Natural Hair Styles

4 Flawless Natural Hair Styles That Can Be Done in 10 Minutes or Less

Whether you’re racing against the clock or are just a lazy natural, these 4 natural hair styles will leave you looking your best in just 10 minutes or less! 10 Minute Twisted and Braided Updo I don’t think there is... Continue Reading

Shrunken Twist-Out? Poofy Flat Iron? How to Fix 5 Common Natural Hair Styling Fails

Let’s face it: whether you’re a seasoned natural or a newbie, styles don’t always come out how we want them to. There’s nothing worse than spending hours on a set style, only to have it look nothing like you wanted... Continue Reading

I Tried It: Multi-Colored Box Braids

When BGLH reposted the series of pictures depicting women with different colored box braids, I kind of went into this fairy-unicorn sparkly tailspin. I’ve never had box braids before, and certainly didn’t know that you could buy braid hair in... Continue Reading

Vixen Crochet Braids Are the NEW Crochet Technique

What happens when you combine the Vixen sew-in pattern with crochet braids?  You get the Vixen crochet braids! We first discussed the Vixen sew-in last fall in “Why the Vixen Sew-In is the Next Best Thing for Weave-Wearing Naturals“.  If... Continue Reading

6 Creative Protective Updos to Wear on Your Natural Hair This Summer

If you are protective styling this summer and need some style inspiration, then check out these six creative updos! 1. and 2. The Faux Updo – 2 Ways Naptural85’s creativity never ceases to amaze me.  In the following tutorial, she... Continue Reading

5 Undercuts on Naturals of All Lengths to Give You Life this Summer!

It’s finally summertime. While some people are getting box braids (myself included), or dyeing their hair bright colors (yup, did this too), it’s also a time when a lot of naturals get bothered by the thought of being hot, so... Continue Reading

16 Photos of Ghana Braids, One of Summer’s Hottest Trends

Ghana Braids (also known as “banana braids”) is a style that has been around for a while and is currently bubbling over with folks around the globe. The style is essentially your traditional cornrow style but much bigger. The style... Continue Reading

5 Simple Beach-Ready Styles to Avoid Tangles on Natural Hair

No matter how nice it is to not worry about ruining a fresh perm at the beach, there are still downfalls to letting your fro fly free in the salty air. For instance, salt water + loose hair + wind... Continue Reading

Bun it Up for Summer, 4 Simple Buns that Beat the Heat

While it would be nice to flaunt care free kinks and curls all summer, it’s not always ideal or comfortable. When it’s over 80 degrees and humid, it  may not be so appealing to have your hair in your face... Continue Reading

10 Stunning (Real) Loc Pictorials

Last year, we shared 10 of the Most Stunning (Loose) Natural Hair Pictorials, and we recently celebrated the beauty of faux locs (although not everyone was feeling that). So here, finally, are ten of the most stunning loc pictorials. To... Continue Reading

20 Stunning Photos of Black Women Rocking Faux Locs

Faux locs are rising in popularity. The style allows wearers to have the look of traditional locs without committing to the years-long process. Check out some of the styles we’ve seen around the net that have really left us breathless:... Continue Reading

Inspiration: 20+ Extension Styles To Try This Summer

by Jessica Cruel of PopSugar Ever since I was a little girl, Summer was the time my mother would braid my hair. The styles took hours to create, and, of course, I never quite cooperated (which earned me several hand... Continue Reading

Black Blogger Recreates 8 Disney Princess Hairstyles With Senegalese Twists

Often times black women feel left out of the hugely influential princess culture that Disney has created. But Summer Arlexis, a blogger for, took up the task of recreating 8 styles from some of Disney’s most popular princesses. She shared... Continue Reading

16 Stunning Photos of Colored Box Braids, the Summer Protective Style Trend Taking Over Instagram

Have you ever wanted to try a new color with your hair but didn’t want to permanently dye it? What about a bold color like purple, red, pink, blue, green, or even grey? Well, we have a simple solution for... Continue Reading

Unconventional Techniques: 3 Strand Twists, 4 Strand Braids and Inverted Cornrows

Two strand twists, 3 strand braids and cornrows are pretty staple styles within the natural community. If you have mastered all 3 and are ready for more of a challenge, then this article is for you! 1. The 3 strand... Continue Reading