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4 Tricks to Increase Moisture in Stubbornly Dry Hair

by Cassandre of cassandrebeccai.com Oh the frustration that comes along with dry hair! At some point in my journey, I was so fed up with how incredibly dry my hair was, I began to seriously regret my decision to go natural. Thankfully it wasn’t too long after that, a conversation with some friends and a little... Continue Reading

Is Shine an Indicator of Healthy Natural Hair?

Style Icon Bianca Before I became enmeshed in hair care I was able to look at my limp, over processed relaxed hair and rightly conclude that my hair was damaged. I have found, however, that the same quick assessment of damage I could determine for relaxed hair is a bit more difficult now that my... Continue Reading

What to Expect with Long Type 4 Natural Hair

by Tori (pictured above) When I started my natural hair journey, I didn’t have specific hair length goals. My goal was to focus on healthy hair and the length came over time. I watched several YouTube videos and visited several blogs, from which I learned a ton of information on caring for my hair. However, there... Continue Reading

The Awesomeness of Natural Hair Expressed in Gifs

Natural hair is nothing new. Throughout the 60′s and 70′s, Black women and men sported shiny, soft, gravity-defying afros. But as the 80′s rolled in, Afro Sheen got swapped out for Soul Glo and jheri curl juice — until curls, kinks and coils slowly faded into the background. But in recent years, natural hair has... Continue Reading

5 Ways to Rock the HOT Crochet Braid Trend This Summer

by Portia of huneybflyy.com Crochet braiding is not a hair style that’s as new as one might think. Women have been getting crochet braids for years with human hair or with tracks of hair that look like there are individual braids attached. Women used to get crochet braids if they didn’t want to sit too long... Continue Reading

#GetWellMeechy: Popular Natural Hair Vlogger Meechy Monroe Diagnosed with Brain Cancer, Suffers Multiple Strokes

In 2010, Tameka “Meechy” Monroe of The Monroe Sisters made waves in the natural hair community as a natural hair vlogger, dispensing detailed tutorials and information alongside her sister MsVaughnTV. A popular presence in the natural hair community, Meechy has traveled and participated in campaigns, meetups, and panels across the country and parts of Europe.... Continue Reading

6 Styles for Type 4 Natural Hair That DON’T Require Stretching

Are you not in the mood to “super stretch” your hair as a preparation for a style? Do you want to rock your kinks, coils, or semi-stretched tresses in a style other than the usual afro or puff?  Then, check out these looks for inspiration: 1. Quick & Easy Textured Bun No need for threading, banding,... Continue Reading

3 Oil Mixes that Boost Natural Hair Length Retention

by Cassandre of cassandrebeccai.com I’ve got a thing for quality oil mixes since learning that a myriad of hair issues can be mended with just the right oily potion. It takes a little experimenting to come up with your own ride or die, holy grail mix, but once you do, the difference it makes could mean... Continue Reading

6 Cute Summer Styles That Can Be Done With Just 5 Bobby Pins (or Less!)

by Ijeoma of Klassy Kinks Vlogger Iknowlee In the summertime, there may be a few reasons why you might quickly need to get your hair off your neck: it could start raining, it could be scorching hot or the humidity can disrespect your hard earned twistout. No matter what’s driving you to dig through your... Continue Reading

5 Tips To Keep Your Edges Intact When Protective Styling

by Alondra (pictured above) “…But she ain’t got no edges.”  Nine times out of ten, whatever preceded that statement was a very nice compliment of some form. However, it was immediately discredited by the lack of strand presence along the hairline.  Now of course, it’s not nice and it’s not fair, because some of us really... Continue Reading

Dear Natural Hair Companies: STOP Changing the Formulas of Good Products

by Elle of Quest for the Perfect Curl   My stash of Kiss My Face Upper Management Gel (old formula) We’ve all been there before. We find our favorite products for our natural hair and it’s like the sky opens up and glitter rains down over our afros and curls. But then, the company decides to... Continue Reading

4-in-1: Natural Hair Products that Can Act as a Shampoo, Conditioner, Detangler AND Leave-in!

  How many of you own more than a couple of shampoos, rinse-out conditioners, deep conditioners, detangling conditioners, leave-ins, etc.?  Come on, raise your hands. Now imagine having one product that does it all! While I have yet to find that one to replace ALL of my products, these four come close and are worth considering: 1.... Continue Reading

4 Throwback Hairstyles that Naturals are Bringing Back

by Christine of Amor Artistry Trends always repeat themselves. Here’s a look at some hairstyles that are being repeated and taken over beautifully by naturals! Box Braids Let’s start with most obvious trend: box braids! This is one style that is certainly not new. Our ancestors have been rocking braids for years, but the box braid craze... Continue Reading

Parody Video Shows How Awful Many Natural Hair YouTube Tutorials Can Be

With the rise in popularity of natural hair comes the proliferation of blogs and YouTube channels dedicated to the subject. I dare you to Google “twist out tutorial” and see how many results pop up with a plethora of products and methods for just this one style. By and large, YouTube is an incredible asset,... Continue Reading

5 Lightweight Detangling Sprays for Natural and Transitioning Hair

Does your hair need a mid-week detangling pick-me-up, but you don’t want it to get weighed down with product? Sometimes, navigating through the hair with detangling conditioners and products like Kinky Curly Knot Today are less than optimal. They can be a little too heavy, and sometimes too time consuming. Plus, summertime is all about... Continue Reading

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