CoverHair lovers are not to miss this special feature with Monica, Rihanna, Mary J. Blige, Janelle Monae, Erykah Badu, Goapele, Leela James, Esperanza Spaulding, Ledisi, Jill Scott, Nicki Minaj, Amber Rose and more in Essence Magazine’s November issue “Hair Anniversary”.

Watch a behind the scenes video with the girls and watch Goapele have her hair braided.

“I believe in keeping my hair away from as much stress as possible,” says Leela James

Goapele: “Our hair can be a fun outlet for self-expression. I love wearing cornrows and getting my hair thread-wrapped because it feels ancient and African.”

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