Building a Hair Regimen

Unpopular Opinion: Blowdrying is the Easiest Way to Maintain my Waist-Length Natural Hair

Pictures of my waist-length natural hair blown out semi-straight always garner a lot of likes on social media. And I get it. Blown out afro-textured hair is a fun and sexy look that makes for inspiring ‘hair porn’. But I... Continue Reading

Freaking Over Frizz, Excessive Protective Styling and 3 More Natural Hair Habits to Leave in 2015

Natural hair always seems to be a learning experience. Even though I’ve been natural for six years, I seem to always be making a slight tweak to my regimen, finding a combination that I like a little bit better, or... Continue Reading

My Worst Natural Hair Mistake and Best Hair Discovery of 2015

My Worst Natural Hair Mistake of 2015 — Using Protein on Hair that Needed Moisture This past summer I decided to rock my hair in a blow out for weeks at a time. It was great. My hair looked fabulous,... Continue Reading

Texture Hierarchy, Damage Denial and 4 Other Things the Natural Hair Community Should Leave In 2015

Happy New Year, everyone! Now that 2016 is in full swing, I think it’s time we had that conversation. You know, that conversation. Yup, that’s the one. That heart to heart I love to have with my fellow transitioners and... Continue Reading

3 Things You Should Do When Your Natural Hair is Acting “Off”

Natural hair doesn’t guarantee good hair days for the rest of our lives. Sometimes, your hair can act absolutely foolish, especially if you’re trying new products or concocting your own treatments and don’t know if they are pH balanced. As... Continue Reading

The Natural Hair Community Is Confused About What ‘Coarse Hair’ Actually Is

You’ve probably heard your own or another person’s natural hair referred to as “coarse”. Girl my hair is so coarse I can’t comb through it! Honey, her hair is so coarse and knotted it looks crazy. Because I have coarse... Continue Reading

How I Maintain Bomb Natural Hair on a Lazy Regimen: Chinwe

There is a common misconception that in order to have beautiful natural hair, you have to do a lot. But the natural gurus on our writing staff know better than that. Over the next several days we will share how... Continue Reading

How I Maintain Bomb Natural Hair on a Lazy Regimen: Portia

There is a common misconception that in order to have beautiful natural hair, you have to do a lot. But the natural gurus on our writing staff know better than that. Over the next several days we will share how... Continue Reading

Can Water-Only Washing Maximize Natural Hair Growth?

By Chinwe of Hair and Health Since we last discussed Whitney (Naptural85), her theory has evolved from incorporating co-washing to alternating between co-washing and water-only washing.  (In case you missed the previous discussion, here it is: Does Constant Washing Make Natural Hair Grow... Continue Reading

How I Maintain Bomb Natural Hair on a Lazy Regimen: Cassandre

There is a common misconception that in order to have beautiful natural hair, you have to do a lot. But the natural gurus on our writing staff know better than that. Over the next several days we will share how... Continue Reading

How I Maintain Bomb Natural Hair on a Lazy Regimen: Geniece

There is a common misconception that in order to have beautiful natural hair, you have to do a lot. But the natural gurus on our writing staff know better than that. Over the next several days we will share how... Continue Reading

How I Maintain Bomb Natural Hair on a Lazy Regimen, Part 2: Elle

There is a common misconception that in order to have beautiful natural hair, you have to do a lot. But the natural gurus on our writing staff know better than that. Over the next several days we will share how... Continue Reading

How I Maintain Bomb Natural Hair on a Lazy Regimen, Part 1: Tori

There is a common misconception that in order to have beautiful natural hair, you have to do a lot. But the natural gurus on our writing staff know better than that. Over the next several days we will share how... Continue Reading

9 of the Biggest Hair Mistakes Naturals Can Make

Going natural is an exciting thing. You do the big chop, or begin growing out your relaxer and imagine how awesome your new hair is going to be. But there are many pitfalls that can keep you from a happy,... Continue Reading

How I Used Green Smoothies To Jumpstart My Natural Hair Growth

I’m a big fan of delicious green smoothies. When my friend suggested them during my final year at grad school as a way to up my energy I had no idea that the benefits would go way beyond that. Green... Continue Reading

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