Thursday, May 14, 2015

WATCH NOW: Natural Hair Curls & Coils with Kurlee Belle by pRoy


WATCH NOW: 


Purchase all Kurlee Belle products at www.kurleebelle.com. 
For locations in your area, check out "Find A Store Near You" on our website. 

Now Available in The Bahamas at:
Solomon's Fresh Markets (Harbour Bay & Old Fort Bay), 
Solomon's Super Center, 
Solomon's Freeport, 
Solomon's Lucaya, 
Nak'd Body Bar, 
Happy Hair Boutique, 
The Pantry at Balmoral,
A&G Beauty Supplies (Marsh Harbour). 

Instagram: @kurleebelle

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Kurlee Textures Guide to Perfect Wavy, Curly, Kinky Curly and Kinky Coily Hair!


Use Kurlee Belle Kurlee Textures Guide To Find the right products for your hair texture. 

A Message From Our CEO Terrinique

Terrinique Pennerman
Kurlee Belle CEO
As a little girl, my mom always stressed the importance of looking your best. She was a quite a fashionista in her own right with hair, nails and outfit always flawless. We would spend hours in the beauty salon being pampered and when we weren’t getting our hair professionally done we were creating our own homemade recipes. Recipes passed down from generations of Bahamian women, made from naturally grown ingredients like Aloe Vera, Coconut, Hibiscus and Banana. When I lost my mom at 19, I wanted to honor her legacy by helping others look and feel their best. Kurlee Belle is inspired by hair care recipes from the Islands of the Bahamas to help women look and feel naturally beautiful. With every bottle or jar we are sharing hair secrets passed down from countless moms to daughters. I can still hear my mom saying, a women should always look her best and I hope that Kurlee Belle does just that for you.

Wavy Hair
Photo Credit: @style_dose


Wavy hair is prone to frizziness, has limited volume and resistant to styling. Stay away from heavy products that weigh the hair down.  

Guide:  Opt for a moisturizing sulfate-free shampoo like Almond & Shea Butter Moisturizing Shampoo that gently cleanses the hair without stripping of it’s natural oils. To add moisture to your hair and reduce frizz, use Thirsty Kurls Leave-in Conditioner that tames frizz and leaves the hair looking and feeling healthy. To revitalize your tresses for added shine, bounce and strength, use Banana Nut & Avocado Deep Treatment as a weekly deep treatment. 

Curly Hair

Photo credit: @sensualsierra




Curly hair
has a well defined curl pattern of S shaped or spiral-like curls. This hair type has a lot of body, elasticity and excellent style versatility. It is easy to swell, dry out and frizz. 

Guide:  Start with our sulfate-free Almond & Shea Butter Moisturizing Shampoo to cleanse, moisturize and detangle the hair. To strengthen and nourish your curls, apply Banana Nut & Avocado Deep Treatment. Thirsty Kurls Leave-in Conditioner will prevent frizz, while making hair easy to detangle and give curl definition. For Wash N’ Go days, use Jelle Coconut Styling Gel to give shiny, defined curls without the flakes or crunch. Kurl Defining Creme can be used as a daily moisturizer to tame frizz and define curls. 

Kinky Curly
Photo credit: @simplybiancaalexa

Kinky Curly hair has well defined tight curls in corkscrew or coil shapes. It is highly dense and full of volume. Easy to swell, tangle, frizz and craves moisture.

Guide:  Start #WashDay with a sulfate-free moisturizing shampoo and conditioner like Almond & Shea Butter Moisturizing Shampoo and Thirsty Kurls Leave-in Conditioner. For daily moisture and defined curls use Kurl Defining Creme. For easy, Wash N’ Go days use Jelle Coconut Styling Gel. To strengthen curls and promote healthy hair, include a weekly deep treatment into your hair care regimen like Banana Nut & Avocado Deep Treatment


Kinky Coily Hair

Photo credit: @askproy

Kinky Coily hair is tightly coiled with some volume and limited movement. It requires manipulation to achieve curl definition. Hair is fragile, shrinkage, breaks easily and requires lots of moisture. 

Guide:  Moisturizing sulfate-free cleansers and conditioners that offer a lot of slip like Almond & Shea Butter Moisturizing Shampoo and Thirsty Kurls Leave-in Conditioner are perfect for this hair texture. Weekly treatments of Banana Nut & Avocado Deep Treatment will make the hair more manageable, add shine, nourish and promote growth. Kurl Defining Creme is the perfect butter that melts into the hair during curl manipulation for smooth, defined curls. Kurlee Tropical Oils Blend can be used as a hot oil treatment or daily shine enhancer to revitalize dry, dull looking hair. 

Purchase all Kurlee Belle products at www.kurleebelle.com. 
For locations in your area, check out "Find A Store Near You" on our website. 

