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

5 Ways to Switch Up Your Natural Hair Style this Spring

Are you bored with your current look?  Here are five ways to switch up your natural hair style this spring! 1. Half Up Half Down The “half up, half down” style is making a comeback in a big way — particularly in the natural hair community.  I’ve always thought this style was cute and now have... Continue Reading

Good or Bad? 2 States No Longer Require Cosmetology Licenses for African Hair Braiders

Salamata Sylla, owner of Sally’s Africain Hair Braiding in Kent, WA (pictured above) had been fighting the state to maintain her braiding business for the past two year. State inspectors almost closed down Sylla’s salon due to an assumption that chemicals were used to weave in extensions and thus needed a license to operate. Sylla... Continue Reading

Kendra from North Carolina // Transitioning Natural Hair Style Icon

What is your name, and where are you from? K: My name is Kendra J Williams and I’m from North Carolina. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! K: Although I never had a relaxer, I used heat religiously until 2012, when I started my no heat challenge for a... Continue Reading

Mattel Releases Ava DuVernay Barbie to Celebrate Sheroes

Mattel revealed its new “Sheroes” collection this past Friday at the Variety “Power of Women” luncheon and it includes the prestigious Selma director, Ava DuVernay. Barbie General Manager, Evelyn Mazzocco divulged the idea behind the series: “Barbie has always represented that girls have choices, and this spring we are proud to honor six Sheroes who through their... Continue Reading

[Video] 102-Year Old Harlem Renaissance Chorus Dancer Watches Herself on Film for the First Time

Alice Barker recently celebrated her 102nd birthday and received one heck of a gift. Barker was a chorus dancer during the Harlem Renaissance and shared the stage with notable talents such as Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly and Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. As Barker performed in a plethora commercials and films, much of her photographs and memorabilia became lost over... Continue Reading

How Hard Water Scientifically Affects Natural Hair

Many naturals report that their hair feels and even behaves differently when they live, move or vacation in an area with hard water. I now finally have scientific answers as to what could be happening! 1. The cuticle surface is the first point of call for both soft and hard water Both soft and hard... Continue Reading

15 Naturals Who Killed It This Carnival Season

Carnival season is wrapping up in the Caribbean and naturals were out in full force representing in the colorful festival. Check out 15 naturals who were killing it at Carnival 2015. Jamaica- Bacchanal Trinidad & Tobago Model Soowan Bramble   Barbados – Cropover    Beautiful! Did any of you attend Carnival? What country did you... Continue Reading

Should You Blow Dry Wet Or Dry? A Scientific Approach

Have you heard of bubble hair? As the name suggests, it is literally bubbles of air forming in hair. This happens when wet/damp hair is in contact with a heating tool (straightening iron, curling iron or blow dryer) and water inside hair heats up to its boiling point (circa 100°C/212F). Heating tools range in temperature... Continue Reading

6 Awesome Shirts for Naturals to Rock This Season (and Beyond!)

I love printed t-shirts, and not necessarily because I want other people to read them. There’s something cool about being able to track pop culture through clothing, and that’s exactly what they do. I still have Rainbow Brite and Tinkerbell shirts from my teen years and even shirts that I got traveling to other countries... Continue Reading

9 Natural Caribbean Vloggers to Follow on Youtube

My Caribbean ladies are up next! Here are nine vloggers from Haiti, Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad (Trinidad and Tobago), BVI, and U.S. Virgin Islands, just to name a few. 1. RazorEmpress Raynecia (RazorEmpress) hails from Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. If she looks familiar, it is probably because she was also featured as a BGLH style... Continue Reading

4 Old School Hair Styles That Are Making a Comeback

The old folks always say that there’s nothing new under the sun, only endless repackaging. But, surely we never thought that these particular styles would come back. Braided bobs, French rolls and upside down French braids wouldn’t be the first hair styles that come to mind when you think of chic or fashionable, but these... Continue Reading

The Science Behind Hair Breakage and Shedding

Can you tell the difference between shed hair and broken hair? On the surface, it appears to be an irrationally simple question. Shed hair will have a visible bulb and tends to be longer (closer to the full length of your hair) while breakage is typically a shorter segment of hair without a visible bulb,... Continue Reading

Meagan Good Rocks Faux Locs and Zendaya Coleman Shows Off Her Natural Curls

    Now that’s a “Good” look!   Meagan Good recently debuted small faux locs out and about and she looks absolutely adorable.   Zendaya also took to the ‘gram to show off her new cut! Curls???? thank you @shaiamiel #naturalsquad #nofilter A photo posted by Zendaya (@zendaya) on Apr 14, 2015 at 8:08pm PDT... Continue Reading

Natural Entrepreneur is Growing Her Own Castor Oil in Haiti and Exporting It

Many naturals complain about not having access to the raw ingredients that help their hair and skin to thrive. Yve-Car Momperousse was one of them, until she decided to do something about it. The Haitian-American Rutgers University graduate noticed the castor oil available in her area of the States was mostly from China and India... Continue Reading

Issa Rae, Debbie Allen, Shonda Rhimes & More Cover Essence + Zoe Kravitz Covers Marie Claire

Essence Magazine is kicking off the Month of May with some of the biggest names in Hollywood on the cover. Issa Rae, Mara Brock Akil, Debbie Allen, Shonda Rhimes and Ava Duvernay all shine so bright in their all-white ensembles. Looking great ladies! Also on the newsstand… None other than Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz... Continue Reading