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

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

How I Keep My Ends from Tangling, Knotting and Breaking Pt. 3 Geniece’s Advice

I did my big chop in the winter of 2004. While my hair seemed to retain length over the next year and a half it eventually plateaued and remained at the same length (shoulder length) through the fall of 2009. I asked myself “What am I doing wrong?” The answer: Unintentionally breaking my ends. I’ve... Continue Reading

8 Awkward Things About Natural Hair I Have to Explain to My White Boyfriend

By Ashley Reese of TheGloss “Wow, I…didn’t know your hair was that long.” These were the first words out of my boyfriend’s mouth when he saw me with my waist-length box braids, a big transition from the gravity defying afro I’ve rocked since our first OK Cupid date. My middle school and high school days... Continue Reading

Are Natural Hair Salons Too Expensive or Do We Undervalue Stylists?

Times are changing in the natural hair world. An increasing number of salons are offering at least one natural hair specialist while a host of others in large US cities like NYC, Chicago and Atlanta offer exclusive natural hair services. Here is a sample price list based on services provided by top-end natural hair salons... Continue Reading

6 Photos That Bring Back Hair Memories

We are loving these photos from artist Nakeya Brown’s Hair Stories Untold series. And an objective of the series, according to Brown, is to invoke memories I wanted to look at the different ways in which we visualize group identity. Through womanhood, through process and rituals, and through the practice of doing and handling one’s... Continue Reading

What’s It Like to Be an Afro-Latina Natural in the Hispanic Community? Vlogger Melshary Explains

“There were 11.2 million Africans that we can count who survived the Middle Passage and landed in the New World, and of that 11.2 million, only 450,000 came to the United States. That’s amazing. All the rest went south of Miami as it were.” – Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., “Black in Latin America” A lot... Continue Reading