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The ‘Ghetto Fab’ Wig? Really?!

By Curly Nikki 82 Comments

L. Michelle of My Hair is Me writes: Thanks to my Sorority Sister Laila of MamaLocs, I am appalled at Kohl’s!! She just shared with me that they’re advertising a curly afro wig. The kicker? It’s called the Ghetto Fab Wig!!!What is GHETTO about a curly afro???????? Uhm, check out the ad, here’s the link if you want to see…

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I Love My Hair!- Natural Hair Muppets

By Curly Nikki 30 Comments

The video below was submitted by NikG of BeadsBraidsandBeyond, Divine Diva, Tania, Monique, Fatoumata, Porchia and Seyi! Seyi writes: This video was forwarded to me by a friend. I had to share it with you and the CN community. This clip was featured on Sesame Street recently. I want to run out and show it to all the little girls…

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A Naturalista on an H&M Banner?!

By Curly Nikki 5 Comments

Susan writes: Hey CurlyNikki Community, H & M in New York has an ongoing online contest to choose artwork to be displayed in their window, the theme is “New York City”. As I looked through the entries I found a few that I thought embody what it means to have natural hair! Below you’ll find a title of the image,…

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Natural Hair: Above the Influence

By Curly Nikki 20 Comments

Sistagirl1267 writes: So, I’m sitting in my college dormitory; watching television when I could be doing something better with my time, and what do I see on MTV? A Living Above the Influence commercial that features a young black teen. She says, “So what if everyone is getting a relaxer; I’m going natural”!! I was so excited and surprised that…

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On the Couch With Jacqueline

By Curly Nikki 18 Comments

Jacqui, an illustration major, recently did a piece about hair and societal pressures. She shared it with me… and I’m sharing it with you! “Societal Standards” by Jacqueline D. Moranti The point of my illustration was to show a conflict one might struggle with. I chose to make it about hair. I’ve been natural for about 14 months now, it’s…

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Decoding Black Hair Product Advertisements

By Curly Nikki 63 Comments

Crystal E. writes: Hi ladies, I am completing my masters in Mass Communication, and for my research, I am undressing hair product advertisements in Essence and Ebony magazines. I am interested in knowing how you all view the following ads. Any response you provide, short or long, is appreciated! Some questions you may think about when viewing the ads are:…

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Curl Bashing on TMZ

By Curly Nikki 49 Comments

A reader forwarded this TMZ article to me. She writes: “What is TMZ implying with this title.. I would love for all the curlies to leave their comments on this article to counter all the negative and ignorant comments already left. This is unacceptable.” Check it out and come back and let us know what you think. Personally, I…

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