Natural Hair Care

4 Ways That Hard Water Scientifically Affects Your Natural Hair

Many naturals report that their hair feels and even behaves differently when they live, move or vacation in an area with hard water. I now finally have scientific answers as to what could be happening! 1. The cuticle surface is the first point of call for both soft and hard water Both soft and hard... Continue Reading

Should You Blow Dry Wet Or Dry? A Scientific Approach

Have you heard of bubble hair? As the name suggests, it is literally bubbles of air forming in hair. This happens when wet/damp hair is in contact with a heating tool (straightening iron, curling iron or blow dryer) and water inside hair heats up to its boiling point (circa 100°C/212F). Heating tools range in temperature... Continue Reading

9 Natural Caribbean Vloggers to Follow on Youtube

My Caribbean ladies are up next! Here are nine vloggers from Haiti, Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad (Trinidad and Tobago), BVI, and U.S. Virgin Islands, just to name a few. 1. RazorEmpress Raynecia (RazorEmpress) hails from Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. If she looks familiar, it is probably because she was also featured as a BGLH style... Continue Reading

4 Oils and Butters That Are Essential to My Hair Regimen

We’re back with another compilation piece! Last week four BGLH writers shared how they went from TWA to back length. Now we’re talking about oils and butters! Over the next two weeks our writers will share how they incorporate oils and butters into their regimen. Be sure to read our first post from Geniece, second post from Chinwe, third post from Tori ,... Continue Reading

6 Oils and Butters That Are Essential to My 4B Hair Regimen

We’re back with another compilation piece! Last week four BGLH writers shared how they went from TWA to back length. Now we’re talking about oils and butters! Over the next two weeks our writers will share how they incorporate oils and butters into their regimen. Be sure to read our first post from Geniece, second post from Chinwe, third post from Tori and... Continue Reading

6 Oils and Butters That Are Essential to My 4C Hair Regimen

We’re back with another compilation piece! Last week four BGLH writers shared how they went from TWA to back length. Now we’re talking about oils and butters! Over the next two weeks our writers will share how they incorporate oils and butters into their regimen. Be sure to read our first post from Geniece, second post from Chinwe and third post... Continue Reading

4 Oils and Butters That Are Essential to My Waist Length 4B Hair Regimen

We’re back with another compilation piece! Last week four BGLH writers shared how they went from TWA to back length. Now we’re talking about oils and butters! Over the next two weeks our writers will share how they incorporate oils and butters into their regimen. Be sure to read our first post from Geniece and second post from Chinwe.... Continue Reading

4 Oils and Butters That Are Essential to My Waist Length 4C Hair Regimen

We’re back with another compilation piece! Last week four BGLH writers shared how they went from TWA to back length. Now we’re talking about oils and butters! Over the next two weeks our writers will share how they incorporate oils and butters into their regimen. Be sure to read our first post from Geniece. Second up is... Continue Reading

3 Tricks to Remedy Persistent Dryness in Natural Hair

Ugh, dryness! It is the Achilles heel of curly haired women everywhere. The coily, wiry strands that enable us to create some of the dopest hair styles on the planet, also contributes to the not so pleasant task of trying to maintain moisture in our hair. You’ve seemingly tried everything and no matter what, your... Continue Reading

5 Products to Kick Off Your Spring Regimen

Ahhh, spring. The temperatures are warming up, dew points are rising and your natural hair is being freed from the harsh winter air and cold. Since spring is a milder season, I like to take this opportunity to use products that might not work as well for me in winter or summer – products with... Continue Reading

3 Ways to Quickly Add Moisture to Your Super Dry Hair

Sometimes you wake up in the morning, perhaps after passing out the night before without having time to re-moisturize and twist, and your hair is DRY. Like can’t rock a fro, can’t move the strands to make it into puff, can’t even smush everything together to fit under a hat dry. Your first instinct is... Continue Reading

4 Ways to Use African Threading to Promote Length Retention

African threading is a traditional styling technique that goes back ages. For this technique, black thread (typically smooth, like shown below in DiscoveringNatural’s video) is wrapped around strands of hair from just above the roots all the way to the ends. This wrapping is not just stylish, but also protective in many ways, hence its increasing... Continue Reading

How I Went from TWA to Back Length, Part 4; Geniece’s Story

Many black women have been led to believe that retaining length in their hair is virtually impossible. But with the right regimen and knowledge, it doesn’t have to be. This week, four BGLH writers will share stories of how they went from TWA to back length. They represent a diversity of hair textures and life... Continue Reading

How I Went from TWA to Back Length, Part 3; Elle’s Story

Many black women have been led to believe that retaining length in their hair is virtually impossible. But with the right regimen and knowledge, it doesn’t have to be. This week, four BGLH writers will share stories of how they went from TWA to back length. They represent a diversity of hair textures and life... Continue Reading

How I Went from TWA to Back Length, Part 2; Chinwe’s Story

Many black women have been led to believe that retaining length in their hair is virtually impossible. But with the right regimen and knowledge, it doesn’t have to be. This week, four BGLH writers will share stories of how they went from TWA to back length. They represent a diversity of hair textures and life... Continue Reading