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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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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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L'Oreal USA Acquires Carol’s Daughter

After companies affiliated with Carol’s Daughter filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in April, Lisa Price and the Carol's Daughter brand is entering into a fresh new chapter and joining ...

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Six Rules for Going Natural

Natural hair is the new black. Once unthinkable for all but the kookiest members of our community, in the last decade, embracing curls, coils and kinks has become, well natural ...

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Top 10 Products For The Ultimate Slip In Natural Hair

Slip or slipperiness of a product (usually a conditioner or leave-in) is crucial to Naturals. We need products that will yield massive amounts of slip so the tangles and knots ...

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Hair Color Inspiration: Blonde Locs

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Locs look gorgeous on just about everyone — It doesn’t matter what color or loc style you decide to rock — they always look great.  But, just like with every hairstyle sometimes you want to switch it up and do something different — and for...

I Am Not My Hair? Depends…

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Unless you’re wearing a hat, hair is one of the first things people notice about you, especially if you are a woman. The style you choose sometimes leads people to assume certain things about you and treat you accordingly. XoJane writer Johanna DeBiase wrote about her...

Employer Wants Woman To Cut Off Dreadlocks

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24-year-old Ashley Davis has patiently grown her locs for more than 10 years and says they are a part of her culture and identity. Unfortunately her employer, Tower Loan in St. Peters, Missouri says they’re no longer acceptable. “My worst nightmare is I wake up...

For Tiana: A Care Package FULL of Locs of LOVE

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Earlier this week,  7-year-old Tiana Parker was sent home from the Deborah Brown Community School because of her dreadlocks were deemed a faddish hairstyle and unacceptable according to the school’s policy. During an interview with the local news station, Tiana is seen crying because she...

Hair Theft: Cut-and-Run Robberies Target People with Locs in South Africa

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If you let your long locs flow loosely on the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa, you might become the target of a hair robbery. Cut-and-run hair thefts have emerged in the city because of a demand for locs on the black market where locs can...