Short Hair

7 Advantages TWA Wearers Have Over Naturals With Long Hair

Oh how cute you are My teeny weeny afro But please grow out soon I wrote that haiku a little after my “Big Chop,” years ago. It’s how I felt everyday about my TWA. However, that’s all it was –... Continue Reading

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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... Continue Reading