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Wednesday, December 9, 2009
All of Nov. 27th orders shipped no later than Dec. 14
Nov. 28th orders = Dec. 15
Nov. 29th orders = Dec. 16
Nov. 30-Dec. 3 orders = Dec. 17
Dec. 4-6 orders = Dec. 18
Dec. 7-9 orders = Dec. 22
All orders received after Dec. 9 may experience a 1-day delay in shipping times, which is currently 7-10 days.
Beginning January 2010, AfroVeda will have three permanent staff members to assist with shipping, email inquiries, sales & promotions, events and other customer service duties that will make your shopping experience much better. We will also add a "Local Pick-Up" option for those in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex (distribution center renovation is almost complete!).
I personally appreciate all of you for your generous display of patience and support. AfroVeda has experienced some growing pains during 2009, and you have been there with open arms and words of encouragement to help me get through those tough moments. As the only employee at AfroVeda, there were many rough moments when working 18-21 hour days weren't even enough to keep up. But because of customers like you, I am encouraged and look forward to all of the wonderful things that are in store for the new year.
I wish each of you a very happy, safe and wonderful holiday season!
In perfect peace,
Friday, December 4, 2009
I am making a few changes at AfroVeda at the beginning of the year that you will definately benefit from. A few of which are (1) a new "local pick-up" option for those in the area, (2) two additional employees (yay!!! no longer working alone means faster order processing!), and (3) more give-aways, contests and promotions!
Thank you for all your love and support!
In perfect peace,
Thursday, October 8, 2009
When: Sunday, November 8, 2009 from 1:30pm-5:30pm
Where: Desoto Civic Center (211 E. Pleasant Run, Desoto, Texas 75115)
One of the featured vendors.....AfroVeda, of course!!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
My exact comment "I have not yet mastered the skill of listing products in the order of decreasing amount" may have been misunderstood to mean that AfroVeda did not provide full disclosure of all ingredients in its products. That is not the case. The ingredients listed are exactly what is in the product, and now will be listed (along with their Latin names) in decreasing order on both the website and labels. Amazingly enough, the way that I had them listed really wasn't too far off the mark (its great to have a chemist handy!). INCI compliance takes a bit more time and research, but I feel it is worth it to have AfroVeda's customers fully aware of what they are purchasing.
I just wanted to post a quick note for those concerned. As the sole employee at AfroVeda, sometimes things get past me, and researching Latin names for ingredients was one of those things. There is a silver lining in all things, though, if you take the time to look. I want to say "THANK YOU!" to all of you for your comments because it ultimately translates to the betterment of AfroVeda and allows me to align this growing company with a higher standard of information. And as AfroVeda grows in knowledge, understanding and wisdom, the full benefit of that growth will be felt by it's customers.
Thank you, again, for all your support!
In perfect peace,
Thursday, October 1, 2009
To celebrate "Prana", take an extra 15% off your entire order. Hurry! This sale is for 3 days only!!
Sale ends October 3, 2009. Use Coupon Code PRANA15
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Made in the traditional Ayurvedic fashion, this protein-free conditioner boasts a combination of 12 different Ayurvedic herbs and extracts uniquely blended to provide silky conditioning, detangle hair, and add softness. Our Prana Green Tea Conditioner also provides everyday protection from environmental stress and damages.
Don't miss it!!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Due to the overwhelming response to our announcement regarding the trip to Ghana, Africa, AfroVeda will be closed August 25 - September 15, 2009 . No orders will be accepted during that time. Also, no combined orders will be allowed. We will reopen our doors on September 16, 2009.
ALL ORDERS RECEIVED PRIOR TO AUGUST 25TH WILL BE PROCESSED AND SHIPPED NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 1, 2009.
In perfect peace,
Friday, July 31, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Beginning today until July 31st, enjoy 20% off everything for him and her including hair butters, pomades, shampoos, conditioners and more! Just enter the code AVBDAY09 to receive the discount.
We would like to thank all of you for your continued support and patronage. Without you, there would be no AfroVeda!
In perfect peace,
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Be sure to check the website (www.AfroVeda.com) on Monday for great deals for you and your family!!
Monday, May 11, 2009
Hello, everyone!! I recently had the awesome opportunity to spend the weekend with my son in New York. It was his 16th birthday and turned out to be a wonderful place to celebrate! I love NY!!
This is my son & I in NY on the subway. We were coming back from China Town...you know what that means! Shopping galore!!
This picture was taken 2 weeks later when I re-installed. Looks exactly the same! I'm a happy camper! :-)
In perfect peace!
Monday, May 4, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
1. Shrinkage: Since black hair has a curl pattern, the length isn't always easy to see because the hair "shrinks" up sometimes as much as 80%! Unless you straighten your hair or find ways to allow it to remain 'stretched' you might think that your hair isn't very long when it is.
2. Breakage: Breakage can be caused by rough handling, over processing, the wrong products and many other bad hair practices. Bottom line...if your hair is breaking as fast as it's growing, you will never see length accumulating!
3. Slow Hair Growth: A poor diet and lack of essential vitamins and minerals can slow your hair's growth. Take a good vitamin and eat well for health and your fastest hair growth.
4. Scalp Issues: Psoriasis, alopecia and many other scalp related problems can have the effect of stunting your hair's growth.
