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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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Braid-Outs and Twist-Outs Are Similar Styles—With Some Key Differences

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The Hustle: Meet the Lawyer Redefining Natural Haircare

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I Tried Ceremonia's New Hair Gel—Here Are My Honest Thoughts

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

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This $15 Gel Was All I Needed for Shiny, Defined Curls

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

Lupita Nyong'o wears a voluminous, avant garde hairstyle and blue eye makeup
These Lupita Nyong'o Hairstyles Prove Natural Texture Has No Limits

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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Does Curl Queen's "The Glove" Transform Your Wash Day? Here's Our Honest Review

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Parfait Can Create Your Perfect Wig With Just a Few Selfies

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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

Bomba Curls founder Lulu Cordero
Lulu Cordero Started Making Hair Products in College—Now, Her Brand Is Everywhere

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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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Natural Hair Goddess Braids Are All Over TikTok

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

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3 Wash Day Lessons I Learned From a Celebrity Stylist

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Type 4B Hair: What It Is and How to Care for It

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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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

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

Regina King and Danielle Deadwyler from The Harder They Fall
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

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

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

Women with naturally curly hair
10 Black Women Share Real-Life Stories to Inspire Your Natural Hair Journey

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The Beautiful, Black History of Cornrows

Kiki Layne wearing Bantu knots.
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

Mielle Organics Products
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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Allyson Felix on Prepping for the Olympics, Her Beauty Routine, and Her Legacy

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A Professional Stylist Explains How Much Product to Use on Natural Curls

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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

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

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

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How to Refresh Curly Hair Between Wash Days, According to a Hairstylist

Beeswax for Hair: Benefits and How to Use It

23 Stunning Examples of Mohawks on Natural Hair

17 Beautiful Braided Hairstyles for Natural and Relaxed Hair

SheaMoisture Wig and Weave Collection
If You Wear Wigs and Weaves, This SheaMoisture Collection Is a Must-Try

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Everything You Need to Know About the Tapered TWA