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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...

Miss USA 2017 – Her Crowning Look by CHI Haircare

When it comes to fabulous hair, it doesn't get much better than beauty pageants. And for the past two years, the Miss USA beauty queens just so happen to be black women which means we had the chance to see hairstyles that we could relate to. Yasss! Want to know how Miss USA 2017 achieved her flawless hair to hold her crown? We have all the details. With CHI as the official haircare sponsor for the 2017 Miss USA Pageant, Farouk Systems Global Artist Albert Luiz was responsible for creating Kára McCullough‘s crowning look. Highlighting and amplifying her natural hair texture, Albert shares his step by steps tips and the key CHI products used to achieve her winning look. Products used: CHI Deep Brilliance Shampoo & Conditioner ...

Naturally Temi

BGH Live! Talking Beauty with Miss USA 2016 & @NaturallyTemi

Every good talk show needs a beauty segment and it was no different for BGH Live! We chatted with Deshauna Barber about what it's really like being a pageant queen, what's next, and of course, her beauty secrets! We also got a quick natural hair demo from the natural hair guru Temitope Adesina to keep our crown on point, even when we're working out! Beauty and health go hand in hand so of course we were more than excited to chat it up with a pageant queen and a natural hair guru! Deshauna sat down and shared what life was like being Miss USA and a member of the army reserves. From having her life and schedule taken over by her manager to carving out time...

Naturally Temi

Fabulously Natural with @NaturallyTemi

You know those natural hair guru’s that you see and immediately think “HAIR GOALS”. Yea, that’s how we feel about Temitope Adesina. Natural hair enthusiast and vlogger from the DMW. Whether you’re thinking about transitioning to natural hair or you’ve been in the game for awhile,you can find @naturallytemi serving natural hair inspo for days. Just one look at @naturallytemi’s Instagram will have you ready to get your natural hair together. Her gorgeous kinks and curls are always on fleek from cute jeweled updo’s to fluffed out fro’s. And it’s not just looks that she’s serving either. Within her popular Instagram and growing YouTube channel, you can find her sharing tips and dropping knowledge on all things natural hair and beauty related so you too can...

dry hair

SUFFERING DRY SCALP, DRY HAIR OR BREAKAGE?

Dry scalp, dry hair and hair breakage can be very frustrating  as our hair is ‘our crown and glory’! Does your scalp look dry despite using lots of moisturizers, deep conditioners or hot oil treatments ? This might be why. Most commonly, your scalp may have dandruff or in medical terms, ‘seborrheic dermatis’. Your scalp may not be dry from lack of oil but actually flaking off from overgrowth of yeast with possible itching. The excess hair products can worsen yeast, especially if scalp is not washed regularly. Often, we fear that if we shampoo too much, our hair will get too dry but, scalp is skin that is connected to the back of your neck and face which we wash every day.  So, why do...

A Hair Transition, Regimen, & Styles with @Queeneleem

Getting inside a naturalista's hair routine is one of the best ways to research when you're thinking about going natural. Queeneleem, a natural haired beauty with 4B/4C hair shares the deets on her transition, regimen, and styles that keep her natural hair flourishing! I have 4C/4B hair that is light medium brown. My hair is thick with thin individual strands and naturally dry. And man, is my shrinkage real (around 80%). This is my natural hair texture slightly stretched. I braided it into 3 large braids after I showered to keep it from tangling as it dried while I slept. My stretched length in this picture is an inch above my bra strap. I started my natural hair transition January 26th 2013 when I decided to stop using...

HOW TO GET LONG NATURAL HAIR

The natural look is all the rage. And getting that BIG CHOP to start over is not always attractive. Going through the motions to grow your hair can be frustrating. So you’re probably asking yourself “what should I do” to get that long natural hair without straightening the life out of it. The response is “It takes TIME.” However in the meantime there are some other steps you can take to make your kinky natural hair get to the length you being dying for. Create a regimen that works for you. It's easy to hop on Youtube and get sucked in by the first routine you see to get long natural hair, but if you're doing things that don't work for you, you won't see the results that...