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Solange Knowles Takes to Twitter to Rant Against the “Natural Hair Police”

• Jun 8, 2012

Just taking a moment to rant against natural hair police” ~Solange Knowles

Solange had a lot on her mind last night as she took to Twitter to speak against naturals who have questioned the authenticity of her big chop and criticized her for rocking “undefined” looks all the time. Check it out;

I cut my hair ALL off 4 times in my life all for very different reasons.…I only reiterate this because this is nothing new for me.

I’ve never painted myself as a team natural vice president. I don’t know the lingo and I don’t sleep with a satin cap

However, I did noticed when I picked out my hair, I kept seeing feedback about needing a “twist out”. Connnnfesssioonnn: I HATE twist outs.

I dont want to talk about no damn hair.….no mo.

So what got Solange all fired up? A post on natural hair Tumblr blog Moderne Meid, which was itself summarizing a post from a DIFFERENT natural hair website that attracted some very uncomplimentary comments about Solange’s hair, including that it is not unique, and looks dry and unkempt (aka, not always in a twist out).

I think it’s very unfortunate that Solange is getting flack for DARING to rock her hair with the curls undefined. There are still quite a few women who feel that the only “acceptable” way to wear natural hair is to painstakingly define every ringlet, curl and coil — stretched styles and undefined fros be damned. I love that Solange prefers an undefined look. It fits well with her overall look and attitude, and frankly it’s quite beautiful.

What are your thoughts on all this ladies? How do you feel about women coming at Solange for not having (or attempting to have) curls in her hair?

Solange’s full twitter rant is below (start at the bottom and read up). Click to enlarge the photos:

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Atalaya
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This is just another example of why people need to mind their own d@mn business!! It makes me so sick when peopel try to define someone else’s natural. As Kevin Hart would say “Do you boo-boo!” She likes her hair and as far as I know she ain’t asked for nobody’s advice or opinion on her style. It is great that we are finally, and more abundantly, embracing out natural curls but some are just using it as another tool of division among us and we can blame noone but ourselves.

I got sense!
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This^^^^ all day errday.

Goldeelocks
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+1

LA
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Agreed. I don’t think we’re all fully embracing the diversity in natural hair yet. I think we just started to scratch the surface. I’m astonished at the diversity just in the Type 4 hair!

It’s great that there are more naturals out there and that we have a community that wants to help and support others, but we have to be careful not to pigeon hole every natural in one category and end up where we started. There is still so much to discover!

jenna marie christian
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+1

Sieta
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+1 all the way !

J
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I totally agree the versatlity is amazing! :)It really is ok to not know it all and hence we have the mystery of natural hair. 🙂

We have to remember that a names are powerful and when people name something they have power over it.So why have do people name our hair?I believe the Andre Walker System has opened a can of worms and i personally do not want anything to do with it.

Mina
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Defined hair or coils and curls seems to be the new good hair. I tend to get complements when I do a twistout or braidout but if one day I decide to rock a fro those same people who complemented are asking me if I’m having a bad hair day. LOL It looks like natural hair is only acceptable in some formats. Granted that each person has their own personal preference but when everybody or the vast majority have the same preference, then it looks like some brain washing has been happening. As for Solange, as the other ladies have… Read more »
EG
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Andre’s system did not open anything, we have always been obsessed with ‘good hair’, if it wasn’t called type 3, they would just go back to the old good and bad hair system.

The real culprit here is not Andre Walker, but the black community who in one breath says black and proud, but with the other says that some people shouldn’t go natural.…hint, us happy to be nappy, k is for kinky, type 4 heads. All black women are beautiful and until we say AND believe it, we will always be divided.

