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Natural Hair’s Love Letter to Black Women

Dear Black Women, I want to start off by thanking for you finally embracing me the way you always should have. I had my time in the spotlight decades ago, and ...

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Solange’s 'Bridal Afro' Reignites Beauty Standards Debate

Solange Knowles has always embraced her own brand of style and beauty. So it was no surprise when her wedding attire and hairstyle effortlessly went against the norm. Most agree ...

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Put an End to the Itch: 5 Natural Remedies For an Itchy Scalp

Dealing with an incessantly itchy scalp is enough to drive a person insane. In some cases, it seems like every scratch only serves to intensify the itchy sensation. In order ...

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Beyoncé's New Surprise Album Is Actually a Platinum Box Set With Two New Songs

So after all the hoopla about a surprise album, Queen Bey took to the throne Tuesday morning via her label, Parkwood Entertainment to verify the details of her new release. Yes ...

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When Protective Styling Goes Wrong: Explaining Common Issues

There are many benefits to protective styling for naturals. Although the definition varies from person to person the key to a protective style is protecting the hair from over-manipulation, chemical ...

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What are the Politics of Black Hair?

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Black hair is controversial. Our coifs can be political statements, assimilations into mainstream culture, and even odes to ancestors. Some black women purchase their hair while others wear it chemically-altered. But no matter how we style our tresses, our hair is a visible representation of...