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Natural Hair

PHOTOS: Check Out These Lovely Locks!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.08.2013 | Black Voices

Our hair is magical. We can transform it from year to year, month to month, week to week or even minute to minute. It's that versatility, no matter th...

Letting My Hair Go Gray: To Dye or Not to Dye

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Ruth Neubauer

My haircut is OK, but tonight, I tied it back with some hair clips and saw the layers of brown and gray and lighter brown and highlights and once again, wondered how I will look when I fully inhabit my natural self and let my hair go gray.

Dana Oliver

17 Things Only Girls With Natural Hair Will Understand

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Oliver | Posted 11.02.2013 | Style

Many African-American women with natural hair view their locks as both a blessing and a curse. But ever since I stopped chemically straightening my ha...

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...

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...

Why Lemons Are Great For More Than Just Tea

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 10.15.2013 | Style

With that hair (and those bright red lips), could you blame us for checking out Millana Snow? The Serene Social founder told us that her big curly hai...

The New Over-40 Hair Color Rules

MORE Magazine | Posted 09.27.2013 | Fifty

Blond Hair Bangs, layers and highlights are your best friends. Tousled pieces hide regrowth, so you won’t need touch-ups every 10 minutes. "A cho...

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...

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...

The Best Natural Ingredients for Post-Summer Skin

Emilie Davidson Hoyt | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Emilie Davidson Hoyt

After a long summer, skin and hair can suffer from dehydration and discoloration. These good-for-you ingredients can help treat sun damage plus restore, revitalize and care for seasonally-stressed skin.

STUNNING!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.05.2013 | Black Voices

Essence's October cover reads "Be Beautiful, Inside And out!" and we can't think of a better woman to impart that message then the glossy's cover girl...

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...

PHOTOS: AfroPunk Street Style Stars

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 08.27.2013 | Black Voices

The MTV Video Music Awards wasn't the only thing poppin' in Brooklyn this past weekend. An estimated 30,000 people turned out for the 8th annual AfroP...

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...

7 Common Hair Mistakes That Age You

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpgSPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com | Dawn Wilder | Posted 08.17.2013 | Fifty

Your haircut, style, or color may not be doing you any favors in the youthfulness department. Follow these tips to take years off your look. You ca...

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...

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...

Dana Oliver

The Product That Gave Me Diana Ross Hair

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Oliver | Posted 07.16.2013 | Style

If the temperature is 80 degrees before I roll out of bed in the morning, there are only a few ways I can style my naturally curly hair. I can keep th...

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. ...

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.

'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.