Meet The Influencers Making Brazil's Natural Hair Movement Mainstream
Inspired by a new generation of YouTubers and bloggers, Brazilian girls are ditching chemical straightening and blow dries.
Branca Lessa de Sá
Black Actresses Are Calling Out Hollywood for Making Them Do Their Own Hair
Natural hair stylists are everywhere nowadays, except studio budgets.
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
A Jamaican Mother Is in a Supreme Court Battle Over Her Child's Dreadlocks
Sherine Virgo was told by her five-year-old daughter's school principal that dreadlocks would not be allowed because of a policy tied to "hygiene" and "avoiding lice," and the resulting case has spurred a political conversation about discrimination.
Women of Color Are Bearing the Brunt of a Toxic Beauty Industry
Inconclusive science and social pressures are putting women's health at risk.
'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...
Oppressive Office Dress Codes Need to Go
Dress codes disproportionately target not just teenage girls in school, but people of color, LGBTQ students, and overweight people.
Is Six Flags Racist Against Dreadlocks?
Do locks really make you too unprofessional to clean up little kid vomit and flip burgers?
Wilbert L. Cooper