Gabrielle Douglas – August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
The Summer Olympics may be over, but the negative comments about Gabby Douglas’ edges still linger. (Just last week, we shared a video in which Cardi B, of Love & Hip Hop, defended the gymnast’s hair.)
It is normal for 4C hair to “bead up” in the presence of sweat or moisture. There is nothing ugly or wrong about one’s naturally textured hairline. This post is for those who need a reminder that their edges ARE in fact perfectly fine!
That good hair. – @chari_luv
Don’t you just love how our edges curl up!? I just let my hair be, don’t know why I ever struggled with “laying em down!” – @cravingyellow
Let’s talk edges! … I have a genetically indented hairline. No amount of Castor Oil can make it change. I’ve learned to accept it and no, I don’t sleek down my baby hairs. .. It just depends on your genes! (I get mine from my mama!) – @cravingyellow
Because #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsrock #blackwomen #afro #naturals #bighairdontcare – @iamabongwe
What’s not to love about our edges?
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