How to Get a BIG, Soft Afro, Instantly!

Naturally Elite writes:

Hi!  I want to share my everyday routine with you guys.  This video shows how I style my hair into a big soft afro in the morning and also how to achieve the exaggerated side part that got so much love on my Instagram Page: @naturallyelite. As you'll see, I like to keep things simple!

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What You’re Doing Wrong With Your Braid Outs

You’ve watched the tutorial twice from start to finish, then you start the mission on your hair but it doesn’t seem to come out exactly like your fav YouTuber. We have all been there, trying to calculate the steps we might have missed! Braid-outs can be challenging, especially for kinkier hair types so I am going to share with you some of my tips to get a super defined braid out.


Rice Water Rinse for Natural Hair Growth

New year,  new rinse-- rice water.  DiscoveringNatrural is sharing an addition to her natural hair routine that resulted in improved health and growth last year.  Curious about the benefits of rice water for hair?  Get the deets--
"Rice water has amazing hair and skin benefits. A recent research has shown that rice water exhibit hair care effects, such as decreasing surface friction and improving hair elasticity. Rice water has inositol, a carbohydrate, that can repair damaged hair, as well as protect it from damage. Specialized imaging technique shows that inositol stays inside the hair even after rinsing, offering continuing hair protection and beautifying effects.
So, Rinsing or washing your hair with rice water will improve manageability and protect it from future damage. In addition, the amino acids in the rice water strengthen the hair roots, add volume and sheen and make hair silky smooth." - HairBuddha

How to Get a Super Defined Twist Out!

IG: @naturallyelite_ writes:

I wanted to show you guys a creative hairstyle for the holidays. It's super simple and with added accessories for character, you'll be good to go!

The Perfect 4a/4b Wash and Go Method!

Get Zara's flawless wash and go using the Max Hydration Method! Watch now!

Top Tips for Winterizing Your Wash and Go

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by Jonna of

It’s November and that means cooler weather for most of us. While Summer is still trying to peek her head in with the occasional 80 degree day here and there, for the most part we are cruising in the 60’s in Virginia where I live. Depending on where you are on the map, it may be cooler. And cold weather will be here sooner than I’d like. While most naturalistas are mapping out their protective styles for the next few months, you might be like me and still plan to rock a wash and go every now and then. It is still possible to wear your curls this season without your hair suffering. Here are a few tips to keep your wash and go style crisp, and not crispy.


Bored After Your Big Chop? 6 Ways to Spice Up Your Short Natural Hair

by Tiffani Greenaway of

We all remember the excitement that came with the big chop. How am I going to look? After scrolling through the 'gram and watching dozens of YouTube videos, you chop off your permed ends, revealing a teeny, weeny, afro. Now what?

After the first few weeks, a TWA can get, well...boring. It's too short for the really cute styles you saw online, and all you can do is wait anxiously for it to grow out. If you're bored afyer your big chop, here are 6 ways to spice it up.


5 Easy Things You Must Do After You Go Natural

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by Charlene Walton of

Recently I’ve received more questions than ever from women who have big chopped and finally entered the world of natural hair. Even with the abundance of information online I’m always shocked by how many women are still looking for help and guidance. In the past two weeks alone I’ve had my sister, a close friend and a stranger ask for advice. Because I’ve been blogging for almost 2 years now, my naivety set in for a second, thinking women would most certainly know the basics of natural hair. Well, I was wrong. Here are 5 things you must do after you big chop.


Top Coil Defining Techniques for Type 4 Natural Hair

Zara writes:

Hi CN Community,

I just wanted to share this video with you! It's a quick demo of how I achieve flawlessly defined coils on my type 4 hair. Again, this method works well for all hair types but is particularly helpful for defining even the tightest of coils. Enjoy!


4 Heat Free Ways to Get Super Stretched Hair from Your Twists

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by Ariane of

Many naturals prefer twists for stretching hair because they are less time consuming to do and are easy to take out. However, for those who have high shrinkage hair, twisting may not be enough to achieve your desired results. Here are some easy ways that you can make this method more effective and get more stretch:


11 Huge, Healthy Afro Hacks for Type 4 Natural Hair!

Zara writes:

Hi CN community! I want to share my latest video with you-- these are my 11 hacks for a really popping fro! A lot of women ask me how I get my afro to look so nice on Instagram and this is it!  It works for all curly/coily hair types, especially type 4 naturals.  Enjoy!

