Labor Day is just around the corner, and we’re excited to announce a great deal to celebrate the occasion. From September 2 to 4, everyone can enjoy a 20% discount on all our stylish scrunchies. It’s the perfect opportunity to stock up on hair accessories and add a pop of color to the everyday look!
Scrunchie Inspired Hairstyles
Is anyone else excited to see that Scrunchies are the latest hair accessory? In the midst of the heat, we need something that will provide ease and style. Wearing a scrunchie is a simple way to instantly cool off without compromising your outfit.
Personally, I like to keep a scrunchie in my handbag for future use and if you purchase one from Celestial Silk it won’t damage your hair like other accessories. They also have a variety of colors to select from. Girl, be carefree and cute!
Visit my Instagram account to view, “how I styled” my Scrunchie.
Confidence is something that everyone can make use of in their lives, no matter what they do or what their personalities are like. Some people seem to have confidence already, but a lot of people need to boost their confidence to get it to a good level that will help them when it comes to getting a job, interacting with people, and generally being more successful in life.
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Of course, knowing that you need to get more confident and actually doing this are two different things, and it’s not easy to know what you should be doing to help yourself get the most out of life. With that in mind, here are some ideas that you can get started with, and once you put them into action, you should be able to boost your confidence a little at a time.
Change Your Appearance
One of the biggest reasons people might have to feel less confident about themselves is their appearance. Although most other people probably wouldn’t notice an issue, almost everyone has something about themselves they don’t like, and by changing this thing or making the best of it if you can’t do anything about it, your confidence levels are sure to be boosted.
One thing you can do is to change your wardrobe. By updating your clothes, trying out new fashion trends, and really finally finding your personal style, you’ll feel a lot more confident every time you get dressed, helping you to be happy in most situations you find yourself in. Remember that although style is important, wearing clothes you like and that you’re comfortable in is also important. Take some time to explore different styles, experiment with colours and patterns, and wear what makes you happy.
You can also change your hairstyle, and it’s best to visit a professional if you feel this is the right thing for you to do. Having great hair is definitely something that boosts confidence; just think of how amazing you feel when you walk out of the salon with a fresh cut and perhaps a new colour – why not give yourself that treat and boost your confidence at the same time?
If you really want to make a change, a mini facelift could be the answer; you can get more information about the procedure here. You’ll certainly need to research what happens and the benefits, but it could be exactly what you need to take your confidence to the next level.
Take Up Hobbies Or Work On Old Ones
When you are able to take part in hobbies you love or have always been interested in, this can be another wonderful (and fun) way to increase how confident you feel in yourself. Think about what you might like to do or consider old hobbies you don’t do anymore but that you’d like to get back into. Whether it’s painting, playing a musical instrument, cooking, writing, or anything else, when you do an activity that you can enjoy and get a sense of accomplishment from, you’ll see that you are capable of achieving things, and this will obviously make you feel more confident – you’ll be less worried about making a mistake or not getting very far.
As well as this, sometimes confidence can come from just getting better at your talents and skills. This is why it can be a good idea to go back to hobbies you used to do and start again – or pick up where you left off if that is something you feel confident in – you can see how this is so important in life – doing.
Doing exercise doesn’t just help when it comes to your physical fitness, but it can also have a big impact on your mental and emotional state. That’s because when you engage in regular exercise, your body will release endorphins, which are natural mood boosters in the body. You’ll feel good and get a great sense of well-being at the same time as making yourself fitter and healthier. This feeling of positivity will improve your confidence.
Another way that getting fit will improve your confidence links back to the idea of changing your appearance. When you get fit, you will lose weight, and your skin will look healthier because of better circulation. If this was something that was worrying you and making you less confident when you interacted with other people, it won’t be an issue anymore.
It’s not just about exercise either; making small changes in your lifestyle that mean you become healthier (changes like giving up smoking, eating more fresh food, drinking less alcohol, and so on) will also boost your confidence and help you live a better life.
