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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hard Core Naturals, Where Does It Stop?

Hard Core Naturals, Where Does It Stop?

Do you really keep to the word or the spirit of being natural? My hair is natural. By that, I ...
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No Afro Zone Warning

Relaxing Your Hair Is Just A Hairstyle Not A Sell Out

And wearing your hair natural is not a political statement When did how a black woman chooses to wear her ...
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Is The J.Crew Struggle Bun Controversy Much Ado About Nothing?

Is The J.Crew Struggle Bun Controversy Much Ado About Nothing?

This past week we saw outrage in Twitter land when J. Crew showed a black model in one of their ...
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They Say Natural Hair Is a Trend That is Ending...

They Say Natural Hair Is a Trend That is Ending…

Contents: Say What? Why All The Talk About The Movement Ending? What’s Their Evidence? What’s The Fuss About? We Made ...
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What Makes A Hairstyle Ghetto?

What Makes A Hairstyle Ghetto?

I’ve seen it countless times; people bashing hairstyles they would not wear, hairstyles regarded as outlandish. Just check social media ...
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This Video Of A White Woman Getting Locs Was The Worse Thing I Have Seen All Week

This Video Of A White Woman Getting Locs Was The Worse Thing I Have Seen All Week

Watch this!: Now that I have pretty much assaulted your eyes with something that cannot be unseen can we talk ...
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Professional Or Not? - Flight Attendant Says She Was Discriminated Against Based On Her Hairstyle

Professional Or Not? – Flight Attendant Says She Was Discriminated Against Based On Her Hairstyle

A flight attendant reported that the airline she worked for discriminated against her due to her hairstyle. She shared with ...
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London News Paper Rips Solange's Image To Sell A Story And Social Media Isn't Having It

London News Paper Rips Solange’s Image To Sell A Story And Social Media Isn’t Having It

Before I get into the usual crying about appropriation I am reminded of that song Solange did on her amazing ...
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WWYD? - Woman's Ex Husband's New Girlfriend Cuts Her Daughter's Hair

WWYD? – Woman’s Ex Husband’s New Girlfriend Cuts Her Daughter’s Hair

Picture this: your ex-husband comes to pick up your daughter around 12 pm for a day of bonding. You figure ...
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Beauty Vlogger Exposes Wig Company For Using Her Picture To Sell Their Wigs

Beauty Vlogger Exposes Wig Company For Using Her Picture To Sell Their Wigs

This story is so sad and hilarious at the same time I do not even know where to start. Beauty ...
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After Seeing My Daughter's Afro Puff My Daughter's Day Care Immediately Wanted To Discuss Hair Policy

After Seeing My Daughter’s Afro Puff My Daughter’s Day Care Immediately Wanted To Discuss Hair Policy

My 3-year-old daughter is my whole entire world, and then some! My mother put relaxers on my hair starting at ...
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