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Naptural Roots Magazine We are the PREMIER natural hair care and lifestyle magazine! We started in 2005 to promote a positive self image of African-American women and men choosing to wear their hair naturally. We are dedicated to celebrating and developing the NAPTURAL YOU!!!
We are the PREMIER natural hair care and lifestyle magazine! We started in 2005 to promote a positive self image of African-American women and men choosing to wear their hair naturally and we have grown a lot. You can contact us at (888) 414-6020.

25 Home Decor Businesses Owned by Black Women
06/29/2019
25 Home Decor Businesses Owned by Black Women

25 Home Decor Businesses Owned by Black Women

Looking for new places to shop to decorate your home? Here is a list of 25 home decor businesses owned by black women that you can start shopping at today.

There’s a style, a print, a cut for every body type and comfort level. So here are my TOP 5 best Black Owned Plus Size...
06/29/2019
#BuyBlack: 5 DOPE Black-Owned Plus-Size Swimwear Lines To Shop This Summer -

There’s a style, a print, a cut for every body type and comfort level. So here are my TOP 5 best Black Owned Plus Size Swimwear lines for your big beautiful beach body.

A comprehensive listing of 5 BLACK OWNED PLUS SIZE SWIMWEAR companies to shop this summer. If you're looking for BLACK OWNED PLUS-SIZE SWIMWEAR look no further

I love my hair. Does it frustrate me at times? Yes. Does the constant cutting and shaping to maintain my tapered style g...
06/28/2019
Three Ways to Rock Natural Hair Clips Ins Like A Bawse [VIDEO] -

I love my hair. Does it frustrate me at times? Yes. Does the constant cutting and shaping to maintain my tapered style get old? Yes. But would I trade my hair for any other texture? Nope.

Spread the loveDisclosure: This post contains an affiliate code, however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I love my hair. Does it frustrate me at times? Yes. Does the constant cutting and shaping to maintain my tapered style get old? Yes. But would I trade my hair for any other textu...

When Fenty Beauty dropped their Body Lava shimmer lotion, I swore up and down I wouldn’t buy them. I really did. I lov...
06/28/2019
Save Your Coins, Sis. Here are 10 Nonsticky + Affordable Alternatives to Fenty Beauty Body Lava -

When Fenty Beauty dropped their Body Lava shimmer lotion, I swore up and down I wouldn’t buy them. I really did. I love a good body shimmer as much as the next girl, but I couldn’t quite grasp why I should drop $59 on a body shimmer.

Spread the loveWhen Fenty Beauty dropped their Body Lava shimmer lotion, I swore up and down I wouldn’t buy them. I really did. I love a good body shimmer as much as the next girl, but I couldn’t quite grasp why I should drop $59 on a body shimmer. I talked so much sh*t about ... Read More about...

There has been a lot of racial tension in recent years, mostly precipitated by the state-sanctioned murders of black and...
06/28/2019
White People White Peopling: How Long We Gon' Keep Talking About it? #AskingForAFriend -

There has been a lot of racial tension in recent years, mostly precipitated by the state-sanctioned murders of black and brown people. And like most of you reading, I have gone through all of the expected emotions: outrage, sadness, fear, you name it, I’ve felt it. We’ve all felt it, in one way or another.

Spread the loveWarning: If you’re new here, you should know that I always include my fashion looks into my thinkpieces. I hate writing “look at my outfit” posts, so I prefer to interject my style into my posts dissecting various topics. I know it seems weird, but it’s me! Okay, carry on! The...

I’m just going to cut to the chase on this one, friends. My hair has been looking dry and pretty raggedy, lately. I kn...
06/28/2019
Here's How I'm Adding Shine Back To My Natural Hair -

I’m just going to cut to the chase on this one, friends. My hair has been looking dry and pretty raggedy, lately. I know I’ll never have those springy shiny curls many people envy, but I’d like to get back to at least my normal state.

Spread the loveThis is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pantene. The opinions and text are all mine. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pantene. The opinions and text are all mine. Pantene’s Charcoal Collection Shampoo and Conditioner Review I’m just g...

You may have noticed this already, but I gotta tell ya, I love a great pair of sunglasses. In fact, I’d consider mysel...
06/28/2019
How to Rock Sunglasses Like A Boss -

You may have noticed this already, but I gotta tell ya, I love a great pair of sunglasses. In fact, I’d consider myself a sunglasses hoarder. Sunglasses, in my opinion, are the ultimate fashion accessory. #NationalSunglassesDay

Sunglasses are the perfect fashion accessory read this post to learn how to rock sunglasses like a boss

How to Blow-Out your Natural Hair
06/27/2019
How to Blow-Out your Natural Hair

How to Blow-Out your Natural Hair

Blowing out your natural hair can be very easy and painless. Below I have compiled a complete list on How to Blow-Out your Natural hair.

You want that big kinky beautiful hair vibe but don’t want to blow dry? Get you some crochet. The possibilities are en...
06/27/2019
Braids, Locs, Twists & More. 16 Crochet Hairstyles For Everyone -

You want that big kinky beautiful hair vibe but don’t want to blow dry? Get you some crochet. The possibilities are endless. Don’t believe me? Have a look at these 16 crochet styles and tell me crochet isn’t versatile.

