Long Hair

[Pics] Nerissa Irving’s Real, Ankle-Length Locs are Breaking the Internet

  When I first saw Nerissa Irving’s locs, my first question was, “Are these real?” With faux locs currently all the rage (Rihanna’s newest look is butt length faux locs), I had to wonder. But yes, these are the real... Continue Reading

4 Rising Youtubers with Hip-Length Natural Hair

If you are looking for more long hair inspiration (or long hair to drool over) on YouTube, check out these hip-length natural hair ladies! 1. Melissa Denise Melissa transitioned from thin, relaxed strands to natural hair in 2006. Being natural was initially... Continue Reading

5 Simple Styles for Medium-Length to Long Kinky Natural Hair

It is a new year and time for some new looks.  For this natural hair style edition, we are including five simple options for medium-length to long kinky natural hair. 1. Twisted Updo Though the holidays are officially over, I thought... Continue Reading

4 Tips to Help You Meet Your Waist Length Goal this Winter

Getting those few remaining inches to waistlength can be a real struggle for some naturals.  Though you may know that the key is to preserve those ends, figuring out how to actually do that can be tough at this length.  Here are... Continue Reading

Is Long Natural Hair Still the Ultimate Goal?

When I first went natural almost a decade ago, I was definitely the odd one out in many of my circles. If you know anything about my story, you’ll remember that my own mother was not really supportive of the “natural... Continue Reading

3 Ways to Dramatically Improve Your Length Retention At Night

by Cassandre of CassandreBeccai.com (pictured above) If you’re anything like half the naturals in the US, you’ve got some kind of a night time routine that may or may not consist of spraying on some glycerin mix, re-plaiting your hair and... Continue Reading

4 Tips To Take Your Natural Hair from Neck Length to HEALTHY Waist Length in 5 Years or Less

By Chinwe of Hair and Health Neck length hair is about 4-5 inches stretched for some naturals. If you can retain at least a little over 3 inches a year, then you’re on track to reach waist length in almost five... Continue Reading

What to Expect with Long Type 4 Natural Hair

by Tori (pictured above) When I started my natural hair journey, I didn’t have specific hair length goals. My goal was to focus on healthy hair and the length came over time. I watched several YouTube videos and visited several... Continue Reading

3 YouTubers with REALLY Long 4B/4C Natural Hair and Simple Regimens

Growing your 4B/4C natural hair to waist length is NO small feat. After all, learning your natural kinks after years of relaxing them takes both time and a shift in the way you think about hair care. However, I do... Continue Reading

Natasha // Multi-Texture Style Icon

Introduce yourself! N: My name is Natasha and I was born in Brooklyn NYC, raised in Staten Island, and now reside in Houston, Texas. Why did you make the decision to go natural? N: I hadn’t had a perm in... Continue Reading

Samtou // Multi-Texture Style Icon

Introduce yourself! S: My name is Samtou. I’m from Paris, France and I originally come from Togo and Benin, West African countries. Why did you make the decision to go natural? S: Simply cause I was fed-up with damaging my... Continue Reading

Fitgi // 3C/4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! F: My Name is Fitgi Saint-Louis and I am from Long Island, New York. I currently live in the city. Why did you make the decision to go natural? F: While in college I started looking for ways... Continue Reading

Tann // 3C/4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! T: Tann Parker, raised in California, residing in Brooklyn. Why did you make the decision to go natural? T: The reason I started to wear my hair in its natural texture isn’t this moving, inspirational story… my blower... Continue Reading

Zeba // 4B/C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! Z: Hello! My name is Zeba. I’m from Accra, Ghana and I live in Jersey City. I’m a writer and film critic. Why did you make the decision to go natural? Z: I initially didn’t set out to... Continue Reading

Jessica // 3C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! J: My name is Jessica, and I’m from Chicago where I currently reside. Why did you make the decision to go natural? J: I’ve been natural for most of my life. As a young girl, my mom sometimes... Continue Reading