Tutorial: How to Oil Cleanse for Stronger, Longer Natural Hair

  For many women with natural hair the most tedious part of their hair care routine is wash day. Now, while I haven’t yet figured out a way to shorten my 1-1 ½ hour routine (which is much shorter than it used to be) to 20 minutes, I have learned to make certain steps much... Continue Reading

Box Braids, Kinky Twists and Other Styles You Can Do With Crochet Braids

Right now, crochet braids are what’s hot amongst the natural hair community. It’s truly exciting to see professional stylists and some at home stylists, take this style and put their twist on it. We’ve seen crochet braids with waves, afro hair, cork screw curls, and even bone straight hair. Some styles are so realistic looking... 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

Why We Shouldn’t Be Surprised That Anthony Mackie Blames Dreadlocks for Racial Profiling

Several weeks ago, while doing some promo for a new film, Anthony Mackie shared some views on locs that had the internet in uproar for a few days. Here’s a recap of the drama, with the quote that caused a ruckus below: “I think the problem with racial profiling is the actions that come along with... Continue Reading

The Drooling Continues … 10 MORE Pictures that Show the Incredible Versatility of Natural Hair

If I had to guess, many of you were drooling on your keyboards in the last post.  Here are ten more pictures (yes, more!) that show the incredible versatility of natural hair! 1. Mandajesspanda Mandajesspanda is giving us endless flexibility with these sixteen different looks.  Her hair transforms from little curls to big curls to... 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

White Vlogger Eskimohair Posts YouTube Tutorial on How to Turn Straight Hair Into an Afro Texture

A while back, BGLH posted about the trend of box braids gaining popularity among women with straight hair. Now, it seems that another aspect of natural hair aesthetics is catching on. YouTuber Eskimohair, a fairly under the radar vlogger has come into the online spotlight recently for her “How to make straight hair into Afro... Continue Reading

Rules of Engagement: 10 Do’s and Don’ts for Dealing With Natural Women

When I stopped relaxing my hair, my friends made some…er…mistakes when it comes to my hair. So, in order to keep all parties civil, I thought I’d share some of them so others do not make the same mistakes! Mostly this is just funny, but some people really don’t know any better… 1. Don’t trip... Continue Reading

Fifi from London // 4B Natural Hair Style Icon (Update)

What is your name and where are you from? Introduce yourself! F: Hello everyone, my name is Fifi also known as Blackbeauty kween. I was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. I now reside in London, United Kingdom. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! F: I transitioned to... Continue Reading

Afro-Brazilians Use Carnival Event to Promote Natural Hair

In the run up to Carnival, it’s common to hold smaller pre-Carnival parties and parades. These events can have different themes, and a group of Afro-Brazilians chose natural hair as their parade theme. The results are pretty incredible. From Fusion.net: The “curl power” parade was one of more than 100 street celebrations held in Rio... Continue Reading

4 Places to Find Black Dolls with Natural Hair

Black dolls with curly to kinky natural hair were virtually non-existent when I was growing up.  These days, they are still a challenge to find, but I’ve done some of the homework for you with this post.  Here are four places you can purchase a natural hair doll for your niece, daughter, yourself, or another special girl in... 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 (21 months), and chopped the rest of my heat damaged ends in December of 2013.... Continue Reading

5 Tips That Kept My Flat Ironed Type 4 Natural Hair Straight For 6 Weeks

For naturals like myself, who do not mind applying heat to their hair, flat ironing can be a real treat. Flat ironing not only shows the ‘true length’ of your hair, but it adds some versatility to hair styling. However, one of the downsides of flat ironing natural hair is it can often revert back... Continue Reading

The 12 Best Natural Hair Looks on the Red Carpet This Awards Season

Now that the Grammys are over, avid award show watchers can go back to having Sunday evenings all to themselves, for deep conditioning, twisting or doing nothing at all to their natural hair. The awards ceremonies that took place this weekend, had some big winners for black female artists and we also saw more diversity... Continue Reading

8 Romantic Natural Hair Styles for Valentines Day

With Valentines Day right around the corner, you’re probably wondering what you’ll do with your hair. Fortunately, there are quite a few sultry and romantic natural hair tutorials for special occasions. Take a look at these natural hair styles that will surely help prepare you for a special day! Romantic Beachy Waves If you’re more... Continue Reading