“I Am Not Comfortable Rocking A Fro At Work” – Determining Personal Hair Styles At Work

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As I’m transitioning into working full-time, I wanted to find alternative ways to wear my natural tresses. Rocking a big ‘fro in the workplace every day isn’t something that I feel entirely comfortable with. It was cool on the college campus because it’s more of a relaxed environment. Plus, the newbies needed to see us Click to continue…

Teen Vogue’s Senegalese Twist Editorial Causes Uproar + 8 Times White Media Co-opted Black Trends #culturalappropriation

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Is it too much to ask that media, magazines, editorial shoots, public forums and people taking our money to be even slightly diverse, inclusive or even fair? Teen Vogue is in hot water because as many have pointed out on Twitter they had the nerve to do a Senegalese Twist editorial that featured hardly/not even Click to continue…

What Makes A Hairstyle Ghetto?

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I’ve seen it countless times; people bashing hairstyles they would not wear, hairstyles regarded as outlandish. Just check social media and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Why can’t some of these hairstyles just be regarded as creative? Why does someone have to be regarded as a hoodrat when they dare to think outside of Click to continue…

Vogue Says “North West’s Curly Styles Are Inspiring A Generation Of Natural Hair Girls” – 3 Reasons We Should Not Be Mad

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Over the years Vogue has been known to have some pretty questionable, racially biased and down right crazy articles. On the other hand they are not reprimanded everyday so they also have some great articles as well. As we navigate this world of opinion sometimes you have to think about what you put your energy Click to continue…

Let Us Take One Last Critical Look At This – Are Extensions On Children A Form of Child Abuse?

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After reading a recent post about a mother who received back lash from concerned parents and citizens on social media for installing faux locs on her daughter’s hair, I couldn’t help but wonder when a simple hairstyle which is loved by many suddenly became abusive. I mean, is it child abuse because faux locs is Click to continue…

4 Ways Rachel Dolezal Tried To Use Black Hair Styles To Fool The NAACP About Her Race

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I debated and debated about writing this post, but I kept coming back to the point that I wanted us to have the conversation on our platform and if I did not write it, we would be robbed of that opportunity. Rachel Dolezal has been in the news heavy this week. In case you were Click to continue…

Why Does My Hair Journey Have To Be A Struggle With My Family?

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The decision was my own to go natural, but somehow, my hair choice seemed to be always other people’s business. It was so bad that I started to believe that dealing with critics and fault-finders was part of the journey to going natural. Personally, when I made the decision to go natural, I was the Click to continue…

Do You Still Think The TMS System Is For You? Chime Edwards Tells Her Curl Damage Story 1 Year Later

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Chime Edwards recently posted a video titled “My TMS experience 1 year later”. In the video she talks about the texture damage she sustained after using the popular Texture Management System created and marketed by Beautiful Textures. I remember when this product launched, it was a big deal because the company promised the best of Click to continue…

6 Reasons Sitting Between A Relative’s Legs Getting Your Hair Done Is One Hair Tradition We Hope Never Goes Away

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For years my mother did my hair, she would sit me in front of her and have all my toys laid out in front of me as a distraction. If I did not have toys she would give me all of my little bubble clips to play with. I never understood it then like I Click to continue…

5 Things Only Natural Girls Understand

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There are only a few things in this world only natural girls understand and we would be lieing if we did not admit we can identify with all of them whenever we see a list somewhere on social media. In good fun we came up with a list of our own, comment below and let Click to continue…

Mini Buns Inspired By Marc Jacobs??- My Solution To The Cultural Appropriation Problem In The Hair Industry

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I was on Instagram today and saw the above picture posted by the lovely ladies over at My Natural Sistas. I try not to get upset over these things because on one hand I know for a fact that Marc Jacobs will never in a million years give Africans any credit for any style inspiration Click to continue…

Does Long Hair Still Mean Empowerment? – The History Of The “Long Hair Perception”

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Remember the very first time when your mom felt that you had ‘come of age’, and she finally used the hot comb to straighten your natural locks? This was like exploring brand new territory or completing your initiation into womanhood. That was much different from the days when we draped towels over our head, pretending Click to continue…

5 Hair Tips that Simply Do Not Work For Everyone

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I really appreciate natural hair bloggers who understand that not all curls are created equal. In their posts, they make sure to identify the type, texture, density and porosity of their hair, so as to not lead anyone astray. Anyone who has been unsuccessful in imitating another person’s hair tutorial knows that there is a Click to continue…

Let’s Put This To Rest – Are Keratin Treatments Really Cheating On Being Natural?

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Natural hair is such a vague term that it sometimes causes unnecessary debates between Naturalistas in the natural hair community. For some, natural hair means the freedom to wear one’s hair in a variety of hairstyles without the need for a relaxer. Whereas for others, it means only using natural products and only wearing their Click to continue…

8 Things Men Who Have Women With Natural Hair Need To Know

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I read an article recently where a naturalista felt that it was important to let her man know what to expect when dating, getting married to, or gaining interest in a woman with natural hair. Recently I went into my bathroom and saw my expensive $9.99 conditioner, half empty and to add insult to injury Click to continue…

There Is An Obligation Of Honesty When You Are On A Natural Hair Journey – My Thoughts On Natural Hair “Influencers”

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When I decided to go back to being natural, it wasn’t an easy decision to make. The process was an intimidating one for me and for many young women who decide to transition, especially if you have worn chemically relaxed hair for a number of years. There are many of us who found that it’s not Click to continue…

Does Praying For Long Hair Work?

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Yep! I can already imagine that some persons will roll their eyes at the title for only a quack would really come out and say prayer helps grow hair; right? I get it. Prayer is something that is fast becoming one of those topics you don’t touch with a long stick because some think it Click to continue…

Hair Relaxers Linked To High Uterine Fibroid Risks Among Black Women? Unlikely

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No doubt some of you have experienced a love-hate relationship with relaxers. They have been demonized but perhaps nothing has been more scathing than the Boston University study back in 2012 that linked hair relaxers to high uterine fibroid risk among black women. Over the years the relaxer has become quite a mainstay in the black community as Click to continue…

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