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Celeb Barber Shares Tips On Maintaining The Perfect Baldie

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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…

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

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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…

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 Vitamin D for Healthy Hair

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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…

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How Your Hair Ties to Your Self-esteem

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 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…

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Dangers of Relaxing Your Hair

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 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. Continue According to a study published in American Journal of Epidemiology, there are several reasons to consider skipping the relaxer. The report states, “Hair…

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How to Install Mini Twists

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   By Mary Wolff Sometimes, you just want to try a new look while other times you just want something simple and easy. With mini twists, you get both! This look is stylish and easy to maintain to give your routine a laid-back revamp. If you have never done this look on your own before, you may have some questions…

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