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Free from the Creamy Crack and I'm Never Going Back

Felicia Snider | Posted 06.15.2016 | Black Voices
Felicia Snider

My journey to return to my natural kinks, coils and curls began in 2011. Only one or two of my friends had natural hair. I said I'd never do it. I was...

Dana Oliver

WATCH: This '90s Hair Commercial Song Is Stuck In Our Heads | Dana Oliver | Posted 02.01.2014 | Style

When I was just a child and my mother grew tired of straightening my thick, coarse curls at home, she took me to the salon for a chemical hair relaxer...

Young African-American Women Affected Most by Uterine Fibroids

Tasha Mitchell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Tasha Mitchell

A recent study in the Journal of Women's Health revealed that young African-American women, ages 29-39, suffer the most complications from uterine fibroids. I can relate as I -- and so many other women I know -- have experienced health issues and lifestyle disruptions due to fibroid tumors.

WATCH: One Way To Repair Chemically Relaxed (And Damaged) Hair

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 11.01.2012 | Style

For many African-American women, chemical hair relaxers can be both a blessing and a curse. The ease these straightening products provide help to save...

On Gabby Douglas' Hair (And My Own)

Rebecca Sive | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Rebecca Sive

Hair matters. Kinky black hair. Kinky Jewish hair. Kinky hair on any woman's head. Today, we learn that again. How sad.

WATCH: Understanding Black Hair (For Those Who Don't Have It)

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.14.2012 | Black Voices

Yes! The video that every woman of color has been waiting for is finally here. The short and sassy PSA produced by MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry is...