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Lupita N’yongo Covers Marie Claire + Taraji Henson Steps Out Sans Weave + Beyonce Rocks Curly Locks on Vacation

Lupita stuns in the May issue of Marie Claire magazine. She’s definitely a force to be reckoned with when it comes to stealing a scene, be it in film or fashion. Lupita premiered her cover at the Marie Claire Fresh Faces event in Hollywood a couple of days ago with a perfectly coiffed curly do that... Continue Reading

Kinky Weave Companies Stealing Pictures of Popular Naturals For Advertising

Popular Instagram naturals Leanora (SunShine_726) and Beedoelv have had their photos stolen and used in an ad for “virgin Mongolian” extensions sold by a Chinese company. The ad features photos ripped from Instagram (you can see the originals here and here) and deceptively portrayed as weave. So far, the ladies have been unsuccessful in getting... Continue Reading

True Life: My “Protective Weave” Caused Massive Breakage

Popular natural hair vlogger Jenell of KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com is opening up about the devastating effects of a ‘protective weave’ that she kept in for over a month. After taking the weave down she experienced massive shedding and breakage, and a serious loss of thickness. She believes that a combination of rough combing (to get her hair... Continue Reading

Texas Pastor Preaches Against Weaves, Says They Promote a False Image

A Waco, Texas pastor is taking his dislike of weave straight to the pulpit. Pastor A. J. Aamir of the Resurrecting Faith church has admonished his female congregants not to get weaves. AmericanPreachers.com reports; Pastor A.J. Aamir recently told his leadership staff at Resurrecting Faith, DO NOT wear weaves. Pastor Aamir feels women wearing weaves... Continue Reading

Beyonce’s Hair Stylist Confirms Her Big Chop, Says Her Weave Set Unrealistic Expectations

Since Beyonce’s pixie cut reveal, some have wondered whether it truly was a big chop, or just a new style of wig. Now Beyonce’s hair stylist and colorist are coming forward to confirm that it was, indeed a chop, and to give their thoughts on her new look. Beyonce’s long time stylist Kim Kimble, told... Continue Reading

Opinion: A Weave is Not a Protective Style; It’s Just a Weave

By Charing Ball of MadameNoire.com This is not an anti-hair weave post but rather, this is a pro-truth post. And the hardcore, nitty-gritty straight no chaser-kind truth is that a weave is not a protective style. A weave is just a weave. Yeah I know, what business is it of mine what someone else puts... Continue Reading

Natural Entrepreneur Creates Weave that Blends Perfectly With Natural Hair Types

To the naked eye, the woman above looks like another natural sporting a droolworthy twist out. But she is actually rocking weave from the Heat Free Hair company. The company is the brainchild of Ngozi Opara, who owns N-ZO Hair Studios in Washington DC. She states; I have always believed not only in embracing your natural ‘kinks’... Continue Reading

Sanaa Lathan Shows Her Hair After Weave Take Down

Early this morning Sanaa Lathan took to her Facebook page to post a picture of her hair sans-weave with the caption And the weave is out! #yesihaveALOTofhair #sandybrown #ineedatrim #ilovemyscalp Cute! Lots of hair must run in the family, because we know Sanaa’s mama definitely has it. Continue Reading

3 Top Natural Hair Vloggers Who Use Wigs and Weave for Protective Styling

Yesterday we posted a story about a woman who spent $25,000 on weave over the course of her adult life. Some readers felt that it was an attack on weave, and pointed out that it’s a great protective style. We agree! And many of our favorite YouTubers use weave as a protective style. Weave can... Continue Reading

True Life: I’ve Spent $25,000 on Weave in My Lifetime

A quick preamble to this post: HuffingtonPost recently featured the story of documentary filmmaker, Erikka Yancy, who, due to insecurity about her appearance, spent $25,000 on weaves over the course of her adult life. The story is honest and eye-opening, and HuffingtonPost invited me (Leila) on HuffingtonPost Live to speak with Erikka and Celebrity stylist... Continue Reading

[Report] Black Women Have Little Stake in the Wig/Weave Industry They Finance

It’s a sad story that many of us have heard before but apparently not much has changed. The Florida Courier recently ran an article featuring the owners of black-owned beauty supply stores who talk about the discrimination they face in their attempts to break into the lucrative wig and weave industry. Bernard White, owner of... Continue Reading

[Report] More Black Women Opting for Curly Weaves… Is it a Step Towards Natural Hair?

Yesterday the Philadelphia Inquirer published and article about the increasing number of black women who are opting for curly, kinky, TEXTURED weaves. Check it out; This summer, hair weaves are taking a turn for the kinky, the curly and the wavy. Why is this news? When black women first started sewing hair onto their scalps... Continue Reading

Pros and Cons of Using Weave as a Protective Style

By Cipriana of Urbanbushbabes.com Featured above are a few photos of me rockin a whole helluva lot of a weave years ago for an 8 page editorial spread for Vibe Vixen Magazine. Yes ladies, I am no stranger to the word WEAVE. Not only did I apply weave for aesthetics but to ease the shock... Continue Reading

12 Tips for Maintaining a Natural Textured Weave

By Cipriana of Urbanbushbabes.com 1. Bulk Watching the bulk of wefts you place on your strands will prevent unnecessary hair loss. The bulk of the weave should never feel heavy or weighed down. The amount of tracks you invest in varies for each individual and should be based on the health, density, individual strand size... Continue Reading

How to Make a Protective Weave or Wig

Note: Although naturals have varying opinions on wigs and weaves, we believe that — when done correctly — they can be an effective protective style. For several months we’ve gotten inquiries about how to properly apply and care for protective wigs and weaves. We hope this guest post answers some of those questions. By Amber... Continue Reading

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