Posts Tagged ‘Relaxers’

Spread Love: Untangling the Roots of Dominican Hair | Great Big Story

Spread Love: Untangling the Roots of Dominican Hair | Great Big Story

In the hot and humid Dominican Republic, most women straighten their naturally curly hair in an effort to conform to deeply ingrained, yet outdated, standards of beauty. But Carolina Contreras is slowly changing this societal norm. Not only does she proudly rock her big curls, she’s helping other women do the same at her natural […]


At a Santo Domingo Hair Salon, Rethinking an Ideal Look | NY Times

At a Santo Domingo Hair Salon, Rethinking an Ideal Look | NY Times

By SANDRA E. GARCIA On my first trip back to the Dominican Republic in 10 years, as I wandered down the streets of La Zona Colonial, I noticed how their names were weighted with history. Calle de las Damas, a street made specifically for the wives and daughters of noblemen from colonial times to walk […]


11/07/14: Miss Rizos @ La Casa Azul

11/07/14: Miss Rizos @ La Casa Azul

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Indiegogo Spotlight: Miss Rizos – Beauty, Identity and Empowerment

Indiegogo Spotlight: Miss Rizos - Beauty, Identity and Empowerment

A Word From Miss Rizos My name is Carolina and I am the creator of MissRizos.com, a community and online platform that celebrates and promotes afro-textured hair! Miss Rizos’ vision is to change our societies standards of beauty through facilitating individual self-acceptance for women and girls through their hair. We’ve created this campaign to increase […]


Uptown Tonight: Miss Rizos In The City @ Altus

Uptown Tonight: Miss Rizos In The City @ Altus

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2/8/14: Know Your Roots Event @ Dinosaur BBQ

2/8/14: Know Your Roots Event @ Dinosaur BBQ

Locs Revolution has teamed up with Unveiled Unlocked and the FOLLICLE film production team, to bring you a Natural Hair event like none other. Saturday, Feb. 8th the event, Know Your Roots: Natural Hair and the “Movement”, takes place at Dinosour BBQ in Harlem. This event will also serve as a fundraiser for the film project. Support Here: […]


Elixir Profiles: Carolina “Miss Rizos” Contreras

Elixir Profiles: Carolina "Miss Rizos" Contreras

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) Over a decade ago, when I first decided to leave my hair in it’s natural kinky state and free of chemical relaxers, the response from many in my mostly-Dominican community was outright negative. If you didn’t notice, hair and beauty are a big deal in Washington Heights and the fact […]

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