Secrets For A Non-Damaging Blow Out

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Being natural doesn’t mean you can’t wear your hair silky straight every now and then. I mean, it is your hair AND your prerogative. What you need to be concerned about is how you make this transformation from big and curly to bouncy and straight without killing your hair. With the right method and products, you can be worry and damaged hair free.

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Blow Dry The Right Way

Before you apply any heat to your hair, it is important to apply a good leave-in conditioner and heat protectant while it is still wet. The conditioner will give your hair added moisture and the protectant spray will smooth out the cuticles.  After applying, detangle and comb product through your hair. When detangling, make sure to always start from tip to roots. This prevents breakage. Just a special…

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20 Black Beauty & Style Vloggers You Should Know

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YouTube is more than a place to watch funny viral videos or learn the latest dance craze sweeping the nation. The digital platform houses some of the most powerful beauty influencers in media today. Youtube gurus, or vloggers, share their expertise and product reviews with hundreds of thousands of subscribers, transforming the beauty industry with every new clip.

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Whether you’re looking for fashion inspiration or hoping to perfect your contouring skills, there’s a YouTube video that addresses all your fashion and beauty needs. To take the guesswork out of deciding which vloggers to follow, we narrowed down a list of the 20 best black YouTube style gurus. Check our favorites in the slideshow!

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The Best Gymnast In The World Right Now Is A Black Girl Named Simone Biles [VIDEO]

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Another young woman has joined the ranks of great Black gymnasts, and you won’t believe you haven’t heard of her before.

If anyone asks you to name a Black female gymnast, you’ll either peg Gabby Douglas or Dominique Dawes. There’s one more that needs to be on your radar, though.

You may not recognize the name Simone Biles right now, but you’re going to be hearing a lot about her over the months leading up to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. For starters, Reuters reports that she’s the gymnast that just snagged the award for Sportswoman of the Year (Individual) this week alongside Olympic ice dancer and “Dancing with the Stars” champ Meryl Davis.

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If her status as a world champion is any indication, Simone’s worked very hard to be the best gymnast in…

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CNN Pulls Its Support From The NABJ For Criticizing Network’s Racial Climate

Fleur De Curl:

As a former member of NABJ this is absurd.

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CNN has decided that it no longer wants to support the National Association of Black Journalists after the organization called it out.

The cable news network has donated to the NABJ for years, and its acted as a sponsor for the association’s annual convention and career fair for quite some time. That all changed last week, though, when the NABJ released a statement about racial relations at CNN for the network’s Black employees in a write-up titled, “NABJ Concerned About Atmosphere at CNN for African Americans.”

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The NABJ wrote about its concern that the professional atmosphere has led to huge swaths of African-American staffers either quitting or being terminated. Among their ranks are several Black anchors that have been yanked from the screen. Some have even left the network all together! Moreover, since this time last…

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The Truth About Postpartum Hair Loss

Fleur De Curl:

I get a lot of questions regarding Postpartum Hair Loss. Here is a good article from

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As women, we’re often told that our hair is our crowning glory, so it’s only natural for us to freak out after noticing greater than usual amounts of hair on our pillows and in our sinks. If you recently had a baby, then you’ve probably experienced this way more often than you would like. Although commonly referred to as postpartum hair loss, the medical term for this condition is called Telogen Effluvium, and it happens to about 50 percent of women after they give birth. Why does it happen? And is it normal? Read on to find out!

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What Causes It

It’s not uncommon for new mothers to experience hair shedding between three and six months after giving birth. On average, we lose 100 strands of hair on a daily basis. However, when you’re pregnant, the hormones…

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