Happy Birthday, Diana Ross! Thank You For Everything

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One of my earliest hair-related memories was watching Diana Ross’s concert in Central Park, 1983. Of course I wasn’t actually there – the concert was televised, and I remember watching it with my parents in Trinidad. I was so little and I remember watching this goddess of a woman with this resplendent mane of kinky, […]

5 Hair Blogger Falsehoods, Debunked by a Professional Cosmetologist

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  I love what the natural hair movement has done for us in terms of empowerment and self-validation, entrepreneurship and inspiration. Future generations of women with natural hair now have an industry of products made for us, and a bounty of information offering advice and insight on handling our hair texture. We have ignited an […]

SAG Awards Fashion & a Public Announcement for Celebrities of Color

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Every awards show, it’s the same thing. A cavalcade of celebrities get gussied up for the event. Hair, makeup, accessories, and of course a dress to die for. Most of the time, all of those things have been provided by a brand. And most of the time, the brands then send press releases about what […]

Natural Hair, Winter Care. 7 Products I Recommend

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This week, temperatures in Chicago were reading in the negatives and single digits. As a woman born and raised in the Caribbean I hope you know that I am not about that cold weather life. Neither is my skin (see yesterday’s post) and neither is my hair. Thanks to the extreme chilliness of outside and […]

Your Official Inauguration Fashion and Beauty Roundup

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On Monday January 21, we witnessed history as Barack Obama was sworn in for a second term as President of the United States of America. I voted for Obama in November and it was a truly proud moment for me as a brand new American citizen. For me, watching the inauguration today was an experience […]

The Thing About Hair Trimming

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This has been a big week for me with the hair posts, but before the week is through, I want to address one more thing! It’s not about wearing your hair natural, curly, or straight. It’s about a hair issue we ALL have regardless of ethnic background or hair texture. It’s about trimming. And the […]

Afrobella’s Big Reveal! Healthy Ways to Straighten Natural Hair

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  In the past ten years, I can remember having my hair blown straight exactly once. It was in Trinidad at my mom’s hairstylist. He said he needed to blow my hair straight to apply highlights. When my hair was straight, my mom took her one and only camera phone photo – she was THAT […]