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Want to Learn How to Install Your Own Passion Twists? These 3 Tutorials Make It Easy

Now that we've officially been social distancing for a few weeks now, it's safe to say that it's going to be a while before many of us are able to make hair appointments again. If you have natural hair, chances are you're already used to following an extensive at-home hair routine, but the one area you probably enlist a little help is with a protective style like braids or twists (especially in the spring and summer months). Convenient as they are, box braids and twists styles - specifically pas...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Women Of Color, Natural Hair, Black Women, Braids, Beauty Trends, Staying Home


14 Photos That Show Why Passion Twists Should Be Your Next Post-Social-Distancing Style

Spending more time inside is good for a multitude of reasons. For example, not having any plans for the next few weeks might mean that you can give yourself a lot more time to focus on your self-care needs or finally formulating a regular skin-care routine. It's also a really good time to nurse your hair and focus on maintaining its health, whether that's committing to a weekly cowash and deep-conditioning treatment or throwing it up in a protective style to make sure you're keeping manipulation...
Tags: Instagram, Beauty, Miami, Hair, Marley, Natural Hair, Beauty Trends, Kailyn Rogers


Need to Learn How to Cornrow Your Own Hair? Check Out These 5 Easy Tutorials

Sometimes I wish people knew how hard it is to be someone who's not blessed with the ability to braid or cornrow. It's disheartening, really, although it's something I can usually deal with since, when I choose to wear my hair in protective styles, I'm normally able to pay for someone else to do it. But every now and again, when I'm crunched for time or money, this issue finds a way to re-present itself. Like right now, with most people staying home as much as possible, it seems like a convenien...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Women Of Color, Natural Hair, Black Women


5 Cornrows Tutorials That'll Help Anyone Who Wasn't Born With the Braiding Gene

Sometimes I wish people knew how hard it is to be someone who's not blessed with the ability to braid or cornrow. It's disheartening, really, although it's something I can usually deal with since, when I choose to wear my hair in protective styles, I'm normally able to pay for someone else to do it. But every now and again, when I'm crunched for time or money, this issue finds a way to present itself again. Like right now, with most people staying home as much as possible, it seems like a conven...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Women Of Color, Natural Hair, Black Women


These At-Home Box Braid Tutorials Will Help You Master the Protective Style in No Time

Protective style season will be here before we know it, and there's no look in the spring and summer months that's more fitting for the season than box braids. Convenient and easy to maintain, box braids are a go-to style for many for a multitude of reasons. Not only do they encourage growth by keeping the manipulation of your natural hair at a minimum, but as a bonus, they're also good for helping you shave several minutes off of your getting-ready routine. With that said, since most people are...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Women Of Color, Natural Hair, Black Women, Braids


Want to Master Box Braids at Home? These 4 Tutorials Are Here to Help

Protective style season will be here before we know it, and there's no look in the spring and summer months that's more fitting for the season than box braids. Convenient and easy to maintain, box braids are a go-to style for many for a multitude of reasons. Not only do they encourage growth by keeping the manipulation of your natural hair at a minimum, but as a bonus, they're also good for helping you shave several minutes off of your getting-ready routine. With that said, since most people are...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Women Of Color, Natural Hair, Black Women, Braids


7 Hair-Growth-Stimulating Products That'll Bring Some Life to Thinning Edges

I love a protective style just as much as the next person. Varieties like box braids, twists, and weaves are convenient, easy to take care of, and allow me to take a few weeks off from manipulating and putting stress on my own hair - not to mention that they also promote hair growth. Years ago, I learned the hard way that while these style allow your natural hair to grow out stronger and healthier, in the process your hairline teeters on the verge of disappearing. Unfortunately, thinning edges a...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Hair Loss, Hair Products, Beauty Shopping


7 Hair-Growth Products That Can Keep Your Edges Looking Nice and Healthy

I love a protective style just as much as the next person. Varieties like box braids, twists, and weaves are convenient, easy to take care of, and allow me to take a few weeks off from manipulating and putting stress on my own hair - not to mention that they also promote hair growth. Years ago, I learned the hard way that while these style allow your natural hair to grow out stronger and healthier, in the process your hairline teeters on the verge of disappearing. Unfortunately, thinning edges a...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Hair Loss, Hair Products, Beauty Shopping


