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Throwback: Six Iconic 80’s Naturals

I thought we should take a throwback look at a few of the natural hairstyles that managed to emerge during the 80s; the decade where white women were embracing big hair and black women were either in full jherri curl mode or turning to no-lye relaxers. Shout out to these ladies for being hip with... Continue Reading

Men Confess: Why I Love My Woman’s Natural Hair

Despite what we may see on our television screens and in music videos, there are men out there who not only love natural hair, but prefer it. Here are three men who embrace the natural hair community and their ladies who rock fabulous natural hair. Zeno Zeno and his lovely wife Chenae are originally from... Continue Reading

Huh? Essence Mag Posts Then Removes Article on Why We Need More Relaxed Hair on the Red Carpet

No, this isn’t a headline from The Onion, it’s an actual piece Essence Magazine chose to post! The article has since been taken down, the only vestige of it is the screenshot below (originally spotted at 4C Natural Hair Chicks). And this URL showing that yes, the piece did exist (see gallery for larger image):... Continue Reading

3 Natural YouTubers Who Talk About MORE than Natural Hair

There are YouTubers to whom I subscribe strictly for hair care tips, style tutorials, inspiration and other things related to natural hair.  They talk, eat, and sleep hair and I love it.  However, there are other YouTubers to which I subscribe because of what they speak about beyond natural hair.  Hair isn’t my whole source of interest;... Continue Reading

Shea Moisture Faces Backlash Over Use of White Children in Online Ads

Shea Moisture usually trends on social media because of their infamous BOGO Free sales that cycle through stores like CVS, Walgreens, Target, and Ulta. This time around, the brand has come under the scrutiny of “Black Twitter”, the social media machine. On February 23rd, Shea Moisture posted this photo and caption to their Twitter account... Continue Reading

Zendaya Coleman Insulted Over Faux Locs at The Oscars

Actress Zendaya Coleman stunned at the Oscars on Sunday, walking the red carpet in a white, floor-length gown and faux locs. Coleman unmistakably made her mark in the increasing trend of actresses rocking natural do’s on the red carpet and it was embraced with open arms by everyone except… E!’s Fashion Police co-host Giuilana Rancic.... Continue Reading

White Vlogger Eskimohair Posts YouTube Tutorial on How to Turn Straight Hair Into an Afro Texture

A while back, BGLH posted about the trend of box braids gaining popularity among women with straight hair. Now, it seems that another aspect of natural hair aesthetics is catching on. YouTuber Eskimohair, a fairly under the radar vlogger has come into the online spotlight recently for her “How to make straight hair into Afro... Continue Reading

Rules of Engagement: 10 Do’s and Don’ts for Dealing With Natural Women

When I stopped relaxing my hair, my friends made some…er…mistakes when it comes to my hair. So, in order to keep all parties civil, I thought I’d share some of them so others do not make the same mistakes! Mostly this is just funny, but some people really don’t know any better… 1. Don’t trip... Continue Reading

Afro-Brazilians Use Carnival Event to Promote Natural Hair

In the run up to Carnival, it’s common to hold smaller pre-Carnival parties and parades. These events can have different themes, and a group of Afro-Brazilians chose natural hair as their parade theme. The results are pretty incredible. From Fusion.net: The “curl power” parade was one of more than 100 street celebrations held in Rio... Continue Reading

4 Places to Find Black Dolls with Natural Hair

Black dolls with curly to kinky natural hair were virtually non-existent when I was growing up.  These days, they are still a challenge to find, but I’ve done some of the homework for you with this post.  Here are four places you can purchase a natural hair doll for your niece, daughter, yourself, or another special girl in... Continue Reading

The 12 Best Natural Hair Looks on the Red Carpet This Awards Season

Now that the Grammys are over, avid award show watchers can go back to having Sunday evenings all to themselves, for deep conditioning, twisting or doing nothing at all to their natural hair. The awards ceremonies that took place this weekend, had some big winners for black female artists and we also saw more diversity... Continue Reading

People Magazine Covers Natural Hair Blogger Meechy Monroe’s Road to Recovery After Brain Cancer

Last July, we learned that popular natural hair blogger, Tameka “Meechy” Monroe was diagnosed with brain cancer. The news shocked the natual hair community, but Meechy handled the diagnosis with grace and strength, keeping fans updated on her road to recovery via her blog. The efforts were so recognized that People Magazine caught wind of... Continue Reading

30 Quirks Every Naturalista Can Relate To

I was sitting at home one day and started thinking about all of the natural hair oddities that have been discussed amongst natural women over the years. Yes, natural hair is awesome and most of us wouldn’t change our decisions to be natural for anyone. However, it’s still a journey filled with bumps, lessons and... Continue Reading

InStyle Magazine Accused of ‘Whitewashing’ Kerry Washington on Its Cover

Since her starring role in the hit show Scandal, Kerry Washington has become a pop culture icon. Her face is everywhere, so it surprised some fans to see her face looking very different on the cover of InStyle magazine. By comparison, here is Kerry a few days ago at a Scandal inspired launch party for... 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