Barbara
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It seems to Be the cool thing to call out “natural hair Nazis” (what a disgusting term by the way) it seems anytime a natural haired woman simply voices her opinion she is labeled a Nazi GMAFB. And this too cool for school boho poseur most certainly was not viewed as some sort of ambassador, certainly not by me so she can.…

V
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No disrespect Barbara, but opinions aren’t always right, especially when they aren’t asked for. People are entitled to their own opinion; they are not entitled for their opinions to be well received and agreed with. “Natural Hair Nazis” isn’t a pretty term but neither are the actions of people trying to regulate what others do with their hair. (Solange used “Natural Hair Police” if that makes you feel better.) Its not ok to enforce some random standard of natural hair, like no mineral oil or straightening, or undefined styles, to name a few. Its their hair/ style/ life and they… Read more »
B-lady
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It looks like only you used that ‘disgusting term’ here as far as I can see… Secondly, it’s obvious those critics didn’t simply ‘voice their opinions’. She was responding to the way people criticize how SHE chooses to wear HER hair and how they try to dictate how SHE should wear HER hair. Thirdly, did she do something to you? lol. No, she’s not your ambassador/role model, but she’s in the spotlight, has a fan base and so she must be someone’s natural hair model.

Anyway, I’m glad she spoke out about it. I really like her fashion sense.

I've Noticed
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I have to second Barbara. The term Natural Nazi is VILE. The last time I checked, women with Natural Hair weren’t rounding up women with relaxed hair and shoving them onto cattle cars, making them were yellow afro-picks, or burning them in ovens. You know, things that the REAL NAZIS DID. If you don’t like someone else’s opinion of your hair, nod politely and walk away.Someone else’s description does not make you who you are. If Solange didn’t like the comments she could have ignored them. And I say this as someone who likes Solange and her music, but lets… Read more »
African Violet
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However, neither Solange nor this article summarizing her tweets used the term “natural hair Nazi.” BGLH wrote “natural hair police” and used the term in quotation mark. It was Barbara who introduced the term when she made her remarks about the post.

Pretdva
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Although I particularly don’t care for the way Solange wears her hair, I absoulutely agree with her. Some of us takes this natural hair thing waaayyy too far. I use to be one of those people but as I continued to open my mind on my natural hair journey, I realized that one wears their hair the way THEY see fit. For that matter there are people who probably don’t like the way that I wear my natural hair however I could care less!!! Big ups to Solange for setting the record straight!!!

Kay Montano
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For goodness sake! The whole point of being a liberated human being (surely the best way to be?) is to have the freedom to look the way you want to look. It’s got absolutely NOTHING to do with anyone else. She, Solange, is the only ‘keeper’ of her hair. Why should she be a mere poster girl for anybody? She is NOT her hair.
KX

T. Espi
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Whoa. I liken this to the women who feel as if those of us with natural hair “need” a relaxer. So we’ve overcome the social pressures of “needing” straight hair but now that we’re natural we better “do something” to it? Really? IMO, Solo looks good because she owns her style and rocks it confidently. If more people were that confident they’d have less to say about her ‚or anyone else for that matter.

coffeeandfingernails
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Amazing how quick people who pride themselves on breaking free from someone else’s conception of beauty are to impose their own conceptions on others. If you don’t want people insisting that your hair be dyed, fried and laid to the side, you have no business insisting someone wear a twist out. (FWIW, twist-outs are not at all worth it to me–I have a ton of hair that takes a full day to put in any protective style and I end up washing it out less than a week later.)

Cee
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Totally agree with u!

Sequitta
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I’m not always a fan of Solange’s style, but I do love the fact that she has the confidence to DO HER!!! And what’s up with this obsession with super defined curls??? Like T. Espi said, if you don’t like it when women with relaxed hair tells you what you “need” to do to your hair, don’t tell someone else what they need to do to theirs! If people spent more time and enery getting themselves better, they won’t have enough time to sit here and judge others! GO SOLANGE! YOU TELL’EM!

Yoli Ouiya
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I absolutely agree with Solange. In every movement, there is a “mafia” or “police” group who feel that their stance is the right way, the only way. They are incorrect. There are many nuances of the natural hair movement that I don’t identify with: such as the consistent (and constant) non-acknowledgement of women with locs…I tend to think that is pretty natural yet time and time again… 90% of the coverage of natural hair is some “ideal” of curly afros etc. Natural Hair comes in all forms, shapes, sizes and colors, just like our bodies and personalities. Accept people for… Read more »
texas dyme
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Ummm.. I don’t like twist outs either. Its too much work. I like an undefined look with a few defined ringlets here and there; that’s because I have very fine 3c hair and wearing my hair partially defined gives me body. We can all learn from her comments though.…someimes team natural has too many do’s and dont’s and it almost takes away from the freedom of it.

