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Some Of Your Most Beloved Beauty Brands Are Donating Generous Amounts Of Money To Help Stop The Amazon Rainforest Fires

There’s no doubt that by now you’ve seen the dozens of harrowing images and videos flooding your timelines of the fires destroying the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. According to the National Institue for Space Research (INPE) in Brazil, data suggests that there has been an 84% increase in the rate of deforestation since the previous year in 2018. These fires, according to INPE, are even visible from space. Let that sink in. There’s no turning our backs now on this issue or on the indigenous communities these fires are directly affecting as well. 

While people continue to share the devastating images, others are doing something more tangible. Beauty brands and other celebrities have taken to social media to use their platform for good and to ignite change, mobilizing their followers to donate to organizations that have been fighting for mother nature and more specifically indigenous land in the Amazon for years. 

Here are 7 brands that are donating money and proceeds from sales of their products to help stop the Amazon rainforest fires. 

1. Tata Harper Skincare

Last week when images of the Amazon rainforest went viral, Tata Harper took to Instagram to not only share the images but also to announce that 15% of online sales would be donated to Rainforest Alliance –– an organization that works year-round to conserve the Amazon and defends it against illegal logging, destructive slash-and-burn agriculture, and other threats. For example, the current threats coming from Brazil’s president. In case you didn’t already know, Tata Harper is also a Latinx-owned natural skincare product brand. 

2. Sunday Riley

Earlier this week, skincare brand Sunday Riley also announced their pledge to help with the Amazon rainforest fires. For the next two weeks, they wrote in an Instagram caption, they will match donations (up to $500 per person or organization) to a number of charities including Amazon Conservation, Amazon Conservation Team, Amazon Watch, Rainforest Foundation, Rainforest Trust, and Rainforest Action Network. 

In order to get your donation matched by Sunday Riley, they are suggesting folks simply donate to any of the listed charities, email the official donation confirmation to hello@sundayriley.com, and make sure you’re signed up to their email list so they can confirm where you’re a client and/or reader. After that, they’ll confirm the email address and match your donation. 

3.  Moon Juice

Last week, Moon Juice asked their followers to help spread the word and help them raise $2,500 to protect the Amazon rainforest. “There have been 73,000 fires in the Brazilian Amazon since the beginning of this year––an 83% increase over the same period last year. The Amazon rainforest generates over 20% of the world’s oxygen and is a major factor in surviving climate change. It’s also home to 3 million species of plants, animals, and 1 million indigenous people,” Moon Juice wrote on their caption. 

In order to help them meet their goal of $2,5000 for Amazon relief, they asked their followers to repost this to their stories and tag @moonjuice along with 5 friends – in doing so, they’d donate $1 to Amazon Watch organization – which help to protect the rainforest and the rights of indigenous folks in the Amazon Basin. 

4. B3 Balm

Last week, B3 Balm took to Instagram to show their support for Amazon relief. “The world is literally burning and while I sadly can’t distinguish the flames, I can try and help protect what we have left and help the incredible wildlife that is here and that to me is not only helping our beautiful planet, but it’s helping each and every one of us while we are here,” they wrote in the caption. 

B3 Balm is pledging 100% of its profits from selling a “Save the Amazon Package” that includes three of their products. The profits will go toward the Rain Forest Trust and WWF International through September and while supplies last. 

5. Cardea AuSet

This plant-based skin-care and wellness brand is donating 20% of all profits from its website sales through September 1 to Amazon Watch. Amazon Watch is a non-profit that partners with indigenous and environmental organizations to advocate for, protect, and preserve the Amazon rainforest. 

6. Rahua

Amazon beauty brand Rahua took to Instagram to announce that they had partnered with the Land is Life organization which directly works with the Confederation of the Brazilian Amazon to support the indigenous-led, “Fire Brigades” currently fighting to stop the Amazon rainforest fires. 

The plant-powered and rainforest grown brand will be donating an extra 10% of all sale proceeds to the Land Is Life organization. 

7. Pacifica Beauty

Pacifica Beauty is also fighting to stop the Amazon rainforest fires by donating 5% of all sales through September 1 to the Amazon Conservation. “Help us help the Amazon,” they wrote in their Instagram caption. “Tag a friend/share on page or in story and help spread the news, let’s do something.” They also shared other ways people can help the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. 

But brands haven’t been the only ones donating to the Amazon forest relief efforts – celebrities have also joined the cause. 

From simply sharing ways to help and donate money to organizations working to help the Amazon rainforest, celebrities like actor Leonardo DiCaprio, Vanessa Hudgens, Lana Condor, and Camila Mendes have donated money to relief efforts. 

According to Insider, Vanessa Hudgens donated to the Amazon Conservation Team, “Umbrella Academy,” star Robert Sheehan made a monthly donation to the Rainforest Alliance, “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” star Lana Condor also gave money to the Rainforest Alliance, “Riverdale” star Camila Mendes also donated to the same organization aforementioned, and Leonardo DiCaprio’s environmental initiative called Earth Alliance pledged $5 million to Amazon relief. Other celebrities have donated money as well.

