Why I Did a Year and a Half Long Transition Instead of a Big Chop

For my natural hair journey, I chose to transition for a year and half before cutting my relaxed ends for several reasons. I cut my relaxed ends in January of 2012. Transitioning Hair: Braidout In the beginning of my hair... Continue Reading

I Hid My Natural Hair For 13 Years; How I Finally Came to Embrace It

While I’ve been natural for over 14 years, I never considered myself a part of the natural hair movement. My reason for going natural back in the day was simple: I wanted to see my natural curl pattern. I wanted... Continue Reading

Kendra from North Carolina // Transitioning Natural Hair Style Icon

What is your name, and where are you from? K: My name is Kendra J Williams and I’m from North Carolina. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! K: Although I never had a relaxer,... Continue Reading

10 Critical Lessons I Learned During My 2-Year Transition to Natural Hair

Although 2012 and 2013 seem like so long ago, I am still amazed at the fact that to date, I have spent more time as a transitioner than I have with completely natural hair. I transitioned for nearly 2 years... Continue Reading

4 Signs It’s Time To Chop Your Transitioning Natural Hair

  Transitioning in and of itself is a challenging journey, wrought with excitement, frustration, progress and potential. Amidst all of the advice, methods, regimens and products, sometimes the most confusing thing about the journey is knowing when to chop. There’s... Continue Reading

5 Lightweight Detangling Sprays for Natural and Transitioning Hair

Does your hair need a mid-week detangling pick-me-up, but you don’t want it to get weighed down with product? Sometimes, navigating through the hair with detangling conditioners and products like Kinky Curly Knot Today are less than optimal. They can... Continue Reading

Why I Used a Texturizer to “Transition” to Natural Hair

by Taylor Law of Klassy Kinks At the end of 2012, I decided that it was time to take control and go natural. No awkward moments of carrying two textures and trying to control my “puffy” edges. No more feeling... Continue Reading

When Naturals Attack! Popular 4C Vlogger Glamfun Discusses the YouTube Backlash She Received After Re-Relaxing Last Year

Karen Constant aka Glamfun made waves on YouTube with her witty lyrics and infectious personality, gaining popularity via natural hair parodies and providing tips and information for 4c natural hair. But when she began experiencing breakage and thinning late last... Continue Reading

How to Build a Regimen for Transitioning Hair

When it comes to transitioning, there are three questions I am asked most frequently: 1. How do I transition to natural hair? 2. What hair styles can I do? 3. Is there a regimen I can follow? Right now, we’re... Continue Reading

True Life: My Grandmother Went Natural at Age 67 After a Lifetime of Relaxers

by Tyra of Indigenous Curls Hope I Look this Good at 70! Almost 3 Years ago, my grandmother, Jen, unintentionally went natural. For years, she would sit at the edge of her bed with grease, a wide tooth comb and magnetic... Continue Reading

Ashley // Transitioning Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! A: Hello my curlies! My name is Ashley and I’m a naturalista from New York. My natural journey began on August 10, 2013 and ever since then I’ve been empowered physically, mentally, and emotionally. Why did you make... Continue Reading

Christina Patrice // 3C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! C: My name is Christina Patrice, and I’m from Los Angeles, California – born and raised! Why did you make the decision to go natural? C: I’ve had natural hair pretty much all my life. The only time... Continue Reading

8 Tips For Navigating All the Online Information About Natural Hair

by Shelli of Hairscapades So, you’ve recently discovered the online natural hair community: blogs, websites, YouTube channels, Fotki albums and Tumblr… the list seems to go on and on. However, while you are ecstatic because there is soooo much information out there, you... Continue Reading

7 Moisturizers for the Line of Demarcation in Transitioning Hair

For transitioners, the line of demarcation presents a special set of challenges on it’s own. Identified as the point where your old damaged hair meets your new natural hair, the line of demarcation can literally make or break your transition.... Continue Reading

No More Transitioning: I Just Got A DevaCut!

The Backstory On December 5, 2013, my life changed. Okay, so maybe I’m being a little melodramatic. But on December 5th, I ended my 21 month transition from heat damaged hair and went 100% natural. Like many transitioners, from the... Continue Reading