Wash and Go with Camille Rose Naturals Curl Maker Gel: Part I

Hey everyone! This wash and go tutorial/review for Camille Rose Naturals Curl Maker will be comprised of two parts: The process and the results and review. In Part I, I show my wash and go process starting on naked hair until I “go.” My hair isn’t dry yet at the end of the video, but I’ll do the review in Part II with second day hair.

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If You Demand Others Buy Black, You Must Offer Suggestions & Alternatives

via Financial Juneteenth

via Financial Juneteenth

Buying black is becoming more and more popular (as it should), and I know that over the past six months or so, I’ve made a concerted effort to support black brands. Previously, I treated black-owned brands (BoB) like any other, supporting them by product default (i.e. I don’t care who makes it as long as I like it), but not proactively seeking them out. I’ve been looking for alternatives of my favorite products that are from black owned brands, and to be honest, it hasn’t been easy. That’s why I’m often shocked when a black person mentions or openly supports a non-black brand and they are “scolded” by others in the black community for supporting anything other than BoB.

It’s already bad enough that some are attempting to police the income of others (if you watched swimming this year at the Olympics, you should know that it’s always best to stay in your lane), but what’s even more baffling is that they rarely provide a suggestion or alternative for the product or company. Some demand that we “buy black,” but what exactly are we supposed to buy? Is this an actual initiative, or an empty statement? For the longest time, issues with supporting BoB have been related to convenience, availability, and visibility. True, there are many sites that list several black-owned brands, but in reality, most of us are looking for specific products, rather than lines – it’s a bit of what came first, the chicken or the egg?

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