kinky hair


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kink·y hair

tightly curled or bent hair. See: kinky-hair disease.

kinky hair

Short, sparse, tightly twisted hair that may be poorly pigmented.
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Menkes disease (MD)(OMIM: 309400) is also known as kinky hair disease, trichopoliodystrophy, and steely hair.
Post divided the woolly hair nevus into three categories: a) Type 1: with no associated scalp disorder or hair less skin, b) Type 2: with associated linear verrucous nevus, c) Type 3: acquired, in young adults with short, dark, kinky hair, which has been termed acquired progressive kinking of scalp hair.
She added: "He had very black, curly, almost kinky hair, rather a stocky build (just a little taller than I), and very rumpled clothes.
A black American Muslim named Sunni Khalid wrote on NPR last year when Cairo was convulsing in revolution: "Blacks, whether American or not- are never mistaken for Arabs - Blue-black-skinned Southern Sudanese women, who walk around Cairo with their thick, kinky hair - are routinely the targets of verbal public abuse.
Menkes' kinky hair syndrome: an inherited defect in copper absorption with widespread effects.
In "Kinky Hair Blues," Marson writes, "I like me black face / and me kinky hair.
The "Negro problem," asserts Baldwin, is essentially a white problem: "I have never been upset by the fact that I have a broad nose, big lips and kinky hair.
Basically, they are like the Rolling Stones, said Oldham, who with his lanky frame and long, slightly kinky hair, still looks the part of a rock impresario,.
The company was founded by Paul Orfalea, whose kinky hair earned him the nickname "Kinko.
Part one of the book is devoted to a discussion of treatments that relax kinky hair and lighten skin tone and the author's observation that most African public figures marry women with light skin.
By that time I was already deeply concerned with issues of social justice and racial equality, a fact that marked me as different from my peers, as did my unruly kinky hair and deep olive skin.