Respecting Women with Afro hair

Where do people think that they could just walk up to someone and touch their natural hair or anything on their body just because their curious. This is a clear violation of personal space. Respecting a person involves asking if you can touch them and if they say no let it go. Or even asking questions if your curious about someone’s hair I’m sure they would be more forthcoming. Many women are proud of their natural hair and would be willing to talk about it to others.

 

When Solange sang the words ‘don’t touch my hair’ in her latest album, she was sending a clear message to anyone who still thinks it’s appropriate to grab Afro hair uninvited. Newsflash: it never was and never will be OK to pet another human like a dog.

To set the record straight once and for all, we asked people with Afro-textured hair to reveal what they wish other people would stop doing and assuming.

If in doubt: ask don’t touch, advises Leillah Sekalala, the founder and director of NoScrunchie.com and the Good Afro Salon Awards

Father And Daughter Natural Hair Photo Shoot Breaks the Internet

This father and daughter photo shoot is one of a kind and amazing. Its lovely to see this father and daughter close relationship captured in these photos. There is nothing like a father’s love that so many young girls are missing.

A father and daughter duo have broken the Internet with their stunning photos showcasing their natural hair. New York artist Benny Harlem shares photos of himself and his adorable daughter Jaxyn on Instagram. Instagram Their close bond and voluminous hair have gained them over 350,000 followers on social media. […]

Organic and natural hair care: your green beauty guide

More and more people are realizing that toxic chemical laced hair care has caused problems for their hair and health which is a great thing. Thats why Nature’s Beauty Mix was formed.

Who, What, Hair Getty Images ‘Clean’ hair care is on the rise, but why? We take a look at how far it’s come, how much further it has to go and whose hair care routine could benefit most from it When it comes to the buzzwords currently gracing the […]

Interestingly, making the switch haircare-wise could reap rewards skincare-wise too. “I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve seen contact dermatitis or eczema appear around the eyes or even on the hands at the very time someone has changed their hair care to the latest formula,” says Imelda. “Often someone will think they want an eye cream to ease the irritation, but really switching their shampoo may do the trick. It makes sense that when talking about hair we also talk about the skin on the surrounding areas.”

 

The Easy Guide to Natural Skincare

People have to be responsible for their own habits when buying skin care products because chemicals that are use by companies are not being regulated or monitored by the government as many think they are. So consumer have to be responsible and do their researchThese chemicals that are use can cause many health problems that are damaging and possible irreversible. Check your ingredients list people

The skin is the body’s largest organ, so taking care of your skin with healthy habits and nourishing food is crucial. Many conventional skincare products are toxic, but those toxins don’t remain on the surface of the skin. Instead, we absorb numerous chemicals into our bodies. Choosing clean, natural […]

Blackest Reactions To Sanaa Lathan’s Big Chop

Sanaa Lathan looks great with or without hair. She has everybody talking. What do you think.? I admire her for doing this so many wouldn’t have the courage to do so. She is one of my favorite actresses.

Listen. At this point, Sanaa Lathan can rock a poodle on her head and STILL be one of the most stunning women in Hollywood.

First of all we have to say we LOVE it! Not many can rock the short cut (we weren’t all blessed with a perfectly shaped head). As always, the internet had much to say. Care to indulge in the tomfoolery?

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Issa Rae’s Stylist On Showcasing The Versatility Of Natural Hair With Tighter Coils

It’s great to see black women on television showing the beauty of natural hair.

Women with tight coils and kinks are often treated negatively or ignored in the beauty world, even in the natural hair community. But Leatherwood, a stylist with more than 26 years, makes uplifting these women and their hair types a priority. Leatherwood ― who’s also styled Jill Scott, Yara Shahidi, Skai Jackson, Teyonna Parris, Yvonne Orji and more ― talked to HuffPost about her work with Rae and the importance of showing the versatility of natural hair with tighter coils on screen.

