EDEN Styles, News, and Inspiration

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

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

Protect + Serve


You’ve finally taken all of your aspirational Instagram style screenshots/saves and shown them to your stylist. Exhaling after she gives you an easy nod of approval, she begins to perform her magic with your box braids. After 6 hours of swapping hilarious dating stories, a NetFlix binge + an GrubHub delivery, you walk out looking like you should be headlining every summer festival of the year! She nailed it + that’s why she is the most important contact in your call log (yes, even over your doctor/dentist/trainer combined)! Now, it’s all you hun! She has officially passed the baton and it’s your responsibility to keep your protective style healthy. Here’s a quick cheat sheet on how to protect your hair + serve up your look! Image: Pinterest  DRIPPIN’  Depending on which protective style you’re wearing, you can find numerous ways to keep your scalp clean! One of our fave beauty hacks is to dilute your shampoo with a tad bit of water in an applicator bottle, apply it directly to the ... MORE

Get the Verdict: Is Papaya Castor a Go or No?


As you may already know, we recently launched our Papaya Castor Collection, designed to fulfill your hair regimen from scalp to style. Instead of simply sharing the EDEN perspective on these new items, we thought it'd be beneficial to share a review from beauty blogger, Madisen, of NaturallyMadisen.com.          After using the full collection, she shared her thoughts on each new item! Check it out below. ______________________________________   EDEN BodyWorks recently came out with their Papaya Castor Collection! First of all, I knew from the name that these products would smell tropical, and I was right! The key ingredients in this collection are Papaya and Castor Oil. But why did they choose those two ingredients? Papaya contains antioxidants and Vitamins C and A. When used on our hair, it can add volume, reduce dandruff, remove buildup, and provide relief for an itchy, flaky scalp. Castor Oil is packed with fatty acids which provide moisture to both our scalp and hair. It can... MORE

Breathe, Shake + Let It Go: Detox Your Doubts This Spring


“Wake up at 5a, meditate, workout, go to work, eat clean, read, yoga, check in with family, fall asleep” and repeat. Day in + day out, you’re striving to stay on track without dropping the ball to life’s juggling game. Even though you’ve been constantly pushing through, doubts begin swirling in your mind with each day that passes by. One morning your eyes open but the rest of you feels depleted with not enough fight or faith to defeat your negative thoughts. Just breathe. This simply calls for a life detox to reset, realign + center yourself this season. Fall Apart Everywhere you look there’s messaging encouraging 100% ambition 24 hours a day no matter the cost, but this is not a healthy mentality for any long-term goal. Society + media can have you feeling guilty for eating a few extra carbs, sleeping in on a Saturday or even slicing down your to-do list. We need time to beautifully fall apart to remindo urselves the power of slowing down + enjoying life. These ... MORE

5 Styles, 1 Collection


Ever get tired of having to cross product collections just to achieve your go-to hairstyle? Mixing five different scents, leaving it up to chance whether the varying lines will mix well or not can be frustrating! That’s why we’re here - to make styling simpler! One collection, one scent, multiple options, and great results! We’re talking about our Coconut Shea collection! It’s an OG that has stood strong for so long because it’s super moisturizing, sulfate and paraben free, AND has everything from cleansers and conditioners, to stylers and oils. Whether wash ‘n gos, twist outs, or heat styling is your thing, we’re sure you’ll find something to love!  Let’s start with the basics. If you aren’t already familiar with the collection, below is the ULTIMATE GUIDE! We’ve listed of all twelve (YES, 12) items that make up the range. 1.Moisture Shampoo  2. Cleansing CoWash 3. Creamy Conditioner  4. Hair Masque Treatment 5. Leave-In Conditioner 6. Curling Jelly  7. Curl Defining Cream 8. Puddi... MORE

Loc Love


 Self-love is one of the driving motives behind embracing natural hair, and we are completely here for it! However, often times, when natural hair is discussed, loose curls and kinks are highlighted, but locs tend to be forgotten about. No, we aren't referring to faux or goddess locs, though they make some pretty fabulous protective styles. We are talking about authentic locs! The kind that take long-term commitment. A part of why less light has been shed on locs, is because an air of mystery still resides around them. To help spread some loc love and knowledge, we reached out to a couple of well-informed ladies.    Meet the lovely Keisha Johnson, seasoned in her sisterlock journey, and Keianna Springer, a newly loc'd beauty.                @k_adore                       @keiannajenay_       How long have you had your locs and what inspired you to get them?  Keisha: My sisterlocks were installed September 2014. I’ve always wanted locs since being a kid. I was inspired to... MORE

Creating a Moisturized Hair Routine with Tamara Floyd


Do these winter months have you searching for ways to keep your hair moisturized? The lovely Tamara Floyd, of Natural Hair Rules is here to help lay out a few essential steps in just how to do so! ***   Dry Natural Hair is a common problem in the natural hair community with many remedies or claims of holy grail products to moisturize natural hair. Don't try to do everything you see or read!  And don't buy every hair product that claims to moisturize! Point blank no one hair product is going to "fix" or "solve" your dry natural hair problem. The solution is in your regular hair routine! The truth is natural hair needs a hair care regimen that adds and keeps moisture in your hair. Every product and technique should do one of two things: add moisture to your natural hair or retain/seal in moisture.     Here's How You Can Create A Hair Routine That Moisturizes Your Hair Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water daily.  Moisturize your natural hair from the inside out. Your whole body will than... 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

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

Pepper-minty: Haute + Spicy Ways to Catch Up On Your Body Goals


“Summer bodies are made in the winter”... It’s a saying that I learned quickly when I first began training to compete in NPC Bikini competitions. Although that chapter of my life is closed, I still carry the essence of the saying with me. I am cognizant of the lesson it teaches about delaying instant gratification and creating habits now that will pay off in the future. Fitness isn’t instant. It’s discipline and harmony. Butttttttt if you’re late to the body goals party and need a plan B you may be wondering or even hearing on social media about all the spicy ways you can catch up. Let’s address them.  1. Speed Dieting (hmm...)   A post shared by Lift Heavy | Live Healthy (@30daysofdope) on Jun 18, 2018 at 8:31pm PDT Diets are marketing tools for quick weight loss. Simple as that. They’re intended to get you seeing results quicker so that you feel better about yourself and (hopefully) stay committed. Spoiler alert: we all fall off of a diet plan sooner or later.... MORE

Drink Your Way to Healthy Hair & Skin


*This post is a compilation of content repurposed from our #CelebrateMyBeauty tour.     Source: www.blavity.com Just like there are (no, okay maybe a few) get rich schemes, there’s some work involved with achieving healthy hair status. It’s not just the care of the scalp and hair, but also what we are feeding our hair. Luckily, there are quite a few food groups that are touted for healthier hair growth. Salmon is loaded with strong hair supporters like Vitamin D and protein, along with omega-3 fatty acids for healthy scalp Eggs are also an excellent source of omega-3s and the yolk contains biotin (a favorite supplement form taken for hair growth) Almonds also have a high biotin content Sweet Potatoes are loaded with beta carotene Sunflower Seeds have an abundance of vitamin E to enhance blood flow to the scalp and promote faster hair growth  Avocados mixed with sour cream as a topical application to the hair and scalp have the ability to stimulate collagen and elastin production - ... MORE