About

BlackHairInformation.com is a teaching website that helps women of color (black, mixed race or latina) with kinky, curly or even relaxed hair types, gain long and healthy hair.

BlackHairInformation.com was initially created as a way to keep the founder’s most useful pieces of information that she had gathered about hair growth online in an organized way but it later morphed into a community website that both helps newbies into the hair growth world and entertains veterans during their hair growth journeys through to maintenance.

We understand how difficult and frustrating it can be to have hair that remains the same length year after year having been there ourselves. However with the right information, tools and techniques to hand we can help anyone start retaining length and finally grow their hair long.

Our motto here is “With Health Comes Length” and we truly believe it!

Meet the team

Our Editors

Alma Ruddock – Founder & Editor-In-Chief

Hi I’m Alma the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I’m a blogger, graphic artist, a wife and a mummy to my little girl Jasmine.

My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love being able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers.

I am an eternal optimist and workaholic :)

In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress, Urban Gyal & Curly Blogs.

Petra Lomax – Editor & Author

Hi I’m Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BHI. I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20’s.

I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

I am also the joint creator and owner of the blog Urban Gyal.

Our Authors

Victoria

Hi! My name is Victoria Sallie and I'm a twenty something year old blogger & student living in NYC. I began my transitioning natural hair journey in January 2013, and big chopped in April 2014.

I decided to start writing because I wanted to document my hair journey, plus I realized that I couldn't find all the information I needed in ONE place on the internet. Deciding to return back t...

Sabrina Perkins

Hello all, I'm Sabrina. I'm a freelance writer and a full-time blogger at my site, http://www.seriouslynatural.org/ where the focus is on Natural hair, beauty and style. I became natural 8 years ago at the tender age of 35 and love sharing my ups and downs as I master this thing called natural hair. Married, with two kids (one being a natural herself) gives me a different perspective on...

Mykel Trent

Hi! I am Mykel, and I love life. I love performing, dance, acting, fashion, hair, etc. I am currently pursuing a bachelor's in Communications Theatre. Theatre is the best and challenging major by far. It has taught me discipline, problem-solving, leadership, creativity, and so on. I like who I'm becoming! xo

Vanessa

Hi! I'm Vanessa! I'm a 26 year old natural. Making the decision to go natural has been one of the greatest decisions in my life. It has boosted my self confidence and has given me a way to express myself through the hair God has blessed me with. I had my last relaxer in Dec of 2013 and big chopped Aug of 2014 and there's no turning back! I now share my journey with tutorials and tips that ...

Danni

Hi All! I am Danni and I am a staff writer here at BHI. I am a Graphic Design major and a long time resident of Washington DC. I have been on a healthy hair journey for 3 1/2 years. Within those years , I have went through a relaxed hair journey, a natural hair journey in which I big chopped twice(2nd big chop occurred in November 2013) texturized and now I have big chopped a THIRD TIM...

Marsha Buchanan

As a Jamaican girl raised in a devout church family headed by my mother, I have always had my natural hair, no chemical processing.

After years of mistreating it , often ignorant of that fact, I began my healthy hair journey in January 2013 in fact, I have seen to it that my entire household falls in line where this is concerned. When I am not poring over some hair blog or forum I spen...

Brittany Waddell

Just a Southern girl taking life by storm in NYC! Oh- and I'm natural too:) Be sure to check out my posts to learn some tips and tricks on how I tame my natural hair!

Christina J

Hey there! My name is Christina J. I am a healthy hair advocate and have been natural since October 2012. In June 2014, I decided to start my blog, Desire My Natural! to document my hair journey and other fun topics (family, health, inspiration, more). As I share, help, encourage, and support others in their healthy hair journey, I am continuing my own.

Safiya Elle

Since 2008, I have been embarking on a journey to all things natural. I'm completely chemical-free (body and hair) and because of this, I was able to avoid the big chop, restore my natural curl patterns, grow my hair to tail bone length and clear my chronic acne. Today, I'm an organic vegan, natural health expert, DIY herbalist, DIY beauty, blogger and shop owner. I enjoy helping others ...

Patrice Lechelle

Hi! My name is Patrice Lechelle, I'm a college student born and raised in Northern California, and I just recently started embracing my love for talking about all things fashion and beauty, especially hair. Throughout the years, I've tried my best to have a hand in both performance and visual arts, but creative and journalistic writing have always held the key to my heart.
My hair became...

EbonyCPrincess

EbonyCPrincess is a self proclaimed hair care enthusiast who began her quest for long healthy hair in 2009. Her hair is relaxed and type 4b (kinky, very tightly coiled). You can find more information about Ebony and her journey on her personal blog, or her YouTube channel youtube.com/EbonyCPrincess

Linda Cabinda

Linda Cabinda was born in the West African nation of Cameroon. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in English. Her journey of self-realization has taken her from Los Angeles, to Chicago, and even Miami. She is a writer and "resident creative" currently residing in New Jersey.

