Sassy Hair: Summertime Faves to Fight Humidity

By now I hope you had the opportunity to watch the latest in Sassy Hair news, featuring my top picks for combating humidity in the summer. If not, here’s the video:

So, which products are you using to help win the war on frizz? Here are my picks:

One N Only Argan Oil

I must admit that I have been slow to pick up on the whole argan oil trend. But I must say, this product did not disappoint (I mean, if you don’t mind the added ingredients– ‘cones anyone’? I know what you’re thinking, cones are bad– blah, blah, blah. However if you recall my post from a while back about good cones vs. bad ones, you’d remember that I intended to give them fair try. So here you have it. This oil has a silky feel, it glides on easily and distributes evenly. No qualms here with any of that.

Let’s Jam Custard

SoftSheen Carson really knew what they were doing when they made up this stuff. It really brings out curl definition, softens & shines without the crunchiness that is characteristic of most gels out there. It’s creamy like a pudding, that reactivates when you re-wet it. It can be used solo but it also plays nicely with other products. Caution: when I used it alone, my hair had a “stripped” feeling when I rinsed it out, but using a oil as the base beforehand took care of that.

Goddess Curls by Curls

I’ve been using this one on top of the Jam for good measure. I find that it tightens the hold a bit and give my hair an added shine.

Honorable Mention goes to… Eco Styler Gel

Since adopting the above 3 products in my routine, I haven’t had much use for this stuff. Despite that, Eco Styler is still worth mentioning when it comes to the wash-n-go because the fact is– it does work. If in a pinch, I’d count on it.

So, that’s about it. So far team wash-n-go has been winning this summer. Share your summer hair tips and product recommendations over on our FB.



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Sassy Appétit: Grillin' & Chillin'- BBQ For The Sassy Vegetarian

Although I’m technically a pescatarian (working my way to raw vegan), going to BBQs have come to be less than exciting for me because of the usual lack of food options. It used to be a joy to go to someone else’s place to pig out. These days, I usually eat before I go to avoid disappointment and the subsequent awkward, furrowed brow from hosts/hostesses as they insist that I partake in their garden salad, pasta salad, potato salad and whatever other salad they happen to have on hand.

It’s quite bizarre to me that people find my choice to eat vegetables strange. Based on the perplexed looks I get when asked, “Well, what do you eat?” and the bewildered look in their eyes when it comes to what to serve… it seems that a list and some tips to help y'all out might be useful.

This one’s for my vegetarians/pescatarians and the peeps that love us enough to make sure we don’t starve this 4th of July!

BBQ Cabbage is a delicious crowd-pleaser that all will enjoy.

Grilled Corn with Chipotle-lime butter

Grilled Portabella Mushroom Burger (or sub with a Flame Grilled Boca Patty/Salmon Burger)

Yearning for some spice in your veggie life? Blaze the grill with a few Field Roast Mexican Chipotle links. WARNING: Not for the faint-hearted, these spicy grains mean business.


Fish tacos Bobby Flay-style. If these tacos are good enough for the king of the grill, they’re sure to be good enough for your pescatarian guests.

Grilled Ratatouille: Hands down, this is by far my favorite grilled veggie treat. I’ve made this dish numerous times, and it is a winner. Even the meat-eaters will come back for seconds. Trust.

Happy Grilling!

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1st SASSY NATION GIVEAWAY! Carol's Daughter Transitioning 1-2-3 Kit

Sassy Hair: It’s our 1st Giveaway

To say thanks for your continued support, we are happy to announce our very first giveaway. We wanted to make it something worthwhile. So, this one is for all of our transitioners out there– WE SUPPORT YOU & your decision to give natural hair a go. To help you on your way, enter to win a Carol’s Daughter Transitioning 1-2-3 Kit.Winning is as easy as 1-2-3:

1. Make sure you are following us here on Tumblr & reblog/like this post, so we know who you are (most important)

3. Like the Sassy Nation Facebook page

3. Follow us on Twitter, Youtube OR Pinterest, your choice!

The winner will be announced next Friday, July 13th. Good luck & have a safe holiday week(end)!

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Bella Sassy: 4th of July Nails: American Gangster Picture & Video Tutorial

Bella Sassy Nail Art

American Gangster, Pt.2!!!

I loved this mani/pedi combo from last year so much that I had to remix it! HAPPY 4th of July! Stay safe & sassy.

Step 1: Apply base color

Step 2: Add red & blue to alternate sides of each nail

Step 3: Add white stripe down the center

Step 4: Watch the tutorial on how to recreate the pedi flag.

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