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Need a New Protective Style? These 21 Photos Will Make You Want to Wear Bantu Knots Every Day

A bantu knot, as popularized in parts of Africa, is a section of hair that's twisted or braided and later wrapped around itself to form a small bun at the top of one's head. You might simply think of them as a convenient way to give your natural hair a dramatic set of curls sans heat, but they also serve as a really chic protective style that's perfect for keeping hair out of your face and off your shoulders for a few days. As a bonus, they're also very easy to customize with different part desi...
Tags: Africa, Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Hairstyles, Black Women


22 Photos of Women Rocking the Hell Out of Their 4C Curls

With a sea of YouTubers and natural hair influencers boasting looser, type 3 curl patterns, it's safe to say 4C natural hair doesn't always get a lot of love. As a 4C girl who spent years manipulating my hair with chemical relaxers and weaves before finally going natural, it even took me a while to come around to being proud of my texture. That's mostly because of a hair texture hierarchy of sorts that, more often than not, has caused people to deem type 3 hair as "good hair," the concept of whi...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Hairstyles, Black Women


21 Bantu Knot Looks That Will Make You Consider Wearing Them Every Single Day

A bantu knot, as popularized in parts of Africa, is a section of hair that's twisted or braided and later wrapped around itself to form a small bun at the top of one's head. You might simply think of them as a convenient way to give your natural hair a dramatic set of curls sans heat, but they also serve as a really chic protective style that's perfect for keeping hair out of your face and off your shoulders for a few days. As a bonus, they're also very easy to customize with different part desi...
Tags: Africa, Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Hairstyles, Black Women, Bantu Knot Looks


12 Times Naomi Campbell Has Shown Off Her Glorious Natural Hair

Naomi Campbell's most notable hairstyles (you know the bangs) are almost as iconic as the complete level of fierceness she so effortlessly breathes. As if we needed any more reason to spiral down a Naomi rabbit hole, she has been spotted as of late with a head full of gorgeous curls. Although it seems like a drastic departure from her signature style, Naomi isn't new to the natural-hair game. Perhaps she's trying to put those harsh images of her damaged hairline that circulated the internet a fe...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Naomi Campbell, Black Women, Celebrity Hairstyles, Naomi, Celebrity Hair, Curly Hair, Red Carpet Beauty, Times Naomi Campbell


The Expert's Guide to Transitioning to Natural Hair

After a million YouTube videos, tip-laden articles, personal stories, products, and an abundance of patience, the process of transitioning from chemically processed styles to naturally curly and textured hair remains a struggle. It's hard. Committing to the actual stages of it, no matter what your initial transition plan, is like strapping yourself into an emotional roller coaster that you aren't quite sure you're ready to ride. The journey is personal, but the natural hair world has created a m...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Black Women, Hair Care, Hair Tips


A Model's Criticism of Backstage Hairstylists Incapable of Doing Natural Hair Is a Must-Read

Image Source: Getty / Melodie Jeng A model is drawing attention to the need for hairstylists who are able to style natural hair, particularly backstage at runway shows. Following an upsetting experience, Olivia Anakwe shared a lengthy post about the fashion industry's persistent diversity problem both at the forefront and behind the scenes. Alongside videos of herself getting her hair done by two black hairstylists, Anakwe began her post, "This message is to spread awareness and hopefully reach...
Tags: Beauty, Models, Hair, Natural Hair, Black Women, Rothwell, Yvette Nicole Brown, Beauty News, Olivia Anakwe, Hollywood Actresses, Getty Melodie Jeng, Anakwe, Gabourey Sidibe Natasha Rothwell Gabrielle Union


The Beauty Item I Was Ashamed Of Using As A Woman of Color - Until Now

There were so many hair accessories I used growing up. Whether it was the hair clips I wore as a child or the huge banana clip I used to create a faux-Mohawk during my preteen years, I went through phases of trying to enhance or protect my hair. Since I transitioned to a less-is-more approach (and grew out of many embarrassing hairstyles), I've said goodbye to a few and hello to new ones. Four years ago, I decided to wear my hair naturally curly. It took some time for people to adjust. I was q...
Tags: Youtube, Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Black Women, Beauty Essay


The 1 Beauty Item I Was Ashamed of Using as a Woman of Color

There were so many hair accessories I used growing up. Whether it was the hair clips I wore as a child or the huge banana clip I used to create a faux-Mohawk during my preteen years, I went through phases of trying to enhance or protect my hair. Since I transitioned to a less-is-more approach (and grew out of many embarrassing hairstyles), I've said goodbye to a few and hello to new ones. Four years ago, I decided to wear my hair naturally curly. It took some time for people to adjust. I was q...
Tags: Youtube, Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Black Women, Beauty Essay


