To celebrate the worldwide launch of the Going Natural Hair Care products we broke all laws and wrote history once more with a Holiday Care and Styling tips celebration in the Super Foodtown on Fulton street in Bedstuy, Brooklyn.
Greetings! I missed you!
I know it’s been quite here for sometime but I am happy to tell you that a lot has been happening. While my brain is working over time my hair is growing!
No, your eyes are not deceiving you I have alopecia. I’m America’s Next Natural Model, also known as Chassity Bynum Winner of ANNM 2012. I was recently diagnosed with alopecia after my wonderful stylist suggested I go and see a dermatologist about a thinning area in the crown of my head…..I know, I know…..gasp!
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Hello Natural Beauties,
There are all kinds of holiday parties and celebrations of all kinds taking place at this time of the year. I wanted to give you a few of my top makeup tips to assist you in keeping your look just as fabulous when when you make your exist as it was when you walked out your front door! Check it out…..
Foundation: Always make sure to take care of the skin you are in first! Your face is the one and only canvas that you are the sole proprietor of, so be mindful. Make sure to properly moisturize your face so that the powder, tinted moisturizer, foundation or any combination of can smoothly and effortlessly accentuate your natural beauty.
Blush:Yes, Black Girls,…do wear blush! It’s one of my favorite things to apply! Not only does it highlight those awesome cheek bones we are blessed with, but it also adds more dimension to your face.
Eyes: If your eye makeup has vanished by the end of the day, consider using a primer or a MAC paint to apply as a base for your eye lids. This will allow the pigment in the shadow to show without being absorbed (one of my makeup must haves).
Lips: To keep your lips on point regardless of the amount of eggnog you drink, try applying some of your face powder to your lips first with a sponge or brush and smooth out till covered. Apply your lipstick, liner, gloss or all of the above as normal and the powder will serve as a barrier.
I hope these tips will take you well into the new year and beyond! And remember….
“It’s more than Just Lipstick”
I am 12 years old. My mom and I have been natural for quite some time now.
My mom about 5-7 years and me all my life and my hair has began to take
up to much time to do in the mornings and I DON’T want to get a relaxer.
Summer is the perfect time to flaunt your napps and rock your fro. There are days however, that it may be better to hide them. For instance when there is rain in the forecast. Our coils are naturally happy, spiraling up to the heavens. Not even a few drops will get them out of their element.
Keep Hair Moisturized: Low winter temperatures can cause lots of dryness on skin and in hair. Since Afro hair is already very dry in nature, it becomes even more important to keep it very well moisturized during dry winter season. Try Silky Shea Butter. It will provide the necessary moisture to your kinky strands.
Avoid Contact Breakage: Winter requires us to wear warm clothing that is appropriate for the season. Warm clothes keep us protected from the cold weather but when your African American hair come in contact with your coat collars, scarves and hats, it can be extremely damaging for it. Protect natural tresses from winter clothing wrecking havoc on it. You can do this by wearing a silk scarf over your collar where it touches the nape of your neck. Alternately, you can cover your hairline with a silky scarf before wearing hats or coats.
Eat A Well Balanced Diet: Include foods in your diet that are rich in essential fatty acids. It is very important to eat polyunsaturated fats in moderate quantity in order to grow your hair. Eat foods rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6. These are found in fish, green leafy vegetables, fruits, nuts, grains, flax seeds, mustard seeds, pumpkin seeds etc. When your hair is strong from inside, you will not only experience less breakage but also faster growth.
Give Hair Home Oil Treatment: You don’t need to go to a salon to get this done. Olive and other good oils serve as a home remedy for conditioning and moisturizing hair and help them grow. Mix olive oil and safflower oil in equal quantity and heat it for few seconds. Then apply this mixed oil on evenly parted hair sections using your finger tips. Do it once a week or more. It will help your hair seal in the moisture in winter.
Treat Hair With Love: Hair styles that are harsh on your scalp make your hair become weak at the roots. Tight braids and ponytails will create undue stress in natural hair. Opt for hairstyles that keeps your hair away from your neck and hence in less contact with your clothes. Simple updos and buns are two examples. You could even opt for a curly Mohawk which starts above the nape of your neck. Also, relaxing treatments have proven to damage hair, especially in winter when it is already dry.
Drink Lots of Water: This could be another great way of keeping the internal hair moisture intact. In winter, one may naturally become less drawn to drinking water as compared in summer. But making it a point to drink plenty of water will keep your hair healthy.
These are some tips that can come in handy and help natural tresses grow better by improving their general health during winter.
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