Here’s a list of resources and beauty tips




The Crown Act is anti-hair discrimination legislation that is co-founded by the Dove Company and the CROWN Coalition. CROWN stands for Creating a Respectful & Open World with NO RACISM. This is active legislation has been passed in the states listed below and various politicians, activist groups, and community leaders continue to advocate for every state to adopt and enforce:
As seen on Wikipedia (CROWN ACT)

States passed the Crown Act: California (July 3, 2019), New York (July 12, 2019), New Jersey (December 19, 2019), Virginia (March 3, 2020), Colorado (March 6, 2020), Washington (March 19, 2020), Maryland (May 8, 2020), Connecticut (March 4, 2021), New Mexico (April 5, 2021), Delaware (April 13, 2021), Nebraska (May 5, 2021)

Legalization of Black Hair Styles




Black Peoples Hair

The Crown Coalition





New Jersey

Crown Act
States Pass Crown Act
States Ban Natural Hair Discrimination


Michigan Father Angry After Teacher Cuts Biracial Daughter’s Hair

States and Cities Are Banning Hair Discrimination: Here’s how it is effecting Schools

Black Texas Teen Barred High School Graduation after not cutting Dreadlocks

Penaliziing Black Hair in the Name of Academic Success

DeAndre Arnold’s Dreadlocks

Black Hair Discrimination in Schools

Judge Blocked Texas School Suspending Black Student over his Hair


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Winters, Lisa Ze (January 15, 2016). The Mulatta Concubine: Terror, Intimacy, Freedom, and Desire in the Black Transatlantic. University of Georgia Press. p. 77. ISBN 9780820348971. Retrieved April 13, 2020.

Jump up to: a b Nasheed, Jameelah (August 9, 2019). “A Brief History of Black Hair, Politics, and Discrimination”. Teen Vogue. Retrieved April 13, 2020.

“538 F. 2d 164 – Jenkins v. Blue Cross Mutual Hospital Insurance Inc”. OpenJurist. Retrieved April 13, 2020.

Griffith, Janelle (February 23, 2019). “When hair breaks rules: Some black children are getting in trouble for natural hairstyles”. NBC News. Retrieved April 13, 2020.

Jump up to: a b Chavez, Nicole; Karimi, Faith (July 3, 2019). “California becomes the first state to ban discrimination based on natural hairstyles”. CNN. Retrieved April 13, 2020.

Higgins, Jesse (February 27, 2020). “24 states consider bills to ban natural hair discrimination”. Evansville: UPI. Retrieved April 13, 2020.

Smith, Erica (September 22, 2020). “Natural-Hair Discrimination Is One Step Closer to Being Banned Nationwide”. The Cut. Retrieved October 7, 2020.

Griffith, Janelle (July 15, 2019). “New York is second state to ban discrimination based on natural hairstyles”. NBC News. Retrieved March 6, 2020.

Lewis, Sophie (December 21, 2019). “New Jersey becomes third state to ban discrimination based on hair”. CBS News. Retrieved April 13, 2020.

Evelyn, Kenya (6 March 2020). “Virginia becomes first southern US state to ban hair discrimination”. The Guardian. New York. Retrieved 12 April 2020.

Hindi, Saja (March 6, 2020). “Colorado becomes 5th state to ban natural hair discrimination”. The Denver Post. Retrieved March 6, 2020.

“Ban on Race-Based Hairstyle Discrimination Signed Into Law”. U.S. News. Olympia: Associated Press. March 19, 2020. Retrieved April 12, 2020.

Kurtz, Josh (May 8, 2020). “Here Are Two Dozen Bills Becoming Law Without Hogan’s Signature”. Maryland Matters. Retrieved October 7, 2020.

Oré, Michella (March 5, 2021). “Connecticut Officially Passes the Crown Act, Making Hair Discrimination Illegal”. Glamour. Archived from the original on March 19, 2021. Retrieved May 22, 2021.

“New Mexico adopts new law to fight hairstyle discrimination”. Santa Fe: Associated Press. April 5, 2021. Archived from the original on April 28, 2021. Retrieved May 22, 2021.

Cacciatore, Bella (April 14, 2021). “Delaware Officially Passes the Crown Act, Making Hair Discrimination Illegal”. Glamour. Archived from the original on April 27, 2021. Retrieved May 22, 2021.

Isaac, Paulina Jayne (May 6, 2021). “The Crown Act Just Passed in Nebraska, Making Hair Discrimination Illegal”. Glamour. Archived from the original on May 20, 2021. Retrieved May 22, 2021.

