8 Products To Keep Your Your Edges Laid Forever

Of all the hot topics surrounding natural hair, edges (the shorter strands around your hairline) seem to be the most debated. Some men and women choose to lay them down, while others let their baby hairs fly. They’ve been at the center of both controversy — and plenty of pop culture references. (“My edges were snatched” might describe a response to a shocking scenario, or a live Beyoncé performance. “Your mom has no edges” are fighting words.)

But wherever you stand on the subject, we can all agree that finding a product that works on them is still a struggle. (Take it from me, someone who has yet to find a gel strong enough for my own baby hairs). To help, some of our favorite celebrity stylists shared the edge control products that they keep in their kits. These outlast any red carpet or outdoor concert — at a variety of price points. Just make sure you have your toothbrush handy.

Best For When It’s Hot AF

“Aveda’s Brilliant Humectant Pomade is quite good if you want the light hold for maintaining your curl without going frizzy,” says hairstylist Vernon François, who works with Lupita Nyong’o and Solange. ” It’s really great in dry and humid climates and it smells amazing!”

Aveda Brilliant Humectant Pomade, $25, available at Aveda.

Best For Blowouts

“Unlike most edge tamers, the Black Vanilla goes on dry so it will not revert natural hair that has been blown out smooth,” says hairstylist Kahh Spence, who’s behind some of Kehlani’s hairstyles. “It also doesn’t melt or get sticky.”

Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Edge Control Smoother, $8, available at Carol’s Daughter.

Best For ’90s-Style Swoops

“The Coconut Shea Glaze gives me a nice firm hold, making it perfect for cornrow styles,” says hairstylist Dr. Kari, whose clients …read more

Source:: Refinery29

Bachelorette Emily Maynard Johnson Opened Up About The Pressures Of Breastfeeding

The benefits of breastfeeding are undeniable — but that doesn’t mean breastfeeding is easy for everyone.

In a new interview with People, former Bachelorette star Emily Maynard Johnson opened up about her struggle to breastfeed, as well as her subsequent guilt over quitting breastfeeding after having her third child.

“Breastfeeding is really hard,” she revealed. “I breastfed Ricki, I breastfed Jennings for a while and then Gibson, it’s so hard with other kids running around. And then I got mastitis (a painful infection of the breast tissue) which is like the worst, worse than childbirth I feel like.”

Mastitis, a form of breast inflammation that can be linked to breast tissue infections, affects up to 20% of people who breastfeed every year. Mastitis often occurs within the first three months of breastfeeding, and may be caused by a blocked milk duct, or bacteria entering the breast, as well as stress and fatigue, pressure on the breast from a too-tight bra, missed feedings, or poor hand or breast pump hygiene. It can even happen to those who aren’t pregnant or breastfeeding, but it is usually incredibly painful.

It’s no wonder, then, that it led Maynard Johnson to stop breastfeeding altogether.

“I just quit,” she told People. “I didn’t want to tell anybody that I quit. I was trying to hide formula. I saw all of these beautiful breastfeeding pictures, I don’t know if I would post a picture like that, but I would love the option. I wanted to so bad.”

The mom guilt that Maynard Johnson felt is common amongst those who have decided that they won’t continue to breastfeed, whether due to health conditions, or simply by choice.

Unfortunately, instances of moms being shamed for not breastfeeding aren’t helping matters. As any mom would tell you, motherhood is hard enough without …read more

Source:: Refinery29

Airbnb declares a truce in its lawsuit against its hometown of San Francisco

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Airbnb has finally found a way to play nice with San Francisco, ending a tense period where the $31 billion startup sued its own hometown over its short-term rental regulations.

Last June, the home-sharing site sued San Francisco after the city passed a new ordinance that would fine platforms like Airbnb for hosting rental properties on its site that were not registered with the city.

Airbnb first argued that it would be violating its hosts’ first-amendment rights to free speech if it was forced to patrol what people write in their listings, but a judge dismissed that argument in November. However, the judge still said that the ordinance was not enforceable because of the complexity of San Francisco’s short-term rental registration process.

Now, Airbnb and the city have reached an agreement that would require the nearly 8,000 hosts in San Francisco to be registered in order to host a listing. Currently, only 2,100 had complied with the law to register at this point.

As part of the agreement, Airbnb — and its competitor HomeAway — have both agreed that:

All hosts in San Francisco will have to input their registration number before posting a listing. For existing hosts, there will be a 240-day window where Airbnb will help them register or face removal from the platform.
Airbnb and HomeAway will help all new hosts register with the city via a “pass-through” registration system. Now, when someone wants to sign up to host on Airbnb in San Francisco, they will have the option to send their information directly to the city just by signing up on Airbnb. Previously, Airbnb hosts were responsible for going to the short term rental office in person and filling out the paperwork.
Airbnb and HomeAway will give the city a list every month with its hosts’ information so they …read more

Source:: Business Insider