Wellness Wishers: Black Women Helping Us Live Healthier Lives

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  • Michelle Williams
  • Mamie Phipps Clark
  • Nicole Ari Parker
  • Dr. Michelle Gourdine
  • Rebecca Lee Crumpler
  • K. Michelle
  • Marvelyn Brown
  • Dr. Regina Benjamin
  • Harriet Washington
  • Dr. Dorothy Lavinia Brown
  • Henrietta Lacks
  • Hilary Beard
  • Jeanette Jenkins
  • We Can Do It!
  • First Lady Michelle Obama
  • Jocelyn Elders
  • Alicia Keys
  • Mary Eliza Mahoney
  • Dr. Rachael Ross
  • Myra Adele Logan

Nicole Ari Parker

Concerned about her own 30-pound weight gain and her concern that hair was an obstacle for other Black women working out, actress Nicole Ari Parker created the Save Your Do Gym Wrap. This headband absorbs sweat from the hair making it easier for Black women to work out and not wreck their ‘do. 

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