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“Keratin Treatment” Violates Air Quality Law Dec15

“Keratin Treat...

California Superior Court Gives Brazilian Blowout 30 Days to Reformulate or Remove Products from Marketplace Company must reformulate to meet California’s Air Quality Standards For immediate release: December 3, 2012 Contact: Alexandra Scranton, Women’s Voices for the Earth, 406-396-1639,...

What’s Your “Go To” Hairstyle for the Winter? Nov12

What’s Your “Go To” ...

As the days become shorter and the temperature cooler, I ponder about several hairstyles  to wear during the winter months.  Like most curlies, the only thing I can look forward to in the winter months are wearing coats, boots, scarves, sweaters, and most importantly little to no...

How to Finger Coil Your Natural Hair… Aug28

How to Finger Coil Y...

Creative Pin Up Styl...

Creative Pin Up Style

Crown Braid On Natur...

Great Looking Crown Braid On Natural Straight

Summer Scarf Tutoria...

Great Summer Scarf Tutorial

Twist-Out on Wool Te...

Great Twist-Out on Wool Textured Hair

Great Summer Curls Jul03

Great Summer Curls

Great Summer Curls Tutorial

Flat Twist Twistout ...

Top Knot Hair Tutori...

Faux Curly Bangs

Braided Twist-Out Up...

Mature Sister Answer...

  Deb Explains Why She Went Natural.

Natural Hair Updo In...

  Red Carpet Ready Natural Hair Updo Inspired by Teyonah Parris!

Pretty Twist Out on ...

Pretty Twist Out on Thick Natural Hair

Ringlet Coils & Curls Tutorial Feb24

Ringlet Coils &...

Enjoy This Ringlet Coils & Curls Tutorial. SIGNUP FOR NATURAL HAIR REWARDS AND RECEIVE POINTS BY LEAVING COMMENTS BELOW.

Throwback Chunky Twi...

  Learn How to Create the “Throwback Chunky Twisted Bun”

1 Minute Coils on Short Hair Feb22

1 Minute Coils on Sh...

    Learn how to create coils with short hair.

Twist Out on Natural...

This is a quick and easy flat twist out tutorial. Flats twists are almost easier than two strand twist and don’t take nearly as long if you do them fairly large.

Quick and Easy Hairs...

pecadora99 shows you a quick way to add some style to your locs in between your twisting or shampooing.

Tress Me, It’s All G...

Ok, alright… I’ll admit it. Like all other naturals who came before me, I am a product junkie. It has been my quiet obsession since day one of my natural journey, and who can blame me? With all the products out there; all advertising to do something unique and helpful to my coiffure, how...

Quick French Roll/Fr...

Get this quick Updo with Bang in this tutorial.

High Bun Protective ...

  This tutorial shows you how to achieve the “High Bun” look on your natural hair.

BANTU KNOT OUT on Na...

Use this tutorial on natural hair that is currently straightened to create big chic curls using Bantu Knots.  

Tutorial | 3 Quick Styles For Natural Hair! -Short/Med Jan18

Tutorial | 3 Quick S...

    This tutorial will give you 3 super quick and easy styles for naturals with short to medium length hair.

Dyeing for Change!

By Jherica Burgess   With the New Year here, I craved a change for my crowning glory. I had been taking a lot of time to experiment with different styles, but that immediate satisfaction from a truly amazing hair change had not quite hit me. Then suddenly it all seemed so simple. I needed...

Natural Hair is…Tren...

By Tamara Rice   I consider myself to be a trendy person.  I look in fashion magazine and blogs, try to emulate the latest styles, and my dream is to attend New York Fashion Week.  I’ve also been natural for four years.   Recently, as I was shopping, a woman who wanted to ask me...

The New Normal

By: Jherica Burgess   Now that the New Year has arrived, I could not help but think back on how this year has treated me while on my journey to becoming natural.  As I pursued my journey to self-discovery, I have learned many lessons in the area of self-fulfillment.  Going “natural”...

Flat Twist Updo (Special Occasions) Jan01

Flat Twist Updo (Spe...

    This tutorial is for my flat twist natural hair updo that many of you have requested. It was done on straightened hair but can easily be done with blow dried hair as well. I used Argan Oil for added shine. As the days go on, the style will...

The Twist-Out: Perfe...

    Entwine perfects the Twist-Out..

