Natural Hair Products

An Afro Pick with a Mirror? A Flat Iron That Steams? 5 Interesting New Inventions for Natural Hair

With more and more handsfree, super-powered, and specialized technologies being invented to make every aspect of our lives easier, there’s no surprise that the hair industry is looking for ways to bring innovative designs and technologies into products and tools. If you’re the kind of woman who is always up-to-date on the latest tech gadgets,... Continue Reading

Company Sells $75 Silk Pillowcase, Targets it to Naturals

Most of you probably use some kind of silk/satin bonnet, scarf or pillowcase to protect your natural hair as you sleep. I personally wear a bonnet at night and sleep on a silk pillowcase for extra protection. I purchased two of my silk pillowcases from Boscov’s Department Store on clearance for ten bucks each. I... Continue Reading

5 Awesome Scalp Products To Use While Rocking Extensions

If you’ve worn braids recently, especially with natural hair, you might have struggled with a dry, itchy, or flaking scalp. Though most of us have long ago abandoned our Pink Lotion and Oil Sheen Spray from our relaxed days, some of us may still be digging out the African Royale braid spray from the 90s... Continue Reading

Worst in Show: 14 Products That Left Our Natural Hair Feeling Terrible

Figuring out what products work for you is something all naturals go through. And sometimes a product leaves your hair feeling so bad that it is forever seared in your memory as an ultimate fail. Our writers discuss their fail products and why they suspect they didn’t work. Keep in mind that this list is... Continue Reading

7 of the Weirdest Ingredients for Natural Hair That Actually Work

Every once in a while, a new everyday product is introduced with claims of extraordinary hair benefits. However, some of them can be a little far-fetched for our tastes. Here’s a few products, we weren’t exactly considering taking to the shampoo bowl: 1. Pancake Syrup Some of us use honey and some folks reach for... Continue Reading

3 Amazing Deep Conditioners Under $10

It’s no surprise that deep conditioning is a staple in many natural haired women’s regimens – protein-moisture balance is a key component to retaining length and preventing breakage. Most recommend deep conditioning at least once a week and several of us have a lot of hair, so it can get a bit expensive to rely... Continue Reading

[Review] I Tried It: The Ouidad Double Detangler

For the longest time, I’ve been hearing about the beast of a comb, the Ouidad Double Detangler. It’s always been intriguing to me, but I didn’t want to spend the money on a new comb when my Mason Pearson Rake Comb was completely fine. But when my Mason Pearson Rake Comb finally lost the battle... Continue Reading

Deep Conditioner vs. Hair Mask: What’s the Difference?

The never-ending quest for perfectly moisturized hair begins in the hair product aisle or, if you’re a mixologist, your kitchen. I’m not much into mixing homemade conditioners (mostly out of laziness) plus I believe a sweet smelling concoction in the beauty supply store can do the trick for my tightly coiled, prone-to-dryness hair. I’m guessing most women... Continue Reading

3 All-Natural Ingredients that Provide Incredible Slip for Detangling

For women with tightly coiled hair, a conditioner isn’t worth its weight if it doesn’t facilitate the detangling process. The measure of a product’s ability to aid in detangling is called  “slip” and many women are willing to pay top dollar for products that promise to turn their tangles into manageable coils. Now, what if... Continue Reading

Your Comb Could Be the Split End Culprit You Haven’t Noticed

When we think of things that cause split ends, I mainly think of rough handling, chemical treatments, and dryness. But when I was a natural hair “newbie,” so to speak, there was one factor that I literally never even considered when I had a relaxer – the mold of my comb/detangling tool. I was always... 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

3 Easy DIY Natural Hair Accessories

Hair accessories that compliment natural hair are pretty hard to come by these days. Lets face it, hair accessories aren’t made with large afros in mind, so it’s not too surprising that there isn’t much that will fit around or stay on our beautiful springy manes. Also, hair accessories can be a bit pricey and that’s usually what keeps me from purchasing anything... 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