“Make Friends with Your Hair” is the aptly-named title of Dove’s recent survey that found that only 7 percent of 1,000 women actually love their hair. That’s a really sad statistic, but not all that surprising, because hair is a big friggin’ deal for women. Shockingly though, given the politics surrounding our hair, black women were twice as likely to vote that they love their hair than white women. Keep reading »
Early in the morning is definitely when I’m at my least attractive and I’m sure many readers would say the same. It’s one thing to wake up alone looking like a puffy-eyed mess. But when you’re sleeping over with someone else, that’s another story entirely! Luckily, I have a few pointers on how to wake up looking gorgeous.
Sounds impossible, right? It’s not. Here’s how to start off sexy every morning…
Good bangs can make all the difference between having just-okay hair and a totally amazing ‘do. When “banging,” you really need to consider both the shape of your face and how you want your hair to interact with your cheekbones. Not every face can carry off every bang. Accordingly, we’ve provided some fringe inspiration to make sure that you get the most “bang” for your haircut buck.
People think that when a woman cuts off her hair, it means something is wrong. “I think she’s going through a rough time,” they whisper. They try to pinpoint the trauma—”it was that boyfriend who broke up with her” or “I think she might have had an eating disorder.” Women are supposed to be attached to their hair, and their hair is supposed to be attached to them. It’s one of the most obvious signs of femininity and if a woman shaves it all off, she either has cancer, is majorly depressed, or is rebelling against society.
My decision to buzz my hair was not for any of those reasons. I am not dying of anything. I’m not that rebellious. And to be honest with you, I am happier right now than I have ever been—I love my work, I love my husband, I love my mom, I love my friends. While the women around me tend to have long, lustrous locks, somehow that just didn’t seem like “me.”
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Don’t you hate it when one of your favorite hunks opens his mouth and says something boneheaded? Old Spice Guy Isaiah Mustafa got in trubs this weekend when he made offensive comments about black hair. He was chatting with Guiliana Rancic on E! News about his new show, “Charlie’s Angels,” and she lobbed him a softball question about what he looks for in a woman. Mustafa then asked if she had taken a look at his hair, implying it looked bad, and how he wants someone to make him look better. Rancic then asked if he wanted a woman with “real hair” and he replied:
“Yes, it does have to be real hair. I want my kids to have nice hair so she better have good hair. Cause, I don’t know if you’ve checked my hair out lately. Aside from today it’s normally nice. Today it’s slightly nappy.”
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The scene: 3 p.m. on a Thursday, Walgreens (or similar well-stocked pharmacy).
OK, I’m here for one thing and one thing only: anti-frizz serum. This early fall humidity is making me look like Phil Spector at his murder trial and that is not good for my social life. It’s time to take action. It’s time to smooth things out. Ooh, but maybe hairspray would be better? I think my hairstylist said hairspray is better than serum. Or maybe she said mousse is better than styling wax. Actually I think she said she didn’t really “get” the Borat movie. Yeah. That was it.
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