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Therapy

For Black Women Considering Therapy

Many of the discussions surrounding health typically focus on the physical aspects. Whether we’re talking about our diets, exercise routines, or different ailments that afflict us, each of these fall under the realm of physical health. But, there’s more to your overall health and wellness than just physical aspects. Both emotional and mental health play a key role in your overall state of well being and when not monitored properly can even cause some physical effects as well. And while wellness has been great at helping bridge those gaps, it doesn’t always take your mental health into consideration. In the black community, there has long been a stigma regarding therapy and mental health. It’s not uncommon for black women and men to feel there is no...

Glowing Skin

6 Foods to Get Glowing Skin from Within

With the cooler months upon us, one thing we’re probably going to miss the most is having that natural sunkissed glow. There’s nothing that quite compares to the perfect summer glow but with fall’s arrival we need to create the glow on our on. While there are countless makeup and skincare products that promise to give you the glow you’ve been missing, the best place to start is with your foods. When you’re eating right, your skin can glow from within. Here are 5 foods to start with! FRUITS Kiwi is a great food to eat if you want healthy glowing skin. Kiwi is full of vitamin E which helps to moisturize the skin and is an antioxidant which means it protects the skin from environmental factors...

Eat Healthy on the Go

How to Eat Healthy on the Go

As busy women holding down careers, side hustles, families, and passions, it’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind and find ourselves in the familiar cycle of eating whatever is quick and available to us. Unfortunately, most times that means instead of try to eat healthy, we eat foods that aren’t exactly the best for us. Even though our daily schedules aren’t likely to change, that doesn’t mean we have to be stuck eating the wrong foods. With a little preparation and some quick thinking, you can make healthy choices on the go. Eat breakfast. I know, I know, this sounds really cliche but starting off your day with a healthy breakfast that you make BEFORE you leave the house can really set...

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...

Podcasts for Black Women

Best Beauty, Health, & Wellness Podcasts for Black Women

If you haven’t jumped on the podcast bandwagon yet, you’ll want to after reading this. When it comes to the world of beauty, health, and wellness we’re so used to watching videos and downloading every new app, that I’m not surprised to find that so many of us overlook the power of a good podcast to help keep us informed, empowered, and inspired when it comes to taking care of ourselves. While I’m not here to convince you to delete your favorite apps and close your Youtube tab (trust me, mine are still open too), what I do want is to introduce you to another tool you can add to your commitment to yourself. Here at the best podcasts for black women discussing beauty, health,...

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...