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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...

Breast Cancer Awareness

4 Breast Cancer Organizations Dedicated to Black Women

October is the month that women (and men) come together to promote Breast Cancer Awareness. From walks to brunches, workshops to gatherings, pink October has become one of the most widely recognized awareness months of the year. And for good reason. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation: 1 in 8 women in the U.S will be diagnosed with breast cancer Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women Every two minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer For black women in particular, though we are less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer, we are less likely to survive if diagnosed. With these statistics, it is essential for black women to be informed and educated about breast cancer. Here are four organizations that...

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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...

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How to Stay Focused & Finish the Race

We're just over halfway into September which means the end of the year is right around the corner. If you're anything like us, chances are you're thinking back on those resolutions, goals, and things you promised yourself you'd accomplish this year. Whether your plans included a literal race like completing a 5k, or more modest things like losing a few extra pounds or finally making the transition to natural hair, if you haven't exactly made the progress you liked, there's still time to stay focused and finish the year strong. Take Some Time to Review  So often we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life that we don't realize exactly how far we've come. Before you start to beat yourself up about not reaching...

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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...

Celebrate Blackbreastfeeding Week

Celebrate Black Breastfeeding Week

Every August, women around the country join together to celebrate National Breastfeeding Month. A month dedicated to highlighting the importance of breastfeeding, offering support for breastfeeding mothers, and resources for women interested in breastfeeding. At the end of August, a week is dedicated specifically to black women with the Black Breastfeeding Week initiative. While supporting the main mission of National Breastfeeding Month, Black Breastfeeding Week seeks step in where the lack of awareness and resources available for black women who are interested in breastfeeding exists. Empowering, encouraging, and informing women of color on breastfeeding and offering support in this space that has a complicated history in our community. Why Black Breastfeeding Week is Important Like so many disparities that exist within our community, breastfeeding has long been...

apps Tips for People Who Don't Like to Workout

3 Tips to Get You Excited to Workout

Unless you’re a fitness instructor, let’s face it, working out isn’t our favorite activity. Even though we all understand by now that it is 100% necessary for your body and your health. It’s easy for us to say “just do it” but, if we’re being honest, exercising regularly can really be a struggle for so many people. If you’re finding it difficult to get in your daily/weekly workout as much as you should, we have three simple things you can do to commit to a workout routine in no time. Make a playlist. Sometimes all it takes to get in the exercise spirit is some music. We love making playlists to kick our workouts into high gear. Queue up a few of your favorite...