Hair: Styling, Culture and Fashion. University of Michigan [Michigan]: Bloomsbury Academic. 2009. ISBN 9781845207922. His jata (dreadlocks) are elegantly styled, and the source of the Ganges issues from his topknot. In the background are the Himalayas where Shiva performs his austerities.


Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (11th ed.). [ ]: Merriam-Webster. 2004. pp. 380. ISBN 9780877798095. dread-lock \’dred-,lak\ n (I960) 1 : a narrow ropelike strand of hair formed by locking or braiding 2 pi : a hairstyle consisting of dreadlocks — dread-locked \-,lakt\ adj

Jump up to: a b Poliakoff, Michael B. (1987). Combat Sports in the Ancient World: Competition, Violence, and Culture. Yale University Press. p. 172. ISBN 9780300063127. The boxing boys on a fresco from Thera (now the Greek island of Santorini), also 1500 B.C.E., are less martial with their jewelry and long braids, and it is hard to imagine that they are engaged in a hazardous

Jump up to: a b c Blencowe, Chris (2013). YRIA: The Guiding Shadow. Sidewalk Editions. p. 36. ISBN 9780992676100. … Archaeologist Christos Doumas, discoverer of Akrotiri, wrote: “Even though the character of the wall-paintings from Thera is Minoan, … the boxing children with dreadlocks, and ochre-coloured naked fishermen proudly displaying their abundant hauls of blue and yellow fish.

Bloomer, W. Martin (2015). A Companion to Ancient Education. John Wiley & Sons. p. 31. ISBN 9781119023890. Figure 2.1b Two Minoan boys with distinctive hairstyles, boxing. Fresco from West House, Thera (Santorini), ca. 1600–1500 bce (now in the National Museum, Athens).

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Gabbara, Princess (2016-10-18). “The History of Dreadlocks”. EBONY. Retrieved 2019-02-25.

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Jump up to: a b Steves, Rick (2014). Athens and the Peloponnese. Avalon Travel. p. 165. ISBN 978-1-61238-060-5.

Jenkins, Ian. “Archaic Kouroi in Naucratis: The Case for Cypriot Origin”. The American Journal of Cardiology. [JSTOR Arts & Sciences II Collection]: American Journal of Archaeology, v105 n2 (20010401): 168–175. ISSN 0002-9114. The hair in both is filleted into a series of fine dreadlocks, tucked behind the ears and falling on each shoulder and down the back. A narrow fillet passes around the forehead and disappears behind the ears. … Two are in the British Museum (fig. 17) and another in Boston (fig. 18). These three could have been carved by the same hand. Distinctive points of comparison include the dreadlocks; high, prominent chest without division; sloping shoulders; manner of showing the arms by the side…the torso of a kouros, again in Boston (fig. 19), should probably also be assigned to this group.

Myres, Sir John Linton. Who Were the Greeks?. Sather Lectures. University of California Press. p. 195. ISSN 0080-6684.

Hook, Richard (1998). The Spartan Army. Osprey Publishing. p. 24. ISBN 1-85532-659-0.

Sekunda, Nick (2002). Marathon 490 BC: The First Persian Invasion of Greece. Osprey Publishing. p. 40. ISBN 978-1-84176-000-1. The ephors were members of the ‘Spartiate’ class who were noted for the uniformity of their dress, and their archaic hairstyles. They continued to wear long hair, a fashion long-dead elsewhere among Greek aristocrats. The hair was braided into long locks all gathered together at the back, sometimes with a couple of locks allowed to fall lose.

Thompson, John; Patrick, Bethanne (2015). An Uncommon History of Common Things. National Geographic Books. p. 165. ISBN 978-1-4262-1227-7.

Glazier, Stephen D., Encyclopedia of African and African-American Religions, Taylor & Francis, 2001, ISBN 0-415-92245-3, ISBN 978-0-415-92245-6, p. 279.

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“Students are claiming the white man harassed over his dreadlocks isn’t telling the full story”. The Independent. Retrieved 2018-07-18.

Fihlani, Pumza (27 February 2013). “South Africa’s dreadlock thieves”. BBC News. Retrieved 23 December 2020.

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Baldwin Spencer and F. J. Gillen (1899). The Native Tribes of North Central Australia. London: Macmillan.

The Dreadlocks Treatise: On Tantric Hairstyles in Tibetan Buddhism.

Snellgrove, David. The Hevajra Tantra: A Critical Study. vol 1. Oxford University Press. 1959.
‘Why Some Indian Women Are Terrified of Chopping off Their Dreadlocks, Even Though They Can’t Move Their Necks”. Retrieved 2021-01-29.

