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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.

DIY Your Next Blowout With These Hair Dryers

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.07.2014 | Style

This list was assembled with data provided by Rank & Style. Let's be honest, blow drying your hair can be a huge pain in the ass. Hair dryers can e...

Michelle Persad

A Straightener That Straightens Your Hair AND Gives You A Blowout

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelle Persad | Posted 11.21.2013 | Style

Before I owned a straightener, I would get down on the floor and drape my long hair over my ironing board and beg my friends to iron out my waves. The...

For All the Curly-Haired Girls

Mimi Golub | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Mimi Golub

It was the year of the winged bangs and I was hell-bent on having them. Despite being born with a headful of ringlet curls and living in an oppressively humid climate, I wanted to belong. I was 14, it was the '70s, and a world of adolescent males awaited me. That is, if I could tame my damn hair.

12 Things Only Girls With Straight Hair Will Understand

Posted 10.21.2013 | Style

The grass is always greener, they say, and nowhere is that truer than in the world of hair debates. Curly hair girls always lust after straighter, fla...

Lessons From My Brief Affair With Hair Extensions

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

What if she came to me crying and wishing she was born with straight hair. How would I be able to look her in the eye and tell her she is beautiful the way she is while wearing someone else's hair?

10 Trends We Want To See Come Back

Posted 08.27.2013 | Style

It's safe to say that there are many trends that we were more than happy to see go (like butterfly clips and bandana tops). But sometimes, things were...

Another Reason To Try A DIY Face Mask

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad and Raydene Salinas | Posted 04.25.2013 | Style

Okay, we admit it. Laura Nekrasoe's ridiculously luminous skin wasn't the first thing that caught our attention while we were out and about in Union S...

5 Reasons Why You're Not Getting Super Straight Hair

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 02.21.2013 | Style

For starters, are you using a cheapie blowdryer?

10 New Rules In Black Beauty

Ben Arogundade | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Ben Arogundade

For many black women, their preference for straight hair is driven by bad childhood memories of being teased and tormented at school about their natural hair, or being made to feel insecure by parents who insisted on the hot comb or hair relaxer.

Keratin Made My Hair Fall Out!

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

My hair horror all started with a lone PR email that floated its way into my inbox. "Would you like to get a free keratin treatment?"...

Where Do You Stand On Blowouts? Two Writers Duke It Out

The Huffington Post | Stylelist | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Few things are as divisive among the female population as hair. Some of us are shower-and-go while others are product-blow-dry-straighten-and-style. T...

A Formaldehyde-Free Treatment With Smooth Results?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Photos By Bobby Doherty I didn't realize that I had curly hair until I was 12 years old. Until that point, I would brush my ringlets into a porcupi...

Give Me Straight Hair... Or Give Me Death

Phyllis Berger | Posted 12.05.2011 | Fifty
Phyllis Berger

Figuring out how to embrace a somewhat disheveled outside in favor of a more loving, healthier inside seems to be the task of this just-past-middle-age stage in my life.

Janell Ross

Natural or Relaxed, For Black Women, Hair is Not A Settled Matter

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

ATLANTA -- All month, Sharee Bryant had been hearing women talk about hair. She'd overheard two women in a grocery store checkout line talking abo...

Summer in the City

Louis Licari | Posted 07.31.2011 | Style
Louis Licari

Hair should looked controlled but never done. This might seem to be an impossible challenge in the heat and humidity, but the solution is simple: Styles that incorporate the natural texture of your hair work best.