Need a New Protective Style to Wear This Spring? Try Havana Twists

Have you added Havana twists to your list of spring hair inspiration yet? Because if you haven't already, you probably should. If you're unfamiliar with the protective style, Havana twists are similar to Marley twists, except they have a slightly different look and feel, not to mention that both styles use a different type of braiding hair. (Marley twists normally use a really kinky braiding hair that can often be bought for around $5 a pack at a beauty supply store, while Havana twists use Hava...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Marley, Natural Hair, Havana, Braids, Beauty Trends


Here's How You Should Care For Your Hair If It's 2 Different Textures

Having textured hair is a journey all on its own, but it's a completely different ball game if you're a person whose hair is multitextured. What is that, exactly? Multitextured hair is just hair that isn't all one curl pattern, so instead of having just curly hair, you might have wavy curls at the front of your head with a tighter pattern in the back. Complex as it sounds, it's actually pretty common, and even though caring for multiple textures sounds like it'd be a bit frustrating, there's a ...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Black Women, Eaddy, Whitney Eaddy, POPSUGAR Co


9 Olive-Oil-Infused Products That'll Keep Your Hair Moisturized For Days

The olive oil sitting in your pantry has a lot of different benefits, and they're not all related to making your pasta taste good. In the same way that you'd use olive oil to cook some of your favorite dishes, you can also add it to your haircare regimen in a multitude of ways. Olive oil is a moisturizing agent - not to be confused with a sealant - that can be used to hydrate your hair whenever it's in need of a little more love. Moisturizing oils are exactly what they sound like: they're oils t...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Hair Products, Beauty Shopping


7 Hair Products That'll Give You the Best Wash and Go of Your Life

No one said perfecting a wash and go was easy, but boy, is it a satisfying feeling once you do. The thing about wash and gos is that, while they're one of the most popular styling methods in the natural-hair community, they can sometimes be a little tricky to pull off. That's because, contrary to what the name suggests, there's a lot more to it than just . . . well, washing and going. For most of us, wearing a wash and go doesn't mean submerging your hair in water and wearing your freshly washe...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Hair Care, Hair Products, Hair Care Products, Beauty Shopping


Yarn Is the Box Braid Accessory You Didn't Know You Needed, and We Have the Pics to Prove It

I'll admit that anytime I'm on the lookout for a cool hair accessory, yarn has never been the first thing that comes to mind - but a few looks at yarn braid hairstyles on social media may have caused me to reconsider that. In case you've never heard of them, yarn braids are just like any other kind of box braids, except that they're created with - you guessed it - yarn that's weaved into the hair. To get the look, you can pick up the yarn from any crafts store in any color you desire - pink, red...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Women Of Color, Natural Hair, Black Women, Braids, Beauty Trends


7 Natural Hairstyles You Can Easily Re-Create at Home

When planning this tutorial for natural hairstyles, we knew we had to recruit the hair mavens at Mane Addicts to help us find the master in natural styling - and they delivered. Celebrity hairstylist Cesar Ramirez glams up performers like Ciara, Jennifer Hudson, and Kelly Rowland, and when we tasked him with creating seven easy DIY natural hair looks - one for every day of the week - he nailed it. Many times, you see an expert tutorial where the looks are great, but they're impossible to do alo...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Mercedes, Natural Hair, Natural Beauty, Ramirez, Kelly Rowland, Cesar Ramirez, Hair Tutorials, Beauty How To, Beauty Video, Beauty Junkie, Ciara Jennifer Hudson, Grasie Mercedes, Mizani Supreme Oil, Beginner Beauty


Here's Proof That Marley Twists Are the Perfect Protective Style For Summer

As Summer inches closer, it's time to think about new hairstyles. The warmer months of the year are the perfect time to experiment with different styles, whether they be cuts, colors, or protective styles, and lots of people like to use this time to sport all kinds of braided hairstyles, including Marley twists. If you've never heard of them, Marley twists are a popular, low-maintenance hairstyle named after late reggae musician Bob Marley. You can usually spot the difference between these and o...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Marley, Bob Marley, Women Of Color, Natural Hair, Beauty Trends


Curious About Madam CJ Walker’s Hair Products After Watching the Show? We Tried Them Out

Madam CJ Walker was a pioneer who created groundbreaking haircare products long before we became devotees of other popular brands that specifically cater to textured hair. The legendary business woman is the subject of Netflix's all-new limited series, Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker, which follows her life as she started her own beauty company from the ground up. Walker's products were pretty life-changing during her time, and luckily for all of us, they live on today. MCJ...
Tags: TV, Netflix, Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Sephora, Walker, Hair Products, Hair Care Products, Beauty Shopping, Madam CJ Walker


