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7 Cute Summer Puff Styles for Short, Medium and Long Natural Hair

The “puff” is a super simple, go-to summer style for many naturals. Most of us – if not all of us – have worn it at some point in our natural hair journey. Nevertheless, sometimes the style can get a bit bland, but don’t fret. Here are some ways to spice up your puff! 1. Big Kinky... Continue Reading

Why It Takes Me Just 2 Hours to Wash, Detangle and Style my Back-Length 4C Hair

Who wants to spend a whole day washing natural hair? Not me. I will admit, there was a time when it literally did take me a whole day to complete the process. I would spend several minutes shampooing, up to an hour or two deep conditioning, a few hours detangling, all night air drying in... Continue Reading

Blue Ivy’s Adorable Afro Puffs + Today Show Anchor Tamron Hall Shows Off Natural Curls On Air

Carter family jewels anyone? The Carters were spotted shopping at Ralph Lauren in the Hamptons this past Tuesday. Little Blue is rocking the cutest afro puffs and looking more and more like B every day. Bey later posted a photo of the toddler taking a nap. So cute! Today show anchor Tamron Hall debuted her... Continue Reading

A Response – Why #TeamNatural is for Everyone, Not Just Black Women

BGLH writer Jc presents a different point of view about who deserves to be represented in the natural hair movement. Check it out; Show of hands – Do you agree and advocate that there should be spaces reserved for black people to discuss thoughts and ideas central to our culture and that these spaces should... Continue Reading

Lupita Nyong’o Shows Off her Braiding Skills + Willow Rocks Blonde TWA Around NYC + Teyana Taylor’s Curly Ombre Bob

Lupita Nyong’o starred in a recent short for Vogue magazine entitled, Braids. In the clip, we watch her create amazing styles on 6 of her closest friends. We catch a glimpse of the Hollywood starlet’s skills as she effortlessly styles hair into bantu knots, goddess braids and cornrows. Nyong’o also shares the story of how she... Continue Reading

#TeamNatural is For Black Women… And That’s Okay: Why Exclusivity is NOT Racism

African women at a natural hair gathering in Cote D’Ivoire Photo Source One of the most dynamic things about the natural hair community is the unashamed celebration of the diversity and dopeness of our hair. The sense of pride involved in making a conscious decision to embrace one’s God-given mane is an accomplishment worthy of... Continue Reading

Why I Used a Texturizer to “Transition” to Natural Hair

by Taylor Law of Klassy Kinks At the end of 2012, I decided that it was time to take control and go natural. No awkward moments of carrying two textures and trying to control my “puffy” edges. No more feeling like my hair never looked as good as that first week out of the salon.... Continue Reading

The 4 Most Effective Gels for 4C Natural Hair

by Tyra of Indigenous Curls Let’s face it, there are so many gels and styling products on the market that it can be hard to know just what will work best for your hair. Not all products that claim to be good for your hair, will give you the hold and performance you need. Kinky, tightly... Continue Reading

3 Key Things I Learned About Hair Maintenance Once I Hit My Waist Length Goal

I believe the biggest hurdles to overcome when attempting to grow and retain longer hair are: 1) believing that you can grow and retain your desired length of hair and 2) finding a regimen that aids in hair retention. Once you’ve achieved these goals, you’re pretty much on cruise control, until you reach your goal... Continue Reading

How To Make Natural Hair Styling Products More Moisturizing

by Portia of huneybflyy.com We all love a good hair styling product that keeps our twist outs or wash n go’s in place. However, some of the products designed to hold your kinks and curls, can also dry them out at the same time. What do you do when you love the definition that a product... Continue Reading

Why I Don’t Believe in Using Hair Vitamins for Growth

by Tori (pictured above) When you go to a pharmacy or supplement shop, you can find a supplement for pretty much anything. And, if you ask someone who is on his or her hair journey what their goals are, it would probably be to have healthier and/or longer hair. With the increasing desire for longer... Continue Reading

4 Incredible Cleansing Conditioners for Super Dry Natural Hair

It is summertime, and perhaps, you find yourself wanting to wash your hair more often. If you don’t like the buildup that can come with co-washing or the dryness that can come with shampoos, maybe it is time to try a cleansing conditioner. Here are a few recommendations: 1. As I Am Cleansing Pudding I... Continue Reading

How to Use Elastic Bands on Natural Hair Without Causing Breakage

by Lillian Mae of KnottyNatural.com I’ve worn tons of styles since going natural.  However, elastic bands take center stage as the go to tool for the majority of styles that I’ve worn. Who doesn’t love a big, bodacious, blinding puff? I know I do; the bigger the better! The style is convenient, simple, easy to achieve and can... Continue Reading

How I’m Using Caffeine to Combat Hair Thinning and Alopecia

by Cassandre of CassandreBeccai.com “My hair is thinning.” My husband said (in his lovely British accent) as he stood in front of the bathroom mirror. Yes, it was now apparent. My hubby, just a year shy of 30, was already losing his hair. Androgenic alopecia strikes both males and females and is a reflection of... Continue Reading

When Naturals Attack! Popular 4C Vlogger Glamfun Discusses the YouTube Backlash She Received After Re-Relaxing Last Year

Karen Constant aka Glamfun made waves on YouTube with her witty lyrics and infectious personality, gaining popularity via natural hair parodies and providing tips and information for 4c natural hair. But when she began experiencing breakage and thinning late last year, she turned to a dermatologist for help — and relaxed her natural hair as... Continue Reading

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