Would You Let Rachel Dolezal Do Your Hair? (She’s Open For Business)

PHOTO BY JUSTIN BISHOP FOR VANITY FAIR Perhaps you thought that you’d heard the last from Dolezal, but in a recent interview with Vanity Fair she describes the challenge of losing her esteemed role as president, her friends, her credibility and her source of income in one fell swoop following…

STOP CHASING THE CURL DRAGON!

I’m sorry but it needs to be said. Some of us in the Natural haired community are driving a wedge between the whole lot with this constant quest to define, find, or make some damn curls in their hair!  There’s no other way to describe this other than chasing the…

Hair & Culture: Can the Two Be Separated?

Can the care and style of curly and coily hair be separated from cultural influences and perceptions? I’m sure it can with some individuals, but with a hair history rich in techniques that alter the texture of our hair, it isn’t one that’s positive. For the most part, curly and…

The Top 10 Stereotypes Naturalistas Have To Deal With Daily

Yup, I’m going there. I’m taking about some of the stupidest, silliest, and downright insulting assumptions that are made about natural haired women. We all get them from time to time and what makes it so shamefully sad is that many of these assumptions or stereotypes come from other women,…

I Was Natural Before It Was a Trend…So What?

As if we truly need another division, there is the nagging realization that some naturals are holding up their noses to other naturals. There appears to be an air of snootiness that is unbecoming, downright ugly, and when you think about it, it’s pretty petty.  Who is more natural? The…

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