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From deep conditioners, to relaxers and gels, on any given day black women put tons of products in our hair. We don’t just wake up like this. Well, sometimes we do, but. Wait. OK. Back to the story.

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It started with a pre-Thanksgiving conversation about how sensitive we (black men) are with our hair, a discussion sparked by a homie’s lament that he needs to find a new barber because his current one is moving out of state soon. And then one of us claimed, “In my lifetime, I’ve probably had more girlfriends than

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has the internet buzzing after uploading a photo rocking one cornrow braid and giving a shout out to her Afro-Latina heritage. The U.S representative-elect from New York posted a photo online with the following statement: The photo went viral, starting online discussions about why braids are considered by some to be unprofessional. Many applauded […]

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For #InternationalDayOfTheGirl, theGrio talked to 13-year-old Lexi Proctor and her mom Monica Proctor about their haircare line, Curlanista.

The post 13-year-old entrepreneur Lexi Proctor talks about how her haircare line Curlanista became a success appeared first on theGrio.

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Hair has always been  a major topic of discussion in the Black community. The diversity of Black hair has allowed us to explore all types of hairstyles: braids, twists, relaxers, natural hair, wigs, weaves—the whole gamut. In our society, a woman’s choice of hairstyle comes with many misconceptions, for example: if you wear wigs or […]

The post WATCH: Black women dish on the misconceptions of hair and self acceptance appeared first on theGrio.

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Sanaa Lathan broke the internet when she revealed her big chop last September. Lathan, who has dazzled the big screen since the late ‘90s, has rocked a number of styles throughout her career— but this moment was different.

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MICHAELA 3P – 5P ET ON HLN Is your hair routine hazardous to your health? […]

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We love seeing the results of celebrity hairstylist Ursula Stephen’s work, so when we were invited backstage to watch her create four distinctly different visions for New York Fashion Week, we jumped at the chance. With the help of The Glow Up’s trusty correspondent Makeda Sandford, we were able to catch a glimpse of…

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New York Fashion Week is well under way, and models with various textures of hair sashayed down the runway to represent. Why have a show dedicated to showcasing coils, curls and kinks, you say? Because natural hair matters.

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Here’s the problem with growing up in a world that tells you you’re entitled to everything (even owning and colonizing people at various points in history): If you don’t know (or learn) better, you’re inevitably bound to touch something—or someone—that doesn’t belong to you.

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It’s strange to consider a world in which Viola Davis isn’t considered “A-list.” The woman already has a star on the Walk of Fame and is just one Grammy away from being achieving “EGOT” status (surely, someone’s got an audiobook that could use her talents, no?). So, when a new interview with the star in Variety

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From Michael Jackson’s Jheri curl from the Thriller era to Colin Kaepernick’s iconic ’fro, one thing’s for sure: Black folks know hair, and our hair often makes a statement.

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Kate Pepper, a senior at McKinney ISD outside of Dallas, TX, is now allowed to wear her blue wig to school as she battles brain cancer for the second time.

The post Texas high school reverses decision after backlash and allows teen battling brain cancer to wear blue wig appeared first on theGrio.

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Looks like it’s one step forward, one step back for New Jersey braid practitioners, as legislation introduced to abolish the current licensing requirements for braiders was conditionally vetoed by Gov. Phil Murphy, with suggestions for revisions before he’d reconsider.

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One is a legend in the hair game and the other is steadily making a name for himself creating of-the-moment looks for any number of famous heads, but an exchange of shade between celebrity hair gurus Kim Kimble and Tokyo Stylez this week sparked a lengthy debate about who really gets to call themselves a hairstylist.

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When it comes to finding low-maintenance hairstyles for our children that are school-appropriate, it’s beginning to seem we’re damned if we do, damned if we don’t. Last week, a video of a first-grader in Florida being turned away from his first day of school because of his dreadlocks sparked viral outrage and…

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The next time you seen Lena Waithe, you will notice something is missing: her signature locs. 

The post Lena Waithe reveals the surprising reason why she decided to cut her locs appeared first on theGrio.

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PSA: If you don’t KNOW black hair don’t try to DO black hair. #igstorygems This […]

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One of the ways in which the Marvel blockbuster stands out is in its embracing of natural hair. Much of the thanks in that department goes to the movie’s lead hairstylist, Camille Friend.

The post Stylist reveals hair secrets from Black Panther appeared first on theGrio.

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Beyoncé‘s hair stylist, Neal Farinah, doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with Black women wearing weaves. “Sometimes women make choices and Black women are not the only one who wear wigs and weaves and pieces. Remember that and underneath wigs and weave Black women have some of the most beautiful curly,” Farinah said in a video posted to […]

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A woman is taking Banana Republic to court after she says a store manager deemed […]

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In the early 1940s, before my grandparents joined the Seventh-day Adventist Church, before they embarked […]

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The Evening Standard, the British magazine that Solange called out for photo editing out her braided crown, has issued an apology for the gaffe.

The post Evening Standard magazine apologizes for cropping out Solange’s braids appeared first on theGrio.

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Solange recently posed for the cover of the London Evening Standard Magazine, but her braided crown was omitted from the actual cover itself.

The post Solange calls out magazine for altering her hair in cover shot appeared first on theGrio.

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A Texas school district has apologized after altering the hair color of their homecoming queen.

The post Texas school photoshops homecoming queen’s purple hair color appeared first on theGrio.

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Filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry focuses connection between Black fathers and their daughters, and what it means to show love to our hair.

The post ‘Hair Love’ explores unique relationship of Black father and daughter appeared first on theGrio.

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The hair business is not a game.  Anyone who gets their tresses pressed, weaved or styled naturally, knows that you want to get your money’s worth for products and services. Between beauty stores and the explosion of online hair businesses, options are endless too. For women who rock extensions specifically, the decision about what hair to buy and […]

The post Black hair entrepreneur talks tips & tricks for slaying your next hairstyle appeared first on theGrio.

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