Missy Elliott Knows How to Work It With Her Natural Hair

Missy Elliott knows what she's got going for her: she's got a cute face, chubby waist, thick legs, and now she's adding her natural hair to the list, too. In a video she posted on Instagram, fans got a glimpse of the rapper's long, voluminous curls. The 41-year-old is no stranger to switching up her hair - she's worn her hair straight, curled, and in braids - but her God-given curls are undoubtedly beautiful. Check out her versatile looks ahead.
Tags: Beauty, Natural Hair, Black Women, Missy Elliott, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Hair, Beauty Trends


New York City Is Protecting Racial and Cultural Identities With This New Ban

Braids, Bantu knots, locs - it is now considered racial discrimination to single someone out for wearing these hairstyles in New York City. The New York Times reported that the city's Commission on Human Rights is imposing a ban against practices that discriminate "based on their hair or hairstyle at work, school, or in public spaces," and that a penalty up to $250,000 can be imposed on anyone who doesn't follow its guidelines. That means that instances like that of Cree Ballah, who was told he...
Tags: New York City, Beauty, New York Times, Hair, Natural Hair, US Navy, Maya, Hairstyles, Bantu, Beauty Trends, Cree Ballah, Deanna Cook, New York City Human Law


Kelly Rowland on Her Short Hair in Destiny's Child: "It Was This Statement of Individuality"

Kelly Rowland has a lot of love for her hair - or, as she calls it, her "crown" - but that hasn't always been the case. As a preteen, the Destiny's Child alum struggled with embracing her natural texture due to mainstream perceptions about how women's hair should look. But by her earlier days with the girl group, that feeling managed to fade into the background thanks to the statement-making pixie cut she was known to sport. "I thought I was fly, period," she told POPSUGAR. "But I was like, 'Ok...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Black Women, Dove, Coconut Oil, Kelly Rowland, Rowland, Hair Products, Celebrity Beauty, Beauty Interview, Beauty Diversity


Yes, Keke Palmer Is Just as Extra as You Are When You Leave a Hair Appointment

This just in: Keke Palmer is literally me after every visit to my hairdresser, and her latest Instagram post proves it. The actress took to the app with a video on Tuesday that shows off her hair growth two years after completing her big chop and shaving her head - and the whole thing is an actual mood. "But the gaaaaaag is, #STIFFWHERE?!?!" she wrote in the caption. In the video, Keke is seen "bouncing and profiling" and swinging her freshly done hair about her head while praising the organi...
Tags: Instagram, Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Keke Palmer, Keke, Celebrity Beauty


Watch 1 Girl Get Her Confidence Back Postbreakup With a Stunning Hair Transformation

Whether it was dyeing the tips of my naturally black hair to a fire-engine red to rebel as a teenager or cutting my waist-length hair into an asymmetrical bob after moving to a new city, I've been through my fair share of hair experiments. For many of us, changing our hair is an easy way to redefine ourselves after big, life-changing events. It can be a reaction to something positive, like a new job, or negative, like a breakup - we've all been there. Watch YouTube beauty personality Jade Kendle...
Tags: Makeup, Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Hair Care, Jade, Beauty Trends, Curly Hair, Best of 2018, Jade Kendle, Kiahna Eve Esquea


The Mastermind Behind Beyoncé's Lemonade Braids Gives Her Best Natural Hair Tips

When it comes to getting a hairstyle that makes you feel fresh and fly, braids are one of the best go-to options. Not only are there are so many different ways to wear them, but they also save you a ton of time while getting ready in the morning. Still, it can be easy to fall into the way of thinking that braids require no maintenance - a rhetoric that celebrity hairstylist Susan Oludele is working to reconstruct. Oludele, who has been doing hair since she was around 9 years old, specializes in...
Tags: Beyonce, Beauty, Hair, Solange, Natural Hair, Braids, Zoe Kravitz, Kravitz, Michelle Williams, Beauty Diversity, Susan Oludele, Oludele


Amandla Stenberg Reveals the Real Reason She Shaved Her Head

Amandla Stenberg isn't afraid to speak her mind. At 16 years old, she shared her thoughts on cultural appropriation, and she most recently penned an essay for InStyle about why her hair felt like it "wasn't acceptable" in Hollywood and why she decided to shave it. "I have what they call 'velcro hair' - it molds to a shape and stays that way unless it's wet," Stenberg explained, adding that it was very hard for the stylists on the set of The Hunger Games to deal with. She said the studio and di...
Tags: Hollywood, Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Amandla Stenberg, InStyle, Celebrity Hair, Stenberg


Maya Rudolph Gets Real About Growing Up With a Dad Who Couldn't Do Her Hair

Maya Rudolph may be a known staple in the world of comedy today, but her road to success was filled with plenty of opposition and self-doubt. During a recent interview with the New York Times, the 46-year-old actress opened up about the frustrations she encountered while growing up mixed race and revealed how her hair became a recurring source of contention, even as she kick-started her Saturday Night Live career. The daughter of Minnie Riperton, a black soul singer, and Richard Rudolph, a whit...
Tags: Los Angeles, Beauty, New York Times, Hair, Natural Hair, Maya, Rudolph, Maya Rudolph, Minnie Riperton, Richard Rudolph, Celebrity Hair


