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Relaxed Hair

"Setting It Straight" on Hair Straightening Trends

Janet Zeitoun | Posted 06.21.2015 | Style
Janet Zeitoun

Summer is just around the corner. With hot temperatures and high humidity, we still faithfully look for ways to keep our hair in a manageable state. This bare all season can bring us major wants or changes for our hair. Being a professional stylist, I'm always seeking new ways on how to make this happen.

Products I Stole From My Curlfriends

Justine Kay | Posted 11.04.2014 | Style
Justine Kay

I see oodles of products promising weightless, frizz free curls with bounce, movement and volume. Sounds fantastic for my natural girls, but I see very few companies directing their messages to women with relaxed hair.

A Greasy Girl's Guide to Oils

Justine Kay | Posted 08.23.2014 | Style
Justine Kay

With summer rapidly approaching, makeup trends float towards the effortlessly dewy, refreshed, just hydrated enough skin. Not for us oily girls. We often suffer from #makeupmeltdown.

'If My Hair Is Decent, All Else Is Well In The World'

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 07.18.2014 | Style

For the month of May, HuffPost Style is turning the camera's focus on fabulous moms and moms-to-be in our Beauty Street Style series. Warning: your he...

PHOTOS: Check Out These Lovely Locks!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.08.2013 | Black Voices

Our hair is magical. We can transform it from year to year, month to month, week to week or even minute to minute. It's that versatility, no matter th...

WATCH: 'You Can Touch My Hair' Short Film

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.21.2013 | Black Voices

Remember that time a group of black women stood in the middle of New York City's Union Square holding signs inviting people to touch their hair? Yup, ...

'Why My Hair Started Breaking Off'

Justine Kay | Posted 09.25.2013 | Style
Justine Kay

"My hair was broken, extremely short and I developed patches of psoriasis on my scalp that never went away."

Harlem's First 'Green' Salon Opens

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.23.2013 | Black Voices

Everyone is going green and Harlem is no exception. New York City's historically black neighborhood has just welcomed its first-ever eco-friendly beau...

Trinidad James Debuts New 'Do!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.24.2013 | Black Voices

Trinidad James is known for his signature look, big afro and gold-plated crooked teeth, as much as he is for his music. But the "All Gold Everything" ...

WATCH: This Woman Spent How Much On Hair Weaves?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.18.2013 | Black Voices

This story is quite literally unbe-weaveable. Erikka Yancy, a Los Angeles-based documentary filmmaker and HuffPost blogger, recently opened up abo...

PHOTOS: Oprah's Hair Through the Years

OWN | Posted 03.04.2013 | OWN

From braids and bangs to perms and natural styles, Oprah's hair has a history of hits and misses that -- luckily for us -- has been well-documented. ...

Do You Avoid Exercise To Maintain Your Hairstyle? | Posted 02.17.2013 | Black Voices

(Reuters Health) - A number of obstacles may stand between a person and exercise, and hairstyles may be one of them for African-American women, accord...

Fabulous, Faux And For Sale!

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.23.2012 | Black Voices

Angela Simmons isn't the only star hawking hot hair collections these days. Actress Elise Neal and Sherri Shepherd are also getting in on all the faux...

WATCH: Bria Murphy Gets Silly For 'Dark And Lovely'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.25.2012 | Black Voices

Since becoming Dark & Lovely's brand ambassador over a year ago, Bria Murphy seems to be everywhere. She's on countless boxes of hair treatments, spla...

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...

The 10 Commandments Of Black Hair Care

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 03.22.2012 | Black Voices

It looks like a long fight to the finish in the battle over black hair. But while the natural versus relaxed debate rages on, experts are turning atte...

Thandie Goes Au Natural For Her Daughters (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.15.2012 | Black Voices

Thanks to Viola Davis' bold and beautiful natural 'do at the Oscars, the media is now on curl patrol--scoping out any and all curly-topped actress of ...

Are Hair Extensions Deadly?

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.03.2012 | Black Voices

Can hair extensions actually kill you? That's what a doctor in London is speculating after Atasha Graham, 34, died from a possible allergic reactio...

WATCH: 'In Our Heads About Our Hair' Trailer

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.26.2012 | Black Voices

Our hair never fails to spark conversation, comedy and sometimes controversy. Chris Rock's film "Good Hair" was a entertaining look at the issues ...

WATCH: "Sh-t Relaxed Girls Say To Natural Girls"

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.10.2012 | Black Voices

These "shit-so-and-so-say-to-so-and-so" videos just keep coming and so do the laughs! This one is by CharyJay a popular natural hair YouTuber who...

Natural Hair Numbers Growing!

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.29.2012 | Black Voices

Whether we like it or not, African-American hair is still a hot topic. The fascination, debate, discussion (or whatever you'd like to call it) aro...

WATCH: Dr. Drew Talks Natural Hair (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.19.2011 | Black Voices

The "good hair" debate has reached a new level--national television. It's one thing to hear the issue discussed on BET (or even from the Old Spice guy...

4 Fabulous Hairdo How-To's (VIDEO)

Posted 11.02.2011 | Black Voices

Labor Day is deemed the unofficial end of summer, but Fall marks the official season of change and renewal. This is the perfect time to breakout of an...

Julee Wilson

Will You Pledge Pi Nappa Kappa? (POLL) | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.30.2011 | Black Voices

If the sorority Pi Nappa Kappa doesn't sound familiar to you, you're not alone. The group was founded earlier this summer by Leola Anifowoshe, the...

Julee Wilson

Split Ends: A "Naturals" vs. "The Relaxers" Roundtable (VIDEO) | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.19.2011 | Black Voices

Black hair has always been a point of discussion and contention. Blogs are abuzz. Even the TSA is giving black hair extra scrutiny. It seems a lin...