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Kivvi // 3C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! K: My name is Kivvi Rachelle. I’m originally from Louisville, Kentucky and I am currently a Keyholder for A.P.C. (it’s a French clothing brand). Why did you make the decision to go natural? K: I have been natural now for a little over 2 1/2 years. It was a combination of a curiosity,...... Read More...

Havana Twists: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

*This article was written in May 2013 By Laura of Party Over Hair I’m the worst. When I got my Havana Twists back in December, I had this elaborate plan to take care of my hair daily until I removed them in March. Well, we are now into May and I finally took my Havana Twists out on Cinco de...... Read More...

Ijeoma // 4C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! I: Hey BGLH fam, I’m Ijeoma, a Nigerian-born, New Jersey bred gal currently living in New York City! I’m technically supposed to be pursuing a doctoral degree in history of public health, but I pretty much blog at Klassy-Kinks.com while going to school on the side! Why did you make the decision to...... Read More...

5 Cute Protective Styles for the Fall

By Chinwe of Hair and Health Fall is here, and that means protective styling for some of us.  However, protecting your ends does not have to translate into boring hairdos.  Check out these five cute looks you can rock this fall: 1. Braid and Tuck This style is so easy to do yet so chic....... Read More...

Tenesha // 4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! T: My name is Tenesha, most people call me ‘T’, and I’m from Chicago, IL. Why did you make the decision to go natural? T: I have been natural for 3 years now! I celebrated my Natural-versary on August 4th. I went natural because I was curious about what my hair would look...... Read More...

Casandra // Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! C: Hello! My name is Casandra Austin. I’m from Springfield, IL where I currently reside. Why did you make the decision to go natural? C: I’ve been natural for 3.5 years. When I was in college at SIU, I attempted to go natural, however became frustrated with the transitioning process. Needless to say,...... Read More...

Unraveled: How To Take Down Locs

By T. Hall of DopeReads.com Last month I shocked a lot of people when I posted pictures of my giant Afro on Facebook. That might not seem so strange, except for the fact that for the past five years I have had (dread)locs. Yes, you can comb out locs. No, your hair isn’t necessarily damaged....... Read More...

Marie // 3A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! M: I go by Marie and I’m from Virginia Beach, VA. Why did you make the decision to go natural? M: I’ve been natural all of my life, never had any relaxers or dyes. My mother pretty much set the standard for me. Funny thing is a time when I was in high...... Read More...

4 Hair Tools that 4B/4C Naturals Should Avoid

By Chinwe of Hair and Health Let’s be real.  Not every loose 4B/4C natural solely uses her fingers as her tools.  Wide tooth combs and the ends of rattail combs are just a few other necessities that may be in our stash.  That being said, are there certain “natural hair” tools that we should probably...... Read More...