Leslie Mac
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The only problem is that she is the “natural hair spokesperson” for Carol’s Daughter’s new Natural Hair website “Transitioning” She even has her own Natural Hair & Style blog on the site… if you don’t want to talk about hair anymore, perhaps you should stop promoting and being involved with products and companies whose sole purpose IS to talk about hair…

Gabrielle
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^ So true! LOL. I was thinking“Isn’t she a spokeswoman for Carol’s Daughter? She should expect to be questioned, mentioned etc for hair very often!” At the same time, if she wants to wear her hair undefined that is fine! I think she may just be frustrated this week (as she mentioned and so a little more sensitive than usual) and probably just “over” having to explain her choices of styles. I am also a natural that doesn’t do twist-outs, stretching, defining curls etc except for maybe twice a year and I get people (mostly other naturals strange enough) asking… Read more »
Areille
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I feel the same way. & the problem I do have is that sometimes I think her hair does look a little dry and I’m the first one to admit the same about mine. Its different when you are a spokesperson for a natural hair care line and you have unlimited access to those products so people are going to hold you to a different account. Personally she isn’t my natural hair icon because she wears so many pieces and I don’t like the shape of her hair (it looks uneven). Do I reccommend her do a twist out? NO… Read more »
Zoopath
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+1

DiJah
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I’m with you on this one! How are you a spokesperson for a natural hair company and have your own lil blog for people transitioning and you don’t want to be “team natural vice president”?? Being a spokesperson, gave you that title, whether you like it or not! so make up your mind, are you in or are you out? On the other hand, I get you, you want to rock your hair however you feel like when you wake up in the morning…hunni I am with you on that one! I hate twist outs too..my hair is too thick… Read more »
Jaxanne
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So because she doesn’t want to talk about hair , she shouldn’t be a spokesperson?? how ridiculous. Solange is a business woman, and for her, being a spokeswoman for Carols Daughter is business; is a simple as that. Its not a political or emotional statement — its business, and she is able to distinguish and detach herself from what is clearly a emotional issue for some. Hair is hair; nothing more nothing less, and she understands this. There is more to her life than hair. Its all about perspective. I know for sure, that there is no way I’m going… Read more »
Natalee
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I probably should have read your comment before posting mine, but I completely agree with you. When people see you promoting something, their immediate reaction isn’t that you’re just collecting a check; its that you have a vested interest in the products that you advertise. Of course people will ask questions or make comments because she’s become the face of a hair line and a lot of people, especially with natural hair, just want to feel inclusive or related. That would be like Jennifer Hudson saying she didn’t want to talk about losing weight anymore or Michael Jordan saying he… Read more »
Versatility Beauty&Fashion
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Loving Solanges state of mind! People should seriously embrace and focus on their on beauty! In that way people wont be so judgemental about someone elses hair, lips, butt, skincolor, style of fashion etc etc. NEVER MIND! BE YOUR OWN KIND!
LOVE
/Charity Odum
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Pam
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This is ridiculous!! One of the reasons I love Solange is because she does what she wants. I strive for that. One of the main reasons I went natural is because I was tired for spending all that time on my hair. I wear a short fro that sports my natural curl and am proud of my natural texture!! A twist out, would change the way it looks! People do need to mind their own business!

J.T.
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She should be able to do her own thing. I think her hair looks great.

zenetra
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people talk about me for not doing twist outs or blow out but it’s my hair and i really wish people weren’t so quick to toss out opinions. i’m never applying heat(never used heat when i had relaxed hair so why start now) and i think my hair looks fine without manipulating it.

Brianne
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I saw the interview on curlynikki.com the other day. Some women went in on her but there were also a bunch of positive comments too. At the end of the day it’s her hair but I don’t think the rant helps the situation.

Sue
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Some of the comments on the CurlyNikki interview were plain mean spirited. I’m not surprised that she was upset, she may be in the public eye but she’s human too. I don’t think she owes anyone anything, she should do as she pleases.

