Ava DuVernay Does It Again: Hired By Marvel to Direct Black Panther Movie

The break out news in the film & comic industry is that Ava DuVernay, the director of Selma and the first Black woman to win Sundance 2012 Best Director prize for ‘Middle Of Nowhere’, has been hired by Marvel Studios to direct the upcoming film Black Panther. The hubby had to put me on this alert because comic films and Marvel productions is something he looks forward to viewing so he filled me in. A side from being a natural with beautiful locs, she has made such an impact for women within the film artistry through her story telling. She is always making waves and will be “the first non-white, non-male director to see a Marvel film at its completion” (Vanity Fair, 2015).

Its been said that DuVernay’s new position was announced pretty early in the game (but I’m not complaining at all. Girl Go Head!) since Black Panther’s release date is July 6, 2018. However, it was crucial that Marvel did so because they needed “her on the set of Captain America: Civil War, which will feature the first appearance of both Black Panther and his home country of Wakanda” (MCU Exchange, 2015). I don’t know much about the Black Panther character but I look forward to learning more of who he is and I can’t wait until I get to experience Ava’s work once again. Save the date in advance so you can be excited about supporting our naturalista too!

Dr. Maerene Tips
Beauty & Hair

Eat Your Way To Sun Protection with Expert Tips from Dr. Macrene

I am all in support of protecting the skin from the sun. I probably talk a lot about this topic only because I understand how much you’re being exposed to the sun is a factor that determines the condition of your skin. Believe it or not, being out in the open sun can lead to premature aging, an uneven skin tone, or even cancer if you’re not too careful! As for me, I can get burned by the sun easily and have horrible and painful memories as a child on family vacations because of it! Due to my complexion being on the fair side, genetically my body produces melanin slower as a posed to someone with darker skin who produces melanin at a faster rate, which is the result of having more pigment in the skin.

In the summer I play no games and will whip out the sun screen in a minute if I know I’ll be out in the hot sun all day, but there are other ways to achieve skin protection from eating foods with the nutrients that have these properties. Who would have knew that drinking green tea or eating more tomatoes, pomegranates, salmon, and dark chocolate would be so helpful. Dr. Macrene shares what make these foods special and how to use them.

Do you eat some of these foods on a regular? How likely are you to eat more of these items because of the skin protecting benefits?



My First RocksBox: House of Harlow 1960 Earrings

Disclaimer: From time to time I am given products in exchange for a review. Although products and items are gifted to me by brands/companies, this does not have any affect on my judgment or the OrganixLocs brand. Therefore all written content is my opinion and voice only.

I am now an It Girl for the newest and hottest unlimited designer jewelry subscription which I believe is pure genius! Lately I haven’t had the time to actually hit the mall or my favorite clothing stores to pick out some jewelry for the summer so I’ve just been procrastinating and writing it off to do another day. Until I was introduced to RocksBox I was amazed with the convenience of having jewelry sent to my home. But wait there is more! Not only are the jewelry selections customized and sent to you by your personal stylist– thank you Kathy N. for sending me everything that fits my style in my first box!– but…

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Fortify Your Hair’s Strength with Fountain Beauty’s Hair Molecule

Disclaimer: From time to time I am given products in exchange for a review. Although products and items are gifted to me by brands/companies, this does not have any affect on my judgment or the OrganixLocs brand. Therefore all written content is my opinion and voice only. In addition, please consult with your doctor before adding any supplements to your lifestyle.

Technology, and among other things, is what keeps the world developing and it also keeps the beauty industry on its innovative toes. From the tools we use like flexi rods and hooded dryers down to our daily skincare and cosmetics that many women wouldn’t go a day without, the evolution of the beauty industry is how many of these essentials came into existence. When I bumped into the beauty company DECIEM, I was impressed when I learned that this beauty umbrella, which housed 50 brands, only started in 2013! I browsed through their portfolio of products and that’s where I discovered the Fountain Beauty supplement. I was determined to get my hands on this unconventional beauty invention.

