Posts tagged natural hair
5 Protective Styles To Keep Your Hair Flawless this Fall

As we say goodbye to summer and hello to cooler temperatures it’s time to switch up many aspects of our daily lives. Now that autumn is upon us we’re switching out the iced tea for warm apple cider, and crop tops for chunky sweaters and boots. Our skincare regimens may also change, opting for more moisture in our routines to keep our melanin glowing. But it doesn’t end there!

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Natural Hair Travel: 4 Mistakes to Avoid

Hair is important, but it's not the end of the world. The reason we stress caring for natural hair especially on the road is because looking our best is linked to feeling our best! Inside and out! Natural hair, as many of you may know, is a marathon, not a sprint! How do you care for your natural hair while traveling? Check out a few mistakes we've made, and save yourself the extra steps!

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Hair Care Tips for the Traveling Black Woman

Calling all black girls! This post is for you. Whenever I’m planning a trip, one of the first things on my mind (and probably yours, too) is: What am I going to do with my hair? Will I be getting in the water? Will I have enough time to spend on my hair? I wish this wasn’t the case, but the reality is most of us don’t have that get-up-and-go type of hair. The good news is you can enjoy your travels while keeping your hair in check.

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I am Kind Of My Hair — On Big Changes and Facing Fear

I’ve always been a bit conflicted about India Aire’s “I am not my hair”.  While I get that my hair is not a fundamental part of my being, I know that the choices I make regarding it reflect what’s happening in my culture and ultimately inside of me.  So since afrocentrism is important to me, but not a recognized part of Western Culture, I insert it into my lifestyle by wearing natural hair and integrating African patterns and dress into my wardrobe.

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Black Entreprenuers You Need To Know: Kimo Bentley

Kimo Bentley has worked in the fashion industry with Ralph Lauren & Polo Sport, in accounting, and as a hair technician and transplant expert at Bosley Medical Center. Now, she's the owner and CEO of her own natural beauty brand. Each of those past endeavors work together towards the success of Kimo Bentley as it’s known today. She took some time out of her busy schedule for an exclusive interview with LMDES. 

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Natural Hair & Weekend Travel: Back to the Basics

‘Tis the season to explore + travel, fa la la la la, la la la la! I really do love this time of year when the school year comes to a close, the sun shines for hours on end and there bargains from our favorite European airlines! I live for bargains, really. This summer, I’m heading to San Sebastián, Nantes, France and beautiful Sevilla. (I’m very open to tips on these cities, as I’ve never been before). Almost all of these trips are 3 to 4 day getaways, and naturally, I’ll be carrying a tote versus checking in a suitcase.

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