A Question for You

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Bellas, I don’t know if there’s a day that goes by, that I don’t get a press release or info, or request for advertising or sponsorship, or even unsolicited product mailed to me…intended for readers with relaxed or straight hair. I get info about wigs and weaves and flat irons and products to make hair […]

Natural Hair, On Campus

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Full disclosure: I wasn’t in a sorority in college. At the time I was so brand new, so fresh off the boat from the islands, that I honestly didn’t get the concept. In my college experience, sororities seemed snobby and elitist and segregrated. I didn’t see why I would pay money or learn secret handshakes […]

Inspiration for Natural Hair Brides

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If you look around online, you’ll find inspirational photos of natural haired brides on the best natural hair sites. Curly Nikki and Black Girl With Long Hair both offer regular photo features of natural bridal hairstyles, for ideal example. But every so often you’ll hear about a bride who isn’t down with natural hair at […]

Eden Body Works Winners!

As we move out of summer and towards fall, my hair is letting me know that it is OVER this heat and humidity. After long, hot summer days (like this weekend at the Air & Water Show!) Eden Body Works shampoo has been giving my scalp life! I recently used the Eden Hair Milk as […]

Natural Hair Love in the NY Times Style Section

Corinne Bailey Rae for New York Times, photo by Alice O'Malley

This weekend the New York Times featured the stunning Esperanza Spalding on the cover, and devoted part of their super stylish, ever inspiring T Magazine to celebrating natural hair. With images this beautiful, I’m motivated to subscribe! The Nightie Aphrodites feature was photographed by Alice O’Malley and styled by Susan Winget. These are stunning images, […]

My Thoughts on Hair Touching

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Maybe you read Los Angelista’s first post from 2009, titled No You Can’t Touch My Hair. Maybe you read the CNN article which highlighted the issue, bringing much thunderous outrage to Los Angelista, What Tami Said, and Womanist Musings. I loved the original posts on Los Angelista, What Tami Said, and Womanist Musings – but […]

Afrobella Bride — A Natural Hair Stylist’s Guide on What To Expect for Your Wedding Day ‘Do

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I’ve heard quite a few wedding day hair horror stories, bellas. Quite a few tales about the hot stylist who came to the wedding party with her own ideas instead of listening to the bride. Or the hair guru who was less than professional or accomodating considering the stress the bride was going through. Or […]