How to Deal with Rude Comments About Your Natural Hair this Holiday Season

Hey Curlies,

As the holiday season ramps up that means one thing: More time with family.

While that is probably a great thing for most of us, there are always those handful of people you honestly don't look forward to seeing. Maybe it's that cousin, grandmother or aunt that always has something negative to say about your natural hair.

While this is the season of giving, it's also the season of building up your confidence and standing strong in who you are.

I'm giving you some of my best tips via our podcast, Curly Conversations, for dealing with that difficult family member (or family friend) who just can't keep their mouths shut about your hair.

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Tune in below:

Listen to other episodes of Curly Conversations here.

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Healthy Living: Why I'm Obsessed with Honey Pot's Feminine Care Products

Hey Curlies,

As I've been trying to eliminate products filled with chemicals not only in my hair care routine, but in everyday life, I've found myself using plant-based feminine care products more and more.

I first introduced you all to Honey pot, an herbal and chemical-free feminine care line in 2016.

In a previous video, I used their original feminine wash, but over the past few months I've began using Honey Pot's feminine wipes, panty liners and pads.

Besides the fact that they actually work, I love that I'm supporting a business that creates products free of parabens, carcinogens, and sulfates. In addition, all washes are gynecologist approved, clinically tested and pH balanced.

My latest video chats about the newer Honey Pot products I've been using and gives my honest thoughts.

Watch below and learn more about Honey Pot here.

Facebook Live: DIY Aloe Vera Gel and How to Use it for Natural Hair, Skin

Hey Curlies,

Thanks to everyone who tuned into our Facebook live session that showed you all how to create your own aloe vera gel from fresh aloe leaves.

I also added in a few other beauty recipes as well. Look for my clay mask recipe soon.

If you missed the session, watch it below or on our ClassyCurlies Facebook page.

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Healthy Living: My Positivity Reading List

Hey Curlies,

These last few months I've been all about positivity. If you listen to our podcast - Curly Conversations - often, I've literally been preaching ways to become your best self by exuding positivity.

Not that I'm not always a positive person, but there has been some recent happenings in my life that have taught me to face toward the sun when I feel like my world is dark.

One of those ways I've been practicing positivity is through books and reading.

In a previous post, I explain how I am a true bookworm and the books I read that were life changing.

This time, I'm continuing that theme and sharing books I've recently finished or just cracked open.

I hope you'll give them a second look.

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You Are A Badass - By Jen Sincero

This is a book I've been wanting to get my hands on for at least the past two years.

I heard about it from a friend and was hooked ever since. Just an FYI, I found this book at Target (on sale might I add) and I'm so glad I did.

The author, Jen Sincero, is like your best girlfriend who drops curse words every now and then. She keeps it real and helps you realize how great of a person you are.

Her theme is diverting from the norm of society to do what you want.

It's pretty awesome and I finished the book in about a week.

#GIRLBOSS - By Sophia Amoruso

This is also a book I'd heard about for years and every time I visited the library (because I love that place), copies were always checked out.

I finally found the book at Target and finished it in a week flat.

I loved learning Sophia's story of how she built her business from scratch. She's not the woman who went to business school or had any formal training, she just figured it out and built an empire.

This book helps you realize your own talents and gives you confidence in knowing you don't need all of the bells and whistles to get started.

The Curl Revolution - By Michelle Breyer

I've yet to crack this one open, but I'm calling this one as my next project.

This is a recently released book I'm sure I won't read from cover-to-cover because it's more of a guide, but I can't wait to dig in.

You all know I'm a huge fan of NaturallyCurly and am one of their contributors - so I had to get my hands on this work.

It's full of inspirational stories, healthy hair tips and more for all people with curls.

I purchased it in the NaturallyCurly Shop.

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Have you read any of these?

I'd love to know what's on your bookshelf so I can start reading new titles.