4B Hair

Akosua // 4C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! A: My name is Akosua. I am half Ghanaian, half Zambian and I grew up in Botswana. I came to the United States for university and am currently living and working in NYC. Why did you make the decision to go natural? A: I’ve been natural for about a year and almost two... Continue Reading

10 Kinky-Haired Naturals You Should Check Out on YouTube

By Chinwe of Hair and Health If you are looking to subscribe to more naturals with kinky hair, then you’ve come to the right place.  Here are some relatively less viewed ladies: 1. Naturally High I mentioned her in an earlier post, but she is worth mentioning again.  Her channel contains hair style tutorials, length retention tips, and... Continue Reading

Julie // 4B/C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! J: Hi! My name is Julie Thomas aka Juboolee and I’m from Philadelphia, PA. Philly stand up! Why did you make the decision to go natural? J: I’ve been natural since about 2007, however I’ve recently embarked on a new natural hair journey. I big chopped on February 23, 2013. So it’s been... Continue Reading

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

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