Shea Moisture Under Fire for Their Latest Ad Campaign Featuring a White Child

Shea Moisture Ad

Have ya’ll heard? Twitter has been going ham on Shea Moisture, calling for world wide boycott because the new ad campaign used by the company featured a white child (see above). Now, I am going to keep it all the way real and tell you there is no way in the world I am boycotting Click to continue…

3 Reasons Some People Doubt that Black Women Can Have Long Hair without a Weave


Have you ever been weaved checked? To be honest, I haven’t, but I know a few people in my own family and circles who have. Even here on our social media outlets, if we post a picture of a black woman with very long hair there will be without a doubt one person that says Click to continue…

Overall Health for the Best Hair Should Be Your Mantra this Year

two women jogging

I am on a serious health journey this year, I am talking about whole foods, nothing processed and a ton of exercise. My water could be a bit better, because Lord knows I do not feel like drinking a gallon of anything cold when it is 10 degrees outside. With every journey things aren’t perfect Click to continue…

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What Science Says about Hair Growth and How Real Life Differs

science vs experience Woman with gray natural hair

Here’s a fun fact for you: a single bolt of lightning has enough energy to toast 100,000 slices of bread. Yet we continue to use fossil fuels as our main source of energy in the industrial and technological sector. Why, I hear you ask? Without going into specifics, mainly it’s because fossil fuels are more dependable, Click to continue…

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For Us By Us: How to Take Back the Business of Black Hair [Sponsored Post]

two black women

In light of recent conversations surrounding the importance of black spaces, lest we forget the economic aspect of it. As natural hair gains recognition in mainstream arenas we mustn’t confuse this new-found interest as benevolent in nature. This movement to embrace our natural texture and recognize our own unique beauty also comes with financial opportunities. Click to continue…

Is a Short Haircut a Deterrent if You Want to Win the Miss Universe Pageant?

Kaci Fennell

The Miss Universe Pageant blew up the Twittersphere when Jamaica’s Kaci Fennell faded to a fifth place finish. As with most other things race was put forward as a factor by some supporters but to a lesser extent since Ms. Fennell’s complexion is more toward the lighter end of the spectrum. So what trumps the race card Click to continue…

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5 Reasons the Hair Typing System is Totally Overrated

The Hair Type Chart

When I started my healthy hair journey (HHJ) and learned there was a system in place that helps you determine what type of hair you have, I would sit for hours with my eyes pasted to the computer screen here, over at BGLH and YouTube just hoping to get it spot on. I wanted to see Click to continue…

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I’m Stunned: QVC and Dooney & Bourke Reps Laughing at Woman’s Natural Hair

Two female presenters showcasing a bag

Post by My jaw is on the desk, and I’m stunned to silence…*drops mic* Watch the video and give us your thoughts. Harmless fun or shameful?

Melanese People Can Teach Us a Valuable Lesson in Judgement, Culture, and Race


I bet you didn’t see this one coming. Neither did I. Blacks with naturally blonde hair? That’s strange for those of us who have never heard of such a thing. We often wonder why some black women or colored women choose blonde dyes, extensions, etc to “compliment” their skin. Some people say some blondes are a bit Click to continue…

My Hair Salon Nightmare: Scissor Happy and Rough

before and after trim

A few weeks ago I decided to go to the same hair salon that my sister frequently visits to get her natural hair blown out. It had been a while since my hair had been trimmed by a professional (I usually trim my own hair), so I figured why not? A nice trim and a Click to continue…

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Poets Alysia Harris and Alex Elle’s Story – Being Black with Little to No Hair

0 For those of you who are poetry lovers, Alysia Harris and Alex Elle is probably all too familiar for you! These ground-breaking, strong, and inspirational women are full of raw stories and much beauty, but there is one thing they have in common: Once upon a time, they both made a big decision…shaving their Click to continue…

How Young is too Young when Using Extensions in a Child’s Hair?

kids with extensions

I am going to venture out on a limb here and say that this is a matter of opinion and is at the sole discretion of the mother or caretaker involved. I refuse to leave it at that though, we love our little girls, they are our pride and joy and caring for their hair Click to continue…

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3 Reasons You Should Not Get a Vixen Sew In


So I have another wedding to attend in May, and since I am on this “New Year New me” thing for the month of January I thought it would be cool to research the Vixen Sew In weave option that everyone is so crazy about. The thing is, I did not want to hear how Click to continue…

Sending Your Child to School with Messed Up Hair? Don’t Get Mad if the Teacher Fixes It


Have ya’ll heard about this yet? Well if you haven’t let me be the first to spill the tea for you. A teacher’s photo recently went viral on social media. Happens all the time, right? Well this time it was a picture of one of her students. The young girl came to school with tangled Click to continue…

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5 Hair Practices We Do That Everyone Says Are Bad For Us


Okay we get it! We get that we shouldn’t use certain products to care for our hair or we don’t need to do certain things to our hair for it to remain healthy. Anything else you want to tell me? No? Good! Now, let me get on with my life and pass me that Blue Click to continue…

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My Thoughts on White Women Wearing Braids and Other Kinky Styles


This topic has been quite controversial with all of the ruckus about supposedly “white people stealing the black culture and making it their own.” On social media, there has been quite a few topics on certain celebrities like the Kardashians getting plumped lips, butt surgeries, thick hair, etc. Now for the braids phenomenon…there is a Click to continue…

The Top Ten Hair Trends And Practices We Need To Leave In 2014


New year new you right? So cliche, but still very true. Every year we try to reinvent ourselves as individuals and in the fashion industry specifically hair, change is happening as well. Recently I saw a really cute video that basically looked at the top 5 makeup trends we need to leave in 2014, for Click to continue…

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The Top 7 Most Controversial Hair Topics In 2014


We do not shy away from controversy around here and 2014 wasn’t short of them. Some of the stories sparked massive debate, some made us a little angry, some were embarrassing and some made us proud. Sometimes it isn’t easy to share an unbiased opinion because you want to always remain positive but at the Click to continue…