Now Available in The Bahamas at:
Solomon's Fresh Markets (Harbour Bay & Old Fort Bay), 
Solomon's Super Center, 
Solomon's Freeport, 
Solomon's Lucaya, 
Nak'd Body Bar, 
Happy Hair Boutique, 
The Pantry at Balmoral
A&G Beauty Supplies (Marsh Harbour). 

Instagram: @kurleebelle















Monday, May 11, 2015

Kurlee Belle Natural Hair Products NEW Locations


Now Available in The Bahamas at:

Solomon's Fresh Market (Harbour Bay and Old Fort Bay)
Solomon's Super Center (Old Trail Road)
Solomon's Lucaya
Solomon's Freeport
Nak'd Body Bar (Carmichael Road)
Happy Hair Boutique (Sears Hill Road)
A & G Beauty Supplies (Dove Plaza, Marsh Harbour)



Tuesday, May 5, 2015

May is for MOM : Join Us on Saturday, May 9th | 2PM to 5PM | Solomon's Super Center, Old Trail Road

Come Celebrate Moms with Kurlee Belle at Solomon's Super Center on Saturday, May 9th from 2PM to 5PM. The first 5 moms will receive FREE Kurlee Belle products and an I Love Kurlee Belle tote bag. First 20 moms receive an I love Kurlee Belle tote bag (Must be able to prove that you are a mom). Kurlee Belle is a natural hair care line inspired by recipes from the islands of The Bahamas now sold at all Solomon's locations.




Sunday, April 12, 2015

Style & Product Review | Curls & Coils with Kurlee Belle by pRoy

The proof is in the results......

Day 1 


Day 2


Day 3


WATCH Video Here:



Products Used + Review by pRoy:


First, let me state that all of these products are free from the following ingredients:
No parabens. No sulfates. No Animal Ingredients. No Gluten. No Paraffin. No Phthalates. No Mineral Oil. No PABA. No DEA. No Synthetic Color. No Propylene Glycol. No Petroleum.  They are also cruelty free.  BOOM.
kurlee-belle-almond-shea-butter-shampoo
Price Point & Size:
$16.00 / 8 oz
Description:
Almond & Shea Butter Moisturizing Shampoo gently cleanses the hair and scalp without stripping natural oils. Almond nourishes the hair to help it grow long and strong. Shea Butter deeply moisturizes while repairing damage to the hair and scalp. Citrus contains vitamins that cleanse and increase scalp circulation.
How To Use:
Apply Almond & Shea Butter Moisturizing Shampoo to wet hair. Gently massage into hair and scalp to create a rich lather. Rinse and repeat as necessary.
I only used it to cleanse once.  It did such a great job the first go around I didn’t feel it necessary to reapply.  The lather is ON POINT and a little goes a long way so don’t over do it with this product.
Ingredients:Water (Aqua), Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Cocamide MEA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Apple Cider Vinegar, Polyquaternium- 10, Polyquaternium-7, PEG-12 Dimethicone, PEG-150 Distearate, Tetrasodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Citric Acid, Fragrance (Parfum).
The Smell:
Like a slice of citrus, nutty heaven.  That sounds weird, but it smells amazing.  It’s one of those smells you just to have to experience for yourself.  Trust me.
Final Conclusions:
This was my first time using this shampoo and it exceeded whatever expectations I did have.  I didn’t expect it to be as effective and I really like the fact that it worked well with my color-treated hair!  It didn’t leave my hair feeling stripped, but it also left my hair feeling very clean.  I’ll be using this often.
kurlee-belle-banana-avocado-deep-treatment
Price Point & Size:
$16.00 / 8 oz
Description:Banana Nut & Avocado Deep Treatment is just what the doctor ordered for dry, damaged hair. Bring those tresses back to life with our smooth concoction of Banana, Avocado, Honey and Coconut. Banana is rich in potassium and hailed for its moisturizing properties. Avocado contains fatty acids that nourish, smooth and soften hair. Honey provides shine while conditioning to make hair soft and supple. Coconut hydrates, conditions and softens.
How To Use:
Apply a generous amount to wet hair. Gently massage into scalp and comb through with fingers or wide tooth comb. Cover with a plastic cap. Sit under hooded dryer for 5-20 minutes. Rinse with cool water.
When it says “generous” I translate that to mean “don’t hold back” so I didn’t.  I used enough to cover all of my strands and it was a great product to use for detangling.  I didn’t use a comb, but I finger detangled so that my curls would clump together.  Also, instead of using a hooded dryer, I used just the cap and left it on for 20 minutes. Hair. so. soft.
Ingredients:Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Stearic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Basil Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Honey Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance (Parfum).
The Smell:
This smells like banana nut bread.  it’s just that simple.  It is a fresh loaf of banana nut bread baking on your curls.  It’s just glorious.
Final Conclusions:
I used all of this up the first time, so this time around I intend to do the same.  It is the truth!  The smell… yea, that’s enough, but what’s a smell if it’s not effective?  This left my curls so hydrated and soft.  This would be one of my favorites from the whole line.
kurlee-belle-thirsty-kurls-leave-in-conditioner
Price Point & Size:
$14.00 / 8 oz
Description:Thirsty Kurls Leave-In Conditioner provides “lots of slip” and moisture that detangles and softens curls. Hibiscus penetrates the cuticle to maintain acid balance. Aloe Vera soothes and moisturizes dry, damaged hair. Honey hydrates and helps the hair retain moisture.
How To Use:After shampooing with Almond & Shea Butter Moisturizing Shampoo apply a generous amount of Thirsty Kurls Leave-In Conditioner.
There goes that word “generous” again.  I used about a quarter size amount… well… you can see on the video exactly how much I used.  It was a good amount.  I just applied it all over my hair making sure to massage it into my ends (as they are normally the thirstiest).
Ingredients:Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Simmondsia Chinsensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Emulsifying Wax, Hibiscus Rosa-Senensis Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Honey Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance (Parfum).
The Smell:
Unlike the two products mentioned above, this is more of a floral aroma.  It really smells like a bed full of roses, but it’s not overbearing (as a matter of fact it’s rather faint).
Final Conclusions:
This was my first time using this product.  I didn’t really have to use this product to detangle (already did that with the deep treatment), but it does have great slip and my hair was very soft.  Maybe I will repurpose this and use it as a styler or moisturizer… Hmmm…
kurlee-belle-kurl-defining-creme
Price Point & Size:
$18.00 / 8 oz

