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EDEN BodyWorks Launches New Coconut Shea Collection with “Style”

Alecia Tucker answers the ladies most pressing hair questions.

To celebrate the launch of the new Coconut Shea collection, EDEN BodyWorks has hosted a series of events entitled “Style with EDEN.”  Infused with pure coconut oil and shea butter, the Coconut Shea product line, promises to change the way you manage your hair. I had the pleasure of attending the event along with many other style mavens in the Chicago area. The event was held at the hip, south loop venue, City Point Loft.  A major highlight of the evening was the panel discussion, a fusion if you will, of hair and fashion.


The panelist included Chicago favorites: Aramide “Dee Dee” Esubi of The Sassy Peach, Alecia Tucker aka “Afros N’ Baby Hair” of Thrive Beauty Bar (Salon) and Autumn Merritt of Sir and Madame Boutique with hair and clothing models Tanikia Thompson of Nikki in the City and Rachel Odem of Rachel O. Beauty. I was so inspired by the passion with the panelist shared their wisdom. Alecia Tucker gave us a breakdown of how she used each product to style models’ hair. Armed with new knowledge, I can’t wait to share my own experience and results of the new product line with you.

Here are some more photo highlights of the evening. Enjoy!

Stepping out with style

Ylorie Anderson, our host for the evening
Renae Bluitt of In her Shoes Blog, Ylorie Anderson, Aramide Esubi of The Sassy Peach,
Autumn Merritt of Sir and Madame.
Photo credit Chuckstr Photography

SWAG!! Each attendee received a full-size product to try.
(In case you are wondering…that’s my hand on the right…lol)
Photo credit: Chuckstr Photography
Hair models Tanikia Thompson and Rachel Odem, Clothing styled by Autumn Merrit
and hair Alecia Tucker
Can we get an ‘Amen’ for the shoes!?

About the Collection

Pudding Soufflé:
A lightweight soft hold styling formula perfect for setting, twisting and
defining hair. Great for elongating and stretching curls. SRP: $8.99 (16 oz.)

Leave-In Conditioner: A creamy detangler used to soften hair and improve manageability. This sulfate-free formula is safe for color-treated, chemically treated, curly, or straight hair. SRP: $8.99 (8 oz.)

Co-Wash: A no-suds, moisture-rich, sulfate-free cleansing conditioner that leaves hair silky, soft, and frizz-free while removing build up. Ideal for those seeking daily hydration without the concern of drying hair out from excessive shampooing. SRP: $8.99 (16 oz.)

Curl Crème: Eliminating curl shrinkage and fly aways, this humidity-resistant formulation refines and separates curls and waves while providing maximum hold. SRP: $8.99 (16 oz.)

Edge Gel: Smooth and tame hairline edges with an emollient rich, frizz-fighting
formulation that eliminates unruly tresses. SRP: $8.99 (6 oz.)

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Wicked Single Flat-twist Spiral Style

Well, shut yo’ mouth honey! This single flat-twist style is fierce! (It’s actually two single flat twists going around her head.) This is one of my favorite go-to styles when I have unruly hair or an old twist out and I want a pulled together look. I’ve never seen it spiral in back like the young lady has it here. Would love to meet her! Great style. Definitely a must try.
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Workday Low-Maintentance, Low-Manipulation Hair: Side Twistout Updo

Spending all day on my hair? Ain’t nobody got time for that!!


I know some girls spend a lot of time detangling and smoothing out their kinks. The number thing I don’t worry about is texture. First-day twistout hair for me is always the kinkiest with hardly any length. As I retwist throughout the week the hair will continue to stretch and become less kinky over time. I’m big fan of just learning to work with your texture. This style was achieved after I washed and conditioned it. Part of my detangling process is to put my hair medium to large twists. I left the back in twists and flat-twisted then up and pinned then down at the top with a bobby pin. I only took down the twists in front and swept the hair up and over to the side (my signature move…lol) and secured it with a hair pin.

Day 2
That night, I moisturized and retwisted with moisture cream. The next day, instead of wearing my hair out, I left the twists in the back pinned up. Then I retwisted the twists in front and secured then with a bobby pin over to the side. Any stray pieces were tucked in.

My hair is so kinky, people often think I have locs…lol (Love my naps…)

Easy breezy style. I think I will moisturize the back and retwist and keep the back twists pinned up and just continue to wear it out or twisted in the front until time for my next wash.

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Fly Natural Hair: Simple, Chic TWA Headband


Short hair doesn’t have to be boring. This beaded head band is the perfect accessory to add a little flirty pazzaz to your natural look. The model in this pic really lets her natural beauty shine with minimal makeup. Her curls are finger-defined with product. This look can be achieved using a twist defining cream or a gel, water and oil mix. Her earrings and necklace provide a feminine and sultry touch. She is killing this TWA!

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