Why Is Hair So Important To Black Women?

Why Is Hair So Important To Black Women?

I think probably the worst subject I ever took in school was Statistics. I hated everything about it, and what ...
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The Dark Side Of Hair Growth Supplements And Why You May Want To Reconsider Using Them

The Dark Side Of Hair Growth Supplements And Why You May Want To Reconsider Using Them

Even though I prefer to give advice that applies to the majority of our readership, it's difficult to talk about ...
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Why Do Women Still Use Relaxers? - A Retailer's Perspective

Why Do Women Still Use Relaxers? – A Retailer’s Perspective

We receive very interesting emails here at BHI and while most of them are your standard ‘help me make my hair better’ ...
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I’m So Much More Natural Than You! – A Protective Styling Debate

I’m So Much More Natural Than You! – A Protective Styling Debate

By Emily Of EmilyCottonTop I saw this comment on a post this week : I do not, however, feel that ...
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CRINGE - Crimes Of Hair Fashion That You Should Not Be Committing

CRINGE – Crimes Of Hair Fashion That You Should Not Be Committing

I hate the word ratchet, but when I see hairstyles that are a little tasteless that’s the only word I can think ...
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Have We Replaced Relaxers With Twist Outs Instead Of With Natural Hair?

Have We Replaced Relaxers With Twist Outs Instead Of With Natural Hair?

The other day I looked up the definition of natural hair because sometimes with all the chatter about it, I ...
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Response To “5 Hair Blogger Falsehoods Debunked by a Professional Cosmetologist” On Afrobella Part 2

Response To “5 Hair Blogger Falsehoods Debunked by a Professional Cosmetologist” On Afrobella Part 2

In Part 1 we were introduced to Camille Reed who was interviewed by Bella creator of Afrobella.com. Camille, a professional cosmetologist had expressed concerns ...
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Response To "5 Hair Blogger Falsehoods Debunked by a Professional Cosmetologist" On Afrobella Part 1

Response To “5 Hair Blogger Falsehoods Debunked by a Professional Cosmetologist” On Afrobella Part 1

You know what makes twitter amazing? The fact that you can listen to a conversation and not ever be called ...
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Westernization Is A 'Problem' Across Many Cultures

Westernization Is A ‘Problem’ Across Many Cultures

Have you ever heard the story about the three elderly Chinese men who sat in the gardens of the Changle ...
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Who Else Wants Hair Products That Just Work?

Who Else Wants Hair Products That Just Work?

Insincere advertising has been around as long as, well, advertising. In the 1920’s Listerine (the mouthwash) was declaring itself a cure all ...
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Isn't It Better To Just Relax Natural Hair Than Flat Iron It Regularly? Part 2

Isn’t It Better To Just Relax Natural Hair Than Flat Iron It Regularly? Part 2

In the first part of this post we were just getting into the assessment behind the use of a relaxer versus regular ...
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Isn't It Better To Just Relax Natural Hair Than Flat Iron It Regularly? Part 1

Isn’t It Better To Just Relax Natural Hair Than Flat Iron It Regularly? Part 1

That's a trick question, isn't it? To answer let us apply a different scenario, Jennifer is on a weight loss journey she is ...
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Creme of Nature with Argan Oil No-Lye Relaxer

Are Relaxer Companies Running Scared Because Of The Natural Hair Movement?

Digital media has been a revolution in the hair care industry. As little as ten years ago there was precious little information online about ...
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Persistence Is Better Than Perfection In Your Hair Regimen

Persistence Is Better Than Perfection In Your Hair Regimen

Everyone's heard the story that Thomas Edison failed 10,000 times when trying to create a working light bulb before finally succeeding. When ...
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Fabulous Natural Hair Dolls - Time To Recapture Your Childhood!

Fabulous Natural Hair Dolls – Time To Recapture Your Childhood!

I grew up playing with standard caucasian dolls. From baby dolls in prams to Barbies in princess dresses. I remember ...
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Nappy or graphic

Is Nappy The New N Word? Response . . .

