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The Natura Magazine Spring Issue Is Here!!! (INSIDE)

 

 

The “A Better You” spring issue of Natura Magazine is finally here! The latest issue is covered by none other than natural hair icon and Grammy award-winning R&B and soul singer-songwriter, Chrisette Michele.

This issue is packed with the hottest spring fashion trends, and hot stories in natural hair, beauty,fashion, entertainment, mind, body & soul and fitness.

In addition to a piece about the perks of being natural, highlighted stories from this issue include: “The Perfect Shade,” containing hair tips on choosing the right hair color that best suits you, and “The Natural Look” featuring beauty tips on how to select makeup that you can wear at work and out with friends.

Are you interested in learning quick and easy workouts that you can do while you are on the go? then check out our story, “Weight Loss on the Daily!”

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5 Tips for Exercising with Natural Hair

1. Commit to a wash day and time

Most successful people share a common element: discipline. My mother always says there is power in writing. Instead of keeping a mental note to workout, actually take time to create a written schedule and commit to when you will exercise and show your hair some TLC. When I try to compile everything in my head, I find myself wasting time between class and work. That two hour conversation about all the fine boys you saw on campus could have been allocated to kickboxing and studying. If your workout is determined by when you wash your hair, or vice versa, it’s probably time to invest in a planner and evaluate where your hours and minutes are going.
2. Try group fitness

Many college campuses offer group fitness classes. These are my best friends. If you don’t feel encouraged to work out, take a group fitness class like Zumba. You can lose 300-800 calories an hour depending on the intensity. If your friends don’t want to tag along, just go alone. This is also a great opportunity to meet new people. I went and found three fellow naturals in my class.
3. Rock a satin scarf and baseball cap

I know you do not want to flaunt the bedtime look outside your dorm, but would you rather be cute in the gym or outside the gym? By wearing a satin scarf, you prevent your body heat from activating your curls and causing frizz. If wearing a scarf in public is not an option, you could wear a hat to cover the scarf. If you are concerned about hygiene, by a scarf designated for working out.

4. Release braids or twists after showering

Going to the gym with a flat-twist out, braid out or anything “out” is not the greatest idea if you expect your hair to sustain the fresh look from when you took it down. Releasing your braids or twists after burning calories helps to maintain your style. The combination of wearing your hair loose and sweating causes your hair to revert or shrink. I understand you may not want everyone to see how you go to sleep at night, but if you want to maintain a style and sustain good health, you have to prioritize.
5. Condition length and shampoo roots

I learned this method from a few YouTube vloggers. If you’re afraid of your hair drying out from the cleansing process, but don’t feel that the co-wash methods releases the dirt and sweat, do both! When you wash your hair, first coat the length of in a conditioner and shampoo the roots only. After you rinse, some of the shampoo will rinse down the length of your strands without stripping.

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My yoga teacher, who is much younger and much wiser than I, posted this today:


My tomorrow is a reflection of what I do today.

I seriously needed to read that. It’s an affirmation. Affirmations are reminders to ourselves that what we can accomplish our goals, that we can invite what we want into our lives. Do you want to be healthy? Avoid drama? Make new friends? Affirmations remind you to take steps daily toward these, or toward whatever it is you want.

I have been feeling, lately, that I’ve lost sight of some of the goals I had set for myself. I’ve been feeling – well, off. Part of that is because I’m falling into my own trap of self-doubt, pity, and of a huge fear of failure. Guess what? The more I feel like a pitiful failure, the more I affirm this.

So, here are a few of my goals: To be a more dedicated writer, a dedicated yogi, a happy person, a loyal friend – among other things. All this week, I’ve been up at 5:15 and on the yoga mat by 5:30, the first time in a long while. I’m up at 11 on a Saturday, making a blog post – when I could be asleep or sitting at a club, listening to jazz. But I’m happy. And tomorrow I will continue: Will get up, hit the mat, write a story, go to a photo shoot, and write yet another story.

What are your goals, and what are you doing today to reach them?

Dartinia Hull
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