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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.

'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...

You Can Touch My Hair: What Were We Thinking?!

Antonia Opiah | Posted 08.18.2013 | Black Voices
Antonia Opiah

You Can Touch My Hair was a way of telling those who have stolen a touch how it makes me feel -- like an object put on display. But I also wanted to use it as an opportunity to further understand why someone might think that act or solicitation is okay and why black hair is such a novelty.

How Raw Shea Butter Can Work Wonders For Your Curls

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver and Raydene Salinas | Posted 06.03.2013 | Style

It was a scorching hot day when we came across Andrea Thomas in Union Square. The model had been running around the city all day on castings, but she ...

The Straight Truth About Relaxers While Pregnant & 5 Must Have Products For Natural Hair Care

Latham Thomas | Posted 12.10.2012 | Black Voices
Latham Thomas

Hair relaxers contain a cocktail of harsh chemicals that can be absorbed through the skin of your vulnerable scalp, so for your sake and baby's, it's best to err on the side of caution and whip your hair back and forth au natural throughout your pregnancy.

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Exercise vs. Hair: Can't We All Just Get Along?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 08.07.2012 | Black Voices

While the contention over Olympian Gabby Douglas' updo has continued to simmer, another battle heated up on the topic of black women and their hair th...

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...

Why Pi Nappa Kappa Isn't Necessary

Bené Viera | Posted 11.09.2011 | Black Voices
Bené Viera

While I respect the commitment to serving the women in the natural hair community, Pi Nappa Kappa may have missed the mark as a sorority.