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
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!
Angry Anxious Combative Fearful Powerless Tense Helpless Abandoned Confrontational These are the sensation of emotions I feel as I scroll through my Facebook page throughout the day. Between the police shootings, an unhinged man in the White House, a racist GOP agenda, random racist attacks uploaded and shared by thousands, hoteps posting a million videos … Continue reading Anxiety of Social Media
Photo: Aminah Fonseca The Business of Black Hair Since 2009 Tennessee has fined several braiders and more than thirty salons in excess of $100,000 not because of any health or sanitation violations but because the braiders are unlicensed. In Tennessee to obtain a license to braid hair braiders must ‘complete at least 300 hours of … Continue reading Braiders and Fines