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Natural Hair

We're here to help you in your good-hair journey—whatever that means to you. Want tips on how to transition to natural hair? We got you. What about the best curling iron that’s actually worth your money? We asked the pros to share their favorites. Whatever hair concern you have (or even if you’re just looking for some color/cut inspiration), you’ve come to the right place.
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The Hustle: Meet the Lawyer Redefining Natural Haircare

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Meet Jamyla Bennu, the Beauty Founder Prioritizing Natural Hair Health for 19 Years

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How to Use Curl Cream, Edge Control, and Other Natural Hair Styling Products

Michaela Angela Davis
Michaela Angela Davis' Series "Hair Tales" Celebrates the Power of Black Hair

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How the Early Natural Hair Movement Changed the Beauty World as We Know It

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How to Condition Natural Hair for Your Healthiest Strands Ever

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Bonnets are Both Stylish and Functional—Here's the Backstory

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This Matrix Innovation is a Damage-Free Way to Color Curls

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Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About The Origin of Laying Baby Hairs
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3 Wash Day Lessons I Learned From a Celebrity Stylist

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10 Natural Hair Kits to Pack On Your Upcoming Vacation

Natural hair influencer Berlecia Charlemagne
5 Black TikTok Influencers Share Their Summer Hair Routine

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Embracing Shrinkage Taught Me About Self-Love and the Black Hair Experience

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Type 3B Hair: What It Is and How to Care for It

Kerry Washington with coily hair.
Type 4A Hair: What It Is and How to Care for It

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Everything You Need to Know About Achieving The Perfect Wash and Go

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Here's How to Support Your Child's Natural Hair Journey

Founders of Ruka Hair Tendai Moyo (27) and Ugo Agbai (25)
This Black-Owned Extension Brand Wants to Become the Apple of Hair Care

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The History Of Wigs Is Rooted In Culture, Expression, and Identity

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Felicia Leatherwood's Hair Tools Are Designed To Make Wash Day Easy

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The Durag and Bonnet: A Duo Modernizing Love for Black Hair

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Four Women on How Pregnancy Changed Their Natural Hair

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Meet The Doux, The Hip-Hop Infused Hair Care Line Bringing Joy to Wash Day

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The History Of Bantu Knots Is Important To Know

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African Culture Was at the Core of Beauty Looks From The Harder They Fall

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The Controversial History of the Hair Typing System
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How to Protect Your Curls Against Heat This Silk-Press Season

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101 Black Women Share Their Powerful Natural Hair Stories in This New Book

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Here’s How I Repaired My Heat-Damaged Curls At Home

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Ten Important Lessons I Learned On My Natural Hair Journey

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It's Time to Learn the History Behind The Silk Press

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Sunday ll Sunday Is The Key To Reviving My Curls Between Workouts

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10 Black Women Share Real-Life Stories to Inspire Your Natural Hair Journey

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The Beautiful, Black History of Cornrows

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24 Bantu Knot Hairstyles That Are Seriously Inspiring

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These Are the 3 Best Essential Oils for Curly Hair

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How to Trim Natural Hair at Home Like a Professional Stylist

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Mielle Organics Is a Must-Know Brand for Anyone With Coils

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5 Dads Share How Styling Their Children's Hair Has Strengthened Their Bond

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Satin vs. Silk Pillowcases for Hair: What's the Difference?

Waeve Wigs
Waeve Is Making Wig Shopping Easier and More Enjoyable for Black Women

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12 Loc'd Hairstyles That Are Jaw-Droppingly Gorgeous

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How to Repair Your Natural Curl Pattern After Damaging Your Hair

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18 Stunning Examples of Black Women with Fades

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What Happened When I Grew My Hair Out Without the Help of a Professional Stylist

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Beeswax for Hair: Benefits and How to Use It

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23 Stunning Examples of Mohawks on Natural Hair

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17 Beautiful Braided Hairstyles for Natural and Relaxed Hair

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Everything You Need to Know About the Tapered TWA

Melanin Haircare
I Tried Melanin Haircare on My Curls and It's a Game-Changer

Natural Hair Influencer
20 Natural Hair Influencers Using Their Platform to Make a Statement

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How Salon Owners Can Create More Natural Hair Salons

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Everything You Need to Know About The Crown Act

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Jheri Curls Are Making a Comeback

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If You're Extremely Active With Textured Hair, These 9 Products Are Absolutely Essential

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I Tried Melanin Hair Care's Popular Twist-Elongating Cream—Here Are My Honest Thoughts

Curly Girl Method
These 13 Products Are Curly Girl Method-Approved

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Looking to DIY Your Locs? Here's Where to Start

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People Are Using Monistat (Yes, Monistat) for Hair Loss—Are They Onto Something?

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I Bleached My Natural Hair to a "Honey Blonde" Shade at Home—Here's How

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Dear Drugstores—Please Stop Segregating Your Haircare Products

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I Faced Unexpected Pressures Within the Natural Hair Community—Here's What I Learned

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This 6-Week Virtual Curl Camp Offers a Personalized, Intimate Hair Education

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How to Care for Natural Hair Before and After a Coloring Service