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Natural Hairstyles

Meet The Women With The Flyest Afros On Instagram

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 06.02.2015 | Style

Black hair -- in all of its complexities -- is beautiful. When we see women wearing Afros on Instagram, our fingers can't move fast enough to doub...

The Hairstyle That Will 'Protect' Your Locks All Summer Long

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 05.12.2015 | Style

Crochet braids have reemerged as one of the most popular black hairstyles of the season. Though this hairdo dates back to the '90s, the modern version...

30+ Natural Hair Haircuts For Any Length And Texture

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 04.23.2015 | Style

The possibilities of styling are limitless when it comes to natural hair. Whether your curls are loose and wavy or tight and coiled, experimenting wit...

Five Natural Hairstyle Ideas For Busy Moms

Imani A. Dawson | Posted 06.22.2015 | Style
Imani A. Dawson

These natural hairstyles are perfect for that moment of zen that occurs just after the morning coffee, and before the kids wake up.

Dana Oliver

How To Get Curly Hair With A... Sponge?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Oliver | Posted 03.25.2015 | Style

File this ingenious product under "things that will make your life easier." We first heard about Curl Sponge back in 2014 while swapping natural ...

The Kardashians' Curl Defining Cream Actually Keeps Up With My Natural Hair

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.09.2015 | Style

Let me be honest: When the Kardashian Beauty Hair collection landed in my hands, I immediately dismissed it. I'm often afraid to put too many things i...

Embracing Who You Are

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Today, teaching Black children that they don't have to have straight hair or look like anyone else or stop being who they are in order to be accepted is another way of reaffirming that they are already perfect exactly the way God made them.

Things You Don't Know Your Natural Hair Can Do

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.29.2014 | Black Voices

If you thought embracing your natural hair meant marrying yourself to just a handful of styling options, think again. In the November issue of Esse...

15 Things You Should Never Say To A Woman With Natural Hair

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver & Chanel Parks | Posted 07.22.2014 | Style

When we stopped using chemical relaxers and flat irons to straighten our natural hair, we felt great that our tresses were finally getting the chance ...

Dreadlocks: Beautiful and Spiritual or Hideous and Unsanitary?

Ama Yawson | Posted 08.26.2014 | Style
Ama Yawson

Let's be honest, many people view dreadlocks as "dreadful". I sincerely hope that change is on the horizon. Niyya Tenee, the founder of Locs Revolution, is on a mission to uplift the image of locked hair and as part of that mission she is promoting Loc Appreciation Day on June 28, 2014.

PHOTOS: We've Got Major Curl Envy

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.27.2014 | Style

While we continue to toy with the idea of going bleach blonde, there are plenty of New York Fashion Week street style stars reminding us that rocking ...

Dana Oliver

17 Things Only Girls With Natural Hair Will Understand

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Oliver | Posted 03.25.2015 | Style

Many African-American women with natural hair view their locks as both a blessing and a curse. But ever since I stopped chemically straightening my ha...

It's About Time!

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.09.2013 | Black Voices

If you've ever tried to find a black doll at your local toy store, you may have noticed they usually come with tamed, straightened hairstyles. But on...

The Natural Hair Book We've Been Dreaming About...

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.02.2013 | Black Voices

We've been completely enamored with Glenford Nunez's ongoing "Coiffure Project" -- portraits of women modeling their glorious crowns of natural hair. ...

PHOTOS: A Homage To The Afro

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.08.2013 | Black Voices

Whether being praised or despised, black women and our hair is a hot topic. And the latest headline-making story comes courtesy of the creative ambass...

Another Win For #TeamNatural

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.29.2013 | Black Voices

It was love at first sight when we discovered Glenford Nunez's breathtaking portraits from his "The Coiffure Project." We immediately deemed the Balti...

Work Vs. Hair

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.13.2013 | Black Voices

Is the texture or style of your hair preventing you from being hired? Sounds like a pretty silly question, however it was precisely the topic at hand ...

Why I Support My Mom's Big Beauty Decision

Dana Oliver | Posted 01.13.2013 | Style
Dana Oliver

Things have gotten a bit smoother (literally!) since she's made this change.

Why Being A TV News Reporter Almost Kept Me From My Natural Hair

Abi Ishola | Posted 12.24.2012 | Style
Abi Ishola

I was comfortable with my kink, but tired of all the work it took to maintain it.

Black Women (And Men) Discuss The Stereotypes Behind Their Hair

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 10.03.2012 | Style

It's time we get to the root of it all... literally!

This 'Marie Claire' Columnist Shares Her Natural Hair Secrets

The Huffington Post | Simone Kitchens and Raydene Salinas | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Earlier this week we ran into Zanele Mji, a columnist for Marie Claire South Africa, right outside our office. Her matchy-matchy jewelry initially cau...

The Length That Means Damage And 7 Other Natural Hair Tips

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

I've been pretty open about my natural hair journey, however, it's taken over 10 years for me to get a grasp on the basics. From detecting scalp dryin...

23 Stars Who Inspire Me With Their Natural Hair

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 01.29.2015 | Style

Like many little black girls, my mother believed that the easiest way to manage my thick, curly hair was to have it chemically-straightened (read: rel...