Hair Garden’s Product Makeover 

Hello, my loves!!! If you follow me on Etsy, Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, you’ve probably already seen that I am improving some existing products and introducing a new item to the line up!

A lot of my process in perfecting my product making is trial and error and please believe I have made a LOT of errors!! 😅

It took a little while to find the right ingredients because I wanted to stay as close to quality and natural ingredients as possible. 

I’m excited to let you all know that I have completed my personal test runs and am ready to get these new items out to you all! Only 2 oz sizes will be available for the first couple of weeks and then 8 and 16 oz. 

There will be some awesome sales going on as I finish off my old inventory to make place for the new items. I will be posting promo codes and having special sale listings!

I can’t wait to introduce these new items to you all! Thanks for all your support!

-Aphropuphs

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Hair Garden’s 1st Commercial!

Hello, my lovely people! Oh, how I have missed you all! I have been on a hiatus but am now back to work! I filmed my 1st commercial ad specifically for Paris Hair and Beauty Supplies, the beauty supply store that carries my products! I was pretty proud of the outcome so I wanted to share it with you all!

I introduce 2 of my new products as well- Mango Punch Cleanser and Euca-Mint Conditioner! I will be making another one soon because I have some other hair treats I am working on!

I hope you liked it! I will be updating again pretty soon!

Rod Set on Tapered Natural Hair

Hello, lovely people! Just wanted to share this beautiful roller set I did last week! This client wears a tapered haircut and usually gets it pressed. She wanted to try a style that would make it through the heat and unpredictable rain so we did this lovely rod set!

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She only had to sit under the dryer for about 45-50 minutes and has a lovely set that will last her almost up to 2 weeks! I used a combination of (from the bottom up)  yellow, pink, grey and purple rods and Kera Care setting lotion. After rods were removed, I separated the curls with end of a rat tail comb! Simple but beautiful!

Hope you like this cute style! Thanks for stopping by!

Our Day at Augusta’s Saturday Market on the River!!

Greetings, everyone!  As I posted late last week, I was teaming up with African fashion company, AfroSimplicity at the Saturday Market on the River in Augusta. Before I say anything else, I want to thank all my lovely customers for coming out and showing their support! It felt good to see so many familiar faces!

We got up super early and headed out to set up our booth. I found it to be a great success. We had a great experience and met many wonderful, new people! I take any new venture or opportunity in business as a positive learning experience!

Me and my little set-up!

Me and my little set-up!

We got many visits to our table and from passers by and fellow vendors! AfroSimplicity’s creativity and beautiful merchandise was the talk of the market that day!

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We definitely enjoyed ourselves despite the intense heat and being rained out during our final hour! I can’t wait to visit the market again with more products! If you missed us but would like to view our products online, Hair Garden can be found at http://www.thehairgardennursery.etsy.com. AfroSimplicity can be found at http://www.AfroSimplicy.etsy.com. When we do go back I will be sure to keep you all posted.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stay Stylish in the Summer with Flat Twists and Rod Sets!

Stay stylish this summer and beat the heat with these lovely flat twist updos combined with rod sets! These two ladies are very active and were looking for a low-maintenance updo style that they could wear for a week or two.

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This style is simply a large flat twist and rod set combo. The hair was parted at the crown and a spiral set was created with a combination of the pink and grey perm rods. I used Kera Care setting lotion. She sat under the hooded dryer for about 45-60 minutes for the curls to dry (she has thick hair!).

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This style was created similarly but with smaller flat twists. The free hair at the crown was two-strand twisted and then the ends were set with the pink perm rods. She only had to sit under the dryer for about 10 minutes for the curls on the end to set!

I would love to see your version of this style!  Thanks for stopping by!

Hair Garden teams with AfroSimplicity at The Augusta Market 7/30!!

Hello out there! This Saturday, July 30, The Hair Garden is teaming up with AfroSimplicity at the Augusta Market at the Riverwalk! This is something I have always wanted to take part in and am excited to be doing! At our booth you can find everything from Hair Garden natural hair products to some nice fashionable pieces!

This is just a preview of what she's got in store!

This is just a preview of what she’s got in store!

AfroSimplicity is a clothing and jewelry company started by my good friend Arlysa Ford. She has many styles of West African themed clothing and jewelry. These photos about are only a small example of the types of things she offers! The jewelry is all hand designed and she also does custom orders. She offers everything from dresses and dashikis to wrap skirts. Even if you can’t make it out to the market, you can check her out at http://www.afrosimplicity.etsy.com!

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Hair Juice and Cleanser

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Avocado Shea Moisturizer

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Mango Punch Conditioner

As for me, I will have many of my cleansers, conditioners and moisturizers available. I will offer 8 oz and 2 oz sizes. I hope to debut my new Mango Punch Cleanser, Euca-Mint Conditioner, and Cocoa Nut Butter at the market as well! Be the first to give it a try! If you can’t make it out to the market or want to see the products I offer ahead of time, you can visit my Etsy shop at http://www.thehairgardennursery.etsy.com! Use the promo code 15SALE to get 15% off any purchase of $15 or more!

I look forward to meeting you at The Augusta Market! 🙂

Aphropuphs at Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair Show!!

Hello, beautiful people! This past spring I reached one of my ultimate career goals! I will given the opportunity to teach 2 classes at the Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair and Beauty Show. To be part of this event was definitely an honor! For many years I have attended this show and met many wonderful people. Never did I think I would have an opportunity to be part of the show so soon!

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The 2 classes I did that weekend were: 1. Heatless Stretching and Styling and 2. Slow Growth Troubleshooting.

In the first class I did, Heatless Stretching and Styling, I had the beautiful Michele Etienne as my hair model. She has been a natural hair client of mine for quite some time and she was gracious enough to travel all the way from Augusta to let me use her hair for my hands-on demonstration. The turnout was really good and I got a lot of questions from the audience. I demonstrated everything from banding, braiding with fabric, roller/rod setting to hand stretching during blow drying. I have done articles on this very blog about many of these heatless stretching methods and will do more later. I showed that these things can be done with the tightest curl pattern and with all types of products from your favorite over-the-counter product to natural oils and butters.

In the second class, Slow Growth Troubleshooting, we went over the many internal and external factors that can affect hair growth. We covered everything from daily styling and product usage to environmental and internal factors. This class had an even better turn out than the first. I answered a lot of questions from ladies concerned about their hair and scalp health.

The hair show was a very exciting and humbling experience for me. I was honored to be a part of the line-up of natural hair gurus and experts giving classes and demos that weekend. I hope to be able to take part in this wonderful event again in the future! I wish  I would have posted the information about the classes sooner so I could invite more of you but I will be better prepared in the future!

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