Book Review: Grow it by Chicoro

Sometimes the best advice comes not from experts and professionals but from someone who has trodden a path and gained experience, wisdom and understanding along the way that has tremendous merit and value. In academia we call this ‘experiential learning’ and often award university credits in recognition. Chicoro’s Grow It serves as a perfect example…

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Organic pretenders: hair care products that are not from Mother Nature

Whether due to skin or scalp irritation or greater consciousness about the potential dangers of some chemicals, more and more black women are seeking out organic products for their hair, and cosmetics companies are blatantly exploiting this demand by misrepresenting their products through deceptive marketing strategies. According to French hair and beauty products company L’Oréal,…

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