Felicia Leatherwood is the mastermind behind Issa Rae’s creative natural hair styles. Anyone who’s an avid viewer of “Insecure” has probably noticed that even though the main character, played by creator Issa Rae, is a hot mess trying to figure life out, her hair always slays. That’s thanks to […]

Natural Hair Problems and Solutions

How Stop Natural Hair from Breakage and Shedding

Solution -Your hair is to dry without any elasticity. Reduce too much manipulation such as excessive combing, brushing, pulling. Also make sure you keep your hair well moisturized using the LOC method or LCO method. Drink lots of water. Sleep with a satin scarf or sleep on a satin pillow to protect hair

How to Treat Split Ends and Damaged Hair

Solution- Split ends cannot be repaired but can be prevented. First you need to trim those split ends. Then make sure your hair is always moisturized and seal your ends. Ends should be sealed with butters such as shea butter or oils such as coconut oil. Protecting your ends is the best way to treat split ends.

How to Detangle Natural Hair without Breakage

Solution- Use a wide tooth comb or fingers to detangle.  Please do not rush through this process or it can lead to the above problems of split ends and hair breakage. Also make sure your hair is fully detangled before moving forward in your styling process.

Why do I Have So Many Single Strand Knots

Solution- The wash and go hair style has been known to cause single strand knots if your are noticing more knots when doing this hair style then this may be the cause. Trim knots and split ends. Use the LOC or LCO method to moisturize and seal ends. Also do a protective ever so often to give your ends a break.

Natural Hair Shedding Remedy

Solution- Hair shedding is normal in the hair growth process. How to know that it is not normal shedding is when you notice balding or thinning hair. First see your doctor to make sure that it is not health related. Hair sheds with there is to much stress and tension on the hair strand that may come from tight braids, ponytails, buns or other tight, pulling hairstyles. Try looser hairstyles to help stop hair shedding.

 

How do I get rid of eczema on my face?

This is a question that people ask a lot how do i get rid of eczema on my face. I’m going to delve into the topic of eczema to help you find a solution. Well lets start with what is eczema? According to Medline Plus “Eczema is a term for several different types of skin swelling. Eczema is also called dermatitis. Most types cause dry, itchy skin and rashes on the face, inside the elbows and behind the knees, and on the hands and feet. Scratching the skin can cause it to turn red, and to swell and itch even more”

There are many factors that can bring on eczema rash on the face which may require some significant lifestyle changes.

Eczema Triggers:

  • soaps, detergents, shampoos, disinfectants, juices from fresh fruits, meats, or vegetables
  • dust mites, pets, pollen, mold, dandruff
  • bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, viruses, certain fungi
  • hot weather, high and low humidity, perspiration from exercise
  • dairy products, eggs, nuts and seeds, soy products, wheat
  • stress it is not a cause of eczema but can make symptoms worse
  • hormone- women can experience worsening of eczema symptoms at times when their hormone levels are changing, for example during pregnancy and at certain points in their menstrual cycle

Good skin care is an important eczema treatment and natural skin care has shown to provide long lasting better result without the harmful toxic chemical treatments that some products provide. Products containing shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil,  vegetable glycerin (not to be mistaken for regular glycerin made from animal fats) lavender and geranium essential oils, vitamin e, aloe vera gel are a good option.

Lets’s go further in how these natural plant oils, butters and essential oils can help

Shea butter is an natural emollient that has shown to help soothe and relieve the symptoms of eczema Shea butter has anti-inflammatory properties and natural fats that are good for eczema on face.

Black Soap-the ashes contained in the black soap will reduce irritation and good for those with sensitive skin.

Coconut Oil properties include antimicrobial, anti-fungal, antioxidant and antibacterial which will reduce inflammation and soothe itchy flare upfrom an eczema rash.

Vegetable Glycerin– Eczema causes skin to be dry and irritated. Glycerin is good for attracting moisture which is beneficial in easing symptoms of eczema.

Jojoba oil-Has a high composition of ceramides which will aid in repairing damaged skin caused by eczema.

Aloe Vera Gel-Give moisture to the skin as well as attract moisture because it is a natural humectant that absorbs water. This will help with the dryness and tight feeling cause by eczema.

Lavender Oil- Eczema causes red and dry skin, lavender oil helps to heal the skin by improving the circulatory system to create faster healing. Lavender oil has antiseptic properties helps inflamed skin feel better. The anti-fungal and antibacterial properties kills germs that often lead to Eczema rash.

Geranium Oil- this oil also has antiseptic properties that can kill bacteria and germs as well as anti- inflammatory properties which will calm inflamed skin.

