Vlogger and comedienne Chescalocs is at it again! She’s teamed up with Fran of HeyFranHey.com, Taren Guy of Taren916, and Cipriana and Nikisha of Urbanbushbabes.com to share the ULTIMATE SECRET to long natural hair. Click to check it out below 🙂

Hilarious and SO true! Ladies, what do you think?

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Cute video but blah, blah, blah, Lol but seriously, patience isn’t cutting it for my stubborn AF hair, without the use of growth aids, scalp massages and multivitamins, I’d still be forehead length.

These gurus might not need all that but plenty of others did & plenty of us do.


you and the point of the video are in different zip codes right now.


Simmer down, The point of the video is obvious and I was just making an observation on my hair experience on this ya know, hair board, nothing more and nothing less. Geez, this place sure is catty.


And again I say, welcome to BGLH. lol.


I’m sorry but that was funny. LOL…

Wow how can such a positive video get such back lash? Sometimes folks got too much drama. I like the video a lot. very funny and real. The message is one that folks simply don’t want to hear. You gonna have to wait if you want the length. There is no short cut. No “good hair” pass card or installing locks to get there quicker. It takes a hot minute. And unfortunately that minute is different for each person. Lol you got people questioning if somebody’s hair is real and debating about locs vs loose, what in the world is… Read more »

thank you!


Actually, all hair is dead hair.


How is hair that’s growing out of your scalp “dead” are fingernails “dead”? Un-shed Skin?

Dr. Nataniel

The very top layer of the epidermis (top layer of skin) is called the horny layer….it is made of DEAD skin cells that have not shed, but will eventually… and all hair is dead. So are nails after they grow past the lunula. Nails are made of dead, keratinized cells. Educate yourself.

You are so negative and wrong girl smh. Let it go…



I find it to be pretty funny that someone that has so much to say doesnt even know basic facts lol..


Monifah’s ignorance is quite mind-boggling. I don’t usually feel the need to call out such ignorance, but the fact that she felt the need to respond to every comment that challenged her viewpoint, which is in fact plain untruths, makes me want to shred her comments and flush them down the toilet. Are fingernails dead? Is hair dead? Is she serious with these observations?


Yes, hair is dead and fingernails are dead. Those are facts. You can find the info on google.


Lmao – your hair and nails were never alive. Basic science! They are both made of keratin and other components but look different because of their different structural arrangement. The only thing that is alive or dead is the follicular cells producing the hair.


+1 @ Kendra. Monifah is wrong here.

Courtney h

I love this! Love these ladies’! Patience is key 🙂


Natural hair is natural hair. It doesn’t matter if its loc’d or loose; it still grow out the same way #phuckwhatyouheard

The Natural Haven
Chesca don’t worry about it, BGLH is a tough crowd, this discussion here is quite normal, even tame lol! I am actually surprised that there isn’t a discussion about all the other techniques necessary to acquire long hair from protective styling, conditioning technique, damage prevention, low heat etc. Take it as a plus lol The funniest comment that I have heard all day is that Cipriana’s hair may not be real……seriously? She does not need to part her hair for me to believe that it is her hair, but she has done in some of her videos. Wondering if that… Read more »

apparently i missed the memo! lol thanks for the support. happy to see the video posted regardless of the feedback

I LOVED THIS VIDEO the minute I saw it, and intend to share on my FB page. And for the folks coming out the woodworks with their own insecurities and rants, “Cipriana’s hair isn’t real, locs aren’t considered hair growth”, blah blah blah ARE YOU SERIOUS???? It’s almost like you’re HUNTING for a reason to invalidate the message or the fact that these women have triving hair! Good Jesus, you take care of your hair, it grows. PERIOD. I didn’t want to rant and it’s not my style but some of the stuff I see on here makes me wanna… Read more »





Hey Chesca, don’t waste your time defending the video as there’s nothing to defend! It’s super funny and well made. Good job!


Loved this! And love you, Chesca. Your locs are beautiful!


I agree Chesca’s locs are GORGEOUS!!!!


I don’t think its about whether or not they are gorgeous (they are)…


Nicole, Chesa is a good friend, I was simply giving my homie a shout out. It is what I do 😉


I dig, but it sucks how the issue is being completely distorted into some huge drama filled debate, instead of intelligent discourse. I agree with everyone who has said that locs might be a bit different, even easier, than loose natural hair but it doesn’t eliminate that her hair is pretty or anything like that. Nor do I think that she should be excluded from the video for having locs. But I just can’t accept that the loc journey is any more difficult than having to deal with loose hair. Anyway, you guys keep up the good work.

ok, but why does it have to be a competition? why does one need to be more difficult than the other? how can someone who’s never had locs or only had them for 2 years determine their level of difficulty? everyone’s hair and process is different! that’s the beauty of natural hair. no two heads are alike! i NEVER said locs are more difficult than having loose hair. and you are free to believe whatever you want about my length retention or the difficulty of maintaining my hair. the point is, locs are still natural hair and they still requires… Read more »

True, true, but alas competition is a part of normal human behavior. But riddle me this, on a regular ole Tuesday night when you don’t have anywhere to go on Wednesday and you’re tired from your 9-5. So you throw the locs into a pony tail, satin scarf or pillowcase it and go to bed. Someone with an easily tangled texture just can’t do that (unless they don’t care about length retention, healthy hair journeys, etc.). And Chesca I am not trying to fight with you or anything just trying to discuss.

