Alikay Naturals Give-away!




- What’s your name and where are you from?
Rochelle “BlackOnyx” Graham.  Jamaica via Fort Myers, FL




- How has being natural affected your life? How do you feel about this natural hair “movement”?  
Going natural & being a part of the natural hair community has enlightened my perception of the world.  Going beyond conventional perceptions of beauty, I want to be an influential force sharing this appreciation of beauty with all of its imperfections as well as the individuality that builds confidence.  Embracing the natural me has enabled me to get to know another side of myself and kick open new doors that not only created new opportunities, but influence the expansion of my overall style…that outlook is here to stay.



- Do you have staple hair products? If so what are they?
 I created the Alikay Naturals Mini Hair Collection out of my product staples.  Caribbean Coconut Milk Conditioner, Lemongrass Leave In Conditioner, Essential 17 Growth Oil, Shine Crave Hair Glosser, either the Caribbean Coconut Milk Shampoo or the Moisturizing Black Soap Shampoo, either the Shea Yogurt Moisturizer or Moisture Rich Hair Parfait and either the Honey & Sage Deep Conditioner or Avocado Cream Moisture Repairing Hair Mask.

From our point of view it looks like “Big Tings A Gwan” are in the works for you…. Care to talk about any new products in the works?  

We just did a major label makeover for Alikay Naturals where our customers were given an opportunity to pick the new label.  There are major brand expansion plans in the works for 2014…stay tuned into our social media pages for details (Stay Tuned into our @alikaynaturals on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).
I will spend the next 5 months on the road; motivating, empowering and enlightening.  I will be on this month’s Kansas City Natural Hair Care Expo’s natural hair blogger panel, I will be hosting New York City’s Fro Fashion Week fashion show in September along with a formal VIP “Red & White” dinner party (tickets available at www.alikaynaturals.com).  I will be hosting ingredient focused natural hair workshops at the following shows: The Armed Force Natural Hair & Health Expo in Texas, Delaware’s Natural Redefined Natural Hair Expo and South Florida’s Natural Hair Expo.




- Hard as it may seem how would you describe your hair and the regime you use to maintain it?
VERSATILE! I appreciate & embrace my own hair’s versatility at every stage.  From stretch styles to pin ups, there are so many things that I can do with it.  Every day is a celebration. I deep condition on a weekly basis with either our Avocado Creme Moisture Repairing Hair Mask or Honey & Sage Deep Conditioner.  To keep my hair hydrated I apply our Lemongrass Leave-in Conditioner daily and lock in moisture weekly with Shine Crave Hair Glosser followed by either one of our fabulous moisturizers: Shea Yogurt Hair Moisturizer or Moisture Rich Hair Parfait.  I love pairing the Lemongrass Leave In Conditioner with the Shea Yogurt Hair Moisturizer for twist outs.  I massage my scalp every other evening with the Essential Growth Oil. 


- Alikay Naturals products are becoming staple products for a lot of naturals. Why do you think that is? 
Because they really work!

- There is such an abundance of endless hair tips for Naturals, what is one tip or piece of advice you would give to natural who is having a hard time with “dealing” with her hair? 
Sealing the moisture in your natural hair.  It's not an option, it's a necessity. Moisture impacts hair growth and length retention.

- There is a flood of natural hair companies popping up looking to monetize in the movement… What differs you from a lot of the competition?
From the Alikay Naturals “Regal Royal Natural” theme song to our interactive social media platform, Alikay Naturals offers a message of self-expression and self-love. 
Composed of the richest natural & organic ingredients that use healing properties and natural humectants to nurture tresses and replenish moisture from root to tip, Alikay Naturals is a lifestyle brand that is committed to being more than just “skin deep”.  Our brand also offers a Skype consultation program and style cards through our interactive www.alikaynaturals.com site. As YouTube played a key role in the brand’s launch 4 years ago, we keep social media at the core of the consumer being able to identify with the brand.



- Alikay  is such a unique name! How did it come to be?  
Alikay is my middle name.  Derived from the Nigerian word "Alika" meaning "most beautiful."  It is also the Hawaiian form of Alex, meaning "the protector."


- What product would you recommend someone with low porosity hair and needs a great deep conditioner?
 The Honey and Sage Deep Conditioner because the honey is a natural humectant that pulls moisture from the air into the hair.




- Where can users order Alikay Natural? Are there any specials?  
Our products are sold at specialty boutiques across the US (check out our store locator to find a location near you), as well as online at www.alikaynaturals.com .  Each month we feature our favorite bloggers via the Alikay Natural Blogger Swag profile and offer 20% off of their favorite Alikay Naturals products.

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