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About Natural Hair Rules!!!

Tamara is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Natural Hair Rules!!! Natural Hair Rules (NHR) was originally created as a personal hair journal. Since its creation in 2008, it has grown to one of the top natural hair/beauty blogs online today.

How to Recover After Finding a Bald Spot in Your Hair

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Finding a bald spot can be extremely devastating, especially not knowing the root cause of the balding. A bald spot can indicate hair loss, alopecia, or various underlying conditions that could further the condition.

A small, dime-sized bald patch could quickly and easily grow into a much larger area within months, and the chances of regrowth of new hair follicles would be drastically decreased if left ignored.

There are several factors that could contribute to drastic hair loss and balding such as environment, health, diet, stress, age, and hormonal changes to name a few.

However, the most common cause of round, circular areas of balding is Alopecia Areata, an autoimmune condition that causes the body to over produce T-cells that attack the hair follicles causing extreme cases of hair loss.

Many cases of Alopecia are both avoidable and treatable, but the key is to seek help from a professional as soon as the bald spot is noticed.  

If you happen to find a bald spot from what seems to be out of the blue, follow these steps to help get to the root of the problem and quickly regrow your hair:

You Can Recover From Hair Loss or Alopecia

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR DOCTOR

According to Board certified Dermatologist Dr. Yolanda Lenzy,  you should schedule an appointment with your primary care doctor or dermatologist to diagnose these issues. This is always the first thing you should do when noticing a bald spot.

A professional will be able to make a determination on whether the hair loss is contributed to over-manipulation of the hair, an underlying medical issue, or if there is a more serious issue that requires a hair loss professional such as a dermatologist or trichologist.

“In my opinion, hair care professionals are not qualified to formally ‘diagnose’ conditions, this is the role of the physicians,” says Dr. Lenzy.

How I Regrew My Bald Spot in Just Three Months!

Read: How I Regrew My Bald Spot in 3 Months

STOP WEARING PROTECTIVE STYLES THAT PULL

Another commonly diagnosed form of hair loss is known as Traction Alopecia, which results from the hair being pulled too tightly. Traction Alopecia usually occurs gradually, but balding can happen before you even notice hair loss.

Traction alopecia is commonly seen in those who often wear protective styles such as braids, Marley Twists, locked styles, and ponytails that are pulled too tightly and causing added tension to the hair,” says Board certified Dermatologist Dr. Yolanda Lenzy.

If you like to wear these protective styles check out the Do’s and Don’ts of Wearing Protective Hairstyles.

RE-EVALUATE YOUR HAIR CARE ROUTINE

Traction alopecia is usually diagnosed as a self-inflicted condition. Most causes of hair breakage are caused by improper hair styling, using styling tools with broken or rugged edges, incorrect detangling, and other breakage-related practices.

Evaluate your hair care routine to determine if there is anything you may be doing to contribute to your hair loss and quickly implement healthy hair care practices this is true especially for the edges.

Read: How I Re-Grew My Thinning Edges and You Can, Too

LIMIT USE OF HEAT STYLING

Heat styling hair that is already fragile or damaged is a bad idea. Adding direct heat to your hair while suffering from alopecia or severe hair loss can only make matters worse and contribute to even more hair loss.

The hair around the bald area may already be too weak to withstand direct heat and could cause the area to grow even larger. It would be best to put away the flat irons, blow-dryers and other direct heat styling tools for a while.

WEAR LOW-MANIPULATION STYLES

Wearing low-manipulation styles will eliminate the amount of stress put on the hair from daily styling, detangling, etc. Traction alopecia and other types of traumatic alopecia are usually a result of over-manipulation and added stress on the hair. Wear hair styles that require very little maintenance, styling, and don’t pull or tug on the hair. If wearing extensions or braids, be sure to rotate styles to avoid pulling and breakage.

The term ‘protective style’ can be somewhat of a misnomer because frequent or repetitive use of styles such as braids, weaves and locs can actually contribute to loss of edges or Traction Alopecia. With all forms of hair loss, I recommend consulting with a Dermatologist with a special interest in hair loss,” says Dr. Lenzy.

The key to growing long, healthy hair is to follow a healthy hair regimen. Growing healthy hair requires proper care and maintenance, and without handling your hair delicately it could lead to serious breakage, hair loss or possible balding.

Read: 6 Ways to Regrow Thinning Hair

A healthy hair regimen should consist of cleansing with a sulfate-free shampoo that is free from harmful chemicals to remove build-up and grime. Follow up with a moisturizing conditioner, a deep conditioner and/or protein treatment as needed to help strengthen and rebuild the hair.

