November 4, 2019

Having natural hair can be difficult, especially for those of us with curls and kinks on the tighter end of the spectrum. Even with a wide array of products from which to choose and years of experience of taking care of your hair, natural haircare can still be a bit of a struggle. With that being said, add moving abroad to the mix and you end up with a scalp crisis.

The thing about moving abroad, and moving to a new place in ge...

November 1, 2019

Wintertime is quickly approaching, and its effects are already being felt. Temperatures are dropping, the pumpkin spice lattes are flowing, and the Christmas classics are steadily making their way to the airwaves.

Unfortunately, the effects are not all positive. For many naturals, the cold winter air means dry and brittle hair. If not carefully treated, hair left in this state can become damaged. Fortunately, most naturals toda...

October 29, 2019

Whether one chooses to wear it or not, makeup has become more accessible and plays a part in countless people’s everyday routine. In some countries, it is standard for women to wear makeup every day, whether natural or glam. In others, very little to no makeup is the standard.

I happen to be from a place where all ends of the spectrum are embraced.

This year, I mostly only wore makeup for special occasions and barely wore any d...

October 28, 2019

So you have yet to hear about skin roller systems (aka microneedling) being used on your edges to assist hair growth? Piercing your scalp with hundreds of tiny needles to assist hair growth is the latest treatment that’s touted as allowing better absorption of products into the skin.

I recently watched a YouTube video where this young black woman was talking about using a skin roller system to regrow her edges. My initial thoug...

October 14, 2019

It's no secret that many of us naturals dread wash day because of how time consuming it can be. This is the day that us coily girls will spend thoroughly detangling, pre-pooing, shampooing, and deep conditioning our hair, among other things. After we have made it through all of that, we are then tasked with figuring out how we're going to style our hair.

Some of us opt for blow drying to achieve sleek, stretched hair, and then...

October 8, 2019

Having acne is not for the faint at heart, especially when it's compounded with a host of other skin problems. If you are anything like me, you have hormonal acne, combination oily skin, and pores that are larger than life.

Like me, you have visited just about every drugstore location nearest you, searching the aisles for the latest product that promises clear skin, hoping against hope that it will be the one.

You finally get yo...

September 30, 2019

As a natural with high porosity hair you may find that it is a bit of a challenge to retain length and reach your growth goals due to constant breakage. Having high porosity hair means that your hair strands have raised or damaged cuticles which can lead to chips and cracks along your hair strands.

The damage incurred could have been the result of chemical processes like dying the hair, or it could have been the result of ove...

Nails designs have evolved tremendously and are now considered to be just as important as the perfect accessories to accentuate your feminine attire. The key to perfect nail selection is: nail shape, choosing a design based on not only what is trending, but what is also, flattering to your nail bed, finger shape/length, and considering color shades that compliment your skin tone.

Contrary to popular belief; bright col...

February 12, 2019

I stopped wearing makeup for two years. For 730 straight days, I abandoned foundation, blush, mascara, brow powder, the works. I kept my brows trimmed and shaped, but I celebrated holidays, went on dates, and took a vacation sans makeup. The choice was an easy one for me to make; I have never been big into makeup. I wore it, but I never really knew what I was doing, and probably still don’t.

As I also shared previously, I have...

January 3, 2019

At this point, it’s just plain dishonest to deny the positive impact of the natural hair movement. It has encouraged millions of black women to embrace our hair textures and to rock our natural beauty. Black women like Lupita Nyong’o, Janelle Monáe and Viola Davis often proudly sport their gorgeous coils and locs on the red carpet. Likewise, manufacturers and retailers of hair-straightening relaxers and texturizers are seeing...

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