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

Artist Delivers Powerful Statement on Instagram’s Hypocrisy After Menstruation Photo is Removed

Does Instagram have a double standard when it comes to portrayals of the female experience? Poet and artist Rupi Kaur created a photoseries displaying the experience of menstruation. The photos display things most of us are familiar with or have experienced; using a hot water bottle to alleviate cramps, bleeding through clothing, and throwing away... Continue Reading

How I Went from TWA to Back Length, Part 1; Ijeoma’s Story

Many black women have been led to believe that retaining length in their hair is virtually impossible. But with the right regimen and knowledge, it doesn’t have to be. This week, four BGLH writers will share stories of how they went from TWA to back length. They represent a diversity of hair textures and life... Continue Reading

TSA Officers Will No Longer Stop Black Women to Conduct Hair Searches in Airports

I’m sure we all remember when singer Solange announced that she had her hair searched publicly by TSA officers while traveling through the airport in 2012. Well, now thanks to two women the TSA has agreed to give up the practice altogether. Neuroscientist, Malaika Singleton of Sacramento, CA was on her way to an academic... Continue Reading

True Life: I Went to South Africa to Experience the Budding Natural Hair Movement

There have been a few spotlights on natural hair’s rise in popularity in different African countries, such as the Ivory Coast, but rarely do we get accounts of the movement from the perspective of folks who are familiar with the movement here. Luckily, I had the opportunity to visit Johannesburg, South Africa a few weeks... Continue Reading

Olivia from Detroit // 4B/C Natural Hair Style Icon

What is your name and where are you from? My name is Olivia “Livey J” Johnson and I am from Detroit, MI, currently residing in Belleville, MI. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! I transitioned, and looking back I really wish I would have big-chopped! I started my... Continue Reading

[Op Ed] I’m a White Mom With Biracial Children, and What I Do With Their Hair Is No One’s Business

Writer Maria Guido is fed up with random folks approaching her with advice on how to care for the natural hair of her own children. Read on for her take on these awkward encounters: Maybe I’m just not the type of parent who likes unsolicited advice or people getting in my personal space, but one... Continue Reading

[Video] Creativity: Installing a Sew-In Weave and Marley Twists On Top of Locs!

Think just because you have locs means you can’t rock a sew-in? Think again. Stylist, Richard Anthony Flowers posted the below video of a recent install on a client who had a head full of locs. Watch her go from stunning locs to a sleek sew-in weave in a matter of minutes: Posted by Richard Anthony... Continue Reading

[Video] Too Cute: Natural Mother and Daughter Duo Shut Down Ellen with Beyonce Routine

Four-year-old Heaven and her Mom, Tianne have made their way back onto the Ellen stage. Recently, a video of the two performing choreography to Beyonce’s “7/11″ went viral on the net and the daytime host just had to get them back on for another stellar performance. This isn’t the first time the mother-daughter duo graced... Continue Reading

Empire’s Grace Gealey Discusses Her Big Chop: ‘I Would Hide Behind My Hair’

If you are a fan of Empire, you have definitely taken notice of Grace Gealey’s chic hair and style. The actress, who plays Anika Calhoun on the hit show, sat down with Essence to discuss her gorgeous pixie cut — which she was rocking long before Empire. Check it out: I used to have really... Continue Reading

TV Writer Complains Hollywood Too Ethnically Diverse, Blacks on TV Has Reached Its ‘Peak’

We wish this Deadline article was an elaborate joke, or something out of the Onion, but unfortunately TV writer Nellie Andreeva is dead serious about her premise that TV is too diverse, blacks don’t deserve any more representation and the whole thing is unfair to white actors! Here are some of the “gems” from the... Continue Reading

Can Relaxers Permanently Change Your Natural Hair Texture?

We all know that chemical relaxers loosen the natural curl of one’s hair. But can long term use of chemical relaxers alter the texture and curl pattern of your hair as it grows naturally? I’ve heard on more than on occasion an anecdote along the lines of “When I was a girl my hair was... Continue Reading

4 Edge Pomades that Tame Wash n’ Go Frizz

For the past couple of years, it seems that several hair brands are incorporating “edge pomades” into their lineup. These products have a similar consistency to the Let’s Jam! Pomade of yesteryear, but usually without mineral oil and more natural ingredients. Used to often slick back edges and smooth hair for protective styles, edge pomades... Continue Reading

4 Hot DIY Natural Hair Cuts for Spring

Do you want to create your own fierce hair cut for the Spring?  If so, here are four DIY styles: 1. Bangs Bangs are a good option if you are bored with your current long length but aren’t brave enough to cut your entire hair.   Keep in mind that they are not the easiest to cut... Continue Reading

3 Shampoos with Super Slip for Natural Hair

Finding a good shampoo for natural, highly textured hair has been somewhat of a journey over the past few years. There are co-washes and cleansing conditioners aplenty, but a good, sudsy shampoo that gets up the gunk without leaving your hair feeling stripped and straw-like? Those are hard to come by. The average “sulfate-free” shampoo... Continue Reading

History-Making Little League Player Mo’ne Davis Gets Her Own Disney Biopic , Bloomsburg U Athlete Has a Disgusting Response

All-star athlete, Mo’ne Davis has been making all the right plays. It was recently announced that Disney will be making a bio-pic based on the 13-year-old. This is major! The upcoming biopic appropriately titled Throw Like Mo will follow Davis’ journey to become the first girl to pitch a shutout in the Little League World... Continue Reading