As we approach Juneteenth, we wanted to make sure you knew about several black-owned brands that have continued to make a huge impact in the beauty and entrepreneurial spaces. From Black Girl Sunscreen to Glow by Daye, these award-winning brands are dedicated to providing quality products made with people of color in mind.
In 2016, Black Girl Sunscreen was created by Shontay Lundy. Today the brand has sold over 1 Million tubes of sunscreen and is at the forefront of spreading the importance of wearing sunscreen amongst people of color. They’re sold in retail stores nationwide and on Amazon.com.
GLOW by DAYE This award-winning hair accessory brand has sold millions worth of products on the Amazon platform. Known for its high-quality silk bonnets and deep conditioning caps, the brand has grown tremendously adding beautiful printed charmeuse scarves, adjustable shower caps, and portable hooded dryers.
Rucker Roots offers healthy hair care products with no parabens, sulfates, petroleum, or artificial colors. Rucker Roots products were designed for all hair types and derived from vegetable roots such as Carrot Root, Ginger Root, and Turnip Root (GTC). Their award-winning mousse works great in wash-n-go routines and especially appeals to those with finer hair textures (3B to 4A Hair).
The Roots Naturelle With a combination of authentic African tradition and ever-evolving modern science, The Roots Naturelle prides itself on making products to promote hydrated and healthy hair. Products are made with responsibly-sourced natural ingredients and sold across the country. They have skin care products including shea butter too!
Bold Hold is the #1 Lace Adhesive. Created by Celebrity Hair Stylist and Master Cosmetologist, Tamika Gibson, the brand offers a wide range of temporary and semi-permanent adhesives and protectants that meet the needs for wig and hair piece application and maintenance.
LOVINAH is a luxury and clean beauty brand inspired by ancient African remedies that address modern-day concerns like hyperpigmentation, hydration, and dullness – especially for people of color. The products are currently sold at Macy’s and their Dragon’s Blood Cleansing Oil is a best seller!
While the Middle East is known for its beauty, the month of May can bring a few health problems due to the sweltering heat. A thinning hairline is part of the global problem but can affect certain strata of the population worse than others. Thankfully, there are treatments that can help with hair restoration, like a transplant. The non-invasive process can help bring back your confidence with a natural look, but what about maintenance? This blog will help you create a care routine that can help keep your hair transplant healthy, no matter how the weather is. Follow along for the best tips in this blog!
- Use volumizing hair products: Using a volume-boosting cleanser and mask apart from the basics can help create the appearance of fuller hair. These products contain ingredients that can help add a bounciness to your hair without weighing it down. Look for products that are specifically designed for thinning hair or that contain ingredients like biotin and keratin, which can help strengthen and thicken hair strands.
- Don’t skip the conditioner: While it is important to use volumizing hair cleansers, it is equally important to use a conditioner. Conditioners can help detangle your hair and add moisture, which can help prevent breakage and damage. Avoid applying conditioner to your roots, as this can weigh down your hair and make it look flat.
- Keep up with post-treatment consultations: A hair transplant involves taking hair from a donor area (usually the back of the head) and transplanting it onto the thinning or balding areas of the scalp. Your specialist for Hair transplant in Istanbul will help in getting the desired effect. The grafted hair will then grow in its new location, creating a fuller look. However, the job, once done, needs to be looked after. Make sure that you keep up with your follow-up visits to ensure proper healing. This is a relatively simple visit that can be done on an outpatient basis.
- Use a scalp treatment: Scalp treatments can help keep your scalp healthy, which in turn can help promote hair growth. Look for treatments that contain ingredients like tea tree oil, which can help soothe the scalp and reduce inflammation. You can also try using a scalp massager to help increase blood flow to the scalp and promote hair growth.
- Consider hair supplements: Hair supplements can help provide your new growth of hair with the nutrients it needs to stay healthy and grow. Look for supplements that contain ingredients like biotin, vitamin D, and iron, which can help strengthen and thicken hair. However, be sure to talk to your doctor before starting any new supplements.