Vitamin E Oil (or capsules) this oil protects and restores and rejuvenate the skin due to its antioxidant properties.

So if conventional solutions treatments using steroids which can many side effects are not working and you are looking for a better solution try these all natural remedies to eczema.

Queen Cleopatra’s Milk Bath

The Egyptian Queen Cleopatra is known as the most stunning lady in the mankind’s history. For ages individuals had appreciated Cleopatra’s gorgeousness, her abilities, her physique and looks. In any case, you presumably realize that nobody can be as beautiful as her without knowing her secrets. She had the best beauty rituals that made her most beautiful woman in history. Cleopatra’s took milk baths with honey to give her stunning skin and after her baths she used a rose fragrance that hypnotized everyone.

 

One noted beauty treatment Cleopatra used is a face masked made of gold which she used to preserve her beauty and complexion. However I will be telling you about a beauty treatment that is easier to afford.

 

As I mentioned earlier Cleopatra took milk and honey bath which was her secret to beautiful skin. To create this bath you will need to mix a 1/2 cup of honey, 5 TBS of olive oil or almond oil and 3 cups of milk and add it to your bath water. Soak for a while and emerge with soft beautiful skin just like Cleopatra.

Cleopatra Milk Bath

Dangerous Facts About Your Deodorant

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Did you realize that consistently you’re exposed to a great many poisons and chemicals? There are more than 10,000 synthetic chemical additives, some of them known or suspected cancer-causing agents, in cleansers, shampoos, salves, make-up and other individual care items.

A standout amongst the most hurtful chemicals that both men and ladies put on their bodies is antiperspirant.

When you consider it, it bodes well. Antiperspirant is an item that hinders your body’s common discharge of poisons. An antiperspirant and deodorant will obstruct your skin follicles with the goal that you’re not ready to sweat as much as your body should.

As well as hindering your body’s characteristic purging and detoxifying procedures, antiperspirants and deodorants likewise discharge huge amounts of unsafe chemicals into our bodies.

The following are possible unsafe chemicals that may be in your deodorant:

Simply take a gander at the rundown of chemicals in a normal antiperspirant or deodorant:

  1. Aluminum

Aluminum is something in antiperspirants that really stops up your pores and counteracts sweating. Aluminum has been connected with the onset of Alzheimer and corrupts estrogen levels. When your body can’t handle estrogen legitimately, there’s a higher hazard for breast and prostate cancer

  1. Parabens

This substance is utilized a great deal in body care products today, however it is potentially a standout among the most destructive added chemical of all. Parabens can go about as estrogen in your body, which upsets hormones and has been connected to breast malignancy and prostate cancer.

  1. Steareths

These synthetic ingredients are the result of ethoxylation (chemical process to create surfactants), which at the same time creates cancer-causing agents and dioxanes.

  1. Triclosan

The FDA has deemed triclosan a pesticide, yet it is in the dominant part of brand name antiperspirants and deodorants. It’s utilized to eliminate microscopic organisms in the assembling procedure, and also when it interacts with your skin. At the point when triclosan is joined with water it can likewise make a cancer-causing gas called chloroform.

  1. Propylene Glycol

Using this this compound everyday can  harm your focal sensory system, heart and liver. It is also a skin irritant. Propylene glycol can be destructive at as little a rate as 2%, yet antiperspirants by and large have a high measurement of half propylene glycol

 

  1. TEA and DEA

Triethanolamine (TEA) and diethanolamine (DEA) are chemicals can leak under your skin and damage your liver and kidneys. Indeed, they’re harmful to the point that these two chemicals have as of now been banned from store shelves in Europe since they are known carcinogens.

  1. Artificial dyes

Some artificial dyes in antiperspirants can bring about allergic reactions and are likewise known carcinogens.

Deodorant Labels Can Be Deceptive

It’s disturbing to consider these poisons are utilized as a part of traditional antiperspirants and deodorants, yet many are named or promoted as “fresh” or “clean” scented. Much more dreadful, some alleged natural antiperspirants and deodorants contain these same chemicals as well.

Read the labels on your deodorants and antiperspirants before purchasing. You can also do your own research on the chemical ingredients listed in this article to further learn about the health risks and safety warnings.