Wrapped By A.C.T. Official Launch

Super excited to announce the official launch of #WrappedByACT.

Learn how to style your new head-wrap for every day of the week and shop the NEW #WrappedByACT Collection. Enjoy Music, light bites, and giveaways! Also featuring how to get the right twist-out with Kayon Crosby of Nourish Your Curls Boutique.

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Wrapped by A.C.T. is the expression of Naturally A.C.T. through fabrics and headdresses. The head-wrap line empowers those who choose to adorn themselves with a sense of pride and provides an outlet for creativity. With a limited edition approach, each head-wrap will be released in no more than 15 of design in stock. A unique option you’ll find is the satin lining to protect the hair from friction. Accommodations have been made for long and short haired folks by providing 3 length options to include children as well. Wrapped by A.C.T., cloth crowns for King’s and queens

Hook a Sista Up Accountability Meeting | Recap

I had the opportunity to facilitate the Social Media discussion at the monthly Hook a Sista Up Accountability Meeting on Tuesday, April 23.

2 takeaways:
• Quality Headshots make you stand out in the crowd
• Update your headshot at least every two years.

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Ultimate Natural Hair Tour – Grand Rapids Hair Expo

Such an amazing time moderating the blogger panel for the Ultimate Natural Hair Tour – Grand Rapids Hair Expo. The panelist shared their personal experiences of overcoming the fear of getting started and the importance of partnership.

Sharing the stage with all these beautiful ladies was a joy. Shout out to Ultimate Natural Hair Tour for hosting the first expo stop in Grand Rapids, MI

 

 

 

Photo & Quote from JustBriYourself. ‪”It was so enlightening to share wisdom and have some reciprocated back. When women come together, the world changes ‬ This is what it’s about. People speaking into others.
THANK YOU @ultimatenaturalhairtour for stopping in Grand Rapids, MI first and having us!”

 

Quick } Get Ready With Me!

Products used:

  • The Mane Choice® | Pink Lemonade and Coconut Super Anti-Oxidant & Texture Beautifier Curl Boosting Sherbet
  • The Mane Choice® | Pink Lemonade & Coconut Super Antioxidant & Texture Beautifier Mousse
  • The Mane Choice® | Multi-Vitamin Scalp Nourishing Growth Oil
  • The Mane Choice® Ancient | Egyptian Anti-Breakage & Repair Antidote Oil
  • COVERGIRL | TruBlend Face Primer
  • NYE Love In Rio Eyeshadow Palette
  • MAC Cosmetics | Mineralize-Skinfinish-Natural
  • The LipBar | As If and Hart Breaker
  • Target | Jacket/Vest – Dress | Gabrielle Union Collection at New York & Company

Video Edited by C3 Talk To Me

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☆ What is your get ready routine?

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💁🏾‍♀️ Same Girl Difference Hair 🤳🏿New Year New Look

Wisdom  – Obedience  – No Regrets

I believe that is going to be a break out year.

I’m constantly seeking ways to get out of my comfort Zone & try something different!

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him” 1 Corinthians 2:9 


📸C3 Talk To Me
👩🏾Cindy | The Rise Salon
👗Connies Fig Leaf Shop

Special thank you to Ms. Connie of Connies Fig Leaf Shop for the custom gown and cape.#NaturallyACT

You Have What It Takes to Overcome Anxiety

Did you miss me? It’s been over a year since my last real post, I have allowed negative self-talk, doubt, and even fear to keep me from doing what I truly love. I have wanted to post for a while, in fact, I have written numerous blogs that I have yet to post. Why? Because I told myself no one cares about what you have to say, people only want to read about your natural hair journey. But, after an amazing weekend away I realized I do have something, I have to work on speaking life about me, even if one person reads this it’s totally worth it.  

So for my first post back, I want to share how I have been dealing with anxiety. Since I was a child I would sit in my room and analyze everything that happened that day. Constantly asking myself questions: “Why did I say that?”, and, “Why did they respond to me like that?” I was convinced that everyone hated me. I was reminded of this when I read a post By Holly Riordan, entitled “My Anxiety Convinces Me That Everyone Hates Meby Holly Riordan Just about everything she said I could relate to.

My anxiety makes me question everything. When someone compliments me, I question if they are being honest. If someone tells me they love me it’s hard for me to believe them. I question everything, it’s hard for me to understand why they would want anything to do with someone like me.

Recently, a friend said to me “I don’t understand how you can be a negative person and a believer?”  This stopped me in my tracks, I had no response. I never thought that my anxiety reflected so poorly on my faith. I am still navigating how to reconcile my faith and letting go of my anxiety.

I wanted to share some of the lessons I have learned in dealing with my anxiety. Check out a few coping Strategies. Try these when you’re feeling anxious or stressed.

  • Take a time-out. Practice yoga, listen to music, meditate, get a massage, or learn relaxation techniques. Stepping back from the problem helps clear your head.
  • Eat well-balanced meals. Do not skip any meals. Do keep healthful, energy-boosting snacks on hand.
  • Limit alcohol and caffeine, which can aggravate anxiety and trigger panic attacks.
  • Get enough sleep. When stressed, your body needs additional sleep and rest.
  • Exercise daily to help you feel good and maintain your health. Check out the fitness tips below.
  • Take deep breaths. Inhale and exhale slowly.
  • Count to 10 slowly. Repeat, and count to 20 if necessary.
  • Do your best. Instead of aiming for perfection, which isn’t possible, be proud of however close you get.
  • Accept that you cannot control everything. Put your stress in perspective: Is it really as bad as you think?
  • Welcome humor. A good laugh goes a long way.
  • Maintain a positive attitude. Make an effort to replace negative thoughts with positive ones.
  • Get involved. Volunteer or find another way to be active in your community, which creates a support network and gives you a break from everyday stress.
  • Learn what triggers your anxiety. Is it work, family, school, or something else you can identify? Write in a journal when you’re feeling stressed or anxious, and look for a pattern.
  • Talk to someone. Tell friends and family you’re feeling overwhelmed, and let them know how they can help you. Talk to a physician or therapist for professional help!!!

I am still learning ways to overcome my own insecurities. This year I have been more intentional about managing my emotions. If you have tips to share I would love to hear then leave a comment below!

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Textures & Tea II | 08.04.18

Textures & Tea II will be held on Saturday, August 4 this event is all about bringing together like-minded people for a candid conversation about Hair & Beauty.

Join Kayon Crosby of Nourish Your Curls Boutique, Melissa Albury of Shead and your host Aleka C. Thrash of NaturallyACTfor a fun-filled afternoon of candid conversations about hair, beauty all over a light meal.

What to expect?

  • Great Conversations (Real Talk)
  • Giveaways (Win products)
  • Shopping (Buy products)
  • Exchange products (*Bring those new or lightly used products and swap with other naturalistas.)

Who should attend?

  • Natural
  • Relaxed
  • Transitioning
  • *Everyone is welcome.

Located at Nourish Your Curls Boutique a locally only beauty store. Be sure to LIKE > Nourish Your Curls BoutiqueShead, and Naturally ACTon Facebook


Please Note: By entering the event, you agree that Naturally ACTACTPhotoMedia and affiliates will videotape and photograph you including your voice, conversation, and sounds. You also agree that your photo or a likeness of you may be used for promotional purposes without compensation to you.

TICKETS ARE NON REFUNDABLE!