learning to love natural hair

Dove’s ‘Love Your Curls’ Film Perfect For Black Girls With Natural Hair

Love Your Curls, Dove's new film encouraging natural hair love, is the perfect self-esteem boost for Black girls.

– Jan 21, 2015

Natural Hair Wars: Coaxing the Generational Shift Toward Afros, Locs & Braids

Finally, my daughters and I can walk into my father's house happy to be me. finally, he's happy with our natural hair, too.

– Sep 17, 2014

Blue Ivy’s Natural Hair & the Right Of Black Girls To Be… Free

Maybe Blue Ivy's mama isn't being lazy, but deliberate. Maybe Blue gets to be what Bey can't: FREE.

– Jun 16, 2014

Black Beauty: Lupita Nyong’o’s Message For Our Daughters

Lupita Nyong'o's Essence speech on learning to love her dark skin reminds this mother to appreciate the actress's impact on mainstream pop culture.

– Mar 2, 2014

My 13-Year-Old Wants To Shave His Afro Because His White Peers Won’t Stop Touching It

He’s tried telling kids, "Hey, you know, I'm not a petting zoo.” Nothing deters them from trying.

– Feb 25, 2014

Natural Hair Love For Brown Girls: An Open Letter For Our Babies & Their Tresses

The war against Black girls wearing natural hair inspires one mom to tell our babies to be steadfast in loving themselves.

– Dec 16, 2013

White Mom, Black Daughter, Natural Hair: When Beautiful Means “Different.”

By Stacey Conner “Who does her hair?” she asks me gruffly.  I look up from the table where I am trying to manage my four...

– Sep 11, 2013

Natural Hair: A Teen Struggles To Rock Her Locs Proudly, Courageously

I went #teamnatural 13 years ago with a very specific intention: to show and prove to my daughter, Mari, that she should be proud of...

– Aug 5, 2013