Natural Hair Products

Why Egg Conditioners Won’t Add Protein to Your Hair

1. Avril asks: ‘What do protein treatments really do for your hair, in particular eggs? What is it in ApHogee 2 step protein treatment that makes the hair so hard, and how do we benefit from it?’ 2. Kelly asks:... Continue Reading

Coconut, Olive and Castor Oh My! How to Choose the Right Oil for Your Natural Hair

Most of us have no idea how to choose a hair oil though we use them all the time! We choose based on a friend’s recommendations or whatever sounds good. Many vegetable oils have amazing properties that nourish and provide... Continue Reading

Is the New Instyler Max Better Than a Flat Iron?

I have a confession – I really don’t like straightening my natural hair. While I enjoy the look and flipping my hair around, it’s too much stress for me. The total process takes around four hours, and almost every time... Continue Reading

200 Women are Suing WEN Hair Care Over Severe Shedding and Hair Loss

Earlier this year, a relative told me about a fellow naturalista whose hair started falling out in clumps after using WEN’s products. When she tried to call the company, the customer service didn’t seem surprised, but instead asked her many... Continue Reading

Science Confirms Castor Oil Does Not Thicken Hair Strands

It’s one of the first recommended remedies when naturals complain of thin strands or weak edges; “Girl just rub it with some castor oil!” And many women swear by the thickening and strengthening properties of castor oil, but what if... Continue Reading

Why I Started Taking Viviscal Again After Trying Other Hair Vitamins

I began taking Viviscal in July 2011 and recorded much of my journey on my YouTube channel. It quickly became my favorite vitamin after trying several different formulas, such as MaxiHair and the now defunct Nioxin favorites (I took Nioxin... Continue Reading

MASTER LIST: 50 Black Friday, Small Business Saturday & Cyber Monday Sale Guide for Naturals — 2015 Edition

It’s that time again, my fellow naturalistas! I’m back again with the ULTIMATE Black Friday // Small Business Saturday // Cyber Monday shopping list for 2015! In the alphabetized list below, you’ll find popular brands, new brands, and everything in-between... Continue Reading

Why I’m Skeptical of the $300 Flat Iron Brush

A few weeks ago, many naturals marveled at a video showing a mother straightening her daughter’s hair with a DAFNI Straightening Brush (a type of flat iron brush) in one pass. The self-proclaimed revolutionary hair straightening brush will supposedly get... Continue Reading

3 DIY Add-ins That Boost Average Conditioners for 4B Natural Hair

Conditioners: We naturals can’t live without them. They are the backbone of our regimens and supply the detangling, smoothing and restoration our hair craves. The rise in women choosing to go natural has also perpetuated a sub culture of “mixtresses” that enjoy... Continue Reading

4 Times Adding Silicone to My Natural Hair Regimen Worked

Silicones have gotten a bad rap from the natural hair community for years. A number of hair care books, product reviews and articles warn those with natural hair about the use of silicones; noting that they cause build up, fail... Continue Reading

This Brush Alone Will Straighten Natural Hair

A few days ago, Kimberly Satterwhite posted a video on Facebook straightening her daughter’s natural hair with the Dafni Ceramic Straightening Brush. After one brush through, and in less than two minutes, a good sized section of the girl’s hair... Continue Reading

4 Superb Conditioners for Fall

Happy fall, BGLH readers! Although I try to not buy *too* many new products (my holy grail list is pretty much complete), every so often my product junkie-ism kicks in. Without even trying, I’ve found some really great conditioners that... Continue Reading

For European Naturals: 10 UK-Based Natural Hair Product Lines to Try

There are a number of UK based natural hair blogs that you can follow if you live in Europe and want more localized hair tips, but the natural hair products coming out of the UK don’t get as much facetime as products... Continue Reading

Why I Eat Bee Pollen for Hair Growth

Over the years, a lot of information has circulated about the beauty benefits of honey. Need an awesome face mask? Honey. Out of deep conditioner? Get some extra virgin olive oil and honey, and go to town. But what about... Continue Reading

Curl Creams are the New Gel Alternative for Natural Hair

Yes, I know not everyone likes or wants to use gel on their natural hair. The potential crunchiness, dryness, and flaking is enough to annoy anyone going through trial and error with gel products, so a lot of naturals are... Continue Reading