Afrobella Radio’s Hair Steamer Giveaway!

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If you missed last week’s episode of Afrobella Radio, you missed out on a lot! The music of Sister Nancy, the inspiring words of Kim Coles, and a fantastic giveaway! Click on the radio to hear last week’s show, learn the backstory behind Kim Coles’ famous “woo woo woo” on Living Single, and for details […]

Natural Hair and the Goody Simple Styles Hair Pins

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From the moment the Goody Simple Styles hair pins hit store shelves, I started getting questions in my inbox. Hey Bella, have you seen that new Spin Pin? Would it work for our hair texture? Bella, I wanna get the new Modern Updo pin but I’m not sure if I can work it with my […]

Review: Erykah Badu at Lollapalooza 2010 (with video!)

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Erykah Badu – AKA Analog Girl in a Digital World, AKA Medulla Oblongata, AKA Sarah Bellum, AKA Fat Belly Bella – is a polarizing figure at Casa Afrobella. I love her and I tend to err on the side of Erykah-can-do-no-wrong. My husband has never been a big fan of her music, and having been […]

Seeking A Natural Hair Salon? There’s An App For That!

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I love technology! As recently as maybe 7 years ago, if you were looking for a natural hair salon in your neck of the woods, you’d have to resort to word of mouth or ye olde Yellow Pages, followed by a whole bunch of interrogative phone calls. Then came the advent of natural hair forums […]

Um…Steve Harvey’s Got Hair Advice?

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I’ve been known to chuckle at a Steve Harvey joke from time to time. His delivery amuses me. His opinions…not so much. In fact, it doesn’t really surprise me when Steve Harvey – or any other comedian, really – says something ignorant. It isn’t the comedian’s job to be wise, it isn’t the comedian’s job […]

Weave for a Toddler?

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Originally posted at BVHairTalk.com. As an adult, you’re within your rights to get just about any kind of hairstyle you want. Braid it up, loc it up, relax it, get a weave. Whatever makes you happy, go for it. But what about when you’re a kid? I’ve asked the question before, and I must ask […]

The World’s Longest Locs

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Originally posted at BVHairTalk.com. They measure 19 feet, 6 inches long. When dry, they weigh four pounds. When wet, at least ten pounds. Asha Mandela has the longest dreadlocks in the world – making her an official Guinness World Record holder. For Asha, it’s more than just a hairstyle. It is a way of life, […]