Bouclème Root Refresh: The Alternative to Dry Shampoo for Curly Hair

Bouclème Root Refresh: The Alternative to Dry Shampoo for Curly Hair

We’ve been on automatically for the past few weeks, not realizing we having been paying much attention to our hair. With the neverending hours of zoom meetings and a heavy workload, our hair has been in a top knot for a while. Some might say long enough to rival ballerinas. Thankfully a hair savior was recently brought into our lives in the form of Bouclème Root Refresh. This double-duty hair product harnesses the power of plants to care for curly hair.

Bouclème Root Refresh: The Alternative to Dry Shampoo for Curly Hair

Until we have time for a proper wash day, Bouclème Root Refresh keeps our hair and scalp moisturized and smelling great. Although our hair keeps going back into a top knot, our hair looks and smells wonderful with none of the stickiness and residue that dry shampoos can leave behind.

Bouclème Root Refresh: The Alternative to Dry Shampoo for Curly Hair

The Bouclème Root Refresh is a refreshing mist that soothes, deodorizes, and revives scalp and roots to encourage strong and healthy curls. The spray, great for all hair types, also works well when wearing hair in braids and other protective styles. It keeps your scalp hydrated and helps to reduce dryness and irritation. If you usually go well past your wash day, this is a must-have hair product to keep within arm’s length.

The Bouclème Root Refresh contains probiotics that nurture the scalp. This ensures your scalp’s microbiome is balanced, thereby boosting its natural defenses against environmental stressors. Whether you’re after a perfect post-workout refresh, want to extend those wash day curls, or just experiencing irritation from scalp dryness, spritz on your roots and feel the hydration boost. We love Root Refresh for its wonderful ingredients and these benefits listed below:

  1. POST WORKOUT: neutralizes scalp odors caused by sweat
  2. EXTEND WASH DAYS: the curly alternative to dry shampoo
  3. PROTECT & TREAT: refresh scalp while wearing styles like braids, twists, and Bantu knots
  4. SOOTHE SCALP: active ingredients to soothe irritation & sensitivity

The beloved plant-powered Root Refresh (trust us, you’ll love it after one use), is available now for $30.00 on www.boucleme.us.

Carol’s Daughter Expands Their Wash Day Delight Haircare Collection

Carol’s Daughter Expands Their Wash Day Delight Haircare Collection

To say our wash day has been delightful since we were first introduced to the original Wash Day Delight Water-To-Foam Shampoo is an understatement. Wash day no longer takes the full day it usually did; f you’re blessed with thick, long hair, then you know what we mean. We’re still able to enjoy some daylight hours; it’s an amazing thing. For those unaware, the Wash Day Delight line is made with everything your hair will love, it’s vegan and contains no parabens or artificial colors. The original formula is truly a delight for curly hair. It cleans your hair quickly, reduces detangling time, and doesn’t strip your hair. So, of course, we’re excited about the newest addition to the line.

Carol’s Daughter Expands Their Wash Day Delight Haircare Collection

To complement the original Water-To-Foam shampoo, Carol’s Daughter released another first of its kind formula: the Wash Day Delight Jelly-To-Cream Conditioner. Like the shampoo, the conditioner is also blended with Aloe + Glycerin, for 5x more moisture and 10x easier detangling. The Wash Day Delight Jelly-To-Cream Conditioner with Aloe provides instant moisture and boasts tangles melting technology. The Rose Water shampoo and jelly-to-cream conditioner promise petal-soft hydration, hair blooming with shine, and gentle scalp care.

Wash Day Delight Jelly-To-Cream Conditioner with Aloe + Glycerin

Carol’s Daughter Expands Their Wash Day Delight Haircare Collection

The jelly-to-cream formula, infused with Aloe and Glycerin transforms into a nourishing cream to envelop the hair from roots to ends. This unique conditioner deeply conditions with intense moisture and melts away tangles instantly. It easily spreads through hair, providing perfect slip so curls glide past each other. It minimizing tangles and unties knots so you can detangle in less time.

