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

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

Now all black folks know what they really mean 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 women contributors to try on... Continue Reading

25 Designs From Black Woman-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

Magazine Editorial Transforms Naturals into Stunning Dandy Fashion Icons

Black Attitude Magazine curated a truly stunning editorial with a trio of naturals. The piece titled “Dandy Queens” channels dandy culture with a feminine twist and a few amazing natural hair styles included..   What do you think of the spread? Continue Reading

6 Tips to Reduce Tangles and Knots on 4C Wash and Go’s

In the summertime, I personally love the freedom of being able to wet my hair every other morning, without having to re-style my hair. However, the wash-n-go can come with a price for many of us, and that price is a horrible detangling session at the end of wearing it. If you are 4C and... Continue Reading

How I Keep My Ends from Tangling, Knotting and Breaking Pt. 4 Portia’s Advice

Our fourth feature is from Portia. Be sure to check out our first feature from Chinwe, our second feature from Elle and our third feature from Geneice. In the beginning of my natural hair journey, I big chopped and my hair was short. Therefore, there really wasn’t much to detangle. As my hair grew, it... Continue Reading

The White House Releases a Video of Michelle Obama Working Out and It Damn Near Breaks the Internet

But why is our First Lady so dope though? Michelle Obama has been encouraging Americans to participate in her #gimmefive challenge, posting video of themselves doing 5 things to maintain a healthy, active life. While some famous celebs (including Beyonce) have uploaded their #gimmefive videos… Celebrating the 5th anniversary of Let's Move! #GimmeFive @michelleobama ????... Continue Reading

[Review] I Tried It: The Ouidad Double Detangler

For the longest time, I’ve been hearing about the beast of a comb, the Ouidad Double Detangler. It’s always been intriguing to me, but I didn’t want to spend the money on a new comb when my Mason Pearson Rake Comb was completely fine. But when my Mason Pearson Rake Comb finally lost the battle... Continue Reading

34 Amazingly Beautiful Pictures of the Sudanese Dinka Tribe

Photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher captured the everyday life of the Dinka tribe, which is a Nilotic ethnic group in Southern Sudan. The following photos featured on the Tekey website offered this tidbit about a most fascinating civilization: The Dinka are a Nilotic ethnic group from South Sudan. They live from the tenth century on... Continue Reading

How I Learned to Stop Worshipping Whiteness While Growing Up Biracial

By Joleen Brantle of ForHarriet.com I haven’t always been very racially aware. When I was a child Pokémon cards, cartoons, and school were of vastly greater importance to me. I was raised in a very diverse city with a strong Latino presence. I had friends of every race. Why would one’s skin color matter? It... Continue Reading

16 Stunning Photos of Colored Box Braids, the Summer Protective Style Trend Taking Over Instagram

Have you ever wanted to try a new color with your hair but didn’t want to permanently dye it? What about a bold color like purple, red, pink, blue, green, or even grey? Well, we have a simple solution for you. Braids or twists are easy ways to try out new bold colors without altering... Continue Reading

Deep Conditioner vs. Hair Mask: What’s the Difference?

The never-ending quest for perfectly moisturized hair begins in the hair product aisle or, if you’re a mixologist, your kitchen. I’m not much into mixing homemade conditioners (mostly out of laziness) plus I believe a sweet smelling concoction in the beauty supply store can do the trick for my tightly coiled, prone-to-dryness hair. I’m guessing most women... Continue Reading

Natural Vlogger Spray Tans to Get Darker, Shares Before and After Video… YouTube Comments Go Nuts

A few months back people were astounded when actress Raven Symone shared that she used to tan to get darker. With all the talk of light skinned privilege in the black community, and studies that seem to confirm that it exists, many were confused about why she would ‘give up’ her light skin. But it... Continue Reading

7 Natural Instagrammers Who Dyed Their Hair But Maintained Its Health

The days are growing longer and the weather is staying warm, which means ladies are ditching their dark hair for lighter hues! I enjoy seeing natural women experiment with color and sometimes, I even get the itch myself. The only thing that keeps me from reaching for the dye is the idea of damaged hair.... Continue Reading