Coily Hair Articles
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
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
"In this gracefully told story, a young African-American heroine celebrates her lovely head of hair as part of her heritage."
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.
Patience is Key to Hair Growth
The reality is that genetics determine how tall you are, your eye color, your hair texture and the "predetermined maximum growth rate" of your hair.
Curly Hair Product Spotlight: Textured Tresses
"People really do not know their hair textures," Da Costa says. "They don't know whether it's curly, kinky or coily.
Helping People Love their Natural Hair
Since her first gathering in 1998, Linda Jones has hosted dozens of Nappy Hair Days -- stress-free, casual workshops where women can learn how to wear their hair in natural, traditional African styles.
Introducing Mosetta's Naturally Speaking
I make my living as a stylist of words, not hair. But ever since I founded my cultural support group called A Nappy Hair Affair, another dimension has been added to my life as a journalist. I am now a writer and a nap activist.
Curly Hair Q&A: Diane Da Costa
Highly textured hair means that there are very tight curls and the hair is very dense. For this reason, the best way to cut or shape textured hair is by blowing the hair out first with a wide tooth comb to loosen the curl pattern slightly, leaving enough room to see the elasticity.
Great Hair! Your Complete Hair Care Guide and Styling Guide
A former beauty editor of Hairdo magazine offers fully illustrated, expert advice on total hair care and styling.