Natural Hair Styles

3 Simple DIY Yarn Loc Tutorials

If you’re a fan of the recent loc extension craze, then you’d probably enjoy yarn locs as well. Loc extensions may be hard to replicate on your own, but yarn locs are the next best thing. Like loc extensions, the hair is palm rolled, but instead of adding additional hair to your hair, the hair... Continue Reading

3 CUTE Winter Protective Styles That Incorporate Synthetic Hair

Winter. It’s the season that’s accompanied by more than just a weather change. More clothes. More family. More money…SPENT! However, if you’re natural, the onset of winter, for many, means less time dealing with your hair. As we all know,  it’s a good idea to protect your tresses from the harsh, dry air to help... Continue Reading

5 Fun Natural Hair Styles to Bring in the New Year

It’s that time again! The New Year is quickly approaching and some of you are probably looking for fun and festive natural hair styles to bring the year in. Why not try something fun and out of the box to start your year off? Whether you’re staying in, attending a small gathering, or hanging out... Continue Reading

5 Basic How-To Styling Videos That Every Natural Should Bookmark

While some of us are hairstyling pros, there are others who still scour YouTube every week trying to just make our hair look presentable. For beginners or styling novices, here is a round up of basic natural hair styling videos from the best YouTube gurus. Two Strand Twist Out Naptural85 pretty much revolutionized my twist... 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

3 Hair Accessories You Can Easily Rock With Thick Natural Hair

We often see hair vitamins and treatments that claim to increase hair thickness, but sometimes, thick hair isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. I can’t tell you how many headbands, combs and brushes my hair has broken. I tried a HairZing and it was an absolute disaster (seriously, I almost had to cut it... Continue Reading

Would You Try It? 3 Black-Owned Companies Making Textured Clip-Ins For Natural Hair

With clip-ins, you can go from a TWA to shoulder length kinks and curls in a matter of minutes, but would you try it? Here are 3 companies, started by naturals, making human hair clip-ins for textured hair. Check it out; CurlSistas CurlSistas Hair: Adaeze Kinky Curl, Chi-Chi Curl, and Chima Curl CurlSistas Hair was... Continue Reading

The New Natural Aesthetic: 4 Shifts and Trends in Natural Hair Styling

When I first began my transition to natural hair, I was concerned about two things: thickness and length. All of the articles I read re-enforced the same things — gentle hair handling, proper moisturizing, pH balancing and endless bouts of protective styling to gain and retain covetous length. Women would debate (and some still do) if... Continue Reading

8 Fun Protective Styles for Natural Hair This Winter

This winter, whether you’re twisting it up or going semi-straight, here are some fun protective styles for you: 1-3. Three Faux Classic Updos Nyla starts from heatless stretched hair, which you can achieve by watching her other tutorial here.  Other options are to start from hair that has been blow dried or roller set. All... 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

5 Absolutely Gorgeous Natural Hair Styles for an Evening Out

Sometimes, when you want to look extra special, that 5 day old twist-out just won’t do. When the natural hair movement started out there weren’t a whole lot of style ideas floating around, but now beautiful style ideas are ubiquitous. When there are so many places to look, it’s hard not to become overwhelmed with... Continue Reading

5 Must-Try Natural Hair Color Trends For The Fall

Perhaps you went light brown or blonde for the summer, and you are looking for a change this fall. Well, here are five hair color trends that are worth considering. 1. Red If you want to go darker but still have a color that pops, why not go red? The color can vary from scarlet... Continue Reading

How to Do a FLAWLESS Curly Set on Any Length of Natural Hair

The learning curve when using flexi rods, rollers, perm rods or bantu knots can be a bit high for some naturals.  If this sounds like your situation, check out these innovative ways to get the same flawless curly sets: 1. Twist and Curl (for a rod set alternative) Description: Twist previously stretched hair, apply perm rods, let the style... Continue Reading

3 Tips to Manage Multi-textured Natural Hair

If you’re like me, the process of “going natural” followed years of wearing your hair relaxed. When my hair was first relaxed, I was only 12 years old and had relatively little experience styling my own hair. Moreover, I never managed my hair while wet. That was sole responsibility of my mother and the styling... Continue Reading

Fake it Til You Make it! 4 Faux Styles for Long and Short Natural Hair

There are so many hair styles for naturals to try, but sometimes your own hair may be too short or too long to pull some of these looks off. We can all appreciate an awesome updo, goddess braid, TWA, and flexi rod set. Now, you have hope to achieve these styles without cutting your hair... Continue Reading