Natural Hair Styles

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

Semi Permanent Hair Dye and Clear Rinses for Natural Hair

Style Icon Shenique Most of us will know about semi permanent hair dyes which stain the outer shaft of the hair but wash out over time unlike some permanent hair dye that can get right into the cortex. Some naturals use semi permanents for coloring gray hair but others use it for shine/gloss…….as seen in... Continue Reading

Perm Rods & Natural Hair: Which Size Will Create Your Desired Look?

Perm rod sets or cold wave rod sets are very popular amongst the natural hair community and the rods come in a variety of different sizes and colors. Sometimes we see so many women wearing perm rod sets that we can’t keep up with what kind of curls you can expect from each sized rod.... Continue Reading

7 Gorgeous Natural Hair Accessories To Rock This Fall

Ladies, let’s talk hair accessories! I’m all for embellishing natural hair with cute barrettes, scarves and headbands. Hair accessories add flair to any look and can bring otherwise “tired” styles to life. Check out my list of must have hair embellishments for natural hair. Flower Power I know we’re going into the fall season, but... Continue Reading

5 Professional and Chic Natural Hair Styles for the Workplace

Though natural hair is making more appearances in the workplace, it can still be a challenge to find that perfect “professional” hairstyle you are comfortable wearing.  Nevertheless, there are options out there — no matter how short or long your hair.  Here are just a few: 1. Mini Twists into Updo (Medium-Length Natural Hair) With autumn around... Continue Reading

5 Fun, Semi-Protective AND Protective Natural Hair Styles for the Fall

The summer was synonymous with wash-and-gos and big hair for many naturals.  Now with the cooler weather setting in and autumn making its way here, more protective styles may be necessary.  However, the “true” protective styles can wait until later in the season or winter.  Check out this medley of semi-protective and protective styles that are... Continue Reading

4 Stunning Ways to Rock Faux Locs

by Cassandre of CassandreBeccai.com Faux locs. Temporary locs. Loc extensions. By now, you’ve seen them all over Instagram on some of hottest natural hair personalities. My first introduction to this style was through Saleemah Cartwright founder of Hydratherma Naturals Hair Care who paved the way with a unique take on protective styling and versatility. Before long,the... Continue Reading

5 End-of-Summer Natural Hair Styles to Rock

It seems like just yesterday, we were in the middle of June and summer was in full swing. But as temperatures are dropping (not quick enough in some places), and days are getting shorter, the magic of summer is slowly slipping away. Before the Autumnal Equinox picks up steam and you tuck your hair away... Continue Reading

The Gray Hair Trend: Would You Try It?

There is an abundance of pressure for us, as women, to look beautiful – and forever youthful. Commercials and reality shows bombard us with “solutions” ranging from anti-wrinkle creams to botox to plastic surgery in order to eliminate any face and neck wrinkles. To cover up the graying of our hair, “fixes” range from hair... Continue Reading

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

by Portia of huneybflyy.com 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