10 Pictures that Show the Incredible Versatility of Natural Hair

From ‘fros to twist outs to straight to puffs, the versatility of our natural hair never ceases to amaze me.  Here are ten beautiful collages that showcase this amazing flexibility: 1. NaturalMetra This collage is the epitome of natural hair versatility.  NaturalMetra gives us no limits to what natural hair can do. 2. JuicesandBerries Talk about changeability!  In... Continue Reading

Sydney from Brooklyn // 4B/4C Natural Style Icon

Introduce yourself! S: My name is Sydney (known in social media as Posh Syd).  I currently reside in West Reading, PA , but I am from Brooklyn,NY. I will always be a Brooklyn girl. That will always be home!!! Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! S: I made a... Continue Reading

InStyle Magazine Accused of ‘Whitewashing’ Kerry Washington on Its Cover

Since her starring role in the hit show Scandal, Kerry Washington has become a pop culture icon. Her face is everywhere, so it surprised some fans to see her face looking very different on the cover of InStyle magazine. By comparison, here is Kerry a few days ago at a Scandal inspired launch party for... Continue Reading

Teyana Taylor Rocks Gray Faux Locs + Issa Rae Gets Pilot Order on HBO

The songstress debuted her new gray locs with a pouty lipped selfie on her Instagram account earlier this week. Looks cute! Also big news for one of our favorite funny ladies! Yes, our girl Issa Rae has officially got the go-ahead from HBO! The major network ordered a run of her pilot Insecure which she co-created/wrote... Continue Reading

Editor’s Note: My White Boyfriend Changed My View on My Kinky ‘Kitchen’

Recently our contributor Chinwe wrote an article about how her boyfriend changed her perspective on her kinky ‘kitchen’. Since the piece was posted it has ignited fierce debate here and on many hair forums. The main point of contention is the inclusion of the word ‘white’ in the title of the piece. Many people feel... Continue Reading

How to Bounce Back from 5 of the Biggest Natural Hair Mistakes

BGLH Style Icon Toni In the natural hair community, we spend a lot of time, energy and money on preventative and maintenance care for our tresses and with good reason. Our natural hair is delicate, and deserves the best care we can provide (especially after years of flat iron and relaxer abuse). We cowash, use... Continue Reading

4 Natural Hair Styles That Complement Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Trends

Though it might not feel like it just yet, spring and summer will soon be here and the various Spring/Summer 15 fashion week trends will soon be interpreted by retail stores at every budget. If you’re thinking about updating your natural hair this spring/summer or just curious about which hairstyles will best go with the... Continue Reading

3 Steps Naturals Can Take to Avoid a Hair Salon Disaster

Ever so often, I hear a horror story of how a trip to the hair salon went horribly wrong. For women with natural hair, the worst of these stories typically involve one of four scenarios: 1) rough detangling using a fine toothed comb 2) a “trim” that resulted in a serious hair cut 3) heated styling... Continue Reading

Bunning Without Breakage — The 5 Rules of Bunning Natural Hair

Although there has been debate surrounding bunning as a protective style, you might be into buns for reasons other than  length retention. For instance, you might hate wet hair during winter and want confirmed multi-day hair or you might just like how buns look. Whatever your reasons for indulging, there are some tips can help ensure... Continue Reading

Chapter II of “My White Boyfriend Changed My View on My Kinky Kitchen”

  Read Chapter I here. The title of the last article caused so much discussion that it overshadowed the disconnect between itself and the post (which some of you caught). However, what is much more important is the emotionally-charged conversation the word “white” fueled … The power of one word The word “white” in the... Continue Reading

7 Things That Matter More Than Your Hair Type

When people ask me what my hair texture is, I typically give one of two replies: “3c” or “type 3-something”. In truth, I really don’t use the hair typing system (unless a blog post specifically calls for it), because I don’t find it to be all that useful. I just use those responses to satiate... Continue Reading

Hadassah from Nigeria // 4C Natural Hair Style Icon

What is your name and where are you from? Introduce yourself! H: My name is Hadassah Agbaps and I’m from Nigeria. Why did you make the decision to go natural? H: I’ve been natural all my life so I guess I can’t answer in terms of stopping relaxer treatments. I did have several chops over the years,... Continue Reading

Rihanna Rocks ‘Felicia Braids’ and Bantu Knots for I-D Magazine

Hi Felicia! Rihanna is on the cover of February’s I-D magazine rocking a fierce set of chunky braids or plaits (if you’re from the old school). While we’ve certainly seen an uptick in popularity for traditional box braids, these individual plaits usually aren’t given a second thought. Does anyone foresee this style catching on?  ... Continue Reading

6 Natural Curl Enhancing Methods

When I first went natural, I recall watching videos of people applying conditioner to hair that looked like mine to magically form clumps. However, mine did not. Of course, there is really no magic to it. Natural hair in its stretched form pretty much looks alike but when wet some of us have clumps and... Continue Reading

7 Natural Hair Lessons I Learned After Reaching the 5 Year Mark

When I first big chopped at the end of 2009, I was so excited about my hair. I had never known how to care for my hair before (I never even knew that I COULD learn about the science of hair) and I soaked up any bit of information that was available to me. I... Continue Reading