5 Products That Will Make Fine Natural Hair Appear Thicker

I’m an avid believer in accepting what you’ve got. However, I don’t shun the desire to enhance what you have to get the look you want. Some naturals with fine or thinning hair would love a thickened appearance to their strands. Before the days of science, that meant sticking to certain techniques and styles to... Continue Reading

5 Protective Styles for Short and Medium-Length Natural Hair – 2014 Edition

Naturals with short to medium-length hair may find protective styling to be a challenge given their length.  (I’ve been there so I can definitely relate.)  Here on BGLH, we have showcased a number of style options for you ladies and here is our latest roundup for 2014! 1. Vintage Style Bun and Bang For this look, Chiaka... Continue Reading

BGLH’S First E-Book! — The Complete Guide to Growing Out Kinky, 4B/4C Hair

For 6 years, BGLH has been a leader in showcasing kinky 4B/4C natural hair and providing key information on how to grow and style it. So it is fitting that our first official e-book is a consummate guide to growing out kinky, 4B/4C natural hair! To celebrate our launch we’re offering $5 OFF at checkout... Continue Reading

14 Must-Have Winter Natural Hair Products

Winter is the perfect time to take special interest in your natural hair care. A simple regimen with more frequent moisturizing, deep conditioning, sealing and protective styling is helpful to retain length during the cold weather. Incorporating good products in within a solid regimen will take your hair care to the next level. With the dropping temperatures... Continue Reading

How Focusing On Hair Porosity This Winter Can Lead to Healthier Longer Hair

When I began researching natural hair porosity, it was like glitter rained down from the sky and I truly began to figure out my hair. I found focusing on porosity to be much more helpful than relying on curl pattern. For those of you unfamiliar, porosity is how well your hair absorbs and holds onto moisture. For... Continue Reading

5 Companies That’ll Make You Want to Wrap Your Hair at Night

We all know that protecting our hair at night is an essential step to growing and maintaining strong, beautiful natural hair. But 100% cotton bandanas draw out the moisture from your hair, doorags leave indentations on your forehead, and beauty supply storescarves never ever stay on… especially when you’re trying to sleep in rollers, rods, or Curlformers.... Continue Reading

Christian from Barbados // 4C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself. C: My name is Christian Gibbs and I’m from Barbados. 246 stand up!! Share your natural hair journey with us! C: I did a big chop. I never had any problems with my chemically treated hair(it was never damaged, grew quickly and I loved it) but couple days before a long overdue hair appointment,... Continue Reading

4 Alternatives To Oil and Butter For Sealing Moisture In Natural Hair

When Izzy (my hair) was much shorter, I never thought it was necessary to “seal” my hair. Why? Because my hair’s porosity is fairly low, so “sealing” in moisture was never imperative to keep my hair moisturized. If you’re unfamiliar, “sealing” natural hair simply means to use a butter or oil to coat the hair... Continue Reading

Teyonah Parris Stuns At Elle’s Women In Hollywood Celebration

Teyonah Parris, who is currently starring as Coco Conners in Dear White People, looked stunning at Elle’s Women in Hollywood Celebration, rocking natural hair extensions and a gorgeous front twist. What do you think of this look? [Photo Source: Zimbio] Continue Reading

4 Top Quality, All-Natural Skincare Lines from Our Favorite Natural Hair Companies

Do you go hard in the paint looking at ingredient lists for your hair products? Are you sulfate-free, silicone-free, paraben-free, alcohol-free, petrolatum-free, phthalate-free, artificial coloring-free, etc etc? Or perhaps you pay attention to the ingredients in your hair products because your current regimen experiment (i.e. Curly Girl method, Max Hydration method, etc) requires it. Regardless,... Continue Reading

3 Moisturizing Deep Conditioner Recipes to Combat Dryness This Fall

Is your regular conditioner not cutting it this fall? Do you need a boost of moisture to combat the cold, dry air? Here are three conditioner recipes that you can whip up right at home. Get your mixing bowls ready! 1. Coconut Conditioner Ingredients: 1/2 cup conditioner of your choice (e.g., Tresemme Naturals) 1 tbs... Continue Reading

Actress Tatyana Ali Says She Felt Alienated for Having “Good Hair” Growing Up

Another day, another “good” and “bad” hair conversation. But this one comes with a twist. Tatyana Ali, more famously known as Ashley Banks from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, chose a recent interview with Vlad TV as her platform for discussing the implications of growing up with the burden of having “good hair”. Ali shares,... Continue Reading

Beauty Conglomerate L’Oreal, a Company With a Troubled History With Black Women, Buys Out Carol’s Daughter

 [photo source]   More Carol’s Daughter news broke early in the day on Monday, October 20th. Beauty conglomerate L’Oreal acquired the Carol’s Daughter brand. Lisa Price, Carol’s Daughter Founder and President made the following video announcement via the Carol’s Daughter Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152915056882224 Price shares, “I want to thank all of you for the support... Continue Reading

3 Tips to Prepare Type 4 Natural Hair For The Winter Months

  If you’re like me, then you’re probably already planning for the upcoming cold seasons. You might even start shopping for cozy sweaters and cute winter jackets to look super fly in the wintertime. The same is true for my hair regimen. I want my hair to look super fly in the winter months, so... Continue Reading

Andrea from Houston // 3B/C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself. A: My name is Andrea Denise Alexander and I am from the GREATEST city in the world! If you answered that with anything other than Houston, Texas, then there is a chance your Geography teacher was not well versed in his/her craft! ;) Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair... Continue Reading