Battling Alopecia: Interview With Nicole Counts

  • hair + beauty, life + style
  • June 16, 2014
  • Ashley

TGIN had the opportunity to have a virtual sit-down with Nicole Counts, a fellow naturalista battling against the autoimmune condition that causes hair loss, known as alopecia. Nicole is not alone in the struggle. After concerning images of model Naomi Campbell circulated the net showcasing the model’s receding hairline due to the same disease, it’s no wonder why…

Three Tips for Beating Humidity

  • hair + beauty
  • June 12, 2014
  • Ashley

It’s the ultimate taboo: natural hair and humidity never seem to mix. There’s nothing like perfecting your twistout, only to have your beautiful kinks and curls demolished by the weather - it's important to find products or try different things to combat the humidity on your hair. Here are three tips for handling humidity this…

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How to Prepare for the Big Chop

  • hair + beauty
  • May 15, 2014
  • Ashley

You’ve decided to take the plunge and do the big chop to return your hair to its natural state. Before you start cutting away, check out these 10 tips: Do your research! The big chop can be a liberating experience, if you’re prepared.   Talk to other naturals, read books and magazines about natural hair.  Before…

20 Black Owned Hair Care Brands You Should Know

  • hair + beauty
  • April 28, 2014
  • Ashley

As tgin has grown from a book that was birthed from our owner Chris-Tia Donaldson and her want for black women to never have to feel the negativity she felt having natural hair in corporate America, into a full fledged natural hair company that is sold nationwide, one thing that has never wavered is our support…

TGIN’s Tips for Your Natural Hair Bed Time Routine

  • hair + beauty
  • March 11, 2014
  • Ashley

Having healthy natural hair isn't as easy as a walk in the park. It takes time, energy, effort a little creativity and most importantly, it takes work -- but it's completely worth it! Naturals around the world spend hours in their bathroom combing, moisturizing, spritzing and all that hair care jazz just to make sure their hair is…

5 Bobby Pin Hacks to Make Your Natural Hair Regimen Easier!

  • hair + beauty, life + style
  • March 5, 2014
  • Ashley

Bobby pins are a curly girl's best friend. And we're not the only ones who think so! No matter how useful and amazing bobby pins are...we all know how out-of-control they can be. They are tiny and so easy to lose that by the end of the month, it's time to buy a new pack…

Seal Your Ends: Our Top 7 Favorite All Natural Sealants for Curly Natural Hair

  • hair + beauty
  • February 20, 2014
  • Ashley

Photo courtesy of pinterest.com If you are growing you hair, the best way to keep your hair healthy without having to trim it constantly is sealing your ends! This is key in preventing breakage and is an absolute must -- the only difficult part is figuring out which sealant works best for you! When sealing…

How to Preserve Your DIY Homemade Natural Hair Products

  • hair + beauty
  • November 5, 2013
  • Ashley

If you are adventurous enough to concoct your own hair products in your own kitchen -- which many naturals are -- then be sure you are taking precautionary measures to be very careful with preserving and making your products! One of the perks of natural homemade products? Is that they DON'T have all the harsh…

Our Favorite Fall Nail Lacquers for 2013

  • hair + beauty, life + style
  • November 1, 2013
  • Ashley

It's that time of year again -- for our list of Fall favorite nail lacquers. And we've rounded up what we consider a very pretty selection of Autumn hues: Deep Sea by M.A.C Cosmetics Naked by Deborah Lippmann Cauldron Drippings by Lynnderella   Very Structured by Essie Miami Beet by OPI Copper by RGB  …

TGIN Brown Sugar Scalp Scrub DIY Recipe for Natural Hair

  • hair + beauty
  • October 28, 2013
  • Ashley

myluxmagazine.wordpress.com Taking the time to exfoliate your scalp is essential for healthy hair growth. Shampoo is great for cleansing hair strands of buildup, dirt, and oils but isn’t always strong enough for thoroughly cleansing the scalp. Using a gentle sugar or salt scrub once or twice a month will help ensure that your hair follicles…

Photographer Endia Beal Captures White Women with Black Hair Styles on Camera

  • hair + beauty
  • October 21, 2013
  • Ashley

This issue has come up time and time again: do Black hairstyles "belong" in a corporate setting? We've seen Black hair styles actually banned in a number of institutions...including Hampton U Business school with a "no cornrows" mandate since 2001 and recently, an Ohio elementary school that banned "afro puffs" -- though, the elementary school…

8 Natural Methods to Fight Dandruff

  • hair + beauty
  • October 18, 2013
  • Ashley

curlynikki.com The dryness of the oncoming seasons can bring on a dry scalp and a lot of flaking. It’s very common to experience dandruff--instead of resorting to expensive treatments, you can mix up your own remedies in your own kitchen with ingredients you may already have. Here are 8 natural remedies for dandruff that will…

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