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My Hair Story: “I Owe Her My Hair”

  Often the beauty decisions we make–including hair–have little to do with beauty. They have to do with memory, identity and allegiance. Here, Hairstoryonline.com is excited to share an essay by a guest columnist, journalist Erin Williams, memorializing her aunt and the unexpected way she impacted her life.     It seems to be typical…

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The War on Black Women’s Hair — Part 2

Just to keep you up to date on the latest in the war on natural hair in the United States military, the website Tribe Called Curl has the latest on how the military is responding to the outcries of protest against their new policies restricting many natural Black hairstyles. Check it out and stay tuned.…

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Oyin Handmade Takes Over the World & Target!

In the revised edition of Hair Story:Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America we feature the inspiring story of Jamyla Bennu and her marvelous hair and body products line, Oyin Handmade. When we interviewed her back in 2013, Bennu was giddy about the possibility of her products being sold at a major retailer and…

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Uncle Sam Wants You (But Not Your Natural Hair)

Earlier this March, the US Army revealed some new rules. No, they weren’t on how soldiers should conduct themselves in combat…they were on how the enlisted men and women should wear their hair. Here, from a story on BET.com, is a summary of the new do’s and don’ts: For women, the rules in a new manual are intended…

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We Love New York (Magazine)!

Q&A: Ayana Byrd and Lori Tharps, the Authors Who (Literally) Wrote the Book on Black Hair BY  CHERYL WISCHHOVER Today we’re doing the Author Happy Dance, geeked out and excited that one of our favorite publications, New York Magazine, has run an online Q&A on the book, Black hair and its place in American history. So…

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My Hair Story: “I’m bald and beautiful.”

Egypt Graham spent a lifetime believing that hair was one of the main things that defined her beauty–which is not an unusual position for many women. But that belief doesn’t work when you’re diagnosed with alopecia, the condition the Philadelphia event planner has which causes her hair to thin and fall out. Six months ago…