BONUS: Products Help to Grow and Re-Grow Hair

Castor Oil
Rosemary Oil
Apple Cider Vinegar (Read More About the Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar)
Shampoo with Biotin
Hair Vitamin

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How To Make A Crochet Wig

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The crochet craze looks like it’s here to stay. It’s an easy way to do a protective style with a variety of hair and textures. More women are venturing into crochet hairstyles to give their own hair a break. Video Below

You can check out our full guide: Guide to Protective Styling with Crochet Hair & Braids

I love the crochet look, because you get a natural looking style that is not as abrasive to your own hair. However, after I did another big chop to grow my hair back thick and healthy, I wanted to be able to do weekly deep conditions and give my hair more attention.

Crochet wigs became a great and easy alternative for me. I was able to create different looks in a few hours that could last me months.  Here are a few supplies to get you started if you want to make your own crochet wig.

Must Have Crochet Wig Supplies:

  • Crochet Needle: If you plan to do a lot of crochet styles, I would get a sturdy needle. The beauty supplies sells them for .99 cent, but they can break easily if you are heavy handed.
  • Wig Cap: These are one size fits all and come in different colors as well. Although, they may be one size fits all, you will be able to customize the size of the cap with the crochet needle.
  • Foam Head: You place your wig cap on the foam head and apply the hair. These range from $1.00 to $4.00 at your local beauty supply. You can get a cheap white one made of Styrofoam or a plastic one.
  • Safety pins: These are used to keep the wig cap tightly secured to the foam head as you add hair for your wig.
  • Hair: There are now endless amounts of crochet hair brands that you could choose from. It depends on the style and texture you desire. I personally use Freetress because their variety is so vast.
  • Scissors: after you complete your wig, you are going to want to cut off the stray hair and trim it to fit your face.

How to Create a Crochet Wig in 7 Simple Steps:

  1. Place your wig cap on the foam head.
  2. Secure it in place with 3 to 4 safety pins. You can add one to the front, back, and 2 on the sides.
  3. Separate your hair and begin adding it to the wig cap.
  4. Place your crochet needle under 3 to 4 small holes and then add the hair to the needle.
  5. Close the needle and pull it through and tie the hair once or twice, depending on the texture on the hair. The thicker or coarser the hair is, one knot will work fine.
  6. In the back and sides, it’s fine to space the hair 1 to 2 finger widths apart. In the front, I like to make it as close as possible so it looks full.
  7. After you finished adding your hair, place the wig on your head and start cutting it to shape your face. You can also take the wig to a stylist if you lack cutting skills.

Please watch this YouTube video with me explaining how I did my crochet wig with pre-curled hair:

After watching the video and reviewing the how-to steps, is this something you can easily do?

10 Times Insecure’s Issa Rae Slayed The Natural Hair Game

I’m a long time fan of Issa Rae and her work. I’ve watched and re-watched episodes of  The Mis-Adventures of an Awkward Black Girl countless times. I was so happy when Issa Rae’s show, Insecure was picked up by HBO. It’s been a joy to watch her journey from Youtube to a major network. The epitome of Black Girl Magic.

This week the first season of Insecure concluded with the finale episode appropriately named, Broken as F*ck. My feeling are still hurt. We must discuss below in the comments section.

One thing that I have loved is Issa Rae continues to show the versatility of natural hair on the show as well as in all her press.

She rocks her TWA (teeny weeny afro), proudly but isn’t afraid to switch it up with cornrows, extensions and/or twisted updos. The hairstylist behind these looks is no other than celebrity natural hairstylist, Felicia Leatherwood.  Her other clients include Jill Scott, Simone Missick, Teyonah Parris (whom we’ve featured countless times), and Ava Duvernay, just to name a few.

Insecure, Issa Rae, and Felicia Leatherwood are doing a lot to normalize natural hair in a big way! So unbothered by shrinkage of the TWA. Playing with the versatility of natural hair instead of covering it up. So many twists, braids and shapes. Letting black women know that they don’t have to feel limited, you still have a lot of style options regardless of your hair type, texture, or length!!!

Felicia Leatherwood is also know for her Detangler Brush that is feature in our Holiday Gift Guide.

Below are 10 Times Insecure’s Issa Rae Slayed the Natural Hair Game.

