7 Tips for giving Fine Natural Hair a Thicker Appearance


One of the things I disliked most about my hair when I wore it relaxed was how thin and limp it would usually appear. Going natural was supposed to be the end to my thin hair problems, I just knew I would be rocking a full, big ole' head of kinky curls, but... it seems I was wrong.

Of course my hair became much thicker after I stopped chemically processing it and transitioned to natural hair but it still wasn't as full as some of the gorgeous, full Afros that I had seen. I have seen some Afros that seriously put mine to shame. Can we say jealous lol!? Seriously, the big ass afro' look is just something I have very rarely been able to achieve. The truth of the matter is that genetically, I just have thinner natural hair. Fortunately, I've learned a few tricks that have proven to be most effective when attempting to give my fine natural hair a much thicker appearance...

Out of Africa Pure & Organic Shea Butter with Vitamin E + Giveaway


Shea Butter has been used for centuries to moisturize the hair and skin, treat fine lines, scalp issues, wrinkles, and stretch marks. It is also good for people who suffer from eczema and psoriasis. Shea butter also regenerates dry and damaged skin including sunburn, blemishes, dark spots and uneven skin tone...

Kinky Curly Beauty's Signature Jumbo Flat Twist Pinup


The one thing I don't have when it comes to my natural hair is creativity, so I find myself in awe when I stumble upon a fellow natural who can constantly create innovative natural hair styles. I started following the gorgeous natural KinkyCurlyBeauty on Instagram a few months ago, primarily because of the full head of fire-cracker red natural kinks she was rockin'. I immediately fell in love with her original jumbo flat twist styles that she seemed to be able to continuously and effortlessly create...

Shea Moisture Launches "A Better Way to Beautiful" Cosmetics in Target Stores this Spring

 
I am totally out of the loop! While perusing my Instagram timeline the other night, I came across news that Shea Moisture, one of my top natural hair and beauty companies, is launching a new color cosmetics line this spring exclusively to Target stores! Can we say stoked!?

Glam HairBOX: Revolutionizing the Way Women Purchase Hair


Monthly subscription box services are one of those things that just took off as soon as they hit the pavement! The types of subscription boxes that are now available for women of color and women with naturally curly, kinky or tightly coiled hair is especially on the rise. There are several subscription box services available that cater to women with natural hair such as Curl Box, Curl Kit, and some others. Most of these subscription services offer samples of various hair products and tools, giving you options for what you use in your natural hair care routine...

Natural Hair & Fashion with Airie of 'Fashion to Live'


I can literally spend hours perusing the plethora of high fashion, personal style, street style, and shoe blogs that are out there (but then again who doesn't, right?!).

One of my favorite personal style blogs is Fashion to Live, ran by the gorgeous Airie. Airie demonstrate her unique and modern fashion sense in her day-to-day wear, and also rocks a gorgeous head of thick, beautiful natural hair!

I've been stalking following Airie's blog for a little while and she also has some pretty awesome makeup skills, she can also rock one bad ass Afro!

EYES Natural Collagen Gel Pads for Tired, Puffy Eyes + GIVEAWAY


Many of us live very busy and hectic lives. I find myself dragging to bed on a regular basis, but just because I'm exhausted doesn't mean I have to look like it, no? For me, lack of sleep combined with stress sometimes causes serious baggage under my eye area. My under-eye area will become puffy and everyone can tell that I'm lacking sleep. Not attractive, at all. Personally, I prefer a quick fix to many of my beauty woes (hey that's the society we live in!), so when I first heard of EYES by ToGoSpa, many people were swearing that they could flatten those unsightly under-eye bags in under 15 minutes...

Breaking Down the Growth Cycle of Natural Hair


For ages, women have been searching for the secrets to growing longer, faster hair in the shortest amount of time but the truth is, there really aren't any products that can make your hair grow like magic. Your hair growth can however be stunted or you may be having issues with severe breakage. In this case, the hair that is breaking is usually falling faster than the hair that is growing...

Is Monistat a Safe Alternative to Promote Faster Natural Hair Growth?

For a while now, there have been reports of women using Monistat, Vagistat and Neosporin athlete's foot cream on the scalp and hair in order to promote faster and fuller natural hair growth.

Monistat and Vagistat are anti-fungal creams used to control bacteria and fungus around the vaginal area, commonly known as yeast infections.

Using these products on the scalp and hair is an underground method that women have been using to, "increase hair growth and thickness" for years...



10 Herbal Teas that you Should be Drinking this Winter

I've never been a big coffee person. I prefer a cup of hot, soothing herbal tea over a cup of coffee any day (Teavana is like my Starbucks). You can drink herbal teas hot or cold, but there's a special warming affect that takes place in your body when drinking hot tea during the colder, winter months.   

Here are 10 herbal teas that you should be drinking this winter, and why...