The "Obama Effect" On Black Women's Hair Issues

Whether a press and curl, relaxer, Afro or weave, the relationship between African-American women and their hair has always been a complicated one.

As the first African-American First Lady, Michelle Obama has encountered her own share of scrutiny over the decisions she makes with her hair.

NPR's Allison Samuels and celebrity stylist Marcia Hamilton explore the issues of African-American women, hair care, and Michelle Obama's sartorial influence.

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