Beauty, Fitness + Healthy Eating

Eyebrows on Fleek: Why Henna for Your Brows is the Next Big Thing

Henna for Eyebrows? Yes, it’s not just for your hair growing from your scalp anymore. For those of you that may have sparse eyebrows, Henna tinting is a process that allows you to go without having to fill them in with brow pencils and shadows for weeks! The process is relatively similar to a henna... Continue Reading

Like Magic: Vlogger Gets Rid Of Dark Spots on Knees With Callus Remover

YouTuber, Brandie Jeanette made an interesting discovery when attempting to build her own at-home pedicure kit. Liquid Corn and Callus Remover not only works on removal of calluses on the heels of your feet but the dark spots that rest on the top of kneecaps for many women of color. In her YouTube video, Jeanette is... Continue Reading

5 Naturals Whose Eyebrows are On Fleek

Maybe it’s just me who is late to the eyebrow game, but I have been obsessed with some eyebrows of fellow naturals that I follow on Instagram. Whether thick, shaded, or pruned to perfection, a solid eyebrow can make the huge difference between a good and a bad hair day by serving as the best... Continue Reading

Natural Vlogger Carmen of MyNaturalSistas Got Married And Her Wedding Pics Are Giving Us Life

The Gorgeous Bride 💐 @lynnettessilhouettes Wishing you all of the joy and happiness on your honeymoon in Japan & China and for the rest of your life with @michaelbgrahamii 😙 We love you! Shout out to the Best Mother Ever! She made both dresses and the brooch bouquet pictured above 🙌 #skills A photo posted... Continue Reading

‘Black Don’t Crack’ and Other Cultural Messages That Keep Black Women From Exercising

by Maya Cade of A Tribe Called News When mother and daughter duo (Ellen Ector and Lana Ector respectively) released “Black Girls Workout Too” exercise tapes in early 2013, black girls and women rejoiced. Finally something for us’ many thought. Finally something for us, was exactly right. In my experience (and the experience of many... Continue Reading

‘You Need 8 Cups a Day’, and 3 Other Myths About Drinking Water

by Dick Talens of LifeHacker.com As Derek Zoolander wisely put it, wetness is the essence of life. Whether you like drinking water or not, it accounts for about 60% of your body weight, and plays a pretty darn important role in making sure your body functions normally. But statistics aside, there are a couple of... Continue Reading

How I Used Green Smoothies To Jumpstart My Natural Hair Growth

I’m a big fan of delicious green smoothies. When my friend suggested them during my final year at grad school as a way to up my energy I had no idea that the benefits would go way beyond that. Green drinks are one of the reasons for my increasingly glowy skin and the continuous growth... Continue Reading

Fitness Inspiration: #YogaAfterDark with Jessica Tara

When one of my long time curlfriends tweeted that @jesstaras was her best follow of 2015, I had to see what was up. After browsing through her pics for a bit, I found myself clapping in my head, raising the roof, and convincing myself to go to the gym, all at the same time. Her posts... Continue Reading

Does a Healthy Body Really Equal Long, Healthy Hair?

Source We often talk about hair as a fiber and how it can be handled and maintained to be able to achieve long hair. Less often, you will hear people talk about the contribution of exercise and clean eating makes to stronger, longer hair. Do you need to be a gym bunny to make your... Continue Reading

4 Top Quality, All-Natural Skincare Lines from Our Favorite Natural Hair Companies

Do you go hard in the paint looking at ingredient lists for your hair products? Are you sulfate-free, silicone-free, paraben-free, alcohol-free, petrolatum-free, phthalate-free, artificial coloring-free, etc etc? Or perhaps you pay attention to the ingredients in your hair products because your current regimen experiment (i.e. Curly Girl method, Max Hydration method, etc) requires it. Regardless,... Continue Reading

3 Ways Baobob Oil Can Boost Moisture in Both Natural Hair and Skin

  Baobab is a tree native to certain regions in Africa. It produces a fruit with a powdery pulp that contains vitamin C and can be consumed as food or used for medicinal purposes. It is marketed as a “superfruit” because it is rich in antioxidants and it is believed that it can help protect... Continue Reading

6 Naturals with a FLAWLESS Makeup Game on YouTube

1. JackieO (of Makeup Game On Point) JackieO is one of my favorite makeup gurus on YouTube because she consistently demonstrates that bold colors can be worn on chocolate women. Throughout her channel, you will also find that she switches effortlessly between wigs and her own natural hair. 2. Lee (of Beauty By Lee) Lee... Continue Reading

3 Delicious Smoothie Recipes for Growing Hair and Vibrant Skin

Homemade smoothies have been my breakfast of choice for a while now.  (Shout out to Lina for introducing me to the world of green smoothies a few years ago.) You see, the benefits of these beverages are that you can load up on multiple nutrients in one batch AND get a good amount of water into your... Continue Reading

Top 10 Power Foods for Healthy Long Natural Hair

  Aside from the  quality of hair products and techniques we use on our hair, another important aspect of having healthy hair lies within the types of foods we eat. The quality of food we put in our body is reflective in the rate at which the hair grows, as well as the look and feel of... Continue Reading

Body Like Whoa! 10 Naturals to Follow on Instagram for Fitness Inspiration

1. Genetra We have to admit Genetra’s instagram makes us want to grab our headphones and rock out to Missy Elliot’s “Lose Control” while taking care of business on the elliptical. 2. Jaz Stewart Jaz Stewart is one to watch as she is coming into her own as an evolving yogi. 3.Ashley Joi From calisthenics... Continue Reading