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2016 Gift Guide for Natural Hair

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Tis the season to be jolly! Christmas is literally just days away, and it’s hard to believe that the holiday season is already upon us. Kudos to you if you already have your Christmas shopping done and out of the way. If you’re struggling with the perfect gift for your naturalista friend,  check out this Holiday Gift Guide for the those rocking their beautiful curls, kinks, and coils:

Hair Tools & Appliances:

Hair Tools for Natural Hair

Q-Redew Hand Held Steamer – $69.95 

Felicia Leatherwood Detangling Brush – $16.00

Curl Formers – $58.00

Heautiful Hair Steamer – $116.95

Puff Cuff (Family Pack)- $49.99

Hot Head Deep Conditioning Heat Cap – $29.95

Remington Wet 2 Straight Hair Straightener – $20.15 (It really works)

Snappee Head Bands – $12.95

Flor Bella Boutique Satin Caps – $37.50

Infiniti Pro by Conair Hair Designer 3-in-1 Styling System – $46.88

Chi Deep Brilliance Hair Dryer for Highly Textured Hair (Voted Best Blow Dryer for Natural Hair)

Natural Hair Products / Stocking Stuffers

Oyin Handmade After Bath

Oyin Handmade Snack Packs – $10.99- $21.99

Shea Moisture Minis – $3.99 

TGIN Moist Collection Sample Pack – $19.99

OBIA Natural Hair Care Trial Pack – $10.00

Alikay Naturals Travel Kit- Cleanse & Condition – $24.00

Natural Hair Gift Sets

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Carol’s Daughter Value Sets – $23.00-$91.00

Shea Moisture Hair Care Systems – $19.99

Curl Kit – $25.00

curlBox – $20.00

Curl Mix – $29.99

OBIA Natural Hair Care Holiday Box – $38.00

Alikay Naturals Mini Hair Collection – $80.00

Natural Hair Books:

Natural Hair Rules!!! Healthy Hair Guide – $16.00

Textured Talk Healthy Hair Growth E-Book – $10.00

Textured Talk Healthy Hair E-Guide Bundle -$15.00

The Science of Black Hair – $22.46

Better Than Good Hair: The Curly Girl Guide to Healthy, Gorgeous Natural Hair! – $11.34

Emi’s Curly Coily, Cotton Candy Hair (A Children’s Book) – $8.09

Curlies Color Too A Coloring & Hairstyle Book for Mommy & Me – $12.00

I Love My Hair: A Coloring Book of Braids, Coils, and Doodle Dos -$12.00

 

Natural Fashionista

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SLAPS (Satin Lined Caps) – $29.95

Ven & Rose – $15.00-$42.00 (T-shirts, sweat shirts, mugs, backpacks, and more!)

Natural Hair Rules!!! Store – $24.99-$45.00

ETC Boutique – $18.00-$45.00

The Wrap Life – $24.00 (11 Places to Find Headwraps)

 

What I’m Most Thankful For

img_3263I wrote this late last night after cooking and hosting my first Thanksgiving. I’m so proud of myself the rice dressing, mac & cheese, greens and broccoli salad I made where soooooo good.

I finally sat down after cooking, cleaning, and getting the kids off to bed to right you this note. I apologize about it’s lateness. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

I appreciate you reading this.  Happy Belated Thanksgiving!!!

After moving cross country, seeking answers for my son’s developmental delays, probably never fully processing 2 unplanned c-sections, and losing my grandfather and brother-in-law in March, I’ve had a rough year.

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I’m most thankful for my family. I’ve had a pretty challenging year but I’m in what I like to call the calm.  After losing both my grandfather and brother-in-law, I really couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. I wasn’t even sure that there was an end of the tunnel. When you’re grieving the darkest becomes your life.

But I’m finally in a place where I can appreciate the grieving process. I found it to be very sobering. I see every aspect in my life with a clearheadness that’s so new, mildly euphoric. It took a lot of hard emotional work to get here. I couldn’t bury my hurt or bottle it up. It became all consuming.

I’m thankful for my family and close friends that I consider family.

I have friends that normalized the importance of self-care and therapy without those things I don’t think I would be here in this place that I call the calm. The quiet after the storm. I pray that you have or at least find this exact level of support.

I’m looking forward to 2017 even if Trump is president

Tell Me in the Comments Section Below: What are you most Thankful for?

50+ Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday Steals and Deals

2This is Ultimate 2016 Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday List of Hair & Beauty Deals & Styles over 50 Brands and Stores!!!

Make sure to tap the share buttons to share with your friends and family.

I had the pleasure of collaborating with Christina of The Mane Objective to bring this list to life. She is a natural hair veteran, too. Check her out and show some love there too!

The list below features brands of all sizes – with a special emphasis on small and Black owned businesses. This season and year round, let’s make sure we’re supporting the brands with a vested interest in the natural hair community beyond their bottom line.

