Lauren Murray

Why Environmentalists Want You to Quit Palm Oil
Why Environmentalists Want You to Quit Palm Oil
From deforestation, animal endangerment, land grabs, displacement of indigenous people, pollution and labor rights, palm oil harvesting has its downsides.
6 Healing Self-Care Steps to Start Practicing Now
6 Healing Self-Care Steps to Start Practicing Now
As a busy natural who is often stretched too thin, I find that my self-care practice goes a long way.
This Small Business Owner's Self-Care Routine Includes Supporting Her Peers
This Small Business Owner's Self-Care Routine Includes Supporting Her Peers
We talked with BIGCHOPHAIR owner Melissa Etienne about her successful extensions company and the importance of supporting other female black-owned companies.
Is Natural Hair Becoming Too Mainstream?
Is Natural Hair Becoming Too Mainstream?
If I see another "mini bun" tutorial--you mean, Bantu knots?
5 Struggles Only Heat-Straightened Naturals Understand
5 Struggles Only Heat-Straightened Naturals Understand
As a natural who enjoys a good silky smooth blowout every so often, I have my fair share of triumphs--and tragedies--after each hair appointment.
8 Times I Was Proud To Be A Black Naturally Curly Girl This Month
8 Times I Was Proud To Be A Black Naturally Curly Girl This Month
August 2016 has filled the naturally curly world with strength and resiliency.
An Open Letter to the Natural Who Was Told Her Hair Was "An Animal That Can't Be Tamed"
An Open Letter to the Natural Who Was Told Her Hair Was "An Animal That Can't Be Tamed"
The next time you feel like someone is texture managing your hair, tell them your hair is your crown, not an animal.
I Taught My Dad to Embrace His Natural Hair
I Taught My Dad to Embrace His Natural Hair
Happy Father’s Day to you, Dad--and all of your moisturized, lustrous and masculine natural hair glory!