Healthy food for hair growth
Beauty & Hair, Food & Drinks, Hair 101

Grow Your Hair From The Food You Eat

It’s a no brainier that our eating habits contribute to healthy hair growth. Here are a few foods packed with Vitamin C, Potassium, Iron, Zinc, Vitamin A, and Biotin that will help you to make those healthy changes. You may even find your favorite foods up there so this will give you confirmation to keep eating and enjoying them!

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RocksBox’in It At The Beach

I have some more new accessories from Rocksbox and decided to capture a few images while hanging out with my fiance AJ (who by the way took these lovely images!). If you didn’t catch my last blog post about how the unlimited designer jewelry subscription works, then head over here to check out my favorite earrings, that I in fact ended up purchasing, and how simple it is to have accessories sent to your home.

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Hair 101

Really It’s OK. Don’t Become Afraid of Shampoo.

Caring for natural hair takes patience and requires some kind of routine to maintain kinks and curls. Women who wear their hair naturally curly have also become more aware of what type of products are being applied to their hair and scalp because of the delicate nature of our hair. The tight coils may look strong and durable from appearance but it’s truly fragile, yet, strong at the same time. Now that the entire world wants to cater to the natural hair community by creating products for textured hair it seems to be a gift and a curse at the same time. Yes, our hair needs moisture all the time, way more than other textures, because of how quickly it leaves the hair and requires gentle detangling or manipulation, but there are also products out there to help us keep these minor issues in check. Sometimes there are to many products to choose from and naturalitstas can often become ‘product junkies’ trying to find that one miracle product in a jar that really may not exist. One of the major perceptions hair care brands, marketers, and industry influencers (bloggers, YouTubers, etc.) have made women in our community paranoid over would be the use of shampoos. You may think I sound absurd if your someone who only sticks to co-washing but here is why you should not fear shampoos:

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Hair 101

Hair 101: Securing The Cuticle with Aloe Vera

Here is a quick and useful hair tip that will keep your hair smooth and shiny all summer. The substance inside the Aloe Vera plant has the same pH as your hair (around a 4.5 pH) which is perfect for closing the hair’s cuticle– the very outer layer of the hair that allows moisture and products to be absorbed into the hair shaft. When the hair’s cuticle is closed and lays flat and secure, the hair appears shiny from the light that is reflected from the sun and off of the hair but also offers the ultimate smoothness for easy manipulation, styling, and detangling.

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Made of Africa: KISUA Creates Clothing With a Purpose

If you’re looking for new exotic or timeless pieces to add to your closet for the summer and fall then I want to introduce you to a women’s clothing brand serving a global purpose that utilizes exquisite craftsmanship.

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“KISUA is a unique African fashion brand that showcases our continent’s brightest design talent to the world. We create exclusive capsule collections in collaboration African designers. KISUA is the only African fashion company with distribution centers on three continents – Africa, America and Europe; from where we service a global customer base.” –KISUA

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Hair 101

Our Curls Being Understood

Instead of reiterating the texture typing guide (which I am glad they took a different approach so thank you!), I love how Curls Understood took the time to categorize and explain each group of hair texture. Not to mention the illustrations are so beautiful! I am for sure a part of the Kinky club but which group can you and your curls relate too?

 

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Ava DuVernay Does It Again: Hired By Marvel to Direct Black Panther Movie

The break out news in the film & comic industry is that Ava DuVernay, the director of Selma and the first Black woman to win Sundance 2012 Best Director prize for ‘Middle Of Nowhere’, has been hired by Marvel Studios to direct the upcoming film Black Panther. The hubby had to put me on this alert because comic films and Marvel productions is something he looks forward to viewing so he filled me in. A side from being a natural with beautiful locs, she has made such an impact for women within the film artistry through her story telling. She is always making waves and will be “the first non-white, non-male director to see a Marvel film at its completion” (Vanity Fair, 2015).

Its been said that DuVernay’s new position was announced pretty early in the game (but I’m not complaining at all. Girl Go Head!) since Black Panther’s release date is July 6, 2018. However, it was crucial that Marvel did so because they needed “her on the set of Captain America: Civil War, which will feature the first appearance of both Black Panther and his home country of Wakanda” (MCU Exchange, 2015). I don’t know much about the Black Panther character but I look forward to learning more of who he is and I can’t wait until I get to experience Ava’s work once again. Save the date in advance so you can be excited about supporting our naturalista too!

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Beauty & Hair

Eat Your Way To Sun Protection with Expert Tips from Dr. Macrene

I am all in support of protecting the skin from the sun. I probably talk a lot about this topic only because I understand how much you’re being exposed to the sun is a factor that determines the condition of your skin. Believe it or not, being out in the open sun can lead to premature aging, an uneven skin tone, or even cancer if you’re not too careful! As for me, I can get burned by the sun easily and have horrible and painful memories as a child on family vacations because of it! Due to my complexion being on the fair side, genetically my body produces melanin slower as a posed to someone with darker skin who produces melanin at a faster rate, which is the result of having more pigment in the skin.

In the summer I play no games and will whip out the sun screen in a minute if I know I’ll be out in the hot sun all day, but there are other ways to achieve skin protection from eating foods with the nutrients that have these properties. Who would have knew that drinking green tea or eating more tomatoes, pomegranates, salmon, and dark chocolate would be so helpful. Dr. Macrene shares what make these foods special and how to use them.

Do you eat some of these foods on a regular? How likely are you to eat more of these items because of the skin protecting benefits?

 

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My First RocksBox: House of Harlow 1960 Earrings

Disclaimer: From time to time I am given products in exchange for a review. Although products and items are gifted to me by brands/companies, this does not have any affect on my judgment or the OrganixLocs brand. Therefore all written content is my opinion and voice only.

I am now an It Girl for the newest and hottest unlimited designer jewelry subscription which I believe is pure genius! Lately I haven’t had the time to actually hit the mall or my favorite clothing stores to pick out some jewelry for the summer so I’ve just been procrastinating and writing it off to do another day. Until I was introduced to RocksBox I was amazed with the convenience of having jewelry sent to my home. But wait there is more! Not only are the jewelry selections customized and sent to you by your personal stylist– thank you Kathy N. for sending me everything that fits my style in my first box!– but…

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