Q&A with Natural Hair Bawse Regina Gwynn

As a recent naturalista (been going strong for over seven months!), I'm always looking for different ways to style my hair and options on those days that I am feeling lazy and like having someone else hook it up. So it was a bit of a blessing when I ran into Regina Gwynn at an event...

How important is proper eye makeup?

  All women across the globe, irrespective of their age or any other factor love to be admired and appreciated for their looks and beauty. Though some are blessed to have natural attractive features, for the others, makeup does the trick. Talking in general terms, makeup can be defined as a process of applying various...

Cherelice, 7 Year old Natural Hair Beauty from Suriname takes over Facebook

  It didn’t take long for this young adorable model to win over the population. 7 years on the planet, this girl from Suriname gained over 50,000 combined likes and shares on Facebook. Suriname is a small tropical country full of forests and a variety of flora and fauna off the coast of South America....

Healthy Roots Update!

  Healthy Roots Press Release   The newest innovation in dolls. You’ve seen black dolls, but you’ve never seen them like this. Providence (August 25, 2015) – Healthy Roots is a toy company with a mission to break down barriers for girls of color. Founded by Yelitsa Jean-Charles, a student at the Rhode Island School of Design, Healthy Roots...

Boucles d’Ebene: Celebrating Natural Hair in Paris

  You've heard so much about the celebration of Natural Hairstyles in Paris but now that the video is out, you can see for yourself what Boucles d'Ebene, the natural Hair Show in Paris, is all about. As the owner of Going-Natural.com, I was invited to present BAD Hair Uprooted, the story behind my exhibition and of...

Be Your Own Hero with Geeky Cosmetics from Heroine Cosmetics

  A Kickstarter campaign kicked off recently for a bold new line of cosmetics aimed at women in the geeky community, bringing a welcome relief to an otherwise male-dominated sphere. The line, Heroine Cosmetics, embodies the idea that women can be geeky and feminine without having to sacrifice one for the other; instead of waiting around...

Journey With Eboni & the Lost Queens

One of the best emergences to happen in the last few years within the Black community, aside from our growing shamelessness to be who we are, is the growing number of Black businesses, specifically owned and/or created by Black girls/women. From product lines for our hair such as Shea Moisture and Carol's Daughter, to clothing lines for...

How To Combat Natural Hair Fatigue

  I’m sick of doing my hair. There, I said it. I’m sick of shampooing and conditioning and deep conditioning. I’m sick of sectioning and detangling and hot oil treating. I’m sick of blow—drying and braiding and twisting. Frankly, my arms are tired. My natural hair and I have a tumultuous history. After years of relaxers and dissatisfaction,...

Dear Young Black Girls On The Rise… Be Carefree

  "You have to DECIDE who you are, and force the world to deal with you, not with its idea of you." -James Baldwin   Be carefree. When I say that, I mean exactly that. Be the person you want to be, whoever she is. Patriarchy & Sexism forces you to see yourself as a object, as someone who obeys the...

My Nappy is Beautiful: Reclaiming Myself through Natural Hair

    I’m a nerdy Black girl, always have been. Although I was a cheerleader in high school and participated in marching band, I found creative ways to blend into the background, never bringing attention to myself. This mindset followed me into adulthood which I’ve explored in previous articles. For some reason, trying to assimilate into...
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