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Natural Hair

Alikay Naturals – http://www.alikaynaturals.com/

Amazing Botanicals – http://amazingbotanicals.bigcartel.com/

Curls – http://www.curls.biz/

EDEN BodyWorks – http://eden-bodyworks.myshopify.com/

Karen’s Body Beautiful – http://www.karensbodybeautiful.com/

Kinky Curly – http://kinky-curly.com/

Koils By Nature – http://www.koilsbynature.com/

My Honeychild – http://www.myhoneychild.com/

Tropic Isle Living – http://www.tropicisleliving.com/

Shea Moisture – http://www.sheamoisture.com/

Soultanicals – http://www.soultanicals.com/

Sunny Isle JBCO – http://www.sunnyislejamaicanblackcastoroil.com/

Oyin Handmade – http://www.oyinhandmade.com/

Qhemet Biologics – http://www.qhemetbiologics.com/

Uncle Funky’s Daughter – http://unclefunkysdaughter.com/

Huetiful – http://www.huetifulsalon.com/

Lawrence Ray Concepts – http://www.lawrencerayconcepts.com/

The Detangle Brush – http://www.detanglebrush.com/detangle-brush.html

WonderCurl – http://www.wondercurl.com/

Naturalista Cosmetics – http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/home/juicyleavein

BeeMine Products – http://beemineproducts.com/

TGIN (Thank God I’m Natural) – http://www.thankgodimnatural.com/

Jane Carter Solution – http://www.janecartersolution.com/

Coco Curls – http://cococurls.com/

Lace Natural – http://www.lacenatural.com/

Makeup + Nail Polish

Fashion Fair Cosmetics – http://www.fashionfair.com/

Ginger + Liz – http://www.gingerandliz.com/

Black Opal – http://www.blackopalbeauty.com/

BlackUP Cosmetics – http://www.blackupcosmetics.com/

Iman Cosmetics – http://www.imancosmetics.com/

Magnolia Makeup – http://www.magnoliamakeup.com/

Mischo Beauty – http://www.mischobeauty.com/

Hue Noire – http://huenoir.com/

Joy Lorraine Cosmetics – http://www.joylorrainecosmetics.com/

Lamik – http://www.lamik-beauty.com/

Polish and Company – http://polishandcompany.com/

Valana Minerals – https://valanaminerals.com/

Vera Moore Cosmetics – http://www.veramoorecosmetics.com/

Skincare, Bath and Body

BelleButters – http://www.bellebutters.com/

Beautiful Body Butters – https://www.etsy.com/shop/beautifulbodybutters

Body Love Beauty – https://www.etsy.com/shop/BodyLoveBeauty

Ixora Botanical Beauty – http://ixorabotanicalbeauty.bigcartel.com/

LaBella Body Care – http://shop.labellabodycare.com/

Itiba Beauty – http://www.itibabeauty.com/

Nyah Beauty – http://nyahbeauty.com/

azur soleil organics – https://www.etsy.com/shop/AzurSoleilOrganics

DermHa – http://dermha.com/about/

Tasha Hussey Body – www.etsy.com/shop/tashahusseybody

Skin Deep Body Care – http://skindeepnaturalbodycare.com/

Asili Body Products – https://www.etsy.com/shop/asilibodyproducts

Royal By Nature – www.etsy.com/shop/ROYALbyNATURE

Luxe Pour Homme by G – https://www.etsy.com/shop/LuxePourHommebyG

Sugamommy- https://www.etsy.com/shop/Sugamommy

JD NatLady – https://www.etsy.com/shop/jdnatladyscreations

Nubia Body Delights – https://www.etsy.com/shop/NubiaBodyDelights

Ruth & Mae’s – http://www.ruthandmaes.com/

Emily Jayne – http://www.byemilyjayne.com/

Pooka Pure and Simple – http://www.pookapureandsimple.com/

Beauty Boxes/Subscriptions

CurlBox – http://www.curlbox.com/

Cocotique – http://www.cocotique.com/

We Are Onyx – http://weareonyx.com/

CurlKit – http://www.curlkitshop.com/

Fashion

Chocolate Sushi Couture – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chocolate-Sushi-Couture/312085040569?sk=info&tab=page_info

