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Mommie Dearest: My Son’s Long Hair Gets Him Mistaken For A Girl

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My seven-year-old son has hair that many people would kill …  or at least pay an arm and a leg at the salon for: honey blonde with natural ombre highlights, ringlets that cascade down, skimming right above his shoulders. [I have seen photos of Avital's son and his hair is indeed glorious. -- Amelia]

To top it all off, he loves his curls. When he was younger I would trim them just a bit so that he could see (AKA shaggy dog syndrome). But as he grew older, he let it be known that he was super into his curls and refused to cut them. And to be honest? I was kind of thrilled. I loved his hair just as much as he did, and was happy that he wanted to keep it long. We only have a few simple rules if he wants to keep his hair long: It has to be up in a ponytail during hot/humid weather to avoid heat rash, it has to stay out of his eyes (which he accomplishes with various cloth headbands/sweatbands), and it has to be — relatively — knot free.

So, my rough and tumble, soccer playing, LEGO-obsessed, drum-playing seven-year-old still rocks his long curls. And for some reason, it completely throws everyone else off balance. At least once a day, ever since his hair started growing in earnest, my son gets mistaken for a girl without fail. As you can imagine, this causes a lot of feels. Keep reading »

Oh My God I Love Your Hair: The Triple Braid

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OMG I Love Your Hair: The Triple Braid

This triple braid is like one of those cookie-cake-pies you see on Pinterest that kind of freak you out, but you can’t help but want to try it anyway: it’s a braid within a braid within a braid. The good news about this hairstyle is that it’s much easier than baking a cookie cake into a pie — just braid your hair into three equal sections, then braid the three into one monster braid. Voila! Celebrate your new coif with a piece of PieCookieCake. [Hair Romance]

10 Ways Dyeing Your Hair For The First Time Is Like Losing Your Virginity

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Believe it or not, saying goodbye your virgin hair is a lot like losing your actual virginity. Whether you’re getting highlights, lowlights, or a full-head dye job, altering your natural hair color for the first time, especially as a full-grown adult, can be pretty terrifying … but also exciting!

I recently decided to undergo a hair transformation myself, and while it wasn’t super drastic, it was enough of a change that I still felt all the feelings. Dirty blonde up until this time last week, I decided I wanted to lighten my locks with a full head of highlights and go blonder for the first time ever. So I did. And now I’m MUCH blonder. Believe it or not, I found that parting ways with my former hair was a lot like having sex for the first time all over again. Let me explain… Keep reading »

Oh My God I Love Your Hair: The Chic, Short Bob

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OMG Hair: Retro Bouffant
OMG I Love Your Hair: Retro Bouffant
Bring out your inner '60s girl group member with this fab style! Read More »
OMG Hair: The Choppy Bob
OMG I Love Your Hair: Choppy Bob With Bangs
Looking for a fresh look for spring? Here you go! Read More »
OMG Hair: Simple Tuck
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This elegant style is TRULY easy and so pretty. Read More »
Oh My God I Love Your Hair: The Chic, Short Bob

Everyone is going hogwild for the lob right now (that’s short for long bob, if you’re not familiar with hair-related portmanteaus), but seeing this photo of model Sui He is a great reminder that the short bob will always be a classic. It’s simultaneously sexy, chic, polished, put together, and  playful. Don’t ask me how that’s possible, it just is. The best part? Sui’s hair here is actually a faux bob, which means you can get the same look whether or not you’re ready to chop off a few inches for realzies. Here’s a video tutorial for long-haired ladies who want to give it a try.