I call this a response because the idea was originally presented by the lovely ECP on her blog Longing4length. I’ve had racism on ...
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Young black girl pulling on her curly hair

Why Couldn’t God Give Me Straight Or Wavy Long Hair?

I’ve been pondering and pondering how to present this article, I could present it as a reader question then proceed ...
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Woman with hands in her curly hair

How Do You Know That You Love Your Hair?

At a recent hair conference the question was posed, do black women really love their hair? The premise for this ...
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Naomi Campbell in bikini and bald hairline

Lessons To Be Learned From Naomi Campbell’s Hairline

Oh Naomi Naomi. It’s hard to believe that you are 42 with that fabulous figure and lovely face. The hair ...
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"White" Products Are Great On "Black" Hair

“White” Products Are Great On “Black” Hair

I’m sure I’m not the first person to have the race conversation. You know, the one where a family member ...
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Bald woman posing

Bald is the New Bold

More and more women are rocking that beautiful bald head look with no concern with critics or the normal criticism ...
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Woman with shoulder length relaxed hair

Relaxed Chicks Are Beauties Too!

Hello, Beauties! A while back I was  talking to a friend of mine who has relaxed hair. Her hair was ...
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Pibbs 514 Kwik Dry

5 Hair Upgrades That Are Worth the Money!

At the start of my hair journey I already had quite an arsenal of hair tools and products.  A tabletop ...
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Mean people in forums

Meanies In The Forums- How Should You Respond?

We have all been there. You are on a hair site, and you like it. You like the articles and ...
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Culture Clash Hair Extensions And The Natural Hair Movement

Culture Clash Hair Extensions And The Natural Hair Movement

Every so often I get some insight into how products are targeted to black people around the world. It’s never ...
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5 Things I Now Know About Healthy Relaxed Hair That I Couldn't Live Without

5 Things I Now Know About Healthy Relaxed Hair That I Couldn’t Live Without

Most of us on healthy hair journeys will come across tips and tricks on how to deal with our hair ...
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DAX roots jojoba oil

The New Hair Product Offering From DAX And Why I Would Not Use It

I had this question from one of our visitors last week and I thought it was important to highlight it ...
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Should You Give The Next Hair Fad The Time Of Day?

Should You Give The Next Hair Fad The Time Of Day?

@askproy Fads travel through pop culture like wildfire. Love it or hate it, once it has caught the attention of ...
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Woman touching her curly colored hair looking to the heavens

Newbies (And Vets) Do You REALLY Know Your Hair?

My hair is naturally very kinky (4b).  This isn’t a guess or my perception of my natural texture either, I ...
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Natural Lady Looking skeptical

Will That Product Work On My Natural Hair? – Are You Kidding Me?

I was discussing hair with a colleague of mine whom I will call M for simplicity.  M is natural and ...
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Are You Selfish With Your Healthy Hair "Secrets"?

Are You Selfish With Your Healthy Hair “Secrets”?

I’ve seen too many posts to count from ladies complaining that they have no support from their family or friends, ...
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Have our Hair Journeys Caused Us to Stop Patronizing Black Haircare Lines?

Have our Hair Journeys Caused Us to Stop Patronizing Black Haircare Lines?

Our Small “Section” (we don’t even get an entire aisle) I’m an eighties baby and when I was coming up ...
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Grading System For Natural Hair Types, Are They Annoying You Too?

Grading System For Natural Hair Types, Are They Annoying You Too?

Ok, Ok, I guess I have no choice but to ride with the pack on this. It seems that natural hair ...
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Hypermarkets, Beauty Supply Stores and Lace Wigs

Hypermarkets, Beauty Supply Stores and Lace Wigs

If you are anything like me you have a love hate relationship with large supermarkets otherwise called hypermarkets. Walmart or ...
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Top 10 Controversial Hair Stories Of 2017

Top 10 Controversial Hair Stories Of 2017

It’s that time of year when we like to take stock of all that has happened in the last 12 ...
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