2 Popular Natural Hair Styles You Should Try!

by Sabrina Perkins of

You may be a Natural hair veteran and never attempted a Bantu Knot Out or a Flexi Rod Set. You could be a newbie and wanna know more about both styles, but either way, these two styles are so beautiful and lasting that you should at least give them a try.

Bantu Knots can be a style all on their own or a way to curl hair while a flex rod set is a slight variation of the traditional roller set. Both are protective styles that lasts long and give great frizz-free curls. We've got a video for each style with easy instruction and yield fire results!


How to Get Professional Finger Coils at Home

Finger coils are a great styling option for naturals of many lengths. In all the eight years I’ve been natural, I thought I could only rock coils at a shorter length, but that is so far from the truth! I had a chance to experience this for myself with the help of Houston stylist Candace Walls of Sovereign Styles Hair Studio. Using products from the Design Essentials Natural line, she took my hair from curls to coils in no time flat!

Products I Used: 

I’m a pretty quick learner and I really think this is a style I can do at home myself. However, never having thought I could accomplish this type of style was really the only thing holding me back.

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2 of the Best Wash and Go Routines for the Summer

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by Sabrina Perkins of

For many naturals, the wash and go is hard to achieve but more often than not it is because you are not giving way to variations on creating one. No one method is ideal for everyone but the style is absolutely achievable for everyone!

Want to learn two popular wash and go styles that will treat your hair well and last you for days? We did too, which is why we went on a hunt for the best routines we could find. These ladies have been in the natural hair game for a while now, and we are going to be featuring their go to wash and go styles that could be used all summer long.


Transitioning to Natural Hair: Styles That Blend Your New Growth

by Jonna of

While transitioning from relaxed hair to wearing your natural hair, it can be difficult finding styles that blend your straight hair with the newly growing textured hair. The tighter your curl pattern, the more obvious the point of demarcation (the point where your straight hair ends and your textured hair begins). When I was transitioning, it got to a point where it just looked like I wasn’t doing my hair at all, which wasn’t a good look.

There are some styles that give transitioning hair a blended look, and here are a few that are quick and easy to do. These style will help you look cute as you transition.


Watch as MissKenK shows us how to achieve a smooth and bouncy rod set minus the heat!

You Will Need: 
  • Spray Bottle
  • Coconut Oil 
  • Leave-In (I used Cantu Shea Butter Leave In) 
  • Styling Gel (I used Eco Styler) 
  • Combs 
  • Clips 

I Got A Pixie Cut. Now What?

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by Tiffani Greenaway of

Short and sassy, funky and fun, pixie cuts are definitely a hot style for the summer.

Whether relaxed or natural, the pixie cut is a cute way to set your hair free. Made popular by women like Halle Berry, Toni Braxton, Malinda Williams, and Rihanna, it's a look is for women who exude confidence. But once you've chopped your locks to rock a pixie cut, how do you keep it looking its best?


How to Feel Confident with Short Natural Hair

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by Jonna via

Whether it's the result of big chopping to start your natural hair journey, for the convenience of care-free hair styling, or simply a part of your signature look, short hair has always been on trend for women. Personally, I’m fan of big, long hair on myself, but a huge fan of short hair on other ladies. While many ladies are concerned about losing their femininity if their hair is too short, there are lots of ladies in the place with style and grace, rocking short tapered cuts down to bald fades.

If you’re looking for some tips for feeling feminine and confident with short hair, here are some ladies to share with you their tips on how to join Team #ShortHairDontCare:


 by Bianca Jones of

My hair journey has come such a long way from the beginning. After realizing my hair suffered greatly from heat damage and relaxers, I decided to stop getting relaxers in 2008. My hair was thin, short, and had split ends and I knew I had to make a change. After making the huge decision, I didn't know how to style or even deal with my natural hair because I always kept it straightend but I knew that this was was a journey I was willing to take. Over the years I watched so many videos, educated myself on my hair, tried different products, and many trial and errors styles to get to where I am today. Over all my hair is no longer my enemy and it's in the most healthiest state ever!

This quick and easy twist-out is my go-to style for my natural hair. It's simple to achieve and lasts for about 4 days! I have provided the steps below.

How To: Wash and Go Short Natural Hair/ TWA

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Ciera writes:

I'm writing to share my natural hair wash and go tutorial.  I believe the CN fam will find it useful because I show how I create the illusion of tapered hair in the back. This prevents my wash n go from looking like a mullet since I'm in the weird middle phase of growing my hair out and my hair is even all around.  Enjoy! 

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