4B Hair

Karla // Multi-Texture Style Icon

Introduce yourself! K: Hello, everyone! My name is Karla and I was born in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic to be exact. I left my country when I was 10 years old and I now live in Rhode Island where I’m growing in my career as a teacher. Why did you make the decision to... Continue Reading

Paulah // 4B Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! P: Hi! I’m Paulah. I’m from Ann Arbor, Michigan and I will be moving to Atlanta soon for grad school. Why did you make the decision to go natural? P: My last relaxer was 4 years ago and I cut off my relaxed ends about 3 years ago. I went natural because my... Continue Reading

Yasmine // 4B Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! Y: My name is Yasmine, I also go by Yaz. I am a Haitian-born Canadian. Grew up in both Port-au-Prince and several parts of Canada (including Montreal and Calgary). I’m currently in Toronto. Why did you make the decision to go natural? Y: I remember my last relaxer being in late 2009/early 2010,... Continue Reading

10 Pictures of Natural Hair Shrinkage that Will Blow Your Mind

Shrink City. Shrink, Shrink City. Hiding up to 90% of the actual hair length in some cases, shrinkage proves itself to be the ultimate magician when it comes to natural hair. Even though shrinkage is a common occurrence amongst naturals, our jaws dropped when we saw these photos. LadyKandDice has since cut her hair, but... Continue Reading

7 Protective Styles for Medium-Length, Kinky Natural Hair

By Chinwe of Hair and Health A couple months ago, I wrote this post for my short-haired ladies.  Since I do not want to leave you medium-length naturals hanging, this post is for you all: 1. Jumbo Twist Updo Now this gorgeous style is one you can rock almost anywhere, be it a party, a... Continue Reading

Ashlie Ayanna // Multi-Texture Style Icon

Introduce yourself! A: My name is Ashlie Ayanna and I was born in the beautiful city of Kingston, Jamaica. I left Jamaica with my family at the age of 3 and have been living in Miami, Florida ever since. Why did you make the decision to go natural? A: I’ve had long, relaxed hair for... Continue Reading

Maya Penn // 4B Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! M: My name is Maya Penn. I’m from Atlanta, GA and I’m a 14 year old eco-designer, artist, animator, and CEO of my company Maya’s Ideas. Why did you make the decision to go natural? M: I’ve been natural all my life. My mother has always instilled in me that my hair is... Continue Reading

Treschanna // Multi-Texture Style Icon

Introduce yourself! T: I’m Treschanna on Facebook, from the beautiful Island of Trinidad and Tobago. I am the holder of a B.A. in Human Resource Management from Anglia Ruskin University. Why did you make the decision to go natural? T: I have been natural since 2005/2006. I decided to go natural after I was at... Continue Reading

Fifi // 4B Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! F: Hello everyone. My name is Fifi also known as Blackbeauty Kween. I was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. I now reside in London, United Kingdom. Why did you make the decision to go natural? F: I made my five-year mark in February 2014, how amazing is that? It’s been one... Continue Reading

Jessica // Multi-Texture Style Icon

Introduce yourself! J: My name is Jessica Fraser also known as Thee Shopaholic. Why did you make the decision to go natural? J: I have been natural since January 1, 2012. I went natural because I wanted a new look. I didn’t experience a bad relaxer, I didn’t experience breakage, and I didn’t do it... Continue Reading

Can You Successfully Wash and Go Long 4B/4C Hair?

LEFT: Straight almost WSL hair (shot from July 2012). RIGHT: Shrunken, un-combed, damp hair (January 2013).  Shrinkage never ceases to amaze me.  Hair eventually shrinks to EL once dry. By Chinwe of Hair and Health Back in January 2013, I took down my set of jumbo twists and tried Cynthiarf’s daily wash-n-go regimen for kinky hair.  Wait! ... Continue Reading

Ivoree // Multi-Texture Style Icon

Introduce yourself! I: Hi! My name is Ivoree S. Farrier. I am from Cleveland, Ohio, a Midwest natural! I recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts Degree from The University of Akron. I’m an actress and aspiring model. Why did you make the decision to go natural? I: I started off natural... Continue Reading

Day // 4B Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! D: Hey Queens! My name is Day Steer and I’m originally from the island of Jamaica, but New York is where I currently call home. Why did you make the decision to go natural? D: I am almost 4 years natural (March 27th is my curly-versary! Woot!). I decided to go natural because... Continue Reading

Stacey // Multi-Texture Style Icon

Introduce yourself! S: My name is Stacey and I’m originally from Irvington, NJ but I currently live in Atlanta, GA. Why did you make the decision to go natural? S: I stopped getting relaxers in 1999 when I was in the 8th grade because I was sick of having to get super strong relaxers to... Continue Reading

Koku Gonza // 4B/C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! K: My name is Koku Gonza from Chicago. Why did you make the decision to go natural? K: I’ve been natural since 2005. I decided to go natural because my hair started to thin out. I also hate the smell of relaxed hair. I wanted to explore my hair in its natural state... Continue Reading

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