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5 Companies That’ll Make You Want to Wrap Your Hair at Night

We all know that protecting our hair at night is an essential step to growing and maintaining strong, beautiful natural hair. But 100% cotton bandanas draw out the moisture from your hair, doorags leave indentations on your forehead, and beauty supply storescarves never ever stay on… especially when you’re trying to sleep in rollers, rods, or Curlformers.... Continue Reading

Christian from Barbados // 4C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself. C: My name is Christian Gibbs and I’m from Barbados. 246 stand up!! Share your natural hair journey with us! C: I did a big chop. I never had any problems with my chemically treated hair(it was never damaged, grew quickly and I loved it) but couple days before a long overdue hair appointment,... Continue Reading

4 Alternatives To Oil and Butter For Sealing Moisture In Natural Hair

When Izzy (my hair) was much shorter, I never thought it was necessary to “seal” my hair. Why? Because my hair’s porosity is fairly low, so “sealing” in moisture was never imperative to keep my hair moisturized. If you’re unfamiliar, “sealing” natural hair simply means to use a butter or oil to coat the hair... Continue Reading

Teyonah Parris Stuns At Elle’s Women In Hollywood Celebration

Teyonah Parris, who is currently starring as Coco Conners in Dear White People, looked stunning at Elle’s Women in Hollywood Celebration, rocking natural hair extensions and a gorgeous front twist. What do you think of this look? [Photo Source: Zimbio] Continue Reading

4 Top Quality, All-Natural Skincare Lines from Our Favorite Natural Hair Companies

Do you go hard in the paint looking at ingredient lists for your hair products? Are you sulfate-free, silicone-free, paraben-free, alcohol-free, petrolatum-free, phthalate-free, artificial coloring-free, etc etc? Or perhaps you pay attention to the ingredients in your hair products because your current regimen experiment (i.e. Curly Girl method, Max Hydration method, etc) requires it. Regardless,... Continue Reading

3 Moisturizing Deep Conditioner Recipes to Combat Dryness This Fall

Is your regular conditioner not cutting it this fall? Do you need a boost of moisture to combat the cold, dry air? Here are three conditioner recipes that you can whip up right at home. Get your mixing bowls ready! 1. Coconut Conditioner Ingredients: 1/2 cup conditioner of your choice (e.g., Tresemme Naturals) 1 tbs... Continue Reading

Actress Tatyana Ali Says She Felt Alienated for Having “Good Hair” Growing Up

Another day, another “good” and “bad” hair conversation. But this one comes with a twist. Tatyana Ali, more famously known as Ashley Banks from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, chose a recent interview with Vlad TV as her platform for discussing the implications of growing up with the burden of having “good hair”. Ali shares,... Continue Reading

Beauty Conglomerate L’Oreal, a Company With a Troubled History With Black Women, Buys Out Carol’s Daughter

 [photo source]   More Carol’s Daughter news broke early in the day on Monday, October 20th. Beauty conglomerate L’Oreal acquired the Carol’s Daughter brand. Lisa Price, Carol’s Daughter Founder and President made the following video announcement via the Carol’s Daughter Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152915056882224 Price shares, “I want to thank all of you for the support... Continue Reading

3 Tips to Prepare Type 4 Natural Hair For The Winter Months

  If you’re like me, then you’re probably already planning for the upcoming cold seasons. You might even start shopping for cozy sweaters and cute winter jackets to look super fly in the wintertime. The same is true for my hair regimen. I want my hair to look super fly in the winter months, so... Continue Reading

Andrea from Houston // 3B/C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself. A: My name is Andrea Denise Alexander and I am from the GREATEST city in the world! If you answered that with anything other than Houston, Texas, then there is a chance your Geography teacher was not well versed in his/her craft! ;) Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair... Continue Reading

5 Absolutely Gorgeous Natural Hair Styles for an Evening Out

Sometimes, when you want to look extra special, that 5 day old twist-out just won’t do. When the natural hair movement started out there weren’t a whole lot of style ideas floating around, but now beautiful style ideas are ubiquitous. When there are so many places to look, it’s hard not to become overwhelmed with... Continue Reading

7 Foams and Setting Lotions for Roller, Rod and Curlformer Sets

Curl sets done with perm rods, flexi rods, magnetic rollers, straws and Curlformers are popular styles for transitioners and naturals alike. Sets offer a longer lasting styling alternative to braid outs, twist outs and bantu knot outs — smoothing the hair and creating uniform curls of various sizes, blending textures and damage, and even setting... Continue Reading

7 Hot T-Shirts and Accessories Inspired By Natural Hair

The natural hair movement has inspired a lot of things — from meetups and shows, to songs and sororities. Although some things may make you want to cringe, a lot of naturally-inspired creations will have you hunting down Etsy shops and pop-up botiques to get your hands on goods. But before you start scrambling for... Continue Reading

4 of the Best Flat Irons for Type 4 Natural Hair

As usual, curls and kinks are always in style, but it’s nice to change it up when the weather permits. Now that the humidity is out of the way and has been replaced with crisp, cool air, it’s time to put that flat iron to work. Here are some of the best flat irons for... Continue Reading

5 Must-Try Natural Hair Color Trends For The Fall

Perhaps you went light brown or blonde for the summer, and you are looking for a change this fall. Well, here are five hair color trends that are worth considering. 1. Red If you want to go darker but still have a color that pops, why not go red? The color can vary from scarlet... Continue Reading