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I would love it if this piece would come to Atlanta, GA so i can see the full film.  I watched the series Black In Latin America and am interested in seeing this one as well. Click below to watch the trailer.

“Pelo Malo” means “bad hair” in Spanish. It’s a term that is commonly used in Latin America, and it’s also the title of a new Venezuelan film that tackles racism and homophobia.

Junior is a 9-year-old living in a poor neighborhood in Caracas. School is about to start, and he has to have his picture taken. Junior, like many Venezuelans, has European, indigenous and African ancestry, which gives him thick, tightly curled hair. He becomes obsessed with straightening it, trying everything from blow-drying to applying gobs of mayonnaise. That last attempt drives his mother, a struggling widow, insane; she threatens to “cortarle el pelo,” just cut all his hair off.

Click HERE to read more about the film.

Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

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“Why does she wear an afro?” “Why is her hair styled that way?”

These questions spur a conversation about Afro-textured hair that should be occurring. The lack of this conversation has resulted in discriminatory events, for example, this past week Tiffany Bryan, a 27-year-old cancer survivor from New York, was fired from her job for wearing an Afro. This event is not the first: Within the last 12 months soldiers in the military, grade school students, university students and hard-working members of society have been discriminated against because of their hairstyle.

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These women wore their hair in Afros, twist, dreadlocks and braids not because of some hair fad, but because these styles are essential for their texture of hair. Each of these events, created by a lack of fundamental knowledge on Black hair, offers an opportunity for us to talk openly about the hair of women of color. If the people that committed these acts of discrimination understood that the morphological differences of Afro-textured hair requires a different type of hair care and hairstyles than other ethnic groups, future events of discrimination can be avoided.

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Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

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We Love Tamron Halls Natural Curls!

by HealthyLocsNovember 29, 2014

It has been a few months since Tamron Hall shared her natural curls with the world, but i still wanted to take the time out to say congratulations Tamron! Below is an article on how the reveal went down.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think Tamron Hall, the “Today” show’s first […]

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Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair Show October 2014

by HealthyLocsNovember 8, 2014

Hello everyone.  Ok,  so I know the show was two weeks ago but I’ve been so swamped with hair clients that this is the first chance I’ve had to post anything about the show.  So here it goes…… I had a blast!!  I hadn’t been to the show in a few years and was excited […]

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Black Hair Care: The Korean Monopoly the Industry

by HealthyLocsOctober 2, 2014

This is a fantastic documentary about the beauty supply industry and the attempted shut out of Black owners by Korean owners.  I live in the Atlanta,GA and I make sure that whenever i’m in Marietta to work with a hair client I go to Atlanta Beauty Depot.  Its a black owned beauty supply store on […]

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Loc Maintenance

by HealthyLocsAugust 19, 2014

Maintenance for natural African American hair is important. We take pride in our hair, and the best way to show how much we love our natural locs is to develop some type of hair maintenance routine. Now, we can search Google all day and watch many YouTube natural hair gurus break down their hair regimen; […]

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Best Products for Locs

by HealthyLocsJuly 7, 2014

The best products for healthy locs doesn’t have to be name brand products you find at a high end beauty supply stores. Even those top products may contain not so loc-friendly ingredients may do more harm to your hair than good. You can achieve healthy locs using simple and affordable products that benefit your locs […]

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My Loc Extension Journey

by HealthyLocsMay 2, 2014

We all know how fun, or not so fun, it can be transitioning our loose natural tresses to a fully loc’d form. It takes a lot of hard work, and most importantly, it takes patience. However, with everything in life, we tend to want things instantly with little to no hassle whatsoever. Basically, if we […]

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The Essentials You Need: Natural Hair Tools Of The Trade

by HealthyLocsApril 16, 2014

So you’re loving your natural hair, but it could do well to have a little daily moisture and maintenance to keep it as fabulous as possible. Well consider our natural hair care essentials list the next time you head to the beauty supply store. Remember a small batch of products sure does go a long […]

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Natural pain relievers are underused for chronic muscular pain and joint problems

by HealthyLocsMarch 25, 2014

Many conditions associated with chronic pain involve the musculoskeletal system.  Myofascial problems and joint swelling are chief among them.  There are several forms of arthritis that can lead to debilitating pain in all areas of the spine, as well as the various joints of the arms and legs. Joint pain, myofascial pain, arthritic pain and […]

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