Maya Rudolph Gets Real About Growing Up With A Dad Who Couldn't Do Her Hair

Maya Rudolph may be a known staple in the world of comedy today, but her road to success was filled with plenty of opposition and self-doubt. During a recent interview with the New York Times, the 46-year-old actress opened up about the frustrations she encountered while growing up mixed race and revealed how her hair became a recurring source of contention, even as she kick-started her Saturday Night Live career. The daughter of Minnie Riperton, a black soul singer, and Richard Rudolph, a whit...
Tags: Los Angeles, Beauty, New York Times, Hair, Natural Hair, Maya, Rudolph, Maya Rudolph, Minnie Riperton, Richard Rudolph, Celebrity Hair


Beauty Brand History — Fantasia IC, 50+ Years of Innovation + Discover Their New Line

This post is sponsored by Fantasia Hair Care I’m a wash and go girl to the core, so I’m always looking for incredibly easy styling products. I love a product that I can easily slather, slide or spray on to my freshly washed and detangled coils, and just GO with. One of my latest favorite... Read More The post Beauty Brand History — Fantasia IC, 50+ Years of Innovation + Discover Their New Line appeared first on Afrobella.
Tags: Reviews, Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Sponsored Post, Fantasia, Beauty Brand History, Natural Hair Products, IC Fantasia, Fantasia Hair Care


You'll Be Touched When Your Hear Why This Little Mix Member Decided to Go Natural

A post shared by Leigh-Anne Pinnock (@leighannepinnock) on Aug 18, 2018 at 5:34am PDT While there are many reasons you should love your curls, Little Mix member Leigh-Anne Pinnock revealed the reason she chooses to wear her hair natural. The singer posted a selfie on Instagram featuring her hair texture with the caption: "My niece of 7 years once came to me and said she didn't like her Afro and wanted to look like the other girls in her class and it broke my heart that she didn't con...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Perrie Edwards, Beauty News, Beauty Trends, Leigh Anne Pinnock, Little Mix, Pinnock, Celebrity Beauty Instagram


How My Crochet Braids Shaped My Identity and Helped Me Find My Confidence

My hair and I have a complicated relationship. Growing up, I never gave my hair the self-care it needed. I would tie it up into a ponytail, get relaxers on a daily basis, and refuse to use any product other than shampoo and conditioner (which also contained high levels of sulfate - a huge no-no for curls). Point blank, my hair was damaged and thick, and I didn't take the time to learn how to maintain my natural type 3C hair. The only time I experimented with my hair and gave it an ounce of care...
Tags: Instagram, Africa, Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Beauty Essay, Summer Beauty


Halsey Shut Down the Haters About Her Natural Hair With 1 Photo

A post shared by halsey (@iamhalsey) on Aug 10, 2018 at 4:17pm PDT Over the weekend, Halsey posted a sexy Instagram selfie showing off three things: a shoulder tattoo, her robe, and her natural hair. Despite the other parts of the photo that were almost too hot to handle, some fans were very focused on the latter part of the post, accusing the singer of faking her natural hair texture and of cultural appropriation. People on the social media platform were quick to come to Halsey's de...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Halsey, Beauty News, Celebrity Hair, Celebrity Beauty Instagram


Halsey Has Some Choice Words For Haters Shaming Her Natural Hair

A post shared by halsey (@iamhalsey) on Aug 10, 2018 at 4:17pm PDT Over the weekend, Halsey posted a sexy Instagram selfie showing off three things: a shoulder tattoo, her robe, and her natural hair. Despite the other parts of the photo that were almost too hot to handle, some fans were very focused on the latter part of the post, accusing the singer of faking her natural hair texture and of cultural appropriation. People on the social media platform were quick to come to Halsey's de...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Halsey, Beauty News, Celebrity Hair, Celebrity Beauty Instagram


Lupita Nyong'o Speaks Out on Black Hair Being "Shunned" Throughout History

Lupita Nyong'o has nothing but love for her natural hair, and she wants to empower other black women to feel the same way. In , the 35-year-old Black Panther actress explained her hair "historically, has been shunned" and today people still make assumptions about it and how it affects her career. "Natural, African, kinky hair - it's often been painted as uncivilized or wild," Nyong'o said. Even as one of the most powerful actresses in Hollywood, she's no stranger to this prejudice in the indu...
Tags: Hollywood, Beauty, Kenya, Calvin Klein, Natural Hair, Lupita Nyong'o, Eartha Kitt, Lupita Nyong, Nyong, Katharine Hepburn, Grazia, Beauty Diversity


#IndieBrandLove — Gwen Jimmere of Naturalicious on Success, Sally Beauty and More!