Wash Day Delight Water-To-Foam Shampoo + Wash Day Delight Jelly-To-Cream Conditioner with Rose Water

Carol’s Daughter Expands Their Wash Day Delight Haircare Collection

The revolutionary Water-To-Foam Shampoo and Jelly-To-Cream Conditioner are now available with Rose Water. Get your hair ready for a delicate cleanse and weightless hydration. Just like the original, the shampoo’s targeted applicator helps the liquid formula instantly flow through hair providing easy scalp access. It quickly rinses clean and the rose water adds a layer of hydration for happy, clean hair. The conditioner transforms from a thick jelly to a nourishing cream to moisturize hair from root to ends and minimize tangles.

“This time in quarantine has taught us a few things, like how important it is to REALLY care for our hair in between salon visits and also, how valuable time is,” explains Carol’s Daughter Founder Lisa Price. “For African-American women, when it comes to our hair, less tangles, and more moisture, shine and softness are a must. Not only do these products provide that, but they truly cut down on time during wash day so you can get back to the things that truly matter. Trust me, one wash changes everything!”

The new innovations are Vegan, and free of parabens, petrolatum, mineral oils, and artificial colors. They are available at www.CarolsDaughter.com, www.amazon.com, www.target.com, and retailers nationwide starting at $10.99.

NEW Hair Product Launch Alert: TO112 Sea Salt Serum

NEW Hair Product Launch Alert: TO112 Sea Salt Serum

As we prepare for what we hope will not become the 2021 snowpocalypse, we can’t help but think of the warm, tropical places we can’t visit because of the pandemic. We’re also thinking of how the frigid cold, dry winter air will affect our hair and how having sun-drenched hair with beachy waves sounds wonderful right now. Thanks to the latest launch from TO112, you can actually indulge in the fantasy of having beachy textured hair during the cold winter months. Say hello to the TO112 Sea Salt Serum, a hydrating, softening, volumizing hair serum that gives you true surfside, beachy hair waves, all year-round.

NEW Hair Product Launch Alert: TO112 Sea Salt Serum

That’s right, you can enjoy the look of beach waves, without having to be at the beach. The best part, you can obtain these beach waves without the overdrying of traditional salt sprays. This is sea salt spray reimagined in a serum formula. Thanks to ingredients like Tamanu, jojoba, and argan oils, and other botanicals, the TO112 Sea Salt Serum moisturizes and protects your hair to counterbalance the added texture provided by the sea salt. The result is sexy, casual texture, fresh from a day of beach and sun. No more worrying about wash day, as this serum can revive unwashed hair, giving you an extra day of style in between washes whether you’re rocking braids, messy updos, or your natural curls. The TO112 Sea Salt Serum is also SLS and Sulfate-free, paraben-free, and cruelty-free.

NEW Hair Product Launch Alert: TO112 Sea Salt Serum

Here’s the breakdown of the four major ingredients and how they benefit your hair:

Tamanu Oil:
– Smooths hair for manageability
– Lightweight hydrator
– Enhances hair’s natural sheen
– Helps strands retain moisture

Argan Oil:
– High in antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and vitamins
– Hydrates and softens hair minimizing frizz

Jojoba Seed Oil:
– Strengthens hair
– Rich in nourishing vitamins and minerals

Sea Salt:
– Provides light hold and texture

You will love the Sea Salt Serum’s smooth, sweet, and slightly citrusy scent (perfect for helping to imagine it’s summertime). It also boasts an all-natural Tahitian gardenia fragrance, with the subtle warmth of vanilla. If you want to escape the dredge of winter hair dryness and embrace the beachy waves of summer, head on over to www.to112.com and grab a bottle or two for $36.00.

Love Your Hair: Products to Maintain Healthy Hair at Home

Love Your Hair: Products to Maintain Healthy Hair at Home

We don’t know about you but since the pandemic hit, we’ve been experimenting with our hair. Whether that’s cutting ourselves bangs, dyeing our hair the crazy colour we always secretly fancied or even trying out those harder straight weaves styles. Some of us are trying to get used to outgrowing extensions, roots and maybe even just trying to embrace the natural look. Somewhere along the pandemic timeline, everyone has been tempted to try something a little different with their hair. Sometimes out of boredom, but mostly because being stuck at home means we can safely hide any hair mishaps we may experience. Thankfully there are lots of wonderful hair care products to get us back to healthy hair, no matter how much we experiment.

