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Beauty Struggles Only Black Women Can Relate To

From finding a salon that caters to natural hair, looking for beauty products for dark skin tones, to fixing tangled tresses and harrowing wash day, we can't deny that we encounter these struggles most of the time.

Karen Cruz
Karen Cruz

From finding a salon that caters to natural hair, looking for beauty products for dark skin tones, to fixing tangled tresses and harrowing wash day, we can't deny that we encounter these struggles most of the time. Yes, we, black women, are blessed with unique features such as our skin tone and hair which make us look fabulous. But there are still some issues that make us feel annoyed and frustrated. Look at these struggles we have listed. You probably have encountered at least a few of these issues that only black women can relate to.

Buying beauty products for black women is always a tough job.

There might be some articles that teach how to find the best foundation or lipstick shades for dark skin tones but still, getting the right makeup for black women is just so hard. Most models of different brands advertising their makeup are white so it can be tough for a dark-skinned person to judge how the makeup will look on her skin. Yes, tutorials and beauty tips and guides for finding the right product for black women can be helpful, but you still have to note down every detail so the next time you shop for makeup, you won't end up picking the wrong shades.

What lipstick color matches my dark skin tone?

I just mentioned how difficult it is to find makeup products for dark skin. Well, buying lipstick, in particular, is an impossible mission. With so many hues to choose from (like over a thousand shades!), getting lipstick is like a treasure hunt! You probably watch videos on YouTube about lipstick swatches, but sometimes the one shade that you thought would look great on you just looks terrifying.

I put tons of lotion and moisturizer but why my skin is still ashy?

Ashy skin is something that a black woman has no time for. While ashiness happens to people of all races, black people are the most prone to it. No matter how much lotion or moisturizer you apply on your skin, it can still end up looking ashy. Ugh. The struggle is real, eh? Ashy skin develops when the skin is dehydrated and during winter when moisture gets zapped from the skin. So sometimes, even if you use moisturizer or lotion, your skin still ends up ashy by lunchtime. But there are things you can do to prevent this from happening. It is advised to avoid hot showers, baths, and drying soap for these can strip your skin of its natural oils. And avoid scratching your skin even if it gets really itchy. It will only make your skin look ashier. It is also helpful to seal your skin with body oil. Just apply the oil directly to your skin out of the bath while it's still damp.

Have you ever found a salon easily that can do afro hair perfectly?

If you have been having trouble looking for a salon that can do afro hair the right way, girl, you are not alone. Yes, there are probably some black-owned salons out there that cater to black women, but it can difficult to find them. So once you found a salon that knows how to make your afro hair fabulous, it just feels so great.

"Your hair looks amazing! Can I touch it?" Ugh. Here we go again.

How many times have you experienced that moment when random people or even your friends want to touch your hair because they are amazed by it? Of course, they do not want to irritate you and they do not have any bad intentions, but hearing them ask about it can get annoying sometimes. But I'm sure you have mastered how to answer them and how to deal with these kinds of situations by now.

Trying out a new hairstyle can take quite some time.

Have you ever wanted to try an awesome hairstyle but it is just so hard to do it and sometimes it can take you several hours just to get everything to the right place. Fortunately, there are influencers and beauty vloggers on YouTube that can give you tips and step-by-step instructions on how to do an amazing hairstyle perfectly.

Which of the things we mentioned have you experienced before or on a daily basis as a black woman? We would like to hear from you. Share your thoughts with us on the comment section.

If you want to get more beauty advice and some hair care tips for dark-skinned women, check out Black Lifestyle.