Oh – and don’t forget to share this post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat – with a friend IRL – With EVERYONE!!!
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Ashley’s Naturals                

www.AshleysNaturals.com

Sale Dates: November 24th – 30th

Promotion: Everything is discounted! Moving Sale.

Code: No code needed

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

All Things O’ Natural

www.nattynaturals.com

My Picks: Rajati and Kijani Masks from the Bohemian Collection…BOMB!

Sale Dates: November 24th  – 26th

Promotion: 30% off purchase of $25 + free shipping on orders $75

Code: MANEOBJECTIVE30

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

a Life Balanced

www.alifebalanced.com

Sale Dates: November 23rd – 28th

Promotion: 30% off purchases of $50

Code: HEALTHYYOU

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

Alikay Naturals

www.alikaynaturals.com

Black Friday

Sale Dates:  November 24th – 25th

Promotion: 40% off site-wide

Code: No code needed

Exclusions: Kits and collections

International Shipping: Yes

Small Business Saturday

Sale Dates: November 26th

Promotion: 10% off online + 15% off in-store purchases at Be Fabulous Salon

Code: no code needed

Exclusions: Kits and collections

International shipping: Yes

Cyber Monday

Sale Dates: November 28th

Promotion: 25% off site-wide

Code: No code needed

Exclusions: Kits and collections

International shipping: Yes

Asili Body Products            

www.asilibodyproducts.com

Sale Dates: November 25th – 28th

Promotion: Free body butter with purchase of Holiday Gift Set

Code: LOVEYOURSKIN

Exclusions: One free body butter per order

International Shipping: No

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Beija-Flor Naturals

www.beijaflornaturals.com

Sale Dates: November 23rd – December 2nd

Promotion: 35% off + free shipping with $75 purchase

Code: BEIJAFLORHOLIDAY

Exclusions: None

International shipping: Yes

Be Kekoa         

www.bekekoa.com  

Black Friday    

Sale Dates: November 25th              

Promotion: Buy one 2oz Tamanu, get 2oz Cocomanu free

Code: No code needed

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

Small Business Saturday

Sale Dates: November 26th

Promotion: BOGO 50% off Be Moist, Be Clair, Be Clean and Be Hold products    

Exclusions: 50% off discount will be applied to the product of equal or lesser value

International Shipping: Yes

Bekura Beauty

www.bekurabeauty.com

My Picks: Y.A.M. Nectar and Vanilla Whiskey Hair Soak

Sale Dates: November 25th – 27th

Promotion: 30% off site-wide

Code: Grateful

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: No

Bel Nouvo Beauty               

www.belnouvo.com   

Sale Dates: November 25th – 28th

Promotion: All products $9.99 each

Code: no code needed

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

Brown Butter Beauty         

http://www.brownbutterbeauty.etsy.com & http://www.brownbutterbeautyshop.com

Sale Dates: November 25th – 28th      

Promotion: 25% off all orders

Code: BlackFriday2016                                  

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

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Camille Rose Naturals        

www.camillerosenaturals.com

Sale Dates: November 24th – 27th   

Promotion: 25% off all purchases

Code: crnblackfriday  

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

CoCo | Conscious Collective          

http://www.CoCoConscious.com      N

Sale Dates: November 25th – 28th

Promotion: 50% off site-wide

Code: No code needed

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: No

CURLS

http://www.curls.biz

Sale Dates: November 25th

Promotion: 50% off site-wide + free bottle of Blissful Lengths Liquid Growth Vitamin with orders of $50 (while supplies last)

Code: BLACKCURLS

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

Curls & Potions

www.curlsandpotions.com

Sale Dates: November 23rd – 29th

Promotion: 40% off all products

Code: Holiday2016

Exclusions: Not valid on bundles

International Shipping: No

Curl Botanics

www.curlbotanics.com

Sale Dates: November 24th – 28th

Promotion: 50% off site-wide

Code: BLKFRIDAY50

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: No

Curl Collection  

www.curlcollection.com        

Sale Dates: November 25th – 28th                

Promotion: 30% off all orders + Free shipping orders over $75

Code: BlackFriday2016            

Exclusions: Free shipping valid for U.S. postal addresses only          

International Shipping: Yes      

Curl Origin               

www.curlorigin.com   

Sale Dates: November 25th – 28th 11/25     11/28  at 11:59 pm EST

Promotion: 50% off all orders

Code: BLACKFRIDAY50            

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: No

                

