Monday, June 27, 2016

Hair Product Review: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie vs. Curl & Style Milk

Shea Moisture's Curl Enhancing Smoothie


As a black female, hair is a huge aspect of my life. I can't just put it in a ponytail and move along with the rest of my day. Hair is a process for me mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Which is exactly why no ordinary product can maintain my hair. Although I have parted with many products, Shea Moisture has never seemed to stop working for me. At the given moment, my favorite two things to use are the Curl Enhancing Smooth and the Curl & Style Milk. However, it seems that I cannot have one without the other. So, why not compare the two?

Shea Moisture's Curl Enhancing Smoothie

In the left corner we have the Curl Enhancing Smoothie! On the container, it is labeled, "THICK, CURLY HAIR". However, as a person who has curly hair but not the thickest, I can testify that it still is proven to be extremely useful. The smoothie itself, is quite thick, but doesn't appear to leave residue. It can be used when laying your hair down to make it look neat. If you want something light that won't pack on your head, I suggest using the milk. Still, even if the milk is too thick, you can add a small amount of water. 

Shea Moisture's Curl & Style Milk

Shea Moisture's Curl & Style Milk
In the right corner we have the Curl & Style Milk! This product is practically perfect for a wash and go in the morning or adding back moisture after a simple rinse. It can make your hair feel soft and silky, avoiding frizz. When your hair is brittle and dry, you can section it off into fours, then use the a spray bottle to spritz it. From there, you can apply the milk and style it as desired. Your hair will feel fresh, and smooth. To define my curls, I prefer to put my hair in Bantu knots then taking them out later. 


After all, this is still a review, and of course I have to give some cons. Out of both the products, longevity is the number one problem. I often find myself having to reapply the moisture into my hair because it doesn't last that long. Also, you can't easily use these products alone and be guaranteed complete moisture. But, that is why it's suggested you purchase the other products as well. My rating for the smoothie is an 8.5 out of 10, while my rating on the milk is 9 out 10. The milk seems to have a lot more uses and advantages than the smoothie. 

Interested in seeing what Shea Moisture has in store? Click the link below!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Music Review: SHE by Trapo

SHE EP by Trapo

Who is Trapo?

Davon Prather, otherwise known as Trapo, is a teenage Wisconsin born rapper and singer currently signed to Esselgy Records. His latest work is an EP titled "She" which features the likes of artists such as Max Wonders, TheMIND, and Meraki. The EP is ten tracks long and was released on March 26, 2016. 

Is it Good?

Definitely. Trapo carries a soothing melody through his soulful voice while still being able to rhyme and flow. She is full of both R&B influences as well as Hip-Hop. In tracks such as "Never Run", "Prototype" and "Special" Trapo discusses topics such as love and attraction. While his sound may not be every single person's cup of tea, he still makes music that most people can vibe to. 

My rating of She would be 9.5/10. There was nothing wrong with the EP, I just wish that it had been longer. Two songs that really stood out to me were "Chicago" and "Cruise Control." Chicago, because it was funky and made me want to dance around my house. Cruise Control because he is really saying something there. His quote, "Don't act like you never loved the way I treated you" really makes me wonder, how did he treat her in the first place? Was he good to her? Or possibly the opposite? Hopefully not.

In the near future I am looking forward to hearing more music from Trapo. Maybe even a debut album sometime around the way. Until then, you can listen to She on SoundCloud, Spotify, and TIDAL. If you're tempted to listen, click the link below.

Listen To SHE by Trapo 


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Welcome to The Black, Ceramic Doll!

Hello! Bonjour! Salaam! Hallo!

Welcome to my blog! My name is Maryam Muhammad and I am a teenage writer from Connecticut. I started this blog as a hobby due to extreme boredom and anxiety, deciding that if I can't tell friends and family the things I want to, why not tell the world? Sometimes, strangers are the best listeners. Wait, scratch that; strangers are always the best listeners. 

On this blog I have several topics that I will discuss:
  • Music Reviews
  • Hair Product Reviews
  • SJWS (Social Justice Warrior Stuff)
  • Q&A  
  • Anything else you want 
So, if you have anything you want me to review and/or suggestions, please email me at and send anything you wish. 

Until next time, peace out!