Style: Liana in New York

Introduce yourself! L: My name is Liana and I am a professional actress and model working in NYC! What is your style philosophy? L: No matter what you’re doing or where you’re going, always dress better than you think you should. The way you style yourself can change the course of your day. How would... Continue Reading

How to Protect Your Hair from Seawater, Pool Water and Hotel Water This Vacation Season

With the summer holiday season upon us, I thought it might be worthwhile writing a piece on water. Whether you are headed to the beach or pool this summer you may want to know what the water there will do to your hair. Here are the 5 main types of water you may encounter during... Continue Reading

Tia Mowry Rocks Her Fro on Mexican Anniversary +Tamera Rocks Shorter TWA + Jordin Sparks Wows in a Bikini

Tia Mowry-Hardict celebrated her six year wedding anniversary with hubby, Cory in Mexico over the weekend. She donned her TWA all weekend long with cute bohemian fits to match the warm weather.   On the other side of the continent, her sister, Tamera made a bold statement this past weekend at a Kiehl’s Earth Day... Continue Reading

5 Natural YouTubers Who Rock Vivid Color

It’s no secret, that I love color in my hair. Ever since I first went turquoise last summer, I’ve had a love affair with hair color. Bring on the Manic Panic, Special Effects and Sally Ion Color Brilliance! Despite the extra commitment required to maintain it, I love rocking blue and aqua hair. Below are... Continue Reading

4 Signs It’s Time to Trim Your Natural Hair

Content Provided by Klassy Kinks Hair scientists, stylists and bloggers debate on how often one should trim their natural hair, but one thing is for certain: healthy ends are essential to having healthy hair! Regardless of how often you plan to trim your hair, there are a few signs that you should bring out the hair... Continue Reading

Akosua // 4C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! A: My name is Akosua. I am half Ghanaian, half Zambian and I grew up in Botswana. I came to the United States for university and am currently living and working in NYC. Why did you make the decision to go natural? A: I’ve been natural for about a year and almost two... Continue Reading

How I Crocheted Micro Senegalese Twists into My Hair

by Sarah Dee of Coils So Beautiful Crochet Micro Senegalese Twists. I know, that’s a mouthful to say. I don’t even know if that is an official style but that’s the best way to describe what I’ve got going on here. Below is my braid pattern: I would suggest doing the braids in the middle... Continue Reading

10 Kinky-Haired Naturals You Should Check Out on YouTube

By Chinwe of Hair and Health If you are looking to subscribe to more naturals with kinky hair, then you’ve come to the right place.  Here are some relatively less viewed ladies: 1. Naturally High I mentioned her in an earlier post, but she is worth mentioning again.  Her channel contains hair style tutorials, length retention tips, and... Continue Reading

3 Signs a Natural Hair Style is Not For You

1. Styling Takes an Unnecessarily Long Time There are some styles that always take a long time to complete. For example, it takes up to 8 hours to put my hair into mini twists. That’s not excessively long, as 150 small twists on long natural hair will take a while. But there may be styles that take you... Continue Reading

Lexi // 3B Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! L: My name is Lexi Marcel Jackson. I’m 19, from Los Angeles, California, and I am African American and Mexican. Why did you make the decision to go natural? L: I have been natural all my life. When I was younger I really wanted a relaxer but my mom would never allow me... Continue Reading

Julie // 4B/C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! J: Hi! My name is Julie Thomas aka Juboolee and I’m from Philadelphia, PA. Philly stand up! Why did you make the decision to go natural? J: I’ve been natural since about 2007, however I’ve recently embarked on a new natural hair journey. I big chopped on February 23, 2013. So it’s been... Continue Reading

4 Common Practices That Cause Natural Hair Breakage

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard all the common tips about breakage: keep your hair moisturized, be gentle, pay special attention to your ends, avoid too-tight protective styles and updos, sleep with your hair protected (or at least on a satin pillowcase), and more. While those are all great things to keep in mind, I’d... Continue Reading

I Detangled My Natural Hair From Roots to Tips and Lived to Tell the Story

by Shelli of Hairscapades Okay, so I may be (figuratively) hung, drawn, and quartered for this one. Alright … alright … I’m being dramatic. But … I’m about to suggest something that will probably go counter to a “natural hair” great commandment that most have probably read over and over again. DETANGLE FROM TIPS TO ROOTS ROOTS TO TIPS. See, what... Continue Reading

5 Chic and Sophisticated 2014 Spring/Summer Hair Trends

[to the tune of R. Kelly Seems Like You're Ready] Temperatures are riiiiiiising, Your hair is probably yearning. Forrrrrr a change….. Let me stop there. There’s probably 8,743 different reasons to not cite or quote R. Kelly. But spring is most certainly here and summer is on the way. Temperatures are warming up! At this... Continue Reading

A Scientific Response to Ouidad’s Claim: ‘Oil Does Not Seal in Moisture’

As much as I am a blogger and writer, I am also an avid reader of BGLH and I did not miss the recent video highlight of Ouidad discussing hair and her opinion on using oil on hair. To be specific the quoted portion from the conversation, ‘Oil does not seal in moisture. Oil coats... Continue Reading

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