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Haute Holiday Hair!


‘Tis the season for holiday parties and glammed up get-togethers, which means it’s time to amp up your style! Wash ‘n gos are always great, but as cooler temperatures approach, it’s the perfect time to give stretched styles a try! Need some inspo? We’ve got you covered! A few fabulous ladies have shared their haute holiday hair looks with us, and a few tips on how to achieve them. Enjoy!         Up first, the lovely, @moxieshair_ with a glamorous puff ponytail, adorned with golden hair cuffs!   1) Part hair into a back section + front section 2)  Construct 4 mini ponytails/twists going back with the front section. 3) Gather hair (front and back sections) into one bun. 4) Attach one pack of Marley hair to the bun, using an elastic, allowing the ends to fall into a ponytail. 5) Fluff the hair to add volume and add elastics down the length of the ponytail to create a “genie” effect. 6) Add gold cuffs to the 4 mini ponytails/twists in front + slick down those edges!   In add... MORE

EDEN at Your Fingertips… Literally!


  Drumroll please… Applast! We’re thrilled to introduce to you, the NEW #EDENApp! Yep, that’s right! You can now access EDEN BodyWorks right at your fingertips! Is the app going to be just like the website or social platforms? NO! Of course you’ll be provided the convenience of being able to order your EDEN faves straight from the app, but, our main goal was to create a way to better connect with you and meet your needs. Thanks to some of the awesome features on the #EDENApp, we’ll be able to do just that!   So, what’s it got?     Ingredient 101 Learn the Details!   Chances are, you’re already familiar with a few of EDEN’s main ingredients (hint, hint: Coconut Shea, Peppermint Tea Tree, JojOba Monoi and Almond Oil), but do you know what makes them so beneficial? Well now you can find the answers right on the EDEN App! The Ingredient 101 feature breaks down the details on each of EDEN’s goto ingredients, so you can know what you’re putting into your hair!     #AskEDEN Ge... MORE

Halloween Hair! 3 Effortless Looks with Curlhawkqueen


By Mariah Tanter @curlhawkqueen   Let’s be honest, the first thing naturals think about when participating in anything festive is “What am I going to do with my hair?!” This year we are not pulling out the wigs, our natural hair can be the highlight of our creativity and should be celebrated with low maintenance!     Lioness Queen I know what you’re thinking, this is the most common costume idea for women right? Wrong. What people fail to realize is that there is a secret within your day 5 hair, VOLUME! Don’t give up on a twist out fail or week-old wash-n-go just yet, turn it into a fierce lioness style who is unapologetically bold. Grab some peppermint tea tree oil, massage your scalp, and pick out your roots for a round shape afro. Next, grab a refreshing spray like the amazing Citrus Fusion Refresher and spray all over, adding shine and moisture. Lastly, take any dark eye liner you have plus a quick lipstick and tap into your inner LION.           Easy, Breezy, Beautiful… Sunf... MORE

3 Simple Ways to Pamper Yourself This Fall


  Fall can be busy. It’s easy to get so caught up in daily tasks and appointments that you begin to neglect your own self care a bit. But, don’t underestimate the power of taking even just a few minutes a day to slow down and do something for yourself.     1. Hot Tea Anyone? Of course most of us love our fancy coffee drinks, but we’re talking tea, because it can actually be good for you and help with relaxation! Black and Green teas especially, contain natural antioxidants which can help to benefit your body in multiple ways, including better heart health. These antioxidants can also exude to your outward appearance as well (clearer, glowing skin… wink, wink!). Not to mention the warmth and taste are comforting! Chamomile tea actually has properties that aid in relaxation and calming the stomach. So heat up a cup and enjoy!     Image from Medical News Today             2. Festive Face Mask There are tons of memes out there poking fun at the endless options of pumpkin flavored… well... MORE

So Long NYFW, Hello Inclusivity!


New York Fashion Week 2018 has come to an end... and we’re sad about it.   We LOVED keeping up with some of next season’s fiercest looks and hottest trends from the hair, down to the heels. But, now that it’s over, what is it that we’ll remember most?   The clothes were great, of course, but the changes arising within the industry is what’s left a lasting mark on us, thanks to designers like R&B artist, Rihanna.   On September 12, she hosted a show for her Savage X Fenty Lingerie collection, and the diversity amongst the models truly captured our hearts! Not only did the show feature models of different shades, ethnicities and cultures, but it also showcased women of varying body types and shapes, including women who are pregnant.   In a world that’s constantly placing beauty standards on women, whether it’s to look like x or to look like y, it’s so refreshing to see a NYFW show with such an inclusive cast of models. It helps convey that beauty isn’t limited to one shape, size, ... MORE

Let's Celebrate! - A Note from Jasmine Lawrence


This year marks the 14th anniversary of the founding of EDEN BodyWorks. I’m immensely proud of the impact the team has made and continue to be optimistic about the future that lies ahead. Now that I’ve spent more than half my life at the helm of this organization, I’d like to share some thoughts on the journey thus far, where we’re going, and what keeps us moving.        Looking Back Some of you may be familiar with the story, but for those who aren’t, I founded EDEN BodyWorks as a teenager after facing my own challenges with managing my natural hair and understanding my value beyond my looks. I had two goals in mind when I set out to start my own company. First, I wanted to share the natural products I created and healthy hair tips I had learned through research with women around the world. Second, I wanted to encourage, support and empower people to pursue their best, happiest, healthiest lives regardless of what challenges they faced. What started with a hair oil made in my kitc... MORE

