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The Struggle Continues: A Timeline of Natural Hair Discrimination Over the Past Year

by Ijeoma of Klassy Kinks As the natural hair movement gains ground, there is also increasing media and community awareness of the unfortunate times when natural hair becomes an issue at one’s school or workplace. The most recent instance of discrimination against natural hair inspired me to compile a timeline of the past year’s setbacks... Continue Reading

Uncle Funky’s Daughter vs. Hello Curly: What’s Really Going On Behind this Popular Natural Hair Care Brand?

by Elle of Quest for the Perfect Curl     Sometime ago, I wrote about the annoyance of natural hair companies changing their ingredients, and named Uncle Funky’s Daughter (UFD) as an example of changing a cult product and upsetting several curly girls. However, the original UFD Curly Magic returned in the form of Hello Curly’s... Continue Reading

True Life: He Only Dated Me for My Hair

by Tori Before I started my hair journey, my relaxed hair was about shoulder length. After starting a healthy hair regimen, my hair quickly responded to the TLC and increased in length. Right before I decided to big chop, my hair was healthy and at bra strap length. With that being said, let me tell... Continue Reading

4 Instagram Naturals Who Use Heat and Maintain Healthy Hair

by Portia of huneybflyy.com With the summer ending and fall on our heels, it’s nice to see some natural ladies showcase the versatility of their hair. Some may not agree, but it’s totally possible to flat iron, blow dry, and use a curling iron on your hair and still maintain your hair’s health. Here are a... Continue Reading

BET Insults Blue Ivy’s Coily Fro at the VMAs… As it Runs Ads for Natural Hair Products

I’m not a member of the Beyhive. In fact, I don’t own a single Beyonce album. Personally, I’ve been a fan of Jigga since my parents let me get my first “Parental Advisory” labeled CD. But that’s neither here nor there. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know who Blue Ivy is. You... Continue Reading

Style Icons are BACK! Shenique from Jamaica // 3C/4A Natural Hair

Yes, it was gone for a minute, but now it’s back; the most comprehensive and sought-after compilation of real-world naturals online — our style icon series! Our beloved style icon coordinator, Meosha, left our team for new opportunities at the end of May. So we took the time to tweak our approach a bit, and... Continue Reading

Natural Hair Product Ads Using Wigged Models?

by Elle of Quest for the Perfect Curl It’s no secret that the natural hair product business is booming due to the increase in women choosing their natural hair over relaxers. Even several companies that traditionally catered to relaxed and straight hair have come out with lines for natural hair. Countless ads featuring big, coily, curly and... Continue Reading

The Gray Hair Trend: Would You Try It?

There is an abundance of pressure for us, as women, to look beautiful – and forever youthful. Commercials and reality shows bombard us with “solutions” ranging from anti-wrinkle creams to botox to plastic surgery in order to eliminate any face and neck wrinkles. To cover up the graying of our hair, “fixes” range from hair... Continue Reading

Natural Hair Products that Outperform Their Organic Counterparts

by Alondra “Sometimes we forget that hair is just hair. Whether it’s natural or processed…it’s all…just…hair”. Unfortunately, I can’t recall who made that statement, but the moment I heard it, I began to think. Am I over doing it because I’ve become natural? So, I began to reflect back on my journey… Now, I will... Continue Reading

Liquid, Oil then Cream (LOC) vs. Liquid, Cream then Oil (LCO): Does the Order Matter?

There is some debate about whether the order in which you layer hair products affects moisture. The LOC method which was developed by Chicoro advises an order of Liquid, Oil and Cream and a modified version, the LCO method switches the cream and oil layers. Many envision the layering system in true layers like this... Continue Reading

4 Ways to Rock Roller Sets and Bantu Knot Outs on Short Natural Hair

by Portia of huneybflyy.com When you’re just beginning your natural hair journey and you’re sporting a TWA, it can be discouraging to look at all of the veterans wearing their bodacious curls. Sometimes, these curls are achieved by roller setting and bantu knotting. Unbeknownst to you, these styles aren’t just for women with medium or long... Continue Reading

5 Things EVERY 4C Natural Should Know About Breakage — And How to Prevent It

  The first thing that pops into my head when I think about youtuber Karen of Glamfun is of course the very catchy tune, ‘Wash and Go’s don’t work on nappy hair.’ Recently, she has been in the spotlight for her hair struggles and decision to relax her natural hair. She spoke in depth to BGLH... Continue Reading

Would You Pay for It? The 8 Most Expensive Natural Hair Product Lines Out Right Now

by Ijeoma of Klassy Kinks Are you a product junkie who has some extra cash on hand? Or would you like to really pamper your natural hair with luxurious products? Look no further than this list of high-priced natural hair product companies, based on overall price per ounce. Miss Jessie’s Miss Jessie’s Pillow Soft Curls,... Continue Reading

How I Flat Iron My Thick, 4C Natural Hair SLEEK and Straight without DAMAGE

One of the beauties of being natural is versatility – the ability to switch from your natural kinks, coils, or curls to bigger curls or straight tresses and back. This versatility is something that I have exploited in the latter part of my natural hair journey if you could not already tell by some of... Continue Reading

Like a Boy: Gorgeous Naturals Who Are Rocking Traditional Men’s Haircuts

by Ijeoma of Klassy Kinks It’s fun to borrow style tips from the opposite gender, from boyfriend jeans and fedoras to blazers and wing-tipped oxfords. Naturalistas are increasingly turning to the fellas for haircut and hairstyle inspirations. Check out these women who are doing things “like a boy” and slaying it! The Buzz Cut This... Continue Reading

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