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  • Black Hair History

    In honor of Women’s Day, we remember those who helped us embrace our natural hair and beauty from long ago to present day!

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  • Tips For Maximizing Your Tax Refund (Part 1)

    Those W-2s are rolling in! Which of course means refunds are coming soon. It’s your money and I KNOW YOU ARE GLAD ABOUT IT! If you’re like me you start spending mon ey in your mind before you even get it. One of the bonuses of being #teamnatural is the savings, so I know you’ll […]

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  • Get Bad and Bougiee and on Natural Hair Budget

    When it comes to caring for your hair, it’s only natural to want to use the best products possible. However, the best products don’t need to be expensive. In fact, there are several ways to get the healthy hair you’ve always wanted regardless of your financial circumstances. One way to stay within your budget is […]

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  • 89th Academy Awards: Black Beauty Who Slayed The Red Carpet

      If no one else, our celebrities recognize that we look to their beauty and style to make the world brighter. When Justin Timberlake transitioned Bill Withers’ “A Lovely Day,” while dancing with the audience last night at the 2017 Academy Awards, it captured what we all wanted to feel. When black women slayed on […]

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  • Naturalista of the Day: Yara Shahidi’s

      There’s always going to be those willing to slay different than the rest of the crowd, even –or maybe I should say especially– for glamor occasions. Yara Shahidi showed us what style is at the People’s Choice Awards and continues to do so at every event she attends. Let’s take a look at our […]

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  • Naturalista of the Week: Maya Angelou

    Throughout history there have been African American pioneers who have been instrumental in shaping the black culture throughout the world. From civil rights to sports, these incredible people fought incredible odds. Each of them inspire us to search ourselves, find our strengths and through peace, embrace our heritage. One such person is Maya Angelou. Not […]

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  • How To Determine & Take Care of Your Scalp Type

    The scalp’s health is extremely important when it comes to growing healthy natural hair. While most blogs and posts focus on the ends of your hair, without proper scalp health it’s all for nothing. Hence we’ve decided to enlighten you on how to include your scalp in your hair care routine. Firstly, here’s something simple […]

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  • 1,2,3 Easy: Naturalista Guide to a Curl Popping Wash N Go

    We all know that the term wash n go is a misnomer. There are usually quite a few steps after washing your hair before you’re able to go out the door. More than that, the results are sometimes unpredictable, so many curlies dislike wash n gos, period. But we have found that sometimes it depends […]

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  • Top Tips for Working Out with Natural Hair

    Ever been there? Have you ever just started sweating on a hot, humid day? A workout is that times 10. (Well, maybe not that much, but you get the idea!). Heat-straightened curls aren’t the only type in danger from a hard workout like running, cycling and kick scooter. Any type of stretched style is going […]

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  • 5 Valentine’s Day Hair Ideas for Your Natural Hair

    As a curly girl, I remember browsing endless web pages and magazines to find the right hairstyle for my natural hair for the big V-Day. Something with style, class, and lots of sass, minus the puffiness, frizz, and other natural hair mishaps of course… After a few trial-and-error years, here are some of the best […]

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  • Mission: Impossible! Tackling Rogue Edge Nation

    A lot of us have edges that we think are impossible to deal with, for one reason or another. Maybe your edges bead up, are thinning at the temples, or are damaged and jagged. Oh no! Girl, where there’s a will, there’s a way. Make Your Own Style with Beading Edges Beading edges are not […]

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  • Stepping into 2017 with the Best Natural Hair Products

    A lot of people are glad to see 2016 go, but leaving negativity behind requires confidence. Looking good is simply one of the best ways to get a new boost. Whatever 2017 has, slay when you meet it. There’s a whole lot of products out there to help you do that, but the question is […]

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  • Life Hacks on Adding Moisture to Your Hair

    Dry hair is caused by several factors, which can be categorized into three: environment, habit, and health. While we can take precautions to prevent dry hair in some of these areas, avoiding it altogether is not always possible. To remedy dry hair, try a few of the CurlKit remedies listed below: 01. Ecru Acacia Protein […]

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  • Looking Back: Best Natural Hair Memes 2016

    I love a good meme, one that keeps you reflecting (or chuckling) for a while. As the natural hair community blossoms, the memes we make have become more targeted and show a peak level of sophistication. Not only are we making the trends, we’re starting the language that defines hair care perfection: cowash, braid out, […]

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  • Busting Up Miss Frizz (For Good)

    Before we get started let me add a disclaimer*. I have nothing against frizz. Frizz was, at one time, a very good friend of mine. Of course, that was before I knew what real friendship was, but that’s just the nature of frizz. She tires me out and makes my style look sloppy. However, when […]

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    Story of the Day: EEOC Fails Natural Hair in Dreadlock Case

    Honey, you know they aren’t going to hire you like that.   It doesn’t matter how many times we’ve heard it and how many generations have heard it, the saying just gets more wrong the more it’s repeated. If you’re job-hunting, nine times out of ten you know what “professional” looks like, whether you have […]

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