Ask Afrobella: Knots and Splits and Dead Ends, Oh My!

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It’s been a long time since I left you without an Ask Afrobella to step to! < /corny intro> Sometimes when I get your Ask Afrobella questions it sparks a bit of an internal dilemma. I’m not really an expert-expert…can I really come up with an answer for this person’s question? Am I truly being […]

Naturally Professional – A New Monthly Series by Afrobella and Curly Nikki!

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One natural hair meme that I’m sick of hearing is the oft-repeated and completely false idea that natural hair is unprofessional, or that being natural can cost you a potential job. Around the world there are doctors, lawyers, accountants, executives, politicians and CEOs who proudly wear their hair as they will, and are respected for […]

Satin Bonnet Struggles

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I was just about to take off my makeup and prepare for bed when I saw my Twitter friend Areefuh Stanklin say this: I cackled. Areefuh is always hilarious (as many on Twitter would agree). Her next tweet continued to detail her #satinbonnetstruggles – imagine tying a satin scarf around your satin bonnet to try […]

Shea Moisture Review – Is It For You?

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By now you’ve probably heard all about Shea Moisture, or seen the brand of natural hair products prominently displayed at your nearby Target or Walgreens. Or maybe you’re one of the natural bellas who has seen the blog posts and felt curiousity but haven’t yet actually tried Shea Moisture. I was lucky enough to try […]

Want of the Week – Peace Images Hair Jewelry

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I love adorning my natural hair with clips and elaborate headbands, but of late I’ve had a hard time finding truly unique, swoonworthy hair accessories that seemed made with natural hair in mind. I fell for the pointy fan-like hair clips and ornate barettes that adorned models in the NYFW Spring 2011 Rodarte show, but […]

The Wise Words of Vidal Sassoon

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When I announced to my friends that I was on the line with legendary hairdressing icon Vidal Sassoon, the reaction was hilarious. On both Twitter and Facebook, friends were telling me they didn’t realize Vidal Sassoon was a real person. When I told my husband he quipped, “that’s like you telling me you interviewed Neutrogena […]

Blog Sister Love!

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Every week I’m going to highlight my favorite posts from around the blogosphere, to keep you bellas up to date on what’s happening in hair, beauty, fashion and more! Hair This weekend I had the honor of speaking at a special natural hair meetup here in Chicago. Put together by the dynamic makeup artist and […]