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The History of the Fade

by Princess Gabbara

If there was ever a haircut that exemplified coolness, it has to be none other than the fade. The hairstyle originated in the U.S.... Read More

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Burned and Beautiful: Shalom Nchom in #PerfectlyMe Campaign

by Teryn Payne

While in her mother’s restaurant in Nigeria, a pan of stifling hot oil fell off a counter and landed on nine-year-old-Shalom Nchom, causing severe... Read More


The History of Dreadlocks

by Princess Gabbara

When many folks think of dreadlocks, the drama that unfolded between Zendaya and Giuliana Rancic probably comes to mind. For those who need a... Read More

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The History of Box Braids

by Princess Gabbara

Do you remember when syndicated radio host Don Imus referred to the Rutgers women’s basketball team as “nappy-headed hoes” back in 2007? Sure, this... Read More

Curly Nikki Is Redefining ‘Good Hair’

Curly Nikki Is Redefining ‘Good Hair’

by Montrose Tyler

Nikki Walton’s creative idea wasn’t just lucrative, it has changed the way Black women feel about themselves. In 2008, the 33-year-old psychotherapist launched her... Read More

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Colour App Gets Your ‘Do Done at Home, On Demand

by Lynne d Johnson

Debra Shigley first developed a deep interest in the beauty needs of Black women back when she was an undergraduate at Harvard University and... Read More

11 Natural Hair Instagramers You Need to Follow ASAP

11 Natural Hair Instagramers You Need to Follow ASAP

by Shayna Watson

Once you join Team Natural, there are a few Instagram gurus that typically get instant follows. Mahoganycurls, Naptural85, Taren Guy and Bwatuwant (Britney Watkins)... Read More

Lupita Nyong'o Met Gala 2016

Lupita Nyong’o Schools Magazine On True Inspiration for Met Gala Hair

by Britni Danielle

Monday night, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o showed up to the 2016 Met Gala looking absolutely regal. The Kenyan beauty wore a gorgeous metallic seafoam... Read More

Strands on Struggle? Protein Treatment Tips for Relaxed Hair

Strands on Struggle? Protein Treatment Tips for Relaxed Hair

by Driadonna Roland

Believe it or not, you could be weakening your hair without even knowing it.    Hair is made of a strong protein known as... Read More

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Dear White People: Locs Are Not “Just Hair”

by Josie Pickens

When I started locking my hair almost seventeen years ago, I was searching for myself.  In fact, I was, as Zora Neale Hurston wrote... Read More