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How This Girl 'Tames' Her Afro

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 04.14.2014 | Style

Afros are beautiful. So whenever we notice a girl or guy rocking an exceptionally large 'fro, we can't help but stare. And that's exactly what happene...

Organization Gives Amazing Gift To The Needy For Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.10.2013 | Black Voices

The lovely ladies over at Curly Girl Collective -- our favorite organization celebrating all things natural hair -- are spreading some serious holiday...

Black Woman Fired For Blonde Highlights

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.22.2013 | Black Voices

When will the foolishness and hoopla around black people's hair stop? Over the past year we've had to hear about a little girl being kicked out of sch...

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, ...

WATCH: Are Afros Always A Political Statement?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.14.2013 | Black Voices

Afros are making a comeback! Well let's be honest, they really didn't go anywhere. But thanks to the natural hair movement, Dante de Blasio's headline...

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...

Sheryl Underwood, Re-think Your Judgments on Black Hair

Ernest Owens | Posted 11.04.2013 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

Please understand that with all the many issues that are facing blacks in the public sphere, hair should be something we should all strive to look past as a debate.

Natural Hair Moments That Made Headlines

Posted 09.04.2013 | Black Voices

Sheryl Underwood's comments on her show The Talk have, once again, opened the floodgates in the mainstream media about the topic of self-love (or self...

Twitter Responds Negatively To Sheryl Underwoods Comments On 'Nappy, Afro' Hair

www.theroot.com | Posted 09.03.2013 | Black Voices

Twitter was not happy with Sheryl Underwood on Sunday. On an "encore presentation" of her CBS show The Talk that aired Aug. 30, Underwood railed a...

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. ...

'I Don't Want You To Want My Hair'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.18.2013 | Black Voices

Hair envy is a serious matter. The intense emotion has made droves of women fry, dye and cut their hair to replicate fabulously coifed notables (see: ...

A Social Experiment, NOT A Movement

Julee Wilson | Posted 08.10.2013 | Black Voices
Julee Wilson

She gently touched my hair and gleefully exclaimed "it's so soft." While that was a sweet sentiment, I was left feeling of awkward and violated -- even though I allowed the touching. However, I loved that fact that opening myself to this opportunity in turn invited a very real and honest conversation with the woman.

Black Women's Hair And The Human Zoo: Are You Admiring Or Exploiting?

Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 08.07.2013 | Black Voices
Gabrielle Dunkley

In the "You Can Touch My Hair" exhibit, the Others, black female participants, consent to the ogling in hopes of deconstructing the curiosity for mutual education. The exhibit and the exhibited are forced to confront each other's questions about race.

Julee Wilson

Why Are People So Fascinated With Black Hair?

HuffingtonPost.com | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.08.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- For most women of color, being asked "Can I touch your hair?" (or the sensation of an uninvited hand already in her tresses) is irritating...

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...

Curly Nikki Talks Curls Across Cultures

Essence | Nikki Walton | Posted 07.16.2013 | Black Voices

I’m in Spain for a multitude of reasons. The funny thing is, however, that for the most part this trip came completely out of nowhere. Don’t g...

Tippi Shorter Talks New Aveda Gig

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.19.2013 | Black Voices

We know and love Tippi Shorter for maintaining the manes of some of the world's biggest stars including Kelly Rowland, Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson...

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...

Judge Me Not By the Texture of My Hair But By the Content of My Character

Damona Hoffman | Posted 06.10.2013 | Black Voices
Damona Hoffman

When I was born with a caramel hue and a head full of dark, wavy hair, my mother proclaimed, "My prayers were answered. You got the long hair like Betty.

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...

WATCH: Woman Whips Off Her Wig!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.01.2013 | Black Voices

Melissa Harris-Perry dedicated a "Nerd Land" segment of her show on Sunday to a subject near and dear to her heart (and head) -- hair. The host of...

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...

C'mon, Michelle Obama, Time to Rock a 'Fro!

Marlon Regis | Posted 05.28.2013 | Black Voices
Marlon Regis

You see, Mrs. FLOTUS, if you rock a 'fro or revert back to your natural hair in the many styles that'll be cool and acceptable, just like you do with the straightened, unnatural hair -- à la bangs -- you could also be making even a bigger move in White House history.

WATCH: This Is How You Celebrate Your Curls!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.01.2013 | Black Voices

As the natural hair movement forges on and more and more women are embracing their textured tresses, it's become quite clear that beauty companies (or...