Moisture is the foundation for a bomb wash-and-go. Here’s how to lock it all the way in. By Anissa Gabbara Deep Condish at Least Once a Week. A hella good deep-conditioning session — we’re talking about 30 minutes — will quench thirsty tresses and let your curls and coils be great until your next wash […]Read more
Battle of the Stylers
By Anissa Gabbara The struggle to find bomb natural hair products is real. Store shelves are oversaturated with them, and many claim to deliver similar results — whether it’s a hella-defined wash-and-go or fleeky edges. Maryland-based freelance hairstylist Keisha George breaks down the stylers best equipped to slay all the lewks you love to serve. […]Read more
Are You Allergic to Your Braids?
What happens when those plaits you love to rock cause mad itching, burning, and tenderness on your scalp? On 100, you may be allergic to your braids.Read more
These Girl Scouts Earned a Silver Award for Fighting Against Hair Discrimination, and We Love to See It
While efforts to combat these prejudices are far and wide, natural hair discrimination is only legit illegal in 13 states, including Nevada, Virginia, and California.Read more
Faithe Herman is Our Summer ’21 Cover Girl!
To say 13-year-old Faithe Herman is the quiet type is 100 percent true. But don’t mistake her shyness for a lack of confidence; she’s not afraid of going for and securing those goals. Believe that.Read more
How My Natural Hair Journey Taught me to Embrace My Full Self
By Ava Marshall A significant portion of my childhood was spent sitting on a pillow in between my mother’s legs, as she pulled and tugged at my hair. “Ava, hold still!” were the words that had become synonymous with getting my hair done. You see though, I could never stay still. I was too jittery […]Read more
Miss Teen USA Kaliegh Garris on Changing Beauty Standards and Her Journey to the Crown
We’ve always known how special #BlackGirlMagic is, but now the world is finally starting to see how bomb we really are. In May, for the first time ever in history, three Black women won the 2019 national pageant titles of Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, and Miss America. The reigning Miss Teen USA, Kaliegh Garris, […]Read more
Is Shea Moisture Acting Brand New with Controversial Commercials?
It’s R.I.P. to Shea Moisture’s mentions after controversial ads for the brand’s new #EverybodyGetsLove campaign dropped recently. In the latest commercial (see below), four young women — only one of whom is Black — discuss how they’ve experienced “hair hate.” As you can imagine, the Black woman is the only one expressing that she’s experienced […]Read more
4 Protective Styles to Keep You Looking Fleeky This Winter
Sponsored by our partners at When winter weather hits, the thirst gets so real for your strands. Save them from the havoc freezing temps and drier air can cause by rockin’ your natural hair in a fly protective style created with extensions like the ones from Cocoa Queens. This black-owned biz, started by Nadia Laniyan […]Read more
How to Choose — and #Werk — the Best Clip-In Extensions for Your Hair Texture and Style
Sponsored by our partners at When you want to rock a bomb protective style, but keep that #carefreeblackgirl ‘fro look going, naturally textured, easy-to-apply, clip-in extensions will most definitely be the move. But with so many companies selling extensions online, finding the right match for your hair type can sometimes have you like: How will […]Read more