I think we can safely say that “celebrities showing pictures of natural hair under weave” is officially a trend. Angela Simmons’ stylist Nikk Nelson took to Instagram a few days ago to show a picture of her client’s natural hair straightened and hitting waist length.
(By the way, for the skeptics, we know for a fact that Angela Simmons is natural. She spoke to us about it a couple years back.)
Her stylist included the caption:
OK so people and the blogs are really going in on my client #angelasimmons real hair pic that I took today! The one we posted was pressed out…this is one of it just blown out no heat. Please black women can have long hair without weave. She wears a weave to protect her natural hair. We keep it natural and healthy! #getpressed #getaweave #wegrowhair
This is the pressed out pic her stylist was referring to:
While we can appreciate, to a degree, what the stylist is saying, she must realize that having a stylist who can apply and manage a non-cheap looking weave, while gently caring for the hair underneath is a luxury that most black women just cannot afford. And, while Angela seems to have been blessed with very strong hair, the fragility of many black women’s hair (including mine!) prevents them from attempting weaves without causing significant damage to edges and ends.
The bigger question (for us, anyway) is if Angela Simmons, and the many celebrities who are flaunting their real hair these days, have such strong and long natural hair, why natural styles are never an option?
We appreciate and applaud that celebrities (from Toya Carter to Keke Palmer to Lil Mama to Christina Milian) are revealing healthy natural hair beneath their weaves, but we also wonder why it’s only good enough for a quick Instagram photo here or there, and not to rock on the red carpet like our girl Teyonah Parris:
What do you think ladies?