Natural Hair – Things I Wish I Knew When I Was In College

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The whole concept of #ThrowbackThursday (#TBT) on Instagram is a trip. Every week I find myself digging in the proverbial crates for an old photo of myself that nobody’s ever seen before. Every week I come face to face with an old hairstyle I barely recognize anymore. Every week, you get to see a flashback […]

How Do You Reach Someone Like Sheryl Underwood?

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There I was, minding my own business, when Luvvie popped up in my g chat. “Luvvie: you posting bout sheryl underwood or nah? bella: girl…I literally just sighed so heavy I will. Should I? I should. right? I guess? *sigh* Luvvie: lol well i think on this issue, your voice is important this is your […]

Natural Hair Wash Day – What I Did And What I Used

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By now you probably know that I’m pretty much a wash n’ go girl. Like I’ve said before, I don’t have much of a hair routine. I wash, condition, detangle, style minimally, dunzo. It isn’t because I‘m a low maintenance kind of girl. It’s primarily because I  don’t have the skill set. I wish I […]

The WINNER of the AFROS the Book Giveaway Is…

SO many great responses from you all on the AFROS the Book giveaway post. So many of you had supported Michael July in his Kickstarter effort, and so many of you are happy, proud, and loving your natural beauty! It’s a beautiful thing, and I wish I could give everyone who entered a copy of […]

AFROS the Book Giveaway on Afrobella.com!

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Perfectly spherical or haphazardly freeform, TWA or big enough to block out the sun. Coily, curly, kinky, zig-zaggy, fabulous and beautiful natural hair is EVERYWHERE. When that Simon Doonan piece about afros being a trend came out, it only made me laugh. Afros never ever really went away, and now they’re more popular than ever! […]

Deep Impact – New, Super Summertime Moisturizing Natural Hair Products

Super Summertime Moisturizing Natural Hair Products

When I lived in the Caribbean and in hot, humid Miami, I had no idea how seasonal my hair would turn out to be. I didn’t understand how my hair’s needs would change depending on the weather, and I had no clue that my curl pattern would shift with the seasons. It turns out my […]

My London Strength Of Nature Brit Beauty Afro Hair Show Experience!

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I’ve been blessed by readers and commenters from across the pond since I started this here blog back in 2006. I’ve always had the good fortune to know that Afrobella is read in the USA and the Caribbean, and also there are Afrobella readers in the UK, Europe and beyond. But knowing isn’t seeing and […]