Black Hair

It’s a big thing for women of color – our hair. Long, short, wavy, straight, fried, died, laid to the side? Yes! It matters! Here, we can discuss our hair and how it affects our day to day lives!

30 06, 2016

Want to Know How I Grew My Long Hair? Tips Inside!

By | June 30th, 2016|Beauty, Black Hair|23 Comments

A collection of the most common questions I get about my thick natural hair, but the answers would help whether you're natural or not.

10 03, 2015

The Beauty Shop: Losing Weight, Losing Hair – What Happens, Why it Happens, and How to Fight It

By | March 10th, 2015|Beauty, Black Hair|2 Comments

"Also, my hair is really shedding. Did you have trouble with hair loss while losing weight?"

12 02, 2015

The Beauty Shop: Protecting Your Edges From Breakage During Training

By | February 12th, 2015|Beauty, Black Hair|4 Comments

How I protect the edges of my hairline from breakage during training, and what you can use to keep your hairline healthy!

23 10, 2014

Open Thread: What Do YOU Do With Your Hair?

By | October 23rd, 2014|Black Hair|103 Comments

I'm constantly getting e-mails asking me what I do with my hair...

17 04, 2014

Black Women, Our Bodies & Perceptions of Beauty: Straight Hair

By | April 17th, 2014|Beauty, Black Hair, Standards of Black Beauty|65 Comments

What if you swapped your hair with your body in your list of priorities? This wouldn't even be an issue then, would it?

28 01, 2014

‘Cause Your Good Hair Is More Important Than Your Health?

By | January 28th, 2014|Beauty, Black Hair, Latest News, Standards of Black Beauty|46 Comments

To my knowledge Chris Rock's movie, Good Hair, doesn't have a fitness element to it, no. Although I did catch a clip of Raven-Symone (I think?) saying that our hair prevents us from "doing certain things," I'm not sure if the topic will be in there. I've asked a couple of people who have seen [...]

23 12, 2013

The Beauty Shop: How Does Your Job and Dating Life Affect How You Wear Your Hair?

By | December 23rd, 2013|Beauty, Black Hair, Body Image|8 Comments

"Beauty is pain," but "beauty isn't sweat." Women are supposed to sit still and be pretty, like trophies, or porcelain dolls or something.

12 11, 2013

Two-Time Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas Says “Stop Talking About” Her Hair

By | November 12th, 2013|Beauty, Black Hair, Body Image, Standards of Black Beauty|20 Comments

''Nothing is going to change,'' she said. ''I'm going to wear my hair like this during beam and bar finals. You might as well just stop talking about it.''

5 11, 2013

Great Hair or Great Body? Straight Hair and Working Out

By | November 5th, 2013|Beauty, Black Hair, Latest News, Standards of Black Beauty|56 Comments

There's that looming debate over why women of color are so adamant about having straight hair. Some assumption that it is so thoroughly related to societal definitions of beauty, European standards of attractiveness, and has nothing to do with who we were born to be. Yeah, well makeup, spanx, and high heels have nothing to [...]

13 05, 2013

Black Women Too Vain To Work Out And That’s Why They’re Fat… Or Something

By | May 13th, 2013|Black Hair, The "Study" Guide|46 Comments

Let's say that there really and truly is a national average of approximately 40% of Black women who don't work out because of their hair. Let's say that. Where does the conversation go from there?

5 11, 2012

Black Women, Relaxers, The Uterine Fibroids Study, Early Puberty & Journalistic Credibility

By | November 5th, 2012|Black Hair, Standards of Black Beauty, The "Study" Guide|16 Comments

"...But my big take home message is that Black Media outlets have got to do better."

2 08, 2012

Body Image, Self-Worth & Sexuality: Dark Skin, A New Documentary

By | August 2nd, 2012|Beauty, Black Hair, Body Image, Social Construct, Standards of Black Beauty|57 Comments

A new documentary shines a light on the struggles of women of a deeper hue.