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7 Tips for Healthy Relaxed Hair

Today’s guest post on healthy relaxed hair is by Jill Akanshumbusha. Find other hair-related posts by Jill here. Relaxing your hair for the first time can bring on mixed emotions. On one hand, you might be excited about your soon-to-be new look. On the other, you might worry about just what you’ll need to do to keep your newly relaxed hair healthy and looking great. The good news is that relaxed hair is not as complicated to take care of as you might think. You just have to make sure you follow the right steps. The process of relaxing hair … Continue reading

6 Tips for Taking Care of Your Natural Hair

Today’s guest post on natural hair is by Jill Akanshumbusha. You may have read Jill’s work before in this post she wrote about maroon hair. Keeping hair natural is one of the most popular trends in Afro hair care today. Women of color have wholeheartedly embraced natural hair, and many seem satisfied with their decision to wear their hair this way. This trend has been adopted by women of all ages irrespective of hair texture: kinky or soft. Natural hair is very versatile when it comes to styling, hence it being an interesting way to wear your hair. You may have … Continue reading

How to Keep Your Sensitive Skin Safe This Summer

This guest post is by Julia Hausen of AchooAllergy.com. Navigating seasonal changes isn’t easy when you have sensitive skin, and summer presents its own unique problems. Although there are several skin care products on the market, you may only find a few that cater to your skin type. In addition to staying moisturized, you’ll have the added challenge of finding products that offer adequate sun and bug protection without irritating your skin. If you struggle with sensitive skin care during the summer months, the following guide will help you protect your skin without setting off your allergies. 1. Safeguard Your … Continue reading

Holy Crepe, Kololo & Other Pictures from Around East Africa (…and Botswana)

It’s been a fun past three months for me on Instagram. In case you don’t follow me there, today I’d like to share some highlights from my Instagram gallery from that period. In this post, you’ll see 33 of my most liked Instagram pictures and videos from the last three months. They include sunset pictures, pictures of delicious and interesting food, as well as pictures of some great books I’ve read recently. I hope you enjoy them. With no further ado, here they are. READ ALSO: 19 Sky, Water, & Sunset Photos and More Taken in Dar es Salaam, Kampala, Kigali and Elsewhere. 33. … Continue reading

Maroon Braids & 4 Other Great Maroon Hair Styles

If you came here looking for pictures and more about maroon braids, scroll down a little further and you’ll find what you are looking for. 🙂 The 21st century has come with lots of hairstyles and trends, with colored hair being one of the most popular. READ ALSO: 6 Tips for Taking Care of Your Natural Hair As you go past many beautiful women on the streets of Kampala, at places of work, and especially at universities, you can’t help but notice that they sport two or more colors in their hair. The color that seems to be most sought after is maroon. … Continue reading