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The Politics of Black Hair (An African American Opinion)

Black folks have been under an intense magnifying glass for as long as there has been an American culture. The way we move around the world is constantly judged and criticized, and now, the debate as to whether our lives “matter” has…

Regina Hall Shines Brighter Than Ever Before

The clouds in the sky have cleared for actress Regina Hall, 47 - allowing her to shine like the bright star that she is.  After years of playing supporting roles in a string of well known movies, Regina Hall has finally stepped out into the…

What is Jamaican Black Castor Oil

Castor Oil VS. Jamaican Black Castor Oil Surprise! Jamaican black castor oil is made from the same castor beans as regular castor oil. There is no darker, more beautiful, especially-for-textured-hair variety of the castor plant made just…

What is Castor Oil?

Can Castor Oil Grow Hair, For Real? There's a lot of contradictory information out there about castor oil. One side says castor oil grows hair like weeds, the opposing side claims castor oil doesn't stimulate hair growth at all. Huh? Is there…
Now trending #prewashdayweek, during which you build up the energy you need to get through wash day. - Black Hair Spot

70 Made-For-My-Curliness Hair Memes

I love that we can find the humor in our hair struggles. I mean, all we ever really want is a little control over the outcome…is that too much to ask?? From battling the innate tendencies of our hair to the unpredictable, sometimes sudden,…

Tiffany Haddish: Break-Out Style Vixen

This past summer, funny-girl Tiffany Haddish lit up the big screen with her first major role in the movie Girls Trip. Since exploding on the scene, Tiffany has flaunted a variety of grown-and-sexy style choices featuring everything from…

10 Hollywood Black Women and their Children

Beyonce and Blue Ivy Can anyone really be surprised that Queen B and her babe are first on our list? The first photo highlights Beyonce rocking blonde braids while Blue Ivy embraces her natural baby hair. In the second photo,…
Gabrielle Union hair twists - Black Hair Spot celebrity corner

How to DIY Senegalese Twists

Need a new protective style? Going on vacation soon? Have no clue what you're going to do? Well, help is here and it comes in the form of Senegalese Twist braids. Originating from West Africa, the style has been around for centuries.…

It's a Family Affair: The Fab Ladies of Black-ish

From household names like Jenifer Lewis and Tracee Ellis Ross, to up and coming stars like Yara Shahidi, the leading ladies of Black-ish give us so much hairspiration - proving the beauty and diversity of black hair on and off the big screen. Ooh…

Hair Stories

Portia Clark

Portia Clark - TV Personality Portia Clark is a mother, writer, and wife. She is a clever radio personality for CBC, the oldest broadcasting network in the nation, and a household name. Portia aptly divides her attention between her passion…

Jen Holmes

Jen Holmes - On Natural Hair and Standing Out Hers is a story that many women can relate to, but few have had the courage to step out of. Jen has a confident voice, contagious laugh and a distinctive head of hair thanks to her Jamaican…

Sintra Lewis

Put together. Stylist. Fit. Beautiful. Those are some of the words I would use to describe Sintra Lewis. For fourteen years, Sintra was a dedicated track and field athlete. Then one day she decided she was over the tomboy look. She started…

Krystle Dos Santos

#BHSHerStory, with Krystle Dos Santos - Krystle's Branded Fro The air feels electric as Krystle Dos Santos winds down from the second-last song in her set. It's only 10.30 on a Sunday morning and a horde of blues-lovers have gathered in…

Asha McLeod

Asha is an award winning hair stylist whose style work has graced the pages of Vogue, Essence, Passion, Modern Salon, American Salon, and Shop Talk. Asha's story of how she opened her salon, Jazma Salon, is start studded and filled with obstacles. Check…

Lily Lynch

Lily connects with her roots - through her roots. A quick glance at Lily's shining blue-green eyes, fair skin and light freckles does not tip you off about the shades of her history. But if you let your eyes wander to the delicate dirty…

Salon Profiles

Jazma Salon Profile

Interview with Jazma Salon owner, Asha MacLeod Why did you open your salon? Read the #HerStory of why Asha MacLeod opened her award-winning salon here What keeps you motivated? Kids. Kids who are passionate about hair. When I teach young…

