Janelle Monae has a ‘hair malfunction’… and it looks awesome!

Janelle Monae tweeted a link to SFWeekly.com, which featured a rare photo of her hair falling out of place during a performance. Technically it was an “accident”, but I think it’s fabulous! Her hair is obviously very healthy and beautiful! I would LOVE to have her on the blog… haven’t managed to pull it off yet though, lol.

Here are the photos…

…and here is the link to the article.

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32 thoughts on “Janelle Monae has a ‘hair malfunction’… and it looks awesome!

  1. I think she has a beautiful head of hair because she essentially keeps it in a protective style that protects her ends.

  2. I’m not sure why the internet has made such a big deal out of this. Like the others said, her hair falls out in most of her concerts. It’s part of her enthusiasm. She’s a very energetic performer, so this is bound to occur. If you haven’t seen her live, you’re missing out.

    And to the people who said she should do more, isn’t it her head. I mean, how do you feel when people with relaxers tell you why don’t you “do something with it”. Or when they make styling suggestions for you. Same rules apply here. Let everyone worry about their OWN head. It’s her signature. And I like it. *shrug*

  3. Why is everyone so defensive about the girls hair? Maybe people want to see it in more styles to showcase how lovely it is. Geesh. Put the claws back in.

  4. I remember Janelle Monae before she became really famous and before she started wearing the hairstyle that everyone is accustomed to now. She came to perform at Spelman and she wore all of her hair out. Her hair is amazingly gorgeous!!! Definitely drool worthy

    I love this style that she does though because it looks good and it is protective styling. She is just growing and retaining while performing all over the country. Genius!

  5. *adds to Natural Hair Diva pantheon* As for her not changing her style up – I’ve seen other singers (the relaxed, the weaved and the naturally straight) wearing the same hairstyle for years. It’s no big deal. She’ll change it up if/when she feels like it.

    • Yeah, I was thinking the same thing about people being bored with Janelle’s hairstyle. Zoe Saldana and Gabrielle Union both wear their hair the same way for the most part and I haven’t heard anyone suggest they to change their hairstyles.

  6. I’m amazed at all the positive comments about her hair. It looks rather silly to me, and just functions as an attention-getter.

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