Articles By Twist & Shout/Charnika Jett

Video blogger Charnika shows you how she gets a fro without any heat as well as does a product review of Jonathan's Weightless Smooth No-Frizz Hydrating Balm.

CharyJay does a video product review of the AG Re:Coil shampoo, conditioner, and curl activator.

For more information about the shampoo, click here.

For more information about the conditioner,

For more information about the curl activator, click here.

Love is in the Hair at!

In celebration of Valentine's Day we are giving away more than $10,000 worth of prizes in our 14 Days of Curly Love Giveaway, plus a HUGE Grand Prize—a $1,000 American Express gift card to spoil yourself.

“Love is in the air this month, so we at want our readers to love their curls and enjoy our awesome giveaways,” says Michelle Breyer.

About the Contest

Make sure to take part in daily giveaways of various hair products and styling tools from our sponsors: Hair Rules, It’s a 10, Blended Beauty, Kinky-Curly, Miss Jessie’s, Paul Mitchell, Carol’s Daughter, Ouidad, Curly Hair Solutions, Twisted Sista, Amourai Organique, DermStore, AG Cosmetics and Folica. In addition to the fabulous giveaways, each entrant will qualify for a chance to win the Curly Love Grand Prize, a $1,000 American Express gift card to use on spa treatments, products or anything their heart desires.

How to Enter

Click here to enter the giveaway! The giveaway begins February 1, 2011 at 12:00am and ends on February 14, 2011 at 11:59pm. Each entry goes towards the curly love grand prize drawing on February 15, 2011. Make sure to enter each day to increase your chances of winning and don’t forget to spread the curly love yourself by sharing this contest on your favorite social network sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Good luck!

Lots of Curly Love,

The Family

Want to work with Curly Hair Solutions, Hair Rules, Mizani, Pantene, and other top curly brands? You can! Enter for a chance to be one of five new video bloggers for

We are on the hunt to look for five women with curly, kinky, kinky-curly, wavy and curly heads who embrace their texture but are also willing to straighten their locks now and then to help us review new and exclusive products!

Create a video explaining why you should be one of our official video bloggers, upload the video to your YouTube channel and then send the link to our marketing department. Then, we want to see your marketing skills! Promote the heck out of your video—on your Facebook page, via YouTube, your friends—just get the word out. We'll consider your hit count when choosing our winners.

Be creative and have fun with it. We want to see your hair and your skill. Check out our current YouTube channel to get ideas and see some of our current video bloggers.

Once your video has been submitted, the NaturallyCurly staff will review and contact our 5 winners. Contest ends February 2, 2011, and winners will be announced on February 14, 2011. Winners will be selected on creativity, flare, quality and total views.

If you get bombarded with questions upon taking one step out of your salon’s door, such as “Who did your hair?” “How much did it cost?” and the popular, “How did she do that?” then you should consider entering’s Salute to Stylists giveaway!

Rave about how well your stylist keeps your curls in check and you can win $300 in products and services! Your stylist will get rewarded, too. Do you think your stylist would like a trip to New York for a 3-Day Deva Curlaboration and to be declared the 2011 National Curly Expert by That’s what the stylist with the most positive reviews will receive, and there are many more prizes to be given away!

To enter the Salute to Stylist giveaway and see the full list of prizes, click here and enter your positive review in the Salon Finder Section. Giveaway ends February 15th.

I’m an avid blog and forum reader and I have come across so many posts of newly natural women saying they were frustrated with their natural hair and the reactions they were getting from friends and family. Due to their frustration, they were thinking about going back to chemical relaxers.

Although many women would reply to the post and offer suggestions on how to take care of their new found curly mane, the original poster would sometimes reply back saying they got a relaxer and regretted their decision.

I always wanted to make a video about this issue, but I didn’t know how I wanted to present it. I got my answer one day as I was styling my hair. Solange Knowles’ song “T.O.N.Y.” came on my iPod. As I started singing the song’s chorus, “If it wasn’t for Tony,” the idea for my spoof “C.R.E.A.M.Y.” which stands for Chemical, Relaxer, Envy, And the, M iseducated, You just popped into my head.

Read more about Straight Hair Nightmares and Solane Knowles here:

•Straight Hair Nightmares Have You Had One?
•Solange Knowles grows out her natural hair

I went over the idea with my sister (who was originally supposed to sing the song) and she loved it. I asked a couple of my friends if they would make cameos in the video and they also agreed.

I’m very happy that so many people enjoyed the video (with the exception of the vocals LOL). I had no idea so many natural women would relate to it, but I’m glad that it provided inspiration as well and entertainment to many.

As long as women continue to embrace their natural hair, it is my belief that others will have no choice but to do the same.

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