Pelo malo

News and Entertainment

Jarina De Marco Addresses Latinx Colorism Issues in New ‘Identity Crisis’ Video

Johanna Ferreira
Latin America has a very long and complex history of colorism, a practice of discrimination where those with lighter skin are treated more favorably than those with darker skin. Dominican-Brazilian indie pop singer Jarina De Marco decided to address it...
Culture

Natural Hair Is Still Under Attack in the Dominican Republic

Johanna Ferreira
Pelo bueno and pelo malo are terms that get thrown around with such frequency that it’s surprising they aren’t the first words to roll off of every Dominican baby’s lips. Textured hair is often viewed as unruly, unattractive and almost certainly...
Culture

Afro-Latina All-Natural Hair Care Line Does Away with “Pelo Malo”

Virginia Isaad
Adassa Ramirez wants young women to know that the texture of their hair does not determine whether they have good or bad hair. The 38-year-old owner of the hair care line MicMas Remix is promoting more than all-natural products, she’s...