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Why I Stopped Blogging About Natural Hair

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From It's been so long since I've blogged about natural hair, sometimes I forget there are rules to this whole thing. Like Natural Hair Rule #157: If you're of mixed race, and not a "fully black" woman, you're not allowed to say you "big-chopped."

I was reminded of this rule recently when the popular natural hair blog,, breathlessly reposted pictures of Alicia Keys' new, super-short hair cut with the headline, "Alicia Keys Big-Chopped!"

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