Beginner’s Guide to Natural Hair

New here? Well you have arrived at the perfect starting point! On this page you will find articles perfect for newbie naturals, a guide for navigating our site, and recommended natural hair books every naturalista should have in their collection. Start your journey off right and equip yourself with knowledge!


 Must Read Articles

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Key Areas of Our Site

you’ll find these sections pretty useful for navigating our site

Black Hair Growth (start with this page to get the basics of black hair growth)

General Natural Hair Tips ( new articles are posted every week)

Moisture Articles  (get the latest articles about hair moisture, everyone’s favorite issue!)

Natural Hair Products (our latest product recommendation + reviews)

Growth Articles  (all new articles about growth updated weekly)

Tiara Natural Hair Spotlight Feature

need style inspiration? we’ve got you covered!

Short Natural Hair Styles (see our latest articles and tutorials for short hair)

Medium & Long Hair Styles (the latest articles for Medium to Long Lengths)

Protective Styles (the latest articles that showcase styles that enable you to retain length)

Caela TWA short natural hair feature

be inspired by the natural community. our style series features naturals with amazing style ideas!

Natural Spotlight Series (features naturals from all over the globe sharing their hair story, styles and favorite products)

TWA Chronicles Series  (who says short hair can be fabulous? these ladies prove that theory wrong in this style series)

Stretched Styling Series (want to try a hairstyle with some stretch? check out this series)

This should help guide you around the site nicely, but if you ever feel like you just can’t seem to find what you are looking for just click the search icon found in the main menu. All of our most latest articles can be found on the homepage under the blog section, we have something new here every week!


Our Natural Hair Growth Guide

specifically catered to the needs of women with kinky-coily tresses

grow-it-adThe Grow it Kinky eBook, is written by yours truly! The tips and recommendations in this book are particularly useful for women with kinky-coily (4b & 4c) hair types.

You can give up using heat and chemicals only to find that you still have breaking hair and of course that’s no fun! I am sure you were expecting quite the opposite.

The Grow it Kinky eBook addresses the unique challenges tightly coiled ladies face and provides solutions for improving the health of your hair.
Overall, the book is a straightforward easy read perfect for newly naturals or those who have been struggling with hair growth issues for sometime.
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 get hair help!

To join the forum agree to our terms of service, then create a username and password. There are questions that ask about your hair type and how long you have been natural (these questions are optional and not required if you leave them as is, they will not be shown on your profile).

Subscribe to Black Nap’s Youtube

I cover everyone’s favorite topics like moisture, growth and breakage.

On my channel, I knew I absolutely had to cover the topic of hair moisture. Everyone, especially beginners, is dying to know the secret to keeping natural  hair moisturized. Here is one of my channel’s most popular videos.

For More Information About Moisture Here are Some Great Reads:

4 Steps to Achieving Moisture Balance in Natural Hair

Just a Quickie: Hair Moisture Basics

The Max Hydration Method

Max Hydration Method

Thought wash n go’s don’t work on nappy hair? Well that’s not totally true the photo above is me using the max hydration method.


Books Worth Reading

The Science of Black Hair

I love  The Science of Black Hair because the information is scientifically based but the book is written in an easy to follow and easy to understand format. The author of this book, Audrey Davis-Sivasothy is not someone who simply is offering mere opinion, but she has professional education in Health Science and has thoroughly researched the structure of black hair.

The information that she provides is applicable to all women of color who relax their hair or choose to wear it natural. There are detailed sections that provide advice and tips for those who need help deciding which products to use, how to care for color-treated hair, natural hair tips, moisture retention, and much more.


If You Love it, it Will Grow

If you love it it will grow bookIf  You Love it, It Will Grow is another amazing read that feels almost as if you if your are chatting and getting advice from a good friend. Dr. Phoenyx’s book teaches us one of the most important lessons, we have to love and accept our hair for what it is otherwise we will not get very far.

Once we understand how our hair thrives best, we can grow our hair by giving it great care instead of doing things that work against its health. When you love something you want to protect it and you only want to give it the utmost care.

Therefore if you love your hair you put what it needs to be healthy first and you set aside the over use of heat, chemicals, and manipulation.

After reading If You Love it, It Will Grow I was left with a good understanding of what it takes to grow long hair. It’s not as simple as giving your hair good treatment here and there, it is about maintaining good hair practices for the long term.