un’ruly digest #9: september ’13

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

from the editor: a return to glam

We’re taking things up a notch this month. We want you to be your most glamorous you and unabashedly so. In September we were all about hair and fashion and called for a return to glam. Read the full letter.



the right to choose my appearance

Is changing something about your appearance a sign of low self-esteem? Pastor A.J. Aamir seemed to think so and told his leadership staff not to wear weaves.


working girl: kysha harris

Just like art, food is open to various forms of creativity and interpretation. Just ask Food Curator Kysha Harris.


working girl: kelly horton

Ever dream of turning your passion for fashion into a career? Meet handbag and accessories designer, Kelly Horton.


hair story: khay muhammad

Growing up Muslim and having to keep her hair covered under a scarf for many years eventually led to Khay Muhammad taking a unique hair journey that speaks to her creativity and ever-evolving state of mind.


hair story: black vogue covers

For over 120 years Vogue Magazine has told us this is what is beautiful… While the lack of women of color on the covers of American Vogue tells a story, a big one.


runway hair: fall couture 2013

Don’t think of Fall as the end of baring it all; think of it as a time to let something other than skin take center stage. Get hair-inspired by Paris Fall couture runway trends.


new york fashion week: spring 2014

New York Fashion Week has come to an end but the street style that was photographed lasts forever. Here are the fashionistas whose style and hair caught our eye.


september: watch, read, listen, do

Queen Latifah’s return to daytime TV, the eclectic sounds of singer, Valerie June and expanding our cultural horizons are just some of the things we’re excited about this month.



straightening 101

Sometimes curly girls want to take a break from their ringlets; so they smooth out their curls by straightening them. We’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to straightening your tresses.

this month’s expert: anthony dickey


ask an expert: i’ve just gone natural, how do i take care of my hair?

I’ve let my relaxer grow out leaving my hair in its natural state. Please advise me on how to take care of it.

ask an expert: help! my hair is damaged beyond repair

I was adopted so taking care of my hair has always been trial and error. Now that I am 30, it’s damaged beyond repair. Help!

ask an expert: are there any products to thicken hair?

Are there any products on the market specially formulated for Black women to thicken the hair?



product review: carol’s daughter monoi repairing hair mask

The Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Hair Mask claims to be a cure-all for damaged hair, chock full of proteins and rare nourishing oils, a dream solution for dry damaged hair. But does it live up to its claim?



Once revered as a testament of old age, grey hair has surprisingly catapulted to hair color majesty. From highlights to colorful tints we present four celebrity -inspired looks of going grey.

look of day

We dedicate each week to a style we love.  September’s issue brought us casual glam, America’s Next Top Models, Teeny Weeny Afros and TV leading ladies.  Explore the looks below.


always be glamorous: casual glam

When we think of glamour, we typically think of the stunning evening gowns and side-swept body waves of old Hollywood starlets. But glamour can happen anytime and anywhere.


antm favs

This week we’re taking a look at our favorite America’s Next Top Model gals.


teeny weeny afro babes: #1 saralarece

Meet @saralarece, the first in our round up of TWA babes. Find out what she loves about her hair.


tv leading ladies: kerry washington straight and natural

Undeniably stylish and graciously eloquent, ABC’s Scandal heroine Kerry Washington returns to television this month as the ferociously fabulous Olivia Pope. Check her and our other favorite leading ladies out.

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