Hands Off: Things I Wish I’d Said to the Flight Attendant Who Touched My Hair


 By Veronica Wells via On She Goes
 
My friends and family asked if I was nervous about traveling to South Africa with my boyfriend to meet his family over Christmas. I wasn’t. What I was anxious about was getting there, which involved 28 hours of travel, including a nine-hour layover in Saudi Arabia before heading to Johannesburg.
 During the long layover, we watched TV shows my boyfriend had downloaded and slept, and I spent a good hour crying to The Color Purple (New Broadway Cast Recording). When it was time to board the plane, I was actually surprised that the time had passed so quickly.

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The New 5-Minute Reviving Mask- Perm Rod Set


Hi Everyone, 

Here's SumetraReed's 5-minute perm rod tutorial which includes two styling options for beautiful, bouncy curls! 
Take a look and share your thoughts!

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Do Certain Juices Help Hair Grow Faster?


Photo: Gainsvillegrub.com
By Mary Wolff
The juice craze is at full-force with today’s health conscious crowd. With more and more people worried about getting the right nutrients into their busy day, juicing is a great way to guarantee a healthy intake of vitamins, fatty acids, and other essential elements. There are sure signs that juicing can be beneficial to your health, but what about your hair? Do certain juices help hair grow faster? Let’s take a look at this hot topic.

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Natural Hair Women Are Relaxing Their Edges? Yes, It's A Thing!

 Beauty vlogger Jai Marii.
By Samantha Callender for Essence.com

While many Black women across the globe are embracing their natural kinky and coily texture, there is one thing that they still want to be sleek and straight: their edges. Of course there are no shortage of edge control options (this one by Creme of Nature is a favorite), but many are finding that they need a little extra assistance.

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Highest High Top Fade: Benny Harlem Breaks The Guinness World Record

Benny Harlem- Source: Guinness World Record
 By Winnie G.
Benny Harlem is a father, teacher, entrepreneur, model and now a Guinness World record holder. He first broke the internet with stunning photos of his amazing natural hair together with his daughter’s equally stunning natural hair. He’ll be in the Guinness World Book of Records 2018 for having the highest high top fade measuring 20.5 inches (52 cm) high.

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Styling Tips for Short Naturally Curly Hair


Actress Amandla Stenberg via instagram
 By Mary Wolff

Styling your hair is key to looking and feeling your best every day. If you have short curly hair, you may be experiencing some roadblocks in your hair journey. Whether you recently big chopped, went short to make your routine easier, or just prefer rocking a short cut, there are a few things you should know to help you get your best look. Here are 5 styling tips for short naturally curly hair.

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Fall In Love With Kirbi's Candy-Colored Do's! #fallhairinspiration

Kirbi on Instagram
Looking to make a statement this fall? A look that celebrates the TWA not as a necessary stop on the way to length, but as the destination? Look no further than Kirbi's candy-colored do's that are so much fun they may inspire you to do the big chop all over again! #fallhairinspiration

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How To Grow LONG Hair w/ Little-No Effort


Hi Ladies,
I’m back with another video! Today, I’m sharing a few tips on growing long natural hair with little-no effort! I’m quite the lazy natural and over the years I’ve had to come up with ways to maximize length retention with little effort. This is also perfect for those naturals that don’t have a lot of free time.
I hope you enjoy it!
Best Wishes,
Zara

DIY Hair Smoothies


by Mary Wolff
Smoothies are a great way to get a bunch of nutrients your body needs to stay healthy. When your hair needs a boost in more than one area, a DIY hair smoothie should do the trick! Just like your breakfast smoothie, there are a few masks you can try to make this multi-tasking mask a reality for your curls.

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Return Of The #PickAndPat: 7 Afro Hairstyles That Got Next!

Lauren
Alright Ladies, we know that some of you are tired of twisting, braiding, relaxing, protective styling and everything in-between, so why not give a try to the classic pick and pat? Though with any look you have to make sure to keep it trimmed and conditioned, aside from that, it's pretty much, pick (check!), pat (check!), and Go! (See ya later!) To give you a little inspiration, here are 7 #pickandpat afros that may make you rethink your hair routine.

