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Chemical Relaxers

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

Ama Yawson | Posted 07.09.2014 | 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.

Relaxers Won't Be Around for Long

Antonia Opiah | Posted 06.02.2014 | Black Voices
Antonia Opiah

With a big chop, you become a woman with short hair in a world where so much sexuality and femininity lies in length.

Is the Natural Hair Journey the Old Road to 'Good Hair'?

Cassandra Jackson | Posted 08.25.2013 | Black Voices
Cassandra Jackson

The growing number of white women who are choosing to cultivate their curls instead of straightening them are not referred to as a movement in the way that black women's shift to natural hair is.

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.

Is Natural Hair the End of Black Beauty Culture?

Cassandra Jackson | Posted 08.13.2012 | Black Voices
Cassandra Jackson

While it might sound like a throwback to the 60's Black Power era, the tenor of the current natural hair movement is decidedly different. The constant refrain of the current natural hair movement is self-acceptance, freedom, health, and spiritual growth.

The Length That Means Damage And 7 Other Natural Hair Tips

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

I've been pretty open about my natural hair journey, however, it's taken over 10 years for me to get a grasp on the basics. From detecting scalp dryin...

Janell Ross

Natural or Relaxed, For Black Women, Hair is Not A Settled Matter

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices

ATLANTA -- All month, Sharee Bryant had been hearing women talk about hair. She'd overheard two women in a grocery store checkout line talking abo...