Long Hair

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 tough as there was little hair care information at the time. As a result, she... 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 I’d include this beautiful, timeless look from Chiaka.  Start on hair that is stretched via... 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 some things that helped me get over the hump in 2013 that may hopefully help you... 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 thing” I was doing. She once stood in front of the door, while I was... 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 wrapping it up in the $3 polyes- urrr…I mean satin scarf you bought at your... Continue Reading

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

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 years. This sounds easy, right? Well, not so quite. The hard part for many of us is actually retaining that... 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 blogs, from which I learned a ton of information on caring for my hair. However, there... 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 want to acknowledge those who have surpassed waist length because such a milestone further demonstrates... 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 10 years prior to me going natural, but I had killed my curl pattern by... 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 hair with relaxers. I used to relax my hair to have a softer texture, make... 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 to give my relaxed hair volume. I starting using different products and drying techniques to... 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 dryer broke and I couldn’t do my normal hair regimen. I decided to try out... 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 be natural – I didn’t even really know about the concept of being “natural” when... 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 pressed my hair with a hot comb, and on the days when it wasn’t pressed,... Continue Reading

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

Introduce yourself! T: My name is Tichina and I live in Toronto, Canada. My background is Trinidadian, Jamaican and Indian. Why did you make the decision to go natural? T: I’ve been natural all my life. I’ve never permed or texturized my hair before. How would you describe your texture? T: I would describe my... Continue Reading