Love Your Hair: Products to Maintain Healthy Hair at Home

If you are in need of some hair rescue, look no further than these incredible haircare products from Neutrogena, Healium Hair, Soapbox Soaps, Ecoslay, Mother Dirt, TO112 (to-one-one-two), VitaClean, ATTITUDE Living, and Kinkistry. No matter your hair issue, these hair products can get you back to healthy hair. Get to know them all below.

1. Neutrogena Healthy Scalp Haircare Collection

Neutrogena Healthy Scalp Haircare Collection

There’s a song from the old movie/play, South Pacific, called “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair”. In 2021, we’re going to be washing 2020 out of our hair with the Neutrogena Healthy Scalp Haircare Collection. Thankfully you don’t have to wait until 2021 to begin this cleansing process. The four healthy hair cleansers are currently available at Walmart and www.walmart.com, with a national launch next year. The four daily shampoos and conditioners, available for $11.99 each, are clinically proven to cleanse and moisturize your scalp without stripping your hair strands.

These haircare formulas are infused with powerful skincare ingredients, like gentle micellar water and hydrating hyaluronic acid. They treat your roots, hair, and scalp with the same love you show your skin, every single day. The collection includes Hydroboost with hyaluronic acid, Clarify & Shine with pink grapefruit, Gentle & Soft with micellar water, and Soothe & Calm with tea tree oil.

2. aihr Dry Shampoo from Healium Hair

aihr Dry Shampoo from Healium Hair

Look no further for your new favorite hair (and time) saver. Use Healium Hair’s aiHr Dry Shampoo in the traditional way, to soak up or absorb extra oils on the scalp. Extend the life of your style without washing…again. Almost colorless, aiHr Dry Shampoo will add body and texture and give an irresistible sexy tousled look to your tresses. Healium Hair does not use any parabens or sulfates and each product has up to 25 botanical ingredients. Their healthy hair care products are made in the US and are formulated with natural sunscreen to protect your hair from harmful UV rays. All of the products and ingredients are cruelty-free and certified by PETA.

3. Soapbox Soaps Haircare

Soapbox Soaps Haircare

Loving our hair is a wonderful thing. Now imagine if loving your hair also made the world a better place. It can, thanks to the amazing hair care products from Soapbox Soaps. You can help get soap bar donations to those who need it, as you say goodbye to build-up, dry scalp, and frizzy hair and hello to healthy hair. That’s right, with every Soapbox Soap purchase, like the above Tea Tree Hair Mask, Argan Oil Smoothing Serum, or even a Shampoo Bar, one bar of soap is donated to someone in need locally or globally. Soapbox Soaps has been doing this since 2010 and they go one step further by allowing you to find out the specific project that benefited from your purchase through their Hope Codes program. We’ll definitely be sharing more from this inspiring brand.

4. Ecoslay Haircare

Ecoslay Travel Haircare Set

Dry, brittle hair is a no-no. Give your hair the love it needs to stay hydrated and healthy this fall and winter! Made from natural ingredients, Ecoslay’s hair care products are just what you need to give your hair and your senses the boost and nutrients it needs to maintain its natural beauty. Pick from their Orange Marmalade Curl Definer to help get those lasting waves; Matcha Boost to strengthen brittle, dehydrated hair; and Banana Cream to deep condition and add hydration during the dry, cold months. If you’re looking for a leave-in conditioner, try their newly released Rice Pudding Leave-In Conditioner and Moisturizer, to help keep your locks moisturized. The best part, all their hair concoctions (which have really fun names) smell incredibly yummy.

