Coily Hair Articles

Andre Walker Talks Hair
Andre Walker Talks Hair
Andre Walker has written the ultimate hair-care book for women of all ages and ethnic backgrounds
Ouidad Talks Curls with New Book
Ouidad Talks Curls with New Book
In the 128-page, soft-cover book, Ouidad debunks the myths of curly hair and reveals the secrets to bringing out its natural beauty.
Bibbity Bop Barbershop
Bibbity Bop Barbershop
What Natasha Anastasia Tarpley did for the mother-daughter bond in "I Love My Hair!" she now does for father and son in "Bippity Bop Barbershop."
Curly Hair Q&A: Diane Da Costa
Curly Hair Q&A: Diane Da Costa
Anytime you can still maintain a deep wave pattern when wet, it is considered a texturizer -- a technique, which softens and elongates the natural wave for more manageability.
Afros are "street-smart"
My 12-Strand Program
My 12-Strand Program
Now’s the time to make things right. Some of you may want to apologize to your own hair for addicting it to chemical relaxers—also known as ‘creamy crack’!
Nappy Mothers Know Best
Nappy Mothers Know Best
My sister survivors and I can share some pretty hair-raising stories of how we dodged smoking hot combs and endured applications of chemical relaxers so strong that they burned our scalps.
Questions from readers
Questions from readers
You have taken the first step to recovery by acknowledging your addiction. When your hair has been on drugs for a long time, it is not always easy to snap back to nappiness. Take it one strand at a time.
I Love My Hair
I Love My Hair
"In this gracefully told story, a young African-American heroine celebrates her lovely head of hair as part of her heritage."
Curls in the Big Apple
Sharing A Little Black Hairstory
Sharing A Little Black Hairstory
The hairstyle, also referred to as a ‘fro, ‘bush,’ and a ‘natural,’ came out during the late 1960s and for many became statement more than style.