Zendaya Coleman the new face of dredlocks, but er, she doesn't actually have dredlocks.

The Zendaya Incident: Too Much Talk or Not Enough?

So, last week’s “big news” in the world of Black hair was the Zendaya affair. Zendaya Coleman is the young, up and coming actress/singer who wore dredlock extensions to the Oscars. The incident in question, depending on who you ask, occurred when E! Fashion Police host, Giuliana Rancic made a comment about Zendaya’s hair, saying…

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Ibn Jasper: The Man Behind Kanye’s (Sometimes Crazy) Hair

It’s nearly become a cliché to focus on the outrageous things that come out of Kanye West’s mouth. But discussion on the outrageous ways that he sometimes wears his hair? There needs to be more—a lot more—talk about the swirls, shapes and other designs he has worn as tonsorial art. Maybe it’s because hair gets…

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Hair in Shondaland & All Over the Rest of Your TV

Nothings says lazy-do-nothing-indulgence like lying on the couch and watching a lot of prime time TV. Yet, you’d have to be in a near coma not to notice the paltry range of hair textures being worn by actresses and stars. Here, a rundown of who’s getting it right and who can really get it better.…

100 Years of Black Hair in Less Than a Minute! (from Coloures.com)

A Century of Black Hair in Less Than 60 Seconds!

We stumbled upon this awesome video on Facebook (of course), so of course we had to share. The cool people over at Coloures magazine headlined their story: “Watch A Century of Black Hairstyles in Under a Minute.” Not only do we get just that in this fun-to-watch video, but it’s also an ode to the…

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Black Hair Goes to School (Again)

  So one of my students came to school today with her hair full of knots, lent [sic], and ridiculously tangled. It looked like it hand’t been touched the entire holiday break…so my classroom became a salon. The photo on the left is before and the right after . It just broke my heart so…