CurlShoppe    

http://www.CurlShoppe.ca   

Black Friday

Sale Dates: November 25th              

Promotion: 20% off site-wide  

Code: 20BLACKFRIDAY2016   

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

       

Small Business Saturday                  

Sale Dates: November 26th

Promotion: 20% off site-wide             

Code: 20SBS2016       

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

       

Cyber Monday

Sale Dates: November 28th    

Promotion: Free Shipping   

Code: CMFREESHIP2016 (Canada) & CMFREESHIP2016-US (United States)

Exclusions: North America Only      

International Shipping: No

             

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Darcy’s Botanicals               

http://www.darcysbotanicals.com  

Sale Dates: November 25th – 27th

Promotion: 25% off all orders

Code: blackfriday

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

                                                       

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Embrace the Natural You

www.shopembrace.com

Sale Dates: November 24th – 28th

Promotion: BOGO free on Embrace products + Satin bonnets and caps 30% off

Code: No code needed

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

Eternally In Amber              

www.eternallyinamber.com

Black Friday

Sale Dates: November 25th

Promotion: 25% off all orders

Code: BLKFRI               

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

       

Small Business Saturday

Sale Dates: November 26th – 27th

Promotion: $5 off any order            

Code: THANKS                           

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

       

Cyber Monday

Sale Dates: November 28th              

Promotion: 15% off all orders         

Code: CYBMON                         

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

EboniCurls                 

www.shopebonicurls.com

Sale Dates: November 24th – 27th

Promotion: 20% off site-wide

Code: BLKFRIDAY20

Exclusions: Discount valid on domestic orders only

International Shipping: Yes

EssenceTree Holistic Life                 

www.essencetree.com

Sale Dates: November 25th – 28th

Promotion: 40% off site-wide

Code: No code necessary

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: No

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Florbella Boutique

www.florbellaboutique.com

Sale Dates: November 24th – 28th

Promotion: 30% off all purchases

Code: GIVETHANKS

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

Fortify’d Naturals

www.Fortifydnaturals.com             

Black Friday

Sale Dates: November 25th

Promotion: 30% off all purchases   

Code: BF2016              

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

Small Business Saturday

Sale Dates: November 26th

Promotion: 20% off all purchases      

Code: SBS2016                                   

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

Cyber Monday

Sale Dates: November 28th

Promotion: 15% off all purchases   

Code:  CM2016                                  

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

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Global Couture

www.globalcouture.net                   

Sale Dates: November 24th – 26th                

Promotion: 15% off all orders + free shipping        

Code: Omg2016                                

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

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Hair Rules

http://www.hairrules.com

Sale Dates: November 25th – 28th                   

Promotion: Friday: 50% off 16oz Cleansing Cream and Quench Conditioner; Saturday: 50% off 16oz Styling & Finishing products; Sunday: Free shipping; Monday: 50% off all sets       

Code: hairrules                                   

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

Hairveda

www.hairveda.com

Sale Dates: November 22nd – 27th                   

Promotion: 30% to 40% off all products + earn double reward points  

Code: No code needed                               

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

Honey’s Handmade

www.honeyshandmade.com

Sale Dates: November 25th – 26th                   

Promotion: Friday: All soaps and deodorants $5; All 6oz products $6; All 8oz products $7 + free shipping on orders $55   

Code: No code needed                               

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

Hot Head Microwaveable Deep Conditioning Caps         

www.ThermalHairCare.com           

Sale Dates: November 25th – 28th

Promotion: 25% OFF + Free domestic shipping over $50      

Code: BLACKFRIDAY

Exclusions: Free shipping on domestic orders only

International Shipping: Yes

Hydratherma Naturals

www.hydrathermanaturals.com

Sale Dates: November 25th – 28th

Promotion: 25% off site-wide

Code: SUPERSALE

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

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Inahsi Naturals  

http://www.inahsi.com                  

Sale Dates: November 24th – 27th

Promotion: Products starting at $11 + free shipping on all orders

Code: No code needed

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: No

Cyber Monday

Sale Dates: November 27th – 28th

Promotion: BOGO free on all 8oz products

Code: No code needed

Exclusions: Offer not valid on bundles and boxes

International Shipping: No

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Jane Carter Solution           

http://www.janecartersolution.com         

Black Friday

Sale Dates: November 25th – 27th   

Promotion: 40% off all products + free shipping with $50 purchase  

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

       

