natural hairstyles for African American girls

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

Hair Braiding Shop Of Horror: A Lesson In Etiquette For My Tween

Teaching tweens manners becomes the lesson of the day during a hair braiding session that goes totally wrong.

– Dec 10, 2014

For White Mothers Who Don’t Know How To Style Their Black Children’s Natural Hair: I Feel You

This mom says she'll never look at that brown child with the white mom and make assumptions again.

– Mar 17, 2014

A Black Boy’s Haircut Inspires Natural Hair Hate—And Encourages A Mom To Pen An Uplifting Book

By AMA KARIKARI No, I was not hallucinating at the time God gave me the story. I was a heart-broken mother struggling to teach her...

– Oct 3, 2013

Angry Mom Launches Positive Natural Hair Project

By AYA de LEON I do not have time for racism this week. I’m a working mom, with a high maintenance marriage, I’m writing a...

– Sep 19, 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

Locs of Love: Black Women Uplift Girl Barred From Tulsa School For Wearing Natural Hair

It was a simple call. Drexel University Professor Dr. Yaba Blay, an outspoken advocate who uses her platform to break down the binds of colorism...

– Sep 9, 2013

Tulsa School Sends Girl Home Because Her Natural Hair Is “Faddish” and “Unpresentable”

I swear to Sweet Baby Jesus in the Manger, after that whole Sheryl Underwood “afros are nasty” debacle earlier this week,  the absolute last thing...

– Sep 5, 2013

Sheryl Underwood Calls Afro Hair ‘Nasty,’ Wonders Why Mothers Save Baby’s First Clippings

Snapping on “The Talk” co-host Sheryl Underwood’s Dollar Store doll baby wigs or her remarkably uncanny resemblance to Arsenio Hall’s drag queen character in that...

– Sep 3, 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