Patience Pays Off

It’s every curly girls’s worst nightmare: waking up in a hotel room the morning of a business meeting, beginning the readying process, and realizing you somehow managed to leave home without your products! In the summer of 2016, this scenario became a real-life dilemma for Tracy, an anthropologist and college professor. In the midst of pouring rainfall, she realized she’d left her Curly Magic back in Baltimore. Tracy was in North Carolina for a conference, and she needed a solution — and fast. Tracy quickly conducted an internet search for the closest available retailer to purchase her Curly Magic, but without a Read More

iknowleee: How I Knew It Was Time To Cut My Hair

I’ve honestly had the urge to cut my hair for an extremely long time. It wasn’t until very recently that I realized I was holding on to it because the people around me wanted to –– specifically my mother. She’d always raised us to skirt the stereotype of the “typical” black girl. She didn’t want us to wear weave, insisted that we take proper care of our hair, and absolutely forbade us to wear it short. Her girls were always the black girls with long hair — it was a source of pride for her. She truly believed it was our crown. Read More

Three Quick Tips for Your Valentine’s Day Style

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and love is in the air –– that includes love for yourself as well! Whether you have a hot date lined up with somebody special, or just want to take some time out to treat yourself on V-Day, looking and feeling good are always of the utmost importance. Here are some quick and easy ways to make sure your curls are on point for the occasion. 1. Give yourself some extra time: Whether you’re styling in the morning before work or at night before bed, make sure to set aside a little extra Read More

Renee’s Corner: Keeping Up With Your Health Goals

The start of the new year is a chance many of us take to set new personal goals for ourselves and reflect on the ones we set the year before. Personal improvement can be broad and encompass a range of categories — career goals, behavioral habits, financial stability, and a healthier body. Health goals are not only the ones most commonly set, they’re usually the ones that are most commonly broken. I can certainly speak from experience! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to start and restart my “healthy eating plan” when somebody brings Krispy Kreme or Popeyes Read More

KinkySweat’s Guide To Flexibility For Beginners

Is your lower back a little tight? Is bending over painful? Fret not – there are little things you can do everyday to help relieve discomfort. There is no need to attend an ultra expensive boutique class in order to work on flexibility!  I chose a few of my favorite stretches to help you tackle tightness! Note – please proceed with caution, and breathe well thought each stretch. Aim to hold each stretch for 30 seconds to a minute.  If it is painful at any point, ease off to a range you can breathe evenly in.  Then when it becomes Read More