Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Products Take Natural Hair Over the Top!

Renarda Joy January 30, 2015

Natural Black Hair

I went natural with my hair in October 2010. For me that was a BIG deal! I was so addicted to getting crack cream in my hair to keep up my short pixie cut that it didn’t matter to me how many hours I would sit in the salon. When I went natural, I did the big chop. I had no idea if I even had the head shape for baldness.

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Suddenly, I missed my hair stylist messing with my hair and creating hair creations. It was at that time I really embraced “going natural.” I immediately — like so many of you — became a YouTube enthusiast to determine my hair type, curl pattern, products, styles, do’s and don’ts — you name it. I never knew there was such a big community – and I’m super thankful for it! Now, I have a love affair with my hair: I’ve learned to take care of it and to pay attention to what works best.

Natural Black Hair

Being a Beauty Brand Ambassador for Ricky’s NYC has several perks, including trying and reviewing products. I recently got a box of filled with several goodies. One of the first items I noticed was a Dark and Lovely product. I was a little upset at first that I wouldn’t be able to use one of the items in my box until I read the bottle.

Dark and LovelyIt was a Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Curl Defining Crème Glaze, a recipe for all-day elongation. If you’re natural hair is like mine, anything that can help me with shrinkage is already a plus-plus in my book!

Ladies, this product smells awww-mazing! It has mango oil and bamboo milk. I immediately wanted to wash my hair and put it to the test, but first I had to do some research. Not only did this product get great reviews but the reviews also suggested the Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Sheen Sealing Nectar, which I purchased.

I did a bantu knot style with these products, and I loved it! The products are lightweight and the curl definition was by far one of the nicest ones I’ve achieved in a while.


I’d love to hear what products some of you are using. If you have a product that you’d like for me to try and review or if you have a question, please send me a beauty note at rj@renardajoynyc.com.

Before I forget, remember a few weeks ago when I asked for your support to help me become a curator for Quarterly Co?

Well, we did it!

I’m officially a beauty curator! I’ll help you create your beauty arsenal with my favorite make-up, beauty products, and things that will rev up your beauty engine! To all my international beauties: great news, my box ships worldwide. My first box will ship in March.

As a special thank-you for being one of the first to sign up, subscribe by Feb 6th to be entered to get a “golden ticket” box at https://quarterly.co/products/rj.

Until next time, stay beautiful!


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Last Edited by:Abena Agyeman-Fisher Updated: January 30, 2015


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