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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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The LOC Method Is One of the Best Ways to Moisturize Your Hair - Here's What It Is

Figuring out your hair is a process, but one thing that'll never change is your hair's consistent need for moisture. There are a handful of ways you can go about making sure it is drinking up and retaining as much moisture as possible, though not all products are created equal. One process that's been long-favored in the natural hair community is the LOC method, a popular technique that's been proven to keep your curls looking healthy, bouncy, and defined for days at a time. If you're unfamilia...
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Thinking About Going Natural? Here Are the Haircare Terms You Should Know

Whether you've just recently decided to go natural or if you've long been wearing your hair in its unprocessed form, there's always so much to learn about having natural hair. Before you attempt to absorb all there is to know about caring for your curls, we're here to provide you with a few useful terms that'll likely be of service to you in the long run. This, of course, is in no way a guide to everything you've ever wanted to know about natural hair, but we'd say it's a great start. Ahead, y...
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12 Short Natural Hairstyles That Might Convince You to Do Another Big Chop

What if I told you that don't need to have natural hair that's flowing down your back to pull off a variety of chic hairstyles? The idea that bigger and longer hair is better hair is a huge misconception, and it's very possible to not find yourself stuck in a mundane hairstyling cycle when your hair hasn't yet grown past your shoulders. Whether you've just recently undergone the big chop or are just a little stuck on the best ways to style your short hair, you've come to the right place. Ahead,...
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Move Over, Rapunzel - Zendaya's Hair Was Extravagantly Long at the Critics' Choice Awards

Oh, haven't you heard? Zendaya is taking over as the new Rapunzel in town - at least, she is if her superlong braids at the Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday are any indication. The Euphoria star showed off her stunning box braids, which stretched well past her waist, while wearing a Power Ranger-pink Tom Ford chest plate - so consider her princess attire officially sorted. While walking the blue carpet, Zendaya flaunted the long hairstyle by doing a few twirls and impressive hair flips that mos...
Tags: Disney, Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Tom Ford, Zendaya, Red Carpet, Critics' Choice Awards, Lupita Nyong, Beauty News, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Hair, Award Season


How to Successfully Dye Afro Hair Blond or Brunette by Yourself at Home

Want to try a new hair color and save some money? Then a DIY dye job might be for you. While dyeing your Afro hair by yourself terrifies all hairstylists and most people, I've done all the damage to my hair already so you don't have to. But before you slather on a box dye or just any old bleach, heed some of my tips ahead. I've been dyeing my own hair for the past two years. I have naturally dark, 4a Afro hair that I've managed to lighten on different occasions to a light blond, dark blond, and...
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16 Photos of Twist-Out Hairstyles That Are So Perfect, It Isn't Even Fair

I have a love-hate relationship with twist-outs, a common natural-hair-styling method achieved by installing several twists throughout a head of damp natural hair and allowing them to set or dry for several hours. Ideally, the end result is a head full of defined curls that can be worn for a few days at a time - the key word here being ideally, since the style isn't always easy to nail. For some people, a common struggle with twist-outs is getting the desired curl definition, while others tend t...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Women Of Color, Natural Hair, Black Women, Beauty Trends, Summer Beauty


Jorja Smith Swears by This 1 Curly Hair Brand - Her Hairstylist Shares the Exclusive Details

Jorja Smith is the next great British vocalist. After her debut album Lost & Found became the top R&B album in the UK, the 22-year-old won the 2019 Brit Award for British female solo artist. Professional accolades aside, we're also in awe of her great style and her ever-evolving beauty looks. While Smith usually rocks box braids or a high ponytail, she recently shared a photo of her natural curls on Instagram - and we've got the exclusive details from her London-based hairstylist, Zateesha, on S...
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Embracing My Crown of Glory

She was sharing her first-time visitor experience at our church. “I remember seeing your hair,” she told me. “It was so warm and inviting, and so I followed your hair right into the church!” I smiled. Her recollection transported me back to the 1998 reflection in my mirror. There I stood, in front of the vanity, in my one bedroom apartment, deeply engaged in a weighty conversation about my hair. I was being encouraged and inspired to free my hair from the restraints of an enforced straight...
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The 9 Best Deep Conditioners For Afro, Curly, and Multitextured Hair

As the cold weather approaches, a good deep conditioner is worth its weight in gold. If you have Afro, kinky, curly, or multitextured hair, then you might already have an arsenal of moisture-rich products to protect against the Fall and Winter chill. While it's great to know the best products for your specific hair type, sometimes it can feel like our hair gets used to the same product cocktail. That's why we're using the change of season to switch up our usual conditioner and try something new....
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Gabrielle Union Showed Off Her Natural Curls, and She Really Is All That

