Natural Hair

Tutorial: Twist-Out on a Twist-Out

Natural Hair

If you’re anything like me when it comes to your hair (read: lazy), you want maximum results with minimal effort. Unfortunately, when it comes to natural hair, what you put in is often exactly what you get out: minimal effort, minimal results. But now that my hair is finally just long enough to do chunky twists, I’ve found a way around that. This is the first of [hopefully] many more tutorials in the “growing out a tapered cut” category. [Note: this style was designed for hair that is around the short/medium “awkward” length. My hair is about 6 inches long in the front, the longest part, and about 3.5 inches in the back.] Steps 1....

5 Ways to Fight the Patriarchy Using Only Natural Hair

Natural Hair

1. Finger Detangle Only (or not at all) The patriarchy is infamous for spreading the lie that black hair as it grows naturally out of our heads is “unkempt.” There seems to be this perception that just because some of us have kinkier hair types than others, it’s representative of the idea we just roll out of the bed everyday without doing anything to spruce up our ‘dos – or that our hair is simply naturally inferior. Not only is this offensive, it’s unequivocally untrue. Natural hair is just so magical that it can look good without touching a single tooth from a brush or comb. Want proof? Check out these...