Growth & Retention

Urban Bush Babe: Sunita V

Urban Bush Babe: Sunita V

Tell us your name and where you are from? Hi I’m Sunita and I was born and raised in Wisconsin and currently live in NYC.       How long have you been natural?   I’ve never had a relaxer but I have made the terrible decision to get many blow outs and right now(…)

Urban Bush Babe: Hannah Faith

Urban Bush Babe: Hannah Faith

Tell us your name and where you are from? I go by the name of Hannah Faith I’m from England, North London to be a bit more specific.   Photo: Rianna Tamara   What do you do? Is there a resistance or compatibility with your hair in your field of work? I’m a DJ, been(…)

Urban Bush Babe Fatima Osman‏

Urban Bush Babe Fatima Osman‏

Tell us your name and where you are from? My name is Fatima Osman. I’m from a lot of places, really. My parents are born and raised in Sudan, like their parents. I myself was born in Saudi Arabia. When I was five years old we moved to Sweden as my dad got the opportunity(…)

Urban Bush Babe: Lauren Muller

Urban Bush Babe: Lauren Muller

Tell us your name and where you are from? Lauren Muller from New York. Originally from St.Lucia and Guyana.     How long have you been natural? Since I was born.       What do you do? Is there a resistance or compatibility with your hair in your field of work? I’m a painter(…)

My Braid Out Side “Do” with Review for Bee Hold Curly Butter

My Braid Out Side “Do” with Review for Bee Hold Curly Butter

I can’t remember the last time I did a review for a hair product, and honestly I have not been taking care of my hair since I moved to Austin in December. You guys know how much work it can be to take care of natural hair and I just didn’t want to be bothered,(…)

Essence.com: Cipriana Quann on The Advantages of Short and Long Hair

Essence.com: Cipriana Quann on The Advantages of Short and Long Hair

via: essence.com Photos: Aaron Parker *click photos for enlarged view   Longer days and shorter nights are one of the many benefits summer brings but combating the off and on humidity when it comes to our hair, coupled with transitioning can feel like an unnecessary burden whether your length is Tomiko Fraser or Esperanza Spalding. Stay with me(…)

Urban Bush Babe Adeline Michèle‏ (Part 1)

Urban Bush Babe Adeline Michèle‏ (Part 1)

Tell us your name and where you are from? My name is Adeline Michèle. I am from Paris. I live in Brooklyn.   Photo: Mike Schreiber    How long have you been natural? Forever. I had one experience with hair relaxer at 9 years-old, that was it.     What do you do? Is there(…)

Essence: Cipriana Quann On The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Vitamin D

Essence: Cipriana Quann On The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Vitamin D

A beautiful day at the beach can turn into a living nightmare for our hair if left unprotected from the sun. Although vitamin D is a necessity for our bodies, navigating your exposure to the nutrient as a transitioner can be a bit tricky because your hair is very fragile—especially at the line of demarcation.(…)

Essence: Cipriana Quann Gives 5 Reasons Why Less is More in the Summer

Essence: Cipriana Quann Gives 5 Reasons Why Less is More in the Summer

Summer is almost here and like changing seasons, it can be hard to predict the state of your hair, even for the most savvy hair connoisseur. Taking in all the glory that summer has to offer, also has its side effects—like, humidity, which can wreak havoc in more ways than one. Learning how to show(…)

ELIZABETH ALMEIDA

ELIZABETH ALMEIDA

In this Curly Essence feature, watch Model, Elizabeth Almeida from Angola discuss all things hair, including everything from bullying in her youth, as the only girl of color in her class to finger detangling and her “love of cooking sweets, despite not knowing how to”.       Photos: José Ferreira    *click photos for larger(…)