5. Mother Dirt Biome Friendly Shampoo

Mother Dirt Biome Friendly Shampoo

It’s been a while since we’ve celebrated this beauty brand. We previously wrote about Mother Dirt in our “Your Skin Needs Bacteria: Rethinking Clean with Mother Dirt Products” article. Preservative-free, fragranced-free, clinically-tested, and dermatologist-reviewed, Mother Dirt’s shampoo, $15.00, supports natural, healthy-looking hair. Users across all hair types notice their hair looks shinier, fuller, healthier, and feels softer and stronger. 62% of users are able to wash their hair less often, especially when paired with the AO+ Mist. Get this healthy hair must-have now on www.amazon.com.

6. Collagen Hair Mask from TO112 (to-one-one-two)

TO112 Collagen Hair Products

The TO112 Collagen Hair Mask, $65.00, is specially formulated with collagen to help restore damaged hair and give it the boost of strength, elasticity, and softness it needs. Whether the damage comes from a love of excessive color processing, heat styling, or simply the environment you live in; this mask nourishes to help hair feel new again. A consciously selected blend of oils, proteins, and ginseng root extract to infuse your hair with moisture, prevent breakage and promote shine, all without leaving behind any oily residue.

7. VitaClean Aromatherapy Shower Head

 

VitaClean Aromatherapy Shower Head

VitaClean is disrupting the beauty industry with its Vitamin C Aromatherapy Filtered Showerhead. The VitaClean Aromatherapy Shower Head, $69.99, is the go-to beauty secret for top celebrity hairstylists for its Vitamin C properties that brighten skin and hair. Easy to install, these showerheads remove shower water impurities and toxins to restore skin and hair to their natural luster. They’re the perfect solution to hard water; acting as a quick, easy, and effective way to neutralize chlorine, limescale, and bacteria build-up from your shower.

8. ATTITUDE Living

ATTITUDE Living EWG-Verified Haircare

Attitude cares for your health and the environment. Now you can now stock up and refill your favorite shampoo at home with their new Bulk to Go containers. Carrying more than four times the quantity of products and using 81% less plastic than their original packaging, their Attitude Super leaves™ Shampoo – Nourishing & Strengthening formula combines the goodness of olive leaves with grapeseed oil, widely used for their healing and moisturizing properties. Ideal for dry and damaged hair, their natural shampoo is packed with healthy fats and antioxidants to restore and strengthen your hair. EWG Verified, hypoallergenic, and dermatologically-tested, their shampoo includes moringa seed extract, known for its anti-pollution properties. Their products range from $9.95-$29.95 and are available at www.attitudeliving.com.

9. Kinkistry Hair Extensions

Kinkistry Hair Extensions

If you’re looking to give their hair a much-needed break from all those experiments while homebound; we’ve got an easy solution for you. Learn to love and protect your every curl, kink, and coil with Kinkistry, the ultimate all-natural hair solution designed for women of color. From clip-ins and wigs to wefted hair and drawstring ponytails, their 100% Virgin human hair extensions are made to blend in seamlessly with your hair’s texture so you can achieve the style you want while indulging your inner naturalist. Shop for your favorite style at shop.kinkistry.com.

 

Support Entrepreneurs of Colors with This BIPOC Holiday Gift Guide

Support Entrepreneurs of Colors with This BIPOC Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is upon us and now is the time to start thinking about what you’ll be buying your loved ones this year. While many people approach their gift-giving strategies by thinking about what their family and friends would want most, another approach is to think about who you want to support with your hard-earned money. While major online markets and big-box stores have a wide variety of gifts and can usually get them to you quickly, buying there means that your wages are going into the pockets of owners who already have millions. Most likely, they also have the privilege of their whiteness to keep their wealth and success going while their employees go overlooked.

Support Entrepreneurs of Colors with This BIPOC Holiday Gift Guide

This year, make sure that your consumerism stays more in line with your values by shopping at brands owned by BIPOC, or Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. If your family member wants a specific gift that’s usually sold in those big box stores, such as the popular game Minecraft that had sold over 200 million copies as of May 2020, you can still support BIPOC by shopping at a smaller BIPOC-owned store or online shop that sells more general gifts. You just have to get a little creative and put a little work into finding the right store. And by shopping for holiday gifts now, you can still get your gifts in plenty of time while making a tangible difference in people’s lives. Let’s take a look at just a few of the many brands owned by BIPOC that you can support this holiday season.