Cyber Monday

Sale Dates: November 28th – 29th

Promotion: 50% off all products + free shipping with $50 purchase

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

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Kinkistry                   

www.kinkistry.com     

Sale Dates: November 25th – 28th      

Promotion: 30% off site-wide         

Code: THANKS             

Exclusions: Discount applies to orders $90 and over

International Shipping: No

Kurlee Belle    

http://www.kurleebelle.com   11/23/2016           

Sale Dates: November 23rd – 27th

Promotion: 20% off Banana Nut & Avocado Deep Treatment + 40% off all other products

Code: No code needed

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

Cyber Monday

Sale Dates: November 28th – 29th

Promotion: 25% off all products

Code: No code needed

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

Kinky Chicks Apparel         

www.kinkychicks.bigcartel.com

Sale Dates: November 25th – 28th

Promotion: 20% off site-wide

Code: BLACK20

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

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MICHE Beauty   

www.michebeauty.com

Black Friday

Sale Dates: November 24th – 25th

Promotion: All products $10

Code: No code needed

Exclusions: Limit 3 Lush Deep Conditioner per order

International Shipping: Yes

Small Business Saturday

Sale Dates: November 26th – 28th

Promotion: 25% off all products

Code: GIVETHANKS

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

MySkinTrx

www.myskintrx.com

Black Friday

Sale Dates: November 25th

Promotion: Up to 35% off site-wide + free shipping on orders $75 with code OTW + offers CA be combined with discount codes from MySkinTrx ambassadors for extra savings!  

Code: No code needed          

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: No

Small Business Saturday

Sale Dates: November 26th

Promotion: Up to 25% off site-wide + free shipping on orders $75 with code OTW + offers CA be combined with discount codes from MySkinTrx ambassadors for extra savings!  

Code: No code needed          

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: No

Cyber Monday

Sale Dates: November 28th

Promotion: Up to 15% off site-wide + free shipping on orders $75 with code OTW + offers CA be combined with discount codes from MySkinTrx ambassadors for extra savings!  

Code: No code needed          

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: No

Made Beautiful

http://www.bymadebeautiful.com  

Sale Dates: November 25th – 28th

Promotion: All Made Beautiful products for $5

Code: No Code needed

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: No

Miss Jessie’s

Target Stores and http://www.target.com

Sale Dates: NOW – November 26th

Promotion: BOGO 50% off all products

Code: No code needed

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: see http://www.target.com

MYME Box      

www.MYMEBOX.cratejoy.com

Sale Dates: November 24th – 28th

Promotion: 50% off site-wide

Code: HappyHolidays

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: No

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Naturally Smitten               

http://www.naturallysmitten.com  

Sale Dates: November 23rd – 27th

Promotion: 25% off all orders

Code: BLACK

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

       

                   

Naked Bar Soap Co.     

www.nakedbarsoapco.com

Sale Dates: November 28th

Promotion: 20% off all bar soaps

Code: mane objective

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: No

Naturalicious  

www.naturalicious.net

Sale Dates: November 25th – 28th

Promotion: 15% off one-time orders   OR  20% off your first month as a recurring VIP customer and 15% off every month thereafter

Code: No code needed              

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

Naturally Me and You

www.naturallymeandyou.com

Sale Dates: November 25th – 28th

Promotion: 15% off all products

Code: BLACKFRIDAY2016

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

Natural Mixologist      

Black Friday

http://www.naturalmixologist.com          

Sale Dates: November 24th – 26th       

Promotion: 30% off site-wide         

Code: thank30                                   

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

                                                                                        

Cyber Monday

Sale Dates: November28th – 29th                 

Promotion: 40% off              

Code: Cyber40                           

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

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Penelope J.

www.thepenelopej.com

Black Friday

Sale Dates: November 24th – 25th

Promotion: 45% off all orders

Code: BLKFRIDAY40

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

Small Business Saturday

Sale Dates: November 26th – 28th

Promotion: 30% off all orders

Code: SUPPORT30

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

Polish & Lather

www.polishandlather.com

Sale Dates: November 25th – 28th

Promotion: 25% off gift sets

Code: 25OFFGIFT

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: No

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Q-Redew

www.qredew.com

Black Friday

Sale Dates: November 25th 12am – 11am CST; 11:01am – 11:59pm CST

Promotion: Earlybird special $20 off Q-Redew; $15 off Q-Redew

Code: BLACKFRIDAY

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

Cyber Monday

Sale Dates: November 27th – 29th

Promotion: $10 off Q-Redew

Code: CYBERSALE

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

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Rapunzel The Future of Hair          

www.rapunzelthefutureofhair.com            

Black Friday

Sale Dates: November 25th – 27th      

Promotion: 25% off all orders + FREE Shipping          

Code: pfriday               

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: No

              

