6 Cute Reasons to Embrace a Bad Hair Day

No matter if you wear your hair relaxed, natural, in locs or braids, just about every woman has experienced a bad hair day.

Luckily, there are many ways to conceal a mane disaster. For me, rocking a fitted baseball cap is a surefire way to hide my hair without compromising style. This season, there are plenty of cute toppers to camouflage less-than-flattering locks.

Plus, the caps’ brims can effortlessly combat those sunshine-filled days by blocking the sun.

From fun florals to paint splatter patterns, finding a fitted cap to keep your ‘do under wraps is a simple and stylish solution.

Check out these picks:

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Forever 21 Flower Power Snapback Cap available here, $7

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August Hat “Cork” Cap available here, $28

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Charlotte Russe Colored Leopard Print Baseball Cap available here, $6

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Forever 21 “Paint Splatter” Cap available here, $9

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August Hats Lace Baseball Cap available here, $20

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Betsey Johnson “Wild Blooms” Baseball Cap available here, $28

Product Review: CurlyKids Hair Care Line

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We are witnessing a natural hair revolution. For the first time in decades, we BGs are embracing and proudly flaunting our natural hair textures in droves. But, the best part of this newfound self-acceptance is that we are teaching our children to love their kinks, coils and curls too! Thanks to brands like CurlyKids, a hair care line that caters to kids' curly-haired needs, moms like me can comb and style our little one's hair with confidence. For the past six months, I've been consistently using CurlyKids products on my daughter's hair. Created to treat a multitude of curly hair textures, especially those with excessive dryness and breakage, the line includes: shampoo, conditioner, gel, control paste, curl defining lotion and detangling sprays. CurlyKids Hair Care available … Keep Reading

Smart Buy: Cambiami Customizable Sandals

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When it comes to getting more bang for your buck, I’m always onboard. And that’s the case with Cambiami, a new customizable sandal line that launched last month. Italian for “change me,” Cambiami sandals make it easy to do just that. With the quick switch of a strap, these chic sandals can instantly be transformed into a style that suits your taste. Offering over 24 colors and patterns, these innovative sandals make it possible to have a variety of looks without breaking the bank. Cambiami sandals are available here, $85 (gets you one base/sole & two "uppers"). Each additional pair of "uppers" are $25 and additional base/soles are $40. Plus, they simplify packing for those fun summer getaways. No more over-stuffing your suitcase with loads of sandals; simply toss in a few … Keep Reading

(Sponsored): BGG Attends Blogging While Brown Conference + AT&T ‘Inspired Mobility’ iPad Mini GIVEAWAY!

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A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend my very first Blogging While Brown conference. Thanks to AT&T, who sponsored my attendance, I was able to convene with fellow bloggers at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. Since I’ve been blogging consistently since 2007, I’m not sure why I had never gone to the conference prior to this year. But, as the saying goes, “better late than never!” Throughout the two-day event there were various sessions customized to address the needs of us African-American bloggers. From learning how to earn six figures as a professional blogger to the importance of building relationships with like-minded bloggers, I sat in on several informative sessions. Surprisingly, a couple of the seminars were quite interactive, … Keep Reading

Must See TV (Kids): Sprout Channel to Launch Original Animated Series ‘Astroblast!’

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Being a parent of two children under the age of 5, I'm pretty familiar with Sprout. If you're not, it's a 24-hour cable TV channel that caters to the toddler and preschool set. This Saturday, July 12th, the 9 year old NBC-owned network is premiering its original animated series, "Astroblast!" "Astroblast!" premieres Saturday, July 12 at 1pm & 8pm EST on Sprout. The series will continue airing daily during "The Sunny Side Up Show" and "The Good Night Show." Co-produced by the children's book publishing powerhouse, Scholastic Media, "Astroblast!" aims to entertain while educating kids. With a cast of animal characters, the series imparts important messages about how to embrace differences, model positive relationships and foster healthy eating habits all while taking viewers on … Keep Reading

Nail It: 6 Pretty Blue Polishes Perfect for Summer

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I don't know about you, but I'm in desperate need of a vacay. Until I can take off to some exotic locale or settle for a beach somewhere stateside, I'm going to bring the ocean to my fingertips. Soft baby blues and bright aqua-hued nail polishes are all the rage this summer. Forget about the over-the-top nail art from last year and embrace a more simple and chic look with water-inspired picks. Whether you opt for a mani or pedi bearing the seascape shade, it's safe to say that blue will boost your cool factor this season. Check out a few of these blue-tiful buys below: Forever 21 "Candy Blue" Nail Polish available here, $2.80 Essie "Truth or Flare" Nail Polish available here, $8.50 Mischo "Jackie" Nail Polish is currently sold out, but check out the site to see when it … Keep Reading

7 Tips on How To Avoid Identity Theft

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With the Fourth of July holiday behind us, it's back to business as usual. If you were out of town celebrating America's birthday, hopefully you didn't share a play-by-play of your whereabouts on social media. If so, you could've put yourself at risk of being burglarized or quite possibly becoming a victim of identity theft. Sharing too much personal information online is exactly what thieves thrive on thanks to the conveniences of modern technology and social media. A snapshot from the LifeLock luncheon held at the iconic New York City restaurant, Tavern on the Green on June 26, 2014. I recently attended a luncheon hosted by LifeLock, an identity and credit protection service, and learned that there are four groups who are even more at risk than the average American. According to … Keep Reading