Black Girls Rock: Activist Bree Newsome Removes Confederate Flag from South Carolina Statehouse

Since the slaughter of 9 people by terrorist Dylann Roof in the historically black Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina, there have been calls for removal of the Confederate flag from the state’s capitol. 30-year-old activist and filmmaker Bree Newsome decided to skip the rhetoric and go straight for action, removing the divisive... Continue Reading

I Lose More Hair with Twists Than Wash and Go’s + 6 Tips for Wash and Go Protective Styling

Throughout my hair journey (teeny weeny afro to waist length, and still growing!), I’ve mainly worn wash and gos. I like twists, braids, and updos, but I find them extremely time consuming, especially with longer hair (it takes me about four hours to twist my hair). Many people claim that our textured hair can’t grow... Continue Reading

Women Injecting Botox In Their Scalps for Frizz Free Hair

In a quest for hair like Blake Lively and Princess Kate an increasing number of British women are getting botox injected in their scalps to extend their salon blow outs. Here’s how it works; Botox, although only thought to remove wrinkles and fine lines, is also a remedy for hyperhidrosis (extreme sweating). It is exactly... Continue Reading

11 Stunning Traditional Nigerian Wedding Hairstyles

In parts of Nigeria, it is not at all uncommon to have two weddings – a traditional one and a white wedding (or church wedding). The white wedding is usually modeled after the British with the bride wearing a white gown and the ceremony being held in church. In contrast, the traditional wedding is rooted in... Continue Reading

7 Elaborate Hairstyles from the Afrik Fashion Show in The Ivory Coast

From June 11 through June 13, the 10th edition of the Afrik Fashion Show was held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast).  The show included fifteen stylists from across Africa to showcase their amazing “clothes, accessories, and hairstyles” in a sort of festival.  Some of the most notable of all the creations were the huge, majestic hairstyles by Ivorian... Continue Reading

Culture Shift? More Black Women Are Calling Themselves Brown

What do Pretty Brown Girls, For Brown Girls and #SmartBrownGirl all have in common? They are all organizations started by black women aimed to uplift black women and girls, among others. ‘Brown’ is becoming a more acceptable way for black women to describe themselves and, to some, a contemporary alternative to ‘black’ or ‘African American’.... Continue Reading

3 Massive Hair Mistakes I Made on My Way to Waist Length Hair

Want more cautionary tales from our natural hair pros? Read more hair mistakes from our writers here. 1. Product mix left on too long resulting in pH fried strands One of my top three worst hair mistakes has to be leaving in the cherry Lola treatment in my hair for a few hours longer than... Continue Reading

I Tried It: Multi-Colored Box Braids

When BGLH reposted the series of pictures depicting women with different colored box braids, I kind of went into this fairy-unicorn sparkly tailspin. I’ve never had box braids before, and certainly didn’t know that you could buy braid hair in  such fun colors. And even more, I’ve always wanted to color my full head with... Continue Reading

Dominican Natural: I Got Written Notice at Work For Wearing My Natural Curls

It seems absurd, but it’s still a reality that there are serious consequences for some women who choose to wear their hair naturally coily or curly. In an interview with NaturallyCurly, Dominican natural Titiana Lugo shares the professional consequences she faced for embracing her curls; “Growing up was very difficult for me because I had... Continue Reading

No, My Blackness Isn’t Determined By Who I Date

By Ashley Reese of TheGloss Anybody who follows me on social media is probably tired of this story by now, but I’m going to offer the quick version of this story for those who aren’t. I was walking around with my boyfriend this past weekend when a random dude came up behind me, put his... Continue Reading

5 Naturals Whose Eyebrows are On Fleek

Maybe it’s just me who is late to the eyebrow game, but I have been obsessed with some eyebrows of fellow naturals that I follow on Instagram. Whether thick, shaded, or pruned to perfection, a solid eyebrow can make the huge difference between a good and a bad hair day by serving as the best... Continue Reading

Teen Vogue’s Senegalese Twist Editorial Featured NO Medium or Dark Skinned Black Women

It all started when Teen Vogue beauty director, Elaine Welteroth (pictured above) documented her trip to Kigali, Rwanda in an online editorial. Welteroth highlighted her trip to a braiding salon to receive the Senegalese hairstyle. “Adopting this hairstyle became an integral aspect of drinking in the cultural experience as a first-time visitor to East Africa—women... Continue Reading

The Forgotten Cowboys and Cowgirls: 10 Photos of Black Americans in Cowboy Culture

Photographer John Ferguson, set out to chronicle the oft overlooked lives and culture of the black American cowboy in photos as a part of his documentary, The Forgotten Cowboy. Ferguson traveled through Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and back down to Texas to film and photograph black cattlemen, professional male and female bull riders and cowboys working in local... Continue Reading

All Hail the Fro! 18 Beautiful Photos of Undefined Afros

The undefined afro became popular amongst the African American community during the 1960s and hasn’t been as popular since. The hairstyle, which was banned from Cuba during the 1960s, truly makes a statement and lets people know when you’ve walked into a room. Today, we see afros but most are coiled, curled, or twisted. Most... Continue Reading

Natural Vlogger Carmen of MyNaturalSistas Got Married And Her Wedding Pics Are Giving Us Life

The Gorgeous Bride 💐 @lynnettessilhouettes Wishing you all of the joy and happiness on your honeymoon in Japan & China and for the rest of your life with @michaelbgrahamii 😙 We love you! Shout out to the Best Mother Ever! She made both dresses and the brooch bouquet pictured above 🙌 #skills A photo posted... Continue Reading