Cyber Monday

Sale Dates: November 28th                                                                                     

Promotion: 30% off all orders            

Code: cyber                  

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: No

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Savoy Scents & Co.             

http://www.savoyscents.com  

Sale Dates: November 25th – 28th

Promotion: 30% off all holiday gift sets

Code: GIFTSET30

Exclusions: 1 gift set per customer order

International Shipping: No

SDOTBEAUTY

http://www.sdotbeauty.com  

Black Friday

Sale Dates: November 24th – 27th

Promotion: 30% off all orders + free shipping on orders of $125

Code: BLK30                

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: No

Cyber Monday

Sale Dates: November 28th – 29th

Promotion: 25% off all orders + free shipping on orders of $99

Code: CYBER25

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: No

       

Shea Radiance

www.shearadiance.com

Sale Dates: November 24th – 28th

Promotion: 30% off all purchases

Code: BF2017

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

Shescentit       

www.shescentit.com

Sale Dates: November 25th – 28th   

Promotion: 40% off all orders         

Code: BLKFR40                                   

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

Sprouted Curlies                  

www.sproutedcurlies.com

Sale Dates: November 24th – 28th

Promotion: 50% off all orders

Code: SCBF40

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: No

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Thank God It’s Natural (tgin)  

www.thankgodimnatural.com

Sale Dates: November 25th – 27th

Promotion: All hair products for $9.99

Code: BLACK16

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

Taitu’s Beauty  

http://taitubeauty.com

Sale Dates: November 15th – 29th                

Promotion: 25% off all purchases

Code: Holiday16                                

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: No

The Wrap Life

www.thewrap.life

Sale Dates: November 25th

Promotion: All headwraps in stock on sale

Code: Sign up for e-mails from The Wrap Life to receive code

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

Small Business Saturday

Sale Dates: November 26th

Promotion: 10% off jewelry + select headwraps on sale + free shipping on orders of $50

Code: Sign up for e-mails from The Wrap Life to receive code

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

Tree Naturals

www.treenaturals.com

Black Friday

Sale Dates: November 24th – 25th

Promotion: 15% off all orders + free shipping

Code: BLACK 16

Exclusions: Not valid or international orders

International Shipping: No

Cyber Monday

Sale Dates: November 28th

Promotion: 20% off orders of $30

Code: CYBER16

Exclusions: Not valid or international orders

International Shipping: No

TréLuxe

http://www.discoverTreLuxe.com   

Black Friday

Sale Dates: November 25th

Promotion: 30% off all orders

Code: BlackFriday2016

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: No

Small Business Saturday

Sale Dates: November 26th

Promotion: 15% off all orders + free shipping + 15% of sale proceeds donated to charity partners

Code: made2give16

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: No

Cyber Monday

Sale Dates: November 28th

Promotion: 25% off all orders

Code: CyberMonday16

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: No

Tru’Mane         

http://www.trumanenatural.com

Black Friday

Sale Dates: November 25th     

Promotion: Buy one get one half off (BOGO) + 30% off all clearance items                       

Exclusions: In store only

International Shipping: No              

Small Business Saturday

Sale Dates: November 26th

Promotion: 20% off store-wide +  30% off all clearance items                    

Exclusions: In store only

International Shipping: No

Cyber Monday

Sale Dates: November 28th

Promotion: 20% off all orders

Code: Cyber 16

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: No

Truly You, LLC

www.trulyyoucurls.com

Black Friday

Sale Dates: November 25th

Promotion: Buy one, get one free on all hair care items + 20% off apparel

Code: No code needed

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

Small Business Saturday

Sale Dates: November 26th – 27th

Promotion: 40% off all hair care + 10% off apparel

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

Cyber Monday

Sale Dates: November 28th

Promotion: 30% OFF all hair care + free Super Soft Butter Blend with apparel purchase

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

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Up North Naturals              

http://www.upnorthnaturals.com            

Black Friday

Sale Dates: November 25th

Promotion: 10% off orders of $60; 20% off orders of $120; 30% off orders of $200

Code: BF10; BF20; BF30

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

Small Business Saturday

Sale Dates: November 26th

Promotion: Buy Hair Milk + 8-Oil Gelly and get 8-Oil Blend free

Code: No code necessary, select the bundle

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

Cyber Monday

Sale Dates: November 28th

Promotion: 25% off site-wide

Code: CyberMonday25

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: Yes

Urban Essence Salon & Spa             

www.urban-essence.com

Black Friday

Sale Dates: November 25th

Promotion: 15% off purchases of $40

Code: blkfriday

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: No

Small Business Saturday

Sale Dates: November 26th

Promotion: 15% off purchases of $40

Code: shopsmall

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: No

Cyber Monday

Sale Dates: November 25th

Promotion: 15% off purchases of $40

Code: cybermonday

Exclusions: None

International Shipping: No

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Wonder Curl   

http://www.wondercurl.com

Black Friday

Sale Dates: November 25th                                            

Promotion: 40% off all purchases      

Code: manethanks40

Exclusions: Offer cannot be combined with other codes                

International Shipping: No  

        

