Don't let fall's cooler temps put a damper on your healthy habits. When the seasons change, we tend to be less active, not to mention the temptation of fall's favorite treats and comfort foods. (Pumpkin pie, anyone?) ESSENCE's health experts, food and fitness blogger Khaleeqa Rouse and personal trainer Zadia Murphy, offer their best advice on ways to stay motivated and on course this fall.
If you're dieting and not seeing the results you want, don't get discouraged! We asked ESSENCE readers who've lost weight and kept it off for their slim down secrets. Here are 10 elements your weight loss plan could be lacking if the number on the scale is at a standstill.
If you've never been to a Spinning class, you're missing out on one of the hottest calorie-blasting workouts around. Sitting on an indoor cycling bike for an hour may sound anything but exciting, but you'll be surprised to learn that it's a great total-body workout that's tons of fun. As an avid Spinning fan for eight years and certified instructor, I'm sharing 10 reasons you should run (not walk!) to your nearest Spin studio. (And yes ladies, we'll talk about how to make the seat comfy, too!)
Before you commit to ordering a fresh batch of weave, here are 10 do's and don'ts from celebrity stylist Cynthia Alvarez, who has managed the manes of Alicia Keys and KeKe Palmer. From protecting your new growth to avoiding the dreaded hairline breakage, these tips will keep your tracks in tact.
Tamar Braxton on her ever-changing hairstyles.
Think your big chop can't be a versatile 'do? Think again! We searched coast to coast to find real women wearing short hair with flair. From Atlanta to LA, see how these 40 fab naturalistas flaunt a big chop that makes a big statement.
If your strands feel parched and crunchy, fret not. Dry hair is totally fixable with the right products and techniques. Celebrity stylist Tymothe Wallace, who maintains the manes of Brandy, Gabrielle Union and Kelly Rowland, offered his top tips and products that will help you say goodbye to dry.
Over 100 Houston women attended a high-spirited, sisterly celebration at Natural Resources Salon hosted by celeb guest, Kim Coles. During the intimate event, guests shared their personal success stories and encouraged each other to dream big in 2014. Get a glimpse of some of the hot hairstyles we snapped at this evening of empowerment.
The past 12 months were jam packed with fierce and fabulous hair trends. Whether sassy and short or long and lavish, the natural hairstyles we spotted coast-to-coast during 2013 were right on trend. See our top picks for the 50 chicest styles of the year!
Tis' the season for all things merry and bright and when it comes to your holiday hair, now's the time to bring on the glam. At the Curly Girl Collective Holiday Charity Event, these naturals got dolled up in fluffy curls, upscale updos and chic chignons. Whether you're under the mistletoe or on the dance floor this season, be inspired by these pretty party looks!
Need holiday shopping help? We've enlisted some of our favorite natural hair bloggers, YouTubers and Instagram crushes to select their top gift-giving picks for curly girls. From miracle-working gadgets to so-chic accessories, these hair treats are sure to delight every naturalisata on your list. Ready, set, shop!