Sunny
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I think Solange’s hair looks great. Her choices may not be for everyone, but she is a woman who does HER, and I admire that. Good for her for not buying into the whole my-look-defines-who-I-am crap. Too many black women, even naturalistas, are too hung up on hair texture…that whole “good hair” business, even those too smart to use those ignorant words…the whole point of making sure to define every curl/ringlet/coil is to show the world your “good” hair. Why NOT go for undefined curls? What better proof to show you’re NOT hung up on a texture that’s “good” or… Read more »
KD
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OMG — we are (for the most part) from the AFRICAN diaspora. What’s wrong with an undefined curl? No matter how much I think we have truly embraced who we are, we are still trying to be something else by manipulating our curl pattern then when someone doesn’t it becomes something ugly, or unkept or whatever other negative statement they can come up with. It is what it is folks. An undefined afro. A healthy undefined afro. Moving right along. *goodness*

Nicole
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Great comment

Tai
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I can’t believe that she’s being critisized for not wearing her natural hair in certain ways.

The basis of natural hair is not using chemicals to straighten it, after that how a person styles it is up to them. It seems odd to me that her choosing not to stretch her hair would cause backlash. If we wear twist outs that’s not our regular texture either so who cares?

How is it not ok to choose to just wear your hair the way it is? Isn’t that “natural”?

Goldeelocks
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Good for Solange not caring what other people think! Twist outs are not for everyone and that’s ok. Rock your hair how you want to rock YOUR hair and don’t judge other people just because they don’t do it the way you want them to.

Kalda
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Why is it that anytime AA do something it gets blown out of proportion it’s her hair she don’t owe anyone an explanation as to how she chose to wear it, it’s hair HER HAIR for goodness sakes that’s why we get some much negativity because nothing can never just be positive negativity always have to follow IJS!!!! Ridiculous

Shanee
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she’s a spokesperson for a natural hair company and she’s a public figure. she’s going to get criticized. that’s what comes with being a celebrity AND being beyonce’s little sister. BUT, yes her hair looks a little dry, and if she likes it, then she likes it. there’s fault on both ends. don’t be a spokesperson to a specific category if you’re gonna bitch about getting comments. and as common folk, we shouldn’t criticize people cause it’s not our “norm” ps, i LOVE solo BUT what barbra said was kinda true…this whole “poseur hipster” thing is getting a little old.… Read more »
Brianne
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Well said

df
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How does her hair look dry? That’s the way her hair looks!

Lin
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Just because she’s a spokesperson doesn’t make her not have human emotions. No matter how famous you are, when someone’s all over your case over something like this, of course you’re going to get upset. Expecting her to just keep that to herself is unhealthy for her, and, quite frankly, unfair. Like, we can talk about her all we want, but she can’t defend herself?

Sheri
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I like Solange’s hair. I think it fits her style and personality. Why can’t folks just let folks be. Why has the wearing of natural hair become a religion to some people and they act like there are natural hair sins. I don’t like twist outs either. I mean, they are cool, I guess, just wasn’t my go to style when I was a loose natural. But it doesn’t change in the loc’d community either. Remember the sister loc vs.traditional loc debate?

Tara
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I understand where Solange is coming from. I occasionally wear my hair undefined, because i love the whole 70’s vibe of rocking an undefined afro look, but I can’t tell you the amount of hate I get when I do. The thing that amazes me most is that it is hate from my fellow black people, white people always love the look but many black people become openly hostile toward me.

LB
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It’s hair people! Can people stop finding new ways to judge each other, please?!? It’s not enough to be natural anymore now that “Natural hair” has gone mainstream. Now you have to have a twist-out or some other acceptable form of hair manipulation to be an acceptable member of the natural hair community? Ridiculous! Not everybody is trying to be an ambassador for natural hair. Some of us just want to have healthy, chemical free hair. That is all! Not everyone wants to part of a community. Some people are just individuals who want to do their own thing. Just… Read more »
Viv
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+1000. It’s hard enough to have naturally curly/kinky hair in a largely Eurocentric society, but now we have to contend with inner-community division too. The fact that she’s a spokesperson for Carole’s Daughter IN NO WAY means that she has to justify how she chooses to wear her hair. The operative words here are “her hair”-it’s not ours. Sure she’s a celebrity, but she’s a grown woman, too, and can do what she wants. To each her own. SMH.

tok77
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It’s JUST hair…people need to calm the eff down and just let people do whatever they want with their hair. It’s really not that serious!