Small Business Saturday

Sale Dates: November 26th – 27th                                           

Promotion: 30% off all purchases      

Code: manethanks30

Exclusions: Offer cannot be combined with other codes                

International Shipping: No  

Cyber Monday

Sale Dates: November 28th                                         

Promotion: 25% off all purchases      

Code: manethanks25

Exclusions: Offer cannot be combined with other codes                

International Shipping: No  

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Blackhair Magazine ‘Accidentally’ Has White Cover Model

You read right. Black Hair Magazine ‘Accidentally’ Has White Cover Model. I’m not sure how you accidentally have a white cover model. I had to check the sources on that one. Publications have been featuring white women in fros and braids with little or no apologize at all.  No big deal, I guess.

Tell me in the Comment Section: Is an apology necessary in this situation?

white-model-on-blackhair-magazine-emily-badorThis maybe the first apology for featuring a non-black or mixed raced model.

Black Hair Magazine is an international bi-monthly publication for “the style conscious black woman,” per according to its Facebook page. December 2016/January 2017 issue cover features white model, Emily Bador with teased  hair.

London-based model Emily Bador apologized to her fans and the readers of Blackhair via InstagramSee below. It seems that the publication was unaware until Bador issued an initial statement.

Later, BlackHair Magazine issued an apology on their Facebook page.

Dear Readers

This morning it was brought to our attention that the model gracing our December/January issue is not of black or mixed-race heritage. We were obviously not aware of this prior to selecting the image. We often ask PR companies/salons to submit images for the magazine, specifically stating that models must be Black or mixed race. We can only take their word for it, and of course, try to use our own judgment.

At Blackhair we continuously strive to celebrate black women in all our beautiful variation of skin hues and hair textures. We are keenly aware of how black women are underrepresented in the mainstream media and the last thing we want to do is add to our erasure. In this ever-changing world, race will surely become even more fluid and no doubt conversations around Black identity will continue to change, and we definitely welcome the dialogue.

Thank you to Emily Bador for bringing this to our attention, we really appreciate your honesty. And we also thank our dear readers for your continued support, we don’t take any of it for granted and therefore welcome any emails, messages, tweets you have on this subject and others.

Enjoy your Monday

Keysha
Blackhair Editor

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I would deeply and sincerely like to apologise to every one for this, and black women especially. I would like to clarify, I believe this shoot is from when I was around 15 and didn’t understand cultural appropriation or the impact it has on POC. I was uneducated, which obviously is no excuse, ignorant and immature. Growing up in a very very white city, I had no idea the struggles black women face and how often they were persecuted for their hair. I didn’t understand how black women are constantly told their natural hair is inappropriate/unprofessional for the work place, or how young girls are told they can’t go to school with natural hair. I didn’t understand that shoots like this support the very Eurocentric beauty standard that the mainstream media focus on which reinforce the idea that black features are only ok on white women. I didn’t understand that as a white passing woman I’d be praised for this hair, but if I was a black woman I’d be persecuted. I didn’t understand cultural appropriation. ✨ I do regret doing this. I hold up my hands, I’m so so so sorry and I’m very sorry this cover was taken away from a black woman. This image is (I think, although I’m not 100% sure) about 3/4 years old, it was never intended to be on the cover of this magazine. If I had known it was going to be published, I would never have condoned it. I’m upset and angry I was never asked by the photographer/hair salon/anyone if this image could be used for the cover Black Hair. ✨ I’m so glad I’ve educated myself and surrounded my self with people to teach me what is right and wrong. I constantly am learning and becoming more and more informed. It’s important to come forward and be honest with ourselves about our past mistakes, otherwise we will never learn. Again, I’m truly, deeply sorry to anyone I’ve offended and I hope if nothing else this post can educated others so they don’t make similar mistakes. (also please let me know if I’ve said anything wrong or offensive in this post!!! or anything i can add!!!! i love u all sm and the last thing i want to do is offend or hurt any one, i really hope you don’t all think im a massive twat 😔)

A photo posted by e m i l y bador (@darth_bador) on Nov 20, 2016 at 7:42pm PST

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