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Feed Your Hair: 5 Natural Ingredients You Need To Know


Ever wonder what the actual benefits are of the ingredients listed on your favorite products? We’re not just talking about the “hot” ones that everyone has come to know and love, such as Coconut Oil or Shea Butter, but those that tend to be less talked about; the ones whose names may sound familiar, but their exact purpose is not so clear. As always, we’re here to help! Highlighting a few lesser known ingredients from our own formulas, we’re sharing what it is that makes these underdogs so great.    For Scalp Conditions   1. Carrot Seed Oil Vitamin and antioxidant-rich, this vegetable oil does an amazing job at hydrating both the scalp and hair. It increases circulation and alleviates flaking, rash, and itchiness due to skin conditions on the scalp. Carrot Seed Oil also protects the hair shaft, preventing breakage. Products containing Carrot Seed Oil: Peppermint Tea Tree Conditioner + Hair Milk, JojOba Monoi Conditioner + Deep Conditioner       2. Vitamin E  Amazing for healing i... MORE

Last Minute Lookbook: Haute Holiday Hair


Ready to get dolled up? We’re here to help! The next week or two is likely filled with friends, family, and parties, which means more opportunities to try out some of those super cute hairstyles you’ve been saving in your screenshot gallery. To provide a little extra inspo, we’ve got a few gorgeous glam looks to share of our own!    The Half & Half  Featuring @curlsandcouture   Products used: Papaya Castor Scalp Cleanser, Conditioning Hairdress + Scalp Massaging Serum and Hibiscus Honey Blow Dry Cream + Hydration Custard To nourish, protect from heat + stretch!        The Halo Braid Featuring @syeda_bombom Bonus, this serves as a protective style too!   Product Used: Coconut Shea Curl Defining Creme To moisturize, hold + add shine!       The Low Pony Featuring @heydonae Another ‘do that serves as a protective style!    Product Used: Papaya Castor Foam Conditioner To smooth down frizz!        The Side Pin-Back Featuring @heycurlie   Products Used: Papaya Castor Scalp Cleanser... MORE

Therapists Speak: 5 Ways to Survive Holiday Hooplah


It’s that time of year again! Holiday gatherings + festive themes and decorations are everywhere you turn. While this season can be fun and exciting for some, it can also bring about anxiety, depression, and a number of other mental health concerns for many others. If you’re having a tough time, please know, you are not alone! To provide a little support, we reached out to a few black women experts in the mental health field for a few tips on combating the anxiety that the holidays can bring.  TIP #1 “Mental health and physical health go hand in hand. Make sure you’re making your physical health a priority by staying active and eating clean, nutrient-rich foods. Eat at least 3 balanced meals a day, get out of the house and go for walks, or get some gym time in a few times a week. Prioritize these necessary acts of self care!”   Kristin Sutton, Licensed Professional Counselor Practice  Her Therapy Space (@hertherapyspace, @kristinsuttonlpc)  Serving Washington, DC       TIP #2  ... MORE

Let's Go DEEP: Battle of the Deep Conditioners


We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: deep conditioning is one of THE most important parts of a healthy hair care routine! No matter the hair type, texture, or concern, this step should remain an uncompromisable staple. Why? Deep conditioning is like therapy to our tresses. The product buildup, manipulation, and friction hair experiences on a daily basis can take effect on the look and overall health over time. Hair needs to regularly be restored with moisture and strength so that it can maintain its health and be ready for styling again.   For best results, we recommend applying a quality deep conditioner once a week (definitely no less than twice a month). Cover hair with a plastic cap and sit under a heated dryer for 15-40 minutes for added intensity!   Now that you’ve gotten the routine down, the question is, which deep conditioner should you choose for your hair? With a little help from our #EDENCurlfriends, we’re here to share some info to make the decision a little ea... MORE

Pro Advice: Curl Stylist Lashawn Drops Knowledge


Whether a veteran or newbie to the natural hair game, we've all got questions about the do's and don'ts of maintaining healthy curls. To provide some professional feedback, we've got a treat for you from a licensed Curl Stylist, ready to share some tips!        My name is Lashawn (ShawnCutMaster). I’m a Curl Stylist from Philadelphia. I’ve been a hairstylist for 19 years. For the last 12 years, I’ve worked exclusively with textured hair after seeing a void of Curl Stylists in my area. There aren’t many salons that focus exclusively on curls and/or how to care for them so along with my business partner, we opened Curls, Kinks and Coils Curl Studio to cater to women with textured hair. Although tight curls are my specialty, I service all textures of curly hair. I have made it my mission as a stylist to make sure my guests receive the best salon experience, superior products, and the most up to date education I can provide for them. I wholeheartedly believe that, “Curly hair is not ju... MORE

Get the Look: Sleek Puff Ponytail


Pumpkin isn’t the only way to spice up your fall! Give your look a little versatility this season by experimenting with your hair! Protective styles are always a good idea as cooler weather draws near, and for many, braid + twist styles are the automatic go-to.  As much as we’ll always love these classic options, it’s fun to play around with other styles that will also keep the hair moisturized, healthy, and protected!   What makes a style “protective”?  If the hair is properly hydrated and tucked away to limit daily manipulation, it’s a go! Caring for the scalp is also a must! Regular application of water-based products is essential to keep roots and tresses healthy through the duration of the style. This means that a simple bun or ponytail can even be a viable option, when styled with care. However, part of the fun in protective styling is finding a way to also make it glam!   #EDENCurlfriend Dani Elaine is here to help provide a little creative inspo! Watch as she crafts this FA... MORE

