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Double Standard? Why is It Considered “Hood” When Black Women Experiment with Color?

by Elle of Quest for the Perfect Curl Justine Skye (left) Katy Perry (right) I’ve had a thing for colored hair for as long as I can remember. In middle school, all the skater chicks and alternative girls dyed their hair every color of the rainbow after seeing celebs change their hair color on a weekly... Continue Reading

Are the Letters on the Hair Typing Scale Really that Significant?

by Tori Let me preface by saying, that I have a love/hate relationship with the hair typing system. On one hand, I do believe the system can be beneficial to help individuals understand how their hair type typically operates. It can help in identifying hair techniques and products that will or won’t work with each... Continue Reading

Why It Bothers Me That People Assume I’m Mixed Because of My Hair

by Portia of huneybflyy.com (pictured above) One of the things I love about my natural hair is its versatility. I can wear a kinky twist out one day and the next day I can be seen wearing shiny, smooth curls. Manipulating my hair has always been fun for me. On the rare occasion that I do wear... Continue Reading

5 of the Most Natural-Hair Friendly Cities in the World

by Ijeoma of Klassy Kinks   New York Many New York naturals will say that the current movement was born there, particularly in Brooklyn. The original natural hairstyling gurus – before the days of YouTube – such as Diane C. Bailey, Anu Pretoria and Tulani Kinard who have been doing natural looks since the 80s, are... Continue Reading

Will Naptural85′s 25-Minute Co-wash and Detangle Method Work on Waist-length 4C Hair?

As a natural, you’re more than likely familiar with some of the challenges that come with detangling – especially if you are 4C. Some include reducing breakage, avoiding snags and holding back tears from your eyes. (Yes, tears.) If  you tack on washing, conditioning and sealing, for some, this total time can run into the realm... Continue Reading

BGLH is Dealing with Spam

Hello ladies, Over the past few weeks we’ve received reports of spam links (mostly to adult websites) popping up when people click through to BGLH from Facebook, Pinterest or our Mailchimp newsletter. Although the spam is disturbing, it will not infect your computer. We’re currently working with our programmer to pinpoint the source of the... Continue Reading

A Scientific Analysis of the Max Hydration Method for Type 4 Hair

Ms. Dee Kay (pictured above) The max hydration method (mhm) makes a big bold promise of getting type 4c hair to get its natural coils into clumped up curls. Are you curious? Here is my analysis of the method. What is the max hydration method? The author of the method, Pinke Cube sent me some notes... Continue Reading

True Life: My Hair Texture Changed Drastically During and After Pregnancy 

by Portia of huneybflyy.com (pictured above) Over one year ago, I was blessed to become the mother of a baby boy. Pregnancy was a new journey for me and I didn’t know what to expect. Granted, the experienced women in my life gave me a wealth of information regarding what may or may not happen during my... Continue Reading

Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Sodium Hydroxide (Yes! Sodium Hydroxide) in Your Conditioner

There are many horror stories out there of hairdressers mixing hair conditioner with relaxer, but that is not the tale for today. Today, the story is about whether you should worry about hair conditioners which have sodium hydroxide on the ingredients label. Commercial hair conditioners such as Yes to Carrots, Herbal Essences and Pantene are commonly... Continue Reading

BGLH Writer Geniece is a Natural Bride!

Our very own writer, Geniece, was married in a gorgeous ceremony this June! Of course we had to get the details on how she styled her hair for the big day. Check it out; When did you and your husband meet?? My husband and I met through an online dating site in 2010. The funny... Continue Reading

6 Steps to Curb Tangles When You Wash and Go

by Elle of Quest for the Perfect Curl (pictured above) When women used to tell me that they “couldn’t” do wash and go’s, I’ll be honest, I kind of gave them a side eye. After all, how can you not do a wash and go? Basically, it just means wearing your hair in the state of your... Continue Reading

The Internet Comes for Tia Mowry… Because of Her Son’s Hairstyle?

There seems to be a trend online as of late. Folks have made it their personal mission to provide their unsolicited critiques when it comes to how celebrities should style their children’s hair. From the tactless petition to Beyonce regarding Blue Ivy’s coils to the more recent policing of the hair styles Tia Mowry chooses... Continue Reading

The US Army Rolls Back Regulations Against Natural Hair After Months of Backlash

In March of this year, BGLH broke the story on the proposed U.S. Army Regulations (AR 670-1) and the subsequent disparate impact on women with natural hair in the Service. As the issue gained traction among ladies of all background, articles, petitions, letters and forums dedicated to calling out the discriminatory nature of the regulations emerged.... Continue Reading

4 Alternatives to Relaxers When You’re About to Give Up on Your Natural Hair

by Ijeoma of Klassy Kinks   We’ve all had trying seasons where it seems our hair is dry, breaking, shedding and impossible to detangle – essentially it’s driving us crazy! Or perhaps you are incredibly bored with your fro and miss the days where your hair swung, blew and twirled in the wind. Before picking... Continue Reading

The New Max Hydration Method Promises Moisturized, Defined Wash and Go’s for Type 4 Hair: Is It for You?

Photo courtesy of maxhydrationmethod.com   The Max Hydration Method (MHM for short) is, according to maxhydrationmethod.com, “a 5 step regimen that systematically increases moisture levels in the hair until Max Hydration is reached.” This method, championed by Black Hair Media Forum VIP Member PinkeCube promises to turn the notion that wash and go’s don’t work... Continue Reading

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