"I decided that until I could           myself without my crown I needed to walk away from the throne I had created for myself"

love

Nesha

"Those at the bottom of the totem pole are 4C with coily kinky hair."

-Nesha Bastien

The HierarchyNesha Bastien
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"Sometimes you want what you don't have..."

-Mariama McClain

Taking the Power BackMariame McClain
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Lindsay

I wanted to

look like

Lohan.

An Innocent Question Destynee Raines
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"Nappy."

"Unpresentable."

"Manly."

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Did You Know That Afro Hair Has Different Porosities?

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"I don't think people want Black women to be confident..."

-Xaria Anderson

What's The DifferenceXaria Anderson
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"I wanted the girl on the box hair..."

-Janeia

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Chop ChopJaneia
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"I never felt confident

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with my hair..."

-Maddi Brown

Mixed EmotionsMaddi Brown
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what's 

YOUR

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1A hair has no-curl pattern and is naturally straight. 

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2B hair has a more defined S shape curl pattern.

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3A hair is well defined loopy "S" shaped pattern.

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3C hair are tight corkscrews.

TYPE

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2A hair is a slightly wavy texture.

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2C hair is an even more defined S shape curl pattern, prone to frizz.

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3B hair has springy ringlets. 

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4A hair has a dense springy, S-patterned coils that are the circumference of a crochet needle.

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4B bends into sharp angles like the letter Z. This curl is tighter but less defined.

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4C hair has the tightest curl pattern of all the curly hair types. Strands are formed in tight, springy, ringlets. 

did you learn your hair type?

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" I knew that I did not look like the other Black girls around me at the time..."

-Cathy Butler

Perfect The Way You AreCathy Butler
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"It was that engrained into the culture..."

-Tiffany Lloyd

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Hot CombTiffany Lloyd
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"When I was younger perms were a big deal...

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...wanted to look like the Barbie dolls..."

- Paige Adebo

Born Like ThisPaige Adebo
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A Part Of My IdentityAzzure McClain
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"[Black Hair] was never  really shown in the media as pretty..it was shown as chaotic or nappy.."

-Azzure McClain

"You don't see the representation of my type of hair..."

-Nicole Iheme

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Fell Off Like A SentenceDebra McCleod
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The Future Is BrightChloe Masanto
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DID YOU KNOW THAT NATURAL HAIR CAN SHRINK UP TO 75%?

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I Have To Be MyselfAlahna McGill
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"Sometimes I would try to look like some people with their hair...but now I am happy with my hair."


-Alahna McGill

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Pool DaysJai Reece
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"I wasn't allowed to go to the pool even though we lived right down the street"

-Jai Reece

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"The whole world is changing so why not start off with my hair"

-Sariyah Richards

EvolutionSariyah Richards
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"I fit the mold of not showing people what my hair was..."

-Michele Lindor

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I Always Wore White HairstylesMichele Lindor
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DID YOU KNOW THAT Cicely Tyson was one of the first black women to wear a braided hairstyle on national television in 1962. Up until this point, braids weren’t considered a “finished” style.

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"People of color see Caucasian hair and think that is good hair"

-Rachael Sylvester

I Have Good HairRachael Sylvester
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"You have already what you probably want"

-Cynthia Davis

ClonesCynthia Davis
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" I don't want to make everyone look bad and think that is what Black hair looks like all the time"

-Jaiyah

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ExpectationsJaiyah Pierce
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"They like how it looks, but don't wanna deal with it"

-Aria James

Deal With ItAria James
00:00 / 01:43

"If I am going to have a fro why not have the best fro ever..."

-Asabia Welch

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The Optimal FroAsabia Welch
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"My hair is definitely tied to my confidence I notice when my hair isn't done...I don't like how I look".

-A'yla James

OutsiderA'yla James
00:00 / 01:44

"It makes me feel like

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we don't matter..."

If I Dont Say BlackBreonna Anderson
00:00 / 01:44
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"If it's not silky straight...they feel like it's not good enough but I try to change that being a hairdresser."

-Shayla James

Behind the ChairShayla James
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