One of the coolest things about being an OG in the natural hair and beauty space, is that I’ve had the opportunity to truly watch the space evolve. I’ve seen brands come and go, expand and shrink. I love watching the movers and shakers who approach this industry wisely.  There are so many aspiring entrepreneurs... Read More The post #IndieBrandLove — Gwen Jimmere of Naturalicious on Success, Sally Beauty and More! appeared first on Afrobella.
Tags: Interviews, Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Issues, Black Hair, Natural Hair Products, NATURALICIOUS, Beauty Business, Sally Beauty, Gwen Jimmere, Indie Brand Love, IndieBrandLove, Black Owned Business


Why Octavia Spencer's New Netflix Show Is So Important For Black Women in Beauty

It is the year 1906. Ladies' Home Journal is the most-read women's magazine in the country. The president calls political journalists "muckrakers" instead of "fake news." Ford is quickly replacing horses as the best means of transportation. And while racial tensions are running rampant, that hasn't stopped black female entrepreneur Sarah Breedlove - who would later change her name to Madam C.J. Walker - from selling thousands of natural hair products door to door. It was unheard of at the time...
Tags: America, Netflix, Beauty, Ford, Hair, Lebron James, Natural Hair, Sephora, Octavia Spencer, Qvc, Walker, Ladies Home Journal, Celebrity Hair, Sarah Breedlove, Madam C J Walker, Temple Salve Tetter Salve Vegetable Shampoo


The Best Reviewed Natural Hair Products on Amazon

Before the retail stores sunk their teeth into the natural hair marketplace, online was the place to get your hair product needs. Back then, the most popular products were for sale via their own websites. Now, they’re all curated and displayed in Amazon’s Textures and Hues store. I love what they’ve done – the section... Read More The post The Best Reviewed Natural Hair Products on Amazon appeared first on Afrobella.
Tags: Amazon, Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Hair Products


The US Navy's New Policy on Natural Hair Is a Long Overdue “Step Forward”

Contrary to its past policy, the US Navy has announced that black women in service can now wear their natural hair , AP News reported. More specifically, it was revealed during a public all-hands broadcast on Facebook that servicewomen are now able to wear locs, various twists, and ponytails, as well as wider buns, to work. This comes after years of requests from women prompting the Navy to adjust its strict guidelines, which restricted the available options women of color could wear, to b...
Tags: Facebook, Navy, Beauty, Natural Hair, US Navy, Jess Cameron, Beauty News, AP News, Tamatha Schulmerich


Beyoncé Debuts Her Natural Hair on Instagram, and We're Obsessed

Update: Beyoncé's natural hair has been a topic of discussion since last year, and now her hairstylist Neal Farinah has reignited the buzz surrounding Queen Bey's hair. This time, Farinah shared an image of her blond curls while backstage during her On The Run II tour. The caption, "SAY WHAT. NATURAL CURLY HAIR OTRII ROME," prompted even more debate on whether or not the singer's hair was naturally hers or a wig. Look ahead to see her natural style for yourself. This story was originally posted...
Tags: Beyonce, Instagram, Colin Kaepernick, Rome, Beauty, Hair, Muhammad Ali, Queen Bey, Natural Hair, Beyonce Knowles, Bey, Neal Farinah, Farinah


The Black Girl's Braid Dictionary, From Box Braids to Marley Twists

Ever since I was a little girl, Summer was the time my mother would braid my hair. The styles took hours to create, and, of course, I never quite cooperated (which earned me several hand slaps with the comb). However the intricate cornrows would keep my hair untangled through weeks of swimming and day camp. But Summer braids aren't just reserved for little girls (nor are they reserved for Summer!). Many of my friends are still making appointments to get plaits before a big vacation or to take a ...
Tags: Beyonce, Beauty, Hair, Solange Knowles, Marley, Natural Hair, Zendaya, Black Women, Braids, Beauty Diversity, Summer Beauty, Real Girls


The Biggest Hair Transformations of the 2018 BET Awards

Considering how BET Awards of yore have blessed audiences with Kelly Rowland's auburn highlights back in 2001 and Nicki Minaj's neon orange wig in 2010, it's safe to say you can expect the celebs attending to serve some killer hair looks. The dress code falls somewhere between the Oscars and the Grammys - so you know every style will be fun and celebrate all the black girl magic. And the 2018 ceremony did not disappoint. There was Jamie Foxx hosting, Janelle Monáe performing, and countless prot...
Tags: Nicki Minaj, Summer, Beauty, Hair, Jamie Foxx, Natural Hair, Janelle Monae, Celebrity Hairstyles, Kelly Rowland, BET Awards, Celebrity Hair



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