Fountain is a beauty supplement offering water-soluble forms of proven health and beauty nutrients in easy-to-take liquid formats –Fountain Beauty

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6 Ingredients To Look Out For When Purchasing Sunscreens

Our skin is the largest organ and protects us from many elements like bacteria, the cold, the blazing sun, and so many other environmental factors. The official day of summer (June 21st) hasn’t arrived yet but this doesn’t stop the sun from doing it’s job way before that day comes. While sun exposure can be good for us physically (from the vitamin D it gives off) and psychologically (to set our body’s internal clock or what is known as the circadian rhythm) but to much sun can also be harmful as we all know. It’s important too invest in a sunscreen each summer since exposure to the sun is more consistent during this month but our faces should be protected all year round to ward off wrinkles and the break down of collagen. Here is a list of ingredients you want to stear clear of when selecting a sunscreen for yourself or the family thanks to the Campaign For Safe Cosmetics coalition which is housed by the Breast Cancer Fund. A quick look at the ingredients list on the back of your sunscreen before purchasing will go a long way to keep you, your skin, and health safe.


Weaves+Loans=Detroit. Paying Interest on Your Weaves Is A Real Thing?

I was digging and diving to find out more about a new Detroit Black owned business that offers loans for women to purchase their hair extensions yesterday. I watched the YouTube video above and wanted to make sure I share the details and weigh in on the matter with my thoughts. According to Jenice Armstrong, a Daily News Colomnist, The Weave Loan Store is a husband wife team, Fred and Dominique, who started the venture in May.

“It’s harmless. There’s no ill intent,” Fred said yesterday. “We are very sensitive to our customers.” –

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Hair 101

Dr. Kari Shares 3 Things You Need to Know About Your Locs

Now that OrganixLocs has a new look and focuses on healthy natural hair, I rarely discuss or covered anything pertaining to locs. After reading an article featuring Dr. Kari, trichologist and founder of Mahogany Hair Revolution Salon and Trichology Clinic, on Naturally Curly, it was well worth sharing. If you ever were curious to learn more about caring for locs for yourself or future references (I already know eventually I will loc my fluffy fro) then take a look at what Dr. Kari has to say about what you need to know about locs!

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Myavana Hair Care: Backed by Science and Technology

When I first learned about the Myavana app launch last year (check out my post about it here) I was ecstatic about staying in the loop to see what innovation the co-founders of Techturized Inc., Candace Mitchell, Chanel Martin, Joy Buolamwini, and Jess Watson were up to.

Snapshot today Myavana not only has a mobile app but has utilized technology to provide a:

Hair Prescription ($19):

Product recommendations for your hair type & texture based on image recognition from submitted hair photos

Ingredient recommendations to maintain healthy hair

Personal Consultation ($49):

Hair Prescription features

Personalized hair care regimens to match your hair needs & lifestyle

Professional recommendations from a master stylist

Hair Analysis ($149):

Hair Prescription & Personal Consultation features

Hair Strand Test to analyze porosity and elasticity levels

Personalized hair product and hairstyle tutorials to achieve desired hair goals

Now that’s how you do HAIR SCIENCE! You can also PREORDER “the all new Myavana Hair Care line, specially designed to eliminate issues with dry hair, frizzy hair, breakage, and more. [The] customized hair care system is formulated based on your unique hair type and texture.” Myavana

For $49 you can receive a customized shampoo, conditioner, and styling aid that’s made JUST for your hair. If you’re tired of spending money on products that just DON’T cut it for you hair, then go the scientific route with a product that will deliver results for you and your hair alone! Myavana has done the hard work for us already ladies 😉


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Beauty & Hair

I WAS THERE: 2015 Philly Natural Hair Show!!!!

OrganixLocs and  RuggedlyGroomed made our first Philly Natural Hair Show appearance! There was plenty of entertainment for everyone including a live performance by Vivian Green along with stylist hair battles, workshops, and don’t forget the vendors and amazing products to purchase or freebies that were given out. Take a look at the YouTube video and cool photos by Aj himself to get the full experience in case you missed it this year.

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Deep Conditioning At Its Best


The Mane Objective dropped some knowledge about how to effectively deep condition natural hair and I totally agree with the 3 T’s . How much time, at what temperature, and the type of conditioner used will all determine how effective the results will be. Mane Objective also broke down the three types of conditioners as moisture, protein, and balancing. Here are a few tips on what you should look for with each type of conditioner:

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