kinks and kale

kinks and kale

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5 WAYS TO AVOID HEAT DAMAGE

5 WAYS TO AVOID HEAT DAMAGE

I got my hair straightened professionally about three months ago and I must say, I loved the results. O the joy of being able to run my fingers through my hair and actually feel the wind on my scalp!But straightening, blow drying or using any […]

MY NATURAL HAIR ROUTINE | HOW I GROW MY NATURAL HAIR OUT

MY NATURAL HAIR ROUTINE | HOW I GROW MY NATURAL HAIR OUT

Hi lovely people, it’s been a while but I’m so happy to be back blogging! Did you notice the new theme?? Love it! Okay, so I have had lots of questions over the years about what I do to my hair or what my natural […]

LEAN GREEN SMOOTHIE | SMOOTHIE RECIPE SERIES

LEAN GREEN SMOOTHIE | SMOOTHIE RECIPE SERIES

This is the third smoothie in my smoothie recipe series, and probably one I make often. The lean green smoothie as I call it is what I drink whenever I need a detox. I have this smoothie almost every morning, first thing that goes into […]

HOW TO MAKE A CURLY WIG LOOK NATURAL

HOW TO MAKE A CURLY WIG LOOK NATURAL

Hi my loves, I have an exciting post for you, it’s about a very simple protective style I have been loving and rocking for about a month now. This is my first time wearing a wig and I must say, It’s addicting. I don’t have […]

DOUBLE BERRY LAYERED SMOOTHIE | SMOOTHIE SERIES

DOUBLE BERRY LAYERED SMOOTHIE | SMOOTHIE SERIES

Hello lovely people, I will be sharing yet another smoothie recipe with you and I hope you make it, share it and love it. This is the second smoothie recipe in my smoothie series and is one of my favorites. I call this the Double […]

BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE BOWL | SMOOTHIE RECIPE SERIES

BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE BOWL | SMOOTHIE RECIPE SERIES

Hi loves, I have a really simple recipe for you today, this smoothie bowl is great for breakfast or for whenever you want. Smoothies are my favorite easy meals to make. They are a great way to get your daily dose of fruits and veggies […]

NATURAL HAIR SLANG | TERMS EVERY NATURALISTA SHOULD KNOW

NATURAL HAIR SLANG | TERMS EVERY NATURALISTA SHOULD KNOW

So, there are some strange words, phrases and abbreviations in the ‘natural hair’ world and some of them, if not all are pretty hard to comprehend. As if keeping up with your natural hair isn’t hard enough. But fear not, that’s what I’m here for. […]

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR NATURAL HAIR UNDER BRAIDS

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR NATURAL HAIR UNDER BRAIDS

I get that we sometimes need a break from dealing with our natural hair from time to time, so we get protective hair styles. Most people opt for braids, be it box braids, Senegalese twists, locs, what have you. There is this perception that, you […]

SEL’S MONTHLY FAVORITES | JANUARY

SEL’S MONTHLY FAVORITES | JANUARY

Hello my loves, as you can probably tell from the title, this post is about the my favorite things for the month of January. It took a while to compile this list because there was a lot of stuff I tried and loved last month. […]

BEST AND WORST LEAVE-IN CONDITIONERS

BEST AND WORST LEAVE-IN CONDITIONERS

Hello my loves, we will be talking about leave-in conditions in this post today. Just for those who don’t know what a leave-in conditioner is, it is basically a conditioner you don’t wash out of your hair. It acts as a moisturizer for whenever you […]

HERE’S TO THE NEW YEAR!!

HERE’S TO THE NEW YEAR!!

