Influencers Share the LatinX Beauty Practices They Still Do to this Day

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Hispanic heritage month should be every month. We tapped LatinX influencers to share the one beauty practice they do that they learned from their culture. We also asked them to reveal the number one question their largely hispanic following want to know about the most.

Paula Galindo


My Favorite Beauty Practice from My Culture: “In Latin America we believe in natural beauty. There are some common things that we do, like adding onions to our shampoo to make our hair grow, garlic into nail polish for stronger nails and drinking carrot juice to get an amazing tan.”

What My Followers Ask About Most: “Everybody always asks about how to create the perfect cat eye/winged eyeliner. It seems to be quite complicated to most girls, but there’s a bunch of tips that I’ve showed that makes it easier!”

Alba Ramos


My Favorite Beauty Practice from My Culture: “My mom has been making a homemade avocado hair mask since she was a child, which she learned from my abuela. It was important for her to pass down this nourishing ritual that helped deep condition and soften my naturally curly hair. I have fond memories of my mom and I putting avocado, honey and oils mixed into a very nourishing mask at least once a month. To this day I love making this mask and can’t wait to teach my own daughter this traditional recipe with ingredients that are natural and local to my country, Dominican Republic.”

What My Followers Ask About Most: “The number-one question I get almost daily is on recovering damaged curls and hydrating dry curly hair. This is a very relatable and common issue with naturally curly hair in my generation. I also have damaged my curls by using too much heat and dyes, so I begin to advise my audience by sharing my own experience, so they understand I’ve lived the same struggle as them and have recovered my curls to full health. In the Dominican Republic and in other Latin cultures, we commonly value straightened hair, so I was taught that curly hair was not accepted as beautiful. I was taught to straighten my hair for special occasions, which left me insecure about my natural hair texture. If we straighten our curls too much, we kill the proteins in our hair and damage our pattern leaving curls limp, lifeless and brittle. My advice always starts with: STOP straightening and STOP processing your hair with chemicals and dyes. This is the first step to preventing further damage and begin nourishing your curls back to health.”

Anggie Bryan


My Favorite Beauty Practice from My Culture: “I use always sunblock every day before makeup. That is because I’m from an island and I grew up seeing my mom obsessed with it. She always told me that I have to protect my face from the sun. Because of that protection my skin looks healthy.”

What My Followers Ask About Most: “The number-one question that I get is about my afro: ‘How do I take care of my afro?’ First, we have to find a product to make your afro look healthy—I prefer the organic ones—and also just wash the afro twice a week. So a co-wash and trim the ends when necessary, but the most important thing is to love your afro.”

Camila Bravo


My Favorite Beauty Practice from My Culture: “Homemade hair masks. I create my own masks to keep my hair healthy. The recipe goes: one smashed avocado, one one egg yolk and coconut oil. Mix all the ingredients and leave it on for two hours! Your hair will thank you later.”

What My Followers Ask About Most: “One of my most asked questions is how to perfect the winged eyeliner look. My best recommendation is to map the liner first with a little bit of brown eye shadow because it’s easy to blend if you mess up. Once you have the shape down, use a black liquid eyeliner to go over it to perfect it. This is an easy way to get it done.”

Yudy Arias


My Favorite Beauty Practice from My Culture: “To smile often and always be authentic.”

What My Followers Ask About Most: “The number-one thing my followers ask me about is my yoga practice and how to begin themselves. I always tell them to check out my YouTube videos where I’ve shared all of that information to help them get started or perfect their practice.”

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