5 Natural Styles Ranked from Easiest to Hardest to Moisturize — 4C Hair Edition

When it comes to keeping my hair moisturized, certain styles work really for me and others not so much.  Let me start off by giving my hair stats:  type 4c (or tight kinks and massive shrinkage), medium (mostly) texture, normal to low porosity, and medium density.  Now that the stats are out of the way, these hairstyle choices can... Continue Reading

9 Natural Remedies for Hyperpigmentation

by Lisa Jean-Francois of Lisa a La Mode Very few of us are blessed to survive a pimple without some left over repercussions. Even if I don’t touch my pimples while they are alive, upon their eventual demise I am always left with a dark spot that will literally take 6 months to a year... Continue Reading

3 Tips to Ensure Proper Care for Natural Hair Underneath Box Braids/Faux Locs/Ghana Braids

We’ve written a couple of articles over the past few weeks about some trending protective styles for naturals, including bob box braids, colored box braids, faux locs, and ghana braids. It’s one thing to rock a cute protective style, but an entirely different thing to properly care for the style, so here’s some advice on... Continue Reading

14 Times Naturals Rocked the Heck Out of a Flower Crown

Spring is winding down and we are recognizing e its impending passing with an ode to flower crowns. The flower crown or wreath has its roots in Ancient Greece and it’s endured through the ages. Today naturals have put their twist on the style. Check out these 17 naturals who prove that curls x flowers... Continue Reading

Nana from Virginia // Type 4 Natural Hair

What is your name and where are you from? N: My Name is Nana Agyemang. I am from Ghana but live in Virginia. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! N: I have been natural for 5years. Being a dancer in college put a lot of stress on my hair. I... Continue Reading

[Video] Too Cute: Natural Mother and Daughter Duo Shut Down Ellen with Beyonce Routine

Four-year-old Heaven and her Mom, Tianne have made their way back onto the Ellen stage. Recently, a video of the two performing choreography to Beyonce’s “7/11″ went viral on the net and the daytime host just had to get them back on for another stellar performance. This isn’t the first time the mother-daughter duo graced... Continue Reading

4 Edge Pomades that Tame Wash n’ Go Frizz

For the past couple of years, it seems that several hair brands are incorporating “edge pomades” into their lineup. These products have a similar consistency to the Let’s Jam! Pomade of yesteryear, but usually without mineral oil and more natural ingredients. Used to often slick back edges and smooth hair for protective styles, edge pomades... Continue Reading

How to Transform Your Ineffective Hair Products

Over the years I’ve accumulated quite a collection of hair products that made it no further than a storage bin in a closet or under a bed. Now that I know better I stick to a few staple products and typically only buy new products if they can be repurposed for other uses. If you’ve... Continue Reading

Editor’s Note: My White Boyfriend Changed My View on My Kinky ‘Kitchen’

Recently our contributor Chinwe wrote an article about how her boyfriend changed her perspective on her kinky ‘kitchen’. Since the piece was posted it has ignited fierce debate here and on many hair forums. The main point of contention is the inclusion of the word ‘white’ in the title of the piece. Many people feel... Continue Reading

6 Natural Curl Enhancing Methods

When I first went natural, I recall watching videos of people applying conditioner to hair that looked like mine to magically form clumps. However, mine did not. Of course, there is really no magic to it. Natural hair in its stretched form pretty much looks alike but when wet some of us have clumps and... Continue Reading

Chauntalia from Atlanta // 3C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself. C: My name is Chauntalia Wise. I am from Atlanta, GA. Did you transition or big chop? C: I transitioned for 8 months (March 25, 2013-Dec 3, 2013) and then I did the BC. I chose to go natural after I bleached my hair honey blonde February 2013 and I began to see it... Continue Reading

Is it Fair to Expect Celebrities to Have Healthy Natural Hair?

Do we really want long hair at any cost? I recall reading comments from some of you on this blog when pictures of Naomi Campbell’s hairline were reported. Many of these were quite brutal but interestingly to me, Toya Carter’s natural reveal when reported here was actually met with positivity by some (not all!) because of... Continue Reading

BGLH is Dealing with Spam

Hello ladies, Over the past few weeks we’ve received reports of spam links (mostly to adult websites) popping up when people click through to BGLH from Facebook, Pinterest or our Mailchimp newsletter. Although the spam is disturbing, it will not infect your computer. We’re currently working with our programmer to pinpoint the source of the... Continue Reading

Transitioning Tip: How to Switch from Relaxed to Natural Hair Products

Have you ever wondered why your hair used to really love a particular conditioner when you were relaxed but detests it when you transitioned to natural hair? Have you ever experienced having a moisturiser that does work when you are relaxed but miraculously starts softening and moisturising your new natural growth? Here is the science... Continue Reading

“Don’t Touch My Hair” Earrings: Would You Rock Them?

Most naturals have dealt with unwanted advances on their hair. The curious faces followed by the probing hands. Some don’t mind it, but for many it’s annoying and slightly offensive. But would you rock earrings that served as a warning? Fatemah’s Jewelry created these “Don’t Touch My Hair” Wood earrings pictured above. (You can find... Continue Reading