Amorphous Salon Profile

Interview with Amorphous Salon owner, Buster Berkely Why did you open your salon? I was in transit between New York and Toronto. I was styling hair in Brooklyn & Manhattan. I wanted to displace some of my creativity, inspire others,…

inHAIRitance Salon Profile

Interview with inHAIRitance Salon owner, Abisara Machold Why did you open your salon? I started inHAIRitance 2 years ago because I saw a great need. I moved to Montreal, Canada 4 years ago from Berlin, Germany. I was used to not finding…

Hair Talk

The Politics of Black Hair (An African American Opinion)

Black folks have been under an intense magnifying glass for as long as there has been an American culture. The way we move around the world is constantly judged and criticized, and now, the debate as to whether our lives “matter” has…

What is Jamaican Black Castor Oil

Castor Oil VS. Jamaican Black Castor Oil Surprise! Jamaican black castor oil is made from the same castor beans as regular castor oil. There is no darker, more beautiful, especially-for-textured-hair variety of the castor plant made just…

What is Castor Oil?

Can Castor Oil Grow Hair, For Real? There's a lot of contradictory information out there about castor oil. One side says castor oil grows hair like weeds, the opposing side claims castor oil doesn't stimulate hair growth at all. Huh? Is there…
Now trending #prewashdayweek, during which you build up the energy you need to get through wash day. - Black Hair Spot

70 Made-For-My-Curliness Hair Memes

I love that we can find the humor in our hair struggles. I mean, all we ever really want is a little control over the outcome…is that too much to ask?? From battling the innate tendencies of our hair to the unpredictable, sometimes sudden,…

10 Hollywood Black Women and their Children

Beyonce and Blue Ivy Can anyone really be surprised that Queen B and her babe are first on our list? The first photo highlights Beyonce rocking blonde braids while Blue Ivy embraces her natural baby hair. In the second photo,…
Gabrielle Union hair twists - Black Hair Spot celebrity corner

How to DIY Senegalese Twists

Need a new protective style? Going on vacation soon? Have no clue what you're going to do? Well, help is here and it comes in the form of Senegalese Twist braids. Originating from West Africa, the style has been around for centuries.…

Dandruff, Dry Scalp and Cradle Cap - What is it and Why does it happen?

What's With the Flakes... Is It Dry Scalp or Dandruff? In almost every culture, dandruff is lumped in with a lack of good hygiene. That's a dangerous thing! Not just in social terms, but for the health of the scalp, itself. People see flakes…

Slay with the Crochet Twists

Everything you need to know about Crochet Twists It is close to the end of the year and you know what that means – holiday time! But the cold and dry temperatures also mean that it’s the season for protective hairstyles. If you're…

What is Hair Plopping

Revisiting Hair Plopping (And Why It Works On All Hair Types) "Extra curls, extra curls. No frizz, low frizz." (singing) Ever tried hair plopping? Either way, sing it with me. "Extra curls, extra curls..." This is exciting! We reviewed hair…

Fall​ ​2017: 10​ ​Of​ ​The​ ​Best​ ​Black​ ​Hair​ ​Products​ ​for​ ​YOUR​ ​Hair​ ​

Let's​ ​take​ ​advantage​ ​of​ ​the​ ​few​ ​sunny,​ ​rainy,​ ​colorful​ ​and​ ​chilly​ ​romantic​ ​days​ ​left​ ​of​ ​fall before​ ​rushing​ ​headlong​ ​into​ ​the​…

Natural Hair Movement - All You Need to Know

Photo Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8165602014/ Educate, situate, participate. What am I getting at? We live in times where many support or condemn based on hearsay, information and sometimes even misinformation. Yet…

What are Brazilian Hair Extensions?

