Kentuckiana Natural Hair Meetup 9/26

Join Me Saturday 9/26 @ 4:30 pm for

The Kentuckiana Natural Hair Community Presents: Natural Hair Care Meetup Kentuckiana Natural Hair Community Meetup The event will take place at Molly Malone’s 933 Baxter Ave Louisville, KY 40204.

I will be presenting on healthy hair care tips for the winter months.  There will also be swag bags, giveaways, product swap, music, food and a cash bar.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online through Eventbrite.

For more information visit the Kentuckiana Natural Hair Community FB Page.

See you then :)


Louisville Loc Appreciation Day 2015

Saturday June 27,  2015
7 pm – Midnight
Admission is FREE
Chandelier’s Main Event
201 East Main Street Louisville KY 40202
(corner of E Main & Brooks Street)

Guest Presentations Brought to You By Natural Alternatives Salon

Event will feature giveaways, hair demos,  q&a panel,  refreshments and vendors with products and accessories for purchase.



Sip n Shop with Pure Shea Store

You’re Invited…

Pure Shea Store Louisville

Sip n Shop

Friday June 13th 2014

7-9:00 pm 


Join us for a private evening of shopping, wine and appetizers.  Learn more about Pure Shea Store and the products offered locally including pure shea butter soaps, body butter, bath salts and sugar scrubs.  Support local business, while networking with friends and find products for your hair and body care.  I will be on hand as well as the Soap Man himself, Chris Thigpen, answering your questions concerning dry hair, eczema, acne and itchy scalp.  This event is FREE to Derby City Naturals members. Go to the FB invite and let me know you plan to attend so we can plan accordingly. See you Friday!
Soapman Pure Shea Store
Pure Shea Store
2804 Dumesnil St Louisville, KY 40211
Below The PHA Masonic Temple
Free parking available.


Motions Straight Finish Memphis Style Event Recap + Giveaway

Motions Straight Finish

Around a month ago I was contacted to review the new Motions Straight Finish product line and to host an in-store meetup in Memphis, TN.  Check out my YT reviews of the product from curly to straight and back to curly again.  In short I think this system worked really well in protecting my hair from heat while straightening and my curls came bouncing back in just one wash.  For more info on where you can find these products check out Motion’s website.

My favorite thing about this blogging “fame” is to be able to assist people in their journey.  And hosting the Curly 2 Straight Tennessee Meetup allowed me to do just that. I met and interacted with so many wonderful natural women and provide advice on styling, techniques and establishing a regimen. All in all we had a really amazing time, check out some of the pictures from the event below.

If you would like to check out these products and you are in the Atlanta area check out bloggers Arkeedah of, Tarika of + friends at the

Motions Curly 2 Straight ATL Event

Thursday 10/17 at 4p-8p

Walmart Supercenter

6149 Old National Hwy College Park, GA

Or Enter this Giveaway to Win A Full Set of Motions Straight Finish Products:

  1. Like Motions on facebook
  2. Like Derby City Naturals on facebook
  3. Leave a comment answering the following question: Why are you excited to try Motions Straight Finish products?

Giveaway is open to US residents only. Giveaway begins Tuesday 10/15/2013 runs through Friday 10/18/2013.  You must like and follow the pages listed above to be eligible. Maximum number of contest entries is 1 (one), additional comments do not count for multiple entries. Winner will be notified via email used to leave comment and/or facebook.  Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize else it will be forfeit and a new winner selected.

This promotion is solely sponsored by Lunchbox and has not been endorsed by Motions or its subsidiaries or affiliates. By entering, you agree to look solely to Lunchbox or Derby City Naturals for any claims in connections therewith, and not to Motions or its subsidiaries or affiliates.

Motions Secret Style Event in Memphis TN

Motions Secret Style EventHey y’all I am please to announce that I will be hosting Motions Secret Style Event in Memphis, TN on Tuesday 10/1/2013.  This event is all about Motions new Straight Finish product line that is designed to aid curly girls in utilizing the versatility in their hair and going straight without damaging those tresses.

motions curly to straight derby city naturals natural hiar blowout

The Straight Finish product line consists of a cleanser, leave-in conditioner and sealer packed with keratin, healthy oils and silicones for heat protection.  I was a bit nervous about heat styling my own hair, I actually have not done it myself in 2-3 years but I decided to give myself a blow-out, check out my video on YT

These products are locally available in drug stores like Walmart so it is only right that we throw a party right in the aisles of the store.  Join us as we answer your questions, provide beauty tips, free product samples, refreshments and of course giveaways.

Motions Secret Style Event

Tuesday Oct 1st 2013 4-8 pm

Walmart Supercenter 7525 Winchester Road Memphis TN

Share the event and join us online using hashtag #curly2straightTN

Return of the Curls: Curls Gone Wild Kentucky Natural Hair Expo 2013

return of the curls kentuckyReturn of the Curls

Curls Gone Wild

Kentucky Natural Hair & Beauty Expo

Saturday, September 14th 2013

10 am  – 5 pm

University of Louisville, Student Activities Center 

So this is really happening. Kentucky is getting our first ever major natural hair expo!  You all know that for the last 3 years I have worked hard at the Derby City Naturals brand in order to provide education, information, and direction on natural hair in Louisville.  I have hosted meetups and was on the committee for Natural Hair Meetup Day, but one thing I have always wanted for is a large natural hair expo here in our city.  Thanks to Keenya Kelly of Return of the Curls this is finally happening!!! Haley Rhine Derby City Naturals Keenya Kelly Return of the Curls

Keenya has become a fast friend of mine and I am  truly impressed by the wonderful work she has done with Return of the Curls all over the U.S.  I am also glad that she didn’t forget about home (yes Keenya is Kentucky girl) and that she and her team have worked diligently to pull this event together.

But we need to make sure that we show up and show out! Buy your tickets online before the event for $10 or the day of at the door for $15.  Bring your friends, sorors, cousins, church members, neighbors and let us show the industry that we are a viable market. There are also a few vendor spaces left, please contact info@returnofthecurls if you are interested in vending it is not too late.

INHMD Instagram Giveaway from MainElement: Love

Happy International Natural Hair Meetup Day, everyone! Today is the day that naturals from around the world will celebrate their decision to return to their roots and wear their hair natural.  Kudos to everyone who has made that decision and those who are still working on it.

I am all set to host the Louisville, KY INHMD event tonite at 6:30 pm we are going to have a blast!  One of our esteemed sponsors mainelement:love is hosting an Instagram giveaway for free products and it is easy to enter.

  1. Take a photo with your INHMD coupon code.
  2. Post the photo on Instagram with the hashtag #mainelementlove
  3. Tag the photo with @mainelementlove

That is it!  Be sure to follow me on Instagram @HereIsMySpout.  This is my personal ig acct so I post hair pics along with other random musings I have found.  Mainelementlove ig