Remedies for Flaky Scalp in the Winter


Make sure it’s not product buildup  I’m guilty of feeling like I have to over moisturize my hair with products in the colder months…make sure the flakes you see aren’t just from too much product application close to your scalp. ... Read More »

3 Ways to Speed Up Hair Growth


Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, meats, and fish. Diet may seem unrelated to your hair, but it makes a huge difference. Diet also has the added benefit of improving your body at the same time.  Since hair is made of ... Read More »

Healthy Baby Food Options by Jenell Stewart. Curls Live Out Loud Telesummit

JENELL STEWART healthy options for infants-1

Hey loves! On Nov 4th, I kicked off the  Curls.biz “Live Out Loud – Real Talk with CURLS and The Girls” audio tele summit! As a natural mom I presented a very interesting topic titled “Leave it on the shelf! ... Read More »

Black Women Breast Cancer Risk May Be Higher Due To Gene Flaws


I shared on this blog a while by my own breast cancer scare when my OB/GYN felt a lump in my breast during my annual exam.  Fortunately for me, the lump turned out to be scar tissue from breast reduction ... Read More »

Pumpkins Help with Healthy Hair Growth


Fall is probably my favorite season.  I don’t like the heat of summer, the cold of winter, or the pollen of spring.  The weather is cooling down, the leaves are turning color, and its the perfect time for soups, chowders, and hot ... Read More »

The Difference Between Bad Fats vs. Good Fats

The Difference Between Bad Fats vs. Good Fats

Question: Does fat makes you fat? If you answered yes, you’re wrong. Well, you’re not totally wrong. Fat in general won’t make you gain weight. It really comes down to the types of fat you’re eating. But even more important ... Read More »

The Paleo Diet: How To Eat Like A Cavewoman and Lose Weight


By Dr. Phoenyx of DrPhoenyx.com Just this past weekend I was chatting with a gym buddy who informed that she was going on a diet. Her goal? To lose approximately 15 pounds by Spring Break.  Not an impossible feat by any ... Read More »

Great Alternatives to Running

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I love running.  It is one of the best cardio exercises, and for me, a great stress reliever.  I got turned on to running by a co-worker about 3 years ago who was a marathon and triathlon runner.  She convinced ... Read More »

Fruits & Veggies Your Curls Can’t Live Without

Fruits promote healthy hair and hair growth

By Tasha Swearingen of NaturallyCurly Most of us know that fruits and veggies are good for us to eat. What you might not have realized, though, is that they’re more than just good for your body; they’re good for your ... Read More »

Are Carbs The Enemy?


by Dr. Phoenyx “Are all carbs bad?” This is one of the most common questions I hear from folks who want to lose weight, and I know that a lot of it stems from the huge popularity of diets like ... Read More »

Do Prenatal Vitamins Promote Healthy Hair Growth?


I was on the Internet recently doing some research on vitamin supplements and how are they regulated to ensure they contain what they say they contain, and other safety and quality regulations.  An interesting question popped up in my Google ... Read More »

How Long Should I Wait to Workout After Eating?


Q: Hi Dr. Phoenyx, how long should I wait after eating before I workout? I want to run right after breakfast, but wasn’t sure how much time I should give myself to digest. – Sidney A: Hi Sydney, that’s a ... Read More »

From Loose to Loc’d: Months 1 – 6

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For years, I thought about loc’ing my hair. But I let background chatter and self-doubt keep me from doing it. Thoughts of “It’s so permanent” “what will you look like” “how will you style it” “you don’t know what you’re ... Read More »

Health Benefits of Yerba Mate Tea


I was first introduced to yerba mate tea while watching a favorites video by natural hair and beauty blogger African Export. Prior to watching her video, I had never heard of it, and everyone I asked had never heard of ... Read More »

How A Healthy Hair Regimen Can Save Your Life

How A Healthy Hair Regimen Can Save Your Life

By Danielle Faust of OKDani.com and LongNaturalHair.info via CurlyNikki It’s common in our community to downplay the effort and energy spent on our hair by saying things like “it’s only hair” or “just hair.” And yes, while the strands coming out of our scalp ... Read More »

Can’t Sleep? Dr. Oz Can Help


By Dr. Michael Breus PhD, the sleep doctor, Dr. Oz.com Having trouble sleeping at night? Here are a few common sleep problems with several solutions to get you through the night. Sleep Problem: I wake up in the middle of the ... Read More »

When the Lump in Your Breast Isn’t Cancer


Recently during my annual exam at my OB/GYN, I heard the words no woman wants to hear. “Hmmm, Mrs. Scott-Blakes, I feel something in your breast.” As if it’s not bad enough that I’m in this cold room on this ... Read More »

To Soy or Not to Soy


It seems like only yesterday when I first met my husband and fell in love. And not too long after discovered that he was lactose-intolerant. His late night cravings for Frosted Flakes with ice cold milk were almost a deal ... Read More »

Get Healthy Challenge – Week 6 Check In

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It’s week 2 of Month 2!!! If this is your first time ever hearring about the Get Healthy Challenge and you would like to participate, Be sure to register and then come back and check in. We are off to a great ... Read More »

Fight Breast Cancer with Food


In honor or Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I wanted to share some awesome info that was shared with me. FIGHT BREAST CANCER WITH FOOD There are certain that can help prevent breast cancer! Beans - At least six bean-based meals a ... Read More »