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  • Chris Rock's twist on a cultural craving (Rock criticizes black women's hair)

    10/24/2009 10:53:08 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 28 replies · 1,100+ views
    'Hair is a woman's glory," says a wise and worldly Maya Angelou in Chris Rock's wonderfully funny, probing coif-doc, Good Hair. A thoughtful examination of African American women - and African American men - and their feelings about follicles, Good Hair has the comedian and acerbic social commentator trekking from Atlanta to New York to India, asking the tough questions of singers, actresses, high schoolers, and kids, moms, dads, and businessfolk. And business it is: Black Americans spend $9 billion annually treating and straightening - or "relaxing" - their hair, and account for 80 percent of the country's hair-product sales,...
  • ‘Good Hair,’ Bad Vibes

    10/15/2009 6:32:00 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 9 replies · 678+ views
    Chris Rock’s “Good Hair” is funny, very funny, but all the jokes come at the expense of black women. There’s no question that in Good Hair, Chris Rock brings the funny. (Trolling the streets of Los Angeles, peddling “black hair” that no one wants.) There’s no question that he brings the outrage. (Showing a preschooler submitting to the “creamy crack”—a chemical relaxer.) There’s no question that he brings the dirt, getting celebrities to tell it. (Nia Long on her fake hair: “Weave sex is a little awkward.”) But while Rock’s foray into the tangled web of black women and their...
  • Naked from the Neck Up

    10/04/2009 10:23:41 PM PDT · by neverhome · 55 replies · 1,565+ views
    Burkhart's Blog ^ | 10.04.09 | Alan Burkhart
    For the last several years I’ve been despairing over what to do about my hair. I used to wear it long, but it grew too thin, so I briefly tried wearing it short with a rat tail (remember those?). I quickly decided that this looked ridiculous and clipped it off. Grew it out long again, whacked it off short, back and forth. By the time I hit fifty the top of my head was pretty much a clear landing strip for insects and small birds. I have several friends who shave their heads and all of them are happy with...
  • Tyra Debutes her True 'Do; Talk Show Host Takes off Wig, Extensions

    09/12/2009 4:29:30 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 22 replies · 2,023+ views
    Comcast The Fan and E-News ^ | 12 Sep 09 | None
    Video HERE
  • Why Michelle's Hair Matters

    08/28/2009 5:47:16 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies · 2,421+ views
    Time ^ | Monday, Sep. 07, 2009 | Jenee Desmond-Harris
    When the First Lady attended a country-music event in July without a single strand of hair falling below her jawline, the blogosphere exploded with outbursts ranging from adoration to vitriol. Things settled down only when her deputy press secretary clarified that there had been no First Haircut. In the aftermath, a didactic post on proclaimed that anyone "familiar with the amazing versatility of black hair" would have known that the new summer look was simply "pinned up." Many Americans have dismissed this hair hubbub as simply more media-driven noise — like the chatter about Michelle Obama's sleeveless dresses, J....
  • Nairobi great place to get hair done: Clinton

    08/05/2009 12:12:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 871+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/5/09 | AFP
    NAIROBI (AFP) – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday gave a ringing endorsement to one feature of the Kenyan capital Nairobi -- its hairdressers. As she launched an 11-day tour of Africa, Clinton noted -- and not with pleasure -- that Americans have long paid close attention to how she wears her hair. "My hairdoes have been the subject of Ph.D. theses, so I want everybody to know that I got a good one in Nairobi," Clinton said in an aside to an economic forum involving some 40 African countries. Besides doing a commendable job on her hair,...
  • Michelle Obama debuts new haircut at White House reception

    07/22/2009 11:59:46 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 74 replies · 4,356+ views
    NJ Star Ledger ^ | July 22, 2009 | Vicki Hyman
    First Lady Michelle Obama debuted her new 'do at a White House reception for country music stars Tuesday night. (Charley Pride, Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss and Union Station performed.) She stuck with sideswept bands, but the look is much shorter on the sides and in the back. Note: Can't post the pic of the new doo because of copyright restrictions (Getty Images), but you can peek at the chic by clicking HERE.
  • Palin's Hairdresser is POed....(Vanity)

