Tag Archives: Natural Hair Magazine

Are we obsessed with hair growth pills – Global Couture

Hey Maicurlies,

I sometimes forget to mention some of the articles I have written for the absolutely fantastic blog Global Couture. You should seriously check out the blog (not only for my articles 😉 ) they have fantastic stories, awe inspiring naturals, hair tips and much much more! 

For my last article I touched on a topic that might make you roll your eyes at me…potentially…

I wrote about the sudden emergence of hair, nails and skin pills everywhere! Now before I get the side eye, I mentioned in the article and will mention here that I have nothing against these types of pills (as long as they are healthy and if they happen to be all natural even better).

However, my “issue” with them is if they are used as a replacement for healthy hair routines. If they are being taken in place of having a good healthy routine that involves giving ones hair tender loving care in the hopes that you will wake up with “long luscious healthy hair” that is when I frown. 

I also have issues with false advertising! Seriously false ads give me allergic reactions! I believe that the vitamins, minerals etc in the pills can help our hair of course however, I have seen some before and after pictures that are just blatant lies! E.g. people tugging on randomly long pieces of hair with their neck almost bent completely back to show “how much growth they saw in 1 month”. Some fall victim to a vicious cycle of not having a healthy routine, turning to the “quick fix” tablets, a setback and then repeating it, all in the hopes that the tablets will give them the results they long for and they just end up spending tons of money and time. Again that is when I frown.

I cover all of this in the article and would love to hear what you think! 

Thanks

Maicurls

Maicurls

Setting “hair goals” for the New Year – Global Couture

Hey Maicurlies,

As we are about to embark on a new year a lot of us make lists on things we would like to change, achieve or try. For some of us our lists will include family resolutions, financial saving plans, health related promises and yes Hair goals. I wrote an article about how I like to set my hair goals whenever a new year rolls along on Global Couture.

Setting hair goals for the New Year

Setting hair goals for the New Year

In the article “Setting “hair goals” for the New Year” I touch upon the “Keep It Simple Stupid” (K.I.S.S) principle that I personally find helpful. While it is great to dream and think big, it is important to try and keep our plans and goals realistic as well because if we don’t, we might end up being extremely disappointed & demotivated when we are unable to meet our goals (which might have been unachievable in the first place due to improper planning and unrealistic goals). I also touch upon the importance of a hair journal/dairy and how keeping one can really be helpful as the weeks and months go by. (Read my previous post about Hair Journals)

As for me, I have a few hair goals/resolutions that I will be sharing with you in my next post. Do you have any for 2015? I would love to hear what they are.

Happy New Year Maicurlies!

Maicurls

Maicurls

Hand In Hair Syndrome – Global Couture

Hey Maicurlies,

I wrote a new article for Global Couture that I think a few of us might have/are/will go through as a naturalista: Hand In Hair Syndrome (HIH).

Hand In Hair syndrome and how to try to combat it

                                Hand In Hair syndrome and how to try to combat it

In case the term is new to you all it basically means it that you “suffer” from constantly touching your hair – your hands are constantly in and and around your hair.

During my hair journey I was always touching my hair, wanting to feel my natural texture and play with my curls. Admittedly I will sometimes still play with my hair whenever I am really digging a style. In case you “suffer” from a bad case of  HIH, I provide a few potential consequences of the syndrome as well as a few solutions to try and stop touching your hair in the article: “Hand In Hair syndrome and how to try to combat it”.’

Do you “suffer” from HIH? What steps do you take to try and stop touching your hair throughout the day?

Maicurls

Maicurls

Spring Issue 2014 – Natura Magazine

Hi Maicurlies,

This is just going to be a quick post to say the new 2014 Spring Issue of Natura Magaine is out! 

Natura Spring 2014 issue

Natura Spring 2014 issue

There are a few stories in there that I have read/plan on reading for example:

  • Natural Solutions to Stimulate Hair Growth – Page 48
  • Spring Fashion Trends 2014 – Page 100
  • Detox Water Recipes – Page 135

I hope you enjoy the magazine as much as I do. 

Have a nice day! 

Maicurls

Maicurls

Natura Magazine

Hello Maicurlies!

I am super excited!!! (Doing my I am excited dance right now!)

I have been in touch with stunning Ms. Malia Brown (Editor in Chief) of the beeeaaautiful Natural Magazine & Blog “Natura Magazine” (psst) if you haven’t already checked it out then stop right now and click on the link above (and then come back of course!)           

I guess the best way to explain what Natura is all about is to quote them:     

“Natura Magazine gis an online publication/natural hair blog that celebrates natural hair and healthy lifestyle living. The main purpose of the magazine is to educate readers on natural hair care, healthy lifestyle and living your best life possible through fitness and nutrition. Natura (which is Latin for nature) is distributed quarterly to its subscribers and is in a league of it’s own. The content of the magazine will take its readers on a journey of what it’s like to be natural in America today while breaking down all sterotypes and highlighting the appropriate ways to care for natural hair, various styling techniques and natural hair care and skin products. Readers will also get up close and personal hair moments with their favorite celebrities as well as fitness regimens for various body types and many healthy lifestyle tips from experts themselves in the hair care, skin care, nutrition and health industries.”

Source: Natura Magazine – http://www.naturamagazineusa.com/natura-magazine              

The quote above basically breaks down what the online magazine/blog is all about. You have the actual “E-Magazine” and a blog with a lot of blog posts! I love the concept, content and feel of the entire site and it is FREE! If you subscribe and/or follow them you will always be informed when something new comes up. Did I mention it is FREE?!?!

So first things first. Natura will have a new magazine out on April 30th! See the cover “sneak peak” below. Once it is out I shall be sure to let you know! 

Natura Spring 2014

Of course they have previous issues such as the ones below. Yes, they are “old” issues but you can still read beautiful stories, see inspiring styles and learn a few tricks from the “old” right? (I just linked the magazines to their official magazine page.)

Natura Winter 2013  Fall 2013  Natura March 2013

Like I mentioned, apart from the magazines they also have a blog with a ton of information, stories, pictures, posts etc. and it is not only about Natural Hair! So, what I plan on doing is to highlight stories from their blog that I come across and if the stories/posts/images interest you then all you have to do is click on the links and read the entire posts on their page. (Yes, I am excited LOL).

So expect to see more than just my waffling about my natural hair, skin care and health tips from now on Maicurlies! 🙂

Thank you Ms. Malia!!!

P.S I was not requested, paid or compensated to share this information or any information to come regarding Natura Magazine. I just wanted to share because I enjoy Natura Magazine. 

Maicurls

Maicurls