Yahlah Yisrael
Guest

Either you care what people think or you don’t. So, Which one is it?? She needs to grow-up and take the high road (if that’s what she’s really about). The whole Twitter-thing is so damn childish. These people act like they’re so ‘devil-may-care’ and their so cool — but they are so insecure and fake.

Yahlah Yisrael
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*they’re

B
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So for all those who keep saying she needs to do a TWIST OUT.…SHE HATES TWIST OUTS!!
But, its a shame she had to defend her hair, and folks wonder why so many woman hate all the drama associated with NATURAL HAIR!

Concrete Jungles
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I always thought it was funny that people “define THEIR curls” with twistouts…umm news flash…THAT IS NOT YOUR CURL PATTERN. Secondly, I find it strange that in the natural world, many of us still will not wear our hair in its true, natural state. We will spend countless hours manipulating our pattern and stretching our hair. We are still blinded by the images of white beauty…soft curls and length over tight coils. SHM.

Ve
Guest

Very very true.

Food for thought (at least based on my personal experience): although we are “blinded by the images of white beauty” at times, how many white people are actually giving us negative comments about our hair compared to black people?

Nikki
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^^^^This!^^^^^ Co-sign. There is an assumption that white people are worrying about our hair. Anecdotally, I have been in predominantly white environments with natural hair for 6 years. I have been naturally for about 7 1/2 years (8 years in the fall). White people have not given me negative comments about my hair. If they were thinking it then that is something else and something I am not aware off. The negative comments have always come from Blacks, particularly Black women (natural and relaxed). I also don’t think that stretching your hair or braiding/twisting it to stretch is being “blinded… Read more »
Miss T
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Even when our hair is long, stretched or manipulated it looks nothing like white hair and the texture is still there, thats the beauty of our hair, just my opinion.

merry
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i don’t sleep with a satin cap either solange. lmao.

i’ve never regarded solange’s hair as “unkempt.” that’s funny.

i like her hair.

DaynaJoe
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The only reason Solange has been able to parlay her 15 minutes of fame into 30 more minutes, is because of her hair. It started when she appeared on Oprah after Chris Rock’s documentary “Good Hair” after cutting her hair off. SHE is the one who decided to appear before the public talking NOT about her music or fashion or parenting skills, but her newly shorn HEAD. This TV appearance led to her getting MUCH publicity, solely based on her natural hairstyles, and subsequently led to her JOB as a HAIR SPOKESPERSON for Carol’s Daughter. Their latest campaign featuring her… Read more »
Barbara
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+ 1,000

I’m not a natural hair ambassador” BUT

I am getting paid hundreds of thousands as an ambassador /spokesperson for a natural hair brand.

I’m not a natural hair ambassador” BUT

I do routinely grant interviews on natural hair blogs discussing my natural hair.

So basically “I’m not a natural hair ambassador” unless I’m getting paid or given compliments and being fawned over. The minute the lauding ends, it’s eff those nazis!!! Co-me-dy.

Jaxanne
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Is it difficult to understand that its just business for her and Carol’s Daughter? its a win/win for both of them. Whats wrong with that? why shouldn’t both of them prosper, if you are gullible enough to want to buy the products that define your curl, whilst they make money off you? Its business. Natural hair products are commodities, which Solange happens to represent. Who said you had to care about anything you represent if your making money from it? I say respect to her and Carls Daughter, if they can capitalise on a trend and peoples desire for curl… Read more »
Zoopath
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Bwahahaha! +1 I thought it was strange that she would be representing an expensive natural hair line yet saying that hair is not important to her.

