This is a portion of an article that originally appeared in Sesi’s Summer 2021 issue. Subscribe here to stay up on our current editions. By Simi Segun On the first day of sixth grade, 11-year-old Faith Fennidy was put on the spot when her homeroom teacher asked her, in front of the class, if her […]Read more
Are You Allergic to Your Braids?
What happens when those plaits you love to rock cause mad itching, burning, and tenderness on your scalp? On 100, you may be allergic to your braids.Read more
These Girl Scouts Earned a Silver Award for Fighting Against Hair Discrimination, and We Love to See It
While efforts to combat these prejudices are far and wide, natural hair discrimination is only legit illegal in 13 states, including Nevada, Virginia, and California.Read more
Faithe Herman is Our Summer ’21 Cover Girl!
To say 13-year-old Faithe Herman is the quiet type is 100 percent true. But don’t mistake her shyness for a lack of confidence; she’s not afraid of going for and securing those goals. Believe that.Read more
Split Ends? Here’s How to Keep Hair Thriving During Quarantine
#Facts: Split ends can wreak havoc on the health of your hair. But, tbh, reaching for the scissors yourself can make things hella worse. Mindy Green, Washington, D.C. area-based licensed cosmetologist and owner of MG Beauty, is comin’ through with tips on how to let your locks be great, even when a trip to the […]Read more
#HSMTMTS Star Dara Reneé is Our Summer Cover Girl!
Accepting the challenge that is life, 19-year-old High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (HSMTMTS) star Dara Reneé has overcome every L, celebrated every win, and met every new adventure with the boldness only a #boss could. Check her out in our fifth-annual Natural Hair Love issue, shipping June through the end of July. A […]Read more
Introducing “Hair Candy”: Nia Sioux’s New Hair Extension Line
We stan. By Ava Marshall That’s right sis, the Dance Moms alum has just launched her very own hair extension line — a line she is calling “Hair Candy,” which is fitting considering the hair’s vibrant, sweet, confectionary colors. From lavender to pink ombre to mint green and more, the first collection of extensions is […]Read more
How My Natural Hair Journey Taught me to Embrace My Full Self
By Ava Marshall A significant portion of my childhood was spent sitting on a pillow in between my mother’s legs, as she pulled and tugged at my hair. “Ava, hold still!” were the words that had become synonymous with getting my hair done. You see though, I could never stay still. I was too jittery […]Read more
Miss Teen USA Kaliegh Garris on Changing Beauty Standards and Her Journey to the Crown
We’ve always known how special #BlackGirlMagic is, but now the world is finally starting to see how bomb we really are. In May, for the first time ever in history, three Black women won the 2019 national pageant titles of Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, and Miss America. The reigning Miss Teen USA, Kaliegh Garris, […]Read more
5 Rules You Should Know Before Coloring Your Natural Hair
A crown of many colors. A solid, purple mane. A hint of highlighted perfection. So. Many. Options. But before you make that shade switch, peep these tips from natural hair expert and licensed cosmetologist Dinah LeFranc of Sorayah’s Salon Services in Brooklyn, New York. By Najja Parker Check Those StrandsThe healthier your hair is at […]Read more