hair

Photos

Evocative Portraits Exploring Black Femmes' Relationship with Hair

In the new photography show "Plaits, Princesses + Pink Moisturizer," Black women and nonbinary people from the UK talk about how their hair influences their identity and everyday lives.
Zing Tsjeng
11.7.18
Life

These Intimate Portraits Examine How Hair Connects to Gender Identity

After chopping her hair off in college, this Indian-British writer turned to her friends to understand how hair can feel closely tied to who we are.
Sharan Dhaliwal
10.25.18
Life

I Fell In Love While My Hair Was Falling Out

Alopecia made me feel unloveable—but I was wrong.
Kathleen Wong
9.13.18
Culture

A Jamaican Mother Is in a Supreme Court Battle Over Her Child's Dreadlocks

Sherine Virgo was told by her five-year-old daughter's school principal that dreadlocks would not be allowed because of a policy tied to "hygiene" and "avoiding lice," and the resulting case has spurred a political conversation about discrimination.
8.30.18
Beauty

Why Rapper-Actress Paigey Cakey Started Talking About Losing Her Hair

Almost half of African-American women experience hair loss over their lives, but few talk about it openly. In the UK, Paigey Cakey is the exception.
Nikita Rathod
1.22.18
style

The Black Entrepreneurs of the Booming Natural Hair Movement

When women like Gina "The Wig Witch" Knight and Untamed Collection founder Makeba Lindsay spotted a gap in the hair care market, they filled it with afro wigs and extensions.
Carly Lewis-Oduntan
11.30.17
Culture

Man Buns Are Good and Decent

Since time immemorial, men have been gathering their hair into round shapes atop their head. The practice will outlive all the haters.
Diana Tourjée
6.22.17
RACISM

'Can I Touch It?' The Implicit Bias Against Black Women's Natural Hair

Researchers from the Perception Institute developed the first-ever Hair Implicit Association Test to measure whether or not people are unconsciously biased against black women's hair. The results of their study were published today, offering a new set...
Kimberly Lawson
1.31.17
Beauty

One in 12 Beauty Products Aimed at Black Women Deemed 'Highly Hazardous'

New research finds dangerous levels of toxicity in everyday products marketed to African American women. An expert explains how dangerous these products can be.
Sirin Kale
12.6.16
Gender

The Gender-Neutral Hair Salon Cutting Through Sexism

Why should men and women have to pay differently for hair cuts? That's one question that London hairdresser Barberette is trying to solve.
Tamara Micner
10.3.16
Culture

Just the Clip: All the Things Women Have Put in Their Hair

From "hair rats" to butterfly clips, golden diadems to Afro picks, you could say women's hair accessories have always been our crowning glory.
Amanda Arnold
8.8.16
Health

98 Percent of Head Lice Now Resistant to the Chemicals That Treat Them

A new study published in the "Journal of Medical Entomology" is sure to make your skin crawl.
Leah Carroll
8.4.16