11 Photos That'll Make You Want to Jump on the Faux Dreadlocks Bandwagon Immediately

Protective styles come in lots of different forms, but not too many styles give me heart eyes quite like faux dreadlocks. Ever since Zendaya wore them on the Oscars red carpet back in 2015, they've pretty much been everywhere - and that's not surprising, considering they're basically the ultimate cool girl hairstyle. In case you were wondering, faux dreadlocks are a protective hairstyle that lots of people wear as an alternative to box braids. They allow you to wear locs without actually having ...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Women Of Color, Natural Hair, Zendaya, Black Women, Braids, Beauty Trends


Don't Know the Difference Between Protein Treatments and Deep Conditioners? Read This

When it comes to maintaining and hydrating your hair, you're likely often advised that the main products you should be regularly using are protein treatments and deep conditioners. For anyone who doesn't know, these are products - mask treatments, if you will - that you can put on your hair every once in a while when you need a protein or moisture boost. But the most important thing to know about these products (especially if you're someone who doesn't have experience using them very often) is t...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Hair Care Products, Beauty Shopping, Curly Hair


Here's a List of States That Have Passed Anti-Discrimination Hair Laws So Far

It's been almost two months since the story of Texas high school student DeAndre Arnold made headlines and took over all of our social media feeds. Arnold, a former student at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, TX, went viral in January after a change in his school's dress code policy required he cut his dreadlocks in order to graduate with his class. The 17-year-old didn't cut his dreadlocks; instead, he withdrew from the school, though after receiving an outpouring of support from cele...
Tags: Texas, Gabrielle Union, NFL, Beauty, Hair, Women Of Color, Natural Hair, Arnold, DeAndre Hopkins, Matthew A Cherry, DeAndre Arnold, Beauty News, Barbers Hill High School, Mont Belvieu TX


18 Clean Curly-Hair Products That’ll Keep Your Coils in Shape - Minus All the Bad Stuff

Amping up your beauty routine with clean products can be a bit of a difficult undertaking, especially when it comes to hair care. But that doesn't have to be the case, at least not for everyone. Believe it or not, the popularity of clean curly-hair products - not to be confused with organic curly-hair products - is on the rise, and there are tons of products on the market that are free of controversial ingredients deemed potentially harmful. The actual definition of clean beauty depends on who y...
Tags: Shopping, Beauty, Natural Hair, Sephora, Beauty Products, Beauty Shopping


The Best Products For Natural Hair, According to a Pro

When it comes to hair care, I consider myself a person who's still in the process of, uh, figuring it all out. I love coming across new (and old) products that might be helpful in terms of nourishing my curls, and I'm not ashamed to admit that I've added many a product to my collection with the help of a few YouTube videos and some personal recommendations from experts. Still, there's nothing like stumbling upon a formula that's not only been personally recommended by a pro but is also one that ...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Black Women, Hair Care Products, Beauty Shopping, Nafessa Williams, Annagjid Kee Taylor, Tiffany Haddish Keke Palmer Tika Sumpter


From Frohawks to Braided Buns, Let These Natural-Hair Updos Inspire Your Next Hairstyle

I've said it before and I'll say it again: the beauty of natural hair lies in its versatility and the fact that a lot of naturals can achieve just about any style they desire. For example, I love a big hair moment just as much as the next person, but there are still times - i.e. when the temperature rises or when we're just looking to protect our ends without committing to a braided protective style for a few weeks - when you can't go wrong with throwing your hair into an updo. Natural updos are...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Women Of Color, Natural Hair, Black Women, Beauty Trends


This Director Shouted Out the Crown Act After His Short About Natural Hair Won an Oscar

#Oscars Moment: Hair Love wins Best Animated Short Film! pic.twitter.com/LjInB0ejmy- The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 10, 2020 On Sunday night, director Matthew A. Cherry took home the Oscar for best animated short for his film, Hair Love, and his acceptance speech was just as important as the short itself. Hair Love tells the story of a young black father learning how to do his daughter's hair, and Cherry made it as an effort to normalize black hair on TV, in film, and given his special ...
Tags: Texas, California, Beauty, Oscars, Hair, Natural Hair, Arnold, Cherry, Matthew A Cherry, DeAndre Arnold, Beauty News, Award Season, Hair Love


