Breaking Bald

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By Joseph Barker If there was, is, or ever will be a debate about the struggle with body image affecting women more than men, the "comb-over" is the secret to ending it once and for all. Is there a more ridiculous phenomenon on the planet than a human being using the hair on the side of his head to cover up the missing hair … [Read more...]

Your Hair and Makeup Could “Sabotage” Your Career. Really?

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By Cristina Fahrbach-Connors Listen up, long-haired ladies over 40. If you are looking for a job, or have a job and want to keep it, your best bet is to get to the hair salon immediately. Accordingly to a mean-spirited article written by Vivia Chen of The Careerist, your messy long hair not only makes you look bad, but is “playing … [Read more...]

The Naked Clam and Other Preposterous Pubic Hair Problems

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By Quinn Davis, Intern (2011) Vaginas and vulvas are confusing enough without pubes. Even though we’ve all got them, we end up feeling like we have way more hair down there than we should. It’s easy to see why; in magazines, on MTV, and pretty much everywhere else in the world where it’s PC to show the bikini line, the mass … [Read more...]

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

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by Dyann Logwood From the time we arrive kicking and screaming into the world, Black people are ensnarled in debate about our hair. "Good" hair. Nappy hair. We've got names for every texture, and they ain't always nice. I know Black girls who are comfortable weighing 200 pounds, showing cellulite, and flaunting curves that … [Read more...]

The Hair Up There

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By Tami Winfrey-Harris, Co-editor of Love Isn't Enough My hair is remarkable. This weekend, I went home to the Chicagoland area for a party. My hostess had welcomed old friends and family into her home to celebrate the life of her sister. Folks crowded into the basement and hugged and laughed and hollered and drank, while a … [Read more...]

Hair Manifesto

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By Marianne Schnall There are so many sagas I could tell you about me and my hair. The stories could probably fill a whole book. I could call it “The Hair Monologues.” Suffice it to say my relationship with my hair has been a huge factor in my life. It started with the basic premise, around 13, that I simply had the wrong … [Read more...]

Gray Matters

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By Emili Vesilind Special to the Los Angeles Times The brighter side of gray hair A movement is underway as everyday women forgo hair dyes and let their locks go gray. Washing that gray right out of your hair (to borrow from the famous song) is no longer a mandatory part of getting older. So asserts a growing cadre of … [Read more...]

Going Gray: Not a Black and White Matter

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By Sharon Haywood, Co-Editor Courtesy of genetics, my hair started graying in my late teens. At that point, I had already been initiated into the world of coloring my hair. At 14, I experimented with Sun-In that transformed my bangs brassy orange. Then, I used facial bleach to whiten a thick strip of my shoulder-length hair … [Read more...]

Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America (Hardcover)

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From Publishers Weekly Whether it's hip-hop diva Lil' Kim's "weave of the week" or activist Angela Davis's Afro, black hair evinces the power to set trends and define icons. In this entertaining and concise survey, Byrd (a research chief for Vibe) and Tharps (a reporter for Entertainment Weekly) revel in the social, cultural and … [Read more...]