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Is It Possible to Retain 12 inches of Hair Growth in 1 Year?

Style Icon Fifi Imagine retaining 12 inches of hair in one year. It’s pretty exciting, isn’t it? That’s like going from a clean-shaven big chop to shoulder length or going from shoulder length to almost waist length in one year! I was pretty excited about that prospect years ago and considered “challenging” myself to retain... Continue Reading

How to Get the Most Length Retention this Fall

Summer is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean any length retention has to as well. Here are just a few tips to prepare you for the fall: 1. Keep your hair up Switching from camisoles to collared shirts creates room for breakage of any hair that may rub against your clothes. Just last... Continue Reading

Paville // 4C Natural Hair Style Icon

What is your Name / Where are you from?  P: Hey! My name is Paville pronounce (Ah-vee-L) and I am from North Carolina. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! P: I big chopped several times. My first big chop was in December 2010, and after a year of natural hair,... Continue Reading

5 Natural, Effective and Alcohol-Free Hair Gels

 by Portia of huneybflyy.com   Contrary to popular belief, hair gel is not evil. Many people refuse to use gel because they believe that it will cause their hair to break off or fall out. They literally think that their hair will end up on the floor. This is true to an extent, but all gels... Continue Reading

5 End-of-Summer Natural Hair Styles to Rock

It seems like just yesterday, we were in the middle of June and summer was in full swing. But as temperatures are dropping (not quick enough in some places), and days are getting shorter, the magic of summer is slowly slipping away. Before the Autumnal Equinox picks up steam and you tuck your hair away... Continue Reading

The Struggle Continues: A Timeline of Natural Hair Discrimination Over the Past Year

by Ijeoma of Klassy Kinks As the natural hair movement gains ground, there is also increasing media and community awareness of the unfortunate times when natural hair becomes an issue at one’s school or workplace. The most recent instance of discrimination against natural hair inspired me to compile a timeline of the past year’s setbacks... Continue Reading

Uncle Funky’s Daughter vs. Hello Curly: What’s Really Going On Behind this Popular Natural Hair Care Brand?

by Elle of Quest for the Perfect Curl     Sometime ago, I wrote about the annoyance of natural hair companies changing their ingredients, and named Uncle Funky’s Daughter (UFD) as an example of changing a cult product and upsetting several curly girls. However, the original UFD Curly Magic returned in the form of Hello Curly’s... Continue Reading

True Life: He Only Dated Me for My Hair

by Tori Before I started my hair journey, my relaxed hair was about shoulder length. After starting a healthy hair regimen, my hair quickly responded to the TLC and increased in length. Right before I decided to big chop, my hair was healthy and at bra strap length. With that being said, let me tell... Continue Reading

4 Instagram Naturals Who Use Heat and Maintain Healthy Hair

by Portia of huneybflyy.com With the summer ending and fall on our heels, it’s nice to see some natural ladies showcase the versatility of their hair. Some may not agree, but it’s totally possible to flat iron, blow dry, and use a curling iron on your hair and still maintain your hair’s health. Here are a... Continue Reading

BET Insults Blue Ivy’s Coily Fro at the VMAs… As it Runs Ads for Natural Hair Products

I’m not a member of the Beyhive. In fact, I don’t own a single Beyonce album. Personally, I’ve been a fan of Jigga since my parents let me get my first “Parental Advisory” labeled CD. But that’s neither here nor there. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know who Blue Ivy is. You... Continue Reading

Style Icons are BACK! Shenique from Jamaica // 3C/4A Natural Hair

Yes, it was gone for a minute, but now it’s back; the most comprehensive and sought-after compilation of real-world naturals online — our style icon series! Our beloved style icon coordinator, Meosha, left our team for new opportunities at the end of May. So we took the time to tweak our approach a bit, and... Continue Reading

Natural Hair Product Ads Using Wigged Models?

by Elle of Quest for the Perfect Curl It’s no secret that the natural hair product business is booming due to the increase in women choosing their natural hair over relaxers. Even several companies that traditionally catered to relaxed and straight hair have come out with lines for natural hair. Countless ads featuring big, coily, curly and... Continue Reading

The Gray Hair Trend: Would You Try It?

There is an abundance of pressure for us, as women, to look beautiful – and forever youthful. Commercials and reality shows bombard us with “solutions” ranging from anti-wrinkle creams to botox to plastic surgery in order to eliminate any face and neck wrinkles. To cover up the graying of our hair, “fixes” range from hair... Continue Reading

Natural Hair Products that Outperform Their Organic Counterparts

by Alondra “Sometimes we forget that hair is just hair. Whether it’s natural or processed…it’s all…just…hair”. Unfortunately, I can’t recall who made that statement, but the moment I heard it, I began to think. Am I over doing it because I’ve become natural? So, I began to reflect back on my journey… Now, I will... Continue Reading

Liquid, Oil then Cream (LOC) vs. Liquid, Cream then Oil (LCO): Does the Order Matter?

There is some debate about whether the order in which you layer hair products affects moisture. The LOC method which was developed by Chicoro advises an order of Liquid, Oil and Cream and a modified version, the LCO method switches the cream and oil layers. Many envision the layering system in true layers like this... Continue Reading

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