10% Off Unrefined Raw and Whipped Shea Butter

Shea butter — almost all naturals use it. Its softening and sealing qualities for hair and skin are well known, so we decided to make it easy for you to get! BGLH’s online store — BGLH Marketplace — is carrying unrefined shea butter. You can buy it raw, whipped-unscented or whipped-scented (with vanilla, lavender, peppermint,... Continue Reading

5 Chic Protective Styles That Can Be Worn On Any Occasion

Do you get tired of changing up your look depending on where you are going?  Here are five protective styles that you can wear for almost any occasion: 1. Vintage Tuck If you are a fan of Geri’s blog, Geraldine the Great, then you know that she has some serious styling creativity when it comes to... Continue Reading

5 Stunning Pictorials of Perm Rod Styles

Perm rod sets are hot with naturals right now — no doubt about it. And no wonder; the style is gorgeous and versatile, can be dressed up or down, and is heatless! The trick, of course, is to get it right. For some tips on what NOT to do, check out our writer Christina’s hilarious... Continue Reading

Huh? Essence Mag Posts Then Removes Article on Why We Need More Relaxed Hair on the Red Carpet

No, this isn’t a headline from The Onion, it’s an actual piece Essence Magazine chose to post! The article has since been taken down, the only vestige of it is the screenshot below (originally spotted at 4C Natural Hair Chicks). And this URL showing that yes, the piece did exist (see gallery for larger image):... Continue Reading

Jenell from Chicago // 4C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! J: Aloooooha! My name is Jenell and I am from Chicago originally, currently residing on the beautiful island of Oahu. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! J: I BIG CHOPPED! After frying it, dyeing it, weaving it, lace fronting it, and everything else under the sun, I... Continue Reading

6 Moisturizers to Keep Your Natural Hair Hydrated this Winter

The temperatures seem to be getting worse, not better, as we get closer to spring. Last week clocked in dew points below zero on the East Coast, and we aren’t even done with snow for the year. Of course, with temperatures so low, we don’t want to walk around everyday with soaking wet hair. At... Continue Reading

Microscope Photos Reveal Which Natural Cleansers Work Better Than Shampoo

I have finally got around to testing some more natural cleansers. In the firing line today are castile soap (diluted), natural soap or shampoo bar, oat water and shikakai. The Experiment I used my own shed hair and imaged it: - on its own without any washing (oily from sheabutter/coconut oil use) - washed with... Continue Reading

3 Natural YouTubers Who Talk About MORE than Natural Hair

There are YouTubers to whom I subscribe strictly for hair care tips, style tutorials, inspiration and other things related to natural hair.  They talk, eat, and sleep hair and I love it.  However, there are other YouTubers to which I subscribe because of what they speak about beyond natural hair.  Hair isn’t my whole source of interest;... Continue Reading

Shea Moisture Faces Backlash Over Use of White Children in Online Ads

Shea Moisture usually trends on social media because of their infamous BOGO Free sales that cycle through stores like CVS, Walgreens, Target, and Ulta. This time around, the brand has come under the scrutiny of “Black Twitter”, the social media machine. On February 23rd, Shea Moisture posted this photo and caption to their Twitter account... Continue Reading

Zendaya Coleman Insulted Over Faux Locs at The Oscars

Actress Zendaya Coleman stunned at the Oscars on Sunday, walking the red carpet in a white, floor-length gown and faux locs. Coleman unmistakably made her mark in the increasing trend of actresses rocking natural do’s on the red carpet and it was embraced with open arms by everyone except… E!’s Fashion Police co-host Giuilana Rancic.... Continue Reading

I Tried a DIY Caramel Moisture Treatment on My Type 4 Natural Hair

Every once in a while I like to change up my hair routine by integrating a new DIY treatment. Changing things up has in the past helped me find new ways to enhance my hair’s moisture retention or it’s manageability. Sometimes I make terrible mistakes, like the time I used coconut cream and castor oil in... Continue Reading

5 Medium Length Afros You’ll Love

Medium length afros don’t receive nearly as much love as they should. If you ask some naturals, this length can be a little awkward at times. These four ladies prove that even during that awkward phase, medium length natural hair are fros to be reckoned with! Schylo Phillips from Aurora, Colorado This 22 year old... Continue Reading

Your Salon Products Might Be Fake: How to Spot Grey Market Products

by Christina and Elle When salon brands state their products aren’t guaranteed to be authentic unless purchased from an authorized retailer, I thought that they were simply placing emphasis on their exclusivity and turning us off to getting those products at a discount. To be honest, I didn’t care. I don’t buy products from random eBay... Continue Reading

Danielle from Houston // 4B/4C Natural Hair Style Icon

What is your name and where are you from? D: My name is Danielle Desiree. My family is from Guyana, South America and I reside in Houston, Tx. (H TOWN!!!) Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! D: I actually went natural by an accident. I was in college and... Continue Reading

Tutorial: How to Oil Cleanse for Stronger, Longer Natural Hair

  For many women with natural hair the most tedious part of their hair care routine is wash day. Now, while I haven’t yet figured out a way to shorten my 1-1 ½ hour routine (which is much shorter than it used to be) to 20 minutes, I have learned to make certain steps much... Continue Reading

Box Braids, Kinky Twists and Other Styles You Can Do With Crochet Braids

Right now, crochet braids are what’s hot amongst the natural hair community. It’s truly exciting to see professional stylists and some at home stylists, take this style and put their twist on it. We’ve seen crochet braids with waves, afro hair, cork screw curls, and even bone straight hair. Some styles are so realistic looking... Continue Reading