DESCRIPTION:KURL DEFINING CREME MOISTURIZES, DE-FRIZZES AND DEFINES CURLS. FOR SOFT, SHINY, ELONGATED CURLS, CUPUACU BUTTER PROMOTES MOISTURE AND ELASTICITY. ARGAN OIL CONTAINS VITAMINS AND FATTY ACIDS THAT STRENGTHEN AND ENCOURAGE GROWTH. SHEA BUTTER DEEPLY MOISTURIZES WHILE REPAIRING DAMAGE TO THE HAIR AND SCALP.

HOW TO USE:APPLY A GENEROUS AMOUNT TO WET OR DRY HAIR AND STYLE AS USUAL. GREAT FOR TWISTS, BRAIDS AND AS A DAILY MOISTURIZER.

I haven’t used this as a daily moisturizer because I haven’t needed to, but I think I’ll explore that possibility.  Also, the definition it claims to give is not a lie.  It leaves your styles very defined!
Ingredients:Water (Aqua), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Stearic Acid, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glycerin, Montmorillonite, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Butter, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Emulsifying Wax, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylates Crosspolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, BHT, Disodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance (Parfum).
The Smell:
This smells more like coconuts to me than anything.  It’s light and I can dig that.
Final Conclusions:
This is a very lightweight formula!  It isn’t sticky, nor does it leave a residue (don’t over do it, though).  This was one of the first products that I got and though I didn’t use the whole thing the first go around, I used a good amount.  It has since then been reformulated and I like it even more now.  I used this in conjunction with the Jelle Coconut, but used alone it is also effective at keeping the frizz away.  The price is a little steep, but truly a little goes a long way (so don’t burn through your money using way too much of this product)!
kurlee-belle-jelle-coconut-styling-gel
Price Point & Size:
$14.00 / 8 oz
Description:Jelle Coconut sculpts and defines your natural curl pattern without crunch and flakes. This product is made from 100% Coconut Oil to hydrate and condition your strands for maximum hold and shine. Jelle Coconut is the ultimate curl definer for frizz-free, soft and sexy curls.
How To Use:Evenly apply Jelle Coconut to sections of freshly washed, conditioned, detangled, damp hair. Work a generous amount of product through hair from root to tip and style as usual. Let hair air dry or use a  blow dryer with diffuser.
Because I use this with the Kurls Defining Creme I don’t use a lot of it.  I really want to explore defining my coils with it… I think that’s up next.
Ingredients:Water(Aqua), Polysorbate 20, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Vinyl, Pyrrolidone, Glycerin, Carbomer, Tetrasodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Triethanolamine, Fragrance (Parfum)
The Smell:
Faint scent of coconut.. hence the name.  But it doesn’t smell like artifical coconuts.  It smells like the real deal.
Final Conclusions:
I love this gel.  I can’t remember why I didn’t use it regularly before but I feel like now is the time to start exploring it more.  The hold it gives without the flakes? Soft, yet the style didn’t budge.
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