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5 Professional and Chic Natural Hair Styles for the Workplace

Though natural hair is making more appearances in the workplace, it can still be a challenge to find that perfect “professional” hairstyle you are comfortable wearing.  Nevertheless, there are options out there — no matter how short or long your hair.  Here are just a few: 1. Mini Twists into Updo (Medium-Length Natural Hair) With autumn around... Continue Reading

3 Delicious Smoothie Recipes for Growing Hair and Vibrant Skin

Homemade smoothies have been my breakfast of choice for a while now.  (Shout out to Lina for introducing me to the world of green smoothies a few years ago.) You see, the benefits of these beverages are that you can load up on multiple nutrients in one batch AND get a good amount of water into your... Continue Reading

4 Techniques to Quickly Stretch Natural Hair and Show Off More Length

Most naturals have SHRINKAGE, sometimes it’s mild and sometimes it’s intense. And while shrinkage serves many positive purposes, sometimes we just want to show off our length without applying heat. Here are four techniques I use to show off a little more length, without having to apply heat to my hair: Double Braids On days... Continue Reading

5 Men with Crushworthy Natural Hair

Although this is Black Girl Long Hair, we have to quickly acknowledge all the fellas out there who are proudly representing for the male side of the natural hair movement! Check out these five guys’ and their regimens for loose, luscious hair.   Wolfgang Lisborg Leading the guy pack in length, West African natural man, Wolfgang... Continue Reading

4 Unusual Life Hacks That Keep Natural Hair Moisturized

It’s a bummer when you’re down to the very last drop of your favorite leave-in and you know your order won’t come in for at least another week. It’s also definitely not cool, when you’re traveling far from home only to realize you’ve forgotten your favorite pomade and moisturizer. This is exactly what happened to me... Continue Reading

Kami from Baltimore // 3B/3C Natural Hair

Introduce yourself. K: Hello! My name is Kami also known as StyledbyKami and I am from Baltimore, Maryland. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! K: I transitioned into natural and slowly chopped off my ends. I like to say that I have been natural for a big majority... Continue Reading

3 Types of Naturals Who Should Avoid Heat at All Costs

Do you know that girl who can comb her hair aggressively with a fine tooth comb, bleach it before placing her flat iron at the highest temperature and yet still have a beautiful full head of hair on her head? Hair is very specific to each individual and what works for one person can be... Continue Reading

5 Fun, Semi-Protective AND Protective Natural Hair Styles for the Fall

The summer was synonymous with wash-and-gos and big hair for many naturals.  Now with the cooler weather setting in and autumn making its way here, more protective styles may be necessary.  However, the “true” protective styles can wait until later in the season or winter.  Check out this medley of semi-protective and protective styles that are... Continue Reading

4 Stunning Ways to Rock Faux Locs

by Cassandre of CassandreBeccai.com Faux locs. Temporary locs. Loc extensions. By now, you’ve seen them all over Instagram on some of hottest natural hair personalities. My first introduction to this style was through Saleemah Cartwright founder of Hydratherma Naturals Hair Care who paved the way with a unique take on protective styling and versatility. Before long,the... Continue Reading

True Life: I Let a White Woman Touch My Hair

by Portia of huneybflyy.com  Source: Tankmonster Often, naturals are met with stares and curiosity about their hair. For years, most black women were wearing their hair relaxed or pressed. The kinky, curly, coily and wavy phenomenon is still very new for the world. It only makes sense that you are asked questions about something that wasn’t very... Continue Reading

The NY Times Reports That Black Women are Regaining Market Share in the Beauty Supply Industry

  Source: New York Times One of the major ironies of the multi-billion dollar global beauty industry is that sometimes top consumers of certain products are not the producers. Case in point: black hair care. According to the market research firm Mintel, black women spend approximately $500 billion on hair care. To put that figure... Continue Reading

4 Natural Ingredients I Use with Caution

by Tori Usually using natural ingredients can help significantly on your hair journey. For the most part, I find that when I use products that contain all natural ingredients, my hair responds well and feels great. However, while I love all natural products, I have noticed over time that there are a few natural ingredients/products... Continue Reading

The Blogs Made Me Do It: Some of the Worst Natural Hair Advice Online

    (note: This is in no way a jab at The Blogs Made Me Do It, a wonderful DIY blog. Try her orange pound cake sugar scrub recipe –it’s amazing.) The internet is a beautiful monster. We have instant access to a wealth of knowledge, information, people and resources. Getting the word out about... Continue Reading

Is It Possible to Retain 12 inches of Hair Growth in 1 Year?

Style Icon Fifi Imagine retaining 12 inches of hair in one year. It’s pretty exciting, isn’t it? That’s like going from a clean-shaven big chop to shoulder length or going from shoulder length to almost waist length in one year! I was pretty excited about that prospect years ago and considered “challenging” myself to retain... Continue Reading

How to Get the Most Length Retention this Fall

Summer is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean any length retention has to as well. Here are just a few tips to prepare you for the fall: 1. Keep your hair up Switching from camisoles to collared shirts creates room for breakage of any hair that may rub against your clothes. Just last... Continue Reading

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