    07/19/2009 2:51:22 PM PDT · by ak267 · 50 replies · 1,990+ views
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | 07-19-2009 | ak267
    Palin Hairdresser: NYT Was Lying About "Hair Thinning" Claim By Tim Lindell Chalk this up as Stupid Palin Meme of the Week: In a July 12th hit piece published on the front page of the New York Times, reporters Jim Rutenberg and Serge Kovaleski (assisted by Kim Severson and William Yardley in Alaska) made the following claim: ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Friends worried that she appeared anxious and underweight. Her hair had thinned to the point where she needed emergency help from her hairdresser and close friend, Jessica Steele. “Honestly, I think all of it just broke her heart,” Ms. Steele said in...
  • The World Beard and Moustache Championships 2009 in Anchorage, Alaska

    06/19/2009 6:31:44 PM PDT · by csvset · 4 replies · 548+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 19 June 2009
    Click on the link.
  • Tokyo scientists find hair loss gene in mice

    05/26/2009 11:09:46 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 34 replies · 971+ views ^ | May 26, 2009
    * Study finds hair loss gene in mice * Gene shared by both mice and humans * Could lead to cure of baldness in humans EXPERIMENTS on mice have revealed a gene that is linked to early hair loss, a Japanese researcher said today, sparking hopes for a treatment to prevent thinning and baldness in humans. The research team found that the absence of a gene known as Sox21 -- which it said is shared by humans and mice -- can lead to early hair loss. The scientists biologically engineered mice by blocking the gene and found that the rodents...
  • Chicago Company Introduces Blago Shampoo (Video)

    05/14/2009 2:04:50 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 2 replies · 251+ views
    You can have a head of hair like Hot Rod Blagojevich, too funny..
  • Prince Harry Hasn't Washed His Hair for Two Years

    05/01/2009 11:06:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 79 replies · 3,847+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | May 02, 2009
    Prince Harry has reportedly owned up to his friends that he has not washed his hair for two years. The Mirror online reports, the 24-year-old is said to have made the startling admission on a night when he was out drinking with his army mates. "It's been two years since I last washed my hair," he blurted out. He was out celebrating at the Tally-Ho pub in Sleaford, Lincs, with fellow trainee pilots after completing the first stage of Army Air Corps training at RAF Barkston Heath.
  • 10 Greatest Sideburns in the World

    04/27/2009 7:42:52 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 8 replies · 849+ views
    Now That's Nifty ^ | 04 27 09 | Nick
    10. Luke Perry, sporting some handsome sideburns on Beverly Hills 90210. Well trimmed, well groomed, and combined with some nifty hair. 9. Wesley Snipes as Blade in "Blade Trinity." You've seen stairs in sideburns, but have you ever seen such elaborately shaved sideburns in all your life? It's as if Monet came back from the dead to give Wesley Snipes a haircut.

    04/06/2009 1:11:56 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 81 replies · 1,889+ views
    DailyExpress ^ | April 6,2009
    A doctor claims his patients remain healthy because he does not cut his hair. The medic, 79, made the link between healing patients and not trimming his locks more than 60 years ago. Traditional Chinese medicine practitioner Peng Fu said: "I stopped cutting my hair and people started to get better." "My medicine became more effective the longer I let my hair grow. Now I will never cut it." The hirsute healer now has to carry his eight-pound mane rolled up in a bag on his back, according to the Austrian Times. It stretched nearly nine feet the last time...
  • Mites causing local squirrels to lose their hair

