10% Off Unrefined Raw and Whipped Shea Butter and Cocoa 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

Perfectly Normal Haircut Gets Black Kindergartner Sent Home from School

What do you see when you look at this picture? To many this is a neatly groomed black boy ready for school. But to the Immaculate Heart of Mary school in Belmont, California this hair style was “distracting” and resulted in little Jalyn Broussard being sent home half an hour after he arrived at school... Continue Reading

11 Stunning Vintage Portraits of Congolese Schoolgirls

These stunning portraits of students at a Protestant secondary school in Mbandaka, Congo were taken by American photographer Eliot Elisofon in 1972. Beautiful! Ladies, what are your thoughts? Continue Reading

Teen Vogue’s Unexpected Black August Cover

This is the cover of Teen Vogue‘s August issue. Yes, this is the same Teen Vogue that came under fire just last week for excluding more women of color in a black hair-centric editorial. The cover features 3 up and coming models of color (Imaan Hammam, Lineisy Montero and Aya Jones) and the same editor behind... Continue Reading

Black Woman Artist Poses Nude at Former New York City Slave Trading Sites, Including Wall Street

New York has a reputation for being a melting pot, but it also has a strong history of slave trading. For her photo series, White Shoes, artist Nona Faustine wanted to call attention to that history and its enduring legacy. “As a time traveler I’m very invested in the past and our future. I see... Continue Reading

The Tribal Trend of Metal Snap Clips in Ethiopia

The Bana tribe of Omo Valley Ethiopia takes everyday hair accessories to a new level. The use of the metal snap clips is primarily to keep the hair in place, but the bright colors and patterns also promote individuality and a bright, happy appearance. The metal clips (which were super popular in the US in... Continue Reading

“I Need Folks To Get Some Backbone” Luvvie Ajayi BLASTS Black Beauty Bloggers for Staying Silent on Charleston

Viral blogger and BFF in everyone’s head Luvvie Ajayi bowed out of June and came into July swinging with a series of tweets aka “Twitter Rant” on the silence of Black Beauty Bloggers in the wake of recent unrest and terrorism against black churches and communities. Some read the tweets and got all in their... Continue Reading

6 Reasons Why Perm Rods are the One Hair Tool Every Natural Should Have

You know when people ask “if you were stuck on a desert island, what’s one _____ you would have to have”? Well I know if asked about the ONE hair tool they couldn’t live without, many naturals would say bobby pins or maybe a goody ouchless band, but I’m here to show you why a pack... Continue Reading

Black Twitter Hilariously Roasts Urban Outfitters For Overcharging for Everyday Black Hair Products

Somewhere along the way, Urban Outfitters discovered the miracle of these old school black hair products. Murray’s Hair pomade is something black Dads everywhere swear by. Now, it’s ended up on the shelves of the local mass-produced hipster trading outpost, Urban Outfitters. Now while it’s all good and dandy that they’ve decided to carry the... Continue Reading

Set it and Forget it? Woman Leaves Weave in for Almost 2 Years

  It’s well after midnight, and I’m trying to figure out how to even start this article. I truly don’t know where to begin with this one. It’s not out of disrespect — I just truly don’t know how to start off an article about a woman who left a weave in her hair for... Continue Reading

Chinwe from Nigeria // Type 4 Natural Hair Icon

What is your name and where are you from? C: Hi!! My name is Chinwe Juliet also known as Igbocurls across social media and I come from Nigeria. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! C: I transitioned for seven months in the summer of 2011 after a very horrendous... Continue Reading

8 of the Most Moisture-Friendly Natural Hair Styles

One of the perennial dilemmas of natural hair is keeping it moisturized and cute and frizz-free. Some naturals even (unwisely) opt to hold off on moisture just to maintain a style. But you don’t have to! Geniece and Cassandre share 8 styles that look fabulous, no matter how much you moisturize them, and retain moisture... Continue Reading

‘If You’re Darker than a Paper Bag You’re Not Sexy’ Viola Davis Calls Out Colorism in Hollywood

How to Get Away With Murder star, Viola Davis recently did an interview with The Wrap following her standout role on the Shonda Rhimes series. In the interview, Davis touched on many themes regarding beauty, standards of feminity and her experience as a black actress in Hollywood. On the inspiration behind the infamous wig scene:... Continue Reading

Eyebrows on Fleek: Why Henna for Your Brows is the Next Big Thing

Henna for Eyebrows? Yes, it’s not just for your hair growing from your scalp anymore. For those of you that may have sparse eyebrows, Henna tinting is a process that allows you to go without having to fill them in with brow pencils and shadows for weeks! The process is relatively similar to a henna... Continue Reading

Teen Who Designed Stunning Afrocentric Prom Dress Styles Star for BET Awards

  Remember Kyemah McEntyre? she won Prom Queen as well as the hearts of the internet with her fierce self-designed African-inspired prom gown. Well all the internet recognition paid off as she scored a super sweet gig right out of high school. McEntyre was commissioned to design Power actress, Naturi Naughton’s gown for the BET Awards which... Continue Reading

Misty Copeland is the First African-American Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre

Tears, real tears. As an avid lover of ballet and absolutely unapologetic Misty Copeland stan, I was delighted to see my Twitter feed overflow on Tuesday with tweets of congratulations for the dancer and her promotion at the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) to principal dancer. Becoming a principal at a ballet company is already a... Continue Reading