At The Root

  • Mama, We Made It in Essence!!

    Every Black girl in the US grows up on Essence. It is your go-to-guide for the latest hairstyles, makeup trends and fashion as well as a platform that focuses on issues affecting Black women. So to receive an email from Julee Wilson, the Global Beauty Director at Essence (follow her NOW at @missj...
  • Concerned About Hair Growth?

    On average, hair grows at half an inch per month. So if you are expecting to gain 2 inches of hair in a month, it is not likely to happen. However, there are things that can affect growth - such as hormones, stress, your health and your hair care regimen. For example, poor nutrition can cause your hair to be dry and brittle, making it highly susceptible to breakage and not allowing you to see the growth you desire.
  • Should You Worry About Sulfates?

    Sulfates are chemical compounds you will find in many of your products at home - toothpaste, dish washing liquid, and body washes.  They can even be in your trusty shampoo. Sulfates are used in product formulations because they are great at removing residue and oils.  That may be great for your p...