Your hair is rebelling and crying out for help. Ok, maybe this isn’t you, but you have over-permed and under-maintained your hair, to the point the tell-tale signs are showing - dullness, lackluster, brittle texture, and tangled, split ends.…

Celebrity Corner

Regina Hall Shines Brighter Than Ever Before

The clouds in the sky have cleared for actress Regina Hall, 47 - allowing her to shine like the bright star that she is.  After years of playing supporting roles in a string of well known movies, Regina Hall has finally stepped out into the…

Tiffany Haddish: Break-Out Style Vixen

This past summer, funny-girl Tiffany Haddish lit up the big screen with her first major role in the movie Girls Trip. Since exploding on the scene, Tiffany has flaunted a variety of grown-and-sexy style choices featuring everything from…

It's a Family Affair: The Fab Ladies of Black-ish

From household names like Jenifer Lewis and Tracee Ellis Ross, to up and coming stars like Yara Shahidi, the leading ladies of Black-ish give us so much hairspiration - proving the beauty and diversity of black hair on and off the big screen. Ooh…

Janelle Monae: Creative Titan

Recording artist Janelle Monae has long been known for her quirky, fun personality. Her music and style scream unconventional and for that we are grateful. With a fresh take on music and love for her natural tresses Monae has been an inspiration…

Lupita Nyong'o is Our Big Chop Hero

In 2014 she was named the World’s Most Beautiful Woman by People’s Magazine, but to us Lupita Nyong’o will always be the champion of the TWA (teeny weeny afro) and our Big Chop Hero. This Oscar award winning actress bravely did the Big…

Solange Knowles: A Visionary Style Icon

For a long time the world simply knew her as Beyonce’s little sister. But not anymore. This songstress has carved out her own space in the entertainment industry with a fresh sound and unique look. She has a flare all her own and has never…
Oprah WInfrey - Hair by Andre Walker - Black Hair Spot celebrity corner

Oprah Winfrey: A Celebrity Style Story

When it comes to Oprah Winfrey we could say a lot - like how inspiring she is to the millions of black women who enjoyed watching her talk shows, or how her openness and honesty has encouraged others on their journey of self-empowerment.…

Rachel Lindsay: All’s Fair in Love & Fashion

This summer, Dallas Attorney Rachel Lindsey made history as the first African-American woman on the ABC hit-series ‘The Bachelorette’. But the slew of gorgeous men were no match for Rachel’s cool, flawless style and in the end we witnessed…

Stylespiration: Insecure's Yvonne Orji

Stunning both on and off the big screen, this Nigerian born actress is best known for playing the fierce and stylishly clad Molly, on HBO’s hit series ‘Insecure.’ We’ve seen Yvonne serve us fresh style ever since the show hit the air…

Kandi Burruss

Kandi Burruss, is one of the stars of the Real Housewives of Atlanta as well as a successful music writer and producer… this lady does it all. Kandi has rocked many styles over the years, everything from a blonde ombre fohawk to bright red…

Sanaa Lathan Lets it All Go for Her New Movie

We can’t wait to see Sanaa Lathan’s new movie Nappily Ever After. Yes, we know, it’s still a few months away. If we could take a nap till then, we happily would. Sanaa usually wears her hair straight, but her gorgeous smile sends us…

How Scandalous can Kerry Washington be?

Kerry Washington in her iconic role as Olivia Pope on the hit TV show Scandal has been mesmerizing us with the variety of ways she wears her hair on and off the screen for some time, and we just can’t get enough of her. Kerry Washington –…

Shereé Whitfield; Are there any Hairstyles she hasn’t tried?

With 3 kids, her own clothing line, a ladies bootcamp and a book tour, it’s clear that The Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA) Shereé Whitfield can do it all, including fresh new styles at every turn. One thing we love about Shereé is that…

Sonequa Martin-Green Style Outside of Star Trek: Discover

A black actress continuing the Star Trek legacy is music to our ears. You may have seen her in The Walking Dead and the new Star Trek: Discovery show on CBS. She’s natural, curvy, stylish and pictures of her and her husband Kenric Green…

Nene Leakes and her Signature Blonde Pixie Cut

Nene Leakes. Known for her outrageous sass and outspokenness, is also no stranger to stealing the spotlight with her always changing “do”. First debuted in 2012, Nene went for a new blonde pixie cut weave and got RAVE reviews from…