un’ruly digest #21: september ’14

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We know that Un’ruly readers are constantly on-the-go, so we’ve rounded up the best of August’s stories in case you missed any. Enjoy!

from the editor: be entertained

We’re dedicating September to the things that entertain us, the stars and stories that can sometimes negate us and affirm us. Read the full letter.



the ideal beauty from hollywood to nollywood

Have you ever wondered what more diversity in the media would actually look like? What would it do for what we consider beautiful? Would it ease pressure to meet a standard of beauty?

working girl: helen r. little, radio host

Helen discovered what she’s passionate about early on and never looked back.

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working girl: maya penn, teen entrepreneur

This eco-conscious fourteen year old entrepreneur and animator has already been featured in Forbes and given a TedTalk.



ask an expert: how can I avoid damage after dyeing my hair?

Water and water-based products can be very tricky with colored treated hair…

what can I do to help my hair look shiny and feel healthy?

Textured hair can very often have the appearance of looking dull even when it is healthy…

ask an expert: my daughters have dry breaking hair, should i relax it?

Relaxed hair is an investment and life/hair style choice that requires a little bit more care and maintenance because it is processed hair.

ask an expert: are dominican/brazilian knots a safe option for natural hair?

Texture is key when determining whether the Brazilian Knot extension method will work for you…



product review: eden bodyworks’ control edge glaze

With some users calling it the best edge layer around, it definitely delivers on its claim without the flaking or crunchiness you might experience with other gels.


product review: cantu shea butter leave-in conditioning repair cream

The verdict is in: Cantu Shea Butter is one of the best products for women and men of color!



hair story: andrea lewis

I haven’t always rocked my curls, mainly because I’m in the entertainment industry and my hair has always played a big role in both my acting and singing careers.


hair story: fashion’s new guard of black models

We are upon a new era of Black Models in the fashion industry and with Fashion Week leaving New York and making its way to Paris, we’re highlighting some of the top ranked international beauties and, of course, we’re checking out their hair!


#lookswelove: half of a yellow sun

Jo Katsaras, costume designer for the movie Half of a Yellow Sun created a fashionably-forward film with her keen sense of style.

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