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5 Basic How-To Styling Videos That Every Natural Should Bookmark

While some of us are hairstyling pros, there are others who still scour YouTube every week trying to just make our hair look presentable. For beginners or styling novices, here is a round up of basic natural hair styling videos from the best YouTube gurus. Two Strand Twist Out Naptural85 pretty much revolutionized my twist... Continue Reading

4 Detangling Hacks For Tangles That Are Doing the Most

We’ve all been there. You put wash day off a few days or weeks, because your big hair was fly. Or a product you thought you’d love turned your tresses into a tangled nightmare. Maybe your beloved kinky Curly Knot Today just up and told you, “Not today!” When your hair gets helplessly tangled,you need... Continue Reading

Yasmin from St. Croix // 3B/4C Natural Hair Style Icon

  Introduce yourself. Y: My Name is Yasmin Mitchell and I currently live in Queens, NY. My family is from Trinidad, however I was born in St. Croix, VI. I currently work at BET Networks and have been in the Television Advertising industry for over 15 years. Did you transition or big chop? Share your... Continue Reading

3 DIY Moisturizer Recipes For Natural Hair This Winter

Winter will officially arrive this month, and as naturals, we want to be ready. Part of that preparation is finding an adequate moisturizer. If your current product isn’t cutting it and you’d like to try something homemade, here are a few worth mixing. 1. Creamy Shea Moisturizer Ingredients: – ½ cup unrefined shea butter –... Continue Reading

4 Ways To Combat Permanent Color Damage

Dying your hair can be one of the quickest ways to change up your look. But if you’re choosing to use permanent dyes, you’re playing Russian roulette for damaged, high porosity hair. Hair goes through a pretty traumatic experience when it is permanently dyed. Some signs that your hair has become damaged by the dyeing process are:... Continue Reading

Dreadlocks Get MBA Student Banned from Academic Conference

I’d hoped 2014 would end without another case of discrimination against loose or loc’ed natural hair in America’s schools and workplaces. Sadly, there’s one more and this time, it’s a fella. Tamon George, an MBA student and President of the Graduate Student Government Association at the University of the District of Columbia, was recently informed... Continue Reading

Instagram Account is Dedicated to Featuring Natural Women and the Men Who Love Them

When I first stumbled across the Instagram account, Fros and Beaus, I thought it was the sweetest Instagram account that I’ve seen in a very long time. Typically, natural hair accounts feature the usual – natural women wearing roller sets, twist outs, fly up dos, and bantu knot outs. Of course those things are always... Continue Reading

3 Reasons Cutting Your Natural Hair Might Be the Best Thing You Do in 2015

Style Icon: Joy If you’re like many naturals, the idea of cutting your hair is not only unpalatable, but can also give you nightmares for weeks! Since many are striving to grow long, healthy natural hair; hair cutting just seems counterproductive. But, what if I told you cutting your hair is exactly what you need... Continue Reading

6 Products From My Relaxed Hair Days That Still Work on My Natural Hair

I’m not sure about you guys, but when I returned to natural, I didn’t have a clue as to what I should or shouldn’t be putting in my hair. I researched and purchased a plethora of products that were specifically for curly or textured hair. I thought that because I was relaxer-free, that I should... Continue Reading

Halle Berry Goes To Court To Keep Her Ex from Lightening and Straightening Their Daughter’s Natural Hair

I don’t usually keep up with the latest celebrity news. However, I was browsing the Internet recently and this particular story caught my attention. Actress and mother, Halle Berry and her ex, Gabriel Aubry have had several public disputes and disagreements about their 6-year-old daughter Nahla, who they share custody of, since their breakup in... Continue Reading

26 Black Owned Beauty Supply Stores to Support

photo credit: www.curlsunderstood.com for Tendrils and Curls In light of the Grand Jury decision to not indict former police officer Darren Wilson for the murder of unarmed teen Mike Brown, there have been calls across social media and various online outlets to boycott Black Friday and redirect those funds to Black or other minority-owned businesses.... Continue Reading

Romance from Cleveland // 3C/4C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself. R: My name is Romance (Hey Curlie) and I am from Cleveland, Ohio. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! R: I did the BIG CHOP on November 1, 2011. I have been natural for 3 yrs and I LOVE every bit of it. Its been a very... Continue Reading

7 Fabulous Hairstyles For Short Natural Hair

Don’t be fooled, short haired naturals; your hair’s length has nothing to do with how fabulous it can look! Natural hair can be rocked in various styles, even at super short lengths. Thankfully, you don’t have to be a master stylist or creative to come up with a show stopping hairdo. See below for styles... Continue Reading

My Experience With the Cherry Lola Treatment (the Precusor to the Max Hydration Method) On 4C Hair

Before the Maximum Hydration Method (MHM), there was the Cherry Lola Treatment, developed in 2009 by natural hair blogger Cherry Lola.  (As a matter of fact, the MHM incorporates a variation of this treatment as its first step.) Because of its effectiveness at reducing frizz, this treatment grew in popularity from 2009 through 2012. Not much has... Continue Reading

3 Hair Accessories You Can Easily Rock With Thick Natural Hair

We often see hair vitamins and treatments that claim to increase hair thickness, but sometimes, thick hair isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. I can’t tell you how many headbands, combs and brushes my hair has broken. I tried a HairZing and it was an absolute disaster (seriously, I almost had to cut it... Continue Reading