Q-Redew hair steamer review:
The device is easy to use and as lightweight as some standard blow dryer's and would be perfect for the curly girl on the go.
Once I plugged it in I immediately noticed a flaw. The cord was very short and as a salon owner I would love to use this on my curly clients but I would need an extension cord. After powered on the small red led light will blink for about 30 secs while the water is heating up. (A small amount of water must be poured into the reservoir first). When the LED stays on red its time to steam. The only other problem that a consumer may have is that you have to hold down the power button to emit the steam.
I took the Q-redew back to my salon and started testing it out on clients. Again they were all surprised that this device that looks like a diffuser was actually steamer! We have began to recommend this tool as part of our consultations for our curly clients.
Overall, my final recommendation is to lengthen the power cord. The Q-redew should retail very well in the curly world especially dry climates or for curly clients with dehydrated hair.
A few of the major companies that I have trained with are Aveda, Redken, L'oreal, Paul Mitchell, and Toni & Guy. Taking advanced or continuing education allows me to stay current with the latest trends in the industry. After hours, I watch dozens professional hair cutting demo's on Youtube and subscriptions to Fashion Week and behind the scenes footage. It makes my business more marketable, me more relevant and provides me with the necessary confidence to provide the perfect experience for each client that sits in my chair.
The next time you see your stylist, ask him or her when was the last time they took any classes and what was it for. If you see your stylist once a month or bi monthly then this conversation should be initiated by him or her. I'm always excited to share what I've learned or the latest trends in fashion.
Not only because of the education but the experience. Priceless!
Education drives my business.
“I wanted to show Tiana how much support she has not only from women and women and color, but from people around the world.” ~ Lana Boone, 26, a Silver Spring, Md.- based natural hair advocate and founder of Kurly Klips.
Read more on Tiana's story here:
"Hair relaxer sales decline 26% over the past five years" reports Mintel
"The natural hair trend is driving an increase in sales of styling products such as styling moisturizers, setting lotions, curl creams, pomades, etc., but the increase has caused the relaxer segment to decline in sales," says Tonya Roberts, multicultural analyst at Mintel. "A look at expenditures from 2008-2013 shows steady growth in the Black haircare category for all categories except relaxers/perms."
If you are into numbers read this article: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1449642
*In the clip above from her CBS show “The Talk,” Sheryl Underwood spoke out about “nappy” “Afro” hair during a discussion about Heidi Klum saving her children’s hair after it had been cut.
Oprah OMG! She even changed her Avatar pic on FB with her FRO-tastic cover of O magazine.
Alright girls, who is next?
Ok...time for a cig...jk I don't smoke. But these ladies are smoking hot with their Natural Hair and the Natural community is buzzing! Sidebar: Oprah may have a little help with hers (just saying).
- 78% of people do not like their texture at some point in their life
- Most people don't begin to accept their hair until their 20s
- Natural hair is no longer a trend. Now that we have a broader definition of beauty, these are now accepted styles that will be here forever.
- Online reviews
- Stylist recommendations
- Friend and family recommendations
Lauren Burke Bennett
Co-Founder Curly rEVOLution
Enjoying a few moments at the studio under the steamer. I used a creamy delight and hair growth oil mixture by Desert Diva Locs. Summer months out here in Vegas naturally curly hair gets dried out easily. I co-wash daily and shampoo once per week and when I can I treat myself to a hairapy session.
If I was in their shoes, I would not have made this choice. I do not like being touched by strangers and I don't want nasty, grabby hands all up in this luxurious nappy goodness. And ultimately, I don't like the idea of this "exhibit." You do not need to touch me nor should you ask to touch me because I look "different." I am not under any contract to "explain" my hair nor do I have to educate curious White folks about it--which seems to be the driving force behind this project. Google can do that for them and anyone else curious about my hair and hair like mine. And I assure you the Google Gods are more than willing to help on that quest. ~Alice in Nappyland article can be read here
As an African-American woman with curls that I am just now beginning to embrace, I have been met with many questions from my not-so African-American, not-so-curly counterparts concerning my hair. Everything from, "You have such nice hair for a black girl" to "Your curls are so beautiful; what are you mixed with?" to the infamous "can I touch it?". While I can understand the curiosity of those whose hair is different than mine, I do not like to be objectified by said curiosity. I believe that I can understand what this exhibit in New York hopes to address, however, I also think it does further objectify Black Women and the differences in our hair. Black Women, in my opinion, should not be put on display like animals in a zoo. I honestly still don't get the fascination. Natural Hair, Dreads, Relaxed- beauty is beauty and has every right to be admired, and is a form of art. And with most precious art, it is best to be admired and not touched. ~Kenra
The Event was a Success!
Thank you to all who attended!
Special thanks to Twanna Davis the founder of Diva Desert Locs
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****Pop Culture, Mainstream Media and Hollywood are acknowledging that Natural hair "is a style" for many men, women and children.