Lets Discuss: Nappy Hair

There are many negative connotations behind the word “nappy” that stem from times of slavery. As Black people we have always been taught to hate our hair and most importantly who we are. Growing up we are taught that nappy hair is bad we need to get a perm, boys are told nappy hair doesn’t look good…

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What Is Natural Hair & Your View on Protective Styling?

It seems that for something so simple, people have many different definitions. Natural hair to me is the hair that grows from your scalp that hasn’t been chemically altered in any way.  Definition: Hair whose texture hasn’t been altered by chemical straighteners, including relaxers and texturizers. An Afro hairstyle is sometimes referred to as “a…

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Embracing My Natural Hair

There was once a time when I would feel the roots of my hair and automatically say “I need a perm” or “My roots are getting nappy.” As African Americans we are conditioned to hate the natural texture of our hair and to prefer straight hair over our own curls and kinks. Although there is…

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