How To: Get Rid of Dark Spots
May23

How To: Get Rid of Dark Spots

Melanin may have blessed African Americans with skin that’s more resistant to aging, but one issue that melanin does not protect us from (and actually enhances!) is the dark spots that come from skin eruptions.   How many of you think that the dark spots and blemishes that remain on our skin after a pimple outbreak are at least better than the pimple itself?   Anyone?  Exactly.   The dark, hyper-pigmented areas that show up after a...

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How To: Wash Long, Natural Hair
May21

How To: Wash Long, Natural Hair

To some women, washing natural hair can seem to be a true chore, depending on how easy it is for them to handle their length and texture.  Some women have grown out their natural hair via extensions or other methods, and are unsure of how to take care of their own locks now that they’re longer.  Others have had long natural hair for a while, and haven’t yet figured out how to handle it. Women with long, natural hair need to be...

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Caring For The African-American Infant’s Hair
May11

Caring For The African-American Infant’s Hair

How can you not think of your baby as a real, living doll?!  Her chubby cheeks are so cute you can pinch them, and his little toes are so….you get the idea.   You can barely stop yourself from dressing them in cute little get-ups before running to whip out the old Nikon for the 74 thousandth time.    Baby adoration extends to – and can almost be dominated by – the desire to make your baby’s hair look its best at all...

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Skin Care From Your Kitchen/Bathroom Cupboard
May09

Skin Care From Your Kitchen/Bathroom Cupboard

You expect to find some of the best beauty products in the world in the makeup departments of luxury retailers like Henri Bendel’s and Saks Fifth Avenue, but are you aware that some of the best beauty products are also found in the everyday products found in your home?   Check out below for some great beauty aids that can be found right in your kitchen or bathroom cupboards. Miracle Whip Facial Miracle Whip Salad Dressing can be...

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Lye vs. No Lye Relaxers
May03

Lye vs. No Lye Relaxers

Most people are aware that there are two types of hair relaxers on the market:   lye and no lye.  What many of those same people may not know is how the two formulations differ.  Some people say, “Oh, I’ve heard that no-lye is safer for your hair.”  Others swear that lye-based relaxers get their hair straighter.   Knowing the difference between the two can help you and your stylist figure out which ones will work best for you and your...

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