3 Ways To Curl Natural Hair With Absolutely No Heat

3 Ways To Curl Natural Hair With Absolutely No Heat

For those with natural hair, hot tools are like an ex — you broke up for a reason, but every once in a while you get the urge to go back for more. Well, the next time you get the desire to pull out the blowdryer or flat iron, remember that too much heat can…
27 Protective Styles To Try If You’re Transitioning To Natural Hair

27 Protective Styles To Try If You’re Transitioning To Natural Hair

When I decided to transition my hair from relaxed to natural over the course of a year or so, I naively thought I could continue my usual lazy-girl routine — which basically consisted of going to the hairdresser and having someone else deal with my head. But, as more and more new growth began to…
Everything You Need To Know Before Booking A Blowout For Natural Hair

Everything You Need To Know Before Booking A Blowout For Natural Hair

If you're looking to straighten curly hair, the main thing to note is that a blowout and silk press are sisters — not twins. Often, customers mistake one for the other. "A blowout and silk press go through similar steps, but the results are different," Koni Bennet, hairstylist and owner of Vanity Salon, tells Refinery29.…
Your Guide To The Best New York City Salons For Natural Hair & Curls

Your Guide To The Best New York City Salons For Natural Hair & Curls

Not all salons and stylists are hip to handling textured strands. Different types of curls require different care and — if done wrong — your salon experience (and your hairstyle) can deteriorate into a nightmare. Finding that person to give you a seasonal trim, a new fall hair color, or just a bomb twist out…
Why Red Is The Easiest Color To Rock If Your Hair Is Natural

Why Red Is The Easiest Color To Rock If Your Hair Is Natural

Monica, licensed cosmetologist and creator of MoKnowsHair, has rocked various shades of red — from burgundy to brick. "My signature red color is Ion Demi-Permanent 6RV processed with Ion 10 volume developer," she tells us. In other words, she achieves her trademark color at home without bleaching her IG-famous curls. Her current shade is a…
28 Styles You Need To Learn If You’re Transitioning To Natural Hair

28 Styles You Need To Learn If You’re Transitioning To Natural Hair

Goddess Braid Transitioning phase: nine months to one year in Some women worry that natural hair is "not work-appropriate." We think that's a load of BS, but if your coworkers aren't as enlightened as you, this wraparound braid is an elegant and finished 'do that will work in any office environment. "After this style, you…
3 Victoria’s Secret Models Break Down Their Natural Hair Routines

3 Victoria’s Secret Models Break Down Their Natural Hair Routines

Backstage at the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, models are curled, oiled, and tszujed by the top industry pros. And while in years past the hairstyle has been all about long, flowing waves, recently VS has embraced natural and curly hair types on the catwalk. This year there will be several models walking with their…
9 Halloween Costumes That You Can Wear With Your Natural Hair

9 Halloween Costumes That You Can Wear With Your Natural Hair

Some Halloween costumes require months of planning and lots of cash to pull off. Others are as simple as following the right makeup tutorial or popping on a wig. But you don't have to shell out cash on an a cheap Party City hairpiece or an expensive, lace-front wig for your costume. You can rock…
11 Gorgeous Bridal Styles To Try If You Have Natural Hair

11 Gorgeous Bridal Styles To Try If You Have Natural Hair

So bae popped the question, and it’s time to start planning your wedding. Congrats! Your to-do list might be packed with purchasing your dream dress, securing your venue, testing out cake flavors. But brainstorming your beauty look is, hands down, one of the most fun parts of getting married, especially if you have natural hair.…
How 8 Women Learned To Love Their Natural Hair In College

How 8 Women Learned To Love Their Natural Hair In College

Sara Charles, 27College: The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA "I went to a predominately white college in a predominately white town, so it was extremely hard to find a hairdresser who I could trust with my hair. There weren't many options in regards to products to try either. At the time the ethnic hair-care…

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