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Forget Hair Products. We Need Hair Therapy!

Changing your hair starts with changing your mind about what it means to love yourself as you are

Smiling Black woman with natural hair.
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When I was growing up in 1990s Nigeria, achievable “beautiful” hair was roughly shoulder length, relaxed, straight hair on a strict six-to-eight-week maintenance schedule, where your new growth would be retouched once “due.” A…




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Dinachi Onuzo

Dinachi Onuzo

Child of God. Finding my voice.

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