Ashleigh Nelson

I am Ashleigh Nelson a journalism student at Northwestern University and a part-time hair fanatic. My hair journey began at the beginning of my college career because I decided that it was time for me to finally learn how to gain and maintain healthy hair. The past two years have had ups and downs, but I have learned so much along the way. And now I am here to share my experiences...

Jessica

Hey everyone! I'm so excited to be a part of this team. I am 23 years old and hold a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude, from George Mason University. Writing is my passion and taking care of my natural hair is one of my favorite hobbies. I'm an advocate for embracing your God-given hair and loving your whole self in the process. You can find me anyw...

Shelly Ann Cameron

Hi, I am Shelly Ann Cameron, freelance writer for BlackHairInformation.com. Jamaican born but call NYC home since 2005. When I'm not at my full time job as a Marketing Analyst, I am blogging about natural hair and lifestyle on my blog www.glamnaturallife.com. I created my blog to document my natural hair journey and share whatever I learned along the way. I am a promoter of healthy ...

Ashley Adams

My name is Ashley Adams and I am 32 years young born and raised from Houston, Texas and I am a stay at home wife who was blessed to marry my best friend last year! I am a newbie blogger and was inspired to mix my love for creative writing and natural hair by blogging my natural hair journey, experiences, challenges, and just my personal thoughts about the unfamiliar natural hair world th...

Portia Cole

Portia is a wife and mother who enjoys making things and people look pretty! As a graduate of Rowan University, Portia has an insatiable craving for natural hair, beauty, and fashion, but she also enjoys traveling and home decor. If you'd like to know more about her, visit her blog at huneybflyy.com. You can also follow her on Instagram (huneybflyy) and twitter (@huneybflyy).

Erickah

Hi, my name is Erickah and I am a 22 year old college student with a love of graphic design, marketing, teaching, and hair care. I have been on my hair journey since 2009, and what a ride it has been. My hair has been through many stages of relaxed, transitioning, to where I am currently - Natural. I believe regardless of whether a woman is relaxed, texlaxed, or natural, the goal is hea...

Veronica

Owner of Black Dymond Naturals, embracing my natural coils. My natural hair journey started in December 2011 when I decided against perming my hair. In April 2012 I did the big chop and Black Dymond Naturals was born. I utilize my home made recipes to strengthen and nourish my natural hair.

Fiso MoyoFiso Moyo

Fiso Moyo (CPA) is a Wife, Mother, Certified Public Accountant, Trainer, Coach, Mentor and Founder of encounterCS.com. Her blog is dedicated to all things financial & providing tools to propel people beyond inspiration towards walking in their dreams. Basically alleviating financial distress and enabling people to walk in their dreams.

Adeola Adegbusi

Hi, my name is Adeola, I'm a natural hair blogger who is passionate about helping YOU to achieve your hair goals, whether it be to have longer hair, softer hair or a healthy head of hair in general.
I know what it’s like to be clueless about natural hair, and this is why I’m here to help you create a practical hair care routine that will give you softer hair that is less painful to c...

Tyne Dickson

My name is Tyne, I'm attending my 3rd year of high school at a performing and visual arts program. I'm a proud theatre major with a 4.2 GPA. My plan is to go to college for theatre as a minor and major in psychology as a career option. My days consist of early wake-ups and being late night work.
I have been natural all my life, and have had serious trials and tribulations wit...

Fredrick Ochami

Fredrick is a part-time blogger, a part-time gamer and a full-time human. When he's not playing with words, you can find him reading novels and playing games. Usually at the same time.

Melinda McCain-Magee

I have over twenty years’ experience as a hairdresser and educator. I have been natural most of my life and only relaxed my hair on three occasions, finding that natural hair was easier for me to personally maintain! I am currently licensed as a cosmetologist and certified professional life coach. I have degrees in human services and psychology and am currently pursuing a Masters in So...

Ashes

I am a 28 year old wife, daughter and friend. I have been natural for almost 10 years, heat free for 6 months. I have recently started my own blog and would like to write for other blogs and sites as well. I love everything about hair and makeup and fashion, as I believe that those are powerful ways to express oneself. I very strongly believe that people should be themselves, no pretenses...

Tamara Lyla

Hi I'm Tamara, I'm a new writer for BlackHairInformation.com. I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2010 I finally became fed up with my dry, brittle, uneven relaxed hair so I decided to do something about it and armed with nothing but the internet and determination I set out on my own HHJ. The last four years have been a whirlwind experience for me and my hair, but now ...

Deb

Deb is a newbie to the world of healthy hair care. As she embarked on her healthy hair journey, she chronicles her progress through her personal blog. Although she has relaxed hair, her articles are targeted towards all women striving for a more healthy, prettiful self.
Visit her blog here at Prettiful Me

Janice Johnson

Janice Johnson is the brainchild behind CurlyHairSalon.com. It is a website created for those with curls, offering information, tips, product recommendations and recipes to assist individuals in caring for and growing long, healthy curly hair. The site welcomes all curly hair types and textures!

