Pura Body Naturals Wednesday 11/21 thru 12/31/2012 No Coupon Code
    • BOGO Free Sale on Cupuacu Hair Butter, Chocolate Hair Smoothie, Sapote Hair Lotion and MuruMuru Moisture Milk
    • Use code: derbycity for an additional 5% off
  • Sincere-Ly Naturale Apothecary Friday 11/23 1:00 am to Monday 11/26 11:59 pm
    • 20% off everything with code: SNABLKFRI12
  • Sister’s Keeper Friday 11/23 Midnight thru Monday 11/26 11:59 pm
    • BOGO 50% off everything when you spend $25 with code: BLKFRIDAY
    • First 10 orders get a free 4 oz Dip Hair & Body Moisturize

Once again, these deals were not found from me personally but from Derby City Naturals!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

To Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy

I hope that you are all safe and sound and that you get your electricity back as soon as possible!!

Being a NY native, I sincerely pray for my city and it's inhabitants & also for those in New Jersey who got hit the hardest! Please remember to be safe and also PLEASE make it an effort to go out and still VOTE!!!!

Regardless of who your vote for (and please have an educated reason as the why you're voting for them) GO OUT AND DO IT!!!

Peace and Love!

1 Week Water & JBCO Update.

It's been said time and time again that moisture is the key for hair growth and length retention. So what my roommate (who is also natural) and I have been doing is buying tons of bottled water (because DC water is nasty) and trying to drink at least 2 bottles a day and stay close to 4 bottles. It's only been one week and I've noticed a great difference in my hair.

It's been breaking a lot less (which could also be because I don't do manipulate it as often) and I can already tell that it's gotten longer even though I just trimmed it 2 weeks ago. I wish I had a before and after picture but I don't and I'm currently deep conditioning with my room mates heat cap. Apart from hair, my skin and nails look a lot better.

I guess the reason why we started this water thing was because she had to go to the hospital and they put her on a saline IV drip and found out she was really dehydrated. Anyway, she went through about 6 bags and one week later, she had almost 2 inches of new growth. TWO INCHES. So we started drinking tons of water because obviously, moisture (inside and out) is the key to growth.

Another thing, although I also take JBCO into account, is the thickness. MY GOODNESS my hair has gotten so much thicker in such little time. In addition to drinking water and spraying my hair with water, I massage JBCO (Jamaican Black Castor Oil) into my scalp twice a day and seal my ends at night. I absolutely love the result!

So I'll check in again at my 1 month checkpoint with some results and hopefully some pictures.

Tip: Try putting in oils right after you've showered (whether or not you've washed your hair). The steam opens up your follicles so when you apply the oil, it absorbs more readily into your hair/scalp.