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Rihan­na is rock­ing a new look — short curls — and many are spec­u­lat­ing that it might be the singer’s nat­ur­al tex­ture, or a loos­ened ver­sion of it. She debuted the look on Insta­gram with this pho­to and cap­tion:

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Still try­na get used to my hurr, so I threw on some #redlip­stick #RIRI­Woo

We love the look! But Riri is known to switch up her hair every few months, so we have to enjoy see­ing it on her while we can. What do you think ladies?

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Leila Noel­liste, founder of Black Girl with Long Hair (April 2008). Social media, pop cul­ture and black beau­ty enthu­si­ast. bell hooks’ hair twin…

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Ariel

Man she’s so lucky that she doesn’t have to wear a bra haha­ha­ha­ha­ha!!!

Knotty Natural

I thank god for my bee stings every­day!

Magg

Aha­ha­ha­ha­ha­ha­ha­hah

Nicole
Her hair clear­ly has some kind of chem­i­cal treat­ment in it. No one needs to be hat­ing to state some­thing that’s obvi­ous. When you look at her as a young girl, her hair is way kinki­er. Her hair is not 4C or even 4B it looks more like a 4A with 3’s some­where there as well. If that was all nat­ur­al it would have some kink unless she Gelled it down like CRAZY-which I don’t think is the case. Any­way, BGLH did ask “what do you think ladies?” Well, that is what I think. No haters please. And by the way,… Read more »
Ms Brown

Nat­ur­al mean­ing her own hair; NOT WEAVE. When women wear their own hair out, it is con­sid­ered as wear­ing their own nat­ur­al hair by many; whether it’s relaxed, permed, straight­ened or col­or treat­ed.

Only the Nat­ur­al Hair com­mu­ni­ty expect the term ‘wear­ing your own hair’ to mean: (1–4c hair type) No col­or, No relax­er, No perm or straight­en­ing. *TO EACH ITS OWN* No one has to wear their hair the way the nat­ur­al com­mu­ni­ty wants them to or the Euro­pean way. THERE IS SO MUCH IGNORANCE on both sides.

eve-audrey
you are on a NATURAL HAIR site which means on this site nat­ur­al hair is con­sid­ered to be the hair that grows out your scalp UNALTERED. if you don’t like that def­i­n­i­tion why are you post­ing on a nat­ur­al hair site? if relaxed or permed hair was con­sid­ered nat­ur­al BGLH wouldn’t have any rea­son to exist. check your­self before talk­ing about the oth­ers’ igno­rance. ps: if you are wear­ing your hair straight (which is absolute­ly your right don’t get me wrong) maybe you’re not wear­ing it “the euro­pean way” but straight hair is not found nat­u­ral­ly in the black com­mu­ni­ty (or… Read more »
cassieo

Na this was her hair when she was a kid.comment image

Her hair is def­i­nite­ly kinki­er. That hair on her head now is chem­i­cal­ly treat­ed.

Ash

It sucks that Black women always find some­thing to hate on anoth­er Black woman for. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, the ones that are always hat­ing on the next usu­al­ly suf­fers from low self esteem or they even are envi­ous.

Knotty Natural

Not all of us have low self esteem, so no “black women in gen­er­al don’t always find some­thing to hate on anoth­er black woman”. Con­trary to pop­u­lar belief, this isn’t a black thang!

Just because a woman express­es that some­thing isn’t her taste or style, doesn’t mean she’s hat­ing.

Shar
Man, when I read these com­ments, it real­ly sad­dens me. Even if this woman is a celebri­ty, she is a black woman first. Why is it ever ok to tear anoth­er woman down, why because you think her “class lev­el” makes her unwor­thy? Things like this don’t mat­ter, and God did not fall off and make you judge! I believe she is a beau­ti­ful young woman, with beau­ti­ful hair. How­ev­er she wants to wear it is her pref­er­ence. No one around her prob­a­bly knows what to do with any­thing but a weave, I’m proud that she even embraced it for… Read more »
Fairy

Are we sup­pose to believe that’s her real nat­ur­al hair just because it’s short? or because she light skin with light eyes, so she must have that hair tex­ture? I believe that’s a wig!!! hair with all that gel, grease what­ev­er and yet still I can’t even see scalp? Yeah, okay!!

xavier

Why you hat­ing based on her skin tone?,she’s still black!!correct your­self!!

