Time-Saving Tips

2 Tips to Help You Navigate Natural Hair Forums

Hair forums have long been a source of information for women of all hair types and hair goals. During the mid to late 1990s forums for women of color began to increase in popularity, eventually leading to forums in the early 2000s specifically focused on natural hair care. Some forums have a certain focus, such... Continue Reading

3 Easy Updos for the Styling Challenged

I’ll be the first to admit it. I’m pretty much inept when it comes to styling my natural hair. I see tons of intricate, stunning, and sophisticated updos and protective styles all over social media and here on BGLH, and I start to get in my feelings a little bit. I’m pretty good about not... Continue Reading

The Henna Hack For FAST Super Moisturized Hair

Got 8+ hours to do a hair treatment? I know some of you ladies do, but I’m sure many of you certainly don’t have time for that! If you love the thickening and conditioning effect of henna, you’re going to love this hack that provides all the good stuff of henna at a fraction of... Continue Reading

5 Mobile Apps That Will Help Your Natural Hair Journey in 2015

Chances are if you’re reading this, you’ve got a smartphone. You also probably have goals for your hair in the coming new year, but didn’t know that you can use your phone to help you achieve your goals! Take a look at these mobile apps that can increase the length, strength and glow of your... Continue Reading

The Benefits of Air Drying Thick Natural Hair

A central piece of advice that I’ve come across repeatedly for processed hair is the value of air drying hair versus using heat. Specifically, some women choose to air dry their loose hair, meaning they don’t use braids or twists, so that they can achieve without the texture of twists or braids. Benefits to Air... Continue Reading

4 Unusual Hacks That Keep Natural Hair Moisturized

It’s a bummer when you’re down to the very last drop of your favorite leave-in and you know your order won’t come in for at least another week. It’s also definitely not cool, when you’re traveling far from home only to realize you’ve forgotten your favorite pomade and moisturizer. This is exactly what happened to me... Continue Reading

6 Steps to Curb Tangles When You Wash and Go

by Elle of Quest for the Perfect Curl (pictured above) When women used to tell me that they “couldn’t” do wash and go’s, I’ll be honest, I kind of gave them a side eye. After all, how can you not do a wash and go? Basically, it just means wearing your hair in the state of your... Continue Reading

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

Why It Takes Me Just 2 Hours to Wash, Detangle and Style my Back-Length 4C Hair

Who wants to spend a whole day washing natural hair? Not me. I will admit, there was a time when it literally did take me a whole day to complete the process. I would spend several minutes shampooing, up to an hour or two deep conditioning, a few hours detangling, all night air drying in... Continue Reading

4 Easy Fixes for Common Wash and Go Problems

At this point in my natural hair journey, I’m certain of three things: I suck at doing twist-outs. I can henna my hair in my sleep. I have pretty much mastered the wash and go. Even though I’ve practically got my wash and go down to a science (a super science, thanks to my new... Continue Reading

5 Easy Updos that Can Be Done in Minutes

If you’re like me, you have little to no time to spend styling your hair. You have a whole list of other tasks to complete be it for school, work, family, or just life.  At the same time, you don’t exactly want to step out of the house looking crazy.  Well here are five easy... Continue Reading

4 Ways to Keep Your Hair Healthy During Your Lazy Week

by Ariane of BlackNaps.org Lazy weeks are pretty much inevitable. We all have them. Especially when your natural hair gets a little longer and the maintenance is more work. But even when you don’t feel like giving your hair the attention you normally would, you can still keep it healthy with these simple tips: 1.... Continue Reading

The Natural’s Guide to Traveling Overseas: How to Style and What Products to Bring

by Adeola of The Mane Captain Traveling can be stressful, whether you’re doing it for business or pleasure, over long distances or short. For us naturals, the stress escalates as we contemplate which tools and products to bring along and what to leave behind to avoid fees for excess weight. Some of us might even... Continue Reading

How To Revive An Old Twist-Out

by pRoy of Steel Feather Lace Elephant Y’all are not going to BELIEVE how I achieved this hairstyle… or maybe you might.  I don’t know how believable it is, but I have video footage to prove it so apparently it works. Let’s talk about how I said I was going to go the whole week without doing anything... Continue Reading

3 Tools that Effectively Distribute Oil to Natural Hair

Let me start this article off with saying that there is nothing wrong with the traditional pour oil into your hands, rub and apply method. This method has stood the test of time and certainly for non-liquid butters, is the only way to apply oil to hair. However, if all you want is a tiny... Continue Reading