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Beyonce ‘Does Something’ With Blue Ivy’s Hair…. Puts It In A Cute Top Knot

For moooonths, people have been criticizing Beyonce for keeping her baby’s hair “unkempt” and “uncombed”. We have always felt Blue Ivy’s little fros were coily and cute! Well, all the complainers can quiet down because Beyonce has ‘done something’ with her baby’s hair. The Carter family was spotted in Barcelona as Beyonce begins the final... Continue Reading

Style: Nasheeba in the UK

Introduce yourself! N: Hello, My name is Nasheeba. I currently live in Manchester, UK and I love it. I lived in Coventry before that. I study Fashion design at MMU. I love creating: photography, designing and modeling. Recently I represented J’adore Models Manchester. I love being inspired and inspiring others. What is your style philosophy?... Continue Reading

10 Pictures of Natural Hair Shrinkage that Will Blow Your Mind

Shrink City. Shrink, Shrink City. Hiding up to 90% of the actual hair length in some cases, shrinkage proves itself to be the ultimate magician when it comes to natural hair. Even though shrinkage is a common occurrence amongst naturals, our jaws dropped when we saw these photos. LadyKandDice has since cut her hair, but... Continue Reading

Christina Patrice // 3C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! C: My name is Christina Patrice, and I’m from Los Angeles, California – born and raised! Why did you make the decision to go natural? C: I’ve had natural hair pretty much all my life. The only time I ever had a relaxer was when I was around 6 or 7. But growing... Continue Reading

Do New Army Regulations Unfairly Target Women with Natural Hair?

Late last night, I was on Facebook clicking through interesting articles my friends were re-posting. One in particular caught my eye — not because of the title, but because of the picture associated used to promote the article: I saw a Black woman and the phrase “twists are not authorized”, and I was hooked. I ... Continue Reading

7 Protective Styles for Medium-Length, Kinky Natural Hair

By Chinwe of Hair and Health A couple months ago, I wrote this post for my short-haired ladies.  Since I do not want to leave you medium-length naturals hanging, this post is for you all: 1. Jumbo Twist Updo Now this gorgeous style is one you can rock almost anywhere, be it a party, a... Continue Reading

How Embracing Shrinkage Can Help You Retain Length

by Cipriana of Urban Bush Babes Now I know you’re reading the title and thinking, “um excuse me, embrace shrinkage…NEVER”. I am not going to lie, I love a good stretch technique as much as the next natural, but learning to embrace shrinkage has more benefits than you think! For some naturals, stretching is just... Continue Reading

Shekinah // 4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! S: My name is Shekinah and I’m from Michigan. Why did you make the decision to go natural? S: It’s been about 5 years since my last relaxer and 3 and a half since my big chop. I was sick and tired of the same flat, straight, bob hairstyle and I also found... Continue Reading

How To Tailor Your Natural Hair Regimen for Spring

  Style Icon Jasmine   Do you hear that? It’s the sound of singing birds resting on Cherry Blossoms covered in pink! For those of you traumatized by what has been a pretty brutal winter, I have good news: Spring is in the air! Now, while it may not quite feel like spring yet where... Continue Reading

Melissa // 4C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! M: Hello, My name is Melissa. I live in Florida now, but I’m from California and Puerto Rico. Why did you make the decision to go natural? M: I’ve been natural now for 13 years and I love it! I chose to go natural because I couldn’t remember what my natural hair looked... Continue Reading

#ProductsForBae: 11 Natural Hair Products For You and Your Significant Other

I’ve read countless hilarious stories about men sneaking to use their girlfriend or wife’s shampoo, conditioner or styling product. Or maybe you’ve experienced it yourself — you get a brand new bottle of an amazing hair lotion or pomade and little by little you notice more and more of it turns up missing. You asked... Continue Reading

Top Model Yaya DaCosta Instagrams Breastfeeding Photos to #NormalizeNursing

A couple days ago, model and new mom, Yaya DaCosta Alafia uploaded photos of herself breastfeeding 6-month-old son Sankara to her instagram account with the hashtag #NormalizeNursing. Yaya shared that she is standing in solidarity with model Ashley Nicole, who Continue Reading

8 African Traditional Hair Secrets for Long Healthy Hair

It is often said that with slavery came a depletion in knowledge of hair maintenance. However, traditional African techniques of hair maintenance are actually being used as we speak! Here are some new and old favourites: 1. Rooibos Tea In truth, I have not found evidence that Rooibos tea was used on hair traditionally in... Continue Reading

Ashlie Ayanna // Multi-Texture Style Icon

Introduce yourself! A: My name is Ashlie Ayanna and I was born in the beautiful city of Kingston, Jamaica. I left Jamaica with my family at the age of 3 and have been living in Miami, Florida ever since. Why did you make the decision to go natural? A: I’ve had long, relaxed hair for... Continue Reading

Tia Mowry Steps Out with Goddess Braids

  Tia Mowry stepped out recently at the 2nd Annual Norma Jean Gala rocking a sleek goddess braid updo with a super rich plum lip to set off her already sizzling dress. Mowry big chopped in 2012 and we haven’t seen too many glimpses of her natural tresses since then but we’re definitely here for this... Continue Reading

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