Knotty Natural

You might be ask­ing too much of the poster!

Taylor

why do you care?

Miss
Why do you sound hurt that she might have a cer­tain hair tex­ture? her father is clear­ly genet­i­cal­ly mixed with a large amount of cau­casian, and her moth­er is guyanese, very like­ly mixed with indi­an. Rihan­na is a very mixed per­son, as many peo­ple are in the caribbean. I know a girl who is half sier­ra leon­ian and half colom­bian, with black genes on the colom­bian side also, with far straighter, loos­er hair than rihan­na in these pic­tures ^. Then I am mixed with african on one side only and native ama­zon­ian and indi­an on the oth­er, yet my hair… Read more »
Fairy

Girl please shut up!!! Where are you get­ting the feel­ing of “hurt” from my com­ment. So because she has a mixed lin­eage you auto­mat­i­cal­ly assume that must be her hair and nat­ur­al tex­ture? If that is her nat­ur­al hair well… but i still think that’s a wig. Even her half shaven head didn’t even seem to be this tex­ture.

Also Named Nicole

I can tell you that I thought my hair was of a coars­er, nap­pi­er tex­ture based on the way my hair has always looked and felt when I was younger before relax­ing my hair and every time I had new growth. It wasn’t until I decid­ed to go nat­ur­al that it wasn’t the case. The same could very well be for Rihan­na.

Also Named Nicole

Should have said, “It wasn’t until I decid­ed to go nat­ur­al that I saw it wasn’t the case.”

Cherry

I see there’s a lot of Rihan­na haters here lik­ing any­thing neg­a­tive and dis­lik­ing every­thing that’s pos­i­tive. If the top­ic was Bey­once they would get on their knees in prayer. SMH. Any­how, I love her hair and I think she’s a beau­ti­ful woman.

Jessica

Lol, Cher­ry! Yes, I am a huge Bey­once fan and no, I’m not big on Rhi­an­na… But I’ll tell you in a sec­ond that Bey looks ridicu­lous in many, if not most of her weaves and wigs too

Lilly Valley

Her hair doesn’t look nat­ur­al to me!

Akua Pokua-Nuako

She looks great-but tell me why she looks like Jos­lene from Love & Hip Hop ATL Sea­son One?

Barbara

I said the same thing. But I always said Jose­line is Rihan­na on steroids.

brandi

That’s exact­ly what I was think­ing, all she needs is Ste­vie J(or Stebbie)with his rat face on in the back­ground.

Cece Danielle

I like it bet­ter this way but Hol­ly­wood has a dif­fer­ent per­cep­tion of beau­ty of course.

Tiffany

I know her cousin and that’s the kind of hair type she nat­u­ral­ly has. She may have put in prod­ucts for hold and shine but that’s it.

Jessica

It looks real­ly greasy… I’m not a fan

Jack

I think it’s just hair gel…maybe too much, but it look fine to me.

