Hair – Afrobella http://www.afrobella.com Natural Hair, Beauty, Fashion and Makeup Blog Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:22:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 “What’s Normal?” SheaMoisture Asks Tough Beauty Industry Questions http://www.afrobella.com/2016/09/19/whats-normal-sheamoisture/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/09/19/whats-normal-sheamoisture/#comments Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:22:54 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14682 This post was sponsored by SheaMoisture. I’ll never forget the first time I had to buy my own hair products in America. It was late August, 1998. I had just become a freshman at the University of Miami. I had grown up in Trinidad, surrounded by women with similar hair issues to my own. We... read all

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10 Summer Hair Stylers – Light, Creamy Moisture For Your Natural Hair! http://www.afrobella.com/2016/07/15/10-summer-stylers-natural-hair/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/07/15/10-summer-stylers-natural-hair/#comments Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:09:46 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14490 Summer’s here and the time is right for switching up those hair products. I don’t know about you, but my hair has special needs at this time of year. I need deeply penetrating moisture, I need light, creamy styling products to give my hair the nurturing sustenance it craves. Especially because I’m rocking blonde highlights,... read all

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Predict Your Pretty – Let The Cast Beauty App Guide Your Look http://www.afrobella.com/2016/06/16/cast-beauty-app/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/06/16/cast-beauty-app/#comments Thu, 16 Jun 2016 21:48:05 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14467 Summer weather can throw unexpected curveballs. Here in Chicago, I can expect balmy breezes only to be faced by humid, hot air. Surprise thunderstorms can blow our way at any time – ask anyone who attended Lollapalooza in 2012 and/or 2015. The sky will be perfectly clear and then all of a sudden clouds roll... read all

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Touring Trinidad and Tobago — My Adventures With #EDENGoesGlobal http://www.afrobella.com/2016/06/08/touring-trinidad-and-tobago-eden-bodyworks/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/06/08/touring-trinidad-and-tobago-eden-bodyworks/#comments Thu, 09 Jun 2016 04:40:31 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14403 Trinidad is my land and of it I am proud and glad But I can’t understand why some people does talk it bad But I know all of dem who running dey mouth Don’t know what dey talkin ’bout They will paint here black every day And the right things they would never say — Portrait of Trinidad,... read all

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Charcoal for Natural Hair? Here’s How to Deep Clean Your Hair and Scalp! http://www.afrobella.com/2016/05/11/charcoal-deep-clean-natural-hair-scalp/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/05/11/charcoal-deep-clean-natural-hair-scalp/#comments Wed, 11 May 2016 10:35:17 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14331 If you read my previous Beauty Ingredient Breakdown post on charcoal, then you know you can use it for your skin and you can also ingest it for detoxification purposes. But did you know you can also use it to deep clean your hair and scalp? Image source: Shutterstock Apparently so, according to amazing celebrity... read all

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Texture on the Runway Afterglow http://www.afrobella.com/2016/02/20/texture-on-the-runway-afterglow/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/02/20/texture-on-the-runway-afterglow/#comments Sat, 20 Feb 2016 13:40:44 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14157 Bellas, I’m still basking in the afterglow. Last weekend, Texture on the Runway hit NYC. It was everything we dreamed it would be. The room was packed, the crowd was dressed to the nines, and the people behind the scenes and on the stage were a veritable who’s who of the natural hair world. It... read all

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On My Way To Texture on the Runway! http://www.afrobella.com/2016/02/10/on-my-way-to-texture-on-the-runway/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/02/10/on-my-way-to-texture-on-the-runway/#comments Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:56:26 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14135 This week has absolutely flown by and it’s about to go into overdrive. Today is my day to pack and prepare. I’m so excited to head back to NYC, just in time for Fashion Week to begin! In case you forgot, I’ll tell you again – I’m heading to NYC to co-emcee Texture on the... read all

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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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