Girl Kicked Out of Cheerleading Team Because of Her Curly Hair

A cheerleader in Texas was removed from her team for failing to straighten her naturally curly locks. The team’s leaders said her hair was fine for practice, but it would need to be straightened and styled in a high ponytail for competitions. “It was bad because half of it was curl and half of it wasn’t,” said… »11/08/15 7:30pm11/08/15 7:30pm


A Producer Once Tried to Help Julia Louis-Dreyfus By Telling Her Curly Hair Wasn't Fuckable

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is insanely famous and successful—she's the star of the new show Veep which premieres tonight on HBO—and she's managed to do it all in spite of having a huge disadvantage: curly hair. Whaaa? Well, most of us know that curly hair is beautiful, but one asshole of a producer at NBC tried to convince… »4/22/12 8:55pm4/22/12 8:55pm

Worth It: Straight Bangs For Naturally Curly-Haired Folk

Much unlike many a magazine editor who recommends you buy all sorts of crap that they most likely got for free, your Jezebel staff doesn't get jack shit (other than books, unsolicited). And that's how it should be. But on our own time, in our personal lives, we still buy stuff. So this is Worth It, our daily… »10/10/11 3:45pm10/10/11 3:45pm

Yesterday I Dried My Hair With A Towel: Confessions Of A Curly-Haired Traitor

Yesterday I cheated on my hairdresser. The circs were thus: in an ill-judged fit of economy I cut my own hair last month and have been way too ashamed to face my normal hairdresser's justified wrath. So instead I slipped incognito into a nearby salon and asked only for "someone who will be kind about my lapse in… »8/15/08 1:00pm8/15/08 1:00pm

GMA Investigates: Could Straightening Your Hair Change Your Life?

Thanks to the reader who tipped us off to this segment from today's GMA. In the clip above, ABC News' Taryn Winter Brill sets out to answer the question "does my hair look better curly or straight?" in the most unscientific, sexist, and racist way possible. Brill asks an expert panel of five random white guys to rank… »8/12/08 5:00pm8/12/08 5:00pm

Dear Oprah, Mariah & Leona: Don't Forget That Curly Hair Is Beautiful Too

Today, an open letter to Oprah Winfrey was published by Michelle Breyer and Gretchen Heber of The problem? On Oprah's "Great American Haircut" special, curly-haired women were made "better" by being given straight hair. "In case after case, beautiful waves, curls and kinks were beaten into… »4/16/08 3:40pm4/16/08 3:40pm