Signs Your Natural Hair Products Have Expired + 4 Tips to Extend Shelf Life

Finding the right products for your hair can be a game of trial and error. This inevitably means that you will buy products that will very soon find their way to the trashcan. However, we sometimes end up throwing away products, not because they don’t work, but because they’ve outlived their shelf life. After a... Continue Reading

6 Natural Afro-Latinas to Follow on Youtube

My Afro-Latinas, stand up!  If you are on the hunt for natural Latinas to follow, check out these six ladies on YouTube. 1. Steph of Afro Mío Steph is Dominican and shares her natural hair journey as well as what she’s learned with her Spanish-speaking sistas. On her YouTube channel, she talks about hair care,... Continue Reading

[Video] A Bully Calls This Natural Cutie ‘Ugly’, Her Response is Priceless

Post by Sonya Love Siahj. This adorable and intelligent 4-year-old girl, Siahj Chase was called ugly by a boy at her school and she came through with a flawless clapback! When asked by her mother, Sonya what she said to the little boy who called her ugly, Siahj retorted: “I said, ‘I didn’t come here... Continue Reading

‘I Just Want to Have Dreads': Willow Smith Talks Embracing Her Natural Self

From being the youngest of the talent powerhouse Smith family to a hair-whipping it-girl, Willow Smith is carving out her own lane. The 14-year-old recently posed in Pucci and Saint Laurent for a spread in an upcoming issue of CR Fashion book and talked everything from style to her love of her natural hair. On her... Continue Reading

8 Nighttime Hair Maintenance Methods Ranked by Cuteness and Effectiveness

In the wake of the RHOA Todd/Kandi discussion surrounding hair bonnets and BGLH beaus’ insightful opinions on whether they care about bonnets in the bed, I thought I would bring you a ranking of nighttime maintenance methods for natural hair. The decision about how to wear your hair to bed factors in two important aspects:... Continue Reading

Do Satin Bonnets Kill the Mood? BGLH Writers Ask Their Husbands and Boyfriends

Hot on the tail of Bonnet-gate 2015 with Real Housewives of Atlanta couple Todd and Kandi, we decided it would be nice to have a real world opinion of bonnets in the bedroom. Does the use of a satin bonnet really stop the show? Or can you throw on Ginuwine- “So Anxious” and proceed like nobody’s business. We... Continue Reading

‘Even The Thirstiest Dude Wouldn’t Get It Up': RHOA’s Todd Tucker Blasts Nighttime Bonnets

Season 7 of the Real Housewives of Atlanta just heated up…but not in the way you might think. During a bedroom discussion around their dwindling sex life, Kandi Burrus and her newlywed husband Todd discuss sex in their marriage, in the context of willingness to compromise. In response to Kandi’s proposition that they have sex... Continue Reading

The Diversity of Beauty: One Twin Born With Brown Skin, the Other With White

Lucy and Maria Alymer (pictured above) are twin sisters. Yes, that’s right: TWINS! Born in 1997 to a white father and half-Jamaican mother, the set of fraternal pair were quickly identified as a natural miracle. Lucy was born with white skin, red hair and blue eyes whereas Maria was born with brown skin and brown eyes.... Continue Reading

Type 4 Naturals: 3 Products to Add to Your Regimen to Boost Moisture

One of the main problems I have experienced with my type 4 hair is dryness. This hair type in particular requires a lot of moisture, and moisture retention is often a big issue. Over the years, I have learned that there are certain things that need to be done or added to my regimen to... Continue Reading

Throwback: Six Iconic 80’s Naturals

I thought we should take a throwback look at a few of the natural hairstyles that managed to emerge during the 80s; the decade where white women were embracing big hair and black women were either in full jherri curl mode or turning to no-lye relaxers. Shout out to these ladies for being hip with... Continue Reading

3 Easy Updos for the Styling Challenged

I’ll be the first to admit it. I’m pretty much inept when it comes to styling my natural hair. I see tons of intricate, stunning, and sophisticated updos and protective styles all over social media and here on BGLH, and I start to get in my feelings a little bit. I’m pretty good about not... Continue Reading

Men Confess: Why I Love My Woman’s Natural Hair

Despite what we may see on our television screens and in music videos, there are men out there who not only love natural hair, but prefer it. Here are three men who embrace the natural hair community and their ladies who rock fabulous natural hair. Zeno Zeno and his lovely wife Chenae are originally from... Continue Reading

Actress Teyonah Parris: I Had to Learn to Love My Nappy Edges

Teyonah Parris is a certified hair idol and source of styling inspiration for many naturals. But recently the gorgeous actress, who stars in Mad Men and Survivor’s Remorse, took to Instagram to keep it all the way real about coming to terms with her tightly curled texture. She posted the photo above with the following... Continue Reading

5 Chic Protective Styles That Can Be Worn On Any Occasion

Do you get tired of changing up your look depending on where you are going?  Here are five protective styles that you can wear for almost any occasion: 1. Vintage Tuck If you are a fan of Geri’s blog, Geraldine the Great, then you know that she has some serious styling creativity when it comes to... Continue Reading

5 Stunning Pictorials of Perm Rod Styles

Perm rod sets are hot with naturals right now — no doubt about it. And no wonder; the style is gorgeous and versatile, can be dressed up or down, and is heatless! The trick, of course, is to get it right. For some tips on what NOT to do, check out our writer Christina’s hilarious... Continue Reading