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working girl: christina coleman, writer

“I didn’t win any awards, didn’t receive any accolades for my coverage [of Ferguson] but it was such an amazing experience to ride that line between writer and activist and be in it with those fighting for a real change.”

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on the street, paris #tbt: boy braids

We’re throwing this Thursday back to these cool “boy braids” we spotted back in October.

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working girl: tina opie, management professor

“What was surprising to me when I looked at the data was that it wasn’t they. It was us. Meaning, black people were most negative towards Afrocentric styles.” Find out what else Tina Opie has discovered in researching hair and identity.

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ask an expert: which hair oils are best suited for cold weather?

Heavier oils should be your go-to during the winter because of the dryer, cooler air…

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from the editor: revolution

…every revolution had it’s detractors. Ending slavery didn’t happen through consensus nor did giving women the right to vote.

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un’ruly digest #23: november ’14

November brought us 12 months of Rihanna hairstyles and much, much more!

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get the look: a pinned-back braid out

We’re loving Alley Sinai’s pinned back braid out, especially the touch of goddess braid. Check out how she put the look together.

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ask an expert: i’m on the verge of giving into the creamy crack

I’m on the verge of giving into the creamy crack and living the easy life again. I love being natural its been four trying years. My struggles are frizz and dullness.

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product review: shea moisture’s coconut & hibiscus curl enhancing smoothie

“Even at the end of the day my hair still looked amazing!”

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on the street, paris: side swept waves

How glam-cas (glamours and casual ;) is this look spotted in Tuileries in Paris!

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celeb-inspired: jehne aiko’s faux locs using yarn (video)

Faux Locs have been a growing trend this year for celebrities, including the soulful Jhene Aiko.

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un’ruly life: lessons I learned while baking cakes with my dad

Ever since I was a child, I remember watching my father combine ingredients in his mixer, carefully placing the batter into the cake pan and me smelling that amazing aroma around the house while the cakes were baking.

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holiday hair: a natural pompadour

‘Tis the season to be jolly and fabulous! So we’re rounding up some festive hair ‘dos for you all this week.

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hair story: rihanna, 13 looks in 12 months

Her friends call her Robyn, the fun loving, rebellious tomboy with a penchant for fashion and style. The world knows her as Rihanna, global superstar.

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product review: african pride’s shea butter miracle leave-in conditioner

“I used this product for about 3 years, when I was relaxed and transitioning and I loved the instant effect it had on my hair…”

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working girl: tonya rapley, financial educator

Starting off with an utter dislike of math, Tonya had know idea she’d end up changing her life and the lives of others by charting out a course to financial freedom.

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on the street, paris: a chic head wrap

There’s nothing like a head wrap to pull a look together (and protect your hair).

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ask an expert: how do i protect my natural hair when swimming?

Without proper care, your hair will certainly suffer from the dangers of chlorine. Here are some ways you can protect your hair:

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swoon: our favorite 30 solange wedding photos

So Solange got married this weekend! And we’ve rounded up…. oh… just 30 of our favorite Solange wedding photos–from the rehearsal dinner to the New Orleans style parade. Enjoy!

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on the street: a high bun in the tuileries

The weather was unusually warm when we captured this sleek high bun in the Tuileries in Paris…

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product review: eden bodyworks’ all natural peppermint tea tree hair oil

Eden Bodyworks’ All Natural Peppermint Tea Tree Hair Oil is an organic creation from the gods that quenches your scalp’s thirst and penetrates deep into your pores for a fresh, clean, tingly sensation!

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get malinda’s blow-dry-fly pixie (video)

Actress Malinda Williams knows how to keep her pixie looking sharp! Find out how she does it.

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hair story: melissa burgos

“…I have noticed within the natural hair community that more and more Latina’s are rocking their rizos (curls) and it makes me proud.”

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ask an expert: my hair doesn’t cooperate over time. what can i do?

I’ve noticed that over the past couple of weeks my hair will not cooperate and is rebelling against my current routine. What advice do you have to maintain the health, bounce, and moisture my hair typically has?

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celeb-inspired: elle varner’s pony tail (video)

Looking for a flirty pinned back hairstyle without completely taming those curls?

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my hair is relaxed; what should i consider before getting my first weave

There are a lot of factors to look at when deciding to try a weave for the first time.

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grammin’: halloween edition

This year the day of the dead fell on a weekend and celebs were spotted party hopping in amazing get ups! Check them out inside as we throwback to some of our faves…

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