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My Experience With the Cherry Lola Treatment (the Precusor to the Max Hydration Method) On 4C Hair

Before the Maximum Hydration Method (MHM), there was the Cherry Lola Treatment, developed in 2009 by natural hair blogger Cherry Lola.  (As a matter of fact, the MHM incorporates a variation of this treatment as its first step.) Because of its effectiveness at reducing frizz, this treatment grew in popularity from 2009 through 2012. Not much has... Continue Reading

3 Hair Accessories You Can Easily Rock With Thick Natural Hair

We often see hair vitamins and treatments that claim to increase hair thickness, but sometimes, thick hair isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. I can’t tell you how many headbands, combs and brushes my hair has broken. I tried a HairZing and it was an absolute disaster (seriously, I almost had to cut it... Continue Reading

Aboyowa from Nigeria // 4C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself: A: Hiii! My name is Aboyowa Adjuah Oritsegbubemi Wood (try pronouncing that lmao) and I’m 19 yrs. old. I’m Nigerian with a slight Ghanaian tint but I currently reside in Chicago IL. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! A: I transitioned for 8 months then big... Continue Reading

No Two Naturals Are Alike: Should Some Folks Put Their Advice On Mute?

Source The natural hair community…a place where women with kinks, coils, and curls of all types can come together in a state of euphoria. We share journeys, encouragement and curl advice. While forums and social media have created a “come one, come all” platform for women to discuss natural hair, I have noticed that, depending... Continue Reading

Would You Try It? 3 Black-Owned Companies Making Textured Clip-Ins For Natural Hair

With clip-ins, you can go from a TWA to shoulder length kinks and curls in a matter of minutes, but would you try it? Here are 3 companies, started by naturals, making human hair clip-ins for textured hair. Check it out; CurlSistas CurlSistas Hair: Adaeze Kinky Curl, Chi-Chi Curl, and Chima Curl CurlSistas Hair was... Continue Reading

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals For 60 Natural Hair Companies Including Miss Jessie’s, CURLS, Ouidad

It’s here! Christina (@maneobjective) and Ijeoma (@klassykinks) have joined forces to create the ULTIMATE Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday shopping list! We scoured the internet and connected with some of the hottest, well-known and up-and-coming natural hair product, fashion and accessory brands. Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are all great for stocking up... Continue Reading

Is All Hair Versatile Except Fine, 4C Hair?

I remember smiling when I read this witty comment by BGLH blog reader A Simple Thing on the article about the types of naturals who should avoid heat: ‘ It’s like having fine and kinky hair is the universe’s way of saying “Everyone’s hair is versatile – except yours.” It’s like Oprah giving everyone a... Continue Reading

3 Myths About Cold Weather and Natural Hair

Now that the cold weather is officially here, most hair care regimens undergo restructuring for the better.  Protective styles become more the norm.  Deep conditioning becomes more crucial.  Naturals who want to maximize their length retention this season aim for regimens that are robust all around. With this focus in mind, it is time to... Continue Reading

5 Natural Hair Companies With the Best and Worst Customer Service + Add To Our List!

Although the industry has made great strides in the past few years, natural hair products that you can find on the ground are still few and between. Many of us opt to order our favorite products online and take no issue with sometimes waiting weeks to receive them. Some of these indie vendors have wonderful... Continue Reading

Tamera Mowry-Housley Shows Off Her Fro on ‘The Real’ + Traci Ellis Ross’ Bouncy Curls + Janelle Monae Wash N’ Go Hat Style

  Natural Hair on Fleek. Actress and host Tamera Mowry-Housley showed off her cute curls this week during a taped segment of her talk show The Real. The curls are out for tommorrow’s episode of #TheReal #curlyhair A photo posted by tameramowrytwo (@tameramowrytwo) on Nov 11, 2014 at 6:28pm PST   The hosts went on to... Continue Reading

4 Things to Consider Before You Haul Natural Hair Products this Black Friday

It’s coming. No, not winter, but Black Friday. Also known as “the annual product junkie haul.” For years, many naturals have hailed Black Friday as THE haul day of the year, above both Fourth of July and Easter sales, spending hundreds of dollars. I personally have spent $300+ during Black Friday, but not anymore, and I... Continue Reading

The New Natural Aesthetic: 4 Shifts and Trends in Natural Hair Styling

When I first began my transition to natural hair, I was concerned about two things: thickness and length. All of the articles I read re-enforced the same things — gentle hair handling, proper moisturizing, pH balancing and endless bouts of protective styling to gain and retain covetous length. Women would debate (and some still do) if... Continue Reading

Does a Healthy Body Really Equal Long, Healthy Hair?

Source We often talk about hair as a fiber and how it can be handled and maintained to be able to achieve long hair. Less often, you will hear people talk about the contribution of exercise and clean eating makes to stronger, longer hair. Do you need to be a gym bunny to make your... Continue Reading

Solange’s NOLA Wedding Essentially Breaks The Internet

Credit: Patriot Pics/SBMF/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES “I decided you are the him for me.”  Solange said it best herself on her 2008 hit, “I Decided”. The 28-year old talent took to the altar to marry her long-time boyfriend, music video director, Alan Ferguson in New Orleans, LA. The bride and groom rode up on cruiser bikes to set an... Continue Reading

Janae from Houston // 3C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself. J: My name is Janae Miller. I am 27 years young and I’m a licensed cosmetologist, located in Houston, TX. Did you transition or big chop? J: I have been naturally curly for over 10 years. My transition to natural hair came about by me cutting my hair into a nice bob hair cut. Although... Continue Reading