Hair Styles

“Bad Hair”

“Bad Hair”

Click ‘Read More + Comment’ for additional photos. Featured photo by Chuck Johns. Writer/Actress/Radio-Presenter, Erickka Sy Savane shares with us her personal journey of struggle, in what others deemed her beautiful tresses as, “Bad” hair.  Giving power to a label, Erickka realizes the struggle ended with herself.   “Bad Hair” by: Erickka Sy Savane  (…)

Urban Bush Babe: Hanna Thedros

Urban Bush Babe: Hanna Thedros

Tell us your name and where you are from? My name is Hanna Thedros and my journey on earth started in a small town in Sweden called Uppsala. Shortly after my birth, my parents, who are from Eritrea (East Africa), decided to move south and Gothenburg became my hometown. Later in life, I moved to(…)

13 Tips On How To Find The Right Salon For Natural Hair

13 Tips On How To Find The Right Salon For Natural Hair

Even the basics of handling natural hair is lost in translation if a stylist is unfamiliar with the natural world and as simple or silly as this sounds, the basics of natural hair is just that…basics! For example, I went to a very well-known salon in New York 7 years ago and let’s just say(…)

Urban Bush Babe: Raphael

Urban Bush Babe: Raphael

Featured photos: Glenford Nunez  Tell us your name and where you are from? My name is Raphael and I am from Washington, DC.     How long have you been natural? I’ve been natural for about 3 years now.         What do you do? Is there a resistance or compatibility with your(…)

Urban Bush Babe: Samantha Pollack

Urban Bush Babe: Samantha Pollack

Click Read More + Comment for additional photos. Tell us your name and where you are from My name is Samantha Pollack. I was born in Suriname, Paramaribo. At age of 12, I moved to the Netherlands. I grew up in Suriname with the idea that the Netherlands was a paradise and perfect. After the extent that I grew up, I found more of  my own to love. No doubt possible that my development here was by(…)

Traction Alopecia : Stimulating Hair Growth & Faster Growth Rate

Traction Alopecia : Stimulating Hair Growth & Faster Growth Rate

Traction alopecia is a configuration of alopecia; loss of hair gradually from an external pulling source on the roots of our strands. Resulting in two forms, permanent or temporary, traction alopecia regardless of the state can be devastating to the overall condition of our hair. With all this said I am not just droning well(…)

A Conversation With Rihanna’s Hair Stylist, Ursula Stephen

A Conversation With Rihanna’s Hair Stylist, Ursula Stephen

Rihanna’s celebrity Hair Stylist, Ursula Stephens shares and reveals everything, from the industry’s standard of beauty, discrimination as a black hairstylist, natural hair and the movement of natural hair bloggers (including Urban Bush Babes), as well as her trip to South Africa where she worked with women of color whose hair was marred by chemicals,(…)

Top 5 Culprits to Mid-Shaft Hair Splits

Top 5 Culprits to Mid-Shaft Hair Splits

We are all familiar with splits ends but subtract the “ends” and substitute “mid-shaft” then you may have a problem you never knew existed but yes, mid-trichorrexis nodosa  or mid-shaft splits do exist and are more of a common problem then you may think. The reason why split ends occur so commonly is simply stemmed(…)

Urban Bush Babe: Asha Noni Hadiyah

Urban Bush Babe: Asha Noni Hadiyah

Click Read More + Comment for additional photos. Tell us your name and where you are from? My name is Asha Noni Hadiyah aka “The Sassy Soul Rebel”.  I was born and raised in Washington D.C., and I currently reside in Harlem, NY.   How long have you been natural? Since the day I was born.  I(…)