- Edition 7 -
It’s amazing how many people with curly hair think it’s frizzy when it really isn’t. They describe their curls as a burden, something to get rid of. Even my eleven-year-old daughter Isla, whose hair is literally magical will say, “Is there anything that will keep it straight?” And I say, “The only thing that will keep it straight is something that will destroy your hair forever.” But I think curly hair is coming into its own now. Curl is an expressive, natural, organic statement against trying to make hair look like everyone else’s.
Every African-American woman whose hair we’ve done has said they use five or six products that I know without a doubt are completely unnecessary. They use detergent, then a leave-in, something else, and then something else… it annoys me because they’re being so ripped off. So ripped off.
So what we’ve tried to do here is present a great variety of people with curls – we could have done a whole book. I’m hoping that this edition in particular resonates with a lot of people and frees them from pointless, endless, duplicitous products in their shower that they don’t know what to do with, because they don’t do anything. These stories are the best evidence yet that less is absolutely more.
– Michael Gordon, editor-in-chief
Ed. 7, Preface | Michael Gordon's Hair Story Read
Ed. 7, Ch. 1 | Afros in America Read
Ed. 7, Ch. 2 | Curls Understood Read
Ed. 7, Ch. 3 | Rock Yo Rizos Read
Ed. 7, Ch. 4 | A Short Story, with Gray Areas Read
Ed. 7, Ch. 5 | From Brazil with Love Read
Ed. 7, Ch. 6 | A Minimalist Unleashed Read
Ed. 7, Ch. 7 | A Chanteuse and a Challenge Read
Ed. 7, Ch. 8 | A Change Artist Read
Ed. 7, Ch. 9 | Curly and Proud Read
Ed. 7, Ch. 10 | Danish Modern Read
Ed. 7, Ch. 11 | Hair in Motion Read
Hair tAlk – Wes
Ed. 7, Ch. 12 | On Cutting Curl Read
Hair Talk – Roxie
Ed. 7, Ch. 12.2 | On Coloring Curl Read
Ed. 7, Ch. 13 | A Game Changer Read