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Is She a Jerk? Fan Does Tribute to Lolo Jones and She Insults Her Natural Hair

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Lolo Jones, a well known Olympic bobsled team member, is coming under fire for making a nasty comment about a twitter fan’s natural hairstyle when she dressed up as the Olympian.  A fan of Jones tweeted a picture on October 31st of herself dressed up in Olympian garb. The woman who calls herself Daniesa posted the picture with the following tweet, “Lola Jones 4 Halloween. I just need a hurdle.”…

Kamara Taylor: Black America and “Good Hair”

Kamara Taylor: Black America and “Good Hair”

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  By: Kamara Taylor It’s amazing to me how individuals are perceived and judged on different criteria.  As African Americans are still working diligently to assimilate into a country that we were unwillingly brought into, our skin tone is no longer a good enough factor to expand our possibilities of growth academically and in the workforce. When compared to my peers and colleagues, my hair is considered a “better” grade…

More African-American Women Are Going Natural

More African-American Women Are Going Natural

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By: Madam Prezident Study finds more African American women are going natural. I believe that’s great; however I believe it’s also a trend. It’s becoming the popular thing to do today not like in the past, when a woman went natural she was identified as a more conscience sista. Now, you have a lot of natural haired women with processed minds. I believe natural hair is beautiful, embrace your natural…

‘You Can Touch My Hair’ Black Hair Exhibit Encourages People To Feel Natural Hair

‘You Can Touch My Hair’ Black Hair Exhibit Encourages People To Feel Natural Hair

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What do you think about this?  An exhibit is allowing people to touch black women’s hair to see what it feels like.  So, this act that normally drives you insane and gets on your nerves to no end, is now part of an exhibit.  Hmmmmm. They say that the exhibit is designed to explore the fascination that people have with black women’s hair.  Could be interesting.   By letting strangers…

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Derek J from “Fashion Queens” Talks Natural Hair

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  Bravo’s “Fashion Queens”, a brand new TV show, aired last night. The show features hair stylist extraordinaire Derek J, “Real House Wives of Atlanta: cast member Miss Lawrence, and stlye expert Bevy Smith. The three hosts speak on fashion trends, and today’s fashion NO-NOs. Derek J, not necessarily a style guru, but a hair expert, took a few monents aftter the show to comment on Twitter about his dislike…

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French Flight Attendant Forced to Wear Bad Wig to Cover Dreadlocks

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Traditionally, many corporations, and even military entities, have shunned natural hair on people of African descent.  Even though some companies have relaxed their rules with the swell in the number of blacks with natural hair, others are still stuck to the biased belief that a black person’s natural hair is unkept and unseemly. The Afro-Europe blog reports that Aboubakar Traoré, a Frenchman who works for Air France, was recently informed by…

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How To Handle Rude Natural Hair Comments

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Rude comments are one of the many things us naturals have to deal with concerning our hair. I made a video recently entitled, “Stuff People Say to Natural Girls and Behind Their Backs” to laugh at some of the ignorant comments we often hear on a daily basis but what do you do when you are directly faced with an insult? Here are 4 tips courtesy of Natural Chelsea on…

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Hair Tip: Shrinkage and Stretching

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Natural hair comes in an array of sizes, shapes, and lengths.Many natural women’s only gripe about being natural is shrinkage. I hope this information on stretching and shrinkage helps naturalistas out there who seek to elongate their hair for certain styles.

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“Big Hair” Phone App Hits The Market

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I recently discovered a very cool app for iPhones and iPads! It is called the “Big Hair” App by Girl Team Mobile. The app is actually a story about a young girl named Effie Monroe who has natural hair but is not too fond of how HUGE her kinky hair is. Throughout the story, Effie encounters several characters and by the end of the tale she learns to love and accept her tresses. It is a great…

Madam Prezident: Why Do You Hate Me For Having a Perm?

Madam Prezident: Why Do You Hate Me For Having a Perm?

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    I’m so tired of the Natural Hair fiasco! Women who have decided to go natural don’t deserve a prize! There are a couple misconceptions to going natural that people don’t know about. 1)      Natural hair maintenance requires the same timely attention as permed hair. Any woman who cares about her appearance spends time nurturing her look; No matter the look. A woman can sit in the chair of her…

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“My Hair Is Too Nappy To Go Natural.”

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Over the years, I have encountered several women who say they desire to go natural but they list reasons why they can’t. They say going natural is not possible for them because they believe their hair is way too nappy. The first time someone told me this, I was a bit confused since I believe going natural is all about embracing and accepting your hair for what it is, nappy…

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The History of Black Hair

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I was randomly surfing the internet and I came across this great article written by Michelle of naturallycurly.com. She took “A Look Back at the Black Hair Story”. It was so interesting to read a timeline of the struggle and love-hate relationship we have had with our hair over the centuries.   Whether it’s activist Angela Davis’s Afro or hip-hop diva Lil’ Kim’s “weave of the week,” black hair has…

Video: “No More Relaxers”

Video: “No More Relaxers”

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The other day, I logged into my YouTube account and noticed a video on my homepage entitled, “No More Relaxers”. It was posted by an African American man; username, Kaizen9. I clicked on it to satisfy my curiosity. The video was a slideshow of pictures and footage of dozens of women with beautiful natural hair. There were women with locs, ‘fros and twists. I must admit, I was messmerized by…

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Natural Hair Becoming More Popular for African American Women

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Recent survey data is showing that the number of black women sporting natural hair has increased substantially in recent years. “Natural hair has been a movement for several years. What we’re seeing now is a confirmation that this is a lifestyle that is very important to a lot of women,” says Cyntelia Abrams, marketing coordinator for Design Essentials, a company that commissioned a study on the topic. The number of…

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Frustrated On Your Journey From Relaxed To Natural Hair? Here Are a Few Tips!

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The transition from relaxed to natural hair can been difficult to say the least. From the breakage to finding the proper hairstyles to wear; it can all become very overwhelming. In the following video, I compiled several tips and suggestions to make your transition to au-naturale easier. Of course, all of these tips may not be the best for you and your hair, but take the suggestions that you believe…