Monday, January 17, 2011

A Thought About Natural Hair Being Mainstream

When shopping at Target yesterday I picked up a copy of the February issue of Latina Magazine to read while I shop because the cover screamed "Rock Your Natural Hair!" I'm always curious and excited when women of color embrace themselves in any kind of way, so I wanted to know what tips they were giving.

I didn't end up purchasing the magazine because in the end, they weren't giving any actual information about how to rock your natural hair. There was a little section about how curly hair being back in style for the Spring '11 season and what (expensive) products to use to show off your curls. I was disappointed, although I'm not sure why I got my hopes up. At that moment, it made me wish for a magazine catering exclusively to natural hair. Something we can physically hold while we're shopping and make it mainstream and one that does not push really expensive products either. It was another one of those moments that made me say thank goodness for the blogs, but what about those who don't have access or may not know about them? Everyone still reads magazines. Imagine one that was for natural hair sitting right next to Cosmopolitan? How cool would that be? What do you guys think?

(And if there's already one out there, please let me know!)


  1. It would be cool. It would be great if there was a physical magazine to go along with the plethora of great blogs out there.

  2. I agree! I'd love to pick up a natural hair magazine full of info for the naturals and all types of natural hair styles and tips!
    (and im so glad christina milian isnt that horrible blonde anymore, lol)

  3. a magazine featuring natural hairstyles is definitely needed. I am constantly doing research on the net for haircare info and styles, but I would love to see it in a monthly magazine.


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