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5 Things EVERY 4C Natural Should Know About Breakage — And How to Prevent It

  The first thing that pops into my head when I think about youtuber Karen of Glamfun is of course the very catchy tune, ‘Wash and Go’s don’t work on nappy hair.’ Recently, she has been in the spotlight for her hair struggles and decision to relax her natural hair. She spoke in depth to BGLH... Continue Reading

Would You Pay for It? The 8 Most Expensive Natural Hair Product Lines Out Right Now

by Ijeoma of Klassy Kinks Are you a product junkie who has some extra cash on hand? Or would you like to really pamper your natural hair with luxurious products? Look no further than this list of high-priced natural hair product companies, based on overall price per ounce. Miss Jessie’s Miss Jessie’s Pillow Soft Curls,... Continue Reading

How I Flat Iron My Thick, 4C Natural Hair SLEEK and Straight Without DAMAGE

One of the beauties of being natural is versatility – the ability to switch from your natural kinks, coils, or curls to bigger curls or straight tresses and back. This versatility is something that I have exploited in the latter part of my natural hair journey if you could not already tell by some of... Continue Reading

Like a Boy: Gorgeous Naturals Who Are Rocking Traditional Men’s Haircuts

by Ijeoma of Klassy Kinks It’s fun to borrow style tips from the opposite gender, from boyfriend jeans and fedoras to blazers and wing-tipped oxfords. Naturalistas are increasingly turning to the fellas for haircut and hairstyle inspirations. Check out these women who are doing things “like a boy” and slaying it! The Buzz Cut This... Continue Reading

MegaTek is a Growth Aid for Horses… So Why Is it Used for Natural Hair Length Challenges?

If a product is advertised as providing healthy, beautiful manes to horses, then surely it will produce similar results for humans. In theory this may make sense, but in real life, it might not be the best idea. In 2009, I was ready to take my hair care seriously. I was done with wearing wigs... Continue Reading

Why I Stopped Doing Growth Challenges to Retain Length

  In the beginning of 2014, I was a little length obsessed. …No, I was TOTALLY length obsessed. Fresh off my big moderate chop, I no longer had the additional length that my heat damaged ends provided. And although I loved my new natural hair, I couldn’t wait to grow it out more. So when The... Continue Reading

The 6 Best Silicone-Free Shine and Smooth Serums for Natural Hair

Admittedly, I never used to care too much for finishing products for my natural hair. When I rocked my flat ironed hair before transitioning, I ALWAYS had serums and sprays on deck and they were all full of silicones too. However, I didn’t really see a purpose in using them for my wash and go or... Continue Reading

How to Maintain Heat Straightened Natural Hair for 2 Weeks!

  by Cassandre of CassandreBeccai.com (pictured above) The first time I ever heat straightened my hair was a disaster. It took what felt like an eternity to go through the whole process of roller setting my hair prior to flat ironing. My hair reverted within an hour and it looked nothing like I anticipated. However, I... Continue Reading

4 Essential Oil Blends that Smell Heavenly and Seal and Moisturize Natural Hair Perfectly

by Cassandre of Cassandrebeccai.com I remember the days when my mom would treat us to some fried plantain (bannan peze) and all kinds of good Haitian home cooking. Her food was always so good, no matter what it was, but there was always one problem. The scent of the cooked foods would always linger on our... Continue Reading

3 Ways to Dramatically Improve Your Length Retention At Night

by Cassandre of CassandreBeccai.com (pictured above) If you’re anything like half the naturals in the US, you’ve got some kind of a night time routine that may or may not consist of spraying on some glycerin mix, re-plaiting your hair and wrapping it up in the $3 polyes- urrr…I mean satin scarf you bought at your... Continue Reading

Double Standard? Why is It Considered “Hood” When Black Women Experiment with Color?

by Elle of Quest for the Perfect Curl Justine Skye (left) Katy Perry (right) I’ve had a thing for colored hair for as long as I can remember. In middle school, all the skater chicks and alternative girls dyed their hair every color of the rainbow after seeing celebs change their hair color on a weekly... Continue Reading

Are the Letters on the Hair Typing Scale Really that Significant?

by Tori Let me preface by saying, that I have a love/hate relationship with the hair typing system. On one hand, I do believe the system can be beneficial to help individuals understand how their hair type typically operates. It can help in identifying hair techniques and products that will or won’t work with each... Continue Reading

Why It Bothers Me That People Assume I’m Mixed Because of My Hair

by Portia of huneybflyy.com (pictured above) One of the things I love about my natural hair is its versatility. I can wear a kinky twist out one day and the next day I can be seen wearing shiny, smooth curls. Manipulating my hair has always been fun for me. On the rare occasion that I do wear... Continue Reading

5 of the Most Natural-Hair Friendly Cities in the World

by Ijeoma of Klassy Kinks   New York Many New York naturals will say that the current movement was born there, particularly in Brooklyn. The original natural hairstyling gurus – before the days of YouTube – such as Diane C. Bailey, Anu Pretoria and Tulani Kinard who have been doing natural looks since the 80s, are... Continue Reading

Will Naptural85’s 25-Minute Co-wash and Detangle Method Work on Waist-length 4C Hair?

As a natural, you’re more than likely familiar with some of the challenges that come with detangling – especially if you are 4C. Some include reducing breakage, avoiding snags and holding back tears from your eyes. (Yes, tears.) If  you tack on washing, conditioning and sealing, for some, this total time can run into the realm... Continue Reading

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