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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."

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.

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.

Going Natural Without Joining The Movement

Contessa Gayles | Posted 09.08.2012 | Black Voices
Contessa Gayles

For many natural women today, self-confidence trumps racial pride and self-discovery takes priority over sisterhood. Convenience, time management, budget and health are on women's long and diverse lists of reasons to go natural.

Hair Takes Us To Our Roots

Michelle Whittaker | Posted 09.08.2012 | Black Voices
Michelle Whittaker

My mother was my first hair stylist. Like so many African American girls, the experience of our mothers doing our hair in the kitchen is one of our first memories. I can't imagine myself with a head full of curls.

Nutrients to Unplug and Recharge Your Body and Mind

Hyla Cass, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Hyla Cass, M.D.

Stress seems inevitable, and takes its toll on our health and well-being. Do you recognize any of these signs?

Good Hair? Good Question

Tina Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Tina Wells

What we do to our hair should be for ourselves only, not to fit a stereotype of what's acceptable for us as black women, or women in general.

Chris Rock's 'Good Hair' Looks At Business Of Black Hair (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Chris Rock's newest movie 'Good Hair' takes a comedic and candid look at the nine billion dollar black hair business. Rock says he was provoked to mak...