Women's hair

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A moment that changed me: The haircut that liberated me as a butch lesbian
I came out in my late teens, but still felt repressed by my appearance. Almost 10 years after first booking a short back and sides, I finally took the plunge – and immediately felt revitalised

Ella Braidwood

24, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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No school, no hair cut: one girl’s journey through one of the world’s longest Covid lockdowns
Antonella Bordon’s hair was her family’s pride and joy. But as the pandemic kept her out of school for 18 months, the 12-year-old Argentinian vowed to lop it all off as soon as she could return to the classroom

Naomi Larsson. Photographs by Irina Werning

20, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Beauty hacks: will fermented rice water improve your hair?
Some TikTok and Reels users are using rice water to condition their hair. Does it work?

Anita Bhagwandas

12, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Climate action can’t be endlessly put off | Brief letters
Brief letters: Climate cliff edge | Canned Heat | Unwashed hair | Sweetpeas | Eider ducks


10, Nov, 2021 @5:20 PM

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Bold eyes for the party season
Brighten kohl eyes with a touch of gold, give your skin a brilliant base, and lock in moisture for curls

Funmı Fetto

07, Nov, 2021 @6:30 AM

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The gloves are off: a brilliant new eco hair dye has hit the shelves | Sali Hughes
My expectations were low but I’ve become a devotee of Shrine, which is essentially food colouring for hair

Sali Hughes

06, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘The bikini line is still a no-no’: why does dance have a problem with body hair?
Chests must be de-fuzzed, armpits shaved, legs waxed. But as dance becomes more diverse, should it stop policing what grows naturally? Top performers speak out about their body hair

Lyndsey Winship

03, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘I just want to go back to normality’: how repeated lockdowns changed our hair habits
In 2020, stay-at-home orders prompted colourful experimentation – but this year, it was sales of dye stripper that spiked during Australia’s lockdowns

Justine Landis-Hanley

24, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Orange adds a juicy new look to autumn
Meet the change in seasons with cleansed and toned skin, well conditioned hair, and a luxurious and perfumed soap on a rope

Funmi Fetto

24, Oct, 2021 @5:30 AM

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The best new-gen dry shampoo | Sali Hughes
It absorbs dirt and grease – and my hair looks better for it

Sali Hughes

23, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Beauty hacks test: can you create bouncy curls with a bathrobe belt? | Anita Bhagwandas
Our DIY beauty column tests the idea of swapping electrically heated hair gadgets for low-tech bedroom items

Anita Bhagwandas

15, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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A new start after 60: ‘I had the most dishonest dark hair imaginable. So at 65 I shaved it all off’
When her daughter’s hair began to turn grey, Marsha Coupé decided she had to say goodbye to her own dyed locks. It was like being reborn

Paula Cocozza

08, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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