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

The Pros and Cons of Long and Short Kinky Natural Hair

After growing my super kinky hair out for the past four plus years, I decided to cut the back and sides down into a long tapered fro. I won’t get into the how and why of my haircut because I’ve already discussed it on my blog, but now that I’ve been on both sides of... Continue Reading

8 Quick Natural Hair Styles for Moms On the Go

It’s 6 a.m., the kids’ lunch still needs to be packed, clothes need to be ironed, and you’re trying to plan dinner all while trying to dress your little ones for school. With all of this going on, you don’t even want to think about trying to do something with your hair. None the less,... Continue Reading

16 of Our Favorite Posts from the First Ever #BlackOutDay

On March 6 and 7, #BlackOutDay pretty much broke the Internet. Well, maybe not the whole internet, but definitely Tumblr and Twitter. Created by Tumblr users Y.R.N and nukirk, the objective was to change the narrative around black beauty and culture. In a show of community and solidarity, for … 24 hours, we are exclusively... Continue Reading

Signs Your Natural Hair Products Have Expired + 4 Tips to Extend Shelf Life

Finding the right products for your hair can be a game of trial and error. This inevitably means that you will buy products that will very soon find their way to the trashcan. However, we sometimes end up throwing away products, not because they don’t work, but because they’ve outlived their shelf life. After a... Continue Reading

6 Natural Afro-Latinas to Follow on Youtube

My Afro-Latinas, stand up!  If you are on the hunt for natural Latinas to follow, check out these six ladies on YouTube. 1. Steph of Afro Mío Steph is Dominican and shares her natural hair journey as well as what she’s learned with her Spanish-speaking sistas. On her YouTube channel, she talks about hair care,... Continue Reading

[Video] A Bully Calls This Natural Cutie ‘Ugly’, Her Response is Priceless

Post by Sonya Love Siahj. This adorable and intelligent 4-year-old girl, Siahj Chase was called ugly by a boy at her school and she came through with a flawless clapback! When asked by her mother, Sonya what she said to the little boy who called her ugly, Siahj retorted: “I said, ‘I didn’t come here... Continue Reading

‘I Just Want to Have Dreads': Willow Smith Talks Embracing Her Natural Self

From being the youngest of the talent powerhouse Smith family to a hair-whipping it-girl, Willow Smith is carving out her own lane. The 14-year-old recently posed in Pucci and Saint Laurent for a spread in an upcoming issue of CR Fashion book and talked everything from style to her love of her natural hair. On her... Continue Reading

8 Nighttime Hair Maintenance Methods Ranked by Cuteness and Effectiveness

In the wake of the RHOA Todd/Kandi discussion surrounding hair bonnets and BGLH beaus’ insightful opinions on whether they care about bonnets in the bed, I thought I would bring you a ranking of nighttime maintenance methods for natural hair. The decision about how to wear your hair to bed factors in two important aspects:... Continue Reading

Do Satin Bonnets Kill the Mood? BGLH Writers Ask Their Husbands and Boyfriends

Hot on the tail of Bonnet-gate 2015 with Real Housewives of Atlanta couple Todd and Kandi, we decided it would be nice to have a real world opinion of bonnets in the bedroom. Does the use of a satin bonnet really stop the show? Or can you throw on Ginuwine- “So Anxious” and proceed like nobody’s business. We... Continue Reading

‘Even The Thirstiest Dude Wouldn’t Get It Up': RHOA’s Todd Tucker Blasts Nighttime Bonnets

Season 7 of the Real Housewives of Atlanta just heated up…but not in the way you might think. During a bedroom discussion around their dwindling sex life, Kandi Burrus and her newlywed husband Todd discuss sex in their marriage, in the context of willingness to compromise. In response to Kandi’s proposition that they have sex... Continue Reading