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Yoga and Hair Growth

 By Mary Wolff

There are lots of things people claim will change your hair for the better. From the latest superfood to revamp your strands to the newest products you absolutely have to try, there is a lot of hype and noise regarding your locks. With all this fuss added on top of your already stressful day to day life, yoga might be worth a shot for several reasons. You might have heard about the connection between yoga and hair growth. Before you jump on the bandwagon and claim your gorgeous long locks by finding your Zen, let’s take a closer look.

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The Bald & Beautiful: Celeb Barber Shares Tips On Maintaining This Carefree Look

Actress Sanaa Lathan
 By Lenora Houseworth-Weston  

Shakeya “Shakey” Mervin, known as "Shakey-da-Celebrity-Barber" on instagram knows about a bomb cut. The self-taught, Harlem-based barber began professionally cutting hair after she struggled finding a new job as a teacher just six years ago. During that time, she leaped head first into the male-dominated field after reading a Craigslist ad--and soon found a calling that allowed her to totally be herself, like in the classroom. Since then, she’s snagged clients like BET's 106 & Park, Mike Epps, Sidra Smith, Cicely Tyson and more.

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Is The Natural Vs. Relaxed Hair Debate Perpetuating Intraracial Discrimination?


By Kanisha Parks

After reading all of the responses on Facebook to my article, “From Natural to Relaxed: A Growing Trend?” I realized that when it comes to hair, we truly have many dissenting opinions. Some comments were combative, and it made me wonder why we’re willing to sacrifice decency and respect for one another for something as simple and superficial as hair?

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Erica LaShai 'Rocks A Fro For The People' While Flipping The 'For The "D" Challenge'



It's 11:30pm on Monday when I come across this image on the gram. The fro kills. The beat drops. Oh, she's about to do the 'For The D Challenge?!' She spits her first bar: "I rock a fro for the people." While everyone else is doing it for the "D," Erica LaShai is doing it for the people. Click the video to watch her flip the script! 

 Vitamin D for Healthy Hair


By Mary Wolff

When it comes to your hair, you want it to be as healthy as possible. Most people understand the connection between the foods we eat and the way we feel. Did you know the foods you eat are just as important in the way you look, too? This should come as no surprise to anyone that a well-balanced diet is key to looking and feeling your best. However, there have been some new studies which look at the role of Vitamin D in particular as related to healthy hair. While it takes several different elements of nutrition to get great locks, there are many reasons to add more Vitamin D for healthy hair.

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Did You Say, DIY Braidless Crochet Hairstyle?


We know it seems like an oxymoron. But it's true.
Watch Clarissa Todd do a crochet hairstyle without the braids! She says, "The Braidless Crochet Hairstyle cuts my styling time in half!"
For more Clarissa follow her youtube channel!
XOXO

Is ‘From Natural To Relaxed' A Growing Trend?

 Ciara Rae
“I just can’t take it anymore.”
These were the six words that came out of my mouth when I finally made the decision to go back to relaxers. It was a decision I’d been turning over in my mind since the beginning of the year and in July, it was settled: after 7 years of being natural, I was officially done.

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How Your Hair Ties to Your Self-esteem

 By Mary Wolff

Women have had their bodies policed since the beginning of time. As with many things in life, women of color, in particular, have felt the overwhelming pressures of this policing on everything from skin tone and hair texture to body shape. More and more researchers, professors, and thinkers are coming together in a quest to understand the complexities women of color face in terms of their self-image and how society affects self-confidence. While racial identity is a complex matter, and everyone has their own unique experiences, there are certain societal expectations on female beauty which are so ingrained in the media that they affect women of all ages in a myriad of ways.

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Lifeless Hair No More! Zara Shows The Secret To Maximum Volume

Hi Naturals, 
This is a very simple tutorial on how to achieve maximum volume with natural hair. This method works great for even those with thin and/or fine hair; it leaves the hair full of life and body. In other words, I’m showing my full “fluffing" process ahaha.

I hope you enjoy it!

Best Wishes,
Zara

Dangers of Relaxing Your Hair

 By Mary Wolff

For many women, choosing to embrace your natural hair is a journey of self-acceptance long overdue. For those still using relaxers from time to time, this information may make you rethink that decision.

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