Hair

How Much Natural Hair Breakage is Normal?

In my short time as a blogger in the natural hair community, I’ve come to realize that there is one word that incites an unparalleled fear and universal panic in naturalistas across the board: breakage. The dreaded (accidental) snap, the tiny wisps of hair on the sink, or the awful realization that more of the...

My Experiences with Ayurvedic Hair Care and Length Retention

Over the last five years, it has become increasingly common for companies to market the benefits of ayurvedic hair care products. Products ranging from natural hair care moisturizer to chemical relaxers have stressed the benefits of Ayurveda on hair. However, Ayurvedic treatments are not solely done for the benefit of hair, but rather it’s a...
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Are Box Braids Going Mainstream?

Box braids have long been a staple in the black beauty community. They’re fairly easy to install and instantly stylish. Black celebrities have rocked the look, from Zoe Kravitz to Beyonce to, of course, Janet Jackson. Pop singer Christina Aguilera rocked box braids for a time in the early 2000s, but at the time they...
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3 Ways To Combat Dry Hair Syndrome in Type 4 Hair

Many naturals encounter dry hair at some point in time. Dryness can be caused by many different reasons- weather, use of a product that your hair didn’t like, etc. For type 4 naturals like myself, dry hair can be even more prevalent. Over the years, while dealing with bouts of dry hair, I have discovered a...
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5 Natural Hair Journeys on YouTube to Inspire You in 2015

Perhaps you had a few hair-related setbacks in 2014, be it heat damage, severe breakage, or something else.  Remember that a LOT can change in one year, including your hair, and for the better.  Start fresh, make necessary adjustments to your routine, and you should see progress by the end of 2015.  For extra motivation, check...
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Melissa from Waynesboro // 4A/B Style Icon

What is your name and where are you from? M: My name is Melissa Carter. I’m from Waynesboro, Virginia. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! M: After nearly a lifetime of relaxers, I became curious about my God-given texture. My relaxed hair seemed pretty healthy but I wanted a...
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10 of the Most Stunning Natural Hair Pictorials

With the rise of Instagram and Pinterest, many naturals are looking to pictorials as step-by-step guides for replicating gorgeous styles. Check out 10 of the most stunning natural hair pictorials we’ve seen thus far: Instagram’s Mz_Tammy is the queen of updos. Parisian natural Revele_Toi is a master of elegant styles for short hair. This hairbow...
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OWN To Debut Companion Documentary to “Dark Girls” Called “Light Girls” + Trailer Inside

Image credit: MadameNoire.com Many naturals tuned in back in 2012 for the documentary Dark Girls, which offered a look at colorism in the black community from the perspective of dark skinned women. Now filmmaker Bill Duke is following up with a sequel documentary entitled Light Girls. According to MadameNoire.com; Duke said that he interviewed both...