Just because a certain behavior is “normal” doesn’t mean it’s acceptable. I’ve found that too often some black people put too much focus on bringing each other down and trying to be “better” than someone else (better hair, lighter skin, not black enough, too skinny, you talk white etc) instead of lifting each other up. It’s sad and hurtful. Considering how many people want to judge us for being natural (Hampton University’s MBA program recently banned locs and cornrows), I think it’s silly for hair to be a competition within our own people. I’m all for discussion! That’s why I’m… Read more »
Wow! Bravo for this response. I had locs for four years and actually cut them for loose natural hair because I was tired of the work. Now, I have learned that all hair takes work, so we shouldn’t judge any regimen/routine as easy, especially if it’s just because someone’s hair looks nice. I hated how heavy my locs got when I would wash them, now I hate how tangled my loose natural hair gets when I wash it. It is always something. And you are right, the resources on how to care for locs was very scarce years ago. I… Read more »

It’s kinda crazy how much the internet has changed in a few short years! When I started making hair videos, YouTube had only been around for 2 years and there wasn’t much of a natural hair community. Now, there are SO MANY people offering natural hair advice and help online that it can be kinda confusing and overwhelming because there’s so many different opinions, options and products out there!

Really though?! I have 4a/4b hair, loose, that is tightly coiled and night time care is fairly simple. I think this is silly. If my hair was in a twist out I would pull my hair back in a satin scrunchie or put it in a pineapple, satin cap and bed. If i wanted it to be more definted in the morning…I would put in like twist (10 minutes max) and put on a satin cap and go to bed. If it is twisted/braided…put on a satin cap and go to bed. If my hair is in a protective style,… Read more »

Inability to add an opinion without insults is what makes this sad to see. But I’ll agree to disagree, because of course, everyone’s experience is different.

Who is insulting you? I think it is silly to try to compare hair struggles because as you just said “everyone’s experience is different.” To try to make it seem like loose natural hair is more difficult because you are coming home from a 9-5 job so your tired and stuff is a stretch in my view. Hair care differs for everyone so to questions the difficulty she may have faced or try to say who has had it harder IS silly. How do you know what she has gone through? How can you even compare because everyone does something… Read more »

Lol, that is life! Drama happens over the most minuscule details unfortunately, and what is important to others is not important to someone else. I didn’t even comment on the subject “of locs are easier than loose hair” but I do disagree since every individual’s hair is unique but nothing wrong with a difference of opinions especially when most are formed on life experiences. Thank you Nicole.


Thanks! But please, don’t be deceived, apparently they aren’t considered “real long hair”. I might need to edit myself out of the video. lol

Ain't I an African

OMG. Now I’ve heard it all. There are a lot of crazy people walking around.


Well, it’s……not. It is matted loose shed hair, no biggie, just saying.


it’s still hair. it’s really not that serious but congrats, you really told me!


Congrats not necessary neither is the ‘tude Lol


This is one of the best things that I’ve ever seen in the natural hair community. I also love that each girl had a different curl type because it goes to show that it doesn’t matter your hair type, you just need PATIENCE. Amen to that, I need that everyday. Especially since I go through so much hair envy and think my hair wont ever grow.


LOL!!! and the video is so well done


wow, great reminder! i needed that. i’m only 4 months natural and want my hair to be longer lol. i am liking my new hair tho. and i love motivational/funny/informative vids like these. thanks sistas 🙂


I thought this video was hilarious and wonderful. Sure locs are different from free, loose, hair or what have you. I dont understand the animosity. Whether or you have locs or loose kinks, it has to grow, and be maintained. Point Blank . Great video. I admire every single one of these ladies.

Thick Nigerian Hair

That scene where they are in the lab and Nikisha drinks that chemical (Why girl?) is just hilarious.


Thanks BGLH for posting! I honestly had no idea this video would provoke so many varied conversations, but regardless, I’m glad that we were able to get people laughing and hopefully inspire some ladies to hang in there with their natural hair journey. Thanks again!


Concerning the contrversy, welcome to BGLH! And the vid was great!