Jessica

I feel like its rem­i­nis­cent of Michael Jack­son in his “Bad” days.…

Taiwo

she looks gr8:)

AnonSince87

Lol @ “pos­si­bly”! Much bet­ter! :-)
I’m not feel­ing how the hair is styled, looks uneven and very greasy. Rhianna’s still on that ‘just smoother with Blue Mag­ic’ tease. She’s new to this ish, some­one direct her to BGLH! Lol

Nubiahbella

She’s love­ly with short hair but not hat­ing or what­ev­er peo­ple like to say but THAT’S NOT her nat­ur­al or pos­si­bly hair, she’s been called out for hav­ing kinks (noth­ing wrong with that) with her red straight long weave and sud­den­ly her hair is not kinky any­more.
it looks very much like a wig, her hair­styl­ist cre­ates some of the most amaz­ing real­is­tic wigs (remem­ber that short pix­ie cut).
I com­mand her for rock­ing dif­fer­ent kind of hair­styles and not the usu­al long straight weave/wig some celebri­ties feel like it’s the only way to look beau­ti­ful.

lauryn

I don’t think Rihan­na has much tal­ent and her behav­ior is pret­ty dis­grace­ful, but she is beau­ti­ful and can pull off a lot of dif­fer­ent looks. Her response to this cut, how­ev­er, lends to what I thought all along: she isn’t choos­ing all of her “bold fash­ion moves”… she’s wear­ing and doing what she’s told, for the sake of stay­ing in the lime­light. Pret­ty girl, but I won’t idol­ize her for any­thing.

T.

I get what you’re say­ing, but I’d point out that lots of women (women with nat­ur­al hair and oth­ers) cut their hair *by choice* and then strug­gled for a while to learn to like it and be hap­py with it. It’s hap­pened to me and I have plen­ty of friends who’ve been through the same. I mean, I’m sure that she’s sub­ject to some sort of exter­nal image con­trol, but her response to this cut isn’t *that* unusu­al.

anonymous

Looks like a wig to me.

Ali. G

What’s to argue about!!! Bey­once and Rihan­na are both trashy thirsty ass chicks. The only slight dif­fer­ence is, is that Bey­once still tries to appear classy while sell­ing the skanky­ness, and her thirst is sub­tle, all cov­ered up by her tal­ent. Rihan­na on the oth­er hand has no tal­ent just catchy tunes. She’s plain out class­less and skanky. No way of going around this. End of dis­cus­sion. Oh and that crisco greased down shit on her head ain’t doing her any favors. NEXT!!!!!!

Knotty Natural

I respect that what you see is what you get with Rihan­na, she’s authentic…Bey on the oth­er hand, doesn’t have the appeal that Rihan­na does (IMO) because she lacks authen­tic­i­ty!

I’m not a fan of either one :) but if they ever had a fash­ion face off, Rihan­na would come out on top every time!

darichi modess

I don’t give a rat’s butt if she is a good artist. I don’t care how much peo­ple are defend­ing her because I still believe that most fans are in denial. Wear­ing a tank top with no bra is a very slut­ty to me. What a freak­ing dis­grace. Of course I don’t know her like that but the way she is por­tray­ing her­self is slut­ty and b!#chy. Par­don my french

ema

insult­ing her and call­ing her names does­nt make you classy. and i cant stand bras also. if i would have born ear­li­er, i would also have burned bras like the hip­pie-girls who did so :)

Knotty Natural

Rub­bish!

Get over it!

YAT95

you sound so butt hurt about some­one who doesn’t even know you exist.

Nicole

Are you a female? A woman’s stud­ies class would real­ly ben­e­fit your con­tri­bu­tions to life.

A.R.

Do you know what slut sham­ing is?

Soapbox

Damn, do I hate my gen­er­a­tion SMH, sham­ing is bad, judge­ments are evil, if it feels good do it…it’s no won­der the com­mu­ni­ty is a mess and a half. 

I am SO THRILLED my par­ents were old school so that I can pass on some com­mon sense val­ues that worked for every gen­er­a­tion pri­or to my kids. It’s fun­ny how a few lib­er­al cours­es in com­mu­ni­ty col­lege can make so many throw com­mon sense out of the win­dow.

Mai

Does any­one else get the vibes that Rihan­na doesn’t like her new hair­do or is it just me?

Terri

It appears that way. It’s a cute cut though.

Terri

I real­ly like it! Now, if we can only get her to wear under­wear…

A.R.

