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Latoya and Latana // Multi-Texture Style Icons

Introduce yourself! Latoya: My name is Latoya (right) and I am from New Jersey. I graduated nursing school as a Licensed Practical Nurse. I am currently practicing to take my state boards exam. I am also a Fashion Designer, and I model with my sister. Latana: My name is Latana (left) and I am from...... Read More...

Spotted: Tia Mowry’s TWA!

Actress Tia Mowry, who is now starring in Nick at Night’s Instant Mom, was spotted leaving the gym rocking a short curly fro. She’s kept her curls under wraps since doing a big chop in September 2012, so it’s nice to see a glimpse. From the looks of it, Tia is opting to keep the...... Read More...

Chandra // 4A/B Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! C: My name is Chandra Hawthorne and I am from Dallas, Texas. Why did you make the decision to go natural? C: I have been natural for 4 years. I decided to go natural for two reasons. I was tired of getting it relaxed, and bored with my relaxed look. Also I had...... Read More...

4 Reasons Her Hair Seems to Grow Faster Than Yours

Have you ever stumbled upon someone with similar hair texture and length as yours only to find that when you check back a couple of years later they seemingly have gained 3 times more length than you have managed retain? Many naturals will attribute this difference to an assumption that the other person may have...... Read More...

Nikki // 3B/C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! N: I’m Nikki and I currently reside in Chicago, IL. Why did you make the decision to go natural? N: I first tried to go natural in high school. A friend of mine who was natural all her life had the most beautiful curls I had ever seen. She was able to go...... Read More...

10 Things Never to Say to a Natural Girl

By Allison of Naturally Twisted Hairstyles Additional material provided by Tyra of Indigenous Curls I don’t know anyone that doesn’t like compliments about their hair. Unfortunately, we natural girls hear things that aren’t really complimentary. Maybe it’s a straight up insult, ignorance  or sometimes it is a backhanded compliment, and sometimes  it’s just something that the other person could have kept to...... Read More...

A Stylist Speaks: Healthy Hair Practices Were Banned at My Salon

via Strawberricurls.com Before I was a hair stylist I was a DIY kitchen chemist just like many of the women who subscribe to the various online hair forums and blogs. I lived for mixing and trying new formulas and posting pictures to my Fotki account to chart my growth. My passion for researching, executing, and...... Read More...

Tae’Lor // 4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! T: Hey! My name is Tae’Lor Roots and I am originally from Washington, D.C. however, I now reside in NYC where I am a Fashion Merchandising student at LIM College. Why did you make the decision to go natural? T: I actually only had a perm for about 3-4 years. I decided to...... Read More...

3 Ways to Retain Moisture at Night Without a Hair Bonnet

Silk scarves or satin hair bonnets are almost always recommended by pretty much every natural to help take care of your hair at night. Some give them credit for reducing breakage, helping to preserve hairstyles and even for helping to moisturise hair while you sleep. However, what happens if you forget your hair bonnet or...... Read More...