- Protect your hair from the sun: The sun’s UV rays can damage your hair and make it look thinner. To protect your hair from the sun, wear a hat or use a hair product that contains SPF. You can also try using a leave-in conditioner with UV protection to help protect your hair from the sun’s harmful rays.
- Avoid heat styling: Heat styling tools like flat irons and curling irons can damage your transplanted hair and make it look thinner. If you must use heat styling tools, be sure to use a heat protectant spray and set your tools to a low or medium-heat setting. Also, avoid using these tools every day and give your hair a break from heat styling whenever possible.
Now that you know what it takes to amp up your post-transplant hair care routine, you can make sure that you implement all the steps to ensure luscious locks. We hope our tips can aid in bringing back more life to your tresses once again!
According to the National Institutes of Health, up to 80% of women will have uterine fibroids before reaching the age of 50, with an even larger percentage in African American women. Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) pioneer Dr. John Lipman, MD, FSIR, is continuing to lead the charge in educating women about non-surgical treatment options for fibroids by signing Serial Entrepreneur, Singer, and Love and Marriage: Huntsville cast member Destiny Payton as an ambassador for the Atlanta Fibroid Center. As an ambassador, Destiny will publicly speak regarding her personal journey with fibroids and increase the awareness of nonsurgical treatment options like UFE. Dr. Lipman and Destiny initially met in 2022 while attending Cynthia Bailey’s4th Annual Fibroid Awareness Brunch, where Destiny became inspired to speak transparently on her personal struggle with fibroids and infertility. Cynthia Bailey found her fibroid relief with UFE with Dr. Lipman which was chronicled on Season 6 of Real Housewives of Atlanta.
“I’m so excited about this journey. I’ve been speaking with so many women who are in need of this information.” – Destiny Payton
Destiny is one of many African American women who suffered from uterine fibroids and was told by a previous doctor that a hysterectomy was her best option for treatment. Destiny understood that hysterectomy was a permanent solution, but losing her uterus was too big a price to pay; even if she didn’t have a child. Fortunately, she held out and was blessed with a son (who’s now 2 years old). “The doctor told me a hysterectomy was my best treatment option, and I just did not believe that. It felt like a fear tactic”, says Destiny.
“Numerous studies have shown that most women suffering with uterine fibroids will be given only the surgical options and not told about UFE”, says Dr. Lipman. “The uterus provides many other important functions outside of childbearing. Women should not have to lose their uterus in order to successfully treat a benign condition (fibroids). Women are entitled to know all of their options and not just the surgical ones.” Dr. Lipman speaks from over 30 years of experience, as the Founder and Medical Director of the Atlanta Fibroid Center, a state-of-the-art medical facility specializing in the non-surgical treatment of uterine fibroids. To date, Dr. Lipman has performed close to 10,000 uterine fibroid embolization procedures (UFEs), making him the world’s most experienced UFE physician. With Destiny on board, it is hoped that awareness for the UFE procedure and its accessibility will be enhanced greatly.
Dr. Lipman and Destiny have created ‘Dear Destiny’, a weekly Instagram livestream where they will connect and answer questions regarding uterine fibroids and procedures available to treat them. The livestreams will premiere in Summer 2023. Additionally, Destiny is offering a giveaway for a livestream participant to receive a free consultation by Dr. Lipman at the Atlanta Fibroid Center. “Our goal is to specifically target women who do not have accessibility to medical options outside of having hysterectomies and major surgeries”, says Dr. Lipman. For more information on fibroids, the UFE procedure, and updates, visit the official Atlanta Fibroid Center website at www.ATLii.com,and by following Dr. John Lipman on Instagram @dr_lipman.
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National Deodorant Day is coming up quickly on April 29th, and luckily Dove has the perfect kind of deodorant and antiperspirant for any and all of your needs!
Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant Dry Sprays are perfect for a quick burst of freshness and sweat protection on the go. Our kind-to-skin antiperspirant formula hydrates skin leaving you with underarms that feel soft and comfortable after every use. With an easy-to-apply spray that dries instantly, you can take it on every day with cared-for underarms and an extra boost of confidence. Especially in this heat!
Dove 0% Aluminum Deodorant Spray features the perfect recipe for superior underarm care, featuring a non-irritating formula with unbeatable odor protection. Unlike other aluminum-free deodorants, it gives you the confidence of being formulated with skin-caring ingredients for gentle care and 48-hour odor protection.
Dove Ultimate Dry Sprays give you an ultra-dry feel and 72H protection from sweat and odor without drying out your skin. Thanks to its Triple Moisturizer Technology, this daily antiperspirant moisturizes while it deodorizes. Its nourishing oils are blended in a lightweight aerosol format, so they leave skin feeling comfortably dry.
Dove, never seems to amaze me with their products and this deodorant spray is no exception. It has an easy-to-use pump and provides excellent coverage. That’s a major plus for me!
After use, there were no scents, irritation, or moisture. I was confident all day long after wearing the 48-Hour Advanced Care Antiperspirant Deodorant. As the heat increases and fabrics become lighter, I need a long-lasting product that truly works.
Dove Antiperspirant Dry Sprays will be a new beauty staple in my home. From carpool runs to after-school activities, everyone will incorporate the spray into their daily regimen. Remember, Dove Deodorant or Antiperspirant Dry Sprays can be purchased at Amazon or Target.
As we age, it is important to prioritize our physical and mental well-being. Self-care in our 40s is essential for leading a healthy and balanced life. Taking the time to practice self-care can have many benefits, such as improved physical health, emotional well-being, and overall quality of life. It can also help reduce stress levels, improve relationships with others, and increase productivity. By taking the time to focus on ourselves in our 40s, we can ensure that we are living our best lives for years to come.
1. Eat Healthy Foods for Optimal Health
Eating healthy is essential for optimal health, especially in your 40s. As you age, the body’s nutritional needs change and it is important to ensure that you get the right balance of nutrients from your diet. Eating a balanced diet that includes fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, and healthy fats will help to maintain energy levels and keep your body functioning at its best. Here are some tips for making smart, healthy choices:
– Strive for variety in your diet, eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables every day.
– Make sure that you are also getting more than the recommended minimum daily intake of fresh fruit and vegetables.
– Don’t rely on protein to make up most of your diet; it’s better to eat more whole grains high in fiber.
– Aim for at least half the amount of whole-grain food that you eat each day.
A good rule of thumb is to try and eat something made from whole grain every 3 or 4 hours during the day.
2. Create a Personalized Exercise Plan that Works Best For You
It’s never too late to start a fitness routine, especially if you’re over forty. With the right exercises and plan, you can become more physically fit and improve your overall health. But what are the best exercises for busy adults over forty? You do not have to slug it out in the gym every single day.
Make sure that whatever activity you choose, you get at least 20-40 minutes of exercising. Make it a routine and a habit in order to ensure that it helps you achieve your fitness goals. You can try activities such as swimming, biking, yoga, running, or even hiking. All of these will also help you get out in nature.
3. Get Quality Sleep Every Night
Quality sleep is essential for adults over forty to stay healthy and energized. Not getting enough sleep can lead to serious health problems, such as high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes. It also affects our mental health, causing us to feel anxious and depressed. To get quality sleep every night, it’s important for adults over forty to follow certain sleeping habits and tips that will help them get better rest each night.
Do not use any electronics at least one hour prior to when you are supposed to sleep. Use your bedroom only for sleeping and not for other activities such as work and eating food. Try to establish a bedtime routine that consists of taking a shower, doing some skincare, and reading a book in order to get in bed.
4. Get Checked Regularly
As we age, our health can start to decline. That’s why it’s so important to get regular checkups in your 40s and beyond. Getting checked regularly is key for identifying any potential health issues before they become serious and can help you stay healthy and active as you get older.