Top 7 Summer Vacay Styles


Is anyone else ready for vacation? Whether you’re traveling far or just planning for local day-trip outings this summer, chances are, you’re looking for some cute summer hairstyles to help you switch it up for the occasion. We’re here to help bring you some inspiration! Here are our top 7 vacay hairstyles for summer ‘18:   1. Cornrows! This classic look is great with or without hair added. It helps to keep your ends protected and out of the way so you can just focus on having fun.This style is low maintenance too!   @heygorjess       2. Fulani-Style Braids! Fulani braids can add a little twist to traditional box braid styles. They allow you to get creative with the design.Add accessories (beads, cuffs and etc.) for a little extra embellishment as well. @modelesquenic       3. Fun Bun! You don’t have to add hair to get a Fulani-inspired look. Just add a couple braids at the front of your hair and you’ve got the look! This style is super cute, simple, and quick to achieve.  @curl... MORE

Passing the "Naturalista Torch" onto My Daughters


Yolanda Renee and her daughters, Taylor and Sylar - @etcblogmag TEACHING MY DAUGHTERS HOW TO CARE FOR THEIR NATURAL HAIR When you see a beautiful, smart, brown girl rocking her unique natural hair, what comes to mind? Most people would admire the craftsmanship and wonder, “How did her Mommy create that style?” Right? When styling my girls’ hair I ask myself pretty much the same question- “How can I create my vision?” My thought process goes even a step further as I want the styling process to become a learning lesson for my girls. They can subconsciously learn about caring for their hair if I keep them involved.   My top advice for Mamas who are struggling with wash days + styling is, “ALWAYS SET TIME ASIDE TO PATIENTLY CARE FOR YOUR CHILDREN’S HAIR. "  -Yolanda Renee When you do not have strict time constraints you have more patience. PATIENCE is extremely important to make your child comfortable, less fussy, and willing to participate. And of course you have to make this... MORE

Uh, Huh Honey!


We did it again! ANOTHER new collection, and this Hibiscus and Honey-infused combo is perfect for spring!   The Hibiscus Honey collection is made up of five products, designed to hydrate your hair from the inside out, thanks to its Hibiscus Flower Extract and  Honey ingredients.   Hibiscus Flower Extract Aids In: - hair growth - Strengthening hair - Thickening hair - Combatting hair loss   Honey Aids In: - Strengthening hair - Moisture retention (natural emollient) - Reducing breakage - Antibacterial & antiseptic properties - Adding shine   The awesome thing about this line (besides the amazing smell and ability to hydrate), is that it allows for style versatility!  With products for curls and for stretched or heat styling, it’s bound to be a staple in your hair care collection!   Hibiscus Honey Curl Hydration Shampoo This shampoo gently cleanses and nourishes the hair. Adds moisture and softness to give your curls an extra boost of hydration. ———————     Hibisc... MORE

Spring Cleaning! How to Maximize Your Space (with Tips from The Baby Shopaholic)


Spring is here! It's time to clean! If you're looking to neaten up your place and maximize your space this year, check out some of the organization tips we have for you below.   Need to Organize Your Closet? Tall rolling racks can be purchased for fairly low prices at an array of stores. They’re perfect if you have a surplus of clothes that need to be hung, but just won’t fit on the racks already in your closet.  You can roll them right into your closet, or anywhere you may have some extra room. If you’re still struggling to make enough room for your entire wardrobe, extra thin hangers are a big help as well! Many stores carry extra thin hangers that stack without bulk. They can also help you fit more of your clothing into your closet than the average hanger.   If you’re really into making your closet look neat, try color coding your clothes.  Organize them in whatever order you like best, or you could even try doing it according to the order of the traditional rainbow: red,... MORE

The Power Trio Profile


Drumroll please… Our NEW #Almond Marshmallow Trio is FINALLY Here!    We revealed little sneak peeks of our newest collection back in December, and ever since, the buzz around Almond Marshmallow hasn’t stopped. It’s official arrival has been heavily anticipated, and now, the wait is finally over! The entire trio is now available for purchase! However, before trying it out, you may have questions about the new line, so we’re here to answer them for you!   What’s It Made Of? As the name reveals, this trio is made with Sweet Almond Oil and Marshmallow Root Extract which are packed with vitamins and antioxidants that work together to seal in moisture, drive away damage, and improve split ends, leaving behind long-term benefits. All three products also contain Aloe Vera Leaf Extract!   What Does It Do? Almond Marshmallow Split End Repair Masque Deeply penetrates and conditions hair to repair current damage and prevent additional damage from occurring. How Do I Use It? After sh... MORE

28 Afros with Ziajah Nellom


My name is Ziajah Nellom of cupofZ.com and I’m the creator of 28 Afros, a month-long series dedicated to recreating iconic afros in celebration of Black History Month.    About 28 Afros   There’s no doubt that the afro hairstyle is multidimensional. Through the 28 Afros series, my goal was to showcase how intricate and versatile the hairstyle can be. I wanted to highlight shrinkage as well as stretched-to-full-capacity hair. I also wanted to display shapes and how the texture of an afro changes daily. It amazes me that we, as a people, still have such a hard time with something as simple as hair. Whether it be at home or in the workplace, it can be challenging for some people to feel comfortable wearing their hair in its natural state. When describing natural hair, I use words like intricate and multidimensional as a term of endearment, however, these same terms are used as synonyms for words like complex and difficult which are used in a derogatory manner. I believe that people ... MORE