Katy Perry Dyed Her Hair “Slime Green” And The Crazy Thing Is I Like It

While I’m totally in favor of people dying their hair weird colors — Nicole Richie’s purple hair is amazing on her and I loved the rose gold hair trend — I usually draw the line at green. Green hair has always just looked like too much time was spent in a heavily chlorinated pool or, I dunno, witchy but not in a cool goth way. So when I saw that Katy Perry had dyed her hair “slime green,” I expected to hate it. But I don’t. In fact, with her dark roots and skin coloring, I think she looks kind of fantastic. I’m not saying everyone should run out to their nearest Hot Topic and ransack the shelf of Manic Panic’s Green Envy … but if you can rock it like Katy, do you, girl. [Instagram]

Oh My God I Love Your Hair: The Retro Bouffant

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This asymmetrical style is perfect for summer. Read More »
OMG Hair: Finger Waves
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OMG I Love Your Hair: Retro Bouffant

Is there anything more glamorous than a big ol’ bouffant? Answer: no, there’s not. “I’ve gone a little crazy for this style lately,” says style blogger Samantha Harris, who created this look, “I love it because it’s so easy and also very elegant.” I second that. Check out the full photo tutorial for this beautiful bouffant, plus two more retro style how-tos for natural hair, over at Loxa Beauty.

Black Women’s Hair Is Under More Scrutiny With The Army’s New Grooming Regulations

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  • The Army released new regulations on Monday for hair and grooming which seem to specifically target Black women’s hairstyles. The new regs now forbid braids or cornrows larger than a quarter of an inch (dreadlocks and twists have already been banned since 2005). As a result, Black women who wear their hair this way have to either get a new hairstyle or cover it with a wig. [Huffington Post]
  • Hobby Lobby is fighting the Obama administration not to pay cover contraception for women in their health care plan, but they seem to have no problem at all investing in contraception makers with their retirement funds. [Mother Jones] Keep reading »

So Now There’s Vending Machine For Weaves

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So Now There's Vending Machine For Weaves

Vending machines are the new home for anything and everything. You never know when you might find yourself on the go and suddenly in immediate need of cupcakeschampagne, pizza or even a new weave.

The Mane Vendor, a weave vending machine, was created by Marcella Ellis, owner of Marcella Ellis Hair Studios and School of Cosmetic Arts in Fairfax, Virginia. She wanted to give more convenience for shoppers but to also keep hair revenue within the Black community. Ellis also aims to provide franchise opportunities for those who want to start their own business. She told Clutch Magazine: Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo

Beauty Test Drive: Klorane Dry Shampoo

Between my super dry scalp and the cold winter weather, I’ve been trying really, really hard to wash my hair less often. This is not a fun goal to have when your hair is very blonde and does not hide oil well. The solution to extending the time between hair washing without having super gross hair? Dry shampoo, of course! But finding the right dry shampoo for me turned out to be more of a “Goldilocks & The Three Bears” situation than I expected. After trying dry shampoos that were too clumpy, too smelly, too powdery, too heavy, and too light, I finally found one that was juuuuuuust right: Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk. Read on for details! Keep reading »

10 DIY Beauty Treatments For Hopeless Klutzes

DIY Beauty Treatments For Hopeless Klutzes

I’ve always been a fairly clumsy, messy person. I’m incapable of wearing a white blouse without soiling it with mustard stains, even if I don’t eat any foods with mustard on them (“Phantom Mustard Magnet” isn’t just a great band name, it’s my reality). I tend to trip at really inopportune times, and not in a charming Jennifer Lawrence way. My soup-in-mouth vs. soup-on-face ratio is about 1:5. I should probably buy stock in Tide To-Go Pens. I can assemble full meals with all the crumbs I find in my cleavage at the end of the day. You get the idea. So anyway, last night I was having dinner at a Mexican restaurant. While telling a story, I began gesturing wildly with a chip in my hand, and — wouldn’t you know it? — I ended up with a large glop of guacamole in my hair. So gross. Or was it? I mean, I had been meaning to do an avocado scalp treatment this weekend. Wasn’t this basically the same thing? After all, like the old adage says (I’m paraphrasing here): “When life hands you guacamole in your hair, just rub it in and make an avocado scalp treatment.” Inspired by my margarita-fueled beauty epiphany, here are 10 beauty treatment ideas for all my fellow klutzes! Keep reading »

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