May 4, 2016

Afeni Shakur, You Are Appreciated.

​by Mike Orie of

"There's no way I can pay you back, but my plan is to show you that I understand. You are appreciated." These are the words that many young boys find themselves uttering in silence often alone. They are the moments that you may never hear about as you scream one too many reminders of dirty dishes in the sink. But it’s these late nights of stomach’s rumbling, anxiety, depression, the ghetto streets of Oakland, Chicago, New Orleans or Brooklyn where a mother’s comfort heals all. Even the moment’s of a young boy slamming the door profusely after an argument of leftover Hamburger Helper remains, remaining in the sink. Lifeless, yet full of life, the dissolved molecules and grease stains have cemented a permanent reminder that dishwashing liquid can never fully resolve. They can never dissolve particles that weren’t meant to be broken.

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May 4, 2016

The Amazing Benefits of Almond Oil for Hair and Skin

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by Michelle Thames of

Almond oil is one of my favorite oils to use for my skin and hair. Almond oil is known for many health and beauty benefits-- rich in Vitamin E, fatty acids and proteins.  From my research, I found that there are 2 types of almond oil. Bitter, and sweet almond oil. The type of oil most used, and the one I use is sweet almond oil. Sweet almond oil comes from the almonds that we consume. Sweet almond oil is used on both skin and hair, and has some amazing benefits! Want to know what they are?

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You’ve heard it before, over and over again — moisture is everything when it comes to natural hair health. Still, many naturals struggle with keeping their curls, kinks and coils well-moisturized. Perhaps you’re guilty of one of our 9 ineffective moisturizing practices.


May 3, 2016

Should I Really Use Grease on My Natural Hair?

By: Hair Liberty's Nicole Hollis

Q: Should I really use grease on my hair?

A: Grease is usually a combination of petroleum (cleaned up sludge from the earth) and mineral oil (even cleaner, liquefied sludge from the earth). Petroleum-based products come from the same Earth that we pollute everyday with factory run off, pharmaceuticals, household chemicals, etc. Questions about the safety of mineral oil and petroleum in cosmetic products come from concern that they may not be clean enough after coming from such a dirty place. The petroleum and mineral oil used in medicinal creams (Neosporin, for example) gets cleaned much more thoroughly than the stuff used in hair products.

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by Sabrina Perkins of

Dyson is a powerhouse in the vacuum industry but this past week, they've been making tons of waves (pun intended) in the hair industry. Dyson revealed the newest addition to their vast high-tech space-age products...Dyson Supersonic™. Touted as really, really different from any hair dryer you have ever seen, this dryer is one to be in awe of.


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