Natural Hair Styles

16 Stunning Photos of Colored Box Braids, the Summer Protective Style Trend Taking Over Instagram

Have you ever wanted to try a new color with your hair but didn’t want to permanently dye it? What about a bold color like purple, red, pink, blue, green, or even grey? Well, we have a simple solution for you. Braids or twists are easy ways to try out new bold colors without altering... Continue Reading

Unconventional Techniques: 3 Strand Twists, 4 Strand Braids and Inverted Cornrows

Two strand twists, 3 strand braids and cornrows are pretty staple styles within the natural community. If you have mastered all 3 and are ready for more of a challenge, then this article is for you! 1. The 3 strand twist If your individual hair strands are fine or if you have overall low hair... Continue Reading

5 Gorgeous Natural Hair Styles That Are Super Easy to Do

Are you styling-challenged? Do you want an easy, gorgeous style to try this month?  Then check out these five natural looks: 1. 10-Minute Twisted Updo Start on stretched hair (via African threading or banding) for this quick and cute look.  Alternatively, you can start on hair that has been blown out. Description: two braids down the back and... Continue Reading

20 Natural Brides Who Slayed Our Lives

Via MyColoures.com Unfortunately, there are a few ignorant folks who still believe that natural hair cannot be styled to look glamorous enough for special occasions. Clearly those fools are wrong. Black hair in all of its glory can look sleek and fab. Source: Instagram.com/bridesandbabies Source: Instagram.com/the_suns_harvest Source: Instagram.com/elite_visions Source: Instagram.com/chocolatebridesandgrooms Source: Instagram.com/creolelioness Source: Instagram.com/grimcdee Source:... Continue Reading

15 Photos That Prove Bob Box Braids Are the Hottest New Protective Style Trend

Box braids have been around for a while and are definitely not going anywhere anytime soon. While the trend has shifted from micros to jumbos to classic poetic justice to all the way down to your butt a la Solange versions, the newest braid trend is definitely the bob. The shorter style works as a... Continue Reading

5 Gorgeous Styles That Require Adding Just One or Two Pieces of Hair

Do you feel like going big, bold and voluminous with your hair. Well try these very simple but gorgeous styles that require just adding one or two pieces of Kanekalon hair. Check it out… 1. Boho Chic French Braids Bianca Alexa shows us how to add hair to exaggerate length on french braids, giving them... Continue Reading

2 Ways to Take Down Faux Locs Quickly and Without Breakage

Faux locs are not only beautiful, but they’re a great way to protect your natural hair, while still sporting a natural look. The installation of faux locs can take up to 8 hours, but did you know that it’s taking some people hours just to take those bad boys down? It’s true. I’ve heard a... 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 curly mess. Well, no fear, vlogger Paville has a handy video showing three ways you... Continue Reading

5 Ways to Switch Up Your Natural Hair Style This Spring

Are you bored with your current look?  Here are five ways to switch up your natural hair style this spring! 1. Half Up Half Down The “half up, half down” style is making a comeback in a big way — particularly in the natural hair community.  I’ve always thought this style was cute and now have... Continue Reading

4 Old School Hair Styles That Are Making a Comeback

The old folks always say that there’s nothing new under the sun, only endless repackaging. But, surely we never thought that these particular styles would come back. Braided bobs, French rolls and upside down French braids wouldn’t be the first hair styles that come to mind when you think of chic or fashionable, but these... Continue Reading

5 More Uniquely Beautiful Natural Styles Worn Around Africa

Because you liked our last 5 Uniquely Beautiful Styles Around Africa, we decided to give you more beautiful looks from around the continent. 1. Close-Shaved Hair Designs of the Surma (Ethiopia, South Sudan) The Surma (which consists of the Suri/Shuri, Mursi, and Me’en) reside largely in southwestern Ethiopia and South Sudan.  The close-shaved hair designs... Continue Reading

10 Natural Hairstyle Ideas for Prom 2015

Prom season is upon us! It seems like more and more high schoolers are boldly embracing their natural hair, so we’ve got a few ideas for how you can wear your natural hair and still look glamorous for prom! 1. The Nicole Melton Bun Former Essence.com Beauty Editor Nicole Melton put us all onto this... Continue Reading

3 Ways to Wash and Maintain Crochet Braids

Even though crochet braids usually only last a few weeks, you may be able to stretch the duration of the protective style even more if you wash and condition your scalp with them in. It may seem like an impossible task due to the fragile nature of the style, but it can be done. The... Continue Reading

5 Easy Head Wraps for Rainy Spring Days

Yay spring is finally here! Winter was roughhhhhh to say the least but now we get to see flowers, sunshine, and rain. Actually way more rain than flowers and sunshine, but it’s better than the cold. Whether your style was ruined from being caught in a rainstorm, or you just can’t justify doing your hair... Continue Reading

4 Hot DIY Natural Hair Cuts for Spring

Do you want to create your own fierce hair cut for the Spring?  If so, here are four DIY styles: 1. Bangs Bangs are a good option if you are bored with your current long length but aren’t brave enough to cut your entire hair.   Keep in mind that they are not the easiest to cut... Continue Reading