Fashion

More African-American Women Choosing Natural Hairstyles, Study Finds

Our hair says a lot about us.  It can be a fashion statement.  It can be a political statement.  For African-American men and women there has been a conflict about hair. That could be changing. According to a study in 2011, there was a 36 percent increase among African- American women who decided to do away with hair chemicals.  That ...

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Ladies are you wearing goat hair from China?

In China, hair extensions, wigs and weaves are big business. Buyers in hair salons and shopping malls are often told they are getting real human hair – but when you look closely, sometimes things are not as they seem. In a tiny village in Hunan province, central China a man dressed in a white vest and shorts rides around the ...

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BLACKS WITH BLUE EYES: NATURAL PHENOMENON OR GENETIC MUTATION?

It is generally believed that black people do not possess blue eyes. The blue eyes has always been associated with the Caucasians (whites). In many scientific studies and a more recent one conducted by the Copenhagen University the genetic mystery of “blue eyes” is said to have originated from the northeast coast of the Black Sea. Haitian girl with beautiful ...

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Kenya Women Saving Time, Money With Return to Natural Hair

In Kenya, salons are filled with women who spend hours to have their hair done. It’s also expensive in a country where half of the population live on less than a dollar a day. For some women, that has come at too high a cost and now they are embracing their natural hair. Monica Wamaitha, 22, works in a salon ...

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Top Model Bre Scullark: My Natural Hair is Not a Trend

Before it was trendy, before it became this “new phenomenon”, my natural hair was and still is, who I am. My natural hair is so much more than a break from chemically processed and damaged hair. It is so much more than a liberation from the monotony of long body wave weaves and sleek flat ironed hair. My natural hair ...

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Nana Hemaa Yaa Asaa Safoa II:Inventor of Kente-oke

It was just a day after Christmas and the people of Akwamufie were upbeat at the sound of drums amid singing and dancing to witness the installation of Princess Adelaide Mary Yaa Asaa Ofori as the Osomanyawa Queen Mother of the Akwamu Traditional Area. Installed under the stool name, Nana Hemaa Yaa Asaa Safoa II, she is the second in ...

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