Happy New year!!! Okay I know I’m like two weeks late but Happy New year anyway. I can’t believe we are already heading into the third week of Twenty-seventeen. Twenty-sixteen had its ups and downs, black and white moments and some grays too. But c’est […]

GREEN RICE & BAKED SALMON RECIPE

GREEN RICE & BAKED SALMON RECIPE

I’m always excited for food, and this green rice is no exception. Before we get into the recipe, let’s talk about “coco-for garlic” from Essie Spice. I normally use seasonings like bouillon cubes but they have ingredients that are not good for the body. Or […]


My Diary

MY FIRST BLOG AWARD! LIEBSTER AWARD

MY FIRST BLOG AWARD! LIEBSTER AWARD

Hi lovely people, It feels so good to be blogging again after not doing it for a while. I apologise for my absence, I had good reasons for it. I bet you missed me, don’t even try to deny it. Anyways, I’m back for good and I’m never leaving your side ever again..promise! This post is about an award I got nominated for by the lovely Blessing of thefalliblequeen blog. Check her amazing blog out. The nomination was for the “Liebster Award”. It is basically bloggers nominating other bloggers, and there are rules to follow. As a new blogger, I’m so grateful to have been nominated, so thank you so much Blessing. I truly, really appreciate it. Liebster Award Rules:

  • Post 11 random facts about yourself
  • Answer 11 questions asked by  your nominator
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 different questions
  • Let them know they have been nominated

11 Random Facts About Me:

  1. My favorite holiday is Black Friday…uhmm..sales! hello???
  2. I love travelling
  3. I don’t have a favorite music genre, as long as it’s a decent song, I’ll like it
  4. I feel bad for snakes because no one seems to like them…poor creatures
  5. I love to eat
  6. I speak 3 languages
  7. Purple is my favorite color, but I don’t like to wear it
  8. I love adventure, fantasy, sci fi movies..*Merlin is my favorite*
  9. Dance is one of my passions – love dance-hall and hip-hop
  10. I like Old fashion donuts *I’m a plain gal*
  11. I’ve never been to a concert

Questions from Blessing:

  • How did you come up with your blog name?

Wow…picking  a name for my blog was a bit of a challenge, I came up with lots and lots of ridiculous names. But  I finally decided to use two things my blog was going to be about, hair and food. That was when Kinks and kale was birthed. Kinks because obviously I have kinky hair and kale for food, as it is the “healthiest food” to ever grow out of the soil.

  • What’s your favorite quote?

“In the end we only regret the chances we didn’t take”

  • What makes you happy?

Knowing that I have made a positive impact on someone’s life makes me happy. Seeing other people happy makes me happy. Dancing makes me happy.

  • What inspires you?

My goals and dreams inspire me. Whenever I think about things I want to achieve in life and things I want to do, it gets me going and motivates me to achieve them.

  • What is your favorite song?

I don’t really have a favorite song, there are so many good ones out there. But I’m currently loving Confident by Demi Lovato…love her!

  • What is your favorite movie?

Merlin!  Is it a movie though??? 

  • How has blogging helped you?

In the really short period that I have been blogging, I have improved my writing and thinking skills. Blogging has also helped me help people..which is awesome and always a plus.

  • What is your favorite activity?

Dancing is my favorite activity…I’m loving blogging too

  • What piece of advice would you give to others?

“Just do it! “would be my advice.  lol what’s up NIKE….. whatever it might be, go for it because like favorite quote says, “you only regret the chances you don’t take”

  • Why did you start a blog?

I started my blog because I wanted to document a journey and also I started getting  questions from people about my hair and stuff. Not just from friends but strangers too so I decided to put the information out on the inter-web for anyone who needs it.

  • Lipstick or mascara?

hmm… this is a hard choice.. I love me some mascara but I’ll go for lipstick. I feel like when you have lipstick on, it gives the illusion of wearing full face makeup even when you have nothing on your face. My Super Cool Nominees are… Blackandbookish Comfygirlwithcurls Diaryofitness Recreatethecliche Simplycarmenrenee Eboniethomspills Melanaidstand Totallytanisha Keepupwithkish Nocountryforoldtrends Yourwellnessblog Questions for my Nominees:

  1. Why did you start blogging?
  2. What is your favorite word?
  3. Dogs or cats?
  4. If you had to lie, what job would you say you did?
  5. If you were cupid, and able to make anyone in the world fall in love with you, who would you choose?
  6. What inspires/motivates you?
  7. Describe yourself in one word
  8. Introvert or extrovert?
  9. What is your favorite thing to eat?
  10. What is the best way to your heart?
  11. Name one short-term goal you have set so far.

That is it for this one guys! I hope you enjoyed this post and now know a little bit more about me. Ask away if you have any questions. Thanks again to the falliblequeen for the nomination. See you on my next post.

XOX Sel