Nice Bantu Knot Out

    Nice Bantu Knot-Out Tutorial

Shirley Temple Curls with Sponge Rollers Dec27

Shirley Temple Curls...

    Shirley Temple Curls With Sponge Rollers

It’s Your Hair, Love...

Corrine Bailey Rae, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jasika Nicole… These women are famous to us Naturals for their beautiful, curly tresses. Some of us see these women then grow hopes and dreams of having hair just like theirs.  We dream of running our fingers through our soft flowing curls and having...

Quinnisha’s Na...

  Week of 12/15 This week was a great loose, fro hair week. I’ve learned more of how my hair works in certain conditions before and after I style it. And I am pleased to announce that I have found a stylist. My sister; who’s hair is naturally straight introduced me to a...

Dry Straw Set Look Tutorial Dec20

Dry Straw Set Look T...

    Naturally Obsessed: I wanted to experiment with a straw set, but I didn’t want to secure bobby pins to my scalp on so many straws. I figured small rods would be less of a hassle. I now find that roller sets are more time effective on...

Dry Twistout from Cu...

  Trice shows how to do a Dry Twist-Out from Curlformers.    

Dry Braidout Tutorial Dec18

Dry Braidout Tutoria...

    Kanobi shows how to create the Dry Braidout.

Just Right! Dec18

Just Right!

  One night at my friend’s house, while preparing for a party, I found myself fighting with my hair. It almost seemed like I just could not get it to look the way I wanted it to.  As a natural, this is nothing new to me. I am always fussing with my hair to get it just right, but in the end I am usually pleased with my end result. While I was managing my hair, a girlfriend of mine combed through her relaxed hair with ease and then styled it even quicker. I remember looking at her, as she eyed herself in the mirror with complete satisfaction of her own beauty.  She glanced over to me and began to express how upset she was with my hair...

Cute And Easy Fro-Ha...

    Jennie shows how to create a cute And easy Fro-Hawk on short Natural Hair

Meteorologist Fired For Defending Her Natural Hair Dec17

Meteorologist Fired ...

  Black meteorologist in Louisiana, Rhonda Lee, touched by support after getting canned for defending natural hair from racial comments on Facebook   A viewer suggested she might be a cancer patient and advised that she should grow more hair, which prompted a long but polite...

Bun with A Bang Tutorial Dec16

Bun with A Bang Tuto...

    Allison shows how to create a Bun with a Bang.

Head Wrap Tutorial Dec16

Head Wrap Tutorial

    Rachelle shows how to properly tie a head wrap.

CeCeNaturally: How I Define My Curls Tutorial Dec15

CeCeNaturally: How I...

    CeCeNaturally discusses how she defines her curls.

Hair Salon Blues

  Finding the perfect hair salon can be like searching for the Holy Grail. In the hunt for a stylist who understood me and the looks that I wanted to achieve, I found shady salons, unfriendly service, ridiculous prices, and stylists with all types of excuses for not giving me the styles...

Growing Pains

  I know that we natural women can tend to be product addicts when it comes to keeping our hair growing and strong.  We comb through the magazines and websites looking for the latest tips and guides to help promote hair growth and buy the product with hopes of super long tresses. At...

The Natural Percepti...

  Is it just me, or is the perception and acceptance of the natural woman an issue that needs to be addressed pronto? In my new and exciting journey over to the realm of natural hair I have encountered a surprising number of instances where my choice for natural hair was either doubted or...

My Hair, My Favorite...

Every year for my birthday, I always do something wild and crazy for my hair. In the past I have always opted for a slick and straight style. Crazy colors and long lengths have always been a factor in the birthday style of my choice, but this year I wanted to try something new. Something...

Committed to the Coi...

  The journey is exactly what it sounds like. A journey; an odyssey field with its share of stress and triumphs… It is not as simple as, “One, Two, Three and your Natural!”  My journey to the natural side of things was not necessarily an easy transition, but it was the right...

A Little Frustration

        This week I’ve been very irritated about my hair. I felt like it wasn’t doing what I wanted it to do when it came to styling it out. This week has given me more motivation to find a stylist. Towards the end of...

Flat Twist Out Tutor...

  Krystal shows how to do a Flat Twist Out.

Mini Twist Hairstyle...

  Naturally Me shows how to do a mini twist style.    

Twist & Curl Using Jane Carter Solution Products Nov23

Twist & Curl Us...

