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Are We Still Touching Black Women's Hair Without Permission? Kelis's 'Touching' Hair Moment in Singapore

Natural style star, Kelis and her fabulous kinks were the talk of the town in Singapore!  Kelis visited Singapore to perform at the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix Mandala Weekender festival which took place from September 20 – October 2.  Kelis was seen sporting long honey blonde Senegalese twists at a local Singaporean coffee shop when two East Asian women approached her and began touching her hair. The women appeared to be enthralled and mesmerized by the twists.  They stood over her while they discussed and examined the length and whether it was real or not.  Kelis looked uncomfortable while the women stood over her.  The women did not say hello to Kelis or stir up conversation before attempting to touch her hair.  When Kelis jokingly touched one of the women’s hair in the same manner they'd done to her, the woman proceeded to pull her own hair as if to say, “this is mine” and then gave Kelis a thumbs up; a reaction which seemed kind of shady. The singer posted the short clip to
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Wigs Are Saving Women?!

Wigs are protective styles and head coverings.  Not only do they protect the head or hair underneath them they’ve also been found to miraculously protect women from shots. Essence Wigs 100% Human Hair Indian Remy A wig saved a woman’s life last Saturday in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  A dark colored car approached the woman near the corner of Ross street and Bedford Avenue in New York and suddenly opened fire.   The 21-year-old Orthodox Jewish woman normally wears a wig for religious reasons.  That night her wig absorbed the blow from gunfire. This is not the first time that a wig has protected a wearer from harm.  20-year-old Briana Bonds was shot by her boyfriend in 2009 as she was driving away from a convenience store.    The sew in that she was wearing became a shield against a bullet when it became caught inside of her sew in.   After the incident, she testified saying that she spent a great deal of money on the hair and thankfully, it saved her life. As much as these incidents may be

Tips for Buying a Wig as an Alopecia Sufferer

Alopecia is the loss of hair from parts of the body. More than 50% of women will have experienced noticeable hair loss by age 40.    Some 30 million women have experienced hair loss in the United States. By age 60, 80% of women will have experienced noticeable hair loss.  Natural life events such as pregnancy and menopause can also bring about hair loss in women.  The facts surrounding hair loss in men are a bit more surprising.  One in four men begin balding before age 21 and 66% of men experience hair loss by age 35. What Are The Types of Alopecia and What Causes It ? Age, genetics, hormone and other lifestyle factors are the culprits in those who’ve been diagnosed with Alopecia.  The most common form of alopecia is known as “androgenetic alopecia.”  This type of alopecia is hereditary.  Individuals may notice prolonged thinning of hair around the crown of the head or on the hairline.   Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition that happens when the immune system attacks the hair fo

Blue Ivy Makes An Appearance Sporting Kinks n Curls

Blue Ivy stepped out with her dad, Jay-Z for some daddy daughter time at Game five of the NBA Finals.  Blue looked so fly in her leather jacket and brown skin girl t-shirt.   Blue's appearance comes just as Saucy Santana's old tweets resurfaced where he referred to the young baby's hair in a negative light.   Blue is setting an example for other little young brown skin girls worldwide and her message is loud and clear: She loves to rock kinks and curls and you should too!  Look at the proud dad. Blue is looking so much like her mom with this hairstyle. She is totally Beyonce's daughter!! She looked confident, proud and at one moment, as her father's placed an arm around her while smiling, it seems like she said "stop, my hair!" Alright now, she's serious about her kinks n curls and we absolutely love that for her! She's so cute and is growing up so fast!

Saucy Santana Comes for Baby Blue Ivy and Beyonce and the Beyhive is NOT having it!

Saucy Santana’s old tweets about Beyonce and Blue Ivy magically re-appeared last week just as he released his “Crazy in Love” sampled track titled “Booty.”  One of the tweets, which was four years old, criticized Beyonce during her pregnancy.  A person tweeted that Beyonce was glowing and Santana responded, “she look dry to me.” The most horrible statement of the old tweets was when Santana compared Blue Ivy to North West and horridly called Blue’s hair nappy. The tweet dated, Sept 17, 2014, said, “I just wanna be Blue Ivy (insert laughing emojis) nappy headed….”  A second tweet came a month later and Saucy Santana was bold in saying, “I’m sorry but North West clears Blue Ivy.  Have several carseats Blue.” Saucy Santana’s tweets are a class A example why many women in the Black community are hesitant to embrace who they are.  These are the types of statements that become ingrained in little black girls minds which lead them to think that they and their Afrocentric features are less tha

Jada is Not Too Proud of Her Bald Head After All and It’s Completely Okay…

An incident happened at the Oscars Ceremony this past Sunday and it was due to a joke that Chris Rock made about Jada Pinkett.  Rock compared Jada’s shaved head to the fierce and femme warrior, GI Jane, who sports a shaved head in the original movie starring Demi Moore.  The joke was offensive on two different levels. The first reason why it was insensitive is because he chose to compare a woman who struggles with a condition called Alopecia to GI JANE.   Alopecia is a condition where an individual’s immune system attacks the hair follicles and results in hair loss or bald patches. There are various forms of alopecia including traction alopecia, scarring alopecia, Chemo induced alopecia and alopecia areata. Many individuals were not aware that Jada suffers from Alopecia and it is not her actual desire to wear a shaved head.   The second reason the joke was offensive (which no one is really talking about) is that the original 1997 film GI Jane did not do well at the box office and demi

Essence Wigs Jewelry Collection

Essence Wigs Jewelry Is Here 😁 This collection has been in motion for some time.   Some of you have reached out over the last few years to inquire about jewelry pieces on our mannequins and have wanted to purchase them.  EW founder has loved jewelry since forever and started designing and creating pieces several years ago.  An Ndebele style cuff was the first piece of jewelry that was listed for sale in the shop and it was always a plan to put together a collection with unique, enticing and culturally focused pieces.  And so folks-- it's finally here: The Bohemian Elegance Collection! We’re excited to introduce a few pieces from our first jewelry collection.    This collection is inspired by the ocean, beach and ancient African culture.  It includes pieces made with cowrie shells, pearls and rhinestones with a dash of elegance.  We definitely use the word bohemian quite a bit for some of our products so let's just explain what it means to be "bohemian." Bohemian embr