Author: Marcella D. Camara

Marcella D. Camara is a free lance writer, community organizer, health educator, and proud Liberian-American. Hailing from Durham, North Carolina she is a recent graduate of East Carolina University with a B.S in Public Health Studies. You can read her writing and views on everything under the sun on her blog www.younggiftedbroke.tumblr.com.

Making Your Own Mud Wash

Betonite Clay has been a popular product in the natural hair community, many using it in place of shampoo to cleans their hair. Bentonite Clay is a multifaceted product that can be used as a facial and to fade scars on the body. Many people rave about its healing properties and its detoxifying and defining […]

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A Love Song To Our Hair

So today I came across this dope music video while scrolling down my Facebook timeline. It’s called Natural Curly Hair by Benjy Cinco ft Rome D’Carlo. A Facebook friend from my fellowship program posted it because she is one of the natural haired beauties featured. Already winning points for the Bonita Applebum sample, Natural Curly […]

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U R Curly Quinoa Conditioner: A Review

The beauty supply store up the street from my mother’s house is pretty much Candy Land for anyone who likes anything related to hair and skin care. It’s like Wal-Mart, but for hair products. It’s pretty much the ultimate super power as far as beauty supply stores are concerned. These days they have everything and […]

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Luscious Locks Shea Butter Hair Mask: A Product Review

First off, if you’ve never been to a product swap, you’re missing out on a magical experience, and you need to figure out how to attend one ASAP. I went to my first product swap this past semester. Hosted by my alma maters natural hair student group, it was held in one of the social rooms […]

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3 Apps To Keep You Healthy

At only 22, I have had a myriad of jobs that have left me with a lot of stories to tell. I have been a Nurse’s Aide, a cashier, a community organizer, an Arts and Crafts teacher, a camp counselor, and many more. The world of work all started for me when I was 13 […]

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A Lush Life

I spend way too much time in Whole Foods, Vitamin Shoppe, and online searching for and purchasing all-natural hair and body products. The price tags aren’t the best, but I genuinely appreciate organic and mostly natural products because of their benefits. This is mostly because with a degree in Public Health, I know way too […]

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A Black & Sexy Summer

Black folks and our representation in media has taken an interesting turn throughout the 2000’s. In the 80’s and 90’s black and brown folks were speckled across big and little screens like a neutral toned rainbow. With shows and movies like A Different World, Martin, Living Single, The Best Man, and Crooklyn the everyday experiences […]

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Why You Should Be Using Rosewater On Your Hair

Every natural has a spray bottle containing some DIY moisturizing concoction perched somewhere in their room. Usually equal parts water, leave in, and oils, having a simple moisturizing spritz for your hair is just something you must do. Because of its moisturizing and healing properties, aloe vera juice or gel is often a frequent ingredient […]

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Eau de Curly Girl: Perfume For Your Hair

Thanks to Andrea from one of my new favorite YouTube channels, AndreasChoice, I have recently been on a dedicated search for a hair perfume. I didn’t even know hair perfumes existed, but now that I do I most definitely cannot pass up the opportunity to have a fragrant fro. As of late my go to […]

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And She Braids Too

High fashion powerhouse, Vogue, dropped an artful video featuring Lupita Nyong’o today, and just like every other time Queen Lupita does anything, the Internet went wild. This video didn’t feature Lupita performing a monologue or stunting on us with her fashion as usual, but it showed her engaging in one of her favorite hobbies: braiding […]

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