These ladies just kill me..Nikisha is crazy funny…I’m feeling so brand new after viewing that video because my hairline is taking its sweet time to grow back after a bad weave job and my hair is just now starting to get a growth spurt.Thanks ladies!

Thick Nigerian Hair

Your hairline suffered a weave job too? I swear my edges are taking forever to grow back. I keep watering and buttering and nothing is happening.


I loved this video as well. But I can’t get over the though that Ciprana’s hair is not real. I’ve never seen her scalp in any pics or videos. Even in one video she posted, she scratched her head and her all her hair moved like she was wearing a wig or a weave. I don’t know ya’ll, I’m not trying to be negative but…

Can some just forward me to the link wear she shows some scalp, any scalp so I know it’s real?

Sorry if I offended anyone.


Hmm Anonymous, why does the scalp come into play when a black woman or woman of color has a lot of hair. I am not offended but you may want to think why it is so unbelievable and address your own prejudices. My sentiments are meant to be negative or offend but really coming from the heart!!!


Correction: I meant “My sentiments are NOT meant to be negative”


Hmm, why does the scalp come into play when a black woman or woman of color has a lot of hair. I am not offended but you may want to think why it is so unbelievable and address your own prejudices. My sentiments are meant to be negative or offend but really coming from the heart!!!


This comment is even funnier than the video! smh


Stop it, Lol, her hair is indeed real and gorgeous in person.


Thank you Monifah ;DDD


Anon, Cipriana does not owe that to you so please don’t ask again. Why the hell would she lie about her hair???

Its crazy to me that you would ask this and then ask people to not get offended. And of course you would ask this anonymously.


BeautyIAM, YES! All this work I do with this head and all the advice I dish out, it is just to damn much to lie, lol.


OH LORD, here we go again……

Go to her YT channel UrbanBushBabes. She has plenty of vids with her hair down and tending to it…


WOW. Seriously? Her hair is absolutely real.


I actually stumbled into one of the most hi def pics of her hair ive seen to date yesterday on essence which was cooI. I remember people not believing she was 4b/4c. You have to scan through the gallery since its on essence but it’s picture #40 I think. Lots of gorgeous heads of hair at that DC event.



Great photos of beautiful sisters. I didn’t realize Cipriana had those grey streaks.


Yes, so many beautiful women Interesting!!! I have had grey strands in the center section of my hair since I was 5 years old. Along with other negative comments people really thought my grey hair was lint in other pictures that are not of high definition, lol. Ah some people ;D

Ms. D

I’m about 99% sure her hair is real. If it wasn’t..she would have been outed by now. We have some serious Hair FBI agents out here.


Lol, Ms.D you are right about Hair FBI Agents and they are thorough!!!

Thick Nigerian Hair

LOL!!!! Hair FBI Agents! That’s a new one. I think I will retire Natural Hair Nazi for that. Too funny.


LOL @ the “Anti-Envy Spray”


Thoroughly enjoyed this! Thanks ladies, lol!


I really enjoyed that and I needed to hear that too! They are all so beautiful!

Annointed Queen



LOL! =)


LOVE it!!! That was clever and hilarious! The message is just fab—PATIENCE is truly the key. 😉


That was spot on! Love, love, love it 😉


That was adorable, lol!


This should be on a billboard! Great Job!


Did you guys realize that people are calling this video controversial? Really! Yes really.


Chesca was already defending the video within hours of it being posted so I’m not surprised.


ChescaLocs, while I like her, doesn’t really count. Locs are comprised of dead hair that would have normally been shed through washing, combing and styling over the years. Indeed, those loose strands are “trapped” in the loc, providing the weight and length. Therefore, locs are not a true representation of long hair retained that it still actually attached to the scalp.

I’m not “hating.” I had locs for a number of years and pciked them out. That was a lesson. I thought I had long hair, but only half the length was actually still mine.

Brown Sugar

News flash: All hair is dead. So therefore whatever style you rock it’s with dead hair. Locs are hair, so is a fro-but they are both dead hair.


lol this is why i barely read natural hair blogs. it’s already bad enough locs are *rarely* featured, but then there’s people like you.

Kaila P

Sweetheart once hair grows out of your scalp it is dead as well. just saying


Best point ever.


Kaila P, you are so right!!!