Nkem

Nkemdilim Odewunmi is a passionate woman who loves beautiful things. She expresses herself through fashion, art, writing and cooking. Although she has a creative side, she is lawyer with a Masters degree in International Economic Law from the London Metropolitan University. She has practiced law in various prestigious Nigerian firms, lectured law, worked in the sports/entertainment indu...

Grace O

Bio-Grace is the founder of nappyfu.com. Her alias Nappyfu stands for “Nappy For You” showcasing every natural thing she does is in hopes to inspire others on their natural hair journey. Fun and informative are two words consistently used to describe this natural hair’s blog articles and YouTube videos. Her content covers everything needed to make your natural hair work for you all w...

Ms. Tai Nycole

I’ve always admired women with the, what I thought, good fortune to have long, healthy hair. Now that I’ve embarked on a healthy hair journey of my own, I’m excited to share my successes and setbacks. Between long stretches, protective styling, and consistent cleansing and conditioning stretches, I've attained a fair amount of length. I’m currently relaxed but don’t subscribe to...

Antoinette

Hey! I'm Antoinette Jackson, a staff writer here at blackhairinformation.com, and a lifestyle blogger. I am a natural hair enthusiast who has been on this journey for four years. I transitioned for two years, and I've been fully natural for two years. I love to see women embracing their natural hair, and my goal as a writer is to inform, encourage, and inspire you to do just that!

Hannah

Hannah, aka Quirk Queen is a college student by day and natural hair enthusiast by night. She has been fully natural for a full two years now and is never going back! She loves red velvet cupcakes and 90's black sitcoms. Watch your bobby pins around her...

You can find her at: quirkqueen.wordpress.com
IG: quirkqueen
@quirkqueen_

Kate Azu

Kate is an undergraduate student studying Political Science, Writing and Legal Policy. Kate has been natural since birth and has learned about appreciating God's creation. On her free time, she likes to write spoken word poetry, dance, and read.

Keena J.

Hi, My name is Keena J. I went to the University of Alabama at Birmingham and received a degree in Information Systems. I have a love for technology, but I also have a love for hair. I have been on a healthy hair journey since 2010. My journey began when my oldest daughter asked me why black hair doesn't grow as long as other people's hair. I did not know, so I researched and found ...

KandiKane

Born and still living in my beautiful country Jamaica, I am currently a 3rd year medical student with aspirations to specialize in surgery or emergency medicine. My hair journey started in the summer of 2010 and I would say it was fate that made it happen as it was just a random video I saw in my suggested videos that triggered this spiral into healthy black hair care and since then I ...

Juliette Samuel

Juliette Samuel is a person who definitely knows beautiful when she sees it. Juliette has had a very eclectic career working in and around the beauty industry. She has worked as an instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She has also been a Professional Image Consultant.

Currently Juliette works as a Skin Care Therapist, acting President and Chief Nose for NY...

Cindy

Known to many as, “Ms. Cindy,” Cindy Tawiah is the creator and owner of the Diva By Cindy hair care system and its philanthropic efforts, The Diva Project.

Inspired by a chemistry teacher, at the age of sixteen, Cindy began experimenting with making beauty products. Her love of chemistry never left her, and in 2007, Cindy created the Diva By Cindy hair care product line.

Neisha

I'm Neisha Jo, a political junkie turned hair care enthusiast. I've always had "long" hair, but it wasn't until I stumbled upon a hair forum in 2008 that I started to actually care for it. Now, healthy hair practices are a way of life. When I'm not reading hair blogs, I'm busy working at a non-profit or watching cartoons.

Greta

Greta is the owner of hairbesilk and makes her own line of Ayurvedic/Organic/Natural hair product line. My hair care products are exceptional in that they each have a purpose. My hair is natural and luxurious in texture, and I beleive that is mostly in part to the products that I have developed.

Ky Smith

For the love of hair – beginning as a Hair Enthusiast, Ky Smith fell in love with caring for and styling hair at age 10. “I was that girl who wanted to comb everyone’s hair,” Smith reminisces. “And I still do,” Smith adds, with a laugh. Smith was first inspired to pursue hairstyling as a profession by her aunt who was a hairstylist. Fast forward to 2006, Smith is the p...

Tyra

I dive into what Cosmetology school really teaches about ethnic/curly hair, & share what I have learned with you.

salkis

Hi! This is Salkis Re,The Queen from Queens,NY, a true renaissance women. Peek over my shoulder and you'll see me offering hair style tips, writing self-help books, instructing natural hair classes, filming You Tube video tutorials, Oh!, and did I mention I'm a crazy mom, wife and professional blogger too!

Whitney

My name is Whitney, and I am a 23 year old graduate student pursuing my degree is social work. I was born in Jamaica, moved to Canada, and I currently live in the United States. While I am completely dedicated to being a part of change and being an ally to individuals that are in need, I am also a creative being. I enjoy art in many different forms, and I love exploring different place...

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