4 Types of Natural Hair Damage and How to Minimize Them

Anyone who has been around the natural hair block for a while now probably knows how fragile natural hair can be. Although natural hair is versatile and can be twisted, curled, coiled and braided into many different styles, any excessive manipulation can result in a major damage to the hair. Aside from the typical hair […]

6 Reasons Why Your Type 4 Natural Hair Always Feels Dry

6 Reasons Why Your Type 4 Natural Hair Always Feels Dry

Wouldn’t it be nice to know the real reasons why you consistently have dry type 4 natural hair always feels dry? The main reason why a lot of women are reluctant about going natural or are quick to cut their Natural hair journey short is mostly due to the “dry hair epidemic” in the Black […]

10 Tips To Maintain Your Natural Hair in a Protective Style

Even though the weather has warmed up a bit, many women will still choose to do protective hairstyles in order to give their hair a break from frequent manipulation and from the elements. Protective styles are not only for the cold weather, they can also be done in the warmer season to protect the hair […]

Test Your Knowledge about Your Natural Hair, Take the Quiz!

After reading through the comments section on a few natural hair related posts online, I noticed a pattern in the comments that kept coming up on a lot of articles. Some of the comments are so controversial that they still spark debates between readers of the natural hair community. So, rather than dragging the same […]

Are Hair Extensions On Black Children Appropriate?

After reading a recent post about a mother who received back lash from concerned parents and citizens on social media for installing faux locs on her daughter’s hair, I couldn’t help but wonder when a simple hairstyle which is loved by many suddenly became abusive. I mean, is it child abuse because faux locs is […]

How Hair Trims Increases Length Retention

How Hair Trims Increases Length Retention

What’s the big deal with split ends anyway? Why should I cut my hair so that it can grow longer? How does hair trims lead to hair growth? What does apples have to do with natural hair? In this week’s post on Bella Naija, I explained how hair trims DO NOT make your hair grow. […]

10 Benefits of Castor Oil for Natural Hair Growth

If you’ve been struggling to grow your natural hair for a while now, I will recommend you check out castor oil due to its rapid hair growth abilities. Before the Natural Hair Community discovered the amazing benefits of Castor Oil, castor oil was just a pharmaceutical item that was taken orally to help remedy constipation, […]

Five Benefits of Shea Butter on Natural Hair

Five Benefits of Shea Butter on Natural Hair

  If you’re wondering about the benefits of Shea butter on natural hair, then you’ve come to the right place! Hailing from the tropics of East and West Africa, shea butter is a product of the shea-karite tree, and it’s probably the only tree in the world that is packed with an abundance of hair […]