Last month, I attended an All-Natural Expo in Forest Park, GA. There were a variety of vendors who came out to promote and sell their products, which ranged from skin and hair care, makeup, clothing, nutrition, etc. Out of the many vendors participating in this expo, I was instantly drawn to the table that had a large sign beside it that read, ‘USDA Certified Organic’ and ‘Vegan Action Certified’. This table belonged to Turkessa Priest, Founder and Owner of Turkessa’s Natural Instincts.


For those of you who aren’t with the terms ‘USDA Certified Organic’ and ‘Vegan Action Certified’, here’ a quick lesson:

In order for a product to have the seal and be labeled ‘USDA Certified Organic’ the contents must be at least 95%  certified organic, according to USDA standards. (For more information, click here.)

If a product is ‘Vegan Action Certified’ it does not contain animal products of byproducts , and has not been tested on animals.  (For more information, click here.)


Now…for anyone (along with myself) familiar with the natural hair and skin product world, we know that there are a ton of products that claim to be 100% natural and organic, however, if there isn’t a label that clearly states it’s ‘USDA Certified Organic’ , 9.9/10 , it’s not organic. Also, the bonus of this product being organic, it also doesn’t contain anything animal related and these products were not tested on animals.

Immediately I thought to myself,  “I have to check out the products at this table because this is the closest to purely natural and organic I’m sure many of us have used and/or seen.”

Watch Turkessa Priest’s Interview with The Black Maverick regarding her natural hair and skin care line, Turkessa’s Natural Instincts.

I pretty much already have a natural hair care regimen using the same 4-5 all natural and organic products, however, I had to take a chance with this unique product. I bought the ‘Frankenhemp’ moisture-lax hair nourisher from the Natural Vibes line and fell in love with it! As far as reviews go, I love how it keeps my hair moisturized for days, how light the product is, and the fact that it doesn’t build up on my hair or scalp. I highly recommend the usage of this product and plan on continuing to use it in the future.


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