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I Used to Douse My Hair in Chemicals. Now I Embrace My Natural Texture

I Used to Douse My Hair in Chemicals. Now I Embrace My Natural Texture

I was nine years old the first time I had my hair chemically relaxed. Out of curiosity, I experimented with weaves, wigs, braids and straw sets that mimicked my natural texture without having to give up my precious perm. Ironically, I was wearing my hair kinky when I landed my first network TV hosting jobs....
  • Greenwashing Alert: Lush Cosmetics

    Greenwashing Alert: Lush Cosmetics

    In a perfect world, I would be able to walk into a store with signs proclaiming, "natural!" "green!" "ethical!" and trust that these proclamations were sincere. Sadly, in today's world this simply isn't the case. As consumers, we need to do our research to decide which companies' moral compasses have led them down the right path,...
    Green Review: La Fresh Cleanser, Makeup and Nail Polish Remover Wipes

    Green Review: La Fresh Cleanser, Makeup and Nail Polish Remover Wipes

    If you're planning on crashing at a friend's (or a friend's) apartment after a night out, travel-sized face cleanser, hygienic wipes, and makeup remover are a must.
    A Night of Green Beauty Brought Together Every Green New Yorker Ever

    A Night of Green Beauty Brought Together Every Green New Yorker Ever

    Apologies that I don't have more photos to share from A Night of Green Beauty, the over-the-top awesome non-toxic beauty event at James Corbett Studio. I was so busy "Hiiii!"-ing and hugging and talking, I didn't have a chance!
    (NSFW) Sustainable Sex: How to Do It (and Do It, and Do It) Well

    (NSFW) Sustainable Sex: How to Do It (and Do It, and Do It) Well

    Brief note to my mother: Stop reading now.  I would be willing to bet that people who live sustainably have better sex. We're liberal and hence more open-minded and experimental. We tend to practice yoga, leading to loose limbs, and a very tight mula bandha, if you know what I mean. (Oh, you don't? Here.)...
    How to Turn Sweaty Bike Helmet Hair into Sexy Bike Helmet Hair

    How to Turn Sweaty Bike Helmet Hair into Sexy Bike Helmet Hair

    Every day I bike to work, towing my 70-pound dog. Good for the heart, and not for my hair. But I've developed four tricks to make my hair look beautiful, even after being smashed under a helmet.