Spread the loveCrochet styles are the protective style for women who want diverse protective style options but don’t want to spend hours upon hours in a stylist’s chair. You want faux locs but don’t want to sit for 8 hours? Get Crochet locs. Lisa, our editor, can install her crochet locs in ab...

If you are a makeup lover you have undoubtedly become familiar with what I like to call the “Fenty Effect.” The Fent...
06/27/2019
40 Shades Of Deception: Let's Talk About The Many Ways in Which Beauty Brands Are Fooling Black Consumers -

If you are a makeup lover you have undoubtedly become familiar with what I like to call the “Fenty Effect.” The Fenty Effect is the upsurge of black women featured in beauty campaigns. After the success of the Fenty Beauty launch, makeup brands began to attempt to mirror Fenty marketing practices.

Spread the loveIf you are a makeup lover you have undoubtedly become familiar with what I like to call the “Fenty Effect.” The Fenty Effect is the upsurge of black women featured in beauty campaigns. After the success of the Fenty Beauty launch, makeup brands began to attempt to mirror Fenty mar...

Makeup artist, Kaneshia Shana, ain’t fooling with y’all, okay? Not even a little bit.
06/26/2019
Meet The Black Makeup Artist Who Is KILLING The Game on IG -

Makeup artist, Kaneshia Shana, ain’t fooling with y’all, okay? Not even a little bit.

Spread the loveMakeup artist, Kaneshia Shana, ain’t fooling with y’all, okay? Not even a little bit. There are a million and one Instafamous Makeup Artists on the gram, but Kaneshia is the first makeup artist whose work literally stopped me dead in my tracks. She is a true indeed talent. Frankly...

I often find myself looking fondly back on my days in New York City. Back then I shared a huge pre-war apartment in the ...
06/26/2019
Treat Yourself, Sis! On Redefining Motherhood and Refusing to Accept The Struggle-Laden Black Woman Narrative -

I often find myself looking fondly back on my days in New York City. Back then I shared a huge pre-war apartment in the North Bronx (not a hip area, but I loved it), with my boyfriend, and I was only required to think about myself.

Spread the loveI’ve been married for seven years, a mother for almost 6 of those years, and yes, being a wife and a mother is incredibly difficult. I often find myself looking fondly back on my days in New York City. Back then I shared a huge pre-war apartment in the North Bronx (not a ... Read Mo...

It’s no secret that 4C hair is underrepresented in digital media. We see an almost overrepresentation of defined, shin...
06/26/2019
23 Images That Honor The Unrelenting Beauty of 4C Natural Hair -

It’s no secret that 4C hair is underrepresented in digital media. We see an almost overrepresentation of defined, shiny curls, while folks with tighter coils are left to wonder if and when their hair type will be equally celebrated. Where are all the 4C natural hair images in digital media?

Finding 4c natural hair images in digital media can be a daunting task, but I've done my best to remove all of that extra legwork. Feast your eyes on this line up for gorgeous 4C natural hair

10 Easy Ways To Decorate Your Home For Summer
06/26/2019
10 Easy Ways To Decorate Your Home For Summer

10 Easy Ways To Decorate Your Home For Summer

Transforming your home into a summertime escape isn't expensive. Here are some quick and affordable ways to help you decorate your home for summer.

Y’all already know I love my short tapered cut, but this summer I have been all about protective styling.
06/26/2019
Style Inspo: Here's How You Can Create This Dope Braided Hairstyle -

Y’all already know I love my short tapered cut, but this summer I have been all about protective styling.

Spread the loveI was in New York last month for Curlfest (which was amazing btw, read about it HERE), and during my time there, I hadmy bestie, The Maria Antoinette style my hair in this dope braid. Y’all already know I love my short tapered cut (See here for style examples), but this summer I ......

Everybody needs sunscreen year round, but when summer hits many of us spend more and more time outside. This means it’...
06/26/2019
Best Sunscreens for Dark Skin

Everybody needs sunscreen year round, but when summer hits many of us spend more and more time outside. This means it’s time to step up our sunscreen game. For many years I didn’t bother with sunscreen because I was tired of the white cast they all seemed to leave on my skin.

This list of the best sunscreens for black people is guaranteed to provide you with sunscreen options that won't leave a white or ashy cast on the skin.

My parents are the immigrant success story prototype. They come from the poorest country in the western hemisphere and h...
06/25/2019
To The Entrepreneur Whose Family Thinks You Are a Failure: I See You -

My parents are the immigrant success story prototype. They come from the poorest country in the western hemisphere and have managed to put 4 kids through college and graduate school. And while they are far from rich or even well-off, they allow my husband and I to rent out their vacant apartment as I can continue to grow my business as a content creator.

Spread the love*This post contains affiliate links, so if you purchase any of the items, I’ll receive a small commision* My parents are the immigrant success story prototype. They come from the poorest country in the western hemisphere and have managed to put 4 kids through college and graduate sc...

