After months of heat, humidity and power outages, long, blown-straight hair is hard to come by - inspiring new looks crafted at improvised barber shops ot long after Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, unleashing floodwaters, flattening homes and knocking out the power supply, Consuelo Quezada noticed another, more subtle, change to life on the island.
A federal appeals court maintained that it is OK to discriminate against traditionally black hairstyles, like locs. The 3-0 ruling came down on Sept. 15 when the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a claim from a 2014 ruling that said racial discrimination had to be based on characteristics that didn't change, and the hairstyle didn't qualify as "immutable."
Scientists studied diets of 14 mummies found at the Paracas Necropolis They focused on carbon and nitrogen analysis of keratin in hair strands Nitrogen isotope values in seawater tend to be greater than those on land They discovered that culture loved fish and probably didn't travel much Carbon analysis helped reveal the types of plants the people consumed Hair on 2,000-year-old mummies has helped reveal what Paracas people in Peru ate in the weeks before their death.
My love for dolls goes back as far as I can remember. As a toddler, my mother would carefully show me the vintage Barbies she'd been collecting since middle school. I remember being instantly entranced by all of the mod mini dresses, Go-Go boots, and jackets and wanting it all for myself.
Hair trimming is a long-standing debate in the natural hair world. Some argue 6-8 weeks is a good time frame, while others say 3-4 months. And then there are others who say never. No matter your stance, there are tell-tale signs that indicate a trim is necessary.
African Braids, that's our topic this week as promised. With African hair braiding, you can give your hair a rest, it is an easy and cool way to forget about hair styling for months. Most black women are sporting braids since they are gifted with strong black hair which can hold braids well.
UCLA Broad Stem Cell Center/Nature Cell Biology Untreated mouse skin showing no hair growth, left, compared to mouse skin treated with the drug UK5099 showing hair growth. UCLA researchers have discovered a new way to activate the stem cells in the hair follicle to make hair grow.
This past April, the army rolled out new regulations that essentially discriminated against black women with natural hair. Sergeant Jasmine Jacobs of the Georgia National Guard launched a petition taking issue with the approved styles, which are the "costly," "time-consuming," and altered ones like relaxed and weaved hair.
A MILDURA high school student is being forced to change schools after St Joseph's College banned his African hairstyle because it is at odds with its uniform policy. It's his culture - this is a very normal hairstyle that's been around for centuries - Caleb Ernst's mother Bec Caleb Ernst, 14, has been told he faces expulsion if he returns from suspension today with his hair still in dreadlocks.
When a 4/20 Instagram post isn't enough, why not show weed how you really feel with a dedicated cornrow look? New York City braid god Guingui wove up this cannabis braid situation to honor the stonerific holiday. "It takes me about an hour and a half to complete a freestyle of some cornrows that include a marijuana leaf on it.
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As of July, braiding hair without a cosmetology license is no longer a crime in the state of Iowa. Two black women, Aicheria Bell and Achan Agit, filed a civil lawsuit against the state's cosmetology board last fall with the help of the Institute for Justice, claiming that occupational licenses threatened their ability to make a living in Iowa, and disadvantaged black stylists in particular because of the braiding's racial and cultural roots.