Hello Fall 🍂


Autumn has officially arrived, and Content Creator/Writer, Alley Sinai, has a few thoughtful words to share with us on the transition to this time of year. Enjoy! *** As we welcome the Fall season, there is much to be expected. The hot cocoa, oversized sweaters, blankets to snuggle with, and so much more. While all of these have become essential to the arrival of fall, there’s more to it than that. For me, I like to look at Fall as a time of introspection. Where do you seek growth within yourself? What needs to get done? Who do you want to reconnect with? Around this time, everyone is hibernating due to the cold weather, therefore allowing time to truly connect. By doing this, I find myself releasing old habits and being present in the moment. A great way to practice being present is by pulling out a new book. Something fresh and insightful or full of romance is what I typically go for. Grab one of your favorites or that book you've been eyeing for the past week. Be present.     Th... MORE

#UNWRPwithEDEN


Head wraps are heavenly, there’s no doubt about it. One of our favorites is a very special design created by fellow black girl brand, Unwrp!  In March of this year, with the launch of our Papaya Castor collection, we partnered with the company to create a custom silk scarf, inspired by the new line. Unwrp offers luxury wrapping paper in striking colors, and their silk gift wrap can double as a fashion or head scarf! Pretty cool, right?  We love seeing the unique ways that a wrap can be used to adorn the hair, so we’re taking a moment to provide style inspiration via a couple of our Curlfriends who wrapped their tresses with this custom scarf!  1. The Bow @kittkettle Throw your hair up into a pineapple! Next, wrap the scarf around your head, tying its ends into a bow at the front. Then, voila! Look complete! A major perk of this style is that it doesn’t have to be neat to look fabulous! It’s the perfect ‘do for those days where you just don’t have the time. Try adding a few spritze... MORE

The 5 Most Unforgettable Moments of Summer 2019


Summer 2019 was full of memories. It's easy to forget all the things you accomplished this summer, so take a second to recap all the highlights and lit like bic moments before the temperatures drop.  1. Our First Time  The 25th Annual ESSENCE Festival went down in NOLA, per usual, but it was our first time popping up at the show! Of course, EDEN showed up + showed out. We made such a statement that ESSENCE named our Papaya Castor Scalp Massaging Serum as one of the hottest new products of the summer!  2. Brunching Ain't New, But We Do It Best. Brunch is nothing new for us, we've been doing #BrunchWithEDEN for years (since 2012). For our 2016 reboot we upped the ante and brought our friend-brands: Urban Skin RX, The Lip Bar, and The Honey Pot. Jasmine Lawrence, founder EDEN BodyWorks spilled tea with the rest of the founders Rachel Rof and Beatrice Feliu Espada (respectively) on Lizzo, self-care, team building, current Netflix binges, and business.  All of our guests walked away... MORE

#AskEDEN: Answering Your Questions


What an honor it is to say that EDEN BodyWorks has now been in the game for 15 years! One of the most important contributions to our growth has been your support and feedback. Education and open communication about our products’ functions are essential! We’re always on the lookout for your questions and concerns; that’s why we created the EDEN App. One of our favorite features is the #AskEDEN segment where you can submit your specific product questions to us and we’ll answer! Today, we want to address a few of those here.     A: The Hairdress can be used several ways: - Melt it in your hands and apply it like a pomade for sleek buns + up dos- Apply to ends as a moisture + protection treatment- Use it as a primer for twists- Use it to soften hair for braiding (melt in hands, apply, then braid)- Apply to straight or curly hair for added sheen/shine       A:  Finding the products that work best with your hair type actually depends on a number of factors including, but not limited... MORE

5 Back-to-School Tips for the College Girl


August is nearing its end, which means college students across the country are packing their things and getting set for a brand new semester. It's an exciting time for many, but it can also bring on the anxiety, especially for first-timers! We've prepared a few tips to help make the transition into campus life as smooth as possible. Enjoy!  1. Set the Mood Create a Study/Focus Playlist Listening to music while studying or doing homework is nothing new. Familiar tunes can block out the distractions of your environment. However, try creating a playlist of songs without lyrics. It can be hard to resist singing along when listening to your favorite Lizzo or Beyonce while studying. They're great, but when you need to focus, an impromptu jam session is probably not going to help. Give smooth jazz or even classical music a try. It's proven that they can help stimulate the mind to do its best work. If you can't picture yourself jumping right into those genres, start out by just listening to... MORE

Happy Birthday, EDEN!


Here's a story about a girl named Jasmine...   Who knew there was much more to life than damaged hair. After experiencing chemical damage, she researched ingredients and started mixing oils right in her mother's kitchen. Those were the beginnings to her FIRST product - JojOba Monoi Hair Oil. Fifteen years later, she's merged her love for beauty with tech and is still creating products with natural ingredients to help address your moisture, dryness, breakage, fullness concerns and more!   We are celebrating EDEN BodyWorks’ 15th birthday this month + the life that has been cultivated and shaped by your love, support, and encouragement! Our team is beyond grateful for the loyalty throughout our evolution and the voice of our community that aids in molding us to empower you in the highest form.As each year sashayed by, we were able to not only understand your hair needs but also embrace the genuine beauties who love EDEN BodyWorks. From our #BrunchwithEDEN event series to intro... MORE