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

[Pics] Lauryn Hill’s Son Zion, Subject of Her 1998 Hit Song, Just Attended Prom… And We Feel Old

So the always beautiful Ms. Hill just turned 40. And yes, she still looks like she did on the cover of the Fugees The Score album. Take some time to spin Miseducation a few times to celebrate. Also if you can recall track #4 on the Miseducation, you might recognize this young man. Yes, ya’ll that is Zion.... Continue Reading

5 Fascinating Black Hair History Facts You’ve Probably Never Heard Before

Vlogger Chime Edwards, also known as HairCrush, recently released an 8 minute video on the history of black hair before slavery to the present. The powerful video has been shared more than 1.5 million times on Facebook and if you watch it you’ll understand why. It’s packed with powerful and interesting facts about our history.... Continue Reading

10 of Our Favorite #BeyonceAlwaysOnBeat Videos

In a viral trend started by Twitter user @MascotMY_Tweets, folks have been mashing up Beyonce performance videos with music from different genres to prove that the talented Miss 3rd Ward doesn’t miss a beat. Check out a few of our favorites:   SLAY Omg #Beyoncéalwaysonbeat pic.twitter.com/MzDExxEhOb — #KKB (@MascotMY_Tweets) May 27, 2015 When the choreography flawlessly matches... Continue Reading

14 Times Naturals Rocked the Heck Out of a Flower Crown

Spring is winding down and we are recognizing e its impending passing with an ode to flower crowns. The flower crown or wreath has its roots in Ancient Greece and it’s endured through the ages. Today naturals have put their twist on the style. Check out these 17 naturals who prove that curls x flowers... Continue Reading

4 Tips for Picking Out Your Natural Hair to Boost Volume

When I first heard of women picking out their curls for volume and fullness, I can’t lie, I was a bit terrified. I recalled the times I blowed out and picked out my fro when my hair was much shorter, and even though it looked fly, the tangles afterward were something to be reckoned with.... Continue Reading

White Hair Blog Claims Bantu Knots Were “Inspired” By Marc Jacobs, Black Twitter Goes Nuts

In today’s cultural appropriation news, Mane Addicts, a pretty popular hair related blog, thought that Marc Jacobs’ fashion show hairstylist Guido Palau invented bantu knots, and decided to give them a new name: twisted mini buns. The fail is that Mane Addicts didn’t realize (or chose to ignore) that black folks been wearing bantu knots/chiny bumps... Continue Reading

Taraji P. Henson Has Been Rocking Curls For the Past Week and We’re Loving It

Everyone’s favorite cookie, Taraji P. Henson, took to Instagram recently to debut her new Janet Jackson Velvet Rope-inspired locks. The star partied it up in Vegas with talented friends like Gabrielle Union-Wade, Kevin Hart and Lee Daniels. Givin a lil #JJ #JanetJackson #VelvetRope 🙌🏾💋 A photo posted by taraji p henson (@tarajiphenson) on May 21, 2015... Continue Reading

3 Amazing Deep Conditioners Under $10

It’s no surprise that deep conditioning is a staple in many natural haired women’s regimens – protein-moisture balance is a key component to retaining length and preventing breakage. Most recommend deep conditioning at least once a week and several of us have a lot of hair, so it can get a bit expensive to rely... Continue Reading

Inspiration: 20+ Extension Styles To Try This Summer

by Jessica Cruel of PopSugar Ever since I was a little girl, Summer was the time my mother would braid my hair. The styles took hours to create, and, of course, I never quite cooperated (which earned me several hand slaps with the comb). However the intricate cornrows would keep my hair untangled through weeks... Continue Reading

How I Used Green Smoothies To Jumpstart My Natural Hair Growth

I’m a big fan of delicious green smoothies. When my friend suggested them during my final year at grad school as a way to up my energy I had no idea that the benefits would go way beyond that. Green drinks are one of the reasons for my increasingly glowy skin and the continuous growth... Continue Reading

This Picture of Willow Smith Braiding Zoe Kravitz’s Hair Is the Sweetest Thing You’ll See Today

While hanging out in Paris for their appearances at the AfroPunk festival this past weekend, Willow Smith and Zoe Kravitz shared some much needed #carefreeblackgirl hang time. Both Zoe and Willow posted the following super cool photos on their Instagram accounts: lil sis braidin my Braidz • fam night in Paris. ?????? • @gweelos A photo posted... Continue Reading

Oprah’s Stylist Andre Walker Goes from Shading Kinky Hair to Creating Kinky Hair Products

Remember Andre Walker? He’s Oprah’s hairstylist, famous for creating the hair typing system many women use today that puts Type 1 hair at the top, and Type 4 hair at the bottom. I’ve personally commented on the inherent discrimination against kinkier textured hair in his numbering system and I’m not the first to do so.... Continue Reading

Black Blogger Recreates 8 Disney Princess Hairstyles With Senegalese Twists

Often times black women feel left out of the hugely influential princess culture that Disney has created. But Summer Arlexis, a blogger for Bustle.com, took up the task of recreating 8 styles from some of Disney’s most popular princesses. She shared her reasoning behind the project; “On a normal day, I’d probably think there was no... Continue Reading

4 Shades, 4 Stories: BGLH Writers Discuss Their Experiences with Colorism and Light Skinned Privilege

On April 21 Huffington Post writer Kim Lute set off a firestorm with her article, The Problem with Black Women. In it the French Creole Peabody award-winning journalist asserted that she did not have black friends because they were jealous of her light skin. “Since moving to Atlanta in the millennia, I’ve befriended mostly white... Continue Reading

14 Photos of Ethiopian Tribespeople Who Use Butter to Style Their Hair

Not too long ago, we mentioned the use of butter or ghee in 8 African Traditional Secrets for Long Healthy Hair. Recently, we came across these amazing photos of beautiful Ethiopian tribes incorporating butter in their traditional hair regimens. Afar The men of the Afar tribe wear traditional styles known as Dayta (similar to shingled curls) and... Continue Reading