Natural Hair

A Chat With @Nevlynnn: On Self-Care & Emotionally Enduring “The Big Chop”

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Black women have a strained relationship with our hair and with good reason. In a White supremacist society, all beauty is measured against Whiteness and that truism is no better demonstrated by society’s obsession with straight hair. For far too long, Black women were told...

Federal Appeals Court Rules It’s Okay For Companies To Ban Employees From Wearing Locs

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While Marc Jacobs is arguing down black women over his right to parade around white women with dreadlocks on his runway, a federal appeals court has ruled it’s perfectly okay for companies to ban their employees from wearing locs. A 3-0 decision Thursday by the 11th U.S. Circuit...

Have We Allowed Biracial Women To “Hijack” The Natural Hair Movement?

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One vlogger says "Type 4 should be the only natural hair."

YouTube Stars Jackie Aina And AdrianXpression ROAST Marc Jacobs In The Most Perfect Of Ways

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Folks were still reeling from Marc Jacobs’ response to the criticism and backlash he received after featuring white models in rainbow dreadlocks in his latest runway show. The designer’s uneducated, dismissive statement left much to be desired, to say the least. Top beauty vlogger Jackie...

ELLE Canada Pays Tribute To Black Hair With ‘Natural Anthem’ Issue

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ELLE’s September issue, the highly anticipated annual bible of beauty and fashion, features black models in a tribute to black hair. The “Natural Anthem” beauty shoot showcases six women of color rocking a collection of natural styles including afro puffs, sculpted baby hair and braids....

Black High School Students In South Africa Protest After Being Told To Straighten Their Hair

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Students at Pretoria High School for Girls in South Africa joined together in protest today after enduring months of racism and abuse by their white teachers. “I have a natural afro, but a teacher told me I need to comb my hair because it looks...