Culture Makes Curls!

I’ve always been fascinated by natural hair and loved the look of big afros and how structured kinky textured hair is. In college, I decided to transition into my natural hair. At that time, the natural hair movement was really growing, I was obsessed with watching natural hair videos on YouTube, imagining how my hair would look in a couple years. I was mesmerized by the beautiful heads of hair I saw. It was my plan to transition for a year before my big chop, but I couldn’t wait! I was too eager to see what my natural hair looked Read More

How to Grow Long 4C Hair

In this article, I will be sharing how I grew my type 4 hair long and how you can also do the same. As we begin the New Year, a lot of us have made resolutions. For some of us, those resolutions include taking better care of our hair so it can be healthy and grow. It’s one thing for your hair to grow, but it’s another to actually retain the length. If you’re interested in important tips to retain length and improve the overall health of your type 4 hair, here are three simple techniques I recommend you practice Read More

Underneath It All: Protecting Your Hair With Wigs

Protective styling is something many black women are familiar with. The aim of protective styling is to reduce the amount of manipulation done to our natural hair, be it through styling, coloring or heat application, that can cause damage. Protective styles also serve the purpose of allowing us to experiment with different hairstyles and looks. One minute, you could be rocking braids, the next week you could be rocking a sleek red bob, another minute you could be turning heads in a gorgeous afro curly wig; the space for creativity is as vast as you want it to be! With Read More

For Our Head Wrap Lovers!

Head wraps or head ties originated in Sub-Saharan Africa and have survived, in multiple cultures, through colonial and post-colonial times. They go by different names in different cultures. For instance, in Nigeria, they’re commonly known as  ‘Gele.’ In Ghana and Malawi, a ‘Duku.’ Just like our numerous traditional hairstyles, head wraps are used to symbolize culture, social status, spirituality, marital status or even age. They come in different styles and are made with a wide range of colors and fabrics, each with their own significances. It is often said that a head wrap can tell you a lot about the Read More