4C 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

7 Fierce 4C Natural Hair Wigs for Under $30

Every woman should have a fierce wig on standby for days when her own hair just won’t behave. While we have seen many natural hair extension and wig lines over the past few years, not many are easy on the... 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

14 Defined and Undefined Roller Sets on 4C Hair

We all love a good roller set, but mastering the skill can be quite the challenge. These 4C ladies make it look easy. Hopefully, these 14 beauties will give fellow 4C naturals curl inspiration! This flexi rod set is everything…... Continue Reading

5 Gorgeous Heatless Styles for 4C Natural Hair

One thing I like about this time of year is that humidity — and thus reversion and shrinkage — is less of a consideration when it comes to styling 4C hair.  As a result, heatless styles that take time to achieve... Continue Reading

10 Beautiful 4C Natural Hairstyles for the Fall

This fall season is all about goddess braids, curly sets, and sculptural updos for my 4c naturals!  Here are ten video tutorials for ten such looks. 1. Goddess Braid I cannot talk about the goddess braid enough. This look is such an easy, fail-safe option.... 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

11 Pictures That Show the Diversity of the 4C Hair Texture

When we discuss 4C hair it’s often cast as problematic, “It can’t do this. It needs to be made ‘presentable’. It can’t just ‘be’.” We assume that all 4C hair is thick, or coarse, or only grows out to a... Continue Reading

5 Natural Styles Ranked from Easiest to Hardest to Moisturize — 4C Hair Edition

When it comes to keeping my hair moisturized, certain styles work really for me and others not so much.  Let me start off by giving my hair stats:  type 4c (or tight kinks and massive shrinkage), medium (mostly) texture, normal to low porosity, and... 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