1. Viva La Silk

Support Entrepreneurs of Colors with This BIPOC Holiday Gift Guide

This black-owned business was founded by artist My-Cherie and sells 100% silk scarves, kimonos, and wrap pants. Everything from Viva La Silk is made in wearable art designs, which are all inspired by My-Cherie’s Afro-Caribbean heritage. All of their scarves, kimonos, and wrap pants are made in small batches in Austin, TX and are hand-dyed, hand-painted, and hand-sewn. The dyes and paints used to make the brand’s eye-catching designs are eco-friendly, non-toxic, and a few of the designs are even created from repurposed silk. If you have an eco-conscious fashionista in your life, get their gift from Viva La Silk this year.

2. Fortress Water

Support Entrepreneurs of Colors with This BIPOC Holiday Gift Guide

Fortress Water is a hemp alkaline brand that gives back to My Style Matters, a nonprofit that provides cancer patients and survivors with holistic support, through their hemp-infused water. This water has many holistic benefits, such as boosting energy levels and can help prevent diseases, such as cancer and heart disease. The CBD in the water helps provide relaxation as well. James Williams founded Fortress Water with the goal of helping a loved one who was diagnosed with breast cancer as well as other survivors worldwide. By investing in Fortress Water this holiday season, you can support cancer survivors and patients as well as a black business owner.

3. Heathmade

Support Entrepreneurs of Colors with This BIPOC Holiday Gift Guide

Headed by one of the youngest entrepreneurs, Heathmade was founded and created by a ten-year-old. This youth, however, doesn’t prevent the products from being high-quality. All Heathmade products are made with the best ingredients, including anti-inflammatory witch hazel, antimicrobial essential oils, antioxidant-rich vitamin E oil, and soothing aloe vera gel. If your skin is so dry that it feels like it’s suffering from corrosion, which costs each of the U.S. armed services an average of $5 billion per year, invest in these lotion bars, hand sanitizers, lip balms, and deodorants. With the COVID-19 pandemic still affecting the country, your loved ones will appreciate something to keep their skin soft as they continue with frequent hand washing.

4. VELA NEGRA

Support Entrepreneurs of Colors with This BIPOC Holiday Gift Guide

This candle brand sells unique fragrances that are inspired by different elements of the founder’s Guyanese and Afro-Cuban heritage. Each candle is hand-poured with black wax. Black wax is believed to absorb and dispel negative energies while providing new beginnings and clarity. VELA NEGRA uses 100% vegan coconut soy wax and ethically-sourced wooden wicks, fragrances, and dyes. If you have a family member or friend who is a candle fanatic and likes to be environmentally-conscious in their daily practices, get them candles from VELA NEGRA.

5. Misayo House Jewelry Inspirational Necklaces

Misayo House Jewelry Inspirational Necklaces

Whether you want to let someone know they’re loved, blessed, or simply be thankful this holiday season, the Misayo House Jewelry Inspirational Necklace Collection is the perfect affordable gift for the special women in your life. This delicate, inspirational necklace features a delicate disc pendant with the words “Loved”, “Blessed” or “Thankful”. The base metal is Stainless Steel while the pendant and layered chain are plated with either 18k Rose Gold, 18K Gold, or Genuine Rhodium (Silver) for a brilliant shine. Not only is this necklace pretty, but it also gives back too! A portion of each purchase supports the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorder Center in Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

6. ASE Beauty

ASE Beauty Lip Colors

ASE Beauty (pronounced AH SHAY) is a collection of high-performing, clean beauty products, especially for women of color. The brand’s mission is to offer clean, luxurious beauty products that enhance your look without compromising your well-being or the well-being of your community. It all started with a little lipstick and now includes the Clean Kisses Deep Moisturizing Overnight Lip Mask and Clean Kisses Chocolate Hydrating Lip Scrub. This lip scrub cleanses, exfoliates, and conditions your lips. Formulated with clean ingredients to give you the cleanest, kissable, pout.

