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Natural Hair Care

Things You Don't Know Your Natural Hair Can Do

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.29.2014 | Black Voices

If you thought embracing your natural hair meant marrying yourself to just a handful of styling options, think again. In the November issue of Esse...

The Gift of Afro-Textured Hair In Pictures

Ama Yawson | Posted 12.06.2014 | Style
Ama Yawson

In addition to interviewing Lurie Favors of Afro-State of Mind about the steps needed to overcome hair-bullying directed at afro-textured hair, I contacted thought leaders and asked them why afro-textured hair is a gift. These are their responses.

Afro-Textured Hair: Beautiful and Magical or Nappy Heads in Need of Perminators?

Ama Yawson | Posted 12.02.2014 | Style
Ama Yawson

This type of hair-bullying is not just present in the media. It is present in our homes as learned self-hatred manifests in comments to little girls with looser textures that they have "pretty hair," while little girls with kinkier hair textures are told that they have "bad hair."

Social Networking Goes Natural

Donna Marie Williams | Posted 10.05.2014 | Black Voices
Donna Marie Williams

Natural hair is back! After decades of ends-splitting, scalp-drying, shaft-burning, edge-ripping jheri curls, chemical relaxers, flat irons, lace fronts and weaves, today's "naturals" are returning full circle to the styles of the '60s and '70s, but with a twist.

Teyonah Parris' Heartfelt Admission

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 07.15.2014 | Style

Natural hair in the black community has been a hot topic for some time, with discussions ranging from its care to the debate surrounding its exclusivi...

The Missing Education on Black Hair

Kimika Hudson | Posted 08.31.2014 | Black Voices
Kimika Hudson

Understanding these fundamentals about Afro-textured hair will help the U.S. military, schools and employers acknowledge that natural Black hair has a morphological difference that requires different needs than other ethnic groups.

Dreadlocks: Beautiful and Spiritual or Hideous and Unsanitary?

Ama Yawson | Posted 08.26.2014 | Style
Ama Yawson

Let's be honest, many people view dreadlocks as "dreadful". I sincerely hope that change is on the horizon. Niyya Tenee, the founder of Locs Revolution, is on a mission to uplift the image of locked hair and as part of that mission she is promoting Loc Appreciation Day on June 28, 2014.

This Is The Easiest Way To Deal With Your Hair In The Summer

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 05.31.2014 | Style

Ladies, it's official: Summer is here. And while that may mean beach weekends and tanned legs, it also means humidity and frizzy hair. But don't ge...

This Girl Knows The Benefits Of Beauty Brand Loyalty

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks and Raydene Salinas | Posted 05.01.2014 | Style

The key to great skin and hair just might be a beauty brand away. We spotted Shaina Roche on the streets of Lower Manhattan as she was rounding up...

Dana Oliver

The Product Every Naturally Curly-Haired Girl Needs To Tame Frizz

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Oliver | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style

Getting reacquainted with the way my naturally curly hair grows from my scalp since I've stopped straightening it hasn't been easy. One of my biggest ...

It's About Time!

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.09.2013 | Black Voices

If you've ever tried to find a black doll at your local toy store, you may have noticed they usually come with tamed, straightened hairstyles. But on...

One Girl's Hands-Off Solution To Clear Skin

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver and Raydene Salinas | Posted 09.11.2013 | Style

We've had a crush on Cipriana Quann ever since we stumbled across her natural hair blog, Urban Bush Babes. So when we spotted her (and her towering to...

An Eyeliner That Never Gives Up

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver and Raydene Salinas | Posted 08.19.2013 | Style

Ghana native Asantewaa Prempeh's beauty regimen is all about keeping it simple. The baby-faced grad student, who moved to New York City to study filmm...

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...

Cup of Tea? For Your Hair!

Indie Lee | Posted 01.30.2013 | Style
Indie Lee

Many of you already know teas (specifically black and green teas) are high in antioxidants. But did you realize that tea can also be beneficial to your hair growth and used as a natural highlighter/colorant?

How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar For Beautiful Hair and Skin

Organic Authority.com | Posted 11.29.2012 | Style
Organic Authority.com

This staple ingredient can do more than dress salads and make pickles -- it's also a fabulous all-in-one beauty product for all of you natural beauties on a budget.

Why I Finally Embraced My Natural Hair

Lisa Price | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Lisa Price

Throughout my hair journey, I wore braids, twists, locs, weaves, relaxed agin, cut it off and relaxed and cut it off again -- all the while loving the freedom of expressing who I was at that point in time in my life.

The Threat of Generic Brands: Natural Hair-Care Companies, Black-Business Owners, and the Retail Boom

Tamika Sayles | Posted 08.29.2012 | Black Voices
Tamika Sayles

The increase of natural hair awareness is prompting an increase in Black-owned companies catering to natural hair. As a result, companies that once marketed exclusively to relaxed hair are creating new products that cater to natural and curly hair textures.

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...

A Night to Remember

Anthony Dickey | Posted 05.05.2012 | Black Voices
Anthony Dickey

I have had the privilege of helping many women transition from relaxing their hair to going natural, and I can tell you what an emotional experience it is. For many, it is the first time in years that they have seen their real hair.

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...

7 Non-Toxic Solutions To Healthy Hair Color

Nicole Cothrun Venables | Posted 01.21.2012 | Green
Nicole Cothrun Venables

Natural color tints, herbal rinses, and stains act as a shields, coating the cuticle of your hair shaft, which in turn soothes and tames unwanted frizz and unruly greys, also adding luster and shine.

Julee Wilson

Will You Pledge Pi Nappa Kappa? (POLL)

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Janell Ross

Lisa Price, Carol's Daughter Founder, On Success And Crossing The Racial Hair Care Divide

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

Lisa Price knew that something big had happened to her company when she walked into a New York Macy's store in 2007. Price went in incognito, hop...

Janell Ross

Curl Junkie's Marsha Coulton On Founding, Growing A Natural Hair Care Brand

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

Marsha Coulton will be the first person to tell you she is impatient. Maybe that's why her journey from frustrated white-collar worker to propriet...