The High School Senior Who Got Suspended For His Hair Just Made His Oscars Debut

The last month has been a pretty big one for Texas high school student Deandre Arnold. The teenager made headlines everywhere in recent weeks after his story about having to withdraw from school because of his dreadlocks went viral, but now his story is getting a seemingly happier ending. After receiving an outpouring of support from celebrities like Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade on social media, Arnold made an appearance at the Academy Awards on Sunday night as the special guest of filmmaker ...
Tags: Texas, Gabrielle Union, Beauty, Oscars, Natural Hair, Arnold, Matthew, Red Carpet, Dwyane Wade, DeAndre Arnold, Award Season, Cherry Cherry


DevaCurl Has Responded to Claims That Its Products Are Responsible For Hair Loss

Curly haircare brand DevaCurl is currently under investigation following allegations from customers and influencers claiming that its products have caused hair loss and damage. Users on social media began voicing concerns over the safety of the brand's products - which range from its popular No-Poo Original Shampoo to its Leave-In Decadence Leave-In Conditioner - after a beauty influencer named Ayesha Malik posted a video to her YouTube channel titled "Why I Stopped Using DevaCurl." (Malik is...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Hair Care, Malik, SMH, Beauty News, Popsugar, DevaCurl, Ayesha Malik, DevaCurl Malik, Malik Been


In Better News, the Student Suspended For His Dreadlocks Is Headed to the Oscars

Since Deandre Arnold’s school didnt want to let him walk at his graduation because of his hair we figured that he should walk with us on the red carpet at the #Oscars as our special guest. Thank you @itsgabrielleu @DwyaneWade & @Dove for their help. pic.twitter.com/RD8cv0iL8G- Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) January 31, 2020 Update: In the sweetest turn of events, Deandre Arnold - the student at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, TX, who was suspended from school for refusing to ...
Tags: Gabrielle Union, California, New York City, Nbc News, NFL, Beauty, Louisiana, Natural Hair, Arnold, Matthew A Cherry, DeAndre Arnold, Beauty News, Mont Belvieu, Better News, Gabrielle Union Dwyane Wade, Barbers Hill Independent School District


Get Ready, Because These Are the Natural Hairstyles You'll See Everywhere in 2020

You may or may not have followed through on your commitment to hit the gym or drink more water this year, but at least you're still here scrolling through yet another list of 2020 trend predictions. This time we're digging into all the styles we see being huge trends in the natural hair community. The beauty of natural hair is that it's extremely versatile, and there's really no limit to all the ways you can let your curls shine. Styles like twist outs and wash and gos, while popular, aren't the...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Beauty Trends, Hair Trends, Best of 2020


Here's How to Properly Wash Your Hair When It's in a Protective Style

One of the many benefits of spending a few weeks wearing box braids or any other protective style is knowing that you get to take a bit of time off from manipulating your natural hair for a change. Your getting-ready routine gets slightly shorter, your hair is essentially being shielded from breakage and possible heat damage, and most importantly, you get to switch up your look. But low maintenance doesn't mean "no maintenance," and since your hair and scalp can still suffer from product buildup...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Beauty Trends


Imagine If Your Hair Determined If You Could Walk at Graduation

Imagine if how you wore your hair determined whether or not you could walk with your classmates at your graduation. That as a high-school student - in 2020, nonetheless - you'd be forced to face the impossible decision of either getting rid of a hairstyle you've felt proud of for years or not being able to celebrate a milestone with your peers. That's exactly what's happening to DeAndre Arnold, a senior at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, TX, who's spent the last week speaking out ab...
Tags: Gabrielle Union, California, New York City, Nbc News, NFL, Beauty, Louisiana, Natural Hair, Arnold, DeAndre Arnold, Beauty News, Mont Belvieu, Barbers Hill Independent School District, Sandy Arnold, Barbers Hill High School, DeAndre Hopkins Barbers Hill


Should You Be Rinsing Your Hair With Apple Cider Vinegar? (For Most, the Answer Is Yes)

As someone who can only wash her hair once a week, I know all too well that sometimes I need a little more than shampoo to get rid of the grease and product buildup on my scalp. To add to that, my hair also has a bit of a dryness problem thanks to my highly porous strands that sometimes make it impossible for moisture to retain itself. Thankfully, I've spent the past few months listening to my hair needs and trying to figure out what kinds of products it benefits from the most, one of which is ...
Tags: Apple, Shopping, Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Cantu, Beauty Shopping, Beauty Trends, Apple Cider Vinegar, Eaddy, Whitney Eaddy



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