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We Wrote a Book! Introducing: Green Beauty, Black Girl

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By Alexa Santory   Pssst!! We have some super exciting news!! A passion project that’s been 2 years in the making and we’re announcing it, right here, right now, for you! But first, context.   Belle Bar’s entire mission is to make people believe in the importance of living a life free of toxins, harmful chemicals, and inorganic ingredients, especially in our beauty products. Being in the thick of the green beauty movement, we realized that there wasn’t a whole lot of space for women of color. So we created a space ourselves. Entering our third year as a brand,...

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Stop Shedding and Breakage with This Super Nourishing Tea Rinse

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By Alexa Santory   #LHDC Tea Rinse We couldn’t close out the introduction of this amazing kit without including one of our famous tea rinses! We’re gonna get to know one of our staple products and find out exactly how tea rinses work!   Green Tea Length Strengthening Tea Rinse         You’re probably wondering, what exactly is a tea rinse?  Tea rinses are super potent and deliver results rather quickly. And of course, like all of our products, they’re 100% natural and non-toxic. This specific tea rinse was formulated with thin, shedding hair in mind. Each ingredient in the tea...

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Who Says Curly Girls Can't Use Shampoo? Introducing the Only All Natural Pre-Poo and Shampoo Combo You'll Need

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By Alexa Santory   If you have naturally kinky or curly hair, you’ve probably been told time and again to avoid shampooing it. But today, I want you to take everything bad you’ve heard about shampoo and throw it out the window because we have some very special, very different kinds of shampoo that’ll change your whole perspective on the product!   We all know that healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp. We also know that, contrary to popular belief, shampoo is not the enemy of curly or natural hair — product buildup is, as well as lack of...

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The Truth About Protective Styles | Everything to Know pt. 2

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By Ari Edwards     “Protective style” is a term that gets tossed around a lot in the natural hair community, but often the styles we refer to as protective don’t satisfy the definition of the phrase. Technically protective styles are styles in which the ends of your hair are safe and not exposed to the elements, the idea being that by protecting the most fragile parts of the hair, less breakage occurs, encouraging length retention. A bun, for example, is a quintessential protective style. The ends are tucked away and protected from the drying fabrics of our clothes and...

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Styling 4C Hair | Everything to Know pt.2

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By Ari Edwards   So you’ve pre-pood, cleansed, deep conditioned and moisturized your beautiful 4c hair--now it’s time to style! When it comes to choosing a style for the week, you want to make sure that the style has longevity, meaning your hair is well moisturized and the integrity of the style will last until your next wash day. One key to length retention is low manipulation styling--styles that don’t require you to do your hair every single day--so you want to choose something that allows for easy maintenance. Deciding if you’re a wash n go gal or a twist...

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