Black Women Hair

Why Black Women Should Embrace Their Natural Hair

Ekwy Chukwuji-Nnene | Posted 20.11.2016 | UK Style
Ekwy Chukwuji-Nnene

I'm imagining a world where we could walk into any salon and get our hair well looked after? We would no longer need to say 'natural' hair because it would be the new normal. We can overcome our vulnerability, celebrate our big curls and be inspired to take back our freedom. We don't have to wait for the world to tell us it's time to accept our hair.

The Politics Behind Black Women's Hair

Tracey Agyeman | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tracey Agyeman

did the big chop about three years ago, and I did so not because of any social trend, or to be in touch with my roots but rather because I became aware of the dangerous side effects. And I can tell you today, I do not feel anymore Ghanaian today than I did on that day because, as my girl India Arie sings beautifully, I am not my hair.

Red Ginger Hair: Rare and Beautiful or Ugly and Devilish Mutation

Ama Yawson | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ama Yawson

Again, please excuse the title which references the outrageous myth that red hair is a sign of witchcraft. Of course red hair a beautiful gift from God. But as I have said in prior articles, no one ever healed a wound that is consistently being stabbed by ignoring it.

Study: 40% Of African-American Women Put Their Hair Above Their Health

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Two out of every five African-American women avoid exercise because of concerns about their hairstyles, a study has found. The findings, which wer...

Hair-Raising Conversations

Minna Salami | Posted 05.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Minna Salami

Hair may be seen as a woman's crowning glory, but in African heritage societies it is much more than that.