No truer words about hair and change have ever been written, especially for Black women. However, every woman has some love hate relationship with their hair because it defines us in ways we either positively accept or vigorously reject. We have obliterated the notion that it’s ‘just hair’ because for mostcof us it has never … Continue reading We Are All Violet Jones
Sunscreen for Spots As a dark skin girl who hated the idea of my skin getting even darker in the summer I spent my teenage and early twenties running away from the sun at peak hours. I didn’t love my darker hue in my thirties but I accepted it since I spent many days taking … Continue reading Shades of Brown in Summer: Spotty Skin
Over the past year I like many of you have experienced levels of stress and anxiety that I did not know existed at least within me. I always felt I could deal with just about anything the world had to dish out but my world was prettily wrapped in my own bubble. Today we all … Continue reading Reducing Anxiety Naturally
Activated charcoal is not your charcoal briquettes. Activated charcoal, emphasis on activated, is created when you take carbon sources like coconut shells, bone char, coal, olive pits or sawdust (I know those ingredients sound somewhat disturbing but trust me the end result is amazing for you) these carbon sources are cooked at a high temperature … Continue reading Activated Charcoal
I have been a huge Anglogphile since I watched Dr. Who repeats on PBS as a child (the one with the scary intro equivalent to Night Gallery). I watched Diana marry Charles, I watched Charles, William, and Harry bury Diana and I sure as hell woke up at 4am to watch Harry marry Meghan. I … Continue reading What A Weekend!
In Trumps America Black men, women and our children, as well as other people of color are the consistent targets of overt and covert harassment. Just this week I read a story about a Black man strolling his son in the park only to have park security roll up on him to let him know … Continue reading Self-Care For Black Men
Finally, the warm weather gods have decided to grace us with back to back warm days. Looks like spring is upon us and summer is coming. Time to change up that winter regimen for summer hair care. Sadly, I did not do a great job taking care of my hair this winter. I only had … Continue reading Spring/Summer Hair!