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Confessions of a Hair Weave Addict

Erikka Yancy | Posted 06.15.2013 | Black Voices
Erikka Yancy

I have done the math, and from the time I was 18 until early 2013, I have spent $25,000 getting my hair weaved, braided or extended and just over one and a half years sitting in a chair having it done.

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.

Shedding the Fake Layer

Audrey Bellis | Posted 06.09.2013 | Women
Audrey Bellis

My 3-year-old nephew called me fake. He was right. Everything from my hair extensions, eyelash extensions, colored-in eyebrows and acrylic nails were all fake.

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.

Trapped in the Lye

Anthony Dickey | Posted 05.06.2013 | Black Voices
Anthony Dickey

You have a stage, show the world how beautiful and versatile that your natural hair is. No more lye-ing! There is natural beauty in our multiple textures. Once you embrace that fact, you will no longer be trapped in the perpetual lye.

Work Vs. Hair

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.13.2013 | Black Voices

Is the texture or style of your hair preventing you from being hired? Sounds like a pretty silly question, however it was precisely the topic at hand ...

PHOTOS: Oprah's Hair Through the Years

OWN | Posted 03.04.2013 | OWN

From braids and bangs to perms and natural styles, Oprah's hair has a history of hits and misses that -- luckily for us -- has been well-documented. ...

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...

7 Hair Hangups That I Gotta Let Go

Dana Oliver | Posted 04.23.2013 | Style
Dana Oliver

"My locks soak up water like a kitchen sponge ripped fresh out of the plastic wrapper."

Her Naturally Curly Hair Tips Are Sort of Genius

The Huffington Post | Simone Kitchens and Raydene Salinas | Posted 02.07.2013 | Style

Also: can we talk about how much she looks like Alicia Keys?

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...

This 'Fashion Star' Contestant Shares Her Natural Hair Tips

The Huffington Post | Simone Kitchens and Raydene Salinas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style

It all started when I moved out to New York...

The Biggest Natural Hair Stories Of 2012!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.02.2013 | Black Voices

It's safe to say that 2012 was the year of natural hair. The state and style of our hair has always been a hot topic for black women, but this yea...

Power to the People: Hair Texture and Gender Matter to TV News Audiences

Ava Thompson Greenwell | Posted 02.27.2013 | Black Voices
Ava Thompson Greenwell

If you're a female working on air in television news with naturally wavy, curly or kinky hair, most likely you wear it straightened or you wear a wig that mimics straight hair. Why? Because that's what television news bosses think viewers want to see.

Do You Avoid Exercise To Maintain Your Hairstyle?

www.reuters.com | Posted 02.17.2013 | Black Voices

(Reuters Health) - A number of obstacles may stand between a person and exercise, and hairstyles may be one of them for African-American women, accord...

TV Station Responds To The Firing Of Rhonda Lee

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.10.2013 | Black Voices

The news that Louisiana television station KTBS fired meteorologist Rhonda Lee is getting a lot of folks ... well, fired up. Twitter is ablaze with ou...

WATCH: Carol's Daughter Launches 'The Curl' Video Series

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.10.2012 | Black Voices

If you're a part of the growing number of black women who are embracing their natural hair or have already done so, you're going to love this. The...

Dear TSA: Leave My Hair Alone

Dana Oliver | Posted 01.20.2013 | Style
Dana Oliver

You won't find any weapons or explosives in my curly 'fro.

The TSA Gets Touchy With Solange's Hair

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.16.2012 | Black Voices

Just when you thought all of that TSA hair frisking nonsense was over, now comes news that Solange Knowles' curly mane has experienced its very own "D...

Why I Support My Mom's Big Beauty Decision

Dana Oliver | Posted 01.13.2013 | Style
Dana Oliver

Things have gotten a bit smoother (literally!) since she's made this change.

Why Being A TV News Reporter Almost Kept Me From My Natural Hair

Abi Ishola | Posted 12.24.2012 | Style
Abi Ishola

I was comfortable with my kink, but tired of all the work it took to maintain it.

The Straight Truth About Relaxers While Pregnant & 5 Must Have Products For Natural Hair Care

Latham Thomas | Posted 12.10.2012 | Black Voices
Latham Thomas

Hair relaxers contain a cocktail of harsh chemicals that can be absorbed through the skin of your vulnerable scalp, so for your sake and baby's, it's best to err on the side of caution and whip your hair back and forth au natural throughout your pregnancy.