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:


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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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!



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.

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 »

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.


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.

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 »

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!!


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!


why do you care?

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 »

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.”


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.


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?


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


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.


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.


It looks real­ly greasy… I’m not a fan


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


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


she looks gr8:)


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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


Get over it!


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


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


Do you know what slut sham­ing is?


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.


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


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


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


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.


going com­man­do is not wear­ing under­wear, not a bra


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


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


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.


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!


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.


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?


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


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.


That hair­style makes her look like Jose­line


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!!


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!


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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 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


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.


she is


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


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




You cared enough to click on the link.

Knotty Natural

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


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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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!!!


Yea, that’s a braid on a weave.


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!


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