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African news anchor Barmel Lyons went viral for wearing her natural hair on the air for the first time.

The Atlanta-based media host and content creator wore her natural curls on the CBS46 News set for the first time.

Like most Black women, Barmel chooses to hide her natural curls under European style wigs because she has been conditioned to adopt society's beauty standard for hair.

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Barmel posted a video on Instagram after freeing her curls last week.

She captioned the video:

PUT SOME RESPECT ON MY CURLS listennnn the crown is here to stay baby [crown emoji]!

As a reporter sometimes you are faced with challenge of being and doing what's "appropriate" what's considered "acceptable" & “non-distracting” but the #Atlanta community, family and peers have shown me so much love [heart emoji] NO MATTER if you are straight, curly or protective - as long as you are SHOWING UP as YOU Your authenticity will always shine through. There is so much power in my crown [Black power emoji].

Put a "[crown]" emoji in the caption & SHARE this video if you agree."

FYI: This post is for the men. Ladies, you are welcome to lurk.

Instagram model Phaith Montoya went viral over the weekend after she tweeted about the length of her real hair.

Phaith took to to share before and after photos of her healthy hair growth. She captioned the photos: "My hair growth 1 year apart."

Her followers were in awe, because it's so rare these days to see a BBW (Big Beautiful Woman) wearing her own hair.

Plus-size models like Phaith are in demand on nearly every runway during fashion week.

Phaith has over 250,000 followers on Instagram alone. BBWs are so popular that they've quit their jobs to create Only Fans accounts. The money pours in from men who love women with meat on their bones.

Check out more photos of Phaith below.

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Rapper T.I.'s daughter, Deyjah, sparked debates on social media when she complained about inheriting her dad's 4c hair texture.

Deyjah wears expensive lacefront wigs with artificial baby hairs to cover her natural texture because she is unhappy with the look and feel of her kinky 4c hair texture.

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She took to social media on Saturday to share her struggle with her hair.

"i hate to say/admit it, buttttt ): I'm so sad that i have my dad's hair texture ): sad because it's so much to deal with/ manage ugh. sad because i feel like it just doesn't fit me nor is this texture one that’s appreciated or uplifted as much as the other hair textures."

"anytime i see someone with type 4 hair, i ALWAYS compliment them because i know how it feels to genuinely NOT like your hair/texture. i never want anyone to feel like that. it looks soooo bomb on other people, but me? yeah no."

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4c hair is tightly coiled, densely packed curls that reverts quickly to its unrelaxed state when exposed to humidity.

Some Black women wear their natural 4c hair in braids or twists which they call "protective styles."

Deyjah wears expensive lacefront wigs that resemble bone straight Caucasian or Asian hair because she is unhappy with the texture and the look of her natural hair.

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Deyjah covets women with bone straight hair like her stepmom, Tiny Harris.

The 20-year-old Gemini snapped back when one Twitter user mocked her for thinking she's light skinned so she should be blessed with wash-and-wear hair.

"I feel like it doesn't suit me"... ie: I'm lightskinndedd how dare the ni**a gods curse me like this."

"actually no lol. i didn't even mention my skin color nor would i (being that it has nothing to do with hair texture)... obviously what you just said was a projection of possibly how YOUUUU feel about yourself."

But other women who also have 4c aka "nappy" hair sympathized with Deyjah.

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Gabrielle Union revealed her big chop in a series of photos on her Instagram page on Friday, July 23.

The mom-of-one chopped off all her hair and stopped wearing wigs and hair extensions as she undergoes natural midlife transition at age 48.

The Deliver Us from Eva actress is married to retired NBA player Dwyane Wade. They share 2-year-old daughter Kaavia James.

Gabby shared photos of her newly shorn hair on Instagram. The photos featured Gabrielle standing in her open concept kitchen in a body-hugging black dress. She accessorized with large gold hoop earrings and delicate gold necklaces.

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Gabby captioned the photo gallery:

"So, I did a thing [hug emoji] The movies always show women cutting their hair when all is lost but I wanted to know the feeling of making a change when things are gravy. It hits different and its foreign to me but I [heart emojis] this new new. #SummerChop #FlawlessChop #FlawlessCut."

Menopause signals a woman's natural transition from young adulthood to middle age between the ages of 40-65.

During the onset of menopause, a woman's ovaries shrink and stop producing the female hormones estrogen and progesterone that control the menstrual cycle. Every bio female is born with about 1 million eggs in her ovaries.

One or more eggs are released once a month during the menstrual cycle beginning in adolescence until middle age.

During menopause, the eggs are depleted, the menstrual cycle stops and females are no longer able to become pregnant.

