Natural Hair Styles

6 Cute Summer Styles That Can Be Done With Just 5 Bobby Pins (or Less!)

by Ijeoma of Klassy Kinks Vlogger Iknowlee In the summertime, there may be a few reasons why you might quickly need to get your hair off your neck: it could start raining, it could be scorching hot or the humidity can disrespect your hard earned twistout. No matter what’s driving you to dig through your... Continue Reading

4 Throwback Hairstyles that Naturals are Bringing Back

by Christine of Amor Artistry Trends always repeat themselves. Here’s a look at some hairstyles that are being repeated and taken over beautifully by naturals! Box Braids Let’s start with most obvious trend: box braids! This is one style that is certainly not new. Our ancestors have been rocking braids for years, but the box braid craze... Continue Reading

4 Simple Faux Bun Styles For Any Natural Hair Length

by Portia of Summer is officially here and for natural ladies, that means finding new ways of protecting your hair from the brutal heat. Long braids and twists are great, but sometimes you may want something with a little more simplicity. These four natural divas will show you how you can achieve a gorgeous faux... Continue Reading

Flip it and Reverse it: 5 Ways to Style Your Old Wash n’ Go

What do you do when your wash and go gets old or your pineapple fails in the middle of the night, leaving you with scary hair in the morning? You improvise. Avoid the hassle of washing your hair and starting from scratch with these 5 creative styling suggestions: 1. Get Creative with Bobby Pins Whether... Continue Reading

6 Chic and Effortless Summer Updos for Natural Hair

The great thing about summer updos is that they keep your hair off of your neck and in some cases, your forehead, too.  However, who wants to wear just any old bland updo, right? If you are looking for a chic and effortless summer alternative, then check out these styles for inspiration: 1. Zipper Braid and Bantu... Continue Reading

3 Hairstyles That Can Keep You From Reaching Your Goal Length

by Cassandre of Eight years. That’s exactly how long it took me to get to my current lower back length, but when ladies ask me how long it took I hesitate to say 8 years because that’s not inspiring at all. It just makes long length seem impossible to get to.  I mean, 8 years... Continue Reading

7 Cute Summer Puff Styles for Short, Medium and Long Natural Hair

The “puff” is a super simple, go-to summer style for many naturals. Most of us – if not all of us – have worn it at some point in our natural hair journey. Nevertheless, sometimes the style can get a bit bland, but don’t fret. Here are some ways to spice up your puff! 1. Big Kinky... Continue Reading

5 Gorgeous and Creative Jumbo Braid Styles

As hair gets longer, one of the joys that comes with the territory is being able to get it into either one or two braids. This drastically shortens the time that you need for styling and is also perfect for giving your hair some rest if it has been out for too long. Single or... Continue Reading

5 Fly Natural Hair Styles That Can Withstand Humid Weather

Your hair is looking fly, but once the humidity hits, forget about it. Does this sound familiar? If you’re looking for a natural hairstyle that can withstand humidity or just look fine in spite of the moisture in the air, then check out these five ideas: 1. Messy Bun for Shrinkage-Prone Hair Some of us... Continue Reading

Is It Safe to Dye Natural Hair After Using Henna?

When I began henna-ing my hair over two years ago, I did it for one reason: to help thicken and strengthen my severely heat damaged strands. Over time, henna proved to be effective at not only that, but at helping to ease the flaking caused by my scalp psoriasis. But as with all treatments that... Continue Reading

10 of the Most Gorgeous and Creative Chunky Twist Styles

So, I have developed a “chunky twists” obsession that began a couple months ago. If you know me, you know I usually live in twists, but they are typically small or medium and rarely ever chunky. Now, back to a couple months ago; I don’t know how, but the chunky twist bug bit me, so I went searching for... Continue Reading

Why I Won’t Cut Bangs in My Natural Hair

    Bangs pictured on Style icon Kara Have you ever gone to an art gallery and admired beautiful pieces of art but knew that a similar piece of art would never “fit” in with the decorating style of your home? Well, this is how I approach some natural hair styles. Over time I have... Continue Reading

6 Cute Summer Protective Styles for Natural Hair

If you’re like me, you want to wear your hair out all summer long. However, there may be a couple of times when you’ll want to go the “protective” route to keep your hair off your neck AND/OR protect your ends from the summer sun, humidity and shrinkage. Whether you’ll be protective styling throughout the... Continue Reading

6 Elegant Summer Updos for Medium to Long Locs

This hairstyle post is for my loc’ed ladies out there. Enjoy! 1. Low Loc Bun For this look, Prettipoison27 starts from crinkled locs that are the result of a braid-out. All you will need to achieve this style are a couple of ouchless bands. 2. Cascading Bangs Jungle Barbie creates this elegant, sexy updo, which can... Continue Reading

10 Type 4 Naturals To Check Out on Instagram

Every now and again, we like to endlessly scroll through our instagram feed. Here are some of the Type 4 naturals that keep us in awe when it comes to the ‘gram.   Ayomide Ayomide’s jumbo bantu knots are super fly and we can’t argue with her impeccable fierce style. Donna Donna was a style icon in... Continue Reading

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