It’s great to see brands and celebrities alike giving back to the community when necessary and using their platform for the greater good.   

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Top Reviewed Brushes for Naturally Curly Hair

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Top Reviewed Brushes for Naturally Curly Hair

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Every curly-haired girl knows that to ensure strength and growth in their tresses, staple items are needed. From a moisturizing deep conditioner to a perfect leave-in conditioner, these staples are vital for the care and keeping of our natural hair. With the right brush, curlies can stop breakage, put an end to split ends, and see growth if that’s what they’re seeking. We searched the internet for the best brush tools for Curly Hair and put them on a list for you.

Here’s a look at the top brushes you’ll want for detangling your natural hair.

Ouidad Double Detangler Comb

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Users say Ouidad’s Double Detangler is perfect for those with curly, thicker hair. The brush features double rows of comb teeth and is perfect for tackling tangles without being too forceful or rough.

“This is the best comb that I’ve ever used for detangling my hair. It detangles with ease and with a speed that I’ve never experienced and I couldn’t be happier. I have a range of 3c, 4a and 4b hair and this comb handles all of it with ease.” Amazon.com user.

Denman Brush

Curly Hair brush

An absolute classic, the Denman Brush has long been touted as the fairy godmother of brushes. Loved by 3c to 4 hair types the Denman brush has been known to dentangle its way through curlier hair pattern with a stroke of the brush.

Ladies and Gents do yourself a favor and get you a brush! My boyfriend is so shocked at my curls too! Honestly, I had never thought I could have a consistent curl pattern. The pics are 6 weeks apart but my curls never were this defined as they are with the Denman brush. I had 3B but now I am full 3C hair curl type.

I didn’t remove any rows and combined my curls with Shea Moisture Hair smoothie and some eco gel to style. Watch some youtube videos to help see how to properly brush hair out. I sectioned it into layers and even tried out bangs for the first time since the curls are so tight and I am seeing consistent coils!” – Amazon user.

Remington Detangle Brush for Curly Hair

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According to reviews, this electric styling tool really lives up to its name. The brush’s description says the brush’s teeth rock back and forth to loosen knots and tangles from hair without snagging or breaking your hair, working to cause less shedding. Users say that while it takes longer, the process is worth it.

“Love this detangler. I’ve been natural on and off for almost 40 years and this is the best detangler I’ve come across. It takes me longer to detangle with the vs a wide tooth comb. However, there is less shedding and breakage. I used my on wet hair with conditioner in it. My hair is more elongated after styling using this brush. I will be buying 2 as gifts,” wrote on Amazon user.

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This Brazilian Mother And Daughter Share A Rare Beauty Mark In The Form Of White Locks

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This Brazilian Mother And Daughter Share A Rare Beauty Mark In The Form Of White Locks

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It’s not every day that we get to see beauty this rare or so brightly celebrated.

Two-year-old Mayah and her daughter Talyta Youssef Aziz Vieira both share a rare genetic condition that means they have a white forelock that makes them look like X-men’s Rogue. Now, their unique traits are going viral and being celebrated on social media.

The mother and daughter pair both have white streaks in their hair due to a genetic condition called Piebaldism.

Talyta, who is from Jericoacoara, Brazil gave birth to daughter Mayah in 2018. According to Daily Mail, the mother was not at all surprised to find out that the two shared the rare trait that gives them two different hair colors. According to Talyta, the genetic condition was passed on to her grandfather, mother, aunt, and cousins, all of whom were born with piebaldism. The genetic condition is characterized by the absence of cells called melanocytes in particular regions of the skin and hair.

According to Talyta’s Instagram page, the young mother said that in her younger years she attempted to hide the white streaks in her hair.

Soon enough, and fortunately, Talyta came to appreciate the trait. Even better? The mother says her daughter has fully embraced her hair mark and enjoys dressing up as Disney character Cruella de Vil while the two watch 101 Dalmatians together.

According to Daily Mail, Talyta says “Piebaldism runs in our family so we knew there was a high probability that Mayah would also have it… From the moment she was born, Mayah had so many white hairs on the front of her head. My doula posted a picture on social media and days later, we were invited by a photographer to do a photo shoot.”

It didn’t take long for the pictures to go viral online.

“I tried to hide my white hair until my twenties. I’d hide it behind other strands – worried that people would bully me,” Taylta explained “I soon realized though that I was unique and special. I want to set that example for Mayah. People always stop us to say how special she is.”

Fortunately, Mayah will have a chance to see someone who looks like her on the big screen soon.

While Mayah’s features have been compared to Rogue from X-Men and Anna from Frozen, the little girl will get a chance to see Cruella in Disney’s soon to be released feature about the villain.

‘That’s when I thought it would be a lovely idea for us to dress up together as those characters. I want Mayah to have fun memories about the way she looks,” Taylta explained about her images of her daughter on Instagram “I want her to embrace being a superhero. Other people who are different have reached out to us thanking us for helping them accept themselves. It’s so sad that people have hid themselves away. We don’t need to be the same to be beautiful. Everyone has a heart inside to accept and love. We are living in a time of knowledge and transformation. Let’s embrace what makes us different.”

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