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Natural Hair

We're here for every step of your natural hair journey—from galleries, how-tos and product recommendations to essays about the cultural context of going natural.

"PsychoHairapy" Merges Mental Health and Haircare—Here's Why It's Important

The actor Sasha Lane in profile, her dreadlocks piled into a chic ponytail
How to Wash Dreadlocks, According to Natural Hair Experts

Lupita Nyong'o on the red carpet with her natural curls in a voluminous updo hairstyle
Type 4C Hair: What It Is and How to Care for It

The actor Yara Shahidi with twisted out hair
Braid-Outs and Twist-Outs Are Similar Styles—With Some Key Differences

Naturally Drenched founder Jamila Powell laughs in a yellow dress inset on purple template
The Hustle: Meet the Lawyer Redefining Natural Haircare

Lupita Nyong'o wearing purple eyeshadow and frosted lips
Lupita Nyong'o Debuted a Joyful New Buzzcut on Instagram

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

Woman with soft, bouncy coily hair.
How to Condition Natural Hair for Your Healthiest Strands Ever

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

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33 Afro Hairstyles for 2022 That Embrace Your Natural Texture

What Can I Do About Braids That Are Too Tight? Hair Experts Explain

10 Genius Tips to Protect Natural Hair While Swimming

How to Determine Your Hair Porosity (And Care for It Accordingly)

How to Treat Dry Natural Hair: 7 Expert Tips

Halsey Posted a Picture of Her Natural Hair, and We Did a Double Take

Karlie Kloss Platinum
25 Examples of Platinum Blonde Hair That Actually Look Natural

Singer Wynter Gordan at the Mataano - Presentation - Spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Make Transitioning to Natural Hair Easier With These 16 Tips

Actress and singer Michaela Jae Rodriguez with 2C hair.
Type 2C 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

Real Women Share Their Kinky-Curly Hair Stories

Zendaya Coleman
34 Beautiful Bob Hairstyles for Black Women

Zendaya with curly hair.
Type 3B Hair: What It Is and How to Care for It

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30 Women of Color Share Their Most Personal Natural Hair Stories

9 Nourishing Natural Ingredients for Black Hair

natural afro hair tips: Gina Knight with straight afro wig
What is Heat Training for Black Hair?

4c hair
Decolonizing Afro-Textured Hair: 5 Affirmations to Boost Your Hair-Esteem

How to Care for Natural Hair: 10 Expert Tips
The actress Elle Fanning with straight, fine hair.
Type 1A Hair: What It Is and How to Care for It

byrdie editor olivia hancock
Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About The Origin of Laying Baby Hairs
Woman with natural locs
Everything You Need to Know About The Crown Act

The actor Simone Ashley with wavy, 2B hair
Type 2B Hair: What It Is and How to Care for It

Writer Danielle Cohen with her 1B hair hanging lose.
Type 1B Hair: What It Is and How to Care for It

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

A close up of the model Alanna Arrington with her naturally curly hair
Type 3A Hair: What It Is and How to Care for It

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The Best Transitioning Hairstyles for Black Hair

The actress Barbie Ferreira with wavy, type 2A hair
Type 2A Hair: What It Is and How to Care For It

The Right Way to Use Keratin Treatments on Black Hair

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22 Corporate Women Share What Wearing Their Natural Hair to Work Means

Yara Shahidi wears large wire glasses and her natural type 3C curly hair
Type 3C Hair: What It Is and How to Care for It

The actor Sienna Miller with long, straight hair on the red carpet
Type 1C Hair: What It Is and How to Care for It

Actress Jodie Turner-Smith wears a textured fade haircut.
18 Stunning Examples of Black Women with Fades

Woman fixing her hair in the bathroom mirror
7 Myths About Natural Black Hair
byrdie editor olivia hancock fixing her bonnet
Bonnets are Both Stylish and Functional—Here's the Backstory

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

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The Controversial History of the Hair Typing System
Photo of Eden Stuart with type 4B hair in a wash-and-go style
Type 4B Hair: What It Is and How to Care for It

The Cherry Lola Method Is a DIY Way to Hydrate Natural Hair—But Does It Work?

Ten Important Lessons I Learned On My Natural Hair Journey

The Fascinating Evolution of Chemical Perms and Relaxers on Natural Hair

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4 Simple, At-Home Steps to Care For Natural Hair

23 Stunning Examples of Mohawks on Natural Hair

A Trainer Tells Us Her Secrets to Maintaining Her Natural Hair at the Gym

Are Texturizers a Good Way to Transition to Natural Hair?

This Sticky-Sweet Treatment Softens and Revitalizes Natural Hair

Photo of Byrdie writer Janiah McKelton
Embracing Shrinkage Taught Me About Self-Love and the Black Hair Experience

black woman with beautiful natural hair
What Is Natural Hair? A Definition and In-Depth Look

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Four Women on How Pregnancy Changed Their Natural Hair

Three Black women with natural hair
10 FAQs About Transitioning to Natural Hair

The Curly-Hair Community Agrees: These Are the Best Products for Natural Hair

girl with long black hair in a swimsuit
When You Want to Relax Your Hair More Often
Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union on Letting Go of What "Acceptable" Hair Looks Like

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

Doralys Britto
How One Woman Is Hoping to Destigmatize Locs in the Latinx Community

woman in pink tank top with natural hair
3 Wash Day Lessons I Learned From a Celebrity Stylist