    03/28/2009 6:56:32 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 19 replies · 1,512+ views ^ | 03/28/09 | BECCY TANNER
    WICHITA - You may have noticed them tiptoeing in branches of trees, along high lines or scampering across streets in front of cars: squirrels with receding hairlines. Increasing numbers of balding squirrels. In Wichita. And Salina. And wherever there are large populations of squirrels. The hairlines are the start of the classic symptoms of notoedric mange, said Charlie Cope, wildlife biologist for the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks in Wichita. The animal first experiences hair loss over the chest and shoulders, Cope said. The mange then eventually spreads over the entire body, causing the animal to become nearly bald....
  • German firm 'used hair from Auschwitz to make car parts'

    03/03/2009 6:56:01 AM PST · by BGHater · 25 replies · 1,508+ views
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 03 Mar 2009 | Tony Paterson
    One of the pillars of German industry, the giant but debt-crippled Schaeffler car parts supplier, was accused yesterday of using hair shorn from at least 40,000 Auschwitz death camp prisoners to make textiles at its factories in Nazi-occupied Poland during the Second World War. The highly disturbing allegations were contained in new evidence unearthed by Polish historians at the Auschwitz museum, who said they had found rolls of fabric made from camp inmates' hair at a former Schaeffler factory in Poland's southern region of Silesia. The discovery was the latest in a series of damaging blows for the ailing Schaeffler...
  • Indian grocer has world's longest ear hair

    02/17/2009 9:53:42 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies · 5,457+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | Feb 17, 2008
    Mr Bajapi having his ear hair measured Photo: NIKLAS HALLE'N/BARCROFT MEDIA Officially recognised by Guinness in 2003 as having the longest ear hair in the world, Mr Baijpai has grown his hair from five inches (13.2cm) to their current length. Considered by Mr Baijpai, 58, to be symbol of luck and prosperity, his ear-hair has been growing since he was 18 and more importantly has never been cut. Maintained by a specially prepared blend of herbal shampoo, Mr Baijpai has so far resisted the pleas of his long suffering wife to cut it off. "She has always been asking...
  • Rapid greying of Obama's hair raises the question: Can stress turn hair grey?

    01/20/2009 5:13:56 AM PST · by Loyalist · 62 replies · 2,134+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | January 20, 2009 | Helen Branswell/Canadian Press
    TORONTO - Barack Obama appears to come by his nickname honestly. Despite stepping into the U.S. presidency at perhaps the most difficult juncture in decades, No Drama Obama seems as unruffled - and as youthful - now as he did nearly two years ago when he announced he was seeking the Democratic Party's presidential nomination. Except, that is, for the small matter of his hair. Since last summer, Obama's once jet-black hair has gone grey at a startling clip.
  • Blagojevich Lawyer Seeks to Subpoena Obama Aides

    12/25/2008 4:47:33 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 14 replies · 1,308+ views
    WSJ ^ | Dec. 25, 2008
    <p>CHICAGO -- An attorney for Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked the Illinois House committee considering whether to impeach the governor to subpoena more than a dozen witnesses, including President-elect Barack Obama's incoming chief of staff and a senior adviser.</p> <p>State Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie said Thursday that the House committee received a letter from Blagojevich attorney Ed Genson asking it to subpoena Rep. Rahm Emanuel, Valerie Jarrett and more than a dozen others, including Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.</p>
  • WOLF BOY'S HOPE (Columbia U. Dr. may have discovered cure to 'Werewolf Syndrome')

    11/20/2008 2:37:20 AM PST · by Stoat · 21 replies · 1,946+ views
    The New York Post ^ | November 20, 2008 | JEREMY OLSHAN
    It's not easy being a preteen "wolf boy" - but scientists at Columbia University are confident they've finally found the silver bullet that can cure one. Pruthviraj Patil, 11, suffers from a rare genetic disorder known as hypertrichosis - or "werewolf syndrome" - which causes a thick coat of hair to grow over every inch of his body except his palms and feet. (edit)When he was born in a village near Mumbai, his mother was told she had given birth to a god, but in school, there have been more bullies than believers. Christiano and her colleagues at Columbia...