No, your BGLH article feed is not deceiving you, things have changed.
You might have noticed lately (officially starting on March 1) that BGLH is talking about more than hair… a lot more than hair. We’ve discussed culture, style and black womanhood in deeper ways, and that is deliberate. Let’s discuss…
So, why is BGLH changing?
Like many natural hair bloggers my background isn’t actually in hair or beauty, it’s in journalism. Before starting BGLH in April 2008 I was a newspaper reporter. I eventually quit my job to do BGLH full time, but my inner news nerd never died. I love reading news and culture pieces that affect us as black women. Not just for my own awareness, but because black women are not covered properly or well in mainstream media. The longer I’ve had this website the more I’ve come to recognize it as a powerful hub to discuss things that matter to us as black women, including — but not limited to — natural hair.
Our tagline is “Beauty, Culture and Natural Hair” and going forward we’re taking that tag line seriously… but only with content that is meaningful and relevant to our black beauty/womanhood focus. So don’t expect to see random recaps of Scandal…
What about natural hair?
What about it? It’s still central to who we are. It’s our passion and it’s just plain FUN! We love to write about natural hair care, natural styling, everything. Continue to expect top quality natural hair articles from our talented writing team every week.
What about hair that isn’t natural, will you start covering that too?
No. The furthest we’ll venture from natural hair care is discussing how weave and extension styles can be used in a protective capacity and to switch up your look. But we’re not interested in discussing relaxed hair, perpetual weaving or texturizers. It’s not our focus or passion.
I hate this!
I’m… sorry? Every time BGLH changes we lose some of our audience. All I can say is thank you for the time you’ve spent with us thus far. Luckily there are plenty of incredible blogs and YouTube accounts that focus solely on natural hair care and styling.
I love this!
We do too!! And we are excited about what is to come.
So will you change your name?
Will you keep selling shea butter, cocoa butter and mango butter?
Why yes, we will! You can buy raw or whipped shea, cocoa and mango butter in a variety of sizes (3 ounces all the way up to 2 pounds) here at bglh-marketplace.com.
(So yeh, that question and answer was basically a shameless plug…)
All this sounds fishy… Have you been acquired or sold?
Nope, no and hell naw. I still own 100% of BGLH and have no intention of giving up my full creative and financial control.
Thank you for travelling this journey with us and being a part of this community! Many of you have remained as we’ve evolved, through good times and bad, and it means so much to me. Upward and onward!