Nudi­ty is not a sin. The wrong­ful sex­u­al­iza­tion of nudi­ty is the prob­lem. Believe it or not going com­man­do as in not wear­ing a bra is not a crime. It became an issue when body con­scious indi­vid­u­als (reli­gious and non reli­gious) saw it as a shame­ful sight. Not wear­ing a bra is also seen in dif­fer­ent cul­tures. (i.e. Hawai­ian island women used to per­form bra­less until mis­sion­ar­ies vis­it­ed and saw this as a sin­ful act). Women’s breasts are not a shame­ful sight. There is noth­ing wrong with being bra­less. It is nat­ur­al.

thatgirl

going com­man­do is not wear­ing under­wear, not a bra

Vee

The very def­i­n­i­tion of the word “Under­wear” is any cloth­ing that is worn under oth­er “reg­u­lar” cloth­ing, so going com­man­do would mean dif­fer­ent things for dif­fer­ent sex­es. Women no bra or panties, men, no box­ers or briefs, also no mus­cle shirts either.

darichi modess

But since there is a crime and a law for “inde­cent expo­sure” you gonna have to cov­er it up. No excus­es. Fol­low the law! Only excep­tion is if you are in a nud­ist com­mu­ni­ty. Have respect not only for the law, have some respect for oth­ers. I don’t wan­na see her breast! EWWW

Nicole

Amer­i­can peo­ple are so ridicu­lous when it comes to breasts, same way peo­ple freak out when a woman is breast feed­ing. Come to Europe (France, Italy, Spain, etc.)… It’s real­ly NOT that big of a deal and it is SHAMEFUL that women are the ones who refuse to take con­trol of their bod­ies and be proud of them. GET OVER IT!! naked bod­ies woooooo BIG DEAL

Terri

In response to A.R., what I said, I said in jest, but was appar­ent­ly viewed as some sort of polit­i­cal plat­form. With that said, as a high school edu­ca­tor, I see young ladies emu­late stars such as Rihan­na. Where as RiRi looks to be an A cup, try get­ting a group of 16 year old boys to con­cen­trate on Shake­speare, when you are com­pet­ing with a bra­less D cup 16 year old girl. Nat­ur­al or not, cov­er up the girls.

Knotty Natural

Sounds like you should speak to the par­ents of the 16 year old bra­less woman with the dou­ble Ds.

I’m a grown woman and rarely wear a bra; if I’m work­ing I usu­al­ly wear a camisole…time and place for every­thing I sup­pose.

gurlwiththefro

Breast size doesn’t mat­ter? I have an aunt who nev­er wears a bra. Her breasts hang to her stom­ach. Just because she is my aunt I’m not going to say I’m okay with that, espe­cial­ly when she wants to give me a hug. Small­er sizes can get away with it. I’m a D and still will not go bra­less. I do believe the human body is beau­ti­ful, and it’s just as beau­ti­ful with a bra lift­ing up those pup­pies, accen­tu­at­ing those love­ly curves!

thefwordprod

I whole­heart­ed­ly agree A.R… the human body is not over-sex­u­al. it is indeed nat­ur­al. @Terri those boys who can­not con­cen­trate, that’s their prob­lem that they need to deal with. Breast size does not mat­ter.

Terri

I teach high school and com­mu­ni­ty col­lege class­es in North Car­oli­na. Where do you ladies teach, and what is your secret to main­tain­ing the atten­tion of those teenaged boys?

Crystal

Not to be rude but doesn’t she have a perm that is not her nat­ur­al curls

A.R.

I like short hair on Rihan­na. I just think she should have been a lit­tle light on the grease/gel…just my opin­ion. I’m sure this arti­cle is about her hair not her behav­ior or atti­tude so I will just focus on her hair. The arti­cle does not talk about how she acts. It only men­tions her hair.