Dress Maker By Olivia – https://www.facebook.com/DressMakerByOlivia?pnref=lhc

Jibri – www.etsy.com/shop/jibrionline

KAntoinette Lingerie – https://www.etsy.com/shop/kantoinette

Monif C – http://monifc.com/

Nakimuli – http://www.nakimuli.com/

Onion – http://www.whitneymero.com/

Shavonne Dorsey – http://www.shavonnedorsey.com/

Sofistafunk – http://sofistafunk.com/

Quelly Rue – http://www.quellyrue.bigcartel.com/

Yes Lioness – http://yeslioness.com/

Jewelry

CandidArt Accessories – http://www.candidartaccessories.com/

Brassfly Studio – https://www.etsy.com/shop/brassflystudio

Lingua Negra – linguanigra.com

Simone’s Boutique – www.etsy.com/shop/SimonesBoutique

Rachel Stewart Jewelry – http://rachelstewartjewelry.com/

Peace Images Jewelry – http://peaceimages.bigcartel.com/

Jypsea Outlet Shop -  https://www.etsy.com/shop/JypseaOUTLETShop

MBellish by Charmega – https://www.etsy.com/shop/MBellishbycharmega

JazJewelz – https://www.etsy.com/shop/Jazjewelz

Rock Candy Earrings – www.etsy.com/shop/RockCandyEarrings

Pieces by Keke – https://www.etsy.com/shop/piecesbykeke

Art, Collectibles and Décor

African American Art – www.facebook.com/AfricanAmericanArt/

Divine Violette – cool masquerade masks – https://www.etsy.com/shop/DivineViolette

Blended Designs – www.etsy.com/shop/BlendedDesignsLLC

Tamesha Artistry www.etsy.com/shop/TameshaArtistry

Christoff Davis – https://www.etsy.com/shop/ChristoffDavis

Reflektion Design https://www.etsy.com/shop/reflektiondesign

Veronica Marche Illustration and Design – http://www.veronicamarche.com/

Candles

Simply Scents by Shan – http://www.simplyscentsbyshan.com/

Gourmet Foods

Luxe Lollipops – www.etsy.com/shop/LuxeLollipops

Sugar Puddin Café – https://www.etsy.com/shop/sugarpuddincafe

Accessories

Cocoa Girl in Lush – https://www.etsy.com/shop/cocoagirlnlush

Keep on Givin – https://www.etsy.com/shop/keepongivin

Shepiji – https://www.etsy.com/shop/Shepiji

Lily Bow Originals https://www.etsy.com/shop/LilyBowOriginals

Rogue Stitches – https://www.etsy.com/shop/RogueStitches

Sew Regal Embroidery – https://www.etsy.com/shop/sewregal

Ladieloops – http://www.ladieloops.com/

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Looking for a Great Gift? How About Buying Black!

This holiday season, put your money into the community.

BY: DIAMOND S.

We are deep in the throes of the holiday season, so why not consider using some of your dollars to support black-owned businesses before the year is out? Here are 10 businesses for you to check out in the coming week.

1. Heritage Link Brands

COURTESY OF HERITAGE LINK BRANDS

Los Angeles-based Heritage Link Brands is the largest U.S. marketer of wine from Africa. Through Heritage Link, you can find an array of wines from South Africa to pair with your holiday dinner or to send as a gift.

2. Ikiré Jones

COURTESY OF IKIRÉ JONES

Nigerian-inspired, Brooklyn, N.Y.-bred Ikiré Jones has the go-to site for tailored menswear. Jones’ unique pieces are sure to be a perfect gift this holiday season.

