CAN WATER‐ONLY WASHING MAXIMIZE NATURAL HAIR GROWTH?

Since we last discussed Whitney (Naptural85), her theory has evolved from incorporating co‐washing to alternating between co‐washing and water‐only washing. (In case you missed the previous discussion, here it is: Does Constant Washing Make Natural Hair Grow Faster?.) What is water‐only washing? Water‐only washing is not a new concept, but it has become increasingly popular […]

Texture Hierarchy, Damage Denial and 4 Other Things the Natural Hair Community Should Leave

Happy New Year, everyone! Now that 2016 is in full swing, I think it’s time we had that conversation. You know, that conversation. Yup, that’s the one. That heart to heart I love to have with my fellow transitioners and naturalistas at the top of the new year, so that our kinks, coils, curls, community, […]

HOW I MAINTAIN BOMB NATURAL HAIR ON A LAZY REGIMEN: PORTIA

There is a common misconception that in order to have beautiful natural hair, you have to do a lot. But the natural gurus on our writing staff know better than that. Over the next several days we will share how our writers maintain incredible natural hair on very simple and basic regimens. Next up is […]

CO‐WASHING INSTEAD OF SHAMPOOING, NO FLAT‐IRONING AND 3 OTHER NATURAL HAIR ‘RULES’ I’VE DITCHED

Ladies, how many times have you heard a new natural go down the list of natural hair don’ts like it’s the Bible? Now, how many of you were once that new natural? Don’t be embarrassed, I was once that natural too. I believed that everything I did to my hair while relaxed, was absolutely not […]