Best of 2011

Congrats to Laila! BGLH’s Style Icon of 2011!

Congrats Laila!! Thanks for inspiring us in 2011!! This year dozens of beautiful naturals appeared on Black Girl with Long Hair to dish on their regimens, and share their styling and haircare advice. We thought it would be fun to select a 2011 favorite! We narrowed it down to the 10 style icons whose profiles... Continue Reading

5 Tips to Help You Achieve Longer Natural Hair

*This article was originally published on September 17, 2011. It was re-posted as part of our ‘Best of 2011′ Series. Style Icon Ebony By Cipriana of UrbanBushBabes.com After going natural, some women choose to focus on attaining length. But for many it can be a frustrating process. Here are 5 tips that will help you... Continue Reading

How to Comb Natural Hair Correctly

*This article was originally published on September 11, 2011. It was re-posted as part of our ‘Best of 2011′ Series By Jc of The Natural Haven If you are yearning to have a larger than life afro or hair that hangs down to your waist, then you must pay attention to both your comb and... Continue Reading

8 Anti-Breakage Tips & Tricks for Natural Hair

*This article was originally published on September 5, 2011. It was re-posted as part of our ‘Best of 2011′ Series Breakage and splits are a particularly sore point for naturals because they steal hard-earned length. The little ‘wisps’ of hair you see around your bedroom or bathroom — if they don’t have a white bulb... Continue Reading

5 Healthy Hair Practices that Cause Damage if Done in Excess

*This article was originally published on August 19, 2011. It was re-posted as part of our ‘Best of 2011′ Series Going natural is a time of thrilling experimentation… conditioning, styling… it’s all new and exciting. But sometimes that experimentation can become excessive, and practices that are good in and of themselves can quickly go south.... Continue Reading

6 Vital Signs That Naturals Often Ignore

*This article was originally published on August 18, 2011. It was re-posted as part of our ‘Best of 2011′ Series One of the most challenging aspects of switching to natural hair is getting to know it. To know how it communicates that it’s happy or sad with how you’re treating it. Here are six key... Continue Reading

Hottest Topics of 2011

As the year draws to a close we’re continuing our recap of 2011 highlights. Below are the hottest discussions (as determined by total views) we had in 2011. Click the title to view the article. White Mother’s Opinion on Touching Daughter’s Natural Hair Continue Reading

MeechyMonroe // Natural Hair Style Icon

*Prepared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1MeNaturally Introduce yourself! M: My name is Tameka, but I go by MeechyMonroe on all social media outlets. I live in the wonderful city of go-getters better known as the City of Wind, Chicago. Professionally I work within sales operations at a software technology company. I am also... Continue Reading

iSHE’ // Natural Hair Style Icon

*Prepared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1MeNaturally Introduce yourself! I: My name iSHE’. I was born in the Sunshine State of San Diego, C.A. I’m an Artist/Singer/Songwriter/Dancer/Mommy! I Create & Design 1 of a kind Jewelry. I also help run a mentoring program that empowers young women. When and how did you transition into... Continue Reading

13 Nutrients that Promote Hair Growth

Style Icon Sherica By Cipriana of Urbanbushbabes.com People always ask me if I’ve noticed significant changes within my hair since switching my regimen to all natural products, and I would always answer with a resounding ‘yes’. But I really didn’t see the full potential of these changes until they coincided with my change of diet. Two... Continue Reading

Nicole // Natural Hair Style Icon

*Prepared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1MeNaturally Nicole was originally featured on November 24, 2010. I followed up with her to get an update on her regimen and find out how her hair journey is coming along. Introduce yourself! N: My name is Nicole. I currently live in the Bronx, but I rep Brooklyn... Continue Reading

Laila // Natural Hair Style Icon

*Prepared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1MeNaturally Laila was featured on December 06, 2010 when she was 17 months into her transition to natural hair. I caught up with her to get an update on her regimen and find out how life is treating her now that she’s au naturale. Introduce yourself! L: My... Continue Reading

Yagazie // Natural Hair Style Icon

*Prepared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1MeNaturally Introduce yourself! Y: My name is Yagazie. I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but I will forever and always rep Aba in Nigeria lol. I’m a student. And that pretty much sums up my life. I’m a double major in Cultural Anthropology and African Studies and I... Continue Reading

Is Black Hair Harder to Grow?

Photo Source: Essence Magazine By Jc of The Natural Haven The lovely Jaded remarks, ‘I find it so odd that african americans just in general have such a hard time *relaxed or natural* growing our hair.’ Well, the truth is that African hair is very different from Asian or Caucasian hair. Here are some more details: Slow growth rate? It... Continue Reading

8 Tips to Effectively Seal Your Ends

Photo Source by Cipriana of UrbanBushBabes.com There is nothing like the feeling of well moisturized ends, but on the flip side there is nothing like the feeling of dehydrated ends, and let me tell you the latter is a feeling I would rather avoid. Depending on the porosity levels, density of the individual strands, texture... Continue Reading

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