Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Former maid’s formula for curly-kinky hair leads to a 12-store hair salon in Rio, a rare example of a successful black Brazilian businesswoman


Former maid, businesswoman explains how a formula for curls changed her lifeJulia Dias CarneiroBBC Brazil in Rio de Janeiro Heloísa Assis spent ten years with dipping her hands in cream, … Continue reading

July 14, 2012 · 2 Comments

Former maid’s formula for curly-kinky hair leads to a 12-store hair salon in Rio, a rare example of a successful black Brazilian businesswoman


Former maid, businesswoman explains how a formula for curls changed her life Julia Dias Carneiro, BBC Brazil in Rio de Janeiro Heloísa Assis spent ten years with dipping her hands … Continue reading

July 14, 2012 · 2 Comments

When black children learn the idea of "bad hair" in the least expected place: home


By Fabiana Mascarenhas   As a child I was ashamed of my hair. I dreamed of having a hairstyle like my friends in class, always straight and shiny. Television, the media, … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · 6 Comments

"How I learned to accept my hair", Fernanda Alves*


Fernanda accepted her curls and started showing her looks on her blog The topic of hair has long been as issue and a hot topic of discussion in the African-American community. … Continue reading

January 9, 2012 · 3 Comments

How I learned to accept my hair, Fernanda Alves*


Fernanda accepted her curls and started showing her looks on her blog The topic of hair has long been as issue and a hot topic of discussion in the African-American community. … Continue reading

January 9, 2012 · 2 Comments