June 25, 2016

Why You Should Big Chop Again This Summer!

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by Sabrina Perkins of SeriouslyNatural.org

The term big chop has been coined by the natural hair community as the triumphant return to your ‘natural’ self after cutting off all traces of chemically-treated hair. Emotions run high as you say goodbye to everything you once knew, and embrace this new lifestyle as what you’ve always wanted to be.

Confident. Beautiful. Strong.

These feelings resonate well with those who have enjoyed the freedom of daily wash & gos without much else to worry about. Now your hair has grown in, you made it through the awkward stage, you’re loving your length until you realize just how much work long natural hair requires.

There are so many cute short styles that we have access to now that we may not have realized back in ’06 when the natural hair community was still on the come-up. With sites like Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram, even Facebook there is a plethora of natural hair inspo that leaves us itching to do the chop again, so why are we still on the fence? Here are a few reasons why you should consider a second big chop this summer.

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June 24, 2016

Watch The Trailer For Issa Rae's New HBO Series 'Insecure'


By Mike Orie of TheConsciousTip.com
You might remember Issa Rae from her online web series Awkward Black Girl. The popular Youtube show touched on a lot of things, most notably, being a Black woman and not fitting into the traditional mode. After Season 1 of the series, Issa Rae was picked up by Pharrell's media platform iamOTHER, growing her following even more. This show would lead to the development of other shows including one of my favorites, FIRST. After multiple successful releases, news broke last year of Issa Rae getting a tv show deal with HBO. Well it's finally here.

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June 24, 2016

Recreate This Look: Big, Bold Natural Hair


Clarissa Todd writes:

This picture went viral but little did everyone know, it was a WIG I created. Alot of naturals want to try color but their hair may or may not be in the best condition to handle color or they may not want the full commitment to a particular color. I would suggest to try the color of choice by creating a wig! Now-a-days weave comes in every texture and color, even ombre so have fun with it and create!


June 23, 2016

Angela Bassett Is Launching A Skin Care Line For Darker Skin Tones


By Mike Orie of TheConsciousTip.com

For years, women of color with darker skin have always had challenges finding skin care products that are designed specifically for them. Angela Bassett wants to change that. She's teamed up with Dr. Barbara Sturm to launch a skin care line specifically designed to target darker skin tones. Titled Darker Skin Tones by Barbara Sturm, the line launches in July and will contain ingredients that aim to help the skin, reduce inflammations, even the tone and minimize pores and hyper-pigmentation.
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Watch as MissKenK shows us how to achieve a smooth and bouncy rod set minus the heat!

You Will Need: 
  • Spray Bottle
  • Coconut Oil 
  • Leave-In (I used Cantu Shea Butter Leave In) 
  • Styling Gel (I used Eco Styler) 
  • Combs 
  • Clips 

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