  Don’t miss out on this excellent opportunity to purchase a complete Jane Carter System which includes 6 full size products and a sample. SPECIAL OFFER HERE: http://bit.ly/Jane-Carter-Special-Offer   Veronica does a Twist & Curl...

Afro Puffy Twists Nov21

Afro Puffy Twists

  Jenn creates a great tutorial on the Afro Puffy Twists.

Protective Styling G...

  MakeupanBeautyJunkie’s Protective Styling Goddess Look is perfect for all the events you are attending this holiday season. ...

Quinnisha: A Fro-tas...

    This week I’ve been wearing my hair out in a fro. I normally would simply comb out my hair and let it air dry and still have it curly. This time I combed it out completely which changed how my hair felt. My hair fell and had more...

Get Out The Door Quick Style! Nov20

Get Out The Door Qui...

  Anneka shows how to create a quick style for those out the door mornings… ...

Great All Around High Bun Style Nov20

Great All Around Hig...

  Toni is sharing her technique for a high bun on medium length natural hair.

Simple Retro Updo

  Kim-Loves-Beauty’s Quick retro/vintage inspired style that’s really easy to do!

How To Flat Twist N ...

  Ms. Vaughn Shows How To Flat Twist N Go.

Cocoon Curls for Loc...

  Watch JoJo as she shows how to create Cocoon Curls for Locs and Sister Locs.

Natural Chica Experiences Groove Therapy Nov18

Natural Chica Experi...

  <<Click Here To Get Groove Therapy Special...

Twist Out 101 Tutori...

Learn from Rachelle as she shows how to twist out natural hair. Twist outs can be used to create many styles. In this video she will create an updo style. ...

Bantu Knot-Out Tutor...

3 Strand Twist Tutor...

Braided Barbie’...

Hi Readers,   I decided to wear my hair out in an Afro. My hair I washed my hair using Shea Moisturizing Shampoo and Shea Moisturizing Conditioner. I applied Wild Grow Hair Conditioner to my scalp & massaged it into my hair to allow it to get on the end of my hair, functioning as a...

Blow Drying Issues – Ask Groove Nov14

Blow Drying Issues &...

Question: I have been natural for two years. When I wash and try to blow dry my hair it is difficult because it so thick.  Do you have any suggestions?   Answer: Blow drying ease is related to manageability.  Often overtime our hair is left with a coating caused by product...

Str8Natural Fro Hawk

   CHECK OUT OUR CONFERENCE CALL HOST STR8NATURAL AS SHE DISCUSSES HER HAIR JOURNEY  

Stylist On Fire

Stylist Danielle Carrington has a knack for creative styling…   Let us know how you are feeling this style by commenting below… Contact Danielle at...

I love My Natural!

I love my natural! By Stephanie LaCapra “When I grow up Mommy I want my hair to look just like yours!”. As a woman did you ever utter these prophetic words? Think OMG why did God have to bless me with this hair and give my sister the good kind? Well I did and it’s the reason I can say...

What’s the Right Product Nov05

What’s the Rig...

What’s the Right Product for Your Natural Hair Texture? By Latoyia LaCapra I’ve always had an obsession with curly hair, while craving versatility. So how would I mesh the two and what products would I use?   In the spring of 2005, I decided to release myself from being a slave...

The Journey Begins

The Fro Stage My fro was my stepping stone into the natural world. I loved my fro, though I was very misinformed on natural hair care treatment. I officially went naturally my sophomore year of High school back in 2007. I would Wash moisturize and rod my hair. I would then let my hair...

Fro Freedom

  How are you feeling the Fro look in this...

Formal Loc Up-Do

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On The Move

As you can see I started out with a big chop and I’m starting to see growth every week. Join me as I continue my journey every week. Please feel free to contact me...

Diet –The Most important part of the transition Oct10

Diet –The Most impor...

A poor quality low mineral diet is at the crux of poor quality hair.  The saying goes “junk in –junk out”. Maintaining a nutritious diet full of anti-oxidants, supplemental nutrients and a plethora of healthy food, such as fruits, nuts, seeds, grains, lean meats and leafy green...

Thyroid Problems Oct10

Thyroid Problems

  Thyroid problems are common, especially among women.  Research has shown that 1/3 of women who are within child rearing age will experience a Thyroid Storm after giving birth. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the frontal base of the neck which is intricately...

