Ask Afrobella — Little Girls, Natural Hair, and Summertime Swimming!

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I’m ashamed to even acknowledge the last time I wrote an Ask Afrobella, and I’ve let the questions stack up. Let me get back down to work with a fresh new post for you! When I was a little girl, I was afraid of swimming. Not many of my family members are swimmers, and after […]

I Believe in Resolutions

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At the end of the old year and the beginning of the new, I tend to become very philosophical, and a little supersitious. That’s when you’ll most likely find me reading the previous month’s Astrology Zone, making lists in my diary, or cutting inspirational photos and phrases out of magazines. I’m a big believer in […]

What To Buy Your Lady — 5 Tips For Men Trying to Christmas Shop

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Recently I had the privilege of shopping with my husband and a guy friend of ours as he tried to buy a present for his lady. I hope he’ll forgive me for saying this, but it wasn’t pretty. In fact, it gave me QUITE the lesson in the differences between genders. I got all kinds […]

So….You Want To Be a Naturalpreneur?

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First off, what IS a Naturalpreneur? That would be someone who’s passionate about their natural hair, eco-friendly living, or natural product business. If you’re interested in learning how you can turn your passion for natural hair and beauty into a thriving business, listen in to the FREE “So You Want To Be a Naturalpreneur?” Telesummit. […]

Five Years of Afrobella

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Five years ago, this week started out like any other. I had a regular work day complete with the weekly Monday meeting. Trudged through Monday and Tuesday’s expected tasks. Met my deadline on Wednesday. Back in those days, we had a busy social circle and friends would just stop by the house as evening fell, […]

Hi, My Name Is…

Photo by Errol Dunlap, makeup by J. St. Jaimes

I’ve been writing posts more-or-less five days a week for five years right here at your friendly neighborhood Afrobella.com, and over time I’ve assumed a certain familiarity. But lately I’ve been hearing from brand new bellas who discovered Afrobella by hearing about me via The Michael Baisden Show, or from the news about the MAC […]

Ask Afrobella – Dealing With Flakes

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When it comes to Ask Afrobella hair questions, I may try to offer my two cents based on personal experience. But for this very specific Ask Afrobella question, I needed the sage advice of an expert. If you’ve ever dealt with flaky scalp issues, this may help you! Hi, Love your work. Your site is […]