7. Urban Hydration

Urban Hydration Skincare

Clean beauty brand, Urban Hydration, was founded by Psyche and her husband Vontoba Terry. The brand offers a collection of fun, healthy, and affordable skin, hair, and suncare products that also do some good in the world. In 2018, the brand dedicated its first clean water drinking well to 300 Kenyan school children. Urban Hydration continues its initiative today with the “1 product = 1 gallon of water” promise. Their products make a wonderful addition to this BIPOC Holiday Gift Guide.

8. T|W Lunch Tote

 

T|W Lunch Tote

The T|W Lunch Tote, $69.99, speaks to the professional male. The vegan leather two-compartment design allows you to proudly carry your lunch in a way that matches your personal style. Hand sewn, the tote boasts the capability to carry both hot and cold items in its insulated sections. The handle is durable to hold a full day’s worth of meals. On Black get 30% off Luminous (blue colored ones) and 25% off the other colors. After Black Friday, enjoy free shipping with no promo code needed from Sat-Monday; and from Dec 7th-26th, get 15% off everything.

When it comes to giving gifts made by BIPOC this year, the options are endless. Whether you want to give your loved one something luxurious, like home goods to make their home more relaxing, or something practical, like a lock kit in case they’re suddenly part of the over 16,000 home and car lockouts that happen every day, you can find gifts sold by BIPOC that hit the mark. Start your holiday shopping today to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones.

Get The Look: Cardi B's Pink Heart Hair by Tokyo Stylez for Joico

Get The Look: Cardi B’s Pink Heart Hair by Tokyo Stylez for Joico

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the VMA’s, it’s that pastel hair is alive and thriving. Pink pastel hair remains a favorite, as evidenced by Cardi B’s Pink Heart Hair by Tokyo Stylez for Joico. We’re currently rocking pink locs ourselves. The pink hearted hairstyle, featured below,  was achieved using an assortment of Joico color and care products.

Get The Look: Cardi B's Pink Heart Hair by Tokyo Stylez for Joico

courtesy of tokyostylez’s Instagram

As you can imagine, the Tokyo Stylez for Joico Cardi B hairstyle has gone viral. The Sailor Moon-meets-Alice-in-Wonderland-Red-Queen (if she wore pink) hairdo has been blowing up on social media. We’re sure to see recreations hitting our social media channels soon. If you want to recreate the look yourself, see below for the complete “get-the-look” product breakdown using Joico color and care products below.

To achieve the color, Tokyo Stylez started with platinum cool level 10 human hair wig and used the following Joico color formulas to achieve the pretty pastel pink hue:

Get The Look: Cardi B's Pink Heart Hair by Tokyo Stylez for Joico

Prep Treatment: Defy Damage ProSeries 1: Bond-Protecting Color Optimizer

Formula 1: (Base Color): Color Intensity ¾ Blush + ¼ Rose

Formula 2: (Hearts Medium Pink) Color Intensity Blush + Rose Gold

Formula 3: (Hearts Lightest Pink) Color Intensity Blush

Post Treatment: Defy Damage ProSeries 2: Bond-Strengthening Color Treatment

To care for the stress of processing the colors, Tokyo Stylez used the following Joico Care Products:

Get The Look: Cardi B's Pink Heart Hair by Tokyo Stylez for Joico

Defy Damage Protective Shampoo – a rich shampoo that gently cleanses away impurities while helping boost hair’s natural defense against all types of daily damage.

Defy Damage Protective Masque – an intensive damage prevention masque to help replenish strength and moisture balance for soft, silky, shiny, healthy-looking hair in minutes.

Defy Damage Protective Shield – an essential daily leave-in that provides powerful all-day protection against thermal styling, pollution, and UV damage.

Dream Blowout – one-and-done blow-drying solution that provides heat protection up to 450 degrees, reduces breakage by over 75%, shields hair from thermal damage, protects your ‘do against humidity, and fights frizz.

K-PAK Color Therapy Luster Lock Glossing Oil – an African Manketti and Argan oil-infused “glow-getter”  that helps strengthen strands, boost color vibrancy, tame frizz, and gloss over dullness – without weighing fine hair down, or leaving thick strands feeling under-nourished.

