natural hair
Like many other choices (driving cars with smaller carbon footprints, exercise, and recycling) people choose what they believe is best for them and what fits their lifestyle choices.
natural hair
Every trip out the front door is a new encounter with some someone that has a problem with my hair.
clutch
She’d just undergone “the big chop” and her husband hated her short, blonde Afro. He told her he wasn’t attracted to her anymore, and wanted her to get another relaxer.
hair
Hey baby girl. Yes, you. You, with the hair that you hate.
in

Sep 6, 2013 at 2:30pm | 128 comments

braids
In an ideal world everyone would grasp that what’s in a woman’s head matters far more than what is on it. Sadly, we’re a long way away from being in an ideal world.
natural hair
During my initial interview for a hair makeover, I could tell I was just there to be the token black girl.
black hair
When is praise not really praise? Here's a hint: When you're a white man reminiscing about the good old days, when black people wore Afros. Yeah...no.
curly hair
My hair is natural for the first time after 13 years of relaxing it. I am keenly aware that I’m the only one in my family full of women who wears her hair this way.
hair
Somehow a movement that began as a way to encourage black women to be free with their hair suddenly turned hostile to women doing just that.
in

Jul 31, 2012 at 2:00pm | 61 comments

black hair
Black beauty culture isn’t disappearing; it’s being revamped.
hair
Like image activist Michaela Angela Davis once told me, "Black hair is magic."
in

Jul 25, 2012 at 3:00pm | 55 comments

afro
It lowkey breaks my heart to say this, but I’m not convinced that America is ready for a First Lady who wears her hair in all of its unfettered natural, highly textured glory.
makeunder
Despite what her “Don’t eff with me,” edgy exterior would have you believe, Soukéna, this week’s makeunder star, does have a warm and fuzzy side. PHOTOS BY LAUREN PERLSTEIN
hair
I’m healing a history of anger, violence, and the right to just exist.
in

Jun 11, 2014 at 1:30pm | 44 comments

afro
Sometimes my big hair feels like a third wheel in my relationships -- especially when I'm cuddling.
biracial
Being Jewish and African-American, or whatever my other half is, I was told that I have a mixed hair texture.
hair
the style con
The possibility that women of color like to dip into trends or experiment is sidelined, condensing participation in beauty culture as "trying to be" rather than "freeing one’s self up to be."
dreadlocks
I’d never considered wearing locs, and I didn’t think it’d change the way I was feeling about donning natural hair. I was wrong.
hair
Welcome to the Big Hair Don’t Care Club.
beauty
As fluffy and fun and fabulous as my hair might appear to be (and it is all of those things), I’m not a poodle.
hair
It's radical that wearing my hair the way it grows out of my head is radical.
in

Nov 18, 2011 at 9:00am | 0 comments