Areille
Guest
I find it funny that in her rant she says she hates twist outs but in her interview she claims she does twist outs and loves the way it looks after sleeping on it for a few days. Whats the point of even doing them at all if you so called HATE them? That seems like an awful lot of time and work for someone who doesn’t like them. Lol the thought of me sleeping on my hair without a sleeping cap for 5 days makes me cringe, my hair would be so tangled, knotted and drier than it already… Read more »
African Violet
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I don’t like the way fresh twist outs look on me, but I do them so that when I take the twists out the next morning, I can fluff my roots with my fingers. Doing that gives me a more textured ‘fro.

Areille
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I understand that because fresh twist outs do not have as much body but to claim you hate them all together is weird to me. I think my twist outs look better the second day but I’m not going to rant about how much I hate it when I told people in an interview that I did it to my hair. She just seemed a little hypocritical and childish to me. Like I said, she can do her hair anyway she likes but don’t deny the fact that you are putting yourself out there as a natural hair icon when… Read more »
Sieta
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Thank you for posting this BGLH, that is my blog =)

Jaune banane
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Natural hair is the choice to do you!No one else should try change that.This isn’t about uniformity and everyone looking teh same as that would be scary! LOL Natural hair is someone who is free from mainstream opinions and expectations and trying to care for their hair as it suits them. I have worn my hair undefined as i was away from home and i loved it,however due to the dryness and knots issues i cannot do it ALL the time.I don’t likw twist out and prefer braid outs so i wear them as it keeps the dryness and knots… Read more »
BeautyIAM
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I’ve stated hear before that I don’t care much for those who want to police another persons natural hair. I have to say I can’t stand this generation I live in because people think that everything that comes out of their mouth is important and that we all need to listen to them. I loved Solanges rant. I really don’t like people telling you what you should and shouldn’t be doing with YOUR hair. If it works for me and not for you fine. If it works for you and not for me fine. Its no big deal. Some of… Read more »
Kiaunta
Guest

I wonder what people really think of my hair. I have “wild” wiry strands that are never tamed. My hair looks similar to Solanges but a bit more stretched. I do the best that I can do with my hair. I don’t want to put a hot comb through it. I wish people would undertand that not all kinks and coils behave the same. My hair hates to be twisted, it begins to tangle and I lose hair.

merry
Guest

i suggest you not concern yourself too much with what others think.

pinkgirlfluff
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*sings that Taylor Swift song that I don’t know the name of but it has something to do with people being mean*

That is all.

dh
Guest
I think her little twitter response was petulant and immature. Folks really don’t need to respond to every idiot that posts some anonymous comment online with a twitter rant. By responding to that silliness she made herself look stupid. The problem with her rant is not responding to those who don’t like her hair. It’s that in doing so, she also belittled women who embrace their natural hair as something more meaningful than a style choice. For some of us, natural hair is more than just a look. It’s an embracing of our complete selves. And that can be very… Read more »
Auset
Guest
I agree. She also didn’t even acknowledge those who always say how great she looks, how much they love her style, and her hair. But as soon as someone says something bad, THAT gets a twitter response. Plus, I was on her side almost until someone pointed out she is a spokesperson for Carol’s Daughter. So naturals and other women who purchase CD should look to your style when it comes to spending money on certain products, but NO ONE can ever critique your style? I am sure some of the comments were mean-spirited, but if you pick up one… Read more »
Auset
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P.S. It is wrong for people to say what hair style you SHOULD wear, but just ignore the haters and do your own thing. I just wanted to say that because that is my overall opinion. I wrote a lot of other stuff. LOL

dh
Guest

+ 1

Cherise
Guest

All I’ve got to say is well said. This was exactly what I was thinking and some.

