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5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Transitioned To Natural Hair

5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Transitioned To Natural Hair

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In the spring of 2006, I cut off all of my hair.

It wasn’t as hard a decision as I thought it’d be. I had been clinging to the idea that my hair could only be beautiful when straightened with burning, putrid chemical relaxers, my damaged hair getting shorter and thinner as the years of mistreatment wore on. I sat there in the hair salon and, staring at my reflection as my hairdresser cut off the…

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Steve Harvey to Husband Who Hates His Wife’s Natural Hair: ‘It Ain’t Yo Damn Head!’

Steve Harvey to Husband Who Hates His Wife’s Natural Hair: ‘It Ain’t Yo Damn Head!’

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Listen, we don’t always rock with Steve Harvey’s brand of homespun, downhome, sometimes sexist wisdom, but this time Brother Harvey is onto something.

On a recent show titled, “I love my man but…” Love, a newlywed, contacted Harvey to get some advice on how to deal with her husband’s chilly reception to her natural hair. Although the pair had been together for nine years, Love’s husband had…

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We ADORE Brandy’s ‘Fro

We ADORE Brandy’s ‘Fro

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It’s braids and bobs no more for Ms. Brandy Norwood! At least for now.

The singer-actress is now rocking a full ‘fro, and she debuted her luscious kinks on Instagram earlier this week.

“My #fro looks better than yours,” she captions, “I can teach you, but I’mma have to charge!!”

I’ll buy!

And I mean that literally. Apparently, Brandy is really wearing coils from Heat Free Hair’s wefted ‘For…

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11 Things Your Hairdresser Really Wants You To Know

11 Things Your Hairdresser Really Wants You To Know

Screen Shot 2014-04-01 at 10.34.28 AMIt’s hard out there for a hairdresser. They have to be talented, tactful, efficient, and up to date on the latest trends and techniques. They have to be able to create wearable art on people’s heads while discussing salacious celebrity gossip. I’m totally in awe of the people who do this job, and when I go in for a hair cut or color, I’m always wondering how I can make their job easier and walk…

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Weave On The Go: Would You Buy Weave From A Vending Machine?

Weave On The Go: Would You Buy Weave From A Vending Machine?

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Nowadays life is all about convenience and being able to access your favorite products on the go.  Stroll through any mall or airport and you’ll see vending machines selling everything from iPods to Beats By Dre. In New York City, you can already buy fresh cupcakes from vending machines and in Los Angeles, Happy Baby Vending machines dispense healthy snacks and eco-products for kids. 

So why not…

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The Natural Hair Movement Travels to West Africa

The Natural Hair Movement Travels to West Africa

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AFP/Sia Kambou - 'Nappys de Babi' group, which promotes natural frizzy hair, gather in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on February 8, 2014

AFP/Sia Kambou – ‘Nappys de Babi’ group, which promotes natural frizzy hair, gather in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on February 8, 2014

In the Ivory Coast, a fairly new group of woman meet every two months in the capital of Abidjan. The group calls itself “Nappys de Babi,” and the 2,400 odd members share tips on how to maintain their natural hair.

The main goal of “Nappys de Babi” – which is a…

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Rihanna Made Me Want To Cut Bangs Into My Weave, So Here’s How I Did It

Rihanna Made Me Want To Cut Bangs Into My Weave, So Here’s How I Did It

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consider myself a hair chameleon. Recently. a really good friend of mine, Charlotte, told me that no matter what hairstyle I have, I always make it work (Tim Gunn voice). That made me feel all kinds of fuzzy because I’m always up for experimenting, and I would hope people like the constant changes to my hairstyles as much as I like making them.

When I think about it, out of the countless…

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