4B Hair

Despite Being Advised Not To, Miss DC Cierra Jackson Kept Her Hair Natural for the Miss America Pageant

Miss America contestant Cierra Jackson was advised by many not to rock her natural hair on stage, but she did so anyway. The Spelman College graduate won the competition’s swimsuit segment, but lost out on the crown. Even so, she... Continue Reading

Black Women are Comparing Their Relaxed Hair Health vs Their Natural Hair Health and It’s Eye Opening

Some of you have probably thought your hair was so bomb while it was relaxed. You probably thought that there was no way that natural hair could look any healthier, grow any longer, or flatter your face any better than... Continue Reading

What Baby Hair? 15 Photos That Show Appreciation for 4C, Not-Laid Edges

The Summer Olympics may be over, but the negative comments about Gabby Douglas’ edges still linger. (Just last week, we shared a video in which Cardi B, of Love & Hip Hop, defended the gymnast’s hair.) It is normal for 4C... Continue Reading

20 More Pictures of Natural Hair Shrinkage That Will Blow Your Mind

Shrinkage never (and, we really mean never) ceases to amaze us.  Though we know that natural hair can appear deceptively short in its shrunken state, it is still shocking to see the immense length hidden under our kinks, coils, and curls.  ... Continue Reading

20 Blown Out Natural Hair Looks That Slay

There’s something about a woman who can rock a blow out without without fear. Here are 19 fearless women who are rocking these blown out looks! Ponytail + blow out FTW! This angled blow out is serving!  Texture shot.  Our... Continue Reading

My Top Five Favorite Products for My 4C Hair This Winter

At this point in my natural hair journey, products that work for my strands in other seasons don’t necessarily still work in the winter.  That is just the reality of my almost 8-year strands.  With the cold weather and the... Continue Reading

Why I No Longer Style My Natural Hair Wet

This may sound strange to some, but trust me – there’s a method to my madness. I’m a twist out gal and in the past, I would primarily twist my hair while wet. However, I’ve always noticed that my hair... Continue Reading

The Fall Regimen Master List — How to Transition Your Natural Hair from Summer to Fall

Summer 2015 was a great one, but it’s officially over! The air is getting cooler, humidity is dropping and, for many naturals, our hair is acting kind of funky. Never fear! Our writers are here to break down how to... Continue Reading

How to Comb Kinky, 4C Hair Without Pain

I often come across women who tell me they can’t keep their hair in its natural texture because it’s nearly impossible to comb and can be very painful. “Oh, my hair breaks combs” they tell me. Then they ask me... Continue Reading

6 of the Best Styles for Long or Short 4B/4C Natural Hair — 2015 Edition

Back in 2013, we featured 4 Styles for Long or Short 4B/4C Natural Hair.  The article was a big hit with our readers, so we are bringing you a 2015 edition.  Natural hairstyles have become more creative and diversified in... Continue Reading

Chinwe from Nigeria // Type 4 Natural Hair Icon

What is your name and where are you from? C: Hi!! My name is Chinwe Juliet also known as Igbocurls across social media and I come from Nigeria. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with... Continue Reading

I’m a Waist-Length 4B/4C Natural, and I Can Retain Length Without Protective Styling

On the hair-typing chart, my hair would be considered type 4. It is thick, dense, and has very coarse strands. My hair also tends to be naturally strong, even when I was relaxed. Up until recently in my hair journey,... Continue Reading

4 Tips to Avoid Length Loss While Wearing Your 4B/4C Hair Out this Summer

In the summertime, I personally love the freedom of being able to wear my hair loose. However, the downside is that retaining length can be a challenge for me if I don’t protective style. Fortunately, I have found ways to... Continue Reading

Grace from Los Angeles// Natural Hair Style Icon

What is your name and where are you from? G: My name is Grace Lynne, and I’m from LA. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! G: I transitioned. I had straight hair mostly throughout... Continue Reading

6 Tips to Reduce Tangles and Knots on 4C Wash and Go’s

In the summertime, I personally love the freedom of being able to wet my hair every other morning, without having to re-style my hair. However, the wash-n-go can come with a price for many of us, and that price is... Continue Reading