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African American Hair

Is This Emmy-Winning Actress Responsible For The Natural Hair Movement?

OWN | Posted 08.06.2014 | OWN

In the '50s and '60s, many African-American women sported smooth, straight hairstyles, from sleek bobs to mile-high bouffants. As an emerging actress,...

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 ...

Dana Oliver

Meet The Girl Who Convinced Us To Go Gray Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Oliver | Posted 07.08.2014 | Style

No matter your age, gray hair is beautiful. And with proper care and maintenance, silvery strands can be healthy, too. Don't believe us? Meet Cheeno G...

Teyonah Parris Is Giving Us Major Hair Envy

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.06.2014 | Black Voices

We can't stop staring at Teyonah Parris' feature in Bright Ideas magazine. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOS There's no denying the "Mad Men" actress is u...

Military's Ban on Nappy Hair

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.13.2014 | Black Voices
Irene Monroe

African American female servicemembers comprise the highest percentage of women in the military.

WATCH: Natural Hair Vlogger Domineque Banks' Beautiful Legacy

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.21.2014 | Black Voices

Although it's been a few weeks since we learned that natural hair vlogger Domineque Banks passed away after battling lupus, the sad news is still weig...

Why Can't A Black Woman Have Perfect Bedhead?

www.elle.com | Marjon Carlos | Posted 04.18.2014 | Black Voices

Blame it on my inherent tomboy tendencies, but I have always been in awe of that wild, disheveled mess that is considered “behead.” Unconstrain...

Unequal Sisters: How the Army Promotes White Womanhood As the Female Ideal

Ama Yawson | Posted 06.16.2014 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

"Finding out that the U.S. Army regulations seemed to be geared towards eliminating Black females with natural hair was heartbreaking for me... It pains me to know that an organization that I have sacrificed so much for doesn't accept me in my natural, yet professional state."

Why Do Black Women Have to Look Like White Women to Serve Their Country?

Ama Yawson | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Ama Yawson

Given the fact that military men and women sacrifice so much, I believe that all members of the military regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation deserve to be honored and respected. Sadly, black women of the U.S. army are being severely dishonored and disrespected by Army Regulation 670-1.

Yes, My Little Brother Steals My Beauty Products

Justine Kay | Posted 05.12.2014 | Style
Justine Kay

Christian is just fortunate enough to be my curious, needy, bothersome little brother. But I'll be honest, I also love having him as my lab rat.

This Makeup Artist Mixes Up The Perfect Red Lipstick

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 06.27.2014 | Style

The way our minds are wired, we can't help but notice a woman wearing red lipstick on the street. So, when we spotted Inglot makeup artist Nicole Jenk...

The Perks Of Having Short Hair

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver and Raydene Salinas | Posted 02.10.2014 | Style

While taking a break at Starbucks in between New York Fashion Week shows, we noticed this gorgeous short-haired gal. Amiraa Vee's piecey pixie haircut...

Dana Oliver

WATCH: This '90s Hair Commercial Song Is Stuck In Our Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Oliver | Posted 02.01.2014 | Style

When I was just a child and my mother grew tired of straightening my thick, coarse curls at home, she took me to the salon for a chemical hair relaxer...

Creating a Center Part

Jerrika Hinton | Posted 02.11.2014 | Black Voices
Jerrika Hinton

Do you know how hard it is to find a black girl with hair like yours? It was my first peek into the supposition that my hair does not belong to me but, rather, is part of some trenchant responsibility and deeply engaged in identity politics whether or not the body/mind attached to it desires such.

Stop Telling Me How To Style My Hair

The OpEd Project | Posted 02.02.2014 | Teen
The OpEd Project

As teenagers trying to figure out who we are, we naturally experiment with different ways to express ourselves. To be forced to manipulate our hair in a way that doesn't represent us just isn't fair.

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...

Dana Oliver

17 Things Only Girls With Natural Hair Will Understand

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Oliver | Posted 11.02.2013 | 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...

Who's Your Hair Icon?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.17.2013 | Black Voices

What do Josephine Baker, Pam Grier, Halle Berry, Diana Ross and Solange Knowles have in common? Yes, they are all talented, beautiful and inspiring wo...

Hair Healing for All the Little Tianas

Jessica Joseph | Posted 11.09.2013 | Black Voices
Jessica Joseph

Mothers, tanties and teachers: It breaks my heart to tell you this but you unknowingly slipped something toxic in your home-cooked chicken soup for the soul and fed it to your daughters and granddaughters. You told us that in order to enter woman-hood and embrace all the beauty that comes with it, we must undergo a painful rite of passage called the chemical relaxer, perm or hot comb.

WATCH: My Tresses Get Tamed

Julee Wilson | Posted 10.28.2013 | Black Voices
Julee Wilson

After a lot of soul searching, tons of products, a few emotional breakdowns and plenty of prayer, I was finally able to embrace my natural hair. But like they say, "it takes a village" -- which is why my journey would not be complete without the awesomeness that is Anthony Dickey.

WATCH: Vogue-Approved Natural Hair Tricks

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.29.2013 | Black Voices

When Vogue wants to know your beauty secrets, you're doing something right. That's definitely the case for singer/DJ Kilo Kish, who recently dished ab...

'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."

The Trick To Taming Curly Hair

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver and Raydene Salinas | Posted 07.22.2013 | Style

Humidity plus curls equals frizz (and a whole lot of frustration). However, we ran into a New York University graduate with a solution to this summer ...

WATCH: Rock Out With Your Curls Out!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.17.2013 | Black Voices

Hey naturalistas! Need a new feel-good-about-your-follicles jam? If so, we offer you "NA-TU-RAL" by Qu'ality. The Harlem-based rapper calls the tu...

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. ...