In case you’ve been wondering — what’s Afrobella up to? I’ll tell ya.

Grustling. Real hard.

I’ve been working my fingers to the nub to keep the fires blazing here at Afrobella while writing at AOL Black Voices and tah-dah — just last week I wrote my first article for Ebony! Yup, it’s about Michael Jackson. I hope you all like it and leave comments and YAY!

After that, I was featured as EbonyJet’s featured blog. DOUBLE YAY!!!

Twas a good week indeed.


Over at Black Voices I blogged about Alicia Keys’ hair, missing the Essence Festival, and I answered some hair questions.

Speaking of which — have you heard of the Cherry Lola method? The creator, Cherry Lola, claims that it’s helped to control her frizz and caused her curls to clump together at the root. I’m curious, and I have cooked with amino acids before! Might have to buy a bottle just for this purpose.

UK bellas here’s something for you — AfroSaxons, a limited release documentary that follows four black hair salons in the UK as they prepare for the Black Beauty and Hair Awards. I’m seriously looking forward to seeing this, based on the logo alone — isn’t it awesome? I can’t wait to see this, just like I’m looking forward to finally seeing Chris Rock’s Good Hair when it finally hits the big screen.

Do you have Hand In Fro Syndrome? I’ve got it bad and that ain’t good! Diary of a Kinky Curly Transition has tips to kick the habit.

Another bad hair habit of mine — trying any product that comes my way. I balk at a few ingredients — mineral oil and alcohol, but there are more to avoid. AfroGlitz did a great post on things your natural hair hates.

In other fabulous hair blog news, one of my favorite sites, The Coil Review, has launched their new debut. And their launch video is FRESH to DEATH.

The Coil Review Relaunch Commercial from The Coil Review on Vimeo.

SO fly, and that’s exactly how I feel about my hair and my style. Why be a carbon copy when you can be an original?

And if you ARE a proud, original Afrobella, here’s an opportunity for you! Pantene is looking for 4 African-American women to appear in national advertising in 2010. To enter, simply upload a video expressing their love for Pantene in Pantene’s “I Love Pantene!” online casting call at

Best of luck to you, bellas!! And thanks for hanging in there with me. I might be busy, but I’m always thinking of you!


Nina says:
July 13, 2009, 5:40 pm
Looks like the hustle is really paying off. Keep up the fabulous work and thanks for this post. I LOVE these hair posts.
Shell says:
July 13, 2009, 7:10 pm
Watching this video, never gets old for me. Glad you are doing your thang and geting more opportunities. I just read about the Cherry Lola method on another blog. I may have to try it out.
Shelly says:
July 13, 2009, 7:42 pm
Congrats on everything,you deserve it girl!!!
EcoSoulIntellectual says:
July 13, 2009, 10:25 pm
first, congrats on the gig. totally milk the perks you get as a writer. and from on journalist to another, continue to woosah to avoid the inevitable writer's burnout. oh yeah, i really want to see c.rock's film. see what happens when you got a good sister on your hip. btw, rock's wife malaak is featured in the latest essence issue. no hate on ebony.
pets says:
July 13, 2009, 10:47 pm
Congrats on finding your voice in Chicago! Continue to seek excellence and your public will follow and grow even more.
ChocolateOrchid says:
July 13, 2009, 10:05 pm
Congrats on your EbonyJet article!! You definitely are getting your "grustle" on!
Rebecca says:
July 14, 2009, 3:27 am
So- I read up on Grustling- very interesting! Good on you for recent successes!
warrior11209 says:
July 14, 2009, 8:17 am
Congrats - you more t han deserve all the positive things that are coming your way. Will check out the link provided in the blog . Can not wait for Chris Rock's flix!!!
sandra says:
July 14, 2009, 10:25 am
Grustling in Chicago! You make us proud.
ADT says:
July 14, 2009, 9:43 am
Can't knock the hustle, or the grustle as you call it. Will check you out in Essence. Congrats on your success.
AzizaW says:
July 15, 2009, 5:06 am
OMG! The commercial is so freakin' fabulous and well done. I'm impressed. And I think I need to start adding the Cherry Lola Method into my routine. My crown is ridiculously frizzy :(
curlybean says:
July 15, 2009, 1:43 pm
Congrat's Bella, so deserved! I tried the Cherry Lola treatment and it made a noticeable difference in my hair. Make sure to follow the directions...I didn't catch the co-wash afterwards so walked around with a faint scent of the Bragg's for a couple days. =) Definitly a must do and look forward to you bloggin' about it.
Calming Corners says:
July 15, 2009, 3:17 pm
You are such an inspiration! Keep up the great work. I know this has nothing to do with the post but I had to say it :)
Laquita says:
July 20, 2009, 12:35 pm
I can/have watched that commercial over and over again also :o) I also tried the Cherry Lola treament with great results. Thanks for getting the word out on the AfroGlitz post ;o)
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