Flip Turn Finishing Spray – a volumizing finishing spray to inject styles with head-turning, bodacious volume that lasts from morning meeting to nightcap.

Humidity Blocker – a light hold aerosol spray that delivers protection from volume-deflating humidity.

Have you tried to recreate this unique Tokyo Stylez for Joico hairstyle? She promises to share the complete tips and tricks on how she created the hairstyle soon, so stay tuned. We’re sure you’ve already shared your comments on Cardi B’s Pink Heart Hair by Tokyo Stylez for Joico; we want to hear your thoughts on the products used. Is Joico in your haircare arsenal? What are your favorite Joico products?

Unconventional Ways to Enjoy CBD on National CBD Day

Unconventional Ways to Enjoy CBD on National CBD Day

Two years ago, CBD (cannabidiol) was the new “it thing” to happen. Two years later, it is going as strong as ever, finding it’s way into almost all products. From wellness and beauty to food and beverages, CBD is the calming ingredient we need during these stressful times. Since it first hit the market, we’ve personally highlighted the CBD industry and several CBD products, such as CBD tea, wellness, and acne products. National CBD Day (August 8th) is a few days away and there’sonly one way to celebrate, and that’s to highlight some amazing new CBD products.

Unconventional Ways to Enjoy CBD on National CBD Day

This time around, we are showcasing the non-traditional products that now contain CBD (no beauty oils or tinctures). Thanks to companies like Good Vibe Mafia and their Good Vibe CBD brand, Mantra Mask, Parform, beeZbee, and CBD Kratom, you have more ways to add CBD into your daily life.

Good Vibe CBD Brazilian CBD Coffee

National CBD Day

Can a cup of coffee wake you up and calm you down at the same time? If you’re looking to increase your energy while decreasing anxiety, the Good Vibe CBD Brazilian CBD Coffee is for you. The hand-roasted, Brazilian Santos Beans are infused with Good Vibe’s full-spectrum, hemp-derived CBD oil. 20mg of CBD per serving is infused right into the beans within 48 hrs of being roasted. For those who need caffeine before even speaking to another human being, the combination of coffee and CBD is a great way to boost your mood; plus both have antioxidant properties, so your body will thank you. The Good Vibe CBD Brazilian CBD Coffee boasts a light body with medium acidity and earthy and nutty undertones.

CBD Bath Bombs

National CBD Day

CBD and wellness go hand in hand, so of course, we must highlight an important factor in wellness, selfcare. I know a few people who enjoy The best cbd cream and oils along with this product. The luxurious bath bombs from Good Vibe CBD (above photo) and beeZbee (below photo) were created to provide you with a therapeutic experience to help you heal and relax. Both brands are made with 100mg of full-spectrum CBD and are an amazing way to de-stress and help ease aches and soreness in muscles.

The Good Vibe CBD Bath Bombs are available in Pink- Bubble Berry, White- Hawaiian Ginger, and Purple – Roseberry; as well as Emerald Agave, Calendula Disc, Cornflower Disc, Voodoo Skull Bomb, Glitter Bomb. They are vegan, cruelty-free, and free from any harmful dyes.

beeZbee CBD Bath Bomb 100mg

The beeZbee CBD Bath Bombs are available in 11 scents, including Breathe Easy, Cleopatra’s Milk Bath, Cotton Candy, Cranberry Bellini, Drakkar, Fresh Mango, Island Kiwi, Lavender Fields, Seductive Vanilla, Spring Rain, and Strawberry Champagne.

Mantra Mask CBD Blemish Mask

National CBD Day

Is your Covid-19 mask and the stress from Covid-19 making you breakout? Your solution might be this sheet mask, specifically, the Mantra Mask CBD Blemish Mask infused with 30mg of CBD. The CBD Blemish Mask reduces and refines the appearance of pores and calms blemish-prone skin with nourishing lavender, anti-inflammatory CBD, aloe, and calendula. Wear it while enjoying a cup of CBD coffee while taking a CBD bath; make this a routine beyond National CBD Day. We love Mantra Mask for its variety of CBD masks that target a variety of issues. Check out Mantra Mask’s other CBD masks: Collagen, Repair, After Sun, Anti-Aging, Pore Refining, and Marine Hydration.