A woman’s risk for breast cancer increases with age, which is why they should get checked every 6 months.
As for men, testosterone replacement therapy and aging are directly related since testosterone levels in men decline with age. Low testosterone can lead to fatigue, depression, weight gain, and decreased libido. By getting regular checkups, you can make sure that your testosterone levels are within normal range and take action if they are not. Regular checkups also help identify other medical conditions that may be causing symptoms similar to low testosterone levels.
5. Take Time to Relax and Recharge
For adults over forty, taking the time to relax and recharge is essential for maintaining a healthy work-life balance. As we age, our bodies and minds are more prone to stress, which can lead to physical and mental health issues. To combat this, it’s important to take the time to de-stress and unwind after a stressful day. Try to take out time for yourself that is away from work and personal commitments. Strive to give yourself a break at least once a week so that you do not burn out. Try to develop some hobbies that make you happy and keep you busy.
It is important to take good care of yourself in your 40s so that you age well. Use this list to help you figure out the areas you have been lacking in to help you improve your quality of life.
Pivoting from a cast member of Love and Hip-Hop to the emerging multifaceted businesswoman gracing our timelines today, Alexis Skyy literally started her spiritual transformation right before our eyes. Accrediting her daughter with being a major influence for her holistic transformation, she has intuitively created the haircare line, The Hair Pot as an initial generational wealth builder for her firstborn Alaiya Grace.
Not only is Alexis curating ventures in hair care, real estate investment, and fashion, but the highlight of her journey is she is bringing other women along for the ride to spiritual healing. Creating safe, digital, and in-person spaces for trauma survivors to speak openly of their past experiences, Alexis is utilizing her platform of over 5 million followers to be an inspiration to women young and old.
Fads come and go as quickly as a viral TikTok song, but celebrity make-up artist and cosmetics creator, Ashunta Sheriff, is here to share some trends we believe are here to stay in 2023.
Multitasking products, because time is precious. We are a generation of multitaskers looking for beauty and skincare products that can do more than one thing. “A blush that’s also a great lip stain and eye shadow, a highlighter that works for face and body, a facial oil that gives a glow but can work in a pinch to take the ash away – these are the products people are looking for,” shares Ashunta, creator of the Ashunta Sheriff Beauty line, which carries several multitasking powerhouses. For example, Ashunta’s BrowZing Brow Gel lifts and gives brows a laminated brow look but also works to lay edges in place, and her long-lasting shimmer liquid Thermal Blush works for cheeks, lids, and lips.
2023 is the year of the effortlessly polished look. For a while now we’ve seen an uptick in the ‘refined’ look (shout out to Hailey Beiber), but this look is at its best when you don’t try so hard. In the past, a sleek, polished look required loads of makeup/time to achieve perfection, but now you can achieve the same level of flawlessness without looking overly made up thanks to blurring technologies and products. “More people are looking for products that have technology rooted within the formulation, like a foundation with blurring technology that has buildable coverage versus a full coverage foundation that looks heavy on the skin,” shares Ashunta.
Products that stay put! It’s 2023 – it’s time to say goodbye to mascara that runs and lipstick that smudges. “In my industry, we’re still wearing masks,” says Ashunta. “As a professional MUA, it’s literally my job to make folks look flawless, so I want to make sure my looks stay strong, and look great even after wearing a mask on set.” This was the inspiration behind Ashunta’s Vegan Matte Lip Crème, which is non-transferable and waterproof. Simply let dry after application and you’ll stay locked in for hours.
Vegan/Earth conscious skincare is hot (and helps keep our planet cool). “This is by far my favorite (and the most important) trend,” says Ashunta. “People are looking for quality, long-wearing products and bold pigmentations – and all of this can be achieved with eco-conscious ingredients and packaging. Ashunta Sheriff Beauty offers highly pigmented, cruelty-free, vegan beauty products for all skin tones. From paper packaging to reduced carbon footprint manufacturing, we are taking steps to do our part and hope to see more of this in 2023!”