3. Oyin Handmade

COURTESY OF OYIN HANDMADE

Started by husband-and-wife team Pierre and Jamyla Bennu, Baltimore-based Oyin Handmade is well-known for its natural hair and body products. We suggest thehoney hemp conditioner. Oyin recently inked a deal with Target.

4. Mother of Men

COURTESY OF MOTHER OF MEN

Mother of Men is a boutique jewelry outfit based in Washington, D.C. Run by Brooklyn native Nyakinyua Gill, it offers eye-catching accessories.

5. Hue-Man

COURTESY OF HUE-MAN BOOKSTORE

Online retailer Hue-Man Bookstore was founded in 2002 as a Harlem-based bookstore. The company continues to specialize in books that cater to the black community.

6. Urban Heirlooms

COURTESY OF URBAN HEIRLOOMS

Atlanta’s Urban Heirlooms specializes in handmade leather goods. Our favorite is the boho messenger bag.

7. QuellyRue Designs

COURTESY OF QUELLYRUE DESIGNS

QuellyRue Designs offers a range of items from T-shirts to wallets. With cute, stylish designs, its products make perfect stocking stuffers.

8. Urban Rose

COURTESY OF URBAN ROSE

Any of the items in Houston native Melissa Betts’ Urban Rose collection of housewares would make a fantastic gift. We suggest the classic mug for the coffee lover in your life.

9. Wax Candle Co.

COURTESY OF WAX CANDLE CO.

Created by Jennifer Bryant, the Washington, D.C.-basedWax Candle Co. offers a unique spin on a classic holiday gift. With each candle, you receive a specialized mixtape. We like best-seller Nag Champa for this holiday season.

10. Soapbox Theory

COURTESY OF SOAPBOX THEORY 

For the little ones on your list, we recommend Soapbox Theory. Along with cute, culturally affirming clothing and accessories, the Portland, Ore.-based retailer also offers handmade toys.

Last night I put my hair in dry bantu knots using Oyin Handmade Whipped Pudding (I’ve had it for a month and I’ve never used it) on the ends. This morning I had to mess with it for a while and redo a few small areas but overall, I am pleased with the results.

My face looks weird in this but this was the best of like 20 pictures. Cell phone cameras are bullshit.

Now to go to class. Blah :/

List of Black Owned Businesses

Cosmetics

Plain Jane Beauty  Ⓥ - Vegan
Vault Cosmetics
Gold Label Cosmetics

Bath & Body

Nude Acacia
The Delicate Fox
Ⓥ - Vegan - & soy candles
Theory Apothecary
Balm & Co Ⓥ - Vegan
Shea Shea Bakery
Concept Forty Seven - & candles
Jovi Shai Beauty - & hair care
Foxie Cosmetics Ⓥ - Vegan - & hair care
Alaffia

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A new winner is picked each week so what are you waiting for? Check the video for details & good luck!!

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Natural Hair || 3 DIY Moisturizer Recipes For Winter

Black Girl with Long Hair writes:

Winter will officially arrive this month, and as naturals, we want to be ready. Part of that preparation is finding an adequate moisturizer. If your current product isn’t cutting it and you’d like to try something homemade, here are a few worth mixing:

1. Creamy Shea Moisturizer

Ingredients:
– ½ cup unrefined shea butter
– ½ cup creamy leave-in conditioner (e.g., Oyin Hair Dew)
– 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Instructions:
Soften the shea butter slightly in a pot on the stove or by warming over a hot water bath. (Do not melt the butter entirely.) Whip the butter with a hand mixer on low/medium speed until fluffy. Then whip the creamy leave-in conditioner and olive oil into the shea butter. Cover the mixture and store in a dry cool place. Shelf life: about 3-6 months.

Find more recipes here

My Kinks vs Oyin Handmade

Yesterday was my first time co-washing and styling with products from Oyin Handmade. My kinky, course and porous 4a/b/c #naturalhair loved it.

My routine:

My hair was super soft, moist and defined.  My kinks loved it and I’ve already placed an order for more ;-)