Listen, when my in-laws offered to host me and my girlfriends for a weekend getaway at their black-owned Bed & Breakfast...
06/25/2019
What To Expect When You Stay At This 5-Star Black-Owned Bed & Breakfast -

Listen, when my in-laws offered to host me and my girlfriends for a weekend getaway at their black-owned Bed & Breakfast, I was too excited. They’ve only owned Captain Farris house on Cape Cod for about a year and a half, but they have already stamped their magic all over the property.

If you're considering staying at a black-owned bed and breakfast you can't do better than Captain Farris house! Located on cape cod

I’m going to preface this post by admitting that it’s a bit premature. My dreams have not  all come true (yet), but ...
06/24/2019
I Was Fired From My Job, So I Learned How To Make My Dreams Come True

I’m going to preface this post by admitting that it’s a bit premature. My dreams have not all come true (yet), but I know I’m close. Like really close. so I figured I’d walk you through some of the changes I’ve made to get myself in this position.

I Was Fired From My Job, So I Learned How To Make My Dreams Come True

Here's a little pretty in pink & purple hairspiration.
06/24/2019
#PinkHairDontCare: Monica + Others Fabulously Rock Pink Hair And We're Here It -

Here's a little pretty in pink & purple hairspiration.

Spread the loveR&B singer Monica Brown, 36, revealed new pink hair and we are here for it, okay? The Instagram photo, shared on Jun 18th, was accompanied by a caption wherein the singer revealed she underwent surgery that lasted 8 hours to remove her endometriosis, two cysts, fibroids, and a hernia....

Every time a major brand finds themselves in hot water with the Black collective, we often use that time to argue and wr...
06/24/2019
13 Skincare Products Every Black Girl Should Use To Get Rid Of Dark Spots and Acne -

Every time a major brand finds themselves in hot water with the Black collective, we often use that time to argue and write think-pieces about the offense instead of focusing our attention and efforts on the brands who are made for us by us.

Spread the loveAs a black woman of a certain age (read more about that here), who is also in the online beauty industry, taking care of my skin beneath my makeup is of vital importance. What my IG photos do not show is that I spend 90% of my life barefaced. No lashes, No gloss, ... Read More about 1...

I don’t recall my life without anxiety. Truly. I can go back as far as age 7 when I began to complain of “stomach-ac...
06/24/2019
I Live With Anxiety: Here Are 9 Easy Ways I Cope -

I don’t recall my life without anxiety. Truly. I can go back as far as age 7 when I began to complain of “stomach-aches.” I knew the never-ending worry wasn’t normal, but those were the only words I knew to articulate that something was wrong.

Spread the love*links to fashion featured in this post can be found at the bottom of every picture. I don’t recall my life without anxiety. Truly. I can go back as far as age 7 when I began to complain of “stomach-aches.” I knew the never-ending worry wasn’t normal, but those were the only w...

As much as I love makeup, I hate taking it off at night. I’m a very solutions-driven person, so when I find a problem,...
06/23/2019
5 of The BEST Makeup Removers You Need To Try -

As much as I love makeup, I hate taking it off at night. I’m a very solutions-driven person, so when I find a problem, I look for a way to fix it. Which is why I had to go on the hunt for products that make taking it off easy.

Spread the loveAs much as I love makeup, I hate taking it off at night. I’m a very solutions-driven person, so when I find a problem, I look for a way to fix it. Which is why I had to go on the hunt for products that make taking it off easy. The following list includes ... Read More about 5 of The...

Bantu Knots-Outs are the bane of many a naturalista’s existence. Once you master a bantu-knot out, however, it will be...
06/23/2019
13 Bantu Knot-Out Inspiration Pics to Bless Your Day [VIDEO] -

Bantu Knots-Outs are the bane of many a naturalista’s existence. Once you master a bantu-knot out, however, it will be as though the natural hair Gods opened up their gates and welcomed you home. A bantu-knot out done well is a glorious glorious thing.

Spread the loveBantu Knots-Outs are the bane of many a naturalista’s existence. Once you master a bantu-knot out, however, it will be as though the natural hair Gods opened up their gates and welcomed you home. A bantu-knot out done well is a glorious glorious thing. According to Ebony Magazine, B...

06/23/2019
Cooking Light

I have nooooo..... 👀👀👀

Who will be trying this?

Beat the heat with this classic ice box pie. With a few pounds of franks and a little kitchen know-how, you’ll be on your way to surprising loved ones and guests to this beefy anytime-treat. (via Well Done)

Real talk? I haven’t been happy with my body since I had JB 5 years ago. I was left with 10 extra pounds that I’ve n...
06/23/2019
5 Unexpected Consequences Of Getting My First Brazilian Bikini Wax -

Real talk? I haven’t been happy with my body since I had JB 5 years ago. I was left with 10 extra pounds that I’ve never been able to keep off for good. As a result, I have managed to avoid most summer-time activities that require a swimsuit.

Spread the loveThank you Waxing The City for sponsoring this post. Unwanted hair is part of life…and so is getting rid of it. From brows – to backscaping – to bare it all Brazilians –we’ve seen it all. With 100 locations open –you’ll be sure to find a Waxing The City studio near you. F...

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