5 Things to Know About Locking Your Hair

This history of locs is long and deep.

Found among countless cultures throughout history, dreadlocks tend to be more than a basic style choice. For many who choose to lock their hair, the choice is rooted in both cultural and historical significance.

However, some do simply like the style and ease it provides you when it comes to wearing your hair natural.

Before you endeavor to lock your hair, here are a few important things to consider.

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5 Women Share How They Use You Be-Natural

Choosing a product for your natural hair can be a daunting experience.

We get it, you’re protective of your crown and you don’t just want to put any old thing in it.

At You Be-Natural, we pride ourselves on creating nutrient rich, supple, delicious products that will have a positive impact on your hair and style.

We’ve worked closely with our texture stylists and product specialists to create a line of hair care and styling products all naturalistas can enjoy.

But, don’t just take our word for it!

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How Much Do You Know About Natural Hair?

Are you the queen of natural? Don’t you wish there was a quiz you could take to let you know how great of a naturalista you are? Well, look no further!

We’ve developed a series of questions that will put your brain to the test. At the end, you’ll know if you’re a natural hair pro, if you need to brush up on your skills (we have resources for that, don’t worry), or if you fall somewhere in between. There’s no wrong or right place to land on the spectrum; you’re all slaying the naturalista journey!

No matter where your IQ falls, one lucky naturalista will be rewarded with the grand prize of a $100 Visa gift card and $100 in You Be-Natural goodies!

Don’t worry, there are still ten more small prize packs to grab that will include some of our signature products, including:

Are you up the challenge? We think so!

All you have to do is complete an entry form, and you’re ready to take the quiz. Click the image below to get started!


What’s Your Natural Hair IQ?

So how’d you do? Be sure to share your results with us on Twitter or Facebook!

Sweepstakes Info: At the end of the sweepstakes, 11 winners will be chosen at random and notified by email to collect the winner’s shipping information. The winners will have 7 calendar days to respond to claim his or her prize. Should the winner not respond within the specified time, he or she will forfeit the prize. An alternate winner will not be selected.

Natural Hair Damage You Need to Be Able to Recognize

Healthy hair is the ultimate goal of many naturalistas.

But, achieving this goal can be challenging, particularly as you transition to natural.

Many women who are suffering damage from various sources are eager to be rid of their damaged ends. This is why so many women choose to big chop -because it is the quickest way to get on the track to healthy, natural hair.

But, even for those who have been fully natural for many years can struggle with hair health.

The first key to success is knowledge.

Do you know what damaged hair looks like? Can you spot the warning signs in your hair?

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Natural and Expecting: Pregnancy and Your Hair

Pregnancy is an exciting time in a woman’s life.

A new life is growing, a new lifestyle is starting, and your hair is probably not here for any of it!

The hormones are doing their thing and often that means your hair is going to be showing it.

As you navigate pregnancy and new motherhood, here are some things to keep in mind when it comes to your hair.

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10 Natural Hair Women Share What They Love About You Be-Natural

Choosing natural hair care products that truly make your hair it’s best can be hard.

It’s the reason so many of us are product junkies –always on the hunt for the perfect solution to all of our natural hair woes.

We are firm believers in our products and their ability to help you reach all of your natural hair goals, regardless of your texture. We have worked with top notch product developers and texture stylists to create the most nourishing, beneficial, effective natural hair care products that are as affordable as they are good for your hair.

That said, we know how important firsthand experience is!

We reached out to some of our favorite naturalistas and asked them to share with us what they love about You Be-Natural products.

Here’s what they had to say.

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Join our #YBNLoveYourHair Sweepstakes

Welcome to February, and welcome to the season of love! Valentine’s Day is upon us, and we want to know what you love about your natural hair.

We’re celebrating 60 years of helping you style and care for your natural hair, and there’s nothing we like doing more! Although the natural hair journey isn’t always fun or exciting, it can be one that fills you up and gives you the confidence to be your best self.

It’s your turn to show us the love you have for your natural hair! Join us on the @YouBeNatural Instagram account from February 7 – 21, 2017 to show us how you love your hair. Whether you like to change up styles, products, or accessories, we want to see it and celebrate with you!

And, because we like spreading natural hair joy whenever possible, you could win one of five You Be-Natural product packages including: 

How to enter the #YBNLoveYourHair Sweepstakes:

It’s easy to enter! We’re asking you to post an image of how you love your hair to Instagram, tagging the @YouBeNatural Instagram account and using the #YBNLoveYourHair hashtag for a chance to win one of the above product packages!

Love your hair, naturalistas!

See you on Instagram!

Contest Info: At the end of the sweepstakes, 5 winners will be chosen at random and notified by the You Be-Natural Instagram account through a comment on our original post and then sent a private message on Instagram to collect the winner’s shipping information. The winners will have 7 calendar days to respond to claim his or her prize. Should the winner not respond within the specified time, he or she will forfeit the prize. An alternate winner will not be selected.