Why Isn’t My Hair Growing

You’ve hit a brick wall and your hair is not growing. At all. There can be a number of reasons for this, but here are the most common ones (and some of these I’ve done myself, causing major breakage and hair loss): #1 You’re Constantly Picking, Playing with, or Combing Your Hair Sounds ironic that ...

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To My Fanbase at Savvy and Beautiful: A New Site!

Hello, Savvy and Beautiful audience! I appreciate you guys so much and I love how my fan base has grown. The engagement is real and amazing with likes, follows, and comments on my blog posts. I’ve created a new blog, called emoijahspeaks.wordpress.com, updated with articles that explore topics like feminism, racism, and sexism. It speaks ...

Awesome Ways to Use Coconut Oil for Your Hair

Deep Conditioner You can use your coconut oil as a conditioning treatment or better yet ‘pre-poo.’ Apply coconut oil to your hair in generous amounts. Then, put a shower cap on and leave the coconut oil in for at least an hour. The longer the better! Then rinse out the coconut oil with shampoo. Detangler/Leave-in ...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Washing Natural Hair

Washing my hair is such a long process that I have to set out a huge chunk of my day. As I’ve learned how long this process is, I want to help out all my natural sistas out with the do’s and dont’s of a long natural hair wash day. This includes the pre-poo, washing, ...

Year Round Scholarships for Writers

Here’s an awesome list of scholarships from December to November! Cross Lites Scholarship  This an end of year scholarship that is based on “Dr. Parker’s quotes” which includes “If you aim at nothing, you’re sure to hit it” type of quotes. The contest goes through a round of judges as well as voting from family ...

Shea Moisture New Smoothie

This product isn’t in stores yet, but guess what? It’s ABSOLUTELY amazing. At least for  my 4a/4b thin curly hair. After trying out the Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor line, I had faith in this product. To say the least, I hit the jackpot. I had no idea Shea Moisture came out with another smoothie, ...

Zit Issues: 5 Tips to Get Rid of Acne

Zit Issues. One of the main reasons being a teenager sucks. And it’s worse when we girls have to take care of every little issue. I’m blessed because I never really worried about acne as a teenager. I guess it’s because I washed my face! (though, not really) Anyways, if you struggle profusely with acne issues – ...

A Review of Miss Jessie’s Baby Buttermilk Cream

Miss Jessie’s is like the best thing that’s happened to me in my natural hair journey. When I found it, though, I was anxious at first. I was paying $40 for two products (the Curly Pudding and the Baby Buttermilk), so naturally I didn’t know if I wanted to pay that much. After talking to some other ...

A Review of 3 Curl Activators: Shea Moisture, Miss Jessie’s, and Cantu

I have tried several curl activators, but the most common ones I’ve been referred to are: Shea Moisture, Cantu Shea Butter and Miss Jessie’s. I tried all three and they produced very different results for my hair. But first, a little background information on my hair: I have 4b hair  It’s relatively thin and fragile ...

How to Earn from Your Lifestyle Blog

You’re on a roll, girl. You’ve set up your flashy (but not too flashy) WordPress site, you’ve spun up a few posts, and you’re watching your blog audience grow. Now, you’re just waiting for the part when checks start rolling in… Here’s what you need to know if you’ve decided to be a lifestyle blogger ...