Growth & Retention

Urban Bush Babe: Chime Edwards

Urban Bush Babe: Chime Edwards

1. Tell us your name and where you are from? My name is Chime Edwards and I’m from a small, quaint town called West Point, MS. 2. How long have you been natural? I have been natural for 3 years and 3 months. I big chopped in February 2009! Time has flown! 3. What do you(…)

5 Tips to Protect Your Hair When Swimming

5 Tips to Protect Your Hair When Swimming

I can’t go on enough about how much I love the beach and the pool, just swimming in general. Swimming is the best work out your body could ever get because it’s never harsh on your joints, especially the knees. It strengthens your lungs and gives you more endurance. Best work outs of my life(…)

Natural Hair No Regimen…What!!!

Natural Hair No Regimen…What!!!

No silk pillowcase, no organic products, oils or butters, no trimming or search and destroy of any kind, no co-washing or sealing, no protective styling or care in the world of making an effort to retain length or for that matter even the slightest notion of focusing on the “health” of the hair…um WHAT? This(…)

My Braid Out

My Braid Out

I must confess that this braid out was accidental, I have never really done a braid out in my life! I had the hair stylist from Khamit Kinks put my hair in two french braids after I got my hair cut because I had swim class that same evening. The stylist applied a small amount(…)

I got My Hair Cut at Khamit Kinks

I got My Hair Cut at Khamit Kinks

My hair was starting to get unruly and do this floppy thing and I found myself always messing in it to get it to the right shape. I finally decided it was time for a professional cut since I hadn’t had one in years! I went to Khamit Kinks , a salon in Brooklyn that(…)

Solange Opens Up About Her Natural Hair Journey

Solange Opens Up About Her Natural Hair Journey

Via Essence. Solange Knowles is under the hot lights on set, but her demeanor is cool while hairstylist Chuck Amos coifs her strands into French rolls. Knowles’s now famously impulsive act, chopping off her tresses in 2009, has transformed her into a natural hair icon. But that was never her intention. “I honestly was just(…)

9 Tips for New Naturals

9 Tips for New Naturals

As a new natural you are about to embark on an exciting journey with as many twists and turns as a rollercoaster that never ends but as exciting as this journey is the path can also be a frustrating one! Below are 9 helpful tips that I have found to be valuable in the journey(…)

My Natural Hair Style Icon Interview from Black Girl Long Hair

My Natural Hair Style Icon Interview from Black Girl Long Hair

Photographer: J Quazi King Introduce yourself! N: My name is Nikisha. I’ve been living in Brooklyn since age 3, but I was born in Toronto, Canada. I’m a teacher and co-founder of the online publication UrbanBushBabes.  Why did you make the decision to go natural? N: I got tired of conforming to fit in. I(…)