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5 Times the Natural Hair Community Went Too Far

You know what, I love us. The natural hair communiity online, at meet ups, and even the random ladies I give head nods to on the street because they have dope hair, makes the journey so much more enjoyable. But too much of a good thing can go wrong, so these are five times when... Continue Reading

Microscope Photos Reveal That Gels Have Little Effect on 4C Hair

Hair gel is a product that some naturals love and can’t leave without but for others, it is beyond useless as they may find it drying and damaging in addition to not doing anything at all visibly to the hair. I recently experimented with a number of popular hair gels on swatches of my own... Continue Reading

How to Prevent the ‘Dry Hair Feeling’ After Washing

If I were to ask you the top three rules for keeping natural, curly hair soft and healthy, I bet one of the answers most of you would say is: “Keep it moisturized, of course!”. Well then, isn’t it ironic that your hair can feel most dry shortly after it has been washed? For years... Continue Reading

6 Naturals with a FLAWLESS Makeup Game on YouTube

1. JackieO (of Makeup Game On Point) JackieO is one of my favorite makeup gurus on YouTube because she consistently demonstrates that bold colors can be worn on chocolate women. Throughout her channel, you will also find that she switches effortlessly between wigs and her own natural hair. 2. Lee (of Beauty By Lee) Lee... Continue Reading

Is Long Natural Hair Still the Ultimate Goal?

When I first went natural almost a decade ago, I was definitely the odd one out in many of my circles. If you know anything about my story, you’ll remember that my own mother was not really supportive of the “natural thing” I was doing. She once stood in front of the door, while I was... Continue Reading

Alesha from Nashville // 4A/4B Natural Hair

Introduce yourself. A: My name is Alesha Sullivan. I am from Memphis, TN and currently reside in Nashville, TN. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! A: I decided to go natural in March of 2011. I felt that I had mastered my hair in its relaxed state. I... Continue Reading

I Tried the Max Hydration Method…and I Liked It!

Back in August, I wrote an article breaking down what exactly the Max Hydration Method (MHM) is and what it claims to do. The comments on the article were all over the spectrum — from devout followers of the MHM to skeptics and those who loathe the concept of “chasing a curl pattern.” In case... Continue Reading

Natural Hair Recruiting: Are the Scare Tactics Really Necessary?

It’s no coincidence that the natural hair business and communities are booming. When I went natural almost five years ago, I was excited. With an absolute foreign sense of my own hair, I embraced my natural hair because I didn’t “know that it could do that.” When I finally big chopped and came to grips with my... Continue Reading

Mildred from New Jersey // Silver Natural Style Icon

  What is your Name / Where are you from? M: My name is Mildred also known as Natural Silver Sista, and I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY.   I currently live in Northern NJ. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! Be sure to include how long... Continue Reading

2 Reasons You Shouldn’t Miss Another Natural Hair Event

  Curls & Cocktails, Natural Hair Shows, Luv and Learn Your Hair are all just a few of the awesome natural hair events I’ve attended.  The natural hair community is steadily growing and natural hair events are a great way to get out and meet some amazing people who already share something in common with... Continue Reading

4 Ways to Incorporate Heat into Your Natural Hair Regimen to Improve Length Retention

Heat usage isn’t for every natural, so before reading any further, it is recommended that you view these BGLH articles: 3 Types of Naturals Who Should Avoid Heat at All Costs The Benefits of Air Drying Thick Natural Hair Blow dry after a wash – to reduce formation of knots and tangles If you have... Continue Reading

5 Ways Henna Can Treat Your Hair and Scalp Problems

Though henna’s intended use is for creating intricate, yet beautiful designs on the body, women have been using the natural plant-based dye to remedy other issues with their hair and scalp. Different cultures have been taking advantage of this plant for centuries. Once discovered that henna left a red stain behind when left on objects... Continue Reading

4 Signs It’s Time To Chop Your Transitioning Natural Hair

  Transitioning in and of itself is a challenging journey, wrought with excitement, frustration, progress and potential. Amidst all of the advice, methods, regimens and products, sometimes the most confusing thing about the journey is knowing when to chop. There’s pressure on all side. Some fellow naturals think transitioners are dragging their feet, clinging on... Continue Reading

Perm Rods & Natural Hair: Which Size Will Create Your Desired Look?

Perm rod sets or cold wave rod sets are very popular amongst the natural hair community and the rods come in a variety of different sizes and colors. Sometimes we see so many women wearing perm rod sets that we can’t keep up with what kind of curls you can expect from each sized rod.... Continue Reading

7 Gorgeous Natural Hair Accessories To Rock This Fall

Ladies, let’s talk hair accessories! I’m all for embellishing natural hair with cute barrettes, scarves and headbands. Hair accessories add flair to any look and can bring otherwise “tired” styles to life. Check out my list of must have hair embellishments for natural hair. Flower Power I know we’re going into the fall season, but... Continue Reading