Kelly Eubanks

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Natural hair: trend, or movement?

It gets deep when you have to define or categorize the hair strands that grow out of your scalp. Where should our natural hair fit into this society in which we live today in 2014? This makes me think of talk show host Arsenio Hall when he said, “the things that make you go ‘hummmmmm.’” There has always been a community of natural hair. In terms of natural hair acceptance or gaining momentum on natural hair styles, without getting too political or historical, in the ‘70s Bob Marley and other Rastafarians from Jamaica made locs or dreads popular. During the same time period in the U.S., the afro was the style of that era and as I recall “momma nem” had their afros on point. Continue Reading →

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Natural hair terms — I feel bilingual!

 

I can remember when I first went natural three years ago and started watching YouTube. As I listened in excitement to learn how to care for my hair, I could have sworn those girls were talking another language. To remain engaged, I had to learn how to decipher the natural hair codes. There are so many acronyms used, you can literally get lost if you don’t know the basic terminology. Here is a brief list of basic natural terms used in the natural hair community so you too can become bilingual. Continue Reading →

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