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I Got a Deva Cut and HATED It: Why It Didn’t Work for My Hair Type

by Alondra (pictured above)   Shape. It’s a word that has so much power…we pin, scrunch, push and pull all in the name of a nicely sculpted mane. Personally, I believe that the shape of your curls or coils can make or break your look and many women become very meticulous when it comes to... Continue Reading

3 YouTubers with REALLY Long 4B/4C Natural Hair and Simple Regimens

Growing your 4B/4C natural hair to waist length is NO small feat. After all, learning your natural kinks after years of relaxing them takes both time and a shift in the way you think about hair care. However, I do want to acknowledge those who have surpassed waist length because such a milestone further demonstrates... Continue Reading

How a Faulty Henna Treatment Caused My Hair to Fall Out in Chunks

by Cassandre of cassandrebeccai.com Have you ever watched your hair disintegrate into a hot mess right before your eyes? Hair falling out all over the place, color looking all ratchet, treatment made your hair feel like straw? I have. It was 6 weeks ago when my BFF was telling me about her grand ol’ plans to... Continue Reading

Flip it and Reverse it: 5 Ways to Style Your Old Wash n’ Go

What do you do when your wash and go gets old or your pineapple fails in the middle of the night, leaving you with scary hair in the morning? You improvise. Avoid the hassle of washing your hair and starting from scratch with these 5 creative styling suggestions: 1. Get Creative with Bobby Pins Whether... Continue Reading

6 Chic and Effortless Summer Updos for Natural Hair

The great thing about summer updos is that they keep your hair off of your neck and in some cases, your forehead, too.  However, who wants to wear just any old bland updo, right? If you are looking for a chic and effortless summer alternative, then check out these styles for inspiration: 1. Zipper Braid and Bantu... Continue Reading

4 Easy and Effective Homemade Summer Moisturizing Mists for Natural Hair

Are you looking for an effective natural moisturizer that is not too heavy for the summer? Do you want to make your own? Then, check out these four easy recipes: 1. Castor and Coconut Mist The beauty of distilled water is that it is “soft” water; it does not have the negative effects (e.g., stiffening... Continue Reading

Manetabolism Hair Vitamin Review: Decreased My Shedding, but Messed up My Skin!

by Elle of Quest for the Perfect Curl (pictured above) Hey everyone! I hope your summer is going well and you’re staying cool in the heat. Personally, Izzy (my hair) is loving the warmer weather and the humidity, even if it’s making her huge. And this year, I decided to have a little fun with my hair... Continue Reading

Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar are Not Effective Natural Hair Cleansers!? Microscope Photos Show Surprising Results!

This is a compilation of some continuing mini experiments on hair washing using different types of commonly recommended cleansers for natural hair. The results are quite fascinating! The Experiment I used my own (natural African) shed hair and imaged it:References/Controls - oily reference – on its own without any washing (sheacoco regular use) - clean... Continue Reading

No Curl Envy Here: Why I Love My Type 4 Natural Hair

 by Tori (pictured above) My type 4 hair gets tangled and knotted easily. It gets dry and matted. Detangling can take forever. It can look dull and dry even when it is isn’t. Shall I go on? Well I won’t, because this article would end up being way too long. Like many naturals with type... Continue Reading

How I Straightened My Hair Without a Heat Protectant WITHOUT Suffering Damage

by Christine of Amor Artistry You did what?? That’s correct! A few weeks ago for my birthday, I got my hair straightened for the first time in 4 years. I was very curious about my length and I also needed a trim very badly. I went to H2 Salon in Brooklyn. The salon looks so nice... Continue Reading

My Natural Hair Growth Took Off When I Started Using Natural, Raw Ingredients

by Kara of NaturalCurliesTV (pictured above) I remember watching Kimmaytube on YouTube as she was discussing the pH balance of hair and how it is important to use products that are close to the same ph as our curly hair which is between 4.5 and 5.5. Using hair products that are similar in pH cause the cuticle... Continue Reading

5 Ways To Make Money in the Natural Hair Industry

by Ijeoma of Klassy Kinks Research has recently shown that big hair and beauty brands are losing money due to drops in relaxer sales. It’s clear that naturals are spending their money elsewhere. If you’re so inclined, here are some ways to responsibly cash in on the natural hair movement: 1. Sell Your Own Products... Continue Reading

Ciara Debuts New Look: Gorgeous Dreadlock Extensions

  No, that’s not Lisa Bonet. It’s the Queen of Crunk & B, new mom and soon to be Mrs. Future, Ciara. The R&B goddess uploaded a few photos of her radical new do to her instagram this weekend. We’re loving this look on you, Cici! What do you think about the look? Do you... Continue Reading

Shocking History: Why Women of Color in the 1800s Were Banned From Wearing Their Hair in Public

by Cassandre of cassandrebeccai.com Woman in Tignon credit “Did you know that in late 18th century Louisiana, black and multiracial women were ordered to cover their hair in public?” My sister asked me. “WOW. Really?” I replied. I’d probably heard of this in one of my black studies classes in undergrad, but who remembers everything they’ve... Continue Reading

3 Hairstyles That Can Keep You From Reaching Your Goal Length

by Cassandre of CassandreBeccai.com Eight years. That’s exactly how long it took me to get to my current lower back length, but when ladies ask me how long it took I hesitate to say 8 years because that’s not inspiring at all. It just makes long length seem impossible to get to.  I mean, 8 years... Continue Reading

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