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

Interview: Issa Rae and Felicia Leatherwood Talk New Series “Headcases”

  “I need to start over,” declares Apryl, the 27-year-old woman featured in the video message to natural hair celebrity stylist, Felicia Leatherwood. In the first episode of Head Cases, Felicia sits down with Apryl and asks about her hair woes before doing something many of us have only dreamed about. She then proceeds to go through... Continue Reading

6 Oils and Butters That Are Essential to My 4B Hair Regimen

We’re back with another compilation piece! Last week four BGLH writers shared how they went from TWA to back length. Now we’re talking about oils and butters! Over the next two weeks our writers will share how they incorporate oils and butters into their regimen. Be sure to read our first post from Geniece, second post from Chinwe, third post from Tori and... Continue Reading

16-Year-Old Hunger Games Star Amandla Sternberg Schools the Internet on Cultural Appropriation

Amandla Sternberg, 16-year-old star of the Hunger Games took to her Tumblr and uploaded a high school history project that let the internet know black culture is not a fashion trend to be consumed by privileged appropriators. Interestingly enough, Sternberg went through a whole other set of racial transgressions when she was cast as Rue... Continue Reading

6 Oils and Butters That Are Essential to My 4C Hair Regimen

We’re back with another compilation piece! Last week four BGLH writers shared how they went from TWA to back length. Now we’re talking about oils and butters! Over the next two weeks our writers will share how they incorporate oils and butters into their regimen. Be sure to read our first post from Geniece, second post from Chinwe and third post... Continue Reading

‘You’ve Sold Out': Janelle Monae Faces Criticism Over Sexy “Yoga” Video

When I watched Janelle Monáe’s new video for “Yoga,” featuring Jidenna, it absolutely brightened my day. I thought that Janelle did a great job embracing her own sexual being AND maintaining ownership of it, something that I think can get very blurry in the music industry. While I love artists like Rihanna and Nicki Minaj,... Continue Reading

Fitness Inspiration: #YogaAfterDark with Jessica Tara

When one of my long time curlfriends tweeted that @jesstaras was her best follow of 2015, I had to see what was up. After browsing through her pics for a bit, I found myself clapping in my head, raising the roof, and convincing myself to go to the gym, all at the same time. Her posts... Continue Reading

3 Easy DIY Natural Hair Accessories

Hair accessories that compliment natural hair are pretty hard to come by these days. Lets face it, hair accessories aren’t made with large afros in mind, so it’s not too surprising that there isn’t much that will fit around or stay on our beautiful springy manes. Also, hair accessories can be a bit pricey and that’s usually what keeps me from purchasing anything... Continue Reading

4 Oils and Butters That Are Essential to My Waist Length 4B Hair Regimen

We’re back with another compilation piece! Last week four BGLH writers shared how they went from TWA to back length. Now we’re talking about oils and butters! Over the next two weeks our writers will share how they incorporate oils and butters into their regimen. Be sure to read our first post from Geniece and second post from Chinwe.... Continue Reading

6 Natural Ghanaians to Follow on Youtube

Ghana, stand up! Last month, we featured several natural Afrolatinas and natural Nigerians. You asked for more, so this week we’re showing you six natural Ghanaians! 1. Akushika GoneNatural The gorgeous Jennifer of AkushikaGoneNatural is Ewe and was born in Ghana. Currently, she is living in bustling New York. Her channel is a great stop for... Continue Reading

10 Natural Hairstyle Ideas for Prom 2015

Prom season is upon us! It seems like more and more high schoolers are boldly embracing their natural hair, so we’ve got a few ideas for how you can wear your natural hair and still look glamorous for prom! 1. The Nicole Melton Bun Former Essence.com Beauty Editor Nicole Melton put us all onto this... Continue Reading

4 Oils and Butters That Are Essential to My Waist Length 4C Hair Regimen

We’re back with another compilation piece! Last week four BGLH writers shared how they went from TWA to back length. Now we’re talking about oils and butters! Over the next two weeks our writers will share how they incorporate oils and butters into their regimen. Be sure to read our first post from Geniece. Second up is... Continue Reading

2 Tips to Help You Navigate Natural Hair Forums

Hair forums have long been a source of information for women of all hair types and hair goals. During the mid-late 1990s forums for women of color began to increase in popularity, eventually leading to forums in the early 2000s specifically focused on natural hair care. Some forums have certain foci, such as growing very... Continue Reading

Loana from Sao Paulo // 3C/4A Natural Hair

What is your name and where are you from? L: Hi, my name is Loana Novaes. I’m originally from Bahia, but I currently live in São Paulo, Brazil. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! L: Well… I’ve been natural for six years. I did keratin smoothing treatments to my... Continue Reading

10 Stunning Photos of Black Women from the Victorian Era

Amazing what wonders surface on the internet. Recently we came across these incredible images of women of color from the Victorian era (mainly from 1860 to 1901) on Downtown LA life. Not much is known about the gorgeous women pictured outside of the time period. However, that doesn’t stop us from appreciating them! Check out... Continue Reading

Look Super Cool this Festival Season: 3 Ways to Dye Synthetic Braiding Hair

Kanekalon and Marley braiding hair have become a natural sista’s secret weapon. Having a bad hair day? Grab some braiding hair and twist and twirl until your hair is selfie perfect. Need a larger than life afro, but you aren’t quite far enough in your natural journey to achieve it? A few packs of Marley... Continue Reading