Meet Accented Glory's #BeDifferent Feature Qwania! Qwania is a natural hair and holistic health blogger. Read below to discover what being different means to her.
Hi, I’m Qwania Dixon and you may also recognize me as natural hair blogger Naturalista4me. Being different, to me, means having the ability to be who you are no matter what. You stand in your truth and use your strengths to uplift others in the world. Being different is a feeling of freedom and self-acceptance. Being different is powerful as it is those who are memorable who have the most impact.
Follow Qwania at...
Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/naturalista4me2/
Facebook Group- https://www.facebook.com/groups/Naturalista4meGroup/
Receive her eBook for FREE- I’m Ready to Return Natural- http://bit.ly/2ks467W
Meet Accented Glory's #BeDifferent feature Brandie! She is the founder of Be Kekoa Hair Studio and Be Kekoa Healthy Curl Products line. Read below to discover what being different means to her!
I don't allow my curls to consume or control me. I give it just the right amount of care it needs then let them BE. I understand that each day along the natural hair journey is different and curb the expectations I put on my hair accordingly. Gone are the days when I felt the need to have each strand in place (relaxer aka "cream crack"); some days I'm just a wild child, and Lord know that's exactly what my soul needs to be free at those times. I'm patient with my curls and express gratitude to them for giving me the ability to transform into a multitude of different versions of myself!
Meet Accented Glory's #BeDifferent feature Tacheyana! She's a hair and lifestyle blogger. Read below to find out what being different means to her!
To me, being different means being a leader. In today’s society people follow trends to stay popular. I, for one, do not. I don’t give into the hype of materialistic items. Instead, I do what makes me happy. I’m at my happiest state when my curls are flowing free. My untamed mane give me a sense of empowerment, as if I could conquer the world. - Tacheyana
Meet Accented Glory's #BeDifferent natural hair feature Latavia (Lala) Walston! She is Editor-in-Chief of Clutch Your Closet Blog - A fashion, beauty, and lifestyle blog.
Being different to me means embracing who you are individually. God only made one you, so you have to learn to love "your different" from head to toe. Embracing your different requires you to fall in love with yourself, from loving your hair, your talents, and even your flaws. - Latavia (Lala) Walston
Follow Latavia (Lala) Walston at...
Personal Instagram: @lmarkeinparis
Blog: @clutchyourcloset on Instagram, and Facebook
Blog website: clutchyourcloset.com
Accented Glory's designs are now available for sale on Etsy and Amazon Handmade! Are you a blogger, vblogger, or content curator? Whether you answered yes or no...We Got You! Both of these online marketplaces have affiliate programs! We have created a toolbox for affiliates that contain promotional content relating to Accented Glory. If you haven't joined Etsy or Amazon affiliates program yet, no worries visit our affiliate toolbox page to learn more.
Now, for those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about here's the short take on how an affiliate program works. An affiliate is someone who directs traffic to a marketplace website. The program generates "affiliate" links for products available for sale in their marketplace. As an affiliate, you share the link with your followers and if someone clicks on the link and purchase the item you get a percentage of the sale! If this sounds interesting to you, I highly recommend that you research the topic, because all programs have a list of dos and donts. For example, directing folks to your affiliates disclosure. These programs provide an opportunity to generate some passive income!
Go ahead and click affiliate toolbox to check out the resources Accented Glory has provided. Until next time...Peace and Hair Grease.
Tonya - Visionary of Accented Glory
Meet Accented Glory's #BeDifferent natural hair feature is Stella! She is an Ugandan Journalist and Fashion/Life Style Blogger.
I am a kink type, and bit by bit I am learning how to take care of my months old natural hair.
Though my hair is coarse, with few hairstylists who have a working knowledge of how to care for kink hair.
I do pride about having made the decision to go natural.
I love the thick, and healthy look. I do experiment with various styles too, from afro dreads, Bantu knots, one level kink hair do, twists, and more.
Majority of people in my country believe that wearing natural hair is a sign of poverty, but I rock it knowing it is a sign of African woman liberation and power.
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Meet Accented Glory's #BeDifferent natural hair campaign feature Toiia! She is a Mommy/Life Style Blogger and Pinterest Marketing Strategy coach.
Being Different means being everything that God created you to be,
and living for HIS glory! I can do all things through
Christ who strengthens me! - Toiia
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Mother of the world http://motheroftheworld.net
Accented Glory has kicked off our #BeDifferent campaign with Accented Glory Naturals Facebook Group content curator Lorna! Lorna is a natural hair enthusiast whose specialty is locs and loc care. She's an amazing creative who wrote a #BeDifferent Haiku!
My natural self
Challenges accepted norms.
Those "norms" then conform.
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This guest blog post by Accented Glory's visionary was originally shared in Curlebrity online natural hair community! Click name to check out this new online community.
Too often, hair accessories get a bad rap and are accused of causing damage to hair. One of the primary suspects is the headband. As a hair accessory designer and natural, I embrace opportunities to educate other fellow naturals on what to look for when purchasing and styling with hair accessories. So for the record, it's not the headband that's the problem. It’s the misuse of it, bad fit, or material used to create it that’s an issue.
As naturals, we must be mindful of protecting our hairline when choosing hair accessories. We all desire those perfect flat edges. Often times we use too tight ties, bands, or scrunchies to achieve this look, which cause damage to our hairline. I recommend using hair care products to lay down your edges and not hair accessories.
So how do we know if our hair accessory is a proper fit? The accessory doesn’t hurt - our headbands should not cause pain or headaches. Many people experience headband headaches, because their hair accessory is too tight. Headaches caused by headbands are known as external compression headaches that are the result of continuous pressure on forehead, scalp, and behind the ears.
Naturals need to also avoid headbands created with fabrics that will cause friction with textured hair and dry out the hair. Course fabrics, such as tweed, can cause friction and lead to breakage. Some cotton fabrics have a tendency to dry out hair as well. Many naturals already struggle with dry hair and there is no need to further contribute to the dryness. Softer fabrics with a smooth finish like satin are better suited for naturals because they don't cause friction or dryness.
Adjustable headbands are a great solution for headband headaches because they allow the wearer to adjust and control the amount of tension placed on their head. Also, being able to control the tension protects the hairline from stress. In addition to adjusting headband tension, we should always moisturizer our hair before wearing hair accessories. This too will minimize damage to our hair. As naturals, we can safely rock a cute headband and save our edges at the same time!
Tonya Cross - Hair Accessory Expert | Accessory Designer | Natural Hair Enthusiast
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Accented Glory Fam, do you have that favorite winter hat that you're unsure about wearing because you're afraid the fabric may cause some damage to your natural hair? Or you're cautious when wearing it, but is tired of having to remember to put on a satin cap first? Well, NO MORE WORRIES...I Got You!
Check out my NEW video tutorial below on how to make your hat natural hair friendly! You can find more tips/advice on styling with and purchasing hair accessories in my styling e-guide that's available on Etsy. Visit my Etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/AccentedGlory to purchase and download my e-guide!
Tonya - Visionary of Accented Glory
Cierra has been a part of Accented Glory since its launch in June 2013. Outside of being an "Accessory Diva", she's a college graduate who desires to pursue a career in law.