Hair

Refinery29: “Insta-Stalking: Natural-Hair Envy With Urban Bush Babes”

Refinery29: “Insta-Stalking: Natural-Hair Envy With Urban Bush Babes”

via: Refinery 29 by: Maria Del Russo   If you’ve taken a good scroll through Instagram lately (which, be honest, you have), you’ll notice that there’s so much hair inspiration out there. A little too much, actually; it can be kind of overwhelming to sort through. But, if you can wade through the white noise, you’ll come across(…)

Essence.com: Cipriana Quann on The Advantages of Short and Long Hair

Essence.com: Cipriana Quann on The Advantages of Short and Long Hair

via: essence.com Photos: Aaron Parker *click photos for enlarged view   Longer days and shorter nights are one of the many benefits summer brings but combating the off and on humidity when it comes to our hair, coupled with transitioning can feel like an unnecessary burden whether your length is Tomiko Fraser or Esperanza Spalding. Stay with me(…)

Essence.com: Cipriana Quann’s Top Festival Hair Moments

Essence.com: Cipriana Quann’s Top Festival Hair Moments

Hitting a record attendance of over half million attendees this year at the 20th Anniversary of the Essence Festival, it is no wonder this year was not only record breaking but a momentous one. A four day celebration held in New Orleans, the energy and excitement of the festival was instantaneously contagious. As a first(…)

Urban Bush Babe Adeline Michèle‏ (Part 1)

Urban Bush Babe Adeline Michèle‏ (Part 1)

Tell us your name and where you are from? My name is Adeline Michèle. I am from Paris. I live in Brooklyn.   Photo: Mike Schreiber    How long have you been natural? Forever. I had one experience with hair relaxer at 9 years-old, that was it.     What do you do? Is there(…)

Watch Lupita Nyong’o in “Braids”, An Original Vogue Short Film

Watch Lupita Nyong’o in “Braids”, An Original Vogue Short Film

“When I got back from school learning how to braid hair in Kenya, I also decided it was going to be my side hustle, I was going to make some money braiding people’s hair. So I went through the great troubles of creating a poster but I just didn’t have the heart to charge anyone(…)

Essence: Cipriana Quann On The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Vitamin D

Essence: Cipriana Quann On The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Vitamin D

A beautiful day at the beach can turn into a living nightmare for our hair if left unprotected from the sun. Although vitamin D is a necessity for our bodies, navigating your exposure to the nutrient as a transitioner can be a bit tricky because your hair is very fragile—especially at the line of demarcation.(…)

Essence: Cipriana Quann Gives 5 Reasons Why Less is More in the Summer

Essence: Cipriana Quann Gives 5 Reasons Why Less is More in the Summer

Summer is almost here and like changing seasons, it can be hard to predict the state of your hair, even for the most savvy hair connoisseur. Taking in all the glory that summer has to offer, also has its side effects—like, humidity, which can wreak havoc in more ways than one. Learning how to show(…)

Essence: Cipriana Quann On High and Low Maintenance Hair Care

Essence: Cipriana Quann On High and Low Maintenance Hair Care

via: Esssence.com Photos: Joey Rosado   *click photos for larger view   Transitioning definitely has its highs and lows but add maintenance in the mix, and the highs seem to disintegrate into thin air.     The beginning of my journey was a tricky one. I was stuck in a weird stage of trying to(…)

Essence: Cipriana Quann On Changing Hair Regimens

Essence: Cipriana Quann On Changing Hair Regimens

via: Essence by: Cipriana Quann Photos: Joey Rosado   When embarking in the wonderful world of natural hair, the journey can surprise even the most seasoned guru, and though my transitioning days as a newbie natural are far behind me, the memories alone makes me feel like a small fish in the big sea.  (…)

Essence: Cipriana Quann On The Moment Hair Became More Than Just Hair

Essence: Cipriana Quann On The Moment Hair Became More Than Just Hair

Via: Essence.com By: Cipriana Quann Photos: Joey Rosado   Between trying to learn about demarcation lines and the frustration that can come with dealing with two different textures, throwing in the psychology of transitioning hair can be unwelcomed stress you’re not ready for.   *click photo for larger image   For many, transitioning is something that happens(…)