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Natural hair curlfriend gone rouge

On June 13, 2014 a young lady named Jasmine Toliver, who has natural hair, decided to create a petition with the page asking Beyonce and Jay-Z to comb their two-year-old daughter Blue Ivy’s hair. The petition reads: “As a woman who understands the importance of hair care, it’s disturbing to watch a child suffering from the lack of hair moisture. ‘The parents of Blue Ivy, Sean Carter aka Jay -Z and Beyonce, have failed at numerous attempts of doing Blue Ivy’s hair. This matter has escalated to the child developing matted dreads and lint balls. Please let’s get the word out to properly care for Blue Ivy’s hair.”

To my surprise, Ms. Toliver had over 3,000 people who joined her by signing the petition stating their reasons why they supported her petition. Continue Reading →

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Coming back to natural

Introducing a new MSR column that will answer all your questions on returning to natural hair

In the Beginning there was a curl. I’m talking about our “Afro-textured hair,” and make no mistake about it, we were all born with natural hair…sometimes called nappy, kinky, coily, curly and even straight with intent to curl. The “Bergamot grease blue or green jar” was a staple in our arsenal of natural hair care, especially when it was time for the young girls to hold down them ears and get their hair straightened with a hot comb. The straight hair style could last up to a week or more as long as you did not get your hair wet. It did not matter if you got burnt or your hair was smoking during the temporary straightening process. Continue Reading →

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Getting to ‘The Root’ of hair loss




First of a two-part story

By Anika Robbins

Contributing Writer



Between lifestyle and grooming issues and breast cancer treatments, hair loss affects an estimated 21 million women in the U.S., according to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. Traditionally considered a “men’s issue,” women are debunking that myth at epidemic speed. With scant treatment options available, including transplantation or topical steroids, many women are resorting to natural remedies, including going natural,” i.e., wearing their hair free of chemicals. The natural hair movement has gained momentum nationwide, picking up speed in the Twin Cities.  

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