The average age of menopause is 50. Menopause can be distressing for some women due to the symptoms which range from mild to severe.

Hot flashes plague 75 percent of perimenopausal woman, and last for an average of five years.

A hot flash feels like an oven turned up to 450 degrees. The sudden intense heat causes profuse sweating that makes wearing wigs and hair extensions unbearably hot.

Other symptoms include:

  • Night sweats
  • Loss of sex drive (libido)
  • Hair loss
  • Hair thinning
  • Excessive facial hair (mustache)
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Brain fog
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Depression
  • Weight gain

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    Kenya Moore urged her social media followers to love their natural hair in a new campaign for her hair care products line.

    The 50-year-old former Miss USA wears long hair extensions for convenience, but she wants her fans to love their natural hair that they were born with.

    The Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member shared a post on Instagram, which she tagged #MooreHairMonday.

    "Aside from being Founder and CEO of my 100% #BlackOwned company, my most important job is being a mother," she wrote in the caption of an ad for her Kenya Moore Haircare line.

    She poses in the ad with her 2-year-old daughter, Brooklyn.

    "My daughter Brooklyn is the face of @kenyamoorehair because her happiness embodies the power of a dream and hard work. God is good.

    Thank you for supporting US. And thank you @sallybeauty for believing in our company and the customers for making us a top selling brand.

    50% off of #mooreedges and #MooreHairSupplements now at #mooretocome #Hair #realhair #love #blackhistorymonth #RHOA."

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    Kenya silenced the haters who say she doesn't have long hair growing from her scalp.

    She shared a YouTube video that showed her real hair which is thinning at the ends but still long and healthy.

    Kenya wears hair weave products because she's an entertainer, but she only wears extensions to protect her real hair - which is still healthy and voluminous.

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    Protesters forced the closure of hundreds of pharmacies in South Africa after it ran a hair advertisement that many South Africans deemed racist.

    The Clicks pharmacy advertisement featured pictures of African hair labeled as "dry and damaged," while an image of Caucasian hair was described as "fine and flat."

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    Opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) called the adverts "racist" and "dehumanizing."

    EFF leader Julius Malema organized protests outside the Clicks stores and called for all Clicks to be closed.

    The company has threatened legal action against EFF, but Mr. Malema urged his supporters to be "combat ready" and said EFF wouldn't be "intimidated by threats."

    "The implications of this are that black identity exists as inferior to the identity of white people. It is an assertion that white standards of beauty are to be aspired to and features of black represent damage, decay and abnormality," the EFF said in a statement obtained by Yahoo News.

    Videos shared on Twitter shows some stores closed while others are guarded by security. In one incident, a bottle filled with a flammable liquid was thrown inside a Clicks store. Another video shows protesters pulling items off shelves in one store.

    But demonstrations have been largely peaceful. "We are confronting white arrogance decisively. #clicksmustfall," EFF tweeted on Tuesday.

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    Ciara Wilson shared a sweet video of her husband, NFL quarterback Russell Wilson, styling their daughter Sienna's hair.

    The 31-year-old father-of-2 is seen brushing Sienna's 3c natural hair into a bun.

    Ciara captioned the video:

    "My Beautiful Black Man and My Beautiful Black Princess...

    Worship and Hairstyling #Sunday."

    Ciara, who is expecting the couple's 2nd biological child, commented on the fears she has for her 6-year-old son, Future Zahir, in the aftermath of the George Floyd murder at the hands of a white police officer.

    "My sweet Baby Boy. I pray that when you get older A CHANGE will finally have come!! I'm going to keep my FAITH! I'm praying that the losses of our Black Kings and Queens won’t be in vain. Enough is Enough! I'm praying for UNITY! I'm praying for the powers that be to unite and decide that it's time for a change!"

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    Tia Mowry and husband Cory Hardrict were spotted working out in their garage while on quarantine at home in Studio City, Calif. The 41-year-old actress broke a sweat while working out with weights and a row machine.

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    Mowry was almost unrecognizable as she went makeup-free and wore her hair in a natural afro style. These photos are proof that she doesn't have wash-n-go hair. It takes a lot of products to make her natural hair lay down.

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    Mowry met actor Cory on a Hollywood movie set. They dated for six years before tying the knot in 2008. The couple share two children, 11-year-old son, Cree, and 2-year-old daughter Cairo.


    Lela Rochon was nearly unrecognizable as she flew out of LAX airport with her three children after attending OWN's 'David Makes Man' premiere this week. The 55-year-old actress was all smiles, makeup-free and wearing her thick natural hair.

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