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Afrobella · 3d ago

On Learning to Love Your Difference

When I was in high school, I wanted to look like anyone but myself. I thought I was too big, too dark but not dark enough at the same time, with acne and dark marks from picking at my face. ...
Afrobella · 1w ago

Beauty Brand History – Vaseline, from Skin Healing Past to Cocoa Radiant Present Day

  This post is sponsored by Mirum for Vaseline Cocoa Radiant When I look back at my own beauty history, it was the very first product for me.  That would be Vaseline — the multi-use balm tha...
Afrobella · 1W ago

Matthew A. Cherry’s #HairLove Needs Our Support!

Most of the time, my mom or my aunts or my sister did my hair. But the occasions where my dad tried to comb my hair are amongst the most memorable. The struggle was real, and so was the love...
Afrobella · 1W ago

It’s Amazon Prime Day! 12 of the Best Prime Beauty Selections

Happy 7-11 everyone! If you’ve been conscious and had online access in the last month, you may be aware that today is also Amazon Prime Day! I’ve been a Prime member for years now, and I fee...
Afrobella · 1W ago

Afrobella on Windy City LIVE — Beauty Products to Keep You Looking Cool this Summer

I always say that this career is a never-ending exercise in rising to the occasion. I have been avoiding TV for years, because of my own fear and anxiety and self-consciousness. For years. I...
Afrobella · 2W ago

From A to Z — New and Not-So-New Indie Natural Hair Brands to Discover! Part 1 — A through E

  In business, buzz and marketing can work in the favor of one brand over another. Sometimes a brand can be doing the best they can and producing perfectly amazing products, but for some rea...
Afrobella · 1M ago

#ShowYourRoots — Inside My Clairol Root Touch-Up Experience

This post is sponsored by Clairol.     I’m a natural hair blogger who adores her texture. I do everything I can to preserve my hair texture at all costs. My hair color, however? I’m willing ...
Afrobella · 1M ago

The Luster Family Story– 60 Years of Black Beauty History, Made in Chicago

Black Beauty History is an ongoing series here at Afrobella – click here to read some previous installments. Think back to the very first black hair product you may  have ever heard of – the...
Afrobella · 2M ago

It’s The Afrobella FandangoNOW “I Am Not Your Negro” James Baldwin Documentary Giveaway

The 2016 documentary film I Am Not Your Negro is based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript for Remember This House. As described by NPR, it “…was to be Baldwin’s personal reflection on ...
Afrobella · 3M ago

Ask a Beauty Professional — Hair Shedding vs. Breakage: What’s the Difference and What Do I Do?

Bellas, we are living in a time of “fake news.” It’s true in terms of politics, and it’s also true in the beauty world. All over the internet and social media, I’m seeing totally misadvised ...