Chat

That hair­style makes her look like Jose­line

Tisha

I usu­al­ly like short hair­styles on her but this one is just so-so. It has poten­tial but the “wet-look” is rem­i­nis­cent of soul-glo.With a bet­ter shape and a lit­tle more effort on the styling depart­ment, this could look great!!!
On a side note, her body looks amaaaz­ing!!

juanicole617

The 2nd pic with the red lip­stick, she looks just like Josleen on Love & Hip Hop ATL. I thought they grabbed the wrong pic at first …LOL!

D.P.

Looks like her hair isn’t the only thing she’s let­ting go all nat­ur­al… I use to love Rhi­an­na but then I slow­ly start­ed to real­ize that she seri­ous­ly has no class. It kind of turned me off from her. She’s cute and all, but lack­ing class of any kind. I want anoth­er Bey­once to emerge, now THAT is class.

Eve-audrey

I’d like anoth­er janelle mon­ae to emerge because whether you like her music or not you can’t Deny she is classy. the kind of class that all the bey­onces and the rihan­nas lack

Naturallymoi

Please, one sells trashy and the oth­er one is trashy for real. 

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Both add to the trashy quo­tient. Any­way, Rihanna’s hair has cute poten­tial if it wasn’t full of gel.

Nicole

What the hell is this? Where did this pho­to come from? I have nev­er seen this one. LOL. OMG. Haha­ha­hah!

Wouldn't You Like to Know
Wouldn't You Like to Know

I real­ly don’t see why peo­ple are so obsessed with her..she’s not that attrac­tive

Barbara

LMAO. Put up your pho­to and let’s com­pare. She may not be a great singer, she may be class­less as hell but one thing is for sure, that is a gor­geous woman.

thatgirl

what does anoth­er person’s appear­ance have to do with whether or not rihan­na is pret­ty?
if some­one doesn’t think she’s pret­ty that’s their opin­ion, and try­ing to dis­re­spect or insult them isn’t going to change their mind.

Ashley A

I do agree she is attrac­tive but I often won­der if its because of the col­or of her eyes ..in my opin­ion I think the col­or of her eyes great­ly adds to her appear­ance but every­one is enti­tled to their opin­ion she maybe gor­geous to most & not attrac­tive to oth­ers
It is what it is

Nicole

I agree with you, but I think it’s the shape of her eyes cou­pled with the col­or. On the oth­er hand, although I do think she is pret­ty, when she adds the red lip­stick it soft­ens her face and gives her face a soft­er sweet­er look. Her face is kin­da hard look­ing with­out the red lips or any kind of lip col­or in my opin­ion. She doesn’t need much make­up but she needs a pop of col­or on those lips to look good.
Again, my opin­ion.

LGA

she is

Yvette

Nat­ur­al? Side on that one. It’s kin­da cute, yet some­thing is off…?

ZajNemi

the greasy look and the bump in the back while the ‘90s are not THAT in

TINA SMITH

LET ME KNOW WHEN TO CARE

J

You cared enough to click on the link.

Knotty Natural

I’m start­ing to believe Tina Smith is a troll, LOL!

ZajNemi

She looks good and it may be the hair that grows from her scalp but It looks at least tex­tur­ized. Love her any­way :) I think her nat­ur­al hair looks more like that:
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ZajNemi

Gosh, i looked close­ly to that pic­ture and it actu­al­ly seems to be a braid on a wig, sor­ru­u­u­uu. I was so hap­py to think she’s a 4some­thing hair!!!

Nicole

Yea, that’s a braid on a weave.

ZajNemi

sor­ry for the text on the pic­ture :-p

Bebe H.

suits her very well like all short hair­styles she wore in the past.
I dont care that much whether it’s her real hair or not. I like it any­ways.

Knotty Natural

She should ALWAYS wear it short! It’s her best look!

gapch

LOL. “Pos­si­bly” the site admins have learned how to avoid all the wig/ weave com­ments.… Regard­less Rihan­na can do no wrong. Love her!

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