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True Life: I Chose Hair Color Over Length And I’d Do It Again

by Ijeoma of Klassy Kinks (pictured above)   For years when my hair was still relaxed, I begged my mother to allow me to get highlights, but she stressed that coloring my relaxed hair would damage it beyond repair. So when I decided to grow out my perm to see how my natural hair looked,... Continue Reading

6 Ways to Get the Perfect Twist Out on 4C Natural Hair

Mastering the twist out on 4C natural hair can be a bit of a challenge for some, but these videos will help you overcome any obstacles. 1. Side Flat Twist Out on Stretched Hair For this twist out, Pure Estrogen started on stretched hair via threading. The flat twists were left in for about a day... Continue Reading

Just For Me Brand Shifts Focus from Relaxers to ‘Texture Softeners’ for Young Girls

  I’ll just come right out and say it: I think there is something terribly wrong with any product designed to chemically alter a child’s natural hair texture. It’s not even about bone-straight relaxing anymore, either. With the development of their Texture Softener, companies like Soft & Beautiful (Just For Me) are unashamed in their... Continue Reading

How to Achieve Heatless Bouncy Curls in 6 Easy Steps

 by Kelsey (pictured above) of Lifewithcoco2 Natural Hair is so versatile. One of my favorite looks is huge bouncy curls. In the past, (permed hair days) I had to use a curling iron in order to achieve the bouncy curl look and then consequently had to worry about my curls falling. Since going natural, I have... Continue Reading

Get the Look! Two Naturals Who Chopped Length for Shorter Do’s

by Portia of huneybflyy.com The natural hair community is larger than ever and long, luscious, strands are what most women covet. Every woman is watching and waiting for any product that can help them grow their hair to unimaginable lengths. There’s always a company toting a pill, oil, or cream that will allegedly give their consumer... Continue Reading

Breakage, Shedding & Thinning: How I Overcame All 3 to Achieve Waist-Length Hair

by Kara of NaturalCurliesTV (pictured above) Breakage, shedding and thinning I have experienced them all! I am almost 100% sure that most of you have experienced at least of one them. I am going to give you a rundown of times in my life when I have experienced breakage, thinning and shedding and how I managed to... Continue Reading

Janelle Monae’s Debuts Amazing Fro in Electric Lady Video + Ashanti & Monica Show Off Their Box Braids + “The Walking Dead’s” Danai Gurira at Comic Con

Our favorite android, Janelle Monae recently premiered her new music video for her second single, “Electric Lady.” In the video, Monae reintroduces us to that big, beautiful and bountiful fro of hers. The video also stars lovely talented ladies such as T-Boz, Estelle, Esperanza Spaulding, Monica, Kimbra and Fatima. Watch Monae break out the Nae-Nae and... Continue Reading

Weaves, Wigs or Braids? How to Choose the Best Protective Style For You

I am an unapologetic advocate of protective styling as a method of retaining length. Not only does protective styling allow me to keep up with my busy lifestyle without worrying about my hair; it also helps me keep my breakage-prone hair moisturized and damage free. If you are also a fan of protective styling or... Continue Reading

My Experience using Honey to Shampoo My Hair + 3 Homemade Honey Shampoo Recipes

The use of honey in hair care is not new at all. Many naturals are already familiar with the humectant, mixing it into homemade conditioners and hair care products. But honey as a sort of shampoo!?! Now this use is not discussed as much. I first learned of honey as a cleanser, a couple years... Continue Reading

5 Things Every Natural Should Know Before Choosing a Hair Color

by Alondra (pictured above) There are some of us curly girls who prefer to keep it 100% natural. You know, no chemicals, no heat, no styling utensils…no anything! On the other hand, there are many of us who actually prefer to experiment with our natural hair. Some of us rock it straight at times. We... Continue Reading

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

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