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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.

A Look Back At My Embarrassing Hairstyle Evolution

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 10.27.2015 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

Many women find a good hair look or hairstyle and stay with it for years on end. Others, like me, have an uncontrollable desire to create new looks. If there was a hairstyle, a fad, a trend, you name it, from the sixties on, my poor unfortunate hair was the victim.

4 More Reasons '80s Childhoods Weren't as Great as We Think

Mandy Waysman | Posted 08.17.2015 | Parents
Read More: 80s, Perms, Parents News
Mandy Waysman

People ran amok in the world thinking that because they were accepted into a publication, their work was good. There is no such problem these days. Thanks to the tireless work of commenters, we know pretty fast that our work didn't hit the mark with every person in the universe.

These Guys Are Bringing Back The '70s Male Perm

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 07.23.2015 | Comedy

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28 Real Perms That Epitomize 'Big Hair, Don't Care'

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 07.14.2015 | Style

The perm, aka the "permanent" wave, was probably one of our biggest regrets back in the '80s and '90s. It required applying harsh chemicals to ou...

The Not So Big Bangs Theory

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.30.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

Had I just uncovered a conspiracy? Were all moms in the 50s and 60s trying to make their daughters look like tiny replicas of Mamie Eisenhower?

10 Reasons Being A Kid In The '80s Was The Best

Stephanie Sprenger | Posted 09.19.2014 | Women
Stephanie Sprenger

Despite being somewhat aesthetically unappealing, we children of the '80s had it pretty good.

Sunne's Gift's: 10 Reasons Why All Little Black Girls Should Rock Natural Hair

Ama Yawson | Posted 09.08.2014 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

I have a four year-old and a one year-old and I can't imagine putting a relaxer in their hair because, like most kids their ages, they are busy-bodies. My mother relaxed my hair when I was four years old and my sister got her first relaxer when she was three. It really boggles my mind now.

Here's Bruce Willis With A Perm

Posted 09.15.2013 | Comedy

You've always wanted to see Bruce Willis with a perm, right? Perm Week on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" will bring you just that. Check it out tonigh...

What Would You Erase From Your Life?

Delia Lloyd | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

I've always believed that regret is a central component of adulthood. But many of our regrets are really longings, so we wouldn't want to erase them, because they define who we are.

The Perm Is Back | HILARY HOWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Ms. Lamarre might be so bullish on perms because, when she came of age circa 1999, super-straight hair, as worn by Gwyneth Paltrow, was in vogue, the ...

Hair and Ego Part Three: Happy Client Equals Happy Me?

Emily Farache | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Emily Farache

The perm fiasco of sixth grade may have been earth shattering to my ego, but it did nothing to quell my desire for curly hair -- I wanted those lustrous waves more than ever.