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

YouTube Celebrity GloZell Mocks Her Natural Hair for Laughs… But Was It Funny?

A few weeks back, vlogger GloZell posted a picture of herself on Instagram and asked her predominantly white followers to help her tame her “angry” natural hair. She did a corresponding YouTube video where she referred to her hair as nappy, tried unsuccessfully to run her fingers through it and lamented that it wouldn’t bounce... Continue Reading

How to Do a Long-Lasting Wash and Go (3 Days or More)

Can I just say that I’m super excited to talk about wash and go’s? They get such a bad reputation, but honestly I love them. I live in wash and go’s like 98% of the time — so much so that I have become completely inept at other types of styling. Heck, I tried to... Continue Reading

African-Themed Fashion Show Used Only White Models

Japanese designer Junya Watanabe recently debuted his Spring 2016 collection in the Paris Museum of Immigration last week. The theme of the collection was “Faraway” but it’s pretty obvious the entire show was infused with trends specific to African culture. Watanabe collaborated with Vlisco, a Dutch company well known in West and Central Africa for supplying... Continue Reading

Like Magic: Vlogger Gets Rid Of Dark Spots on Knees With Callus Remover

YouTuber, Brandie Jeanette made an interesting discovery when attempting to build her own at-home pedicure kit. Liquid Corn and Callus Remover not only works on removal of calluses on the heels of your feet but the dark spots that rest on the top of kneecaps for many women of color. In her YouTube video, Jeanette is... Continue Reading

7 of the Weirdest Ingredients for Natural Hair That Actually Work

Every once in a while, a new everyday product is introduced with claims of extraordinary hair benefits. However, some of them can be a little far-fetched for our tastes. Here’s a few products, we weren’t exactly considering taking to the shampoo bowl: 1. Pancake Syrup Some of us use honey and some folks reach for... Continue Reading

Black Girls Rock: Activist Bree Newsome Removes Confederate Flag from South Carolina Statehouse

Since the slaughter of 9 people by terrorist Dylann Roof in the historically black Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina, there have been calls for removal of the Confederate flag from the state’s capitol. 30-year-old activist and filmmaker Bree Newsome decided to skip the rhetoric and go straight for action, removing the divisive... Continue Reading

I Lose More Hair with Twists Than Wash and Go’s + 6 Tips for Wash and Go Protective Styling

Throughout my hair journey (teeny weeny afro to waist length, and still growing!), I’ve mainly worn wash and gos. I like twists, braids, and updos, but I find them extremely time consuming, especially with longer hair (it takes me about four hours to twist my hair). Many people claim that our textured hair can’t grow... Continue Reading

Women Injecting Botox In Their Scalps for Frizz Free Hair

In a quest for hair like Blake Lively and Princess Kate an increasing number of British women are getting botox injected in their scalps to extend their salon blow outs. Here’s how it works; Botox, although only thought to remove wrinkles and fine lines, is also a remedy for hyperhidrosis (extreme sweating). It is exactly... Continue Reading

11 Stunning Traditional Nigerian Wedding Hairstyles

In parts of Nigeria, it is not at all uncommon to have two weddings – a traditional one and a white wedding (or church wedding). The white wedding is usually modeled after the British with the bride wearing a white gown and the ceremony being held in church. In contrast, the traditional wedding is rooted in... Continue Reading

7 Elaborate Hairstyles from the Afrik Fashion Show in The Ivory Coast

From June 11 through June 13, the 10th edition of the Afrik Fashion Show was held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast).  The show included fifteen stylists from across Africa to showcase their amazing “clothes, accessories, and hairstyles” in a sort of festival.  Some of the most notable of all the creations were the huge, majestic hairstyles by Ivorian... Continue Reading

Culture Shift? More Black Women Are Calling Themselves Brown

What do Pretty Brown Girls, For Brown Girls and #SmartBrownGirl all have in common? They are all organizations started by black women aimed to uplift black women and girls, among others. ‘Brown’ is becoming a more acceptable way for black women to describe themselves and, to some, a contemporary alternative to ‘black’ or ‘African American’.... Continue Reading

3 Massive Hair Mistakes I Made on My Way to Waist Length Hair

Want more cautionary tales from our natural hair pros? Read more hair mistakes from our writers here. 1. Product mix left on too long resulting in pH fried strands One of my top three worst hair mistakes has to be leaving in the cherry Lola treatment in my hair for a few hours longer than... Continue Reading

I Tried It: Multi-Colored Box Braids

When BGLH reposted the series of pictures depicting women with different colored box braids, I kind of went into this fairy-unicorn sparkly tailspin. I’ve never had box braids before, and certainly didn’t know that you could buy braid hair in  such fun colors. And even more, I’ve always wanted to color my full head with... Continue Reading

Dominican Natural: I Got Written Notice at Work For Wearing My Natural Curls

It seems absurd, but it’s still a reality that there are serious consequences for some women who choose to wear their hair naturally coily or curly. In an interview with NaturallyCurly, Dominican natural Titiana Lugo shares the professional consequences she faced for embracing her curls; “Growing up was very difficult for me because I had... Continue Reading

No, My Blackness Isn’t Determined By Who I Date

By Ashley Reese of TheGloss Anybody who follows me on social media is probably tired of this story by now, but I’m going to offer the quick version of this story for those who aren’t. I was walking around with my boyfriend this past weekend when a random dude came up behind me, put his... Continue Reading