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Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Launch with Marsha Ambrosius, Curly Nikki & VH1’s DJ Amanda Seales

Last week I had the amazing opportunity of attending Dark and Lovely’s event with Marsha Ambrosius, Curly Nikki and VH1’s DJ Amanda Seales to celebrate the launch of D&L’s new Au Naturale ANTI-SHRINKAGE Hair Care Line!! Being a natural myself, I was SO excited to see what they had to offer.

 Walking into the beautiful space my senses were immediately met with gorgeous hair models who were showcasing the AMAZING new (YUMMY smelling) products, delicious h’orderves, tantalizing cocktails, fabulous old school music and did I mention CURLIES, CURLIES, CURLIES???!!! I was in Heaven 😉

I spent some time speaking with the stylists that were there, as well as Curly Nikki herself. I wanted to know how this natural line differed from all of the other natural haircare lines that I’ve tried. One of the things that differs is that EVERY product has Mango Oil & Bamboo Milk (which fuels the anti-shrinkage of the curls). The other thing that I noticed after testing the products is that there is NO RESIDUE OR STICKY BUILD-UP!!!! My curls were stretched throughout the day and super shiny. I am giving this Au Naturale line my curly stamp of approval 😉

Dark and Lovely Au Naturale

Swa-Rai Contributor Kanesha Perry with guest Brandalyn

The line consists of these products: Hydrating Soak Shampoo, Knot-Out Conditioner, 10-In-1 Styles Gelee, Curl Defining Creme Glaze, Coil Moisturizing Souffle and a Sheen Sealing Nectar. None of the styling products make your hair feel greasy or weighed down! For more information on the Dark and Lovely Line go here!

 Check out images from the event below…

Marsha Ambrosius Curly Nikki with Models

Marsha Ambrosius Curly Nikki with Models

Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Launch

Au Naturale Line

Marsha Ambrosius Au Naturale Launch

Marsha Ambrosius

Marsha Ambrosius Amanda Seales and Curly Nikki

Marsha Ambrosius Amanda Seales and Curly Nikki

Curly Nikki

How cute is Curly Nikki? Love her outfit!

Marsha Ambrosius Au Naturale Launch Written By: Swa-Rai NY Contributor Kanesha Perry

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Raijean Stroud

Fashion, beauty & lifestyle blogger based in Chicago and founder of, Swa-Rai Media Group and Bleeding Heart Project. Launched in 2010, Swa-Rai discusses a range of topics including: fashion, beauty and lifestyle experiences which includes travel, tech, family, dining and so much more! When not in Chicago, Raijean can be found traveling around the country covering some of the hottest events! She can be spotted in places such as New York for covering events such as Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, Las Vegas for CES (Consumer Electronics Show), LA for Lucky FABB and more! When she's not traveling she's in Chicago, interviewing celebrities and covering exclusive events.

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  • Hey ladies, Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Curl Power launch
    was spectacular…. I styled Marsha Ambrosius hair for the event & used the
    10 n 1 Styles Gelee along her edges & hair along with the two models in the
    green dresses….Sonya the model (pic) I gave her a blow out and used the Curl
    Defining Cream Glaze on each twist and randomly pinned her hair into a chic
    updo for any occasion.

    Remember, use a small amount of the product less than a dime
    size on each section of hair as it goes a long way… toast to CURL POWER!

    Celebrity hair artist Nedjetti Harvey

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