As many of you know, my father passed away last month. (That’s why the blog has been so quiet over the past few weeks). Thank you for your patience and for all of the loving emails, Facebook and Twitter posts, phone calls and flowers people have sent. In honor of him, I thought I would share something I wrote and read at the memorial service for him. I will be making regular posts again soon. Thank you so much for all of your love and support! *Hugs everybody*. Continue reading
Many people are surprised when I say I wear sunscreen year round, everyday. But it is the second most important weapon I have in my anti-aging beauty arsenal. Contrary to popular belief, women of color need sunscreen just as much as other skin tones. Yes, skin cancer is lower among people with darker pigmented skin, however, photo aging, (that’s skin wrinkling and loss of elasticity due to sun exposure), is the same for everyone. Continue reading
Guess who’s featured on Black Enterprise.com this month? ME! dances around I don’t know HOW they found me, but BE interviewed me for their Black Blogger Month this year and I am so grateful! They asked me questions about blogging as well as business and I’m really happy how it turned out. Thank you to whoever submitted my ‘lil blog to them! To read the full article. Click on the picture below. Continue reading
So for all of you out there thinking that juicing requires a big expensive juicer with lots of attachments, growing wheatgrass on your kitchen counter and always having bushels (yes I said bushels) of fresh produce on hand, I’ve got news for you.
It’s really much easier than that.
If it takes you 4 hours to do your hair on a regular washday and another 2 to style it…
Unless your hair is down to your knees…
You’re doing it wrong.
I don’t have time for all of that and neither do you. Continue reading
The next time you order Chinese or Indian takeout for dinner, don’t throw away the leftover rice! You can use it to make this yummy Leftover Rice Pudding! My favorite rice to use is basmati rice, because I think it tastes the best. But you can use brown, plain white or whatever you have on hand.
There are not many things that I can’t live without but organic rosehip seed oil is one of them. Not to be confused with rose oil, (that’s made from rose petals not the seeds), rosehip seed oil is definitely one of my anti-aging must haves. Here’s the scoop. Continue reading
I know I’m kinda late with this but Carol’s Daughter’s Transitioning Movement” has a new web series called “”The Curl”. This latest episode focuses on hair density, what it is and how to determine what types of products work best for each density type. Even if you don’t use CD products, I think you’ll find the info very interesting. Check it out. Continue reading
I’ve been meaning to post this list for awhile, but I finally got around to finishing it. By no means is this list exhaustive, and I do not have a medical degree, BUT I’d rather be informed than infirmed, so here’s my list of 12 ingredients I avoid in my natural hair and beauty products.
After I washed my hair this week, I noticed something.
A lot of it.
Not on my head.