Open Letter From A Hairstylist to Natural Hair Lovers & Fellow Hairstylists

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  When I opened the floor for Camille Reed of Noire Salon to share her opinions based on experience in the Hair Blogger Falsehoods post, I had no idea we’d strike such a nerve. There were such vehement responses that I had to ask Camille to come back and address the issue further. I realized […]

Hairdresser Horrors. Who Hurt You?

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  I don’t know if you’ve been reading my blog for a long time or not so forgive me if I’m repeating myself, but back in 2006 I wrote a post titled Hairdresser Horrors. It was an Ask Afrobella response to a reader who was lamenting the state of hair salons, in terms of price and professionalism. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Things I Realized At Target’s Awesome Multicultural Beauty Event

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In October I went on a whirlwind trip to New York on a special trip for the Target Inner Circle. Target was having their first ever multicultural makeup and beauty event, and it was hosted by my friend Tai Beauchamp, who never fails to be an inspiration! It was an elegant evening event which brought […]