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new year, new hair: a close shave!

Sometimes less is more! Fancy a close shave?

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new year, new hair: the choppy bowl cut

“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” ~ Coco Chanel

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un-ruly presents “pretty”

We’re excited to share our very first episode of Pretty, our new documentary series that takes a look at beauty standards across the globe.

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new year, new hair: bangs like lina

Bangs are always a great way to freshen up your look.

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working girl: sonya teclai, musician

Eritrean and Egyptian artist Sonya Teclai’s voice has been described as sultry, smooth and funky. Find out how she got her start in music and how her cross-cultural upbringing has influenced her work.

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new year, new hair: short blond beach waves

If you’re looking for a dramatic change this year, playing with both color and length is a sure way to go.

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two days until pretty…

We’ve been working on something quite exciting over the past couple months…

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un’ruly digest #24: december ’14

In December we met a writer and academic and looked back on our favorite hairstyles of the year.

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new year, new hair: marley braids

Spruce up your look with a whole new ‘do. This week we’re ringing in 2015 with a little ‘new year, new hair’ inspiration.

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from the editor: come away with us

This year we’re asking you to Come Away With Us as we immerse ourselves in the global Black experience, starting in Europe, then heading down to the Motherland, crossing the Atlantic to South America…

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ask an expert: is it possible to wash Senegalese twists on a weekly basis?

Traditionally washing Senegalese twists on a weekly basis in my opinion is not advisable because it will result in frizz, loosing them and/or causing matting at the root…

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how being a first generation black immigrant shaped my cultural identity

To Canadians I am of course black but specifically, I am Nigerian. To many Nigerians, I am ‘oyinbo’ white/Canadian.

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natural hair everywhere: netherlands

Dominique Chantal Snip is a very influential part of the natural hair scene in the Netherlands. She is an author, salon owner and founder of a hair care line.

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natural hair everywhere: canada

Natural hair in Toronto is trendy, but not the norm; eccentric, but not controversial. Local, Antonnette Smith has tried her best to embrace her natural hair, as well as encouraging other women to do the same…

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natural hair everywhere: spain

Awanda Pérez, founder of Go Natural Spain, gives us her take on natural hair in Spain and shares the beginnings of her hair story.

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ask an expert: how often should I cut my natural hair?

There is no universal answer for this. In my experience trims/cuts should happen based on how much you manipulate your own hair…

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natural hair everywhere: south africa

Although, the magnitude of naturalistas within South Africa cannot be measured, Ruth has noticed that the growing trend has caused a shift in hair care products offered in South Africa, as well as the services that many of the local salons offer…

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natural hair everywhere: france

With the natural hair movement carving out a space in the US as something that’s more than just a trend, we were curious about how it was doing in other parts of the globe.

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hair story: best celebrity hair of 2014

Team Un’ruly has once again hand picked its favorite celeb hair do’s of the year. Check out who our lovely contributors chose as 2014′s best hair styles.

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on the scene, paris: a blinging bob

I met @reblle_fleur a while back at a Serge Ibaka cocktail party here in Paris and immediately loved her knack for accessorizing.

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ask an expert: is it possible to reverse heat damage?

Heat damage is not reversible and for the most part just like split ends has to be cut off…

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product review: shea moisture’s african black soap deep cleansing shampoo

With some users saying the shampoo smells like plantains, the ingredient list of Shea Moisture’s African Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo is sure to leave ingredient-sensitive shoppers happy.

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working girl: christina coleman, writer

“I didn’t win any awards, didn’t receive any accolades for my coverage [of Ferguson] but it was such an amazing experience to ride that line between writer and activist and be in it with those fighting for a real change.”

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on the street, paris #tbt: boy braids

We’re throwing this Thursday back to these cool “boy braids” we spotted back in October.

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working girl: tina opie, management professor

“What was surprising to me when I looked at the data was that it wasn’t they. It was us. Meaning, black people were most negative towards Afrocentric styles.” Find out what else Tina Opie has discovered in researching hair and identity.

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ask an expert: which hair oils are best suited for cold weather?

Heavier oils should be your go-to during the winter because of the dryer, cooler air…

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from the editor: revolution

…every revolution had it’s detractors. Ending slavery didn’t happen through consensus nor did giving women the right to vote.

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