Coily Hair Articles
Redken: The Antidote to Humidity
The experts at Redken give us tips to fight humidity.
Textured hair styles like locs, braids, twists, cornrows, and knots are all the rage, adorning the heads of celebrities, athletes, and everyday folk now more than ever before.
Mosetta's Musings about Imus and the other N-word
I’m not talking about the N-word that derogatorily refers to people of color. I mean the one that refers to a texture of hair. The word is "nappy."
Alison Stewart: Remaining True to Her Locks
In an industry where conformity is the rule, Alison Stewart's willingness to stray from the norm has made her a positive role model for curly women everywhere. The e-mails she receives most often are from fellow curlies looking for advice, and she always writes back.
Don Imus Should Shut His Mouth
His April 4 comments denigrating the Rutgers women’s basketball team are appalling. Can anyone tell us what one’s hairstyle has to do with one’s ability to play basketball?
Sandy’s Position on her Transition, Part I
The pros and cons of chemical relaxing is a touchy subject, especially in African-American circles where the ‘good-hair/bad hair’ myth unfortunately still exists.
Hair Rules! By Anthony Dickey
Hair-care and style expert A. Dickey has written Hair Rules! to end the frustration faced by women with curly hair every day.
Take Special Care With Braids
Dr. Ford says that one of the ways to avoid getting traction alopecia is to vary the braiding style to keep from placing stress on the same areas of the scalp. She also recommends going to experienced braiders.
Curly Girl: The Handbook
Professional hairstylist Lorraine Massey celebrates the curly girl way of life, from hair care to carefree attitude.
Curly Hair Q&A: Diane Da Costa
Curly hair must be coiled with a comb right down to the base of the scalp
These are people I consider role models for those who have been brainwashed to believe that nappiness is a curse and a liability. These role models are proof that having nappy hair does not block intelligence or the ability to succeed.