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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

NC - Inside Oprah's HAIR Issue

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Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE has discussed Oprah's latest installment of her magazine where she is donning a 3.5 Afro wig which is gorgeous and fabulous.  This has got to be one of the most talked about issues in the Natural hair community outside of when she discussed her own hair.  Despite all the buzz not much has been discussed about what was actually INSIDE the magazine and what it had to offer.

Now, I haven't seen it but Naturallycurly.com, a site all things naturally curly and naturally beautiful has given us the 411 on what the take away was for the Naturals.  

This hair issue has to be one of the most encompassing pieces of coverage on hair that corporate women’s lifestyle media has produced...When it comes to the best cut for your face shape, the issue showcases different lengths and styles based on your hair-type, too: straight, wavy/curly and kinky. And this in and of itself may be a beauty industry first. Naturallycurly.com


Naturallycurly.com also discusses the biggest takeaways from this issues and reasons for maybe trying the entire magazine out.  (Courtesy of Naturallycurly.com)


  • 90 percent of celebrities on the celebrities on the red carpet are wearing someone else’s hair. The other 10 percent are generally younger than 16 or just got a pixie cut.
  • Sales of relaxers have plummeted 40 percent over the the past five years, though extension sales are on the rise.
  • Much like you can’t type and talk, stylists generally can’t cut and conversate, so keep your salon gossip to a minimum during the actual cut. 
  • Cordless hairdryers that come with car chargers are now a thing. Seriously.
  • In 1908, L’Oreal made three different hair dyes. Today, the brand makes 219.
  • 60 percent of women will deal with hair loss at some point in their lives.
  • The hair transplant process sounds painful, but apparently isn’t – except for your wallet (15K a treatment!).
  • Stress doesn’t cause gray hair. Whew!
  • American women spend nearly $59 billion in hair care – which is more than three times the annual budget of NASA.
  • This nugget: “57 percent of women give a choice between great hair and ten more IQ points would take the former,” which is ironic because “women were judged smartest in photos that hid their hair altogether.”
These are some great takeaways and my favorite (of course) is the sales of relaxers dropping a whopping 40% over the past 5 years.  WHOA!!  Way to go Naturals!  The 60% of women that will deal with hair loss was a grave point but I feel much better about it now that I'm Natural and doing way less harm to my tresses.  

So, have you read the issue and if so what are your thoughts?  It sounds chocked full of great information for all women and maybe I WILL bite the bullet and check it out for myself.  What was your takeaway Naturals?  I'd love to know.

Oprah has got us buzzing Naturals,
Sabrina

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6 comments

  1. Ah, I believe the cost of hair products one for sure!

    I've tried to reduce my regime to just a few things that work best and that saves a lot of money for sure!

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    1. Yea, I say I spend right under $100 a month on hair care products and I think that's pretty good. I was spending way more than that when relaxed for the perms and the products so I cannot complain.

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  2. wait. I know Oprah didn't use the word "conversate??" or rather the non-word. Was it really in the mag? I have yet to read it but saw it on the stands. I think it definitely makes a statement

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    1. I saw that and kept it because those weren't my words but I'm sure it was from the writer over at Naturallycurly.com

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  3. Loving the look that Oprah is sporting on the cover of her magazine, she looks fabulous! The drop in relaxers is encouraging but the rise in extensions is troubling and weave sales must be through the roof!

    I'm not knocking anyone who wears weaves or extensions because right now I have my hair tucked away in marley twists, but I wish more women and especially young girls would try wearing their own hair out first. That way they can see the beauty that is their hair and then if they want to switch up and try extensions or weaves for a change or a protective style, go for it. Too many of these young women would rather be snatched bald than show their real hair and that is very sad.

    Great post!

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    1. Yes, I also find the rise in extensions as troublesome and wonder why that is? Are more women turning from relaxers but still covering up their hair? I do want them to love their hair as well and not knocking them because I too had my OWN PERSONAL issues with my natural hair at first. Actually writing a post right now discussing it. Thanks for sharing.

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