Nadia Turner: Up Close & Napptural, by Kaya Casper
She was a finalist on MTV's VJ for a Day contest. She is a former Miss Statia, and has represented St. Eustatius for 10 years in in various beauty pageants. She was a Miami Dolphins Cheerleader. She won the adult singer preliminary round on Star Search. She sings in a Christian Rock band and plays the electric guitar. Nadia Turner sang for President Clinton and eight other world leaders in Japan at the GB Summit - and all this was before ever being on American Idol. Get to know Nadia behind the scenes of AI.
There is No Such Thing as a Kiddie Perm!, by Krika Bradsher
It's true - a "kiddie perm" is not much different than any other perm. They are often applied at home, and even when applied by professionals, can cause breakage or permanent hair loss. Before you perm your little girl's hair - or watch a family member or friend do the same - read this.
How Do I Prevent Breakage?, by Malaika Tamu-Cooper & Exavia Love
Learn how to keep your natural hair healthy and prevent breakage from natural hair care experts from Dreadz N Headz and Exavia's Locks & Twists.
Loc Breakage: Don't Let It Happen to You!, by Thierry Baptiste
When you think about loc breakage, the first scenario that often comes to mind is that you, or the person who is grooming your locs, is doing something wrong. However, it may not be that simple. Before you look to an outside reason for your locs breaking, take a look inside and ask yourself what may be causing your locs to want to separate from you.
If you live in an area where there aren't many women with natural hair, you may feel isolated, or even pressured to return to chemicals. If you have access to the internet - whether at home, at work, at an internet cafe, or at the library, you will soon find that you are not alone. In this article we highlight just a few of the places naturals come together online.
Twist It Up!
In this step by step style guide, Gail Mabry of Twist It Up salon shows us how to create double strand twists, a quick and easy style that can be done on just about any length and texture of natural hair.
Sharon Goodman: Founder of The Locks Conference, by Kaya Casper
Most people know Sharon Goodman as the Founder and Coordinator of the legendary International Locks Conference, held annually in Philadelphia. Ms. Goodman's untimely passing in February of 2005 rocked the community where her work has been so important for the last two decades and beyond. Supporters and well wishers came out in droves to honor this phenomenal woman who has accomplished so much in her life it's staggering.
Olive Oil Essentials
When people ask me what products to use, I often recommend olive oil. It's great for those who want a simple, easy to use, and relatively inexpensive natural hair moisturizer. Olive oil is one of those gifts from Mother Nature with seemingly boundless uses.
The Science of Life Part 2, by Shreelata Suresh
Ayurveda, the 5000 year old system of holistic healing from India, is becoming increasingly popular among spas, beauty salons, and skin and hair care manufacturers worldwide because of the efficacy of its skin and hair care solutions. Ayurvedic recommendations for your hair are not only effective at maintaining hair strength, color, and luster, but they also steer you away from chemical based hair care.
Disparity in Health Care, by Toya Casper
As a nurse, I see too many of us getting sicker younger - and some are even dying - due to our lack of attention to our health. A report prepared by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality shows that ethnic minorities, as well as low income families of any race or ethnicity, tend to be in poorer health than the general population.
The Health Benefits of Green Tea
Many people enjoy the calming, soothing effect of drinking tea. What you may not know about are the health benefits. Over the past several years, green tea has become a popular anecdote for many ailments, from reducing dental plaque to stimulating weight loss.
Reader Spotlight: How I Became a Sacred Woman, by Terina McKinney
Queen Afua is an internationally renowned authority on wholistic health, who has introduced the art of natural living worldwide through her work as a noted herbalist, certified colon therapist, lay midwife, polarity practitioner, fasting specialist, motivational speaker, and health activist. We take an intimate look into the experiences of Terina McKinney, a student of Queen Afua's teachings, in a moving letter she wrote thanking Queen Afua for helping her to conceive.
Reader Spotlight: Judging a Book by Its Hair, by Katina Mackey
Have people assumed all sorts of things about you based on your hair? That you only like certain kinds of music, only date certain kinds of men, only eat certain foods? Ms. Mackey refutes a few of those myths.
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