black hair

Race

Natural Hair Is Protected In California, But the Bias Is Far From Gone

One in five Black women feel social pressure to straighten their hair for work—beyond explicit policies requiring it.
Mary Retta
7.9.19
Celebrity

Beyoncé Doesn't Like It When Her Mom Does Her Hair

Queen Bey is all of us.
DeAsia Paige
6.27.19
Culture

Black Actresses Are Calling Out Hollywood for Making Them Do Their Own Hair

Natural hair stylists are everywhere nowadays, except studio budgets.
Taylor Hosking
3.12.19
Browsing Black History

What The Natural Hair Movement Looked Like Before Influencers

In the 2000s, early message boards served as platforms for Black women to create a community around their natural hair—and life experiences.
Starrene Rhett Rocque
2.27.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

This barber’s “magic” man weaves are curing baldness for black men

The transformations can be striking.
Myles Andrews-Duve
11.30.18
tv

Shows Like 'Atlanta' and 'Insecure' Are Changing How We View Black Hair

A look into what today's shows are doing (or not doing) to normalize natural hair.
Noel Ransome
4.5.18
style

The Black Entrepreneurs of the Booming Natural Hair Movement

When women like Gina "The Wig Witch" Knight and Untamed Collection founder Makeba Lindsay spotted a gap in the hair care market, they filled it with afro wigs and extensions.
Carly Lewis-Oduntan
11.30.17
Gaming

The Video Game for Every Black Woman Who's Had a Stranger Grab Her Hair

We spoke to the creator of 'Hair Nah.'
Ruth Faj
11.21.17
exhibit

9 Artists Explore Black Hair and Barbershop Culture

The barbershop is one of the enduring safe spaces for the black community.
Antwaun Sargent
7.15.17
RACISM

'Can I Touch It?' The Implicit Bias Against Black Women's Natural Hair

Researchers from the Perception Institute developed the first-ever Hair Implicit Association Test to measure whether or not people are unconsciously biased against black women's hair. The results of their study were published today, offering a new set...
Kimberly Lawson
1.31.17
Beauty

‘It’s About Ownership’: The Politics of Running a Black Hair Shop

In the UK, the black hair industry is dominated by South Asian businessmen. Increasingly, black women are starting to question why.
Yomi Adegoke
6.14.16
Stuff

Justin Bieber's Dreadlocks Show How White People (Still) Steal Everything

Biebs's new 'do represents the complete lack of self-awareness that some white folks have when it comes to pretty basic shit regarding race and privilege in this country.
Wilbert L. Cooper
4.5.16
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