Parform CBD Gum

CBD Chewing Gum

If you are not a fan of the taste of CBD oil or have difficulty swallowing pills, how about chewing some CBD gum? This National CBD Day, why not chew your anxiety, pain, and inflammation away with Parform’s CBD Gum. This great alternative to pills, capsules, and liquids contains 20mg of CBD and is fast-absorbing to help soothe general aches and pains, anxiety, and inflammation. We could have definitely used this when we were having tooth pain earlier this season.

CBD Daily Shampoo & Conditioner

National CBD Day

If you find the stress of the pandemic is making you pull your hair out, try CBD haircare products. Using CBD oil-based hair products, like the CBD Daily Shampoo & Conditioner, nourishes the scalp and strengthens hair, which in turn encourages hair growth. Both contain 10mg of CBD to leave your hair and scalp feeling cleansed, nourished, and hydrated.

We hope you’ll be celebrating National CBD Day with one of these amazing CBD products.

Dark & Lovely Presents Unruly's Short Film, Pretty Shouldn’t Hurt

Dark & Lovely Presents Unruly’s Short Film, Pretty Shouldn’t Hurt

It’s always been said that beauty is pain and when it comes to Black women and our hair, that’s usually the case. We’ve all heard stories about burned scalps from the chemicals in hair straighteners but until Unruly and Dark & Lovely collaborated, no one really talked about the dangers of protective hairstyles. Thanks to Unruly’s short film, Pretty Shouldn’t Hurt, we now know that no matter what, pain should not be a part of our hair styling culture.

Dark & Lovely Presents Unruly's Short Film, Pretty Shouldn’t Hurt

You might be thinking, of course, it shouldn’t be, what a silly thing to say. We challenge you to think back to the last time you went to the hairdresser; if you experienced pain or discomfort, did you let your stylist know? Or did you do like we all do and just grin and bear it? While all Black women may not have experienced being hit with a comb as children to keep still while getting their done, many of us have. As we grew older, we learned to just bear the pain until it was over. This is true for all hairstyles, especially protective styles like braids. It’s topics like this that the Dark & Lovely and Unruly short film, Pretty Shouldn’t Hurt touches upon.

Dark & Lovely Presents Unruly's Short Film, Pretty Shouldn’t Hurt

The film features hair experts – Natural Hair Pioneer and Anu Essentials CEO, Anu Prestonia; Dermatologist and Author of 90 Days to Beautiful Hair, Dr. Crystal Aguh; Celebrity Stylist, Trichologist, and Creator of the Goddess Loc, Dr. Kari Williams; and Dark & Lovely Lead Stylist and Three-Time Emmy Nominee, Derick Monroe. It also features Black women with different hair types who share their hair journies and tribulations. You may find yourself nodding in similar experiences with their stories.

Pretty Shouldn’t Hurt challenges the hairstyling practices and beliefs in our community that has led to hair loss in over a third of Black women. It rejects the idea that beauty is pain; especially when it comes to hairstyles that are supposed to give our hair a “rest”; hairstyles that so more damage than good. You can watch the highly informative 26 mins short film below:

How is Dark & Lovely involved with Pretty Shouldn’t Hurt? Aside from the expert advice of  Derick Monroe, they have launched a range of hair products called the Protective Styles Collection. This range of hair products was designed to help relieve, refresh, and recover our hair underneath it all. Dark & Lovely saw that over 80% of women were wearing these styles but didn’t have the products they needed to tame tension, cleanse their hair, quickly refresh and effortlessly detangle.

Dark & Lovely Presents Unruly's Short Film, Pretty Shouldn’t Hurt

The products include Cleansing Water (a water to foam shampoo), Hair Refresher hairspray with Aloe, Tension Tamer scalp lotion, and Detangling Cream to melt away buildup.

Dark & Lovely Protective Styles Collection Dark & Lovely Protective Styles Collection

There’s so much to learn from this amazing short film. The most important being, speak up if you are feeling pain or discomfort when getting your hair done. It could literally save more than just your edges.