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Black Hair Basics

The typical hair and hair follicles of those of African descent are tightly curled, thus producing hair that spirals. Black hair also typically has a larger diameter than Caucasian hair and retains less water, thus its relative “kinkiness.” The many styling methods utilized on Black hair cause concern with hair loss. Black hair is very strong, fortunately so because Black hair styles cause a great deal of stress on the hair and scalp. For example, using a hair pick to pic...
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ebony_robert_founder_hair_skincare_line_walmart-585x307.jpgMeet Ebony Robert, founder and CEO of Ebony’s Beauty Hair and Skin Care, whose handcrafted all-natural hair and skincare products are now available in Walmart stores nationwide. Ebony, a mother of five boys, launched the business two years ago, but says that her love for the beauty industry started at a very young age.

Based in Lafayette, Louisiana, Ebony built her business from the ground up and continues to fulfill her dream of being a woman entrepreneur. Last year, she grossed

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Rocking natural hair has been one of the biggest beauty movements in the last decade, at least in the Black community. After enduring monthly chemical treatments for so long, embracing natural hair is like a sigh of relief for many scalps! What once was thought to be a trend is now obviously here to stay. But be that as it may, many women still struggle to find attractive and modern ways to style our hair with minimal manipulation and breakage.

Protective styles are to tightly coiled

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The narrative surrounding Black beauty, specifically hair, is changing as Black women embrace their curls, coils, and kinks. Marketing research backs this shift, as Mintel reports hair relaxer sales fell 38% between 2012–2017. Conversely, the Black haircare market is growing each year and is valued at $2.5 billion.

But those who choose the natural hair route understand that it’s not as “natural” as you’d think ― there’s a lot of work, time, and money involved in caring for natural hair.

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With salons shuttered, it’s become particularly difficult to maintain styling typically done in the salon — whether it be braids, wigs, or otherwise. Many of us have found ourselves suddenly forced to learn (or relearn) how to take care of our natural hair, celebrities included. Everyone from Gabrielle Union to Cardi B to Tia Mowry have given up their typical looks in favor of letting their curls breathe. And while letting you

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How To Get 360 WAVES


From Jheri-curls to afro’s and everything in between, Black men have been rocking all sorts of hairstyles right along with Black women. One of the most popular is the clean shaven short haircut with waves that many brothers wear way into their older years.

Here’s how to get the same style no matter what kind of hair you have now.

3 Rules To Getting Waves
I. Only brush when hair is moist. One thing to avoid is brushing the hair while it is dry. Only brush when moisturizer has been applied to the

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If you don’t want to be weighed down by the sheer length of Lemonade braids but are still looking for a protective style, braided bobs are the perfect match for you. Though the short cut of the hair might seem to also cut your stylistic options in the process, bobs still leave enough wiggle room for creativity and individuality.

Here are 12 of the many braided bob hairstyles we’re obsessed with right now.

1. Half Up, Half Down Bob


Bringing part of the bob up allows

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3 Hair Care Tips for Black Men


You want to take care of your hair. But you also want to avoid the long trip down the men's grooming aisle or endless clicking on Google in search of the right hair care and styling products for dry, curly hair.

So we're here to help!

In this blog post, we'll share four of our favorite hair care tips (with examples) to make your decision and morning routine a lot easier.

Tip #1

Shampoo less frequently! Maybe you've heard it before but still shampoo everyday to get the gunk and grease out

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15 Best LeaveIn Conditioners for Curly and Natural Hair

Photo by Ashley Hall, designed by Alexa De Paulis

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1. Keep It Simple!
I know this sounds easy for an intro and it is, do keep it simple. There has always been this notion that natural hair requires high-maintenance, and while it does require time and patience, you don’t necessarily need a complicated regiment or apply all the products in this world to maintain a healthy head of natural hair. A good and consistent regiment consisting of a shampoo, conditioners and essential oils is fantastic and simple. Now you might be thinking “It can’t b

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People wear headwraps or headscarves for a variety of reasons: hair loss, protecting a style, one of those I-don’t-feel-like-styling-my-hair days, cultural traditions, or just because they want to. Whatever category you’re in, headwraps are endlessly versatile and can be dressed up or down. Read this NC article to learn about some places to buy headwraps. 

Short and Sweet

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There is no feeling like making the decision to cut your ha

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Beard Care 101 For Black Men


The skincare needs and problems for black men with beards are unique, however, Hall says men have started taking beard maintenance and grooming more seriously. We asked Hall, a scientist and a board-certified dermatologist to explain the common grooming challenges and share their tips for growing and maintaining a beard.

Trimming your beard is necessary.

"Not trimming the ends of your beard can lead to split ends and unmanageable facial hair," says Hall. "Trimming allows your beard to mainta

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Wearing a protective style during the warmer seasons is like heaven on earth. There’s no better feeling than freeing yourself of styling responsibilities for an extended period of time. Although they are convenient, fiinding the perfect style that balances both your professional and personal life can be challenging! Have no fear; here are five styles that will protect your hair while maintaining professionalism in the workplace.

The Braided Updo


Looking for a style that is simple and pr

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7 Best Setting Powders For Black Skin


Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Pressed Powder


We felt that this gave the most matte finish of all the powders tested, which for excess shine phobes like us, was perfect. The formula was very sheer and finely milled – it appeared almost translucent, working with our skin as opposed to camouflaging it.

Although it comes with a powder puff, we felt the results were better using a brush; our tester simply swept over her face in a gentle motion and achieved a perfectly set but natural finish. Due to

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7 Good Drugstore Makeup Products


1. Nexxus Hair Spray: This comb-through spray is amazing because your hair doesn’t end up sticky and you can brush through your curls. 


2. Batiste Dry Shampoo: This product is only about $8, depending on where you buy it. The dry shampoo is great to use between washes, and you can get it at any drugstore. 

3. Rimmel London Foundation: This foundation is a great alternative to department store foundations. This lasts up to 25 hours. 



4. e.l.f. False Lashes: These lashes ($3–

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Promising review: "I love Shea Moisture products and use them regularly. This shampoo and conditioner set is by far my favorite. I have coarse and dry, wavy hair and I made the mistake of dyeing my hair after already bleaching it. My hair was so damaged it felt like straw when I ran my fingers through it

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10 Kid-Friendly Curly Hairstyles

Parents already have plenty of responsibilities with their kids so any way they can save time is a win. Having a little hair inspiration can shave down a few minutes of preparation in the morning. Check out these 15 kid friendly hairstyles that will give your little girls variety.

1. Headband Puff

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If your young one has hair that is not quite long enough to put into a ponytail, any type of headband will pull the hair back into an adorable puff.

2. Half-Up Half-Down

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You can bring a whole new dimension to your hairstyle, and the best part is, your braid will stay intact for weeks.

However, some last only for a day or two, and it all comes down to the style, shape, and design of the braids.

But as a general rule of thumb, braids last a long time.

And there are many modern variations of this hairstyle.

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