Long Term Transitioning Oct10

Long Term Transition...

Transitioning chemically treated and processed hair to natural hair without a “Big Chop” is another primary transitioning method. Long-term transitioning is best for those who do not want their hair cut in one big event. This long-term approach gives individuals the much needed time...

The Big Chop Oct10

The Big Chop

  A Major Cut which is most often referred to as The “Big Chop” is one way to swiftly transition from relaxed to natural hair. This involves cutting all relaxed hair from the head in one setting. This is considered a “fast” but “bold” move. The reason this is labeled...

When Should I Moisturize Oct10

When Should I Moistu...

  Hair Should Be Moisturized several times per week or whenever your hair feels dried out by the surrounding elements. Moisturizing daily can be extremely important for individuals who are beginning a healthy hair regimen and for some with natural hair. Applying a moisturizer...

What is Moisture? Oct10

What is Moisture?

  Moisturizing or Hydrating your hair is a primary characteristic of water. Water is the universal moisturizer.Excellent moisturizers will always contain water as a first ingredient. Therefore, water is always on the move, and as a result, the hair’s moisture levels are in a constant...

Moisturizing? Or Coating? Oct10

Moisturizing? Or Coa...

Moisturizing has become more of a significant marketing approach as opposed to anything else. It is critical to differentiate between true moisture and oils masquerading as moisture sources. Multiple black hair products on the market are loaded with cheap oils such as petroleum, petrolatum and...

Checking for Porosity Oct10

Checking for Porosit...

The best way to measure your hair’s porosity level is on freshly cleaned and dried hair. Carefully grasp a clump of your hair between your index finger and thumb, slowly slide your fingers along the length of the strand, from the tips up toward the scalp. If you feel “bumps” or an...

Hair Porosity Oct10

Hair Porosity

Porosity in its simplest form relates directly to the ability, or inability for hair to absorb water or chemicals directly into the cortex. All hair is naturally permeable and porous to water. However, the degree of porosity will vary by the individual, the condition and shape of the hair’s...

Shine Vs Sheen Oct10

Shine Vs Sheen

Whether relaxed, natural or textured a true shine rarely appears on the hair. Most healthy black hair types tend to have sheen and a matte appearance. Shine, which is related directly to the ideal of flattened orientation of the cuticle layers.  It also involves the inability to produce...

Shrinkage Oct10

Shrinkage

In its organic state, black hair falls prey to a considerable amount of fiber shrinkage. In its natural state hair has the propensity to draw up tightly and hug the scalp when dry.  This makes it appear much shorter than what it actually is. Most consumers who have not extensively researched...

My Vivid Transition

  On September 24, 2011, with no plans, no appointment scheduled, no products, I disappointed a few and amazed more with my BIG CHOP, which was performed by a random stylist at my local Hair Cuttery.  I sighed, grinned, and thought , “Okay, $14 mission complete, NOW WHAT??”.   Now...

Quinnisha’s Di...

My hair journey has been just that; a journey. This week has been pretty simple with my daily hair routine. I switched my hair product from Kinky Curly; which made my hair look moisturized but felt tough, heavy and difficult when it came to styling it other ways. So I randomly turned to...

Non-Organic: Black hair with traces of chemicals Oct08

Non-Organic: Black h...

When black hair is chemically straightened or modified by chemicals, more often than not, there is a thinning of the hair fiber at points where the natural bends were located and is still present which is seen in the straightened hair fiber as a critical area of weakness. Thechanges and bends...

Natural Black Hair In Its Organic State Oct07

Natural Black Hair In Its Organic State

  Within its organic state the nature of black hair is capable of twists, curls, bend and kinks. The organic fiber of the hair is able to achieve all of these styles at various amazing angles. Rarely, will you find that there is a harmonious or uniformed distribution of the kinks or curls. The character of kinks resides at the follicle level, with the form of the hair follicle contributing greatly to the shape and appearance of the newly formed hair fiber.   Kinky hair fibers are comprised from elliptical or oval-shaped hair follicles in the scalp. Caucasian and Asian hair fibers grow from circle-shaped or round hair follicles;...

Call 9/20/12 Sep26

Call 9/20/12

Listen as we discuss the Top 10 Hair Challenges..   CLICK TO LISTEN BELOW NHM CONFERENCE CALL...

Loose Up-Dew With Bl...

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Feathery Curls With ...