4B Hair

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

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

Chapter I: My White Boyfriend Changed My View on My Kinky “Kitchen”

 From the writer: The original article (posted below) is about a boyfriend who saw the beauty in his girlfriend’s “kitchen”.  A follow up article, chapter II, will touch upon race and hair as it relates to this story. “The most important thing about our gas-equipped kitchen was that Mama used to do hair there. The hot... 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

Iris from Pennsylvania // 4B/4C Natural Hair Style Icon

What is your name and where are you from? I: My name is Iris Hopkins of Darby, Pennsylvania. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! I: It all started in about 2008ish when I decided that I wanted to “go natural” – that to me meant no perms, no lye,... 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

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

My Experience With the Cherry Lola Treatment (the Precusor to the Max Hydration Method) On 4C Hair

Before the Maximum Hydration Method (MHM), there was the Cherry Lola Treatment, developed in 2009 by natural hair blogger Cherry Lola.  (As a matter of fact, the MHM incorporates a variation of this treatment as its first step.) Because of its effectiveness at reducing frizz, this treatment grew in popularity from 2009 through 2012. Not much has... Continue Reading