Quinette
Guest
I get that she’s upset about the comments she’s been getting. I even agree that she should be able to wear and embrace her hair in any state she chooses. HOWEVER…you don’t want to talk about hair no mo? I’m a big supporter of Solange but i just can’t get behind this 100%. If she didn’t want to talk about hair, the good,the bad, and the ugly…maybe should not have partnered with Carol’s Daughter as the spokesperson for the natural initiative! Sorry, Solo, you can’t have your cake and eat it to which i’m sure Carol gave you PLENTY of… Read more »
Auset
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I like Solange’s style. I also feel her for not liking the way twist outs look on her. After cutting my locs, I just KNEW my go to styles would be twist outs and protective styles. But after detangling, cleansing, conditioning, deep treating, and moisturizing, I saw styling as extraneous. I just washed and go’ed (washed and went?) Anyway, the only reason why people may not have tripped on my lack of twist out is because I have a tiny curl pattern. But that doesn’t make my hair better or worse. It’s just my hair. So many people were upset… Read more »
Annie L.
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+1

hehe
Guest

well said! Also are we hair twins? Cause My hair react the same way to those products.

Auset
Guest

Perhaps we are:) Giovanni can strip the mess out your hair. Just because a shampoo is sulfate free doesn’t mean it won’t dry it out. Also, Herbal Essences and those dyes and fragrances, I think that’s what made my scalp itch like crazy. My only natural hair advice now is Trial and Error. That’s the only way.

J
Guest

I can’t even get her to eat a vegetable.” that made me smile! 🙂

Gigi
Guest

Sometimes when I read the comments all I can do is laugh, shake my head, and continue about my business. With that being said, on to the next…

Annie L.
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I like Solange’s overall fashion, music and unique style! The blog fiascos with most of the negative spamtastic rants however — are mainly TROLLS! These are PROFESSIONALLY PAID TROLLS. I know 5 people paid by corporations to tilt public opinion on any number of subjects through media outlets just like this FOR A LIVING! Their job is to infiltrate, instigate, create doubt, manipulate public opinion and do so through a number of usernames often fake fighting amongst one another to inflate conflict, derail information and drag in well-known users to give the controversy more credence! And it works almost every… Read more »
Lizz
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I don’t care about her hair or not being team natural,since she responds to blogs anyway,I have a question for her.……Solange whats your take on the G.Paltrow’s fiasco?can you please ask her to be a bigger person and apologise since she is part of your team for ‘real’.

DiJah
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HOL UP! This the same Solange Knowles that teamed up with Carol’s Daughter to be a spokesperson for their natural hair movement? Hmm… Girl __/ « get comfy!

On 1 hand I feel her, not everyone takes their hair serious, but when you’re the spokesperson for a “Natural” line, where do you get off ranting like that? Back pedaling much?

This is why the natural hair community should none place these (unknown) titles upon ANYONE.

Annie L.
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Just had to giggle at ‘HOL UP!’

Nicole
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I think it’s a shame that she is one of the few celebrities that are open to rocking their natural hair, and she’s getting slack for her choice of styles/maintenance, etc…i think she looks beautiful with her natural hair…well,you’re damned if you do, and damned if you don’t!!! Lol

Renee
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Uh, what’s a twist out??

J
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It’s when you twist your hair and leave it overnight or a few days then unravel it to reveal stretched out texture.

giftee
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I totally agree with Solange. The amount of negativity that comes from the ‘natural hair police’ is disgusting and shameful. Who gave them the divine halo to dictate to others how they should be wearing their hair? Why do we put so much emphasis on getting a twist or curl definition? our hair in its natural state is beautiful, that is what makes us to be fearfully and wonderfully made. I love the fluffy cotton like afro that I have when i’m not wearing a wig/weave…yes the offensive word ‘weave’. Instead of criticising our fellow sister why cant we celebrate… Read more »
Sheri
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TO EACH HIS OWN!! If people would focus more on themselves what a better place the world would be. Solonge you are BEAUTIFUL!! ROCK ON!

Naturally Me
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i think it’s hysterical that we always have to find something/anything to fight about. we all have different hair. we all have our own sense of style. what may work for you may not work for me and vice verse. there is no perfect natural hairstyle that is a one style fits all. my hair doesn’t do twist outs very well. so by the end of the day it looks like a plain old afro. so most times it looks just like hers. it’s called “natural” hair. so it does what it does NATURALLY. that being said let your hair… Read more »
Nathalie
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So many people castrate black women when it comes to how they present themselves, their hair, their afrocentricity or not and all of our expressions of ourselves! Now other black women are trying to define how this is meant to come to be in each of us! Who is anyone to tell you how to be the best expression of ourself! This is sad. You are now officially oppressors oh Natural Hair Police! Anyone else, ROCK IT HOW YOU FEEL IT! 😀

KD
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@ Nathalie
Girl well said, me and my friends always say as black women we are on everyone’s hit list even our men. Its a shame we can’t be there for each other. I love the fact that black women (including myself) are finally embracing our natural hair and noone has the right to dictate how it should be done!! I totally agree with Solange!!

