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

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

45 Head Wrap Styles for the Long, Short and Loc’d

By Sabrina Perkins of NaturallyCurly.com Head wraps have really grown in style variety and popularity. There are scarves of countless colors and prints that can be found in. I love how timeless they look, especially in the colder months! It is all about expressing yourself to the world with all eyes on you. Now, there... Continue Reading

Black Women March Topless To Protest Police Killings of Unarmed Black Women

A group of protestors in San Francisco used their bodies to make a political statement when they marched topless to protest police killings of unarmed black women. The protest, which took place Thursday during morning rush hour, commemorated victims like Rekia Boyd and Aiyana Stanley-Jones. The group of protestors is called the BlackOut Collective and... Continue Reading

[Video] Black Women Try “Nude” Fashion and the Results are Ridiculous

Now most black folks know what it really means when the color of something is described as “nude.” It definitely isn’t a universal experience. From bandaids to pantyhose the idea of “flesh-colored” wares don’t typically match up with many folks of color. Buzzfeed recently gathered a few of their black female contributors to try on fashion... Continue Reading

25 Designs From Black Women-Owned Swimwear Lines to Try This Summer

Summer is only a couple of weeks away and now is the time to make sure you’ve got that perfect fit to lay out by the pool, beachside or water park if that’s your thing. Here are a few amazing black swimwear designers you should definitely check when crafting your looks for summer 2K15: Zubaida... Continue Reading

Why I’ve Returned to the Black Salon When Folks Are Leaving in Droves

By Danielle C. Belton of TheRoot.com The long waits. The double-booking. The general “unprofessionalism.” The cost. I had a lot of reasons to give up on hair salons, specifically black ones, more than 10 years ago. In the early years of the recession, there was story after story of black salons struggling as more and... Continue Reading

Sink or Shower: What’s the Best Place to Wash Natural Hair?

When you watch a shampoo commercial, where is the woman usually washing her hair? Usually in a hot, steamy shower or under a waterfall in a tropical paradise, right? The point is, she is usually standing upright massaging the shampoo through her scalp. Now, imagine watching a shampoo commercial with a woman hunched over her... Continue Reading