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why can’t we talk about sadness?

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 source by GG of AllTheManyLayers I think the sadness started with my first awareness that my mother was sick. It meant that everything safe and beautiful was also tragic and temporary. All of my life has been about coping with that. Sadness lives underneath my skin. It sits in my stomach and my throat and right behind my eyes. It…

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Being Black and Curly in Los Angeles #Blacktresses

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  by Amanda Seales In the latest episode of my digital series, Get Your Life, the lead character finds herself at an audition with a number of other black women. Stuck in the waiting room together, due to a scheduling error, things get heated when they start bickering about everything from who’s being “extra black”, what is considered “attractive”, and…

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Developing a Hair Routine or Chasing Hair Envy?

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by GlobalCoutureblog.net We all have hair crushes myself included and there is nothing wrong with that. Trust me, I LOVE clicking that little heart on Instagram, leaving comments, sharing videos and so on. However, I think there is a fine line between admiring someone’s beautiful mane and wanting/longing/striving to have that mane by copying everything your hair crush does. When…

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Appreciate Every Season of Your Life

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  by GG of AllTheManyLayers Appreciate every single season of your life.  Whether the season is hard and you wish it would hurry up and pass, or the season is amazing and you’re terrified that it will end.  No matter what it is, give yourself to it, and trust that you are experiencing exactly what you need when you need…

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Did SheaMoisture Change Their Formula? (Updates)

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**Updates** **Response from SheaMoisture after the jump** CN Says: CN commenter, Tinycurls, straight up #Matlocked the situation, so I headed over to BootsUK to check it out. I grabbed the only SheaMoisture product in my arsenal (Coconut Hibiscus Curl and Style Milk) and compared the ingredients on my bottle to the ingredients on the site (click image to enlarge): top:…

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Long Natural Hair Care- The Woes.

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 via LuxuriousBlog by Keora Bernard At the beginning of my natural hair care journey, I was envisioning what my natural hair would look like once it began to grow out. I began thinking about all of the naturals I had seen with long, thick, and healthy hair. Not to mention, I was more than giddy about the boundless styling options…

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Loving Yourself Naked

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by GG of AllTheManyLayers.com My youngest daughter always says, “Mommy move your hair so I can kiss your spots.” What has been a source of insecurity for me is something my daughter loves unconditionally. Read On!>>> I’ve had acne-prone skin and scars on my face since I was a teenager.  I’ve been through phases where I wore layers of makeup to…

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Gabrielle Is Naturally Glam!

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Why I Big Chopped It started with an image.  One picture of Vivian Green in all her short, cropped, curly hair glory. I stared at the image wishing that I could be as beautiful as her. I wanted to feel effervescent while being bare. What if I could look like that? What if I could feel that way? READ MORE>>…

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