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Natural Hair Movement

The 5 Biggest Natural Hair Mistakes

Ama Yawson | Posted 09.19.2014 | Style
Ama Yawson

The movement often fails to challenge the very paradigm that encouraged women to chemically process their hair and thereby prevented them from remaining natural, in the first place.

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,...

How to Get Rid of Black Women With Kinky Hair

Ama Yawson | Posted 09.15.2014 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

The trend of integration in the natural hair movement may contribute to the erasure of kinky hair textures in the media.

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

Ama Yawson | Posted 09.08.2014 | 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.

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.

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...

The Changing Business of Black Hair, a Potentially $500b Industry

Antonia Opiah | Posted 03.25.2014 | Black Voices
Antonia Opiah

The shift from relaxers to natural hair, often referred to as the natural hair movement, is the source of many of the potentially major changes occurring in the market.

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...

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...

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...

'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: ...

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...

Curly Nikki: From Natural Hair Blogger To Author

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.29.2013 | Black Voices

If you are one of the growing number of women who have been embracing, nuturing and loving their natural hair, then you most likely know and love Nikk...