4B Hair

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, I used very minimal protective styling. While transitioning, I did several low manipulation styles, such... 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 do both – wear my hair loose AND retain length. If you want to do... 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 high school. Luckily I never permed it. I always knew straight hair wasn’t for me.... 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 a horrible detangling session at the end of wearing it. If you are 4C and... Continue Reading

Khadija from Barbados// Multi-Texture Natural Hair

What is your name and where are you from? K: My name is Khadija Trotman and I’m from the beautiful island of Barbados :) Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us!K: I big chopped, I’ve been natural almost 3 years now. I decided to go back natural because I got tired... Continue Reading

6 Oils and Butters That Are Essential to My 4B Hair Regimen

We’re back with another compilation piece! Last week four BGLH writers shared how they went from TWA to back length. Now we’re talking about oils and butters! Over the next two weeks our writers will share how they incorporate oils and butters into their regimen. Be sure to read our first post from Geniece, second post from Chinwe, third post from Tori and... Continue Reading

4 Oils and Butters That Are Essential to My Waist Length 4B Hair Regimen

We’re back with another compilation piece! Last week four BGLH writers shared how they went from TWA to back length. Now we’re talking about oils and butters! Over the next two weeks our writers will share how they incorporate oils and butters into their regimen. Be sure to read our first post from Geniece and second post from Chinwe.... 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

4C Love: 20 Stunning Photos of 4C Natural Hair

“It took a long time for me to accept and appreciate my hair texture. It’s so important that we teach our girls to love their hair.” – MsTanish1 4C hair has a long history of being considered “bad hair” — a history that is still very much the here and now in certain mindsets.  Nonetheless, more... Continue Reading

Danielle from Houston // 4B/4C Natural Hair Style Icon

What is your name and where are you from? D: My name is Danielle Desiree. My family is from Guyana, South America and I reside in Houston, Tx. (H TOWN!!!) Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! D: I actually went natural by an accident. I was in college and... Continue Reading

Fifi from London // 4B Natural Hair Style Icon (Update)

What is your name and where are you from? 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. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! F: I transitioned to... 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

Sydney from Brooklyn // 4B/4C Natural Style Icon

Introduce yourself! S: My name is Sydney (known in social media as Posh Syd).  I currently reside in West Reading, PA , but I am from Brooklyn,NY. I will always be a Brooklyn girl. That will always be home!!! Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! S: I made a... Continue Reading

Chapter II of “My White Boyfriend Changed My View on My Kinky Kitchen”

  Read Chapter I here. The title of the last article caused so much discussion that it overshadowed the disconnect between itself and the post (which some of you caught). However, what is much more important is the emotionally-charged conversation the word “white” fueled … The power of one word The word “white” in the... Continue Reading