Nat­u­ral hair grows and we know this, but it helps to see inspi­ra­tion every now and then. There is just some­thing about watch­ing oth­ers achieve cer­tain mile­stones that moti­vates us to keep on push­ing.
Whether you are new­ly big chopped or you have been on your hair care jour­ney for years, look to the­se wom­en as exam­ples for what you can attain. Scope out their Insta­grams and review their reg­i­mens.  Per­haps, you can learn some­thing new to take to that next lev­el.


Here’s to reaching your goals!


Empow­er­ing wom­en of col­or to break bar­ri­ers. Cherish.Thy.Melanin.

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I would like to grow up my hair do I must have a big chop ?!


My hair grew the best short. It was eas­ier to keep mois­tur­ized and do week­ly deep con­di­tion­ing. I got into pro­tein treat­ments as well though I can’t ver­i­fy how much it helped. I also clipped fairy knots fre­quent­ly so my pro­gress moved for­ward. In addi­tion, I used strict­ly pro­tec­tive styles. No wash and gos.


thanks Chevan­ne. I will show you my hair pro­gress through some pic may­be some­time lat­er


I can’t wait to get back in the sad­dle with my hair growth. Preg­nan­cy and thy­roid dis­or­der have dec­i­mat­ed my pro­gress. I now have mas­sive break­age and thin­ning with even a bald spot com­ing in. 

I’m real­ly hap­py to see this fea­ture and see what pro­gress I’ll be able to make after I give birth.

Nusaybah Abdullah

What was it that you guys brought to get it to grow I can’t find the link to pur­chase


I love it. I big chopped a sec­ond time in April and since then I’ve noticed plen­ty of hair growth. I hope by the time sum­mer ends I can stop being uncom­fort­able with my TWA and wear it out. haha


Their hair is beau­ti­ful. I like long hair. I like short hair too.


i just had my bc and i need help on how to start back up again.i real­ly would love my hair to be longer than it was this time.i love all the pic­tures above.can any­body please rec­om­mend?


This gives me encour­age­ment! I wish we could get those nat­u­ral fea­tures back! I wish BGLH would go back to mak­ing this page pri­mar­i­ly about hair again…


I love this post! I wish there was a sim­i­lar post for locks.… *hint, hint to BGLH*

I am glad BGLH has returned to the pos­i­tive, gor­geous beau­ty that is black wom­en with gor­geous hair! We need more pos­i­tiv­i­ty and beau­ty on this web­site.


i miss when you guys did those nat­u­ral hair fea­tures of peo­ple and inter­viewed them. BRING THAT BACK PLEASE !

Dee Hines
I’ve big chopped my hair four times out of the five or so years that I’ve been nat­u­ral. It takes me about a year and a half to go from a twa to graz­ing shoul­der length. I decid­ed not to bc this year and my hair is now apl. Peo­ple have asked me what I do to make it grow, espe­cial­ly because I main­ly have low poros­i­ty type 4c with ran­dom 3c-4b tex­tures thrown in there. I didn’t do any­thing but leave it alone real­ly. I guess I’m bor­ing with my hair, twists and twists outs are my bread and… Read more »

Wow! The­se are all beau­ti­ful. Moti­vates me to keep going.

Elodie Careme

I don’t find this inspir­ing at all… First, because mots of them have curly pat­tern so some­how sup­port­ing the idea that curly hair grows faster than kinkier tex­tures. Then, the few coily streched their hair there­fore not giv­ing a real idea of the length expect­ed with the hair untouched. I’ve been nat­u­ral for 9 years now and I last BC’ed 1.5 year ago, with this com­par­ison it only make me feel that my hair is -indeed- not grow­ing. Not inspir­ing…


I was inspired.

Lola Rose

U big mad


sweet­ie, everyone’s hair grows at dif­fer­ent rates, I’ve kept my hair longer than some I’ve seen and they have way big­ger hair than mine. what did I do?.…I looked up one of them’s reg­i­men and tried a few tips from her and voila…instant result…coily, curly…kinky curly.…they all grow but grow dif­fer­ent­ly, remem­ber that and take a few tips from them ladies up there…I know I would


Girl.……just stop. May­be you need to change the game. Plen­ty of the­se wom­en have kinky 4b/c hair. Stop with the neg­a­tiv­i­ty.

Christina Guillot

Well everyone’s hair grows at dif­fer­ent rates. You shouldn’t feel bad that your hair isn’t at the length you want it to be

I cut off most my hair Jan­u­ary 2016. I had already been nat­u­ral for sev­er­al years but had no under­stand­ing of basic hair care. Despite being thick and look­ing healthy enough, I had crazy mid shaft splits/split ends/ssk and my hair was so many dif­fer­ent lengths. Peo­ple (includ­ing hair­dressers) kept telling me to just deep con­di­tion my prob­lems away, but I knew that wouldn’t work and so I cut it all off. My hair is grow­ing back slow­ly but sure­ly and I can’t wait to see how long it is by Decem­ber. Although I don’t like hav­ing short hair (I’m… Read more »
ss (short & sweet)
I have high poros­i­ty 4c curls which I think tend to need a lit­tle more TLC than oth­er tex­tures. I think my SSK’s came from dry hair, and my mid shaft splits came from mechan­i­cal dam­age (for me it was tight Ban­tu knots, flexi rods, lazy detan­gling, heat abuse); trim­ming the mid shaft splits cre­at­ed split ends. I just had to stop the vio­lence! I have found great suc­cess using Shea Mois­ture Curl Enhanc­ing Smooth­ie as a DEEP TREATMENT!!! It con­tains pan­thenol and silk pro­tein. The Shea Mois­ture RAW SHEA But­ter Restora­tive Con­di­tion­er is anoth­er HG deep con­di­tion­er (if you… Read more »

Sto­ry of my life. I had 4c, high poros­i­ty hair and I suf­fered from all of the above, and I just decid­ed to big chop and start over to do things right. I will be patient and do it right this time.


What method do you use to keep your hair mois­tur­ized if you don’t mind me ask­ing?

My scalp is extreme­ly dry and I haven’t done a wash out since my start­ing days because of how dry my afro would look. I find lco works bet­ter for me than loc but I’m still curi­ous about oth­er meth­ods!

I use my own mod­i­fied ver­sion of the max hydra­tion method rou­tine. I was look­ing for ways to real­ly hydrate my hair rather than just mois­tur­iz­ing the strands and have found that this type rou­tine works so well on my hair. The per­son who made the method has a bunch of rules regard­ing what prod­ucts to use/not use and how often to do the rou­tine but I ignore it and use what­ev­er prod­ucts have been work­ing on my hair.  Once or twice a week, depend­ing on how dirty my hair is from exer­cis­ing, I wash my hair with apple cider vine­gar… Read more »