Tag: Hair

Morning Rounds: Study links hair dye, straightener to breast cancer

Please enable Javascript to watch this video NORFOLK, Va. – A recent study by the National Institutes of Health linked permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners to an increased risk of breast cancer. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) “Hair dye and chemical straighteners contain a high level of aromatic amines and phenols. Research shows […]

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Hair Dyes and Straighteners May Raise Breast Cancer Risk for Black Women

For decades, scientists have debated whether hair dyes frequently used by women might contribute to cancer. The research has been mixed and inconclusive, but now government investigators have turned up a disturbing new possibility. Black women who regularly used permanent dyes to color their hair were 60 percent more likely to develop breast cancer, compared […]

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Thinning Hair All Over

Does every woman lose their pubic hair with age? Why doesn’t the medical profession tell us these things “upfront”? When did women wear merkins, and how did they stay on? —Anonymous, San Francisco [Have a question about women’s health? Ask Dr. Gunter yourself.] Short Take Pubic hair density decreases with age for both men and […]

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Girl denied school photos because of her hair gets magazine-worthy shoot with photographer

JACKSON, Mich. — An 8-year-old girl who felt “singled out” after being blocked from school photos because of her hairstyle got a confidence-building boost from a Chicago photographer last week. Marian Scott told WILX she cried after she was told that she couldn’t get her photo taken at Paragon Charter Academy in Jackson, MI last […]

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Scarlett Johansson Calls This Look Her Biggest Beauty Regret: ‘It Was Electrical Socket Crazy’

Scarlett Johansson Reveals Her Biggest Beauty Regret | PEOPLE.com Top Navigation Close Explore PEOPLE.com Profile Menu Follow us Close Share options Close View image Scarlett Johansson Calls This Look Her Biggest Beauty Regret: ‘It Was Electrical Socket Crazy’ this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines.

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Salon Accused of Bias Will Be Taught to Style Black Hair

A luxury Upper East Side hair salon accused of telling black workers that Afros and box braids did not fit the area’s upscale image will train employees to work with black hair and help advance the careers of stylists who are not white, city officials said Tuesday. The salon, Sharon Dorram Color at Sally Hershberger, […]

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The Real Queen of Wellness

BURBANK, Calif. — Tracee Ellis Ross, an actress on “Black-ish,” executive producer on the spinoff “Mixed-ish” and, as of last month, beauty entrepreneur, wanted to talk about what wellness means to her. “At 18, I woke up like this,” she said. “At 46, I care for it.” In September, Ms. Ross released a hair care […]

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Kelly Ripa Shares a Makeup-Free Selfie as She Enjoys Some Me-Time at the Hair Salon

Kelly Ripa Shares a Makeup-Free Selfie at Hair Salon: ‘Blondish’ | PEOPLE.com Top Navigation Close Explore PEOPLE.com Profile Menu Follow us Close Share options Close View image Kelly Ripa Shares a Makeup-Free Selfie as She Enjoys Some Me-Time at the Hair Salon this link is to an external site that may or may not meet […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Political Cost of Hair

Hair has once again caused a political tempest in a blow dryer. This week, the Washington Times published a story saying that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had spent $80 on a haircut and $180 on color at a Washington, D.C. salon, a styling choice the newspaper presented as hypocritical, given she “regularly rails against the rich […]

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Penn State Defends Football Player Whose Dreadlocks Were Insulted

Pennsylvania State University, a Big Ten college and home of the vaunted Nittany Lions, rushed to defend one of its football players this week after he reportedly received a letter from an alumnus complaining about the athlete’s dreadlocks. “We couldn’t help but notice your — well — awful hair,” said the letter to the player, […]

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An Open Letter to the White Couple Who Wrote a Penn State Football Player About His ‘Awful’ and ‘Disgusting’ Hair

Screenshot: Blue White Illustrated (YouTube) Penn State University has responded to a letter that was reportedly penned by a stale two-pack of allegedly college-educated Saltines condemning the player’s “awful” and “disgusting” natural hair. WPXI reports that Antonio Shelton tweeted a photo of a letter on Monday that was reportedly addressed to Penn State’s sophomore safety […]

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Black Virginia Girl Says White Classmates Cut Her Dreadlocks on Playground

The police in Northern Virginia are investigating a report by a black 12-year-old girl that three white boys in her grade held her down, covered her mouth and cut off lengths of her dreadlocks on a playground at their private Christian school. The girl, Amari Allen, who is in sixth grade, and her family said […]

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Virginia Girl Says White Male Classmates Pinned Her Down and Cut Off Her ‘Ugly,’ ‘Nappy’ Dreadlocks

Screenshot: WUSA TV Fairfax County Police are investigating a harrowing incident at a Northern Virginia private school in which three sixth-grade boys are accused of pinning down a black classmate on the playground and cutting off her hair. Amari Allen, a 12-year-old student at Immanuel Christian School, a private K-12 academy, says she had been […]

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Anthony Mancinelli, World’s Oldest Working Barber, Dies at 108

When Anthony Mancinelli became a barber nearly a century ago, Warren Harding was in the White House, a haircut cost 25 cents and leeches were still used to treat high blood pressure. As hairstyles changed over the decades, he adapted. “I cut them all,’’ he told The New York Times last year, “long hair, short […]

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Why This Scientist Keeps Receiving Packages of Serial Killers’ Hair

Those fortunate enough to have a head of hair generally leave 50 to 100 strands behind on any given day. Those hairs are hardy, capable of withstanding years or even centuries of rain, heat and wind. The trouble for detectives, or anyone else seeking to figure out who a strand of hair belonged to, is […]

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A Gift From the N.F.L. Ignites a Firestorm Over Dreadlocks

For several years, a small nonprofit operating out of a church on the South Side of Chicago has tried to reduce gang violence by getting kids involved in boxing, music and other programs. Few outside the city had ever heard of the group, Crushers Club, until this week, when it was awarded a $200,000 grant […]

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