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

8 Natural UK Vloggers to Follow on YouTube

For the last several weeks, we have featured Caribbean, Nigerian, Ghanaian, and Afro-latina naturals on YouTube. We are switching things up this week and focusing on geography. This next round of features consists of vloggers who are based in the United Kingdom. 1. Curly Proverbz Farida of Curly Proverbz is a natural based in the UK.... Continue Reading

Beyonce Signs Natural YouTube Sensations + Lauryn Hill and 7 y-o Daughter Perform ‘That Thing’

Beyonce, through her management company Parkwood Entertainment, has signed the talented sisters and Youtube sensations, Chloe and Halle Bailey. Check out their crazy good cover of Drake’s “Hold On We’re Going Home” …and of course their very popular cover of Beyonce “Pretty Hurts”. It’s racked over 8 million views! The contracts have the young girls... Continue Reading

5 Gorgeous Styles That Require Adding Just One or Two Pieces of Hair

Do you feel like going big, bold and voluminous with your hair. Well try these very simple but gorgeous styles that require just adding one or two pieces of Kanekalon hair. Check it out… 1. Boho Chic French Braids Bianca Alexa shows us how to add hair to exaggerate length on french braids, giving them... Continue Reading

Buzzfeed Compiles List of Top UK Beauty Vloggers… And Readers are Upset Because It’s All Black

On April 21 Buzzfeed writer Bim Adewunmi compiled a list of top UK beauty bloggers in an article entitled 14 UK YouTubers Who Will Transform Your Fashion And Make-Up Game. The listed featured both up-and-coming and more established beauty vloggers, with channel subscriptions ranging from a few thousand to half a million. The featured vloggers... Continue Reading

Kim Kardashian Refers to Daughter North West’s Hair as a “Crazy Afro” and People are Upset… Should They Be?

Kim Kardashian is one of the most photographed woman in the world… so it was only a matter of time before her daughter’s appearance became a topic of discussion and debate. But some people are casting a skeptical eye at Kim after she herself referenced her daughter’s hair in what some feel is a derogatory... Continue Reading

2 Ways to Take Down Faux Locs Quickly and Without Breakage

Faux locs are not only beautiful, but they’re a great way to protect your natural hair, while still sporting a natural look. The installation of faux locs can take up to 8 hours, but did you know that it’s taking some people hours just to take those bad boys down? It’s true. I’ve heard a... Continue Reading

Cintia from Baltimore // 3A/3B Natural Hair

What is your name and where are you from? C: Hello my name is Cintia & I am from Baltimore Maryland Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! C: In 2008 I  made the best decision ever to return natural and start my journey. I decided to return natural because... Continue Reading

Evenings in Paradise: BGLH Writers Share Their Throwback Prom Photos

It’s prom season and we at BGLH got a little sentimental. So we decided to share our throwback prom photos with you. Join us on this journey through time… Leila Wowwowwow. Let’s break this down. So obviously I had the bands on my braces changed to silver to match my mermaid chic outft — which... Continue Reading

RHOA’s Demetria McKinney Shows Off Her Natural Hair in Puerto Rico

#SanJuan beach time!! #RHOA #OFFICIALLYYOURS #tradeitall #100 A photo posted by Demetria McKinney (@demetria4real) on Apr 26, 2015 at 11:00am PDT Star of Tyler Perry’s House of Payne and now guest star on Real Housewives of Atlanta, Demetria McKinney recently took to Instagram to show off her curls in Puerto Rico. A few months back... Continue Reading

The New Guard: 9 Up and Coming Natural Celebs Who are Changing the Game

1. Ava Duvernay Regally talented director, screenwriter, film distributor and then some! Is there anything Ava Duvernay can’t do. From her Golden Globe nomination for Selma to holding down her distribution company AFFRM (AFRICAN-AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL RELEASING MOVEMENT), Duvernay is definitely keeping the industry on its toes. Did we also mention she has her own... Continue Reading

Satirical Study Claiming Naturals Have Lower Self Esteem Causes Uproar… But Was It a Good Joke?

A few weeks ago, I saw an article circulating about black women with natural hair having lower self esteem than those who wear their hair straight. I was this close to being mad, but then they referenced a “study” done by Creme of Nature about this. Now, I know that natural hair brands aren’t exactly... Continue Reading

Why My Edges Started to Thin and How I Restored Them Pt 2, Ijeoma’s Story

It’s time for another BGLH compilation series! This time we’re discussing edges; how they thin out and what you can do to restore them. Read the first portion by Geniece. Next up is Ijeoma. I didn’t even realize that I had struggling edges until I cut my hair in February and noticed that my hairline... Continue Reading

Why My Edges Started to Thin and How I Restored Them Pt 1, Geniece’s Story

It’s time for another BGLH compilation series! This time we’re discussing edges; how they thin out and what you can do to restore them. First up is Geniece sharing her experiencing with thinning edges. My challenges with thinned edges can be traced back to my childhood. One style common among many little black girls, 2... Continue Reading

‘I Can’t Be a Princess Because I Have Braids': Writer Laments Her 4-Year-Old’s Observation

“I just can’t be a princess because I have braids in my hair.” Writer Alicia Hadley recalls hearing those words from 4-year-old daughter Prevy after seeing the many Disney princesses with long and/or straightened hair. “I have to take the braids out so my hair can be like this,” she said as she ran her... Continue Reading

3 Ways to Style a Failed Twistout or Braidout on Short Natural Hair

We’ve all been here! Your TWA is finally growing out a bit and you decide to get fancy and try your hand at a twistout or braidout. Two hours and lots of hair product later what you have is a curly mess. Well, no fear, vlogger Paville has a handy video showing three ways you... Continue Reading