Shedding + Breakage

23-Year-Old Black Woman Goes Public with Severe Hair Loss As a Warning Against Constant Sew-Ins

On May 26, Razor Chic of Atlanta Salon posted a video of a beautiful 23-year-old black woman who has suffered major hair loss due to braids and sew-ins.  What makes this situation so unique is that hair loss this severe is... Continue Reading

Natural Hair Blogger Details Her Surprising Post-Pregnancy Shedding

Many black women suffer with postpartum shedding silently, but natural hair blogger Michelle Thames of Happily Ever Natural went public with her experience in a blog post entitled How I learned To Love and Care For My Natural Hair Postpartum.... Continue Reading

How I Keep My Ends from Tangling, Knotting and Breaking Pt. 3 Geniece’s Advice

I did my big chop in the winter of 2004. While my hair seemed to retain length over the next year and a half it eventually plateaued and remained at the same length (shoulder length) through the fall of 2009.... Continue Reading

How I Keep My Ends from Tangling, Knotting and Breaking Pt. 2 Elle’s Advice

Our second feature is from Elle. Be sure to check out our first feature from Chinwe. When I had a TWA, I didn’t really think too much about my ends knotting, tangling or breaking. Detangling was a breeze and since... Continue Reading

The Science Behind Hair Breakage and Shedding

Can you tell the difference between shed hair and broken hair? On the surface, it appears to be an irrationally simple question. Shed hair will have a visible bulb and tends to be longer (closer to the full length of... Continue Reading

How to Bounce Back from 5 of the Biggest Natural Hair Mistakes

BGLH Style Icon Toni In the natural hair community, we spend a lot of time, energy and money on preventative and maintenance care for our tresses and with good reason. Our natural hair is delicate, and deserves the best care... Continue Reading

How Much Natural Hair Breakage is Normal?

In my short time as a blogger in the natural hair community, I’ve come to realize that there is one word that incites an unparalleled fear and universal panic in naturalistas across the board: breakage. The dreaded (accidental) snap, the... Continue Reading

5 Products to Help Your Natural Hair Recover from Summer Breakage

With all the twist outs, braids, blow outs, highlights and out-styles you sported over the summer, it’s possible that your hair is not at its best health and is experiencing some breakage. Here are some products for every budget that... Continue Reading

5 Things EVERY 4C Natural Should Know About Breakage — And How to Prevent It

  The first thing that pops into my head when I think about youtuber Karen of Glamfun is of course the very catchy tune, ‘Wash and Go’s don’t work on nappy hair.’ Recently, she has been in the spotlight for her... Continue Reading

Breakage, Shedding & Thinning: How I Overcame All 3 to Achieve Waist-Length Hair

by Kara of NaturalCurliesTV (pictured above) Breakage, shedding and thinning I have experienced them all! I am almost 100% sure that most of you have experienced at least of one them. I am going to give you a rundown of times in... Continue Reading

How a Faulty Henna Treatment Caused My Hair to Fall Out in Chunks

by Cassandre of Have you ever watched your hair disintegrate into a hot mess right before your eyes? Hair falling out all over the place, color looking all ratchet, treatment made your hair feel like straw? I have. It was... Continue Reading

How to Use Elastic Bands on Natural Hair Without Causing Breakage

by Lillian Mae of I’ve worn tons of styles since going natural.  However, elastic bands take center stage as the go to tool for the majority of styles that I’ve worn. Who doesn’t love a big, bodacious, blinding puff? I know I... Continue Reading

3 Tips For Dealing with Natural Hair That Constantly Breaks and Splits

Split ends and breakage are the bane of length retention. However, sometimes hair just naturally will split and break even with the best care possible. This article is intended for those who really are doing everything right (gentle handling, happy... Continue Reading

4 Common Practices That Cause Natural Hair Breakage

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard all the common tips about breakage: keep your hair moisturized, be gentle, pay special attention to your ends, avoid too-tight protective styles and updos, sleep with your hair protected (or at least on a... Continue Reading

Kelly Rowland: I’m Rocking This Bob Because of Color Damage

Say it ain’t so Kelly!! You might have noticed the sexy songstress is rocking a hot bob lately. Well, it wasn’t entirely by choice. In an interview with People Magazine Kelly shared that the bob is the result of color... Continue Reading