ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Optimum Amla Legend Rejuvenating Oil

Hair with Amla Oil

I’m often asked lots of questions about my naturally curly hair: “How do you go from curly to straight? How do you keep your hair so sleek? How do you prevent heat damage? And the truth is — there’s no one magic thing that I do to keep my hair healthy and amazing. It’s actually [...]

Get the Facts: Coconut Oil and Hair Care – Part 2

Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Conditioning Shampoo

In “Get the Facts: Coconut Oil and Hair Care – Part 1,” I talked about the effects of coconut oil on hair, how to use extra virgin coconut oil to moisturize and seal hair and the effects of coconut oil on sensitive scalp.  Today, I’ll focus on buying products containing coconut oil. How To Buy Products [...]

TTB Travel: Leonor Greyl Institute in Paris

Huile de Palme

Ever the thrill-seeker, when traveling abroad, I embark on a hunt for new discoveries….an obscure scent, an innovative beauty tool, a skin-perfecting cream. You know, something extraordinary that I can’t find in New York City. And I have to tell you — In this digital age of unlimited information and far reaching access, it has [...]

ThisThatBeauty Previews: Motions STRAIGHT FINISH


New Hair Product Alert!! And this one is strictly for girls like me who are naturally curly but prefer straight styling (most of the time…I made exceptions in the summer). Motions is preparing to introduce  STRAIGHT FINISH – A Revolutionary Heat Styling System for Natural Hair Textures. According to Motions’ research: One in four African [...]

“The Spoken Word,” MIZANI’s 2013 Trend Report for Natural Hair

MIZANI Spoken Word  - Models

Kim Coles, actress and comedienne, hosted Mizani’s “The Spoken Word” trend report recently in New York City. The Spoken Word showcased four “out of the box creations that will inspire naturalistas to embrace their natural tresses.” Inspiration for the styles; Natural Symmetry, Creative Resistance, Poetic Rhythm and Ambiguous Curl, “was drawn from the individualism of [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Curls Unleashed Curl Boosting Jelly

Curls Unleashed Curl Boosting Jelly - Product Image

A wash-and-go for my natural hair is virtually impossible – unless I want to walk out of the house in what my girlfriend calls my Afro Helmet. That was until I started using Curls Unleashed Curl Boosting Jelly. My Hair Prior to using Curls Unleashed Curl Boosting Jelly Curls Unleashed Curl Boosting Jelly defines and holds curls [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: nuNAAT Karite Special Collection

nuNAAT Karite Special-Collection

Ever since I did the big chop (cut off all my relaxed hair) it’s like I have hair care product tunnel vision. I’m only looking out for products to cleanse, condition, treat and style my kinky, dry curls. Whenever a brand pitches me a product my first question is “do you see my hair?” Sometimes [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Ouidad Curl Co-wash and Mongongo Oil

Ouidad Co-wash

I was recently invited to a Curlbox and Ouidad  event to launch Ouidad’s new Co-wash and a multi use hair treatment called Mongongo Oil. Never before had I been in the presence of such beautiful curls –everywhere I looked there was one beauty after another. I loved it! To see all the event photos, please [...]

Felicia’s New York Fashion Week Beauty Prep [Skin & Hair]

Ahh...inside the tents!

Fashion Week is upon. No. Seriously. It’s like this week. First it’s FNO (see our FNO rundown here) and then…BOOM, full on #NYFW. But before nonstop shows, breakneck speed note-taking on my iPad, impossible deadlines, and everything in between, I make time to properly prep and get my booty, I mean, beauty in shape for [...]

Hair Chameleon

ThisThatBeauty is a Hair Chameleon

Hi! My name is Felicia &  I am a Hair Chameleon. I can’t be the only one. . . Comment and share!