All About Oil Pulling

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The first time I tried oil pulling, I was at the end of my rope. I had been fighting a disgusting cold for weeks and the coughing and congestion was killing my joie de vivre completely. I was SO OVER IT. I took to Twitter to vent about my ongoing illness and was offered a […]

The Need For Beauty Sleep

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How much do you value sleep? Do you get enough of it? Do you have a healthy sleep cycle? What’s your relationship like, with you and shut-eye? These are all important questions, but ones we rarely ask ourselves. For many of us, sleep is literally the last thing we think about. And then we close […]

Afrobella(s) of the Month — Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks, founders of Black Girls RUN!

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In 2012, Afrobella of the Month is BACK! Some months may be written by me, other months may be written by an expert or a contributor! This month’s AOTM is written by Renisha James, fitness expert and personal trainer. Learn more about her philosophies on fitness at RenewedFitness.com, and follow her on Facebook or on […]

Skip the Resolutions: Set a Goal, Meet It, Be Amazing

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For this first week of a brand new year I’ve reached out to some of Afrobella’s contributors for guest posts on resolutions. First up is Afrobella’s fitness expert Renisha of RenewedFitness, please follow her on Twitter @RenewedFitness and join her Facebook page! Take it away, Re! We’ve entered the part of the year where everyone […]

Black Women, Hair, and Exercise. Tips From the Pros

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Here’s one natural hair story I’m sick of — the “black women don’t exercise because of their hair” story. It’s been written too many times and guess what? It isn’t necessarily true. Yes, sure — there are women of color who don’t want to get their hair all sweaty, especially after getting their hair freshly […]

Spa Week’s a-Coming, Time to Book Those Appointments!

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The beautiful thing about Spa Week is the affordability factor. Spas and salons that typically offer $90 facials and $100 massages slash their prices so that hardworking women who deserve a spa treatment — like you and me — can enjoy a spa treatment. In my humble opinion, that truly makes it the most wonderful […]

Shower Music — What Do You Listen To in the Morning?

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What are your absolute essentials when having a shower in the morning? For me, it’s hot water, awesome body wash, my favorite face wash….and music. I can’t think back to a time when music wasn’t part of my shower experience. When I was younger, I used to sing. Around high school, I started finding ways […]