Short Hair

3 Ways to Style a Failed Twistout or Braidout on Short Natural Hair

We’ve all been here! Your TWA is finally growing out a bit and you decide to get fancy and try your hand at a twistout or braidout. Two hours and lots of hair product later what you have is a curly mess. Well, no fear, vlogger Paville has a handy video showing three ways you... Continue Reading

7 Fabulous Hairstyles For Short Natural Hair

Don’t be fooled, short haired naturals; your hair’s length has nothing to do with how fabulous it can look! Natural hair can be rocked in various styles, even at super short lengths. Thankfully, you don’t have to be a master stylist or creative to come up with a show stopping hairdo. See below for styles... Continue Reading

5 Protective Styles for Short and Medium-Length Natural Hair – 2014 Edition

Naturals with short to medium-length hair may find protective styling to be a challenge given their length.  (I’ve been there so I can definitely relate.)  Here on BGLH, we have showcased a number of style options for you ladies and here is our latest roundup for 2014! 1. Vintage Style Bun and Bang For this look, Chiaka... Continue Reading

Paville // 4C Natural Hair Style Icon

What is your Name / Where are you from?  P: Hey! My name is Paville pronounce (Ah-vee-L) and I am from North Carolina. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! P: I big chopped several times. My first big chop was in December 2010, and after a year of natural hair,... Continue Reading

4 Ways to Rock Roller Sets and Bantu Knot Outs on Short Natural Hair

by Portia of When you’re just beginning your natural hair journey and you’re sporting a TWA, it can be discouraging to look at all of the veterans wearing their bodacious curls. Sometimes, these curls are achieved by roller setting and bantu knotting. Unbeknownst to you, these styles aren’t just for women with medium or long... Continue Reading

Like a Boy: Gorgeous Naturals Who Are Rocking Traditional Men’s Haircuts

by Ijeoma of Klassy Kinks It’s fun to borrow style tips from the opposite gender, from boyfriend jeans and fedoras to blazers and wing-tipped oxfords. Naturalistas are increasingly turning to the fellas for haircut and hairstyle inspirations. Check out these women who are doing things “like a boy” and slaying it! The Buzz Cut This... Continue Reading

Get the Look! Two Naturals Who Chopped Length for Shorter Do’s

by Portia of The natural hair community is larger than ever and long, luscious, strands are what most women covet. Every woman is watching and waiting for any product that can help them grow their hair to unimaginable lengths. There’s always a company toting a pill, oil, or cream that will allegedly give their consumer... Continue Reading

7 Ways to Spice Up a TWA

Style Icon Pearl Thanks to Lupita Nyong’o, we now know that a TWA doesn’t have to be boring. If have a TWA and you’re tired of the typical wash n go, mini fro and mini puff hairstyles, try these styles. 1. Fro Hawk Do this on freshly washed hair or stretch you hair overnight in... Continue Reading

Araki // 4B Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! A: Hi! My name is Araki. I was born and raised in Paris, France with a Guinean (Conakry) and Malian heritage, and an international mindset. From age 19 I have lived, studied and worked in France, UK, China and Canada. Today, I am currently based in Reykjavík (Iceland). Why did you make the... Continue Reading

Julie // 4B/C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! J: Hi! My name is Julie Thomas aka Juboolee and I’m from Philadelphia, PA. Philly stand up! Why did you make the decision to go natural? J: I’ve been natural since about 2007, however I’ve recently embarked on a new natural hair journey. I big chopped on February 23, 2013. So it’s been... Continue Reading

Nina // Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! N: My Name is Nina Timothy. I was born in Long Island, New York but I grew up in Florida. Why did you make the decision to go natural? N: I’ve been natural for three years since this past January. I’ve been getting perms since I was suuper young, initially against my will.... Continue Reading

Are Naturals Blind to the Versatility of Short Hair?

By Apryl-Joi of When it comes to natural hair, there’s a lot to talk about—products, hair regimens, washing techniques, moisture retention, and many other things, but one thing that seems to shoot to the top of the conversation charts is achieving and maintaining long hair. Before you give the infamous deep sigh and skedaddle... Continue Reading

Caroline // 4C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! C: My name is Caroline Oladipo. I am Nigerian (Yoruba). I was born in North Carolina, raised in Waco, TX, and am currently living Richmond, VA. Why did you make the decision to go natural? C: I have been natural most of my life, but never really knew how to care for my... Continue Reading

Jessica // Multi-Texture Style Icon

Introduce yourself! J: My name is Jessica Fraser also known as Thee Shopaholic. Why did you make the decision to go natural? J: I have been natural since January 1, 2012. I went natural because I wanted a new look. I didn’t experience a bad relaxer, I didn’t experience breakage, and I didn’t do it... Continue Reading

4 Styles for the Awkward Hair Growth Stage

  The awkward stage can be hard for several reasons -Your hair is not long enough to bun but is not a twa either -You may have liked having a bang/fringe but you cannot style your hair in this way yet -You may be bored of wearing a headband and pretty earrings as your go... Continue Reading