Should You Take Biotin Supplements?

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by Mary Wolff

We all want beautiful, healthy hair. If there were a pill that promised to give you healthy, strong hair, pretty nails, and promoted hair growth, would you take it? Of course, you would! This is the premise of biotin supplements. They claim to offer all of these benefits and many curlies are jumping on board with it. However, there are a few things we should keep in mind about biotin supplements before you try it.

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How We Can Discuss Texture Discrimination Without Tearing Each Other Down

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Loving your natural hair is a learning experience.

Your entire life you are exposed to images of hair that shape and transform your perspective of the person you see when you look in the mirror.
That person – you should be happy with her.
You should love her fully, from her crown to her heels.
But sometimes it is hard to do so.
Because a voice in your head constantly reminds you that your hair does not look like the girl on TV. Your curls will never be as defined. As loose. As beautiful.

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6 All-Day-Energy Smoothie Recipes to Help You Kick the Caffeine



Aren’t you tired of crashing before noon and needing a coffee refill multiple times throughout the day?

Believe it or not, the more coffee you consume on a daily basis, the more dependent your body becomes on that caffeine-fix.

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How Dr. Sebi Reminded Us That Food Is The Only Medicine We've Ever Needed


How many times have you tried a new diet that didn't work for you?

How did you come across this diet?

And if you thought it'd work, WHY?

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Does Drinking Alcohol Hurt Hair Growth?

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by Mary Wolff
There are a lot of sneaky things that can mess up your hair. When it comes to alcohol, those few drinks with the girls may be costing your curls. Whether you enjoy margaritas or martinis, alcohol can be a concern for naturalists looking to keep their hair healthy and happy. So, does drinking alcohol hurt hair growth? Is drinking alcohol bad for the health of your hair?

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Does Stress Play A Role In Hair Turning Gray?

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by Mary Wolff
When you spot that first gray hair, it can be an upsetting experience for most people. This sign of aging can’t be ignored, and it often leads to panic about what’s to come. Some people worry they will just wake up one day with a head full of gray hair seemingly overnight. Other people worry that their constant worrying will lead to more gray hairs. So, does stress play a role in hair turning gray? Let’s take a closer look at this concept.

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5 Natural Tricks To Boost Your Metabolism and Improve Digestion


It’s no secret that our metabolisms begin to slow down as we get older.
But the truth is that this has more to do with our activity levels than it does our actual age.
Regular exercise is one of the best ways to maintain muscle mass and lower body fat in order to keep your metabolism at its highest.
However, aside from getting the recommended 30 minutes of exercise daily, there are other ways we can boost our metabolism and potentially improve digestion.

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Is Being A Vegetarian Bad For Your Hair?


by Mary Wolff
We all know the foods we eat play a role in how we feel, but they also play a role in how we look, too. When you aren’t getting the nutrients you need, the body will naturally shift focus to protecting other areas such as teeth and bones, before worrying about giving the leftover nutrients to external factors such as the skin or hair. Many people choose a vegetarian lifestyle for personal reasons such as not wanting to harm animals, for health reasons, or just as a preference for not eating meat in general. What effect does this have on your curls?  Is being a vegetarian bad for your hair? Let’s take a closer look at this topic to put your mind at ease.  

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Earlier this week, rapper, T-Hood, posted a video of actress, Maia Campbell, pumping his gas and saying she wanted some crack. In the video, Campbell is clearly missing a tooth and is barely dressed in a bra and spandex shorts.

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For Black Girls Tired Of Running Themselves Ragged


By Erickka Sy Savané
I've been thinking a lot lately about stress. First it was singer Brandy who recently collapsed on a plane due to the stress of traveling and working incessantly, says her publicist, and not long ago it was modelpreneur Tyra Banks who confessed that while she was at the height of her career, she was also exhausted and sad. Just today I saw a video that's been making the social media rounds of former ‘In The House’ actress Maia Campbell turning down LL Cool J’s request to get her help. It’s no secret that the once stunningly beautiful actress is addicted to drugs and in the footage she’s running a mile a minute. I couldn't help but wonder what will make her stop.
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5 Facts About Heart Disease That Every Black Person Should Know

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What would you say if someone told you, “You have a good heart!”

Would you feel good about yourself and say thank you?

Probably.

But what if?

One day, you went to the doctor and were told, “You have a bad heart.”

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Here Are 3 Benefits of Pampering Yourself


by Mary Wolff

It is important to take care of yourself. While you might spend a good amount of time taking care of your strands as a curly girl, what about the other important ways to treat yourself right? Well, let’s look at some of the benefits of pampering yourself.

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Black Mental Health Matters: Why We Need To Talk About It In The Black Community


For many of us, this year has been one to remember while, for others, it’s been purely heartbreaking.

Suicide has become somewhat of a “trend” on Facebook Live in the recent months.

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Two Nigerian Sisters Create Sunscreen Products for Melanin-Rich Skin


By Sharee Silerio

Do you believe that black people don’t need sunscreen? Have you heard that we don’t get skin cancer because of our melanin?

I found out the hard way that my cocoa-hued skin needed protection from the sun when I was on a beachfront family vacation in Jamaica for a week, and did not wear sunscreen once. When I got back home, my back, neck and arms were peeling, thankfully, they weren’t burning too.

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How To Make Guacamole-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes


Meat Who? A Plant-Based Recipe to Keep You on Track!

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Relieving Itchy Scalp After Working Out


by Mary Wolff

Exercise is a fact of life. If you want to be healthy and happy, hitting the gym a few times a week is an absolute must. Many curlies experience the annoyance and discomfort of post-workout scalp itch. When it comes to relieving itchy scalp after working out, there are a few tried and true remedies worth knowing.

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Best Exercise Hairstyles for Type 4 Hair

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by Mary Wolff

Working out is a part of a healthy lifestyle. Whether you work out religiously or sporadically, you want to find the best hairstyle for your routine and hair type. If you have type 4 hair, keep your hair looking great during any sweat session with these picks for best exercise hairstyles for type 4 hair. When it comes to the best exercise hairstyles for type 4 hair, let’s take a look at your typical workout style.

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5 Fruits And Veggies That Help Hair Growth

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by Mary Wolff

Hair growth is a complicated subject. It isn’t a result of just one factor. However, an agreed upon fact is that what you eat directly impacts your hair health which in turns plays a role in generating hair growth. Here are a few of the best fruits and veggies that help hair growth.

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Gabourey Sidibe Opens Up About Depression in Her New Book


You'd think Gabourey Sidibe had it all--going from relatively unknown to roles on Empire, FX's American Horror Story, and Hulu's Difficult People--but the Oscar nominee opens up about her battle with depression and an eating disorder in her new book, This is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare.

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On Tuesday, the CDC reported that Blacks as a group are living longer with their death rate declining by 25 percent from 1999 to 2015. Life expectancy for Blacks, however, is still four years less than it is for Whites.

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