Yes, locs are made of shed hair, but matted hair still takes longer than loose hair to show actual length because the hair is essentially knotting (aka loc’ing) on itself. So 2 years of growth with locs, doesn’t look the same as 2 years of growth with loose hair. as i’m sure you remember when your hair was loc’d when you retwist or interlock you roots, your hair actually becomes shorter. when i started my locs my hair was shoulder length, but once i had my comb coils done, there were about an inch. Point is, hair doesn’t grow over… Read more »
i loved this video. -but once again im reminded that black people will ALWAYS have something negative to say about hair. that crap is irritating. locs dont count!? i’ve never heard of such ignorance lol. NATURAL HAIR IS NATURAL HAIR! My hair is bra strap length and im currently locing my hair (thanks chesca ;]) my hair is now to my neck in two strands.. reguardless of loose or loc’ed one will still need to learn patience. –you all should find something better to do with your time verses telling others what is and what isn’t. focus on yourself if… Read more »

Chescaleigh, I wouldn’t even bother to argue this point. I for one LOVED your video, and thought the different heads of hair was wonderful. You’re always gonna have one that’s not a fan. Too many people are though 🙂


+100 I agree! Chesca and the other ladies ROCK! There are some people in life that are ornery by nature—you say right, they say left, you say up, they say down.

The video was clever, funny, original, informative, and inspiring. Hair growth takes patience for ANY type of hair!


But most of it is not even coming from your scalp anymore! That is not real hair growth. It is hair accumulation (not retention, either). Your real hair is probably right above or at shoulder-length.


you still have to retain locs. if you don’t treat them properly, they can break off. I think chescalocs had to deal with that when she dyed her locs blonde.


Chesca commented on YouTube that if she removed her locs, her hair would actually be longer. That’s not true. In reality, she would find that at least the bottom half of her locs would fall off and shed into her hands and she was picking them out or taking them down.


I think she was referring to when she first got locs, her loose shoulder length hair became one inch coils when she starting the locing process.

Fed Up

Just let it go!


+1 gotta agree with you on that one. Loose hair takes MUCH more of said “patience” to grow AND GAIN LENGTH than locs for sure!


Sorry, I have to disagree here. As locs grow they are shortened at the root for maintenance. For this reason it appears that there isn’t any growth happening in the first year or so. Regardless, why is it a competition? Everyone has to wait for growth!


I agree with everything you said. Loose natural hair and locs are two completely different things when it comes to length!

It still takes patience. They are obviously all friends and just wanted to have fun and make a lighthearted video together to share withr the natural community. I can’t imagine They were thinking that deep when hanging out and making this and though to omit Chesca from the vid because her locs don’t count. Just…not that serious. Not saying yours is one but within hours of being posted there were some BITTER replies to the video, I mean people are just so offended about this or that. I saw it a mile coming because there are some serious insecurities and… Read more »

Well, I’m the one that came up with the idea and wrote, shot and edited the video, so they had no choice but to include me lol

Ugonna Wosu



LOL exactly….all you girls are awesome inside and out and it’s obvious you had a blast making this video 🙂


Lolol Chescalocs
Very good and mature dialouge ladies {Chescalocs and DF}. I learned a lot from both of you 🙂

DF, The video is great and the message is on point. I am just saying that hair growth with loose natural hair and locs is not the same thing. The idea of having long hair with locs is a bit of a misnomer since much of the hair is no longer actually attached to the scalp and growing. Nonetheless, many natural women would benefit from the prevailing message. Only by learning one’s hair, not holding it to expectations and standards that it just does not intrinsically have the capability to achieve (i.e. Tracee Ellis Ross ringlets) and being patient are… Read more »

The goal was to show a variety of hair textures in the video because the message applies to all. And personally, I’m kinda sick of seeing natural hair ads lacking someone with locs. We’re natural too! I’m not attempting to compare the growth process of locs to loose natural hair.


WOW Thanks Chescalocs for your statement, yes having locs is natural hair. And all this talk about having long locs does not compare to long loose natural hair, who cares. Sounds like some hating to me. Look if we have to be technical about “trapped” loose hair in locs is dead hair that we’re carrying around. Well answer the question why do we care for our hair like any one else (sometimes better than others)and our hair is just as fly?!!! I just saying……
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Thanks you Chescaleigh! I felt the same way when I had locs.


While I agree I still think when you are “growing” your locs you still have to have that patience to get to the loc length that you want so the premise is still the same. Your locs will not be MBL or WL after only 1 year or 2…just have to wait and it will happen.


@ Marcia, yes, it takes patience to grow locs. Of course. However, it is not true length retention – it’s shed hair accumulation. It sounds gross and negative, but it’s true. And I am one who still loves and admires locs.

Miss Tatto

Why even nit pick? It’s still natural and it still had to grow out. Don’t invalidate. ^_^


I agree Miss Tatto! I have a few friends with locs and it is work to care and retain length for locs as long as Chesca’s.

Reppin JA

Love this! Made my morning and reinvigorated my PATIENCE!


This is exactly what I needed to get my Friday morning started; Nikisha was just too much lmao!!!!!


Nikisha was hilarious! I love her. She’s my bff, in my mind.


i lovvvvve it!!!! 🙂


Wow! This video is HILARIOUS!

They did such a good job!

Kudos, girls! Thoroughly impressed 🙂