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Curly Nikki

5 Protective Styles For Spring

Photo Credit: Colored Gurl by Mary Wolff After winter ends, spring brings on some much-needed sunshine and warmth. While there is no denying the change of weather is welcomed by most people with open arms, spring can also bring some hair care concerns for us curlies. With all that sunshine and warmth comes humidity, rainstorms, …

Curly Nikki

Can I Wear a Head Wrap to Work?

source by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com Scarves. Head wraps. Geles. Black women have long celebrated their culture and pride with intriciate wraps of fabric. Twisted this way and that, a woman’s head wrap speaks volumes about her confidence, her lineage, and her ancestry. But is wearing a head wrap in a corporate setting appropriate? Continue!>>> …

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A Statement From the Parker Family- ‘7 Year Old Tiana Hopes to Continue to Inspire Young Girls’

(Photo courtesy of Curtis Young/Available on Associated Press) Last week I shared the heartbreaking story of 7-year-old Tiana Parker. She was sent home from Deborah Brown Community School in Tulsa, Oklahoma because her hair was deemed inappropriate and distracting. According to the school’s policy, ‘hairstyles such as dreadlocks, afros, mohawks, and other faddish styles are …

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Exclusive Interview w/ Father of Girl Sent Home for Wearing DreadLocks- “We Just Want Our Story Heard”

Tiana Parker This morning I shared the heartbreaking story of 7-year-old Tiana Parker. She was sent home from Deborah Brown Community School in Tulsa, Oklahoma because her hair was deemed inappropriate and distracting. According to the school’s policy, ‘hairstyles such as dreadlocks, afros, mohawks, and other faddish styles are unacceptable’.  KOKI, reported that Tiana’s father, Terrence Parker, …

Curly Nikki

The Emancipation of Black Hair

  by Kelcie Owens of Spiraled  There’s an old saying that people have quoted for decades: Variety is the spice of life. Yet for so long black women have been made to feel that wearing their hair in its natural state is unacceptable. As I was growing up I do not recall ever encountering even …