Rattanpal, Divyani (2015-10-06). “Hair and Shanti: What Hair Means to Indians”. TheQuint. Retrieved 2021-01-29.”What Sadhus and Sadhvis at Kumbh Told Me About Their Long and Important Dreadlocks”. Retrieved 2021-01-29.

Hays, Jeffrey. “SADHUS, HINDU HOLY MEN | Facts and Details”. Retrieved 2021-01-29.

Lorenzen, David (1972). The Kapalikas and kalamukhas: Two Lost Saivite Sects. Berkeley and Los Angeles, California: University of California Press. pp. 4, 6, 14, 21–23, 41–42, 47. ISBN 0-520-01842-7.Lorenzen, David (1972). The Kapalikas and kalamukhas: Two Lost Saivite Sects. Berkeley and Los Angeles, California: University of California Press. pp. 4, 85. ISBN 0-520-01842-7.Pool, H. (2003, August 22). Dare to dread. Retrieved from

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Charet, M. (2010). Root of David: The Symbolic Origins of Rastafari (No. 2). ISPCK

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“Matz: NFL players embracing long hair”. 29 December 2010. Retrieved 6 October 2017.

“California bans racial discrimination based on hair in schools and workplaces”. JURIST. Retrieved 2019-07-03.

“New York bans discrimination against natural hair”. TheHill. 2019-07-13. Retrieved 2019-07-18.

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Kyosev, Yordan (2014). Braiding technology for textiles. Woodhead Publishing. ISBN 9780857091352.

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Michael, M.; Kern, C.; Heinze, T. (2016). “Braiding processes for braided ropes”. Advances in Braiding Technology. pp. 225–243. doi:10.1016/b978-0-08-100407-4.00009-0. ISBN 9780081009260.

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NATIVE PEOPLE’S Heritage Resources Links 

The Significance of Hair in Native American Culture

Why do Native Americans wear their hair Long?

Native Americans, Canada’s First Peoples, Fight to Keep Their Hair Long

The Significance of Long Hair in Native American Culture

Native American Indian Hairstyles (Braids, Whorls, Scalplocks, Roached ‘Mohawk’ Hair, And Other Styles) – Native Languages

Native American Hair Styles

Beyond Braids: The True Story of Indigenous Hair

Native Indian’s Hairstyles – Native Indian Tribes for Kids

Why Indigenous Boys and Men Wear Braids

Explore Native American Cultures!: With 25 Great Projects (Explore Your World): Yasuda, Anita, Keller, Jennifer K: 9781619301603: Books

National Geographic Kids Encyclopedia of American Indian History and Culture: Stories, Timelines, Maps, and More

Native Americans in History: A History Book for Kids (Biographies for Kids): Beason, Jimmy: 9781648762888: Books

THUNDER’S HAIR Paperback – November 7, 2020

We Are Still Here – American′

Fry Bread Native American Family




AAPI Heritage Resources Links

Chinese hair style through centuries – Kaleidoscope effect

Why did all Chinese men have long hair until the end of the Qing dynasty? – Quora

Daenggi – Wikipedia

Ask a Korean!: Traditional Korean Hairdo for Women

The Politics of Hair – Korean Times

P I N O Y – C U L T U R E { The Official Tumblr of Pinoy-Culture.Com }

The Ugly Truth Behind Hair Rebonding in Filipino Culture | HuffPost Life

Fashion and clothing in the Philippines – Wikipedia

The Importance of Hairstyles for the Japanese | YABAI – The Modern, Vibrant Face of Japan

The Importance of Hairstyles for the Japanese | YABAI – The Modern, Vibrant Face of Japan


Chonmage, Shimada, and Other Traditional Japanese Hairstyles | KCP – KCP International

10 Ancient and Medieval Japanese Women’s Hairstyles

Traditional Japanese hairstyles- Women | Japan Amino




9 Hair Secrets Indian and Middle Eastern Women Swear By

How To Regrow Your Hair With Ayurveda’s Ancient Principles? – Vedix


Hispanic • Latino/a • Latinex Heritage Resources Links

La Bloga: Chicana/Latina Hair: A Discussion About Identity and Your Pelo Journey


Can Latinas Wear Braids Without Backlash?


‘Pelo Malo’ Is A Rare Look Into Latin American Race Relations : NPR


Afro-Latina blogger and business owner Ada Rojas shares her transformational hair journey | GMA


6 Latina Pioneers in the Movement to Embrace Natural Hair

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