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4 Jamaican Traditional Secrets for Longer Natural Hair

In previous articles, I discussed Haitian and African hair traditions and their possible benefits from a scientific stand point. Today, I take on Jamaican traditions of which there were so many. Sadly, I could not find substantial evidence for favourites such as Jamaican ginger or herbal hair washes but who knows, maybe in time there... Continue Reading

Rest In Peace: Natural Hair Vlogger Domineque Banks aka LHDC2011 Passes Away

It is with heavy hearts that members of the natural hair community mourn the loss of fellow vlogger and Black Girl with Long Hair contributor Domineque Banks, who passed away due to complications from lupus. She was 27. Not only was Domineque a staple on YouTube and BGLH, she was also an avid participant in... Continue Reading

Lupita N’yongo Covers Marie Claire + Taraji Henson Steps Out Sans Weave + Beyonce Rocks Curly Locks on Vacation

Lupita stuns in the May issue of Marie Claire magazine. She’s definitely a force to be reckoned with when it comes to stealing a scene, be it in film or fashion. Lupita premiered her cover at the Marie Claire Fresh Faces event in Hollywood a couple of days ago with a perfectly coiffed curly do that... Continue Reading

Paulah // 4B Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! P: Hi! I’m Paulah. I’m from Ann Arbor, Michigan and I will be moving to Atlanta soon for grad school. Why did you make the decision to go natural? P: My last relaxer was 4 years ago and I cut off my relaxed ends about 3 years ago. I went natural because my... Continue Reading

14 Natural Hair Products to Try in 2014

    We’re already 4 months in to 2014, and I’m seriously slacking on what I said I was going to do. Although I promised in my Must-Haves for 2014 that I was simplifying my regimen, I do realize that as someone who is obsessively fascinated with products (okay, I’m a PJ), it can be... Continue Reading

Style: Tierra in New York

Introduce yourself! T: Good Day! My name is Tierra Benton. I live in Queens, New York and I am a model. What is your style philosophy? T: I believe that whatever you wear, you should feel comfortable. How would you describe your sense of style? T: I would describe it as hip. It’s cool. What... Continue Reading

Tia & Tamera’s Curly Family Selfie + Kelis Debuts Grey Hair + Lauryn Hill Rocks TWA in Concert

Our favorite curly-haired twin duo, Tia and Tamera were out and about with kids in tow this week. Tia uploaded the above photo to her facebook page with the following caption : this is what happens when four people take a selfie…. #family#cousins#love Also, it’s the 20th anniversary of Sister, Sister! We’re still reminiscing over that... Continue Reading

Jillaine // 3C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! J: My name is Jillaine. I’m American, of Irish, and Jamaican descent. I grew up in both the Bronx, New York and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida where I currently reside. Why did you make the decision to go natural? J: I’ve been natural since birth! My mom didn’t want to get my hair... Continue Reading

7 Beautiful and Easy Natural Hair Styles for a Spring Wedding (Locs Included)

By Chinwe of Hair and Health Whether you are the bride to be or a member of the bridal party, these beautiful hair styles can be worn on the big day… or to any formal Spring event! 1. Classic Textured Low Bun You can almost never go wrong with the classic low bun for a... Continue Reading

Kelly Rowland: I’m Rocking This Bob Because of Color Damage

Say it ain’t so Kelly!! You might have noticed the sexy songstress is rocking a hot bob lately. Well, it wasn’t entirely by choice. In an interview with People Magazine Kelly shared that the bob is the result of color damage. Check it out; I wanted to experiment and color my own hair. That was... Continue Reading

Vanessa // Multi-Texture Style Icon

Introduce yourself! V: Hi! I’m Vanessa! I’m a 25-year old from Los Angeles, California. Why did you make the decision to go natural? V: I have been 100% natural for just over two years. I transitioned for another two years prior to that, so my natural hair is a total of 4 years old. I... Continue Reading

Can Length Obsession Hurt Your Hair Journey?

If you’re like me, you probably like setting a goal, creating a road map of accomplishment and measuring how well you’ve advanced towards that goal. This type of mindset is often necessary to attain any goal ranging from winning an Olympic medal to earning a degree. However, there are times when our fixation on certain... Continue Reading

Kara // 4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! K: Hi Curlies, my name is Kara and I am from London! Why did you make the decision to go natural? K: I have been natural since birth, but after endless run-ins with bad hairdressers and incompetent advice, I turned to the gurus of natural hair on YouTube in 2009. When my hair... Continue Reading

3 Bold Natural Hair Trends for Spring 2014

Content Provided by Klassy Kinks Crayola Color Your Curls Lots of people (myself included) go lighter with their hair color during the spring & summer with brown, auburn, copper, and blond hues. The more bold and fearless naturals are using all kinds of colors we haven’t seen since Kindergarten art class in their hair. Think pastel... Continue Reading

What Cosmetology School Did NOT Teach Me About My Black Hair

by Tyra of Indigenous Curls For 2 years I studied the theory of hair to prepare for the certification test to become a licensed New York State Cosmetologist. My class spent over 1000 hours washing, cutting, coloring, setting, perming, finger waving, pin curling, and blowing out white manikins. Living in suburbia, most of my classmates were white... Continue Reading

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