In Chris Rock's documentary, "Good Hair," Sandra Denton, "Pepa" from the hip-hop duo, Salt-n-Pepa, explained how she ended up with a bald spot on the side of her head from using a relaxer. That may be how the asymmetrical look became popular, but losing your hair because of a bad reaction to a relaxer is not to be taken lightly; you can lose your hair permanently. Later in the … [Read more...] about Is Relaxing Your Hair Bad?
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If you have always wished that your curly tresses were sleek and straight, relaxing your locks may give you the look you desire. While relaxing your hair doesn't necessarily require a trip to the beauty parlor, you should exercise extreme caution when you try at-home relaxing, as the chemicals required can be incredibly damaging. Before you begin your relaxing attempt, educate … [Read more...] about Tips on Relaxing Your Hair at Home
Pregnancy can leave many women feeling less than glamorous, so it's not uncommon for them to want to pay special attention to their overall beauty regime. Although some women might not otherwise think twice about visiting the salon for a new look, others might question the effects of chemical hair relaxers on their developing babies while pregnant. Although there is not a lot … [Read more...] about Relaxing Hair While Pregnant
‘Tis the season! That’s what all the billboards, advertisements, and email subject lines are saying right about now, anyway. But ‘tis the season for what, exactly? The obvious answers are “giving” and “gathering” and “getting out the sparkly decorations.” There are presents that need purchasing and cards that need crafting; there are parties that require our presence and … [Read more...] about Ditch the Grinch and Deck the Halls
In times of uncertainty, love prevails and that explains why more people than ever are looking forward to celebrating this Valentine’s Day. In fact, a survey from the National Retail Foundation found that nearly 73% of consumers who are planning to do something on this annual holiday dedicated to love feel it is important given the current state of the pandemic. If you’re … [Read more...] about 5 Budget-Friendly Valentine’s Day Ideas at Home