Once you understand the basics of growing black hair and take control of your hair's health, it can and will grow to great lengths. Here are a few tips to get you started:
1. Start a regimen that revitalizes your hair and will be easy to manage (you're more likely to stick with it!)
2. Steer clear of sulfates, mineral oil, and other harsh chemicals
3. Use a protein conditioner once a month to help strengthen hair
4. Remember: Moisture, moisture, moisture!!
Never let anyone tell you that your hair won't grow. That, my dear, is a myth!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I'm headed to the Big Apple in a few days for my son's 16th birthday bash (what a treat!!) and it seriously had me thinking about my hair. I've been au naturale for 9 years now and normally wear my twist-outs, but considering all the activities we're bound to get into, I found myself *drawn* to protective styling. I certainly don't want to spend all my time getting my 'do' right, so I have to decide on a style that will be SUPA-DUPA FLY and maintenance-free. What do you suggest? I will have to do this transformation myself (no time for a salon appointment...plus I wanna save my money for all the fun in NYC!!). I've checked out a few youtube videos on hair weaves, but WOW! Not sure I can pull that one off by myself. How exactly do you cornrow your own hair in a circle, BTW? I've done half-wigs before (the $20 synthetic kind), but they look really 'wig-y' after I've slept on it.
Here's how I normally wear my hair (it's an old pic, but my hair still looks the same). As much as I love this style, it can be a bit time consuming to recreate (takes me about an hour & a half to do the two-strand twists).
Anyhoo....I welcome your suggestions and any how-to advice you can give! :-) And I'll be sure to post a pic of my final decision.
Chat at cha lata!
Peace & blessings,
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
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Friday, March 20, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
AfroVeda began almost 10 years ago with my desire to break out of the mold I found myself in, and allow my hair to be what it was intended to be. Granted, I loved my relaxed hair and the way it moved with the breeze. But inside I was looking for a more holistic way of life, and growing out my relaxer just seemed to follow along. There was no thought of forming a business around my hair care regimen, I only wanted to 'do right' by my hair.
During the years that followed, I tried my hand at massage therapy as a way to bring a more relaxing atmosphere into my life, and provided care for people living with cancer. In my mind, it was my ideal job and I loved every minute of it. I had been looking for a way to honor my father who passed away from colon cancer, and this seemed like the perfect way to do it. I considered it my own personal escape as well -- those moments when aromatherapy, spa music, and tranquility seemed to take over. I knew I was providing this same escape for my clients, and I was filled with gratitude at every appointment. These sessions were fulfilling that inner cry for freedom, and I searched high and low for every opportunity to inch closer to that ultimate goal.
However, after seven years as a massage therapist, I still wasn't fulfilled. I began to wonder if this was truly meant to be, and my passion for this art started to diminish. Not because of the wonderful benefit I was providing (I still loved doing it), but because I had spent thousands of dollars and endless hours trying to make a business out of the thing that I loved, only to have doors repeatedly shut in my face. At the same time, I was stuck in a rut with my hair regimen, not realizing the true potential I had to grow stronger, healthier hair. Basically, I was just stuck -- mentally, physically, emotionally.
I had visited several hair care boards over the years and enjoyed reading about the many success stories others were having. I basically had one homemade product that I used on my hair religiously (because it worked!), and knew nothing about synthetic chemicals, unnatural preservatives, or the structure of hair strands. It was a whole new world to me, and the knowledge seemed to flow from women all over the world. I was astonished and overjoyed! Finally, here was my opportunity to learn about how to care for my natural hair....and be successful at it!!
The word Ayurveda came up on one of the boards and I was extremely intrigued. I began to research this 'new' technique (actually it's been around for thousands of years) and found out that it means "knowledge of life". I am a very spiritual person and the thought instantly came to me that I was meant to pursue this. More research (books, internet, and my own Indian friends) brough me to the conclusion that this was truly my 'purpose', and that it was something I was meant to do. I began using the herbs and oils recommended for various hair ailments (itchy scalp, malnourished & porous strands, damaged hair) and found that my hair loved it! So much so, that it responded almost immediately!! I went back to the hair boards and posted a picture of one of the homemade products I had concocted and, as they say, the rest is history. Several emails came in saying "if you make it, I will buy it". One week later, the name "AfroVeda" was given to me and I posted a website with the Curly Custard (the product I posted on the hair board), a hair growth elixir, and an oil to be used for hot oil treatments.
That was eight months ago. And because of the tremendous love and support from the ladies on the hair boards, my friends and family, AfroVeda has grown and now offers 20 products for taking care of hair, the Ayurvedic way. The products are all made by hand, by me, in my home and it is truly a joy. I am somewhat of a perfectionist and do all I can to ensure that AfroVeda products are made with the utmost care and safety. There are no parabens, sulfates or other harmful ingredients in the products. The products do contain Ayurvedic herbs, oils and botanicals that are proven to have a positive health benefit. They are all formulated according to your body type (or "dosha" as explained in Ayurveda), which takes into consideration all things necessary to maintain equilibrium in the body. It doesn't matter your race, hair texture, or whether your hair is natural or relaxed. What it does consider is YOU.
AfroVeda is still a baby. Although we are no longer in the infant stage, we are still growing and maturing in this industry as each day passes. You will see changes happening -- with the website (it is being updated as we speak!) and the products we offer. Please, don't be dismayed. I now have an incredible support group of both professionals and everyday folks who are overjoyed right along with me about this new venture, and are eager to help me with its success. I've always heard that it takes a community to raise a child, and I am grateful for those who have encouraged me to step out on faith. Rest assured that we will continue to provide the best quality Ayurvedic hair care products imaginable, and do everything in our power to remain humble and appreciative of this gift.
I'd like to take this time to thank you and invite you to visit AfroVeda.
With manifold peace and blessings, I wish you a good day!!
In perfece peace,
Monday, March 16, 2009
For example, our CocoLatte Moisture Mask (perfect for Pitta doshas) has an abundance of moisture packed in! No parabens, sulfates or glycol in these products! No siree!!
It's so great at increasing the hair's moisture level that we've named it "Product of the Month"! Why not try some for yourself? Your hair will LOVE you for it!!