Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Happy 1 year Blogiversary!

Hola amigos,


Rock Yo Rizos has turned 1!  Thank you to all of my followers and friends for your support.  I truly appreciate every ounce of it.  This year has been amazing - from photo shoots, to magazine features, to traveling to beautiful countries while developing great friendships along the way. 



All in all to say, with a new year comes a new site.  Please continue to join me at my new home - rockyorizos.com !


xo,
Mel

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Wash Yo Rizos Day! My niece Sanai

I visited my niece a couple of weeks ago and it was WASH DAY! I was excited to see the regimen my sister created for them and what hair care products she uses. Below Sanai had 6 day dirty pelo.  Check out the process below...

BEFORE (rockin' a braid out)








CONDITIONER MIXTURE





AFTER



Process Time: 46 mins

Wash: 1X with Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo.  My sister Ceci normally uses this product on Sanai once a month to remove all of the buildup from her hair.

Condition/Detangle:  Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan oil
 conditioner and Herbal Essence Honey I'm Strong conditioner.  Wide toothed combed hair from ends to root and twisted.  Rinsed under luke warm water and hair was untwisted.

Style: Coated hair with Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie and air dried.  No fluffing needed (she's lucky).

Stay Tuned for Zoƫ.....

Hugs,
Mel



Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Whoa Wednesday! Meet Jason

I know it has been a while since I have done a Whoa Wednesday feature and I couldn't think of anyone else to kick it off but my buddy Jason.  I had the pleasure of meeting him through a mutual friend and my initial thought was  Woooow, his locs are awesome!  I mean his style was on point also but there was something about his energy that was intriguing and I was right.  Everyone meet Jason...

1. Name and where you are from? 

My name is Jason Reynolds and I'm from Oxon Hill, MD, but have lived in Brooklyn, New York for ten years.



2. How would you describe yourself in five words?

Creative, diligent, compassionate, curious and...tall.



3. Tell us something about you that will make us say WHOA!

I learned to crochet when I was younger due to an obsession with hats. I could never find hats that I liked — my kind of hats —  so my mother had a friend of hers teach me to crochet. One of the best things I've ever learned, especially since now I have so much hair. Oh, one other quick thing, the lady who taught me was a "see-er/reader." A psychic. I grew up in a house with psychics and meditations circles and palm reading and all that was the norm. I used to be scared to tell people that because...y'know. But now, naw. I'm proud of my upbringing. It was different. It was special.



4. How long have you been rockin' your locs?  What made you decide to loc your hair?  

So I've had locs for about eight years. I think. And I wish I had some sort of groundbreaking story about how and why I started them but the truth is, my hair has been long most of my adult life, but just sort of "wild." I've lived as an artist for a long time, and just didn't really feel the need to be clean shaven, not to mention my father has never been. He's had long hair, and a full beard my entire life, so it just seemed natural. I think I somehow equate it with what men are supposed to look like (though I know this isn't necessarily the case.) I also like being scruffy and hairy from the neck up but really clean and neat from the neck down. Keeps people on their toes. 

5. What is your hair routine? 

My hair routine. Well, and this is going to be embarrassing because this is a hair blog, but I don't do much. As a matter of fact, if it weren't for my girlfriend yelling at me, I probably wouldn't do anything. I wash it a few times a year. Yes, you read correctly, a few times a year. More in the summer, because of all the sweating. Surprisingly, it's never dirty and it doesn't hold any smell. I don't know why, but I'm grateful! And I keep it moisturized with Oyin Hair Dew, and Cantu Shea Butter. I don't do any re-twisting or any of that (obviously.) I love them as they are.



 
6. Where can we find you on social media? 

twitter: @jasonreynolds83 
IG: @jasonreynolds83 
website: www.jasonwritesbooks.com  
I'm on facebook but you just have to search for me. Lol. 

7. Any last thoughts? Anything you would love for us to know?

Everyone who reads this, after you finish moisturizing your rizos, go out and buy my latest novel, WHEN I WAS THE GREATEST. Boom! 



Monday, May 19, 2014

Green Plus Goodies Green Juice

I have been trying to stay consistant with drinking my green juices and I have to be honest, it's been difficult.  With the weather finaling breaking, I just want to hangout al fresco and eat ummmm pizza.  I know that I have to maintain a healthy nutritional balance so I'm getting back on schedule.  Below is the recipe for Green Pluss Goodies green juice that I had for breakfast this morning.  Enjoy!

xoxo,
Mel


Ingredients:
 
1 bag of spinach plus (spinach, baby bok choy, baby red and green chard)
1 healthy handful of asparagus
granny smith apple
1 tomato
1 cucumber
1 piece of ginger 
1 lime


Friday, May 9, 2014

Under the Sea



Location: Highland Park


This weather could not be crazier!  

One day it's gorgeous and 80 degrees and the next day it's cold and you have to wear a coat.  I have been dyyyying to wear this dress and couldn't think of a better background to capture the beautiful colors.  

Hope you enjoy!

Hugs,
Mel







Photos by: Maleknaz


Dress: Leifdottir
Clutch: Zara



Thursday, May 1, 2014

El Cosmico - Marfa, TX


After 7 hours of driving from Austin we arrived at El Cosmico.  Like I said in a previous post I have wanted to go somewhere different and completely unconventional. While googling, I came across this location.  It is an 18 acre campground that has trailers, safari tents and teepees and it was absolutely magical!  That is literally the only way I can describe it. The weather was perfect though it did get a little chilly at night. 

Here is a visual of the highlights... 

Enjoy!

xo,
Mel













How cool is this tire stool?!?

Cutest stove, ever!

Interior of the main lobby








The local newspaper

Gift shop in the main lobby.  I wanted everything!






Inside the teepee - doesn't it resemble a Ralph Lauren ad?



If you are thinking about visiting Texas, I TOTALLY recommend El Cosmico!