Best Protective Styles for Natural Hair this Winter

With all the protective styles for natural hair that exist, there’s no reason not to show off your unique curls and personal style. The ways you can express yourself through your hair even while shielding it from the cold winter weather are limitless! We have some favorite protective styles we want to share with you, but feel free to add your own spin to them and really make them your own.

Your Complete Guide to Transitioning to Natural Hair

If you're wanting to make the transition to natural hair, it is essential to understand the value of patience. Transitioning to natural hair isn't going to happen overnight, but it can be well worth the wait! And fortunately, there are several tips you can follow to make the transition as smooth as possible. Here's the ultimate go-to guide for transitioning to natural hair.

10 Step-by-Step Braids Tutorials

If you're looking for a neat way to style your hair and keep it out of your face, you can't go wrong with a braid. For many people, though, braids can be difficult to learn. That's why we've put together a helpful go-to guide to make it easier than ever before to have your hair looking like you just left the salon!

Taliah Waajid Wins a 2018 Allure Best of Beauty Award

Taliah Waajid, is delighted to announce that Taliah Waajid Curly Curl "Gello" has won a prestigious 2018 Allure Best of Beauty Award for Best Styling Product in the Curl Definer, Fine/Medium Hair category. This is Taliah Waajid's first Allure Best of Beauty Awards win.

Held annually since 1996, the Allure Best of Beauty Awards are considered to be one of the most prominent awards in the health and beauty industry with their distinctive seal of approval bestowed upon deserving winners each year. From mass to prestige, classic to cutting-edge, the Allure editors research and test thousands of products to identify the best of its kind. Each year the winners represent the most advanced and efficacious products on the market today.

What's in Your Edge Control?

I have dreams about achieving a sleek high ponytail like Janet Jackson wore during the State of the World tour, but even after pulling out a tooth brush, gel, edge control, silk scarf, and a prayer and anointing from a southern Baptist auntie, my hair still gets that my-bonnet-slipped-off-last-night frizz. After trying enough edge controls, I started to the think my hair would never get smooth. But then I started to wonder: What’s in this stuff? How can my hair be stiff, greasy, and still frizzy? It is stiff enough that I feel like I have lash glue on my edges, and not only is it bad for my hair, but it dries my scalp, so I end up with stiff, sticky hair with flakes of dry scalp glued in. Not a cute look.

Why Therapy is A Good Idea for Everyone

“My therapist turned out to be wonderful. She spoke like a regular person and put me at ease immediately. She seemed to figure me out as soon as I came in. She saw that I was not going to be easy. I wasn’t going to be aggressive but she could see that I had my guard up. She called attention to it—not right away because that would have been a turn off—but she phrased things in way that signaled to me that she knew how I was feeling. She told me that I could say whatever I wanted. She really put the ball in my court to lead the session. She didn’t interrogate me.  Instead she asked me one very open-ended question.”