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Gabrielle Union-Wade (@gabunion) on Oct 14, 2019 at 9:48am PDT Gabrielle Union's hair seems to change almost weekly, and her latest is one of our absolute favorites. In an Instagram post on Monday, Union shared a Boomerang video of herself showing off her naturally curly hair, marking her location as "My Happy Place." Paired with an open-front leather m...
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15 Celebrity-Approved Protective Hairstyles to Save Your Coils From the Cold

If you have kinky, coily, or multi-textured hair, you know that afro hair and frigid temperatures do not mix. Our curls crave moisture and sub-zero weather only dries out our delicate ringlets. That's why protective hairstyles are the best way to preserve your coils, while trying out a gorgeous new style in the process. Thanks to the natural hair movement, so many celebrities have been rocking their natural coils and becoming more experimental with their braids, locs, and twists. When it comes...
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I Tried Tracee Ellis Ross's Hair Products on My Kinky 4C Coils, and I'd Use Them All Again

I've been natural for a little over three years now and I have one golden rule: don't mess with what works. There are folks who like to call themselves product aficionados, and since I work in a space where I get lots of free beauty products, I can be a little greedy. But when it comes to my hair, I don't play games and I don't play fast and loose. I may rock a TWA hairstyle, but I'm not trying to make it any teenier by messing around with a trendy product that dries out my scalp or stresses ou...
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8 Protein Treatments That'll Give Your Natural Hair Some Extra Love

If you've noticed that your hair has been feeling extremely dry or damaged lately, or even if it's been a little more prone to breakage than usual, that's a sign that you might be due for a protein treatment. Protein treatments are exactly what they sound like: they're deep conditioners that use proteins (among other ingredients) to strengthen your hair, repair damage, and prevent breakage. Hair naturally contains a protein called keratin, which can break down with chemical processing, heat dam...
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Experts Weigh In on the Best Curly Hair Products For Summer

As much as we love Summer, the hot and humid temperatures can wreak havoc on curly hair - causing frizz, dryness, and even breakage. But, don't worry: there are methods and products that can help maintain bounce and health for your curls. We had POPSUGAR editors, as well as New York-based hairstylist Emely Miranda, weigh in on the best curly hair products for this Summer. "Moisture is key," Miranda said. "Using a weekly hair mask and more cream-based products will block out humidity, lock in mo...
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Experts Weigh In On the Best Curly Hair Products For Summer

As much as we love Summer, the hot and humid temperatures can wreak havoc on curly hair - causing frizz, dryness, and even breakage. But, don't worry: there are methods and products that can help maintain bounce and health for your curls. We had POPSUGAR editors, as well as New York-based hairstylist Emely Miranda, weigh in on the best curly hair products for this Summer. "Moisture is key," Miranda said. "Using a weekly hair mask and more cream-based products will block out humidity, lock in mo...
Tags: New York, Beauty, Hair, Miranda, Natural Hair, Beauty Products, Beauty Trends, Beauty Interview, Hairstyle, Curly Hair, Summer Beauty


We Can't Even Tell You What Ciara Is Wearing at the Met Gala Because OMG, Her HAIR

Ciara is never one to shy away from a statement red carpet moment. (In fact, she made waves at the Billboard Music Awards with her son, Future Zahir Wilburn, just last week.) But for this year's Met Gala, she truly went balls to the wall with a giant Afro reminiscent of Diana Ross circa her days in The Supremes. The 'fro towered over her head and made its way to halfway down her back, forming a gorgeously curly halo around her face and shoulders. The Afro was pinned back away from her face with ...
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Ciara Is Feeling "So Proud" of Her Hair Growth After It Was Damaged by Relaxer in Her Youth

Ciara is proud of her hair growth. After sharing a few photos of herself with waist-length pigtails, the singer later took her extensions out to show her natural hair in an intimate video. "I just took my hair down from my two pigtails, and I'm so proud because my hair is growing," she said. In the caption, Ciara explained she had received a relaxer treatment in her youth, and unfortunately the chemical straightener damaged her hair and caused it to fall out. "I was devastated," she w...
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Knotless Box Braids Are All Over Instagram - Here's What They Are

Every few months or so, I can always count on a new hair or beauty trend to take over my Instagram feed for an indefinite period of time. At one point it was faux dreadlocks, then crochet braids, and now I haven't been able to scroll without seeing at least a handful of knotless box braids. As you might have guessed already, knotless box braids are another variation of box braids. The difference is that, unlike box braids, these don't include the small knot that sits at the root of the scalp bec...
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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...
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