Hair – Afrobella http://www.afrobella.com Natural Hair, Beauty, Fashion and Makeup Blog Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:39:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Afrobella’s Hair Trend Forecast 2016 – Predictions, Product Picks and A Big Announcement! http://www.afrobella.com/2016/01/26/afrobella-hair-trend-forecast-2016/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/01/26/afrobella-hair-trend-forecast-2016/#comments Tue, 26 Jan 2016 17:57:55 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14086 Bellas, I’m happy to kick off 2016 (and my 10th year of Afrobella) with some big, awesome news. I’m going to New York for Fashion Week, to emcee TextureMedia’s Texture On the Runway event! I’m so super excited for so many reasons. I attended Texture on the Runway in 2012 (click here to see the... read all

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Beauty Business — Strength of Nature Acquires Motions, TCB and More! http://www.afrobella.com/2016/01/07/strength-of-nature-acquires-motions-tcb-more/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/01/07/strength-of-nature-acquires-motions-tcb-more/#comments Thu, 07 Jan 2016 15:42:53 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14029   My hair was relaxed religiously from age six until age 23, and in that time I was brought up using certain brands of hair products. Now that my hair is natural, I realize that I don’t usually use hair products that still have that relaxer footprint — even if I loved and regularly used... read all

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Totally Naturalicious –Gwen Jimmere Is Pure Inspiration AND Her Products ROCK! http://www.afrobella.com/2015/12/31/naturalicious-gwen-jimmere/ http://www.afrobella.com/2015/12/31/naturalicious-gwen-jimmere/#comments Thu, 31 Dec 2015 17:40:42 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14012 Gwen Jimmere is the kind of woman that people admiringly refer to as a “go-getter.” Gwen is the creator of Naturalicious, a genius system of natural hair products. You may recognize her face and name from all of the articles being written about her lately – Gwen is the first African American woman to own a PATENT... read all

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350+ Independent Black Owned Businesses to Support This Holiday Season and BEYOND http://www.afrobella.com/2015/11/28/350-independent-black-owned-businesses-to-support/ http://www.afrobella.com/2015/11/28/350-independent-black-owned-businesses-to-support/#comments Sat, 28 Nov 2015 17:36:03 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=13858 Last year I wrote an extensive list of 101 Independent Black Owned Businesses to support for Blackout Friday. It proved to be amongst the most popular posts I’ve ever written. In 2014, I wrote that post in response to the Blackout Friday movement that arose from protests in Ferguson, Missouri. This year I had already planned to... read all

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This Is The Way We Dry Our Hair – Natural Hair Drying Tips From a Pro http://www.afrobella.com/2015/09/15/dry-natural-hair-hairdrying-tips/ http://www.afrobella.com/2015/09/15/dry-natural-hair-hairdrying-tips/#comments Tue, 15 Sep 2015 21:03:53 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=13671   It’s natural hair wash day. You’ve got your special shampoo or cleansing cream or co-wash or whatever. You’ve got your conditioner, deep or otherwise. You’ve cleansed your hair. Now what? How do you dry your hair? I realize many naturals have different methods. And over time we have developed all kinds of terms for hair... read all

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Inside My SheaMoisture Entrepreneurial Appreciation Day Event! http://www.afrobella.com/2015/08/14/afrobella-entrepreneurial-appreciation-day-event-sheamoisture-chicago/ http://www.afrobella.com/2015/08/14/afrobella-entrepreneurial-appreciation-day-event-sheamoisture-chicago/#comments Fri, 14 Aug 2015 21:58:43 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=13583 SheaMoisture has been one of my favorite hair and bodycare (and now makeup) brands for a long time now. It’s been a truly beautiful thing to watch this family owned brand expand into the industry giant that it’s become, to watch their products fly off the shelves at retailers like Walgreens, Target, Sally Beauty and... read all

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My Afro Wonder Woman Poster Makes My Office Extra Awesome http://www.afrobella.com/2015/07/07/afro-wonder-woman-poster/ http://www.afrobella.com/2015/07/07/afro-wonder-woman-poster/#comments Tue, 07 Jul 2015 21:40:29 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=13432 Afro Wonder Woman is EVERYTHING. Designed by Daniel Price of DEP Designs, she's the perfect addition to my home office.

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Introducing AnnCarol Beauty, by Dr. Kari Williams http://www.afrobella.com/2015/06/04/anncarol-beauty-by-dr-kari-williams/ http://www.afrobella.com/2015/06/04/anncarol-beauty-by-dr-kari-williams/#comments Thu, 04 Jun 2015 16:58:01 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=13356 In the course of this blogging career, I’ve had the pleasure and privilege of meeting some amazing people who spread love, knowledge and beauty. One of the most amazing, is Dr. Kari Williams, hairstylist and trichologist to the stars. She’s based in Los Angeles and her client list includes some of your favorite singers and... read all

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Natural Hair And Salt Water – How To Care For Your Hair At the Beach http://www.afrobella.com/2015/05/07/natural-hair-and-salt-water/ http://www.afrobella.com/2015/05/07/natural-hair-and-salt-water/#comments Thu, 07 May 2015 22:13:15 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=13246 It’s about to be beach and swimming pool season and those of us with natural hair – heck, let’s just say black hair in general – are about to encounter a universal, life long struggle. What do we do with our hair when it’s time to get in the water?   That’s me, in the... read all

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The Miss Jessie’s Book Tour– All About Supporting Miko and Celebrating Titi Branch http://www.afrobella.com/2015/04/02/miss-jessies-book-tour-review-miko-and-titi-branch/ http://www.afrobella.com/2015/04/02/miss-jessies-book-tour-review-miko-and-titi-branch/#comments Thu, 02 Apr 2015 21:16:55 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=13134 Back in 2006 when I started Afrobella, the natural hair scene was just beginning to form. There was no social media yet, there were a few bloggers and a lot of online forums and Fotki posts (seriously, before Instagram and Tumblr, there was Fotki). There were a few natural hair brands that had big buzz... read all

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