Afro-Colombians Celebrate Black Hair Excellence In Annual Braiding Contest – Travel Noire

For the African diaspora, there are many things to celebrate; our hairstyles serve as a crowning glory rooted in culture. Around the world, Black hair is an expression of history and art. Colombia’s annual “Tejiendo Esperanzas” (Weaving Hopes) celebration takes the reverence for this aspect of the Black experience to another level.Braiding has origins that…

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Hair Straightening Chemicals Associated With Higher Uterine Cancer Risk – NIH study finds Black women may be more affected due to higher use

Women who used chemical hair straightening products were at higher risk for uterine cancer compared to women who did not report using these products, according to a new study from the National Institutes of Health. The researchers found no associations with uterine cancer for other hair products that the women reported using, including hair dyes,…

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She was diagnosed with cancer at 28. Her lawsuit blames hair relaxers.

In a federal lawsuit filed last week in the Northern District of Illinois, Mitchell blames the hair products that she’s been using since she was in grade school. Naming five companies as defendants, including L’Oréal, Mitchell alleges that the chemical hair straighteners she had been applying to her scalp for decades caused her cancer, which…

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