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Get your edges back. Period.

A thinning hairline or loosing edges is a fear for many women of color. What’s worse, there are so many possible culprits! Thin edges have been linked to theories from styling hair too much to tight cornrows, twists and ponytails. They can also be attributed to genetics or more serious health conditions such as alopecia. Regardless of the culprit we’re gonna make sure all our sisters with thinning edges continue to have #FabulousHairFridays from here on out. Some remedies we’ve found that rejuvenate hairline growth include scalp massages, using natural hair products, sleeping on satin pillowcases or using scalp stimulating oils and treatments among other things. Some of the best oils for hairline growth are Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Aloe Vera, Monoi Oil, Peppermint Oil and Jojoba...

Bangin’ Bantu Knots

Kyla Archibald and her bangin’ bantu style is our #fabouloushairfridays feature of the week. Her go-to protective hairstyle is long box braids but she decided to switch up her look and rock bantu knots followed by a bantu knot out. “My favorite part about the bantu styles are the natural look. My curls are tight and they stay for a long time after you take out the knots,” she shares. To achieve the bantu knots Kyla sectioned her hair, two strand twisted each section with Cantu Leave-In Conditioner, and spiraled the twists around to form the knot. After a few days of the knots she un-spiraled the twists, took them apart and picked out her hair to cover the parts. “I maintain the bantu knot out style...

How I Stayed Confident When Losing Weight

After years of feeling unworthy Danee Campbell broke the shackles chaining her to unhappiness and embarked on a journey of self-love. This is a look into her transformation story. What was the catalyst that led you to love yourself? What made me start embracing myself was the realization of my same-sex attraction. That helped me understand that I couldn’t expect others to accept me for who I really am If I didn’t accept me for who I really am. What was the first step you took in letting people know who you really are? Among other things like beginning to hold my head up high, I started sharing my feelings on Instagram. That was HUGE for me! I could add hashtags and found I had support from strangers. I...

How To Drop Weight With Meal Prep

It has been scientifically proven that your metabolic rate decreases by 1% each year after turning 30. Without realizing it Natasha Ray gradually fell into natures trap. Natasha shares how she snatched her body back together after a hard dose of reality at the doctor’s office. Did you struggle with your weight before your thirties? Prior to my thirties I never had any problems with my weight. I was between a size 4 and 6. Then suddenly my metabolism turned against me! Because my mom and her sisters also never struggled with weight my fitness level was never something I thought would be a concern or struggle area for me. What made you prioritize your healthy journey? I decided to make my health a priority when I went for...

Curl Defined Wash-N-Go

Audry Phillips’ curl defined wash-n-go lands her in our #fabuloushairfriday spotlight! The naturalista shares how she accomplished her look. If you’re a naturalista or an aspiring naturalista then you know that a wash-n-go requires a lot more than just washing your hair and going. Audry shares her process for achieving her defined hairstyle. “Like most naturals, I have what seems like a million products and [for this look] I honestly grabbed what was available,” she shares. “I started with Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge shampoo and clarified my hair, using only my fingers to comb through. Then, using the same brand conditioner, I conditioned my hair, finger combed, and rinsed it out.  Next, I put in another round of conditioner and left it in my hair. Immediately after,...

Healthy Roots are KEY for Healthy Hair Growth!

Dr. Mac is back! This week she’s talking hair roots, explaining some causes of hair loss and what you can do to reverse them. Your hair root/follicle is the most important part of your hair. If your hair roots become damaged or degenerated, there is subsequently no hair that can grow from that area. There are three individual strands that grow per hair root. So just think, every time you lose a hair root, regardless of the underlying reason, that is three strands of hair that are missing. Until your roots become healthy and revitalized from within, they don’t have the potential of growing the hair back. Through further research as a hair expert dermatologists, we have discovered certain key nutrients that work synergistically inside your...

Dive Into Fibromyalgia Pain Relief

If you suffer from fibromyalgia pain, relief is a welcomed luxury. Researchers have found that hopping in the pool can cut your pain intensity in half. Few diseases bring as much generalized pain, fatigue and frustration as fibromyalgia. Luckily, relief can be as close as the nearest pool. Swimming has been linked to improving fibromyalgia symptoms such as pain and quality of life. Researchers found swimming for 50 minutes three times a week can decrease pain intensity by 50% and increase your mental health and social interaction. The same study found that walking for the same amount of time also provides fibromyalgia pain relief. Swimming however is the preferable choice as those walking through their symptoms reported knee problems. As the quest for fibromyalgia treatment continues, pain...

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4 Healthy Habits to Stop Now!

When it comes to healthy living we want to work towards our goals. Being overzealous may seem like it will get you to the finish line first however we've found some healthy habits that actually work against you. Have you ever set the mantra "go hard or go home"? It turns out, doing the most has its downside. Here are 4 "healthy habits" that are actually sabotaging your health and wellness goals. Too Much Exercise How long are your sweat sessions? Too much exercise can result in the production of too many free radicals (cells that cause everything from cancer to heart disease) and lead to damage of our muscle cells and cause fatigue. Professionals recommend 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week equal to 30 minutes 5...

Coming CLEAN About What You Eat

Dr. Jamie Hardy breaks down clean eating and provides tips for cleaning up your diet. Have you tried every diet and get skinny quick program known to man but failed to lose the weight and then keep it off?  Are you disappointed with the way you look and feel?  I have heard those same frustrations and concerns from thousands of individuals during my 12-year career as a clinical pharmacist.  Let me be clear.  There is no magic pill, secret potion, or special drink that will instantly transform your body and overall heath.   Transformation is accomplished by making deliberate and consistent changes in your lifestyle. Clean eating creates the foundation for staying fit and fabulous during your fast paced life. You may be wondering what the heck is...

Drinking Water for Healthy Hair

The answer to your hair goal dreams is as close as the palm of your hand. Drinking a sufficient amount of water is the most effective way to stimulate efficient, healthy hair growth. Throughout our lives we've heard about the importance of drinking water for our health. Our bodies are made up of 50-65% water so replenishing it is imperative. So, what additional reasons do we need to wean off coffee, soft drinks etc.? How about healthy hair benefits? Ding, ding, ding - jackpot! To help you put down the pop, we've put together a list of benefits drinking water has for your hair. Water supports vitamin intake and assists in healthy hair growth. Water makes up almost 25% of the weight of a hair strand. Hair grows...