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Loana from Sao Paulo // 3C/4A Natural Hair

What is your name and where are you from? L: Hi, my name is Loana Novaes. I’m originally from Bahia, but I currently live in São Paulo, Brazil. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! L: Well… I’ve been natural for six years. I did keratin smoothing treatments to my... Continue Reading

Nana from Virginia // Type 4 Natural Hair

What is your name and where are you from? N: My Name is Nana Agyemang. I am from Ghana but live in Virginia. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! N: I have been natural for 5years. Being a dancer in college put a lot of stress on my hair. I... Continue Reading

Olivia from Detroit // 4B/C Natural Hair Style Icon

What is your name and where are you from? My name is Olivia “Livey J” Johnson and I am from Detroit, MI, currently residing in Belleville, MI. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! I transitioned, and looking back I really wish I would have big-chopped! I started my... Continue Reading

Chadran from Connecticut // 3C/4A Natural Hair Style Icon

What is your name and where are you from? C: My name is Chadran and I’m a Connecticut native. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! C: I’m an athlete, so workouts and relaxers didn’t mix for me. I had to stop perming and just let my hair do its own... Continue Reading

5 Tips That Kept My Flat Ironed Type 4 Natural Hair Straight For 6 Weeks

For naturals like myself, who do not mind applying heat to their hair, flat ironing can be a real treat. Flat ironing not only shows the ‘true length’ of your hair, but it adds some versatility to hair styling. However, one of the downsides of flat ironing natural hair is it can often revert back... Continue Reading

3 Newly Created Must-Have Tools for Type 4 Hair

It’s 2015 and with the new year, comes new tools! Take a peek at a few new inventions that are here to add some ease to your natural hair care regime. As a bonus…they’re all under $20!   Luxe Therapy Scalp Soother I carry the Scalp Soother literally EVERYWHERE I GO. It’s always in my purse. It... Continue Reading

Felisha from Atlanta // 3C/4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! F: My name is Felisha Shugart and I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia though Louisiana is somewhat a second home for me. Why did you make the decision to go natural? F: Initially was transitioning from really severe heat damage for about 6 months. I have never permed or texturized my hair. After... Continue Reading

Quecina from Houston // 4A/4B Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! Q: I am Quecina Burts Nute also known as Pinkstarnute in the natural hair world. I am a mother, military wife and teacher from Houston, Texas. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! Q: I transitioned into my natural hair journey instead of a direct “big chop” because... Continue Reading

5 Simple Styles for Medium-Length to Long Kinky Natural Hair

It is a new year and time for some new looks.  For this natural hair style edition, we are including five simple options for medium-length to long kinky natural hair. 1. Twisted Updo Though the holidays are officially over, I thought I’d include this beautiful, timeless look from Chiaka.  Start on hair that is stretched via... Continue Reading

Sheneka from Georgia // 3C/4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! S: Hey! My name is Sheneka but most people call me Nek and I’m a Georgia gal. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us!  S: I transitioned and initially “going natural” wasn’t apart of the plan. What initially happened: I hadn’t had a perm for about 5 months, kept... Continue Reading

3 Ways To Combat Dry Hair Syndrome in Type 4 Hair

Many naturals encounter dry hair at some point in time. Dryness can be caused by many things — weather, bad hair products, etc. But for Type 4 naturals like myself, dry hair can be even more prevalent. Over the years, while dealing with bouts of dry hair, I have discovered a few simple ways to quickly... Continue Reading

Melissa from Virginia // 4A/B Natural Hair Style Icon

What is your name and where are you from? M: My name is Melissa Carter. I’m from Waynesboro, Virginia. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! M: After nearly a lifetime of relaxers, I became curious about my God-given texture. My relaxed hair seemed pretty healthy but I wanted a... Continue Reading

I Used a “Real” Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein Treatment on My Type 4 Natural Hair

Protein treatments can be very beneficial to hair health. They strengthen the hair and help you reach your hair goals. Typically, my protein treatments would be a homemade mixture of ingredients such as yogurt, eggs, bananas, etc. However, earlier this year I stumbled upon a video that explained the difference between my usual homemade protein... Continue Reading

Jay from Connecticut // 4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself. J: Hey all! My name is Jalisa (Literally the name Lisa with a “Jah” sound in front of it) Williams, I go by Jay for short & I’m a senior majoring in Philosophy at the University of Connecticut, College Basketball Champions of the Nation – Go Huskies! Did you transition or big chop?... Continue Reading

Andrea from Houston // 3B/C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself. A: My name is Andrea Denise Alexander and I am from the GREATEST city in the world! If you answered that with anything other than Houston, Texas, then there is a chance your Geography teacher was not well versed in his/her craft! ;) Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair... Continue Reading