Monday, July 25, 2016
We’re here to address two things: a myth and a unique problem. Let’s begin with the myth that black people don’t need to wear sunscreen. This is a common misconception. Although the melanin in black skin does offer some protection from the sun, it is not immune from skin cancer. Black skin has a natural SPF of 13, but many dermatologist suggest wearing at least an SPF 15 broad spectrum sunscreen daily.
GOING ON VACATION? HERE ARE 5 THINGS EVERY NATURAL SHOULD NEVER FORGET TO PACK
Many black women who wear or have attempted to wear sunscreen often complain of one major problem: sunscreen makes them look pale or comes off chalky on our beautiful brown skin. All too often the claims of transparent sunscreen coverage fail the dark skin test, leaving us looking ashy and gray.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Summer is here which means two things: great food and carefree hairstyles. While food and beauty have remained synonymous across the globe, a lot of us still find it difficult to envision the many benefits fruits and vegetables can offer our hair. The whole ‘juice and berries’ concept actually isn’t as far-fetched as it seems now that we have access to so much information through the internet.
WHY YOU NEED TO ADD WATERMELON TO YOUR HAIR REGIMEN
There are recipes for beauty regimens that contain everything from egg shells to rice water, and their uses have been passed down for generations among many cultures. One deliciously beneficial ingredient is the papaya.
Friday, July 22, 2016
While many natural love sharing the beauty of natural hair they often forget some of the tricks caring for natural hair needed to be learned. It took years to learn how to care for relaxed hair but many are impatient when it comes to learning natural hair. We're about sharing so we are sharing some basic tips like twistout and the two kinds to achieve.
There is the flat twist out and the regular twist out and yes they have differences. The flat twist out requires you know how to cornrow, "The flat-twist out consists of parting hair into cornrowed sections but flat twisting the hair and allowing them to set before unraveling them for your desired style." Naturallycurly.com
Thursday, July 21, 2016
It is no secret that the black hair salon is a treasured place for women to connect and feel beautiful. It is also a place that many Naturals are starting to return to as many abandoned them to care for their own tresses. While it has always been a safe space, a new research study is putting that notion into question.
HAIR STYLER BULLYING
Laura J. Goldin, professor of Environmental Studies at Brandeis University created a research study to test the air quality in black hair salons along with environmental health scientists, and twelve undergraduate students. This was significant since air quality in white salons have been studied but very little (if any) testing was done in Black hair salons.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
After a mother had discovered that her first son had cradle cap she would buy products that seem to be doing more harm than good by drying out his hair during the healing process. After realizing that many moms like herself in her community suffered from this, she took this initiative to make organic hair and skin products for brown babies called THE BROWN CRAYON PROJECT.
Selma Idris, founder of the Brown Crayon Project, has formulated a collection of cleansers, conditioners, oils, moisturizers, lotions suited for brown babies’ hair, scalp, and skin. This Project uses natural ingredients, earth conscious practices, transparent labeling, science and adheres to strict manufacturing regulations.
Monday, July 18, 2016
We all have our days where doing our hair is either too much work or pointless. I can actually count on my two hands how many times I’ve actually worn my hair out this summer because, let’s face it, it’s too hot for all of that. Being a stay at home mom, I pretty much don’t have to do anything to my hair unless I plan on leaving the house, and even then I still don’t.
It’s horrible, I know. I’m just never in the mood for any of it. Washing? Detangling?? STYLING??? Like, ugh…
HOW TO PREPARE YOUR HAIR FOR BRAIDS & WEAVES THIS SUMMER
It’s too hot for Afros, blowouts, twistouts, braidouts and everything in between. As a matter of fact, unless your hair is in a TWA, chances are you’re out here struggling right along with me. Do I attempt a wash & go? Should I get crochet braids? How long can I wear a bun before my edges start thinning out? I wonder which setting these clippers need to be on for a tapered cut…
Sunday, July 17, 2016
I know what you’re thinking, “This child has lost her mind. Watermelon belongs either in my drink or on my plate, NOT in my hair…” but hear me out.
Erase all of the negative stereotypes about all black people eating watermelon and heed this information right quick...
4 GREEN SMOOTHIES FOR OPTIMAL HEALTHY HAIR
With that being said, here’s what I found out about watermelon and how it could change the natural hair game…