Nothing But Natural Beauty at the Essence Music Festival!

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I went to New Orleans with two missions in mind. #1 – to thoroughly soak up and enjoy the splendor of my first ever Essence Music Festival! And #2 – to capture the many stunning natural hairstyles I was bound to encounter during three amazing days of culture and music! Together with Chuck Olu-Alabi (AKA […]

Nothing But FUN at the Essence Music Festival!

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  For years I’d heard that the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans was an event to be saved for and anticipated eagerly. The legend of this annual celebration of live music and African American culture is huge. Every year it attracts many of the biggest stars in the entertainment industry. Women (and a few […]

Ask Afrobella — Little Girls, Natural Hair, and Summertime Swimming!

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I’m ashamed to even acknowledge the last time I wrote an Ask Afrobella, and I’ve let the questions stack up. Let me get back down to work with a fresh new post for you! When I was a little girl, I was afraid of swimming. Not many of my family members are swimmers, and after […]

Afrobella in the New York Times

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Well there’s a post headline I’ve been wanting to write since I started this blog! It took me like two days to fully absorb that this HAPPENED. One of those dreams you don’t think will come true…until it DOES. That’s me, in the fashion section of NYTimes.com! With a dope photo from my QVC lookbook, […]

Luvvie on Locs – How I Started My Locs

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I don’t write as often on natural hair as I used to, but I’m trying to get back in the swing of things – and locs are one area of natural hair in which I’ve ALWAYS been deficient. I’ve noticed that in general on natural hair blogs and mainstream sites – locs don’t get as […]

New Hair Products You Need To Know About ASAP!

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Maybe you’re stuck in a product rut. Maybe you’ve got some go-to favorites but are looking for something new and amazing for the summer. Maybe you’re now transitioning and are looking forward to trying out new hair products and figuring out what your hair’s needs are. Either way, here I am to enable all you […]

And the Shea Radiance Winners Are…

I hope all of you had an amazing Mother’s Day! Finally I’m here, all tardy to the party with your fabulous gift from Shea Radiance! Some of your entries in the Shea Radiance Mother’s Day giveaway really touched my heart. I love knowing more about you and your lives, and I hope those of you […]