Decolonize Beauty

  • DeColonaise: The Intersection of Pretty and Politics

    What does it mean to be beautiful when you are a Black woman? Does it mean light skin? Can you have short hair? Do you need to be on the thick side...
  • What is Cupuaçu butter?

    We realize that many of you have never heard of Cupuaçu Butter (Koo-poo-aah-soo).  Neither did we, before we sampled a piece from our supplier.  We...
  • African Hair...Why Not African-American Hair?

    Why We Say African Hair @ DeColonaise Hair and Body   There is a misconception that African hair is just one type of hair -  the curliest, tightest...
  • "Ghetto Hair" is Just a Demeaning Way to Refer to African Hair Styles

    The word "ghetto" is synonymous with poverty and low class people. It is a word that has also been used to degrade African cultural expression.