Natural Hair Products

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Side of Customer Service: 5 Natural Hair Product Companies Make the List

Although the industry has made great strides in the past few years, natural hair products that you can find on the ground are still few and between. Many of us opt to order our favorite products online and take no issue with sometimes waiting weeks to receive them. Some of these indie vendors have wonderful... Continue Reading

4 Things to Consider Before You Haul Natural Hair Products this Black Friday

It’s coming. No, not winter, but Black Friday. Also known as “the annual product junkie haul.” For years, many naturals have hailed Black Friday as THE haul day of the year, above both Fourth of July and Easter sales, spending hundreds of dollars. I personally have spent $300+ during Black Friday, but not anymore, and I... Continue Reading

3 Popular Natural Hair Tools that Could Potentially Do More Harm Than Good

One minute we’re singing the collective praises of a product or practice and the next minute we’re villifying it. Sometimes, it’s because something better comes along that blows the old thing out of the water. Other times, we just got the information wrong and science comes to correct us (or show us the long-term implications).... Continue Reading

Were the CWK Straight Plates a Scam?

We’ve written before about the CWK Straight Plates, a very promising invention that claimed to straighten natural hair without heat. A Kickstarter was started to fund the project and raised $24,000, far more than its initial $8,000 goal. However, the inventor, Kelechi Brand, has confirmed that she is refunding all project backers and that the... Continue Reading

5 Products That Claim To Make Fine Hair Appear Thicker

I’m an avid believer in accepting what you’ve got. However, I don’t shun the desire to enhance what you have to get the look you want. Some naturals with fine or thinning hair would love a thickened appearance to their strands. Before the days of science, that meant sticking to certain techniques and styles to... Continue Reading

14 Must-Have Winter Natural Hair Products

Winter is the perfect time to take special interest in your natural hair care. A simple regimen with more frequent moisturizing, deep conditioning, sealing and protective styling is helpful to retain length during the cold weather. Incorporating good products in within a solid regimen will take your hair care to the next level. With the dropping temperatures... Continue Reading

5 Companies That’ll Make You Want to Wrap Your Hair at Night

We all know that protecting our hair at night is an essential step to growing and maintaining strong, beautiful natural hair. But 100% cotton bandanas draw out the moisture from your hair, doorags leave indentations on your forehead, and beauty supply storescarves never ever stay on… especially when you’re trying to sleep in rollers, rods, or Curlformers.... Continue Reading

4 Alternatives To Oil and Butter For Sealing Moisture In Natural Hair

When Izzy (my hair) was much shorter, I never thought it was necessary to “seal” my hair. Why? Because my hair’s porosity is fairly low, so “sealing” in moisture was never imperative to keep my hair moisturized. If you’re unfamiliar, “sealing” natural hair simply means to use a butter or oil to coat the hair... Continue Reading

4 Top Quality, All-Natural Skincare Lines from Our Favorite Natural Hair Companies

Do you go hard in the paint looking at ingredient lists for your hair products? Are you sulfate-free, silicone-free, paraben-free, alcohol-free, petrolatum-free, phthalate-free, artificial coloring-free, etc etc? Or perhaps you pay attention to the ingredients in your hair products because your current regimen experiment (i.e. Curly Girl method, Max Hydration method, etc) requires it. Regardless,... Continue Reading

7 Foams and Setting Lotions for Roller, Rod and Curlformer Sets

Curl sets done with perm rods, flexi rods, magnetic rollers, straws and Curlformers are popular styles for transitioners and naturals alike. Sets offer a longer lasting styling alternative to braid outs, twist outs and bantu knot outs — smoothing the hair and creating uniform curls of various sizes, blending textures and damage, and even setting... Continue Reading

7 Hot T-Shirts and Accessories Inspired By Natural Hair

The natural hair movement has inspired a lot of things — from meetups and shows, to songs and sororities. Although some things may make you want to cringe, a lot of naturally-inspired creations will have you hunting down Etsy shops and pop-up botiques to get your hands on goods. But before you start scrambling for... Continue Reading

4 of the Best Flat Irons for Type 4 Natural Hair

As usual, curls and kinks are always in style, but it’s nice to change it up when the weather permits. Now that the humidity is out of the way and has been replaced with crisp, cool air, it’s time to put that flat iron to work. Here are some of the best flat irons for... Continue Reading

3 Ways Baobob Oil Can Boost Moisture in Both Natural Hair and Skin

  Baobab is a tree native to certain regions in Africa. It produces a fruit with a powdery pulp that contains vitamin C and can be consumed as food or used for medicinal purposes. It is marketed as a “superfruit” because it is rich in antioxidants and it is believed that it can help protect... Continue Reading

Microscope Photos Reveal Bentonite Clay Works Better than Conditioner for Curl Clumping in 4C Hair

After the last post on clumping curls in 4c hair, many of you wanted to see a strict conditioner only vs bentonite only set of results.I have now had the chance to repeat the experiment and this is what I did. The Experiment – My own hair – 7 inch segment cut from the crown... Continue Reading

4 Lesser Known Oils That Promote Shine in Natural Hair

Love them or hate them, oils are here to stay in most women’s arsenal of hair products. Finding the right oil for your hair could make the difference between a perfectly moisturized coif or a dried out mess littered with white specks of hardened butter. Naturals the world over use oils to achieve all kinds... Continue Reading