Beauty, Fitness + Healthy Eating

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

8 Foods for Healthy Hair and Beautiful Skin

Let’s face it: finding hair and skin products to bring out our inner beauty and  keep us looking forever young can get expensive. Between the BB, CC, and ZZ Creams out there, and a never ending selection of natural hair products making all sorts of claims, getting exactly what you need can be confusing and lead to extreme... Continue Reading

How I Keep My Skin Clean and Soft with Oil Cleansing

By Jessica Gray of HairGetsKinky.com I’ve been using Mary Kay’s skincare system since I was about 13. My auntie was (and still is) a dedicated and accomplished Mary Kay consultant who put me on so many years ago. I used Velocity back then and now faithfully use the Botanicals line for sensitive skin (let me know... Continue Reading

How I Lost 50 Pounds Without Going to the Gym

Re-posted from NapturalNicole.com Curlies!!! You have all been SO supportive of my healthy changes and I thank you!!! Some of you have expressed wanting to give Weekday Veg a try and I am SO excited about it! However, many of you couldn’t imagine giving up meat for 5 days- “What would I eat? Salads everyday?!”... Continue Reading

Fitspiration: Zoe’s Before and After

Every Monday we will be teaming up with Black Women Losing Weight to share stories of naturals who are taking care of their bodies as well as their hair. College student Zoe lost 126 pounds by working out at home doing workout DVDs and eating clean. She is now full of self-confidence. Here is what... Continue Reading

5 Oils that are Great for Hair *and* Skin

via NaturallyCurly.com If you have oily skin and then you have probably been conditioned to believe that oil (whether it came from your own pores or from outside sources) is the enemy. And if you think about it, oil in reference to skin is not the only oil that gets a bad rap. Only recently... Continue Reading

5 Health and Fitness Habits that Lead to Stronger, Longer Hair

By Christina of The Mane Objective It’s almost the end of 2012 and everywhere you turn, people are once again drawing up laundry lists of resolutions for the new year. According to statistics from the Journal of Clinical Psychology, at least 45% of people make New Year’s resolutions. Some of the top ten resolutions include losing... Continue Reading

6 Nutrients that are Good for Hair Growth AND Body Health

By Christina of The Mane Objective I’ll be the first to admit, that a lot of my healthier habits are rooted solely in benefiting my hair. But as it turns out, many healthy habits, products, and supplements can be of benefit to your body holistically as well. Check out some healthy hair practices that have what... Continue Reading

How African Black Soap Cleared Up My Skin

By Jenell (pictured above) of KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com Do the words – pimple, acne, black head, white head, hyper pigmentation, uneven skin tone, oily, dry, sensitive – describe your skin?? They all used to describe my skin at one point or another, and I’ve used just about every product known to man to help get my skin... Continue Reading

5 Tips for Exercising and Swimming with Natural Hair

By Jc of The Natural Haven Bloom Choosing to wear your hair in its natural state should not hinder you from exercising, the benefits of which are numerous. This post is for the exercise enthusiasts especially if your chosen activity leads you to sweat. This is also a post for regular swimmers or those wanting... Continue Reading

Healthy Hair Growth Smoothie, Part 2

By Fran of HeyFranHey.com Click here for part 1 Our last healthy Green Smoothie received loads of positive feedback and results, so I want to make sure to post different combinations every few weeks. I know some of you have allergies and very picky taste preferences; we’ll try to cover all bases. I read the... Continue Reading

5 Healthy Food Swaps

By Fran of Heyfranhey.com Last week we discussed how to promote healthy hair growth through our diets. You guys gave me awesome feedback on the “Green Smoothie” so I’ll make sure to keep whipping up different combinations every couple of weeks! Blending fruits and veggies, on a daily basis, is a quick and easy way to... Continue Reading

5 Nutrients for Healthy Hair Growth in One Smoothie

By Fran of Heyfranhey.com Last week we discussed the importance of being aware of our nutrition and daily food intake. It’s important to assess what we are consuming, not only for the sake of our beauty regimens but also for our overall health. Eating processed, factory-made foods deprives us of essential nutrients, proteins, vitamins and minerals.... Continue Reading

5 Nutrients for Healthy Hair Growth

By Fran of Heyfranhey.com The products we use, how we apply them and our particular climates (and even stress levels) are all important factors in the results we get when styling our natural hair. We all have different hair types and needs, so figuring out the right combination of ingredients and techniques is key. However, one... Continue Reading

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