Why I’m Not Feeling Dove’s “Love Your Curls” Campaign

When Dove first released their “Love Your Curls” video, it quickly went viral. I watched the video and was excited to see an ad that focused on accepting curls and wearing your natural curl pattern – and I can’t lie, I may have teared up a bit. But the skeptic in me was a little... Continue Reading

Chadran from Connecticut // 3C/4A Natural Hair Style Icon

What is your name and where are you from? C: My name is Chadran and I’m a Connecticut native. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! C: I’m an athlete, so workouts and relaxers didn’t mix for me. I had to stop perming and just let my hair do its own... Continue Reading

Miyamoto Eriana is the First Afro Asian to be Crowned Miss Japan

Miyamoto Eriana is the first Afro Asian to be crowned Miss Japan. The reigning queen will go forth as the first Afro Asian representative of the country in the Miss Universe pageant. Eriana was born to a black American father and a Japanese mother in Nagasaki. Nervous about how this would be received, she even voiced her apprehensiveness... Continue Reading

25 Tapered Fro Inspirations for Naturals of Every Length and Texture

Spring is right around the corner and since you’re ready to free your hair from the protective styles you’ve had in all winter, you might be itching to try something new! A lot of natural bloggers (myself included) have been chopping their hair off left and right over the past year, so there is plenty... Continue Reading

[Poll] Constant Tweaking? Less is More? What Type of Natural Hair Routine Do You Follow?

Style Icon Iris There is a general debate among naturals about how often you should wash your hair in order to reap benefits such as moisturized, breakage-proof hair. Some argue that hair needs water daily while others are happy enough with a weekly wash. The truth is there is no single right answer. There are... Continue Reading

Cartoon ‘The Winx Club’ Shows Black Character Having a Meltdown Over Her Afro, Calls Her Hair “A Catastrophe”

Editors Note: This post has been amended to reflect this episode of The Winx Club never aired on the Nickelodeon network in the U.S. The character featured in the clip is not the reoccurring character, Aisha. In today’s installment of the never-ending series “mainstream media insults natural hair,” I present The Winx Club. In season 1 episode 12... Continue Reading

4 Signs That You Need to Simplify Your Regimen

There is no real benefit to having an overly complicated hair care regimen. There are just the disadvantages of headache and time wasted. How do you know whether you need to simplify your regimen? Read on: 1. Your hair is not retaining length If your hair stops retaining length, this could be a sign that... Continue Reading

Appreciation or Harassment? Natural Vlogger Sparks Discussion After Filming Man’s Persistent Advances

The internet was abuzz this week when natural YouTube vlogger, MeekFro posted a video to her social media accounts showing a young man following her in a store as she was trying to walk away to shake his advances. This isn’t how you approach a woman … chasing after her like she owes you something isn’t... Continue Reading

5 Beautiful Natural Hair Styles for a Spring Wedding — 2015 Edition

Spring is approaching and so is the first wave of weddings for the year.  Whether you are a bride-to-be, a member of the bridal party, or an attendant, here are five natural hair style options for you: 1. Perm Rod Set Perm rod sets are really in right now, so of course this list wouldn’t be complete... Continue Reading

Snail Slime Is a Dominican Secret for Hair Strength and Shine, Treating Acne and Scarring

Nature is incredible, and it is fascinating to see how various cultures harness it for beauty and health. For decades Dominican women have used snail slime for everything from imparting strength and shine to hair, to treating acne, wrinkles and scarring. NaturallyCurly.com has the details: It is not the snail itself that has been the... Continue Reading

Good Idea or No? Dark and Lovely Releases Products Based on the LOC Method

Today’s beauty industry is like one huge buzzword. Since consumers, especially those with natural hair, began educating themselves more and have taken on a DIY approach to hair care, tons of terms and techniques have been created. And if you watch TV, you’ll see several of them in commercials. I don’t even recall seeing a... Continue Reading

7 Natural Nigerians to Follow on Youtube

Last week, we featured “6 Natural Afro-Latinas to Follow on Youtube“.  This week, we are showing you 7 natural Nigerian vloggers.  Naija, stand up! 1. NaturallyTemi NaturallyTemi is Yoruba, which is one of the major tribes in Nigeria.  Her YouTube channel features hair style tutorials and gorgeous makeup looks. You can also find her on... Continue Reading

Brands Charging Naturals More for the Same Ingredients

For the last five years or so that I’ve been natural, one of my biggest pet peeves is that my favorite products can’t be found locally. They’re already more expensive than most drugstore products I’ve purchased and then I have to pay shipping on top of that. When you add it all up, it can... Continue Reading

This Viral Meme of Big Sean Rocking Natural Hair Styles Is Hilarious

For the past couple of weeks, photos of Big Sean in various hairstyles were sprouting up across twitter. Twitter users snatched the above photo of the 26-year-old rapper from a December appearance on BET’s 106 & Park and had a field day. It wasn’t until this past weekend that the hilarious images seemed to take over the... Continue Reading

5 Uniquely Beautiful Hair Styles Worn Around Africa

When I was a young girl, my mom would sometimes style my hair in what many of you now recognize as “African threading“.  The threaded style has a history of popularity in Africa, but is certainly not the only unique style of that region.  Here are some more beautiful looks from around the continent. 1. Braided hair... Continue Reading