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Olive Oil And Hair Care

Thrive Market | Posted 07.29.2016 | Style
Thrive Market

Whether you have split ends, dry and weak strands, dandruff, or just a tangled mess, the likely culprit for almost all follicular problems is a lack of moisture.

The Ultimate Hair Guide For Women

Laiza King | Posted 07.27.2016 | Style
Laiza King

Credit Well let's face it, whether India Arie agrees or not, you are your hair. Your hair is an extension of you, same as your dress sense, your sp...

Embracing My Authentic Self

Krystle Bell | Posted 07.21.2016 | Black Voices
Krystle Bell

My natural hair journey has taught me that my beauty is not defined by my hair texture. I am beautiful because I have the courage to celebrate and embrace my authentic self.

Shani Crowe's African-Inspired Braids Are Absolutely Mesmerizing

The Huffington Post | Choyce Miller | Posted 07.21.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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Show Us What Your Natural Hair Means To You

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Spatola | Posted 07.21.2016 | Black Voices

Kinky. Curly. Coily. Fabulous. Lucious. Magical. Black natural hair is all of the above. And if there’s one thing we’ve learned from launching the...

CurlFest Is The Ultimate Celebration Of Big, Beautiful Natural Hair

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 07.18.2016 | Black Voices

This year’s annual CurlFest in Brooklyn, New York, was a magical display of bold and beautiful natural hairstyles. The Curly Girl Collective kicked...

CurlFest Celebrates The Beauty Of Natural Hair

The Huffington Post | Choyce Miller | Posted 07.18.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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Natural Hair Chose Me

Diane C. Bailey | Posted 07.14.2016 | Black Voices
Diane C. Bailey

I blossomed when my hair was growing and full. To me, healthy means beautiful, -- whether it's healthy skin, healthy teeth or healthy hair -- it all equates to being beautiful. Healthy hair is beautiful.

Miss Rizos Stands Up For Teen Shamed By School For Rocking Natural Hair

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.13.2016 | Latino Voices

Carolina Contreras, better known as Miss Rizos, has made headlines over the years for bringing together a community of women who embrace their natural...

Curlfest: Black Women Celebrating Their Natural Hair And Why We Need More

Erika Hardison | Posted 07.13.2016 | Black Voices
Erika Hardison

Image credit: Ike Slimster As seen on Fabulize Magazine: I'm so thrilled that in this day and age, black women can create spaces to celebrate ...

Natural Hair Creates A More Inclusive Beauty Standard

Jenell Stewart | Posted 07.12.2016 | Black Voices
Jenell Stewart

Collectively our voices are effecting changes in creating a more inclusive standard of beauty. Everyday that we learn more about our hair and document our experiences publicly is another day we support a Black woman who is nervous about finally coming into her own and accepting her natural hair.

My Road To Being A Black Woman With Natural Hair

Arriel Vinson | Posted 07.11.2016 | Black Voices
Arriel Vinson

I know that once I begin my career search, my natural hair will be frowned upon. But then again, why would I want to work for an employer who can't appreciate my race and all it has to offer?

This Is What Happened When I Wore My Natural Hair in Africa

Elèna Ruyter | Posted 06.27.2016 | Black Voices
Elèna Ruyter

On my way home the other night, I heard a young girl of about four screaming and crying in pain. When I went to investigate, my friend reassured me th...

This Bride And Her Bridesmaids Flawlessly Rocked Their Natural Hair

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 06.27.2016 | Weddings

Like many brides, Nakyia Whitty posted some photos on Instagram after her June 11 wedding -- not thinking much of it at all. Among the snaps from the ...

The 3 Types of Men All Black Women With Naturals Will Meet

Erika Hardison | Posted 06.16.2016 | Black Voices
Erika Hardison

Whether you've decided to do the big chop and get in formation with #TeamNatural or you've been walking on the kinky side for decades, all naturalistas can agree that there are a lot of people that make assumptions about you based on your hair.

13 Crazy Things White People Think About Black Natural Hair At Work And School

Janice Celeste | Posted 06.16.2016 | Black Voices
Janice Celeste

Children are being expelled from school and removed from dance recitals for wearing their natural hair or afro-puffs. It's insanity at its best. Our m...

Madam C.J. Walker's Black Beauty Legacy Lives Through Her Great Grand Daughter and Now Sephora

Erika Hardison | Posted 06.15.2016 | Black Voices
Erika Hardison

Who could have predicted that a daughter of slaves turned self-made millionaire would have her namesake and products in a Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy brand like Sephora?

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...

Your Natural Hair Should Not Be A Mystery

Candace Howze | Posted 06.10.2016 | Black Voices
Candace Howze

It's been two years since my final relaxer and 16 months since my big chop and I couldn't be happier! Seeing my thick, dense, coarse and kinky hair was like meeting myself for the first time. My hair is a lovely deep black -- nowhere near the light brown, reddish color I'd always believed it to be.

Why My Hair Journey Is Spiritual

Briana Whiteside | Posted 06.09.2016 | Black Voices
Briana Whiteside

I grew into the woman I am today. I've reached a level of freedom and it all started with me cutting away the pieces of me that once hindered me: self-deprecating thoughts and my relaxed hair.

I'm Melba With The Good Hair

Melba Pearson | Posted 06.09.2016 | Black Voices
Melba Pearson

It is exhausting and stressful to match up to someone else's image of what beauty is. It is liberating when you're able to embrace what is truly yours. I'm Melba with the good, no, great hair. Pleased to meet you.

How Embracing My Natural Hair Led Me to Beauty School and Beyond

Aishia Strickland | Posted 06.09.2016 | Black Voices
Aishia Strickland

I had been told numerous times in my adulthood that I should have gone to beauty school. I didn't know natural hair would lead me into the business of educating the masses on hair care, but I'm so glad it did!

I Took My Natural Hair Journey With My Teenage Daughter

Simone S. Gray | Posted 06.08.2016 | Black Voices
Simone S. Gray

Having natural hair has inspired me to be more conscious of what I put in or on my body and most importantly it has help me to be free. I feel so liberated knowing that I am a beautiful, kinky curly black women who understands that beauty comes in many forms and my hair is just one example of it.

Loving My Hair Has Allowed Me to Love Myself

Shanice J. Douglas | Posted 06.08.2016 | Black Voices
Shanice J. Douglas

My hair is no longer my crutch in a dark state of self-loathing, neither is it my crowning glory. Loving my hair as it is, has allowed me to love myself as I am, and this natural hair journey was the perfect catalyst for this state of introspection.

From Perms and Bows to Twists and Fros

Tiff | Posted 06.08.2016 | Black Voices
Tiff

For so much of my life hair was the thing that made me feel beautiful. Though perms and the pressing combs hurt I didn't dare fall out of trend and let my hair go without. Now, three years after taking a leap to the other side, I couldn't imagine going back.