Breaking Natural News // U.S. Army Revises Restrictions on Hairstyles to Be More Inclusive of Natural-Haired African-American Women

The U.S. Army released its latest policy on hairstyles for women in uniform today. Priorly, hairstyles were strictly limited to a handful of styles, the majority of which were noninclusive of African-American women with natural hair. The concern then was … Continue reading

True Story: I Used a Bar of Soap to Wash My Hair

Nope, not a shampoo bar, actual soap. Don’t look so horrified. I used a glycerin-based soap bar. What’s the difference? Well, let me tell you… Let me preface this anecdote by stating that I had zero funds to allocate toward … Continue reading

Natural News // African-American Lawmakers Challenge New Army Regulations on Natural Hair

African-American lawmakers are urging the Army to reconsider their new regulations on hair styles, citing the rules as discriminatory toward soldiers with natural hair. Recently, the Army issued regulations against twists, afros, buns above a certain size, and locs while … Continue reading

The Kinky-Curly Rebellion

My hair seems to reject twists and braids after a few months. The twists-outs/braid-outs will be gorgeous for a while, but then one day I unravel them and my hair straight up stages a rebellion. Frizz runs rampant and, in … Continue reading

Protective Styling Challenge Update // Twisted Updo

Hey, friends! I feel like I’m pretty overdue for an update on the Protective Style Challenge I’m doing. If I haven’t mentioned it already, I became so frustrated with and determined to eliminate incomplete splits that I extended my challenge … Continue reading

Protective Styling Challenge II Update // Two-Tone Chunky Yarn Twists

I stumbled across a video for these while looking for a tutorial on yarn wraps and thought they looked superhero cute and easy so I said why not? I’ve been thinking about doing this ever since I first tried genie … Continue reading

The Protective Styling Challenge Begins Again!!!

It’s that time again! As you already know, my goal is length retention through healthy hair care and currently my hair is just touching MBL. I expect it will be a solid MBL by my 4 year natural anniversary in … Continue reading

Natural Box Braids

Don’t mind my busted earbuds. My retro headphones keep shorting out or breaking. I’ve done twists with my own hair a million times and I love them and get complimented on them frequently (people always think they’re locs when the … Continue reading