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Natural Hair’s Love Letter to Black Women

Dear Black Women, I want to start off by thanking for you finally embracing me the way you always should have. I had my time in the spotlight decades ago, and ...

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When Protective Styling Goes Wrong: Explaining Common Issues

There are many benefits to protective styling for naturals. Although the definition varies from person to person the key to a protective style is protecting the hair from over-manipulation, chemical ...

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L'Oreal USA Acquires Carol’s Daughter

After companies affiliated with Carol’s Daughter filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in April, Lisa Price and the Carol's Daughter brand is entering into a fresh new chapter and joining ...

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Six Rules for Going Natural

Natural hair is the new black. Once unthinkable for all but the kookiest members of our community, in the last decade, embracing curls, coils and kinks has become, well natural ...

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Top 10 Products For The Ultimate Slip In Natural Hair

Slip or slipperiness of a product (usually a conditioner or leave-in) is crucial to Naturals. We need products that will yield massive amounts of slip so the tangles and knots ...

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Navy Discharges Black Woman Who Refused to Cut Dreadlocks

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Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (SW/AW) Jessica Sims has worn her hair in dreadlocks since 2005, but it wasn’t until recently that it became an issue. In an interview with the Navy Times, Sims said that will be honorably discharged after refusing to trim her locks....

You Can Now Buy Clip In Dreadlocks From Free People

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Because why not? Right? Bohos ‘R Us aka Free People is now selling “dreadlock extensions” in packs of 10 for ONLY $128. You can get them in two different styles,  “blue tie-dye” or “plain”. They look as though they’re made out of lint, but that’s besides...

Meet The Woman With The World’s Longest Locs

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The Atlanta, Georgia resident started growing her hair over 25 years ago. In an interview with The Daily Mail, Mandela says it's her hair that has given her strength and "cutting it would be equivalent to suicide. It would be like being a zombie."

Caring for Dreads 101

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Dreadlocks are one of those hairstyles that yield diversity to various looks from updos to Mohawks and cascading waves. Although you don’t have to suffer through the trial of detangling hair with this style, having locs doesn’t mean that haircare should be put on a...