Hair Relaxers Linked To High Uterine Fibroid Risks Among Black Women? Unlikely


No doubt some of you have experienced a love-hate relationship with relaxers. They have been demonized but perhaps nothing has been more scathing than the Boston University study back in 2012 that linked hair relaxers to high uterine fibroid risk among black women. Over the years the relaxer has become quite a mainstay in the black community as Click to continue…

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Women Duped By ‘Study’ On Satire Site Showing That Naturals Have Low Self Esteem – How Has Your Natural Experience Been?


The other day a satirical site called NewsNerd posted some foolishness on their openly satirical site about naturals having lower self esteem in comparison to women with processed hair. For a site that publishes articles claiming that Laverne Fox has been cast to play Beyonce in a biopic, we didn’t think that anyone would fall Click to continue…

Natural Colored Hair YouTuber Nefertiti Bourne Goes Bald

Nefertiti Bourne

I was on YouTube a few hours ago looking for a video from the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Album to post, and Nefertiti’s video caught my eye. She was in my feed and it said she cut all of her colored “blue green mermaid hair” off. I was shocked! But then again I am always shocked Click to continue…

Would You Ever Pay $150.00 For A Hair Product?


The other day I was reading a blog post about Kerastase Chronologiste. Truthfully the product sounds awesome, but before I even get into that, the treatment alone costs $150.00. Yes you read that right, I did not accidentally add an extra ‘0’, it literally costs a buck 50! Now let me not come on here Click to continue…

4 Things Stylists Wish That We Would Stop Doing To Our Hair


I know you know that the salon business is a huge one. Salons aren’t going anywhere and even though the idea of the around-the-way stylist seems like it is diminishing, I don’t see that concept going anywhere either. I love going to the salon like many of us do. The idea of someone massaging my Click to continue…

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The Truth About Your Favorite Hair Guru: 3 Tips On How You Can Become Your Own Guru

natural hair gurus

Hair care does not have to be so difficult.  In fact, hair care should be as simple as eating pie. Seriously, when you first start on a specific hair journey, everything is so new and you’re like a sponge that will soak up anything and everything that will cater to your hair needs. You watch YouTube Click to continue…

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Umm…Say What Now? WEN Cleansing Conditioner Causing People’s Hair to Fall Out


Did you guys hear about this shenanigans? My first reaction was utter shock, for some reason even though I never purchased not one bottle of this stuff I held the line in the highest regard. Then my second reaction was, how? What in the world could they have in that stuff that could cause massive Click to continue…

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6 Interesting Ways Female Inmates Take Care of Their Hair while in Prison

Crazy Eyes

Do you watch Lock Up? I know I am about to show how boring my Saturday nights are by the time I am done with this post, but I am not ashamed, we all can’t ‘turn up’ in the true sense of the words. My turn up is on the couch with my laptop along Click to continue…

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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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