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Mara Brock Akil's Empowering Lesson On Embracing Her Natural Hair

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.01.2016 | Black Voices

To Mara Brock Akil, the resiliency and transformative power of black women's hair is partly what makes it so magical. Akil, the celebrated producer an...

I've Had Natural Hair Longer Than You... So What Does That Even Mean?

Sabrina R. Perkins | Posted 03.03.2016 | Black Voices
Sabrina R. Perkins

I envy your chance to go natural when there are tons of products, advice, and support to guide you. Am I bitter? Not at all, because I am the confident natural I am today because I was the clueless natural 10 years ago.

25 Babies With Afros That Will Make Your Ovaries Flip

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 03.04.2016 | Black Voices

The only thing more marvelous than an afro is an afro atop a little human's head -- no matter how curly, coily, big or tiny it is. We rounded up photo...

5 Ways to Use Honey to Boost Your Deep Conditioners

Gabrielle Allen | Posted 03.02.2016 | Women
Gabrielle Allen

Sometimes our hair can get damaged or dried out because of heat styling tools, chemicals or even dyes that we place on it. Even exposing it to cold ai...

Celebrate Black Hair

Latia Gibson | Posted 02.29.2016 | Black Voices
Latia Gibson

We live in our truths spiritually, mentally and in our careers if we are fortunate enough to chase and make those dreams happen. So, why not do it with your hair?

19 Things Only Women With Curly Hair Understand

PureWow | Posted 02.26.2016 | Style

Some call it a blessing. Others, a curse. But whichever camp you fall into, the fact remains: Curls bring people together. So, let's get it all out th...

This Video Shows The Amazing Evolution Of Black Men's Hair Over A Century

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.24.2016 | Black Voices

WatchCut is focusing on the fellas in its latest video for its "100 Years of Beauty" series. The video pays homage to a century of iconic hair trends ...

Why The Fashion Industry Should Embrace Women With Curls

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 02.19.2016 | Style

When making our way backstage during New York Fashion Week, we can often count on one hand the number of models we see with curly hair. Those who do g...

Mommy, Is My Kinky-Curly Hair Pretty?

Candidly Kim | Posted 02.04.2016 | Parents
Candidly Kim

I have to remind my daughter that length and/or texture does not determine whether or not someone is pretty. It's just one aspect of that person. But I have to admit, it's sometimes challenging to convince a child that length isn't important when society is so focused on it.

Franchesca Ramsey Discusses Trolls, Black History Month, and Courage

Camryn Garrett | Posted 02.01.2016 | Black Voices
Camryn Garrett

In honor of Black History Month starting today, I'm excited to kick off an interview series with several lovely black women. My hope is that this seri...

The Unexpected Lip Color Celebs Are Wearing Right Now

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 02.02.2016 | Style

We've got new #redlipgoals thanks to three of Hollywood's hottest actresses. Amandla Stenberg, Nina Hosseinzadeh and Natalie Portman were all recently...

This Is What You Need When Your Hair is Super Stressed Out

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.01.2016 | Style

It's fair to say that our hair can get mighty stressed out sometimes -- which makes sense when you consider all the twisting, pulling, teasing, pinnin...

The Afro-Caribbean-Inspired Dolls That Should've Existed A Long Time Ago

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.13.2016 | Black Voices

More and more brands like Naturally Perfect Dolls and Natural Girls United are filling a void by offering dolls with more Afrocentric features, allowi...

Photographic Proof That Brunette Hair Is Far From Boring

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 01.21.2016 | Style

Brunette hair sometimes gets a bad rap for looking too plain. This hue may not be as bright as blonde or ravishing as red, but that doesn't mean it is...

Let's Talk About Colorism In The Natural Hair Community

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 05.31.2016 | Black Voices

I only wore my hair natural maybe a handful of times last year. If my hair wasn't wrapped up in box braids or faux locs, it was blown out and flat-ir...

Updo Hairstyles For Holiday Parties That You Can Actually Do

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 12.23.2015 | Style

Updo hairstyles are one of our go-to looks for holiday parties. However, we often get ahead of ourselves when we realize how much time that chic chign...

Natural Hair In Review, 2015: Weave (Glue and Tracks), Creamy Crack and Wigs Are Being Left Behind

Patti R. Rose | Posted 12.16.2015 | Black Voices
Patti R. Rose

So for the New Year (2016), I hope that the creamy crack, weaves (glue and tracks) and wigs will continue to be left behind for Black women. Also, departing from straightening combs, flat irons, and blow dryers will be an added move toward self-love, in terms of embracing natural hair.

History Was Made At The 2015 Victoria Secret Fashion Show, With One Natural Touch

Melissa Mushaka | Posted 11.23.2015 | Style
Melissa Mushaka

MARIA BORGES is the definition of a true angel on and off the runway. With three Victoria Secret Fashion shows under her wings, Borges made history w...

6 Things Black Women Love And Hate About Our Natural Hair

The Huffington Post | Shonitria Anthony | Posted 11.20.2015 | Black Voices

Natural hair is complex and beautiful. There are those good days when you're head-over-heels in love with your hair. But then there are other days whe...

Behold, 41 Solange Knowles Hairstyles That Will Totally Inspire

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.19.2015 | Style

There's no denying Solange Knowles' style star status. Her signature eye-catching style keeps us in a constant state of swoon. And when it comes to he...

Eighth-Grader Sent To Principal’s Office For Her Natural Hair Being 'Too Poofy'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.13.2015 | Black Voices

A Toronto teen was called to the principal's office last week because her natural hair was "too poofy," according to her aunt's Facebook post. I wake...

Cheerleader Kicked Off Team For Not Straightening Hair, Mom Says

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 11.09.2015 | Style

A Texas mom says her 11-year-old daughter’s long, thick curls got her booted from her cheerleading squad. Woodlands Elite Cheer Company insisted tha...

Taraji P. Henson Frees Her Natural Hair In Jawdroppingly Gorgeous Photoshoot

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.16.2015 | Black Voices

Taraji "Slay" Henson serves fierceness every time she's in front of a camera but a recent photoshoot shows a side of her we've never seen before. Free...

Janelle Monae's Hair Stole The Show At Paris Fashion Week

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 10.09.2015 | Style

Paris Fashion Week Spring 2016 was filled with major moments, including the scenic airport-themed Chanel show to the mini "Game of Thrones" reunion wi...

What People Really Hear When You Ask To Touch Their Natural Hair

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 06.27.2016 | Black Voices

Men and women with natural hair hear some pretty offensive comments sometimes. These remarks can be unwarranted and often come in the form of microagg...