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Straight talk: Straight hair has been slowly killing Black women for years

Black woman covering her face with hands in stress.
Black woman covering her face with hands in stress.
Photo: Maksym Panchuk/EyeEm/Getty Images


We need to take the pressure off of Black women’s hair

Photo: Adrian Fernández/Unsplash


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

Smiling Black woman with natural hair.
Smiling Black woman with natural hair.
Photo: Shestock/Getty Images


When are we going to let Black hair just be?

Back view of a Black woman with natural hair.
Back view of a Black woman with natural hair.
Photo: Delmaine Donson/Getty Images


Locs are a signifier of Rastafarianism, whose believers have been persecuted by the government

Black and white image of a Black woman with dreadlocks against a black ground.
Black and white image of a Black woman with dreadlocks against a black ground.
Photo: Westend61/Getty Images


Hair can be both a political statement and a statement of convenience

Black woman shaving her hair, with a peaceful expression.
Black woman shaving her hair, with a peaceful expression.
Photo: Masego Morulane/Getty Images


The beauty industry is changing during the pandemic but Branch thinks that’s a good thing

A photo of Miko Branch.
A photo of Miko Branch.
Miko Branch. Photos courtesy of Miss Jessie’s, LLC.


My cotton crown blooms coiled antennas, each having the individuality of snowflakes

A photo of the author’s natural hair.
A photo of the author’s natural hair.
An up-close look at my tightly coiled natural hair. Photos: Sylene Joseph


Here’s how to interpret and navigate all the negative health news

Photo: Roy JAMES Shakespeare/Getty Images


Hairstylists have found a new way to market their businesses, but it has come at a price

Photo: Eustace Johnson / EyeEm via Getty Images

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