Natural Hair Products

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

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

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

True Life: I’m a Fan Of Mineral Oil On My Natural Hair

Before I became a bonafide natural (my definition for a natural who subscribes to a completely natural, wholistic way of living) my regular stash of hair products included the likes of Nexxus Humectress, Luster’s Pink Lotion mixed in with a little Dax and/or some Indian brand oil – all laden with mineral oil. For the... Continue Reading

The Curl Sponge is the Newest Way to Define Curls on TWAs

Recently, a buzz has been generated surrounding a new tool appropriately called, “The Curl Sponge.” Use of the sponge as directed promotes springy, coily curls. In the video above, you can see the Curl Sponge creator, Youseff the Barber demonstrating the tool on a client by applying a spritz then rubbing the sponge on the hair soft,... Continue Reading

4 Edge Pomades that Tame Wash n’ Go Frizz

For the past couple of years, it seems that several hair brands are incorporating “edge pomades” into their lineup. These products have a similar consistency to the Let’s Jam! Pomade of yesteryear, but usually without mineral oil and more natural ingredients. Used to often slick back edges and smooth hair for protective styles, edge pomades... Continue Reading