Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

The Ultimate Guide To Gorgeous African-American Hair

  1. Begin Slideshow
    opener

    11

    SHARES

    0 comments
    See All Slides

    UPDATE: We love every single story that we write, but this is one of our ultimate faves—never has hair advice been more necessary than during this month of difficult weather. This story was originally published on April 3.

    One of the most common beauty queries we've heard from readers is this: Why can't I find a great black hair salon in D.C.? If you don't believe us, just take to Yelp and Google to see for yourself. Whether your hair is natural, pressed, relaxed, or somewhere in the middle, finding a person you trust, who really understands your hair, is essential. And finding that person can be tough.

    So, we took it upon ourselves to track down four local hairstylists who really get it — they've earned reputations for being savvy with all types of textured hair — and jumped at the chance to pick their brains for the dos and don'ts of their trade. The result? Our first-ever pros' guide to styling, protecting, and maintaing your gorgeous tresses, no matter how you wear them. Just click through for tips straight from the stylists, as well as the scoop on all their fave must-have products.
    Begin Slideshow

MORE SLIDESHOWS

Skin care

Your Cheat Sheet To Drugstore Skin Care

We’ve all been there: standing in the middle of the skin-care aisle at the drugstore, staring at row after row of bottles, jars, and tubes, all beckoning us. Which brand is best? SPF 15 or 30? Soy or retinol? What’s the point of toners anyway? With so many questions, you find your head exploding with information, and read

Newport Folk Festival

The Best Dressed Folk Folks From Newport Music Festival

If flower crowns are to Coachella as cowboy boots are to SXSW, and tutus are to Electric Daisy Carnival as goggles are to Burning Man, then we're pretty sure that the hallmark of Rhode Island's Newport Folk Festival is a can't-quit smile framed under a wide-brimmed hat. We've never seen so many pure, wholesome, read