10 Photos of Stunning Black Women Across Social Media

I am of the belief that black women are beautiful, no matter the complexion or hair type.  Here are just ten (of millions of) photos representing our natural beauty! 1. Abenaa (Pinterest) Abenaa Acheampong’s face is popular on Pinterest. 2. Taycred (Tumblr) Her face has been all over Tumblr and Pinterest.  She goes by Taycred on social... Continue Reading

10 Powerful Quotes About Beauty and Natural Hair From Black Women We Love

“I love my hair because it’s a reflection of my soul. It’s dense, it’s kinky, it’s soft, it’s textured, it’s difficult, it’s easy and it’s fun. That’s why I love my hair.” -Tracee Ellis Ross “Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when... Continue Reading

Your Comb Could Be the Split End Culprit You Haven’t Noticed

When we think of things that cause split ends, I mainly think of rough handling, chemical treatments, and dryness. But when I was a natural hair “newbie,” so to speak, there was one factor that I literally never even considered when I had a relaxer – the mold of my comb/detangling tool. I was always... Continue Reading

“I Was Too Dark, Too Curly, Too Fat.” OITNB Star Danielle Brooks Discusses How Low Self Image Led to Suicidal Thoughts

Orange is the New Black star, Danielle Brooks, recently opened up about her struggles with body image to Glamour. In the self-penned post, the star divulges how discomfort with her size, hair texture and skin tone led her to contemplate suicide: I wasn’t able to wear the flared jeans and cute tops the other girls... Continue Reading

Texturizer vs Keratin Treatment: Which Is Harsher on Hair?

A few weeks ago, it became evident that I’m not the only natural who’s ever felt the creamy crack calling out to them in the midst of failed attempts at learning how to take care of their afro-textured hair. It was a few emails in, after going back and forth between questions about hair management... Continue Reading

Unconventional Techniques: 3 Strand Twists, 4 Strand Braids and Inverted Cornrows

Two strand twists, 3 strand braids and cornrows are pretty staple styles within the natural community. If you have mastered all 3 and are ready for more of a challenge, then this article is for you! 1. The 3 strand twist If your individual hair strands are fine or if you have overall low hair... Continue Reading

Optical Illusion: People Freak Out When Lighting on Jeopardy Makes Michelle Obama Look Bald

Today in totally random hair news… Michelle Obama made an appearance on the trivia show Jeopardy back in March, and apparently the lighting angle had people freaking out and thinking she was bald… Peep the picture below: After the First Lady’s appearance people took to Twitter to find out whether Michelle Obama had thinning hair... Continue Reading

5 Gorgeous Natural Hair Styles That Are Super Easy to Do

Are you styling-challenged? Do you want an easy, gorgeous style to try this month?  Then check out these five natural looks: 1. 10-Minute Twisted Updo Start on stretched hair (via African threading or banding) for this quick and cute look.  Alternatively, you can start on hair that has been blown out. Description: two braids down the back and... Continue Reading

Dear Mama: 11 Awww-Inducing Photos of Natural Hair Bloggers and Their Children

As the sun sets on Mother’s Day, we had to acknowledge the black motherhood beauty that exists in the natural hair community. Take in these gorgeous photos of natural hair bloggers and their children. The new generation of natural hair is looking beautiful! Jessica Pettway and daughter Kai (Instagram.com/jfashiongirl87) Nikki Walton aka CurlyNikki, and daughter... Continue Reading

Say What?! $50 Walk-In Weave Shop in ATL Made $1.2 Mil Last Year

Maja Sly is a businesswoman and proprietor of Weave Express- Home of the $50 Walk-in Hair Weave straight out of Atlanta, GA. She is also now one of the stars of the new hair-centric reality TV show, Cutting It: In the ATL. Weave Express has managed to expand over six locations and Sly says her business... Continue Reading

More Stylists Sharing Photos of Braid and Weave Work on Balding Clients: Confidence Booster or Bad Practice?

Photo credit: Braids by Darnita Box braids, twists, and faux locs have really been making their rounds on everyone’s heads this year. They’ve always been popular, but currently, I can’t scroll through one natural hair account on Instagram without seeing a gorgeous set of braids, twists or faux locs. Why not get a set of... Continue Reading

16 Stunning Photos of Natural Nigerian Hairstyles From the 1960s and 70s

Nigerian photographer J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere dedicated much of his career to documenting hair styles in Nigeria after the country’s emancipation from Britain in 1960. We came across these gorgeous photos from his portfolio and had to share. We love the gathering of this African threading. Cornrows that defy gravity. We love this cone bun. Soft... Continue Reading

Jade from Canada // 3C/4A Natural Hair

What is your name and where are you from? J: My name is Jade Janelle. I was born in Jamaica, but currently live in Mississauga, Canada (just outside of Toronto) Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! J: I did the big chop just about 7 years ago. I resorted... Continue Reading

20 Natural Brides Who Slayed Our Lives

Via MyColoures.com Unfortunately, there are a few ignorant folks who still believe that natural hair cannot be styled to look glamorous enough for special occasions. Clearly those fools are wrong. Black hair in all of its glory can look sleek and fab. Source: Instagram.com/bridesandbabies Source: Instagram.com/the_suns_harvest Source: Instagram.com/elite_visions Source: Instagram.com/chocolatebridesandgrooms Source: Instagram.com/creolelioness Source: Instagram.com/grimcdee Source:... Continue Reading

How I Keep My Ends from Tangling, Knotting and Breaking (4C Hair)

You see, while some naturals make major hair care mistakes and then learn, my experience was quite different.  I went into my natural journey prepared with all the tools (e.g., information from hair care forums, fotki albums, and veteran naturals) I needed to retain length.  I retained that length and ultimately hit my goal.  Then I... Continue Reading