[Pic] RHOA’s Porsha Williams Reveals Her Natural Hair on Instagram

These days Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Porsha Williams is busy promoting her new weave line, but she wants folks to know that beneath it all she has a healthy head of hair. She posted this photo to Instagram with the caption #AllNatural for 2.5 seconds???? @gonakedhair installed in 3…2..1 #Standby Stylist: @kellonderyck It’s... Continue Reading

Quecina from Houston // 4A/4B Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! Q: I am Quecina Burts Nute also known as Pinkstarnute in the natural hair world. I am a mother, military wife and teacher from Houston, Texas. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! Q: I transitioned into my natural hair journey instead of a direct “big chop” because... Continue Reading

3 Protective Styling Mistakes That Can Hurt Your Length Goals

One of the reasons I decided to follow a protective styling and low maintenance regime was because of the overwhelmingly positive effects I saw on women who used this method. Over the past five years, I have largely found that protective styling is indeed very effective in retaining length and allows for easy styling once... Continue Reading

Barbadian High School Bans Twist-Outs, Sparks Backlash

In what some people are calling a holdover from colonialism, a prestigious 282-year-old Barbadian high school, Harrison College, has banned twistouts. The school’s principal, Juanita Wade, says she opposes the style because it isn’t neat. The decision has sparked national debate in Barbados and other Carribean islands. The controversy was sparked after Elva Mary Tudor... Continue Reading

3 Reasons Why You’re Losing Your Hair and What To Do About It

I hate to admit it, but at some point in many naturals’ life, hair loss becomes an issue. The truth is no matter how far from superficial we are, losing our hair never feels okay. Below, find three common reasons why you maybe experiencing hair loss and what you can do about it. Your birth... Continue Reading

4 Rising Youtubers with Hip-Length Natural Hair

If you are looking for more long hair inspiration (or long hair to drool over) on YouTube, check out these hip-length natural hair ladies! 1. Melissa Denise Melissa transitioned from thin, relaxed strands to natural hair in 2006. Being natural was initially tough as there was little hair care information at the time. As a result, she... Continue Reading

Why I May Never Straighten My Hair Again

Generally, I follow the mantra of “never say never.” However, there comes a time when you realize the likelihood that you will make certain decisions in the future are slim to none. In my case, hair straightening has become one of those decisions. Now, before you think my reason has to do with my views... Continue Reading

The Natural Hair Movement in the ‘60s and ‘70s; How It Began and Why It Ended

Not too long ago, I found an old photograph of my parents wearing gigantic afros and wondered, “What happened to the natural hair movement of that time? Why did it die out?” Many naturalistas are aware that the current natural hair “trend” is not a precedent and that an earlier movement existed back in the 60s... Continue Reading

Scissor Happy: 4 Ways to Stop Over Trimming Your Natural Hair

Are you scissor happy? Do you reach for the scissors every time you see a split end or complex knot (knot that has more than 2 strands entangled). Are you happy to trim your hair again if you see splits immediately after a fresh trim? Has your hair become stagnant at a certain length and... Continue Reading

Iris from Pennsylvania // 4B/4C Natural Hair Style Icon

What is your name and where are you from? I: My name is Iris Hopkins of Darby, Pennsylvania. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! I: It all started in about 2008ish when I decided that I wanted to “go natural” – that to me meant no perms, no lye,... Continue Reading

3 Cs to Follow for Ultimate Length Retention

Although short styles are currently all the rage in the natural hair community, length retention continues to be one of our main priorities for healthy hair. And whatever regimen that you follow, you most likely focus on at least one of the three “Cs” I follow for healthy hair and retention. So what are the... Continue Reading

Is the Natural Hair Community Too Sensitive?

As many times that I’ve said I’m going to break away from the natural hair community, I still love you all. I swear, I do. When I first decided to grow my hair out natural, I received so much support from women with curly hair. I was annoying. I asked endless questions. I wanted everyone to... Continue Reading

5 Simple Styles for Medium-Length to Long Kinky Natural Hair

It is a new year and time for some new looks.  For this natural hair style edition, we are including five simple options for medium-length to long kinky natural hair. 1. Twisted Updo Though the holidays are officially over, I thought I’d include this beautiful, timeless look from Chiaka.  Start on hair that is stretched via... Continue Reading

My Top 3 Natural Hair New Year’s Resolutions

Every year, I remember the things I could have done differently with my hair over the year before. A bad DIY treatment here, using too many oils there – you get the point. So I like to make a list of natural hair resolutions to ring in the new year. I think this as a... Continue Reading

15 Bad Hair Habits to Ditch in 2015

Whether you’re calling it “making resolutions”, “setting goals”, or just stepping into 2015 feeling brand new, chances are you’re looking to break some bad habits. January is in full swing and there’s no time like the present to get started on creating healthier habits for you, and your natural hair. Here are 15 things you... Continue Reading