Follow us @blkgirlhealth

info@blackgirlhealth.com

Top

Look Good

Working out with Natural Hair

3 Tips for Working Out with Natural Hair

It’s no secret that working out with natural hair can be a bit of a struggle. Humidity, sweat, and all the things that accompany a good exercise session are the very same things that can take a cute hair style from “yasss girl” to “girl what happened?” But don’t let your potential hair woes stop you from getting a good workout routine in on a regular basis. We have three simple things you can do to make sure your hair stays fly before AND after you hit the gym. Protection is key. Yes, we know you may have finally mastered the perfect twist out but the gym is not the time to let those coils and curls flow. Protecting your hair is essential if you...

Green Beauty

How to Make the Transition to Green Beauty

Last year, a study examining beauty products created for and marketed to black women was conducted. The results? That one in 12 were considered highly hazardous meaning they had ingredients known to cause side effects ranging from allergies to cancer causing. It’s no secret that the beauty industry has been trending toward the natural, organic, clean space. And with ongoing studies and revelations about how many chemical based products are affecting black women, it might be time you starting thinking about how you can do the same. If you’re thinking about making the switch, a slow transition, or just wondering what green beauty might look like for you, here’s where to begin: 1 | Start with the labels: Knowledge is power so starting to take a look...

Delete Permanently

Follow These Natural Hair Vloggers for Every Hair Type

One thing we love so much about the natural hair community is the diversity. From curlies rocking their twa’s (teeny weeny afros), to naturalistas making the transition to natural hair, to ladies with curls and coils for days, there’s a natural out there who can help you on your journey. This representation isn’t always on the mainstream blogs and websites, but that’s where we come in to help. Regardless of where you are in your hair journey, here’s a list of natural hair bloggers you should watch! My Natural Sistas We love these three sisters Youtube channel! Each one has a different hair texture, prefers different hairstyles, and even goes through different phases like coloring and big chops. If you’re looking for versatility in your natural hair...

Natural Hair Workouts

Upgrade Your Exercise Routine with These Workouts

We talk a lot about exercising and working out. Most of the time, we’re focused on convincing you to try something new or providing you with tips and tricks for those who don’t exactly have exercise on their list of favorite things to do. But, for the gym buffs and the ladies who love a good exercise, here’s a few workouts to add to your list. These are a bit different than your usual routine and add a little fun (and intensity) to your normal workout schedule. Bikram Yoga: We know all about yoga by now, but there’s a certain type of yoga that is a bit more intense than some of the other popular yoga styles. Bikram Yoga is a hot yoga technique...

Black Girl Friendly Lipsticks

5 Black Girl Friendly Lipsticks to Wear this Fall

While most of the world is spending their time getting excited for the upcoming fall fashion, we can’t help but think about all the beauty trends. Especially the lip colors. Fall is all about the deep, dark, vampy lipstick colors. Whether that’s a dark purple, vampy red, or shades of burgundy or berry the darker the lipstick the better. Like so many beauty trends, the mainstream likes to leave black women out of the discussion (shout out to Rihanna for Fenty Beauty) which can leave us struggling to find options that work for us. If you’re excited to try out some deep, dark black girl friendly lipsticks this fall, here are our picks: Mented Cosmetics Lipstick in Dark Night: We had to start our list...

rice water

3 Natural Hair Products You Need in Your Fall Stash

With September here and cooler weather on the way, fall will be here quicker than you know it. While we love the beauty trends and fall fashion season as much as the next girl, the colder seasons of the year can be particularly rough on our hair. Between the cold weather and fashion choices, if you’re not careful, your hair will suffer. So before we get too deep in the fall season, get your hair ready with these natural hair products. Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow, & Restore Treatment Masque - One of the best ways to rejuvenate your hair is with a good deep condition. Whether it’s just day to day styling, dealing with the weather changes, or just lack of moisture,...

Fitness apps

5 Fitness Apps You Should Download Now

We talk about fitness and exercise a lot here because the two go hand in hand with good health and what it means to really take care of your body. We know that it’s easy to get laid back about your fitness goals in the hustle of daily life. Especially when you have a million and one things going on in your life as many of tend to do. There’s work, family, passions, and social lives to keep up with, and we get it, but making the time to focus on your fitness is essential. Thankfully, we live in the age where there’s literally an app for everything we could imagine so just like we download all the latest to keep our work and personal...

Beauty Supplements

Want a Beauty Boost? Try these Three Beauty Supplements!

When it comes to giving your skin the ultimate boost, beauty supplements are the newest thing that everyone’s turning to when their daily skin care routines just aren’t cutting it. But when it comes to adding beauty supplements to your life, it can be tricky to know where to start. From beauty powders, to vitamins, to “superfoods” finding the right method of nutritional beauty takes time. But, if you’ve done research and are ready to give beauty supplements here’s three that you should start with first. The Beauty Chef Glow Inner Beauty Powder. This beauty powder can kind of be considered the start of the beauty supplement movement. When it hit the market, it was the beauty offering of its kind. This beauty powder is...

Sunscreen for Black Women

Best Sunscreen for Black Women

With summer here in full effect, there’s one conversation that we need to be having. It’s about sunscreen. We’ve heard it all before ladies. The universal--and scary myth--that women of color don’t need to wear sunscreen. Now, we get it, there is some truth behind the statement that “black don’t crack” but trust us, if you want to protect your melanin and keep your skin looking its best as you age, you absolutely need to be wearing sunscreen daily. Before we jump into the good stuff like which sunscreen you should try, our favorites, and the best options for women of color, let’s talk about the basics. ANYone who is exposed to the sun at ANY point should be slathering on the sunscreen like their...

K. Michelle’s Big Chop

"I've been learning, learning to be in love with myself." ~K. Michelle. It's always dope to see celebrities step out of the norm and change up their look, but the last thing we expected was K. Michelle's bold new hair cut. She debuted her big chop and it is stunning! In preparation for her new album, The People I Used to Know, K. Michelle is revealing herself, her vulnerabilities, and the things--and people--she's encountered on this journey of life. Right in line with the transformation of her inner self, she decided to take the plunge and big chop, a popular way to go natural. "I cut it off, like I cut you off. U picked your side, and i'm picking mine. The tough decision hasn't cost me...