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How to care for hair that doesn’t easily absorb moisture

AfroBotanics founder Ntombenhle Khathwane tells us about low-porosity hair and how to moisture it Khathwane explains that low-porosity hair doesn’t absorb moisture easily – no matter how much you moisturise it, the hair still feels dry. She adds that this hair type is...

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AMLA POWDER & AMLA OIL FOR HAIR GROWTH The #1 question I get from readers is always around hair growth. Making it occur faster, wondering why it’s not happening or what to do about growing thinning or spotty areas on their heads or on their children’s...

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Black Women Share Their Experiences With Natural Hair

Black lives and experiences are often politicized. Black people are viewed as less than in the eyes of white supremacists and through systems of oppression built to keep marginalized peoples at bay. As a Black woman, in particular, things that may seem trivial to the...

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3 Tried and True Techniques That Decrease Hair Shrinkage

These styling methods will elongate your curls, even in the summer heat. Shrinkage sometimes gets a bad rep in the natural hair world, but it isn’t all that dreadful. It’s actually a positive indicator that your hair is healthy and has high elasticity (...

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Kwena Baloyi’s 5 for natural hair

Kwena Baloyi hair photography series titled “Afrikan Krowns” is celebrating black hair. Picture by Trevor Stuurman. How to grow a natural hair crown for fit for a queen ‘ 1. Cut off the dead hair and start fresh – new hair, new you. 2. Wash...

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