Natural Hair

BBC’s ‘Hair Freedom’ Explores Natural Hair in the UK

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The natural hair movement has become a huge deal here in the States, with meet-ups, communities, and new homespun brands being created every day. But what about the rest of the diaspora? In BBC Raw’s doc, Hair Freedom, Black women in the UK discuss the...

Deal With It: The Mile-High Ponytail & Other Hairstyles That Will Forever Thrive In Black Girl World

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Following hairstyle trends is about as involved of a task as keeping up with the latest iPhone system updates. There’s practically a new one everyday and if you’re not paying attention, you might end up stuck in the past without even realizing that you’re not...

French Magazine Compares Solange’s Afro To Armpit Hair

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Solange is usually praised for her timeless beauty and sartorial prowess but her hair has been a regular target for the ignorant. In Touch Weekly once compared her ‘fro to a dog’s hair. And now Public Magazine joins that deplorable list with a caption in the French glossy that compares...

The Natural Hair Movement Hits West Africa

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In some African countries, natural hair isn’t a thing that is celebrated. Most women are encouraged to straight and chemically relax their hair to become accepted, and if you happen to wear your hair natural at work, often times you’re given side-eyes. But slowly but...