Deena M.
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I think Solange has beautiful hair…I actually want my hair to look like hers. A twist out does not, in fact, look great on me. She does not need to answer to anyone really. If you think that her hair needs some work because she is promoting different hair products, then here’s an idea…DON’T BUY THE PRODUCTS. Those who are paying her should worry about the image she is giving their product. We need to stop fighting about every LITTLE thing and worry about the bigger picture in this world, as previously stated by others. Encourage one another..her hair is… Read more »
Lola
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I’m laughing sooo hard at people saying Solange NEEDS a twistout…so much freaking nonsence…It goes to show that most people need to see some type of “curl” or “definition” to be comfortable with natural hair.
We still have much work to do.
Also, leave the girl alone…she likes what she likes.

Kiswana
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Just had to say how absolutely right you are. They say they like natural hair, but only if it looks nice and shiny and has pretty ringlets; straight up afro is just too black. It kills me.

4Csnar
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You are so right! Leave her alone! Let Solange be Solange and everyone else be comfortable doing YOU! I don’t blame her for going off!

Jodi
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I don’t like the look myself but I really don’t think it’s anyone’s business to tell her that she NEEDS a twist-out. Obviously she wasn’t a fan of them cuz she doesn’t wear them. It would be nice if she took care of her hair but at the end of the day it’s HER hair. Solange isn’t obliged to do what makes others happy cuz…well, it’s her life and her hair.

df
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Um that’s thing tho, SHE IS TAKING CARE OF HER HAIR. THATS THE HAIRSTYLE SHE PREFERS…Lord Jesus…

chloe
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How the heck do you know she doesn’t take care of hair? Please shut up and worry about your own hair. Why are black women so obsessed with hair that isn’t their own. I’m baffled.

Nika
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Oh my God! This has to be the most ignorant comment I’ve ever heard. Here hair is looks clean, it looks soft, it has sheen, it’s not matted and tangled so how the hell is she not taking care of her hair?! It’s not shaped the way you like it or is it because she didn’t spend hours in the bathroom defining every curl? OMG!

Blessing
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Uhhmmmm Jodi pleas shut up if ur mouth and mind dosnt have anything concrete to add. Who told u she doesn’t take care of her hair???? Grow UP!!!

Deandre
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I agree with jodi and I think you guys that are upset with her opinion is just as ignorant as your claiming her to be. I think it looks a hot ass mess and I’ve seen better undefined well taken care of tresses. You guys don’t know her hair regimine so how you know she don’t just wake up and say fuck it everyday? Black hair hides imperfections way better than any color so again, unless you her stylist… You don’t know. Solonge has always ben very eclectic so whether ppl criticize or not, she gon do her own thing… Read more »
arlette
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but yeah all you ppl claiming to be defending her are another form of hair police.”
how exactly?

BB
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Solange has actually shared her regimen in an interview not too long ago, which included regular deep conditions, detangling and more including protective styling. Her hair looks nice and healthy and the key word there is HER hair.

X
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Curious to see your hair… just sayin’

bee
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i think she has a right. good for her sticking up for herself. btw check out my vids on dry detangling at http://www.acurlcandream.blogspot.com/2012/06/videos-dry-detangling.html

H.H
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I mean it’s her own hair, let her do what she wants with it, I dunno why people feel the need to stress other people about their own hair. I

df
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Um that’s thing tho, SHE IS TAKING CARE OF HER HAIR. THATS THE HAIRSTYLE SHE PREFERS…Lord Jesus…

shaunt01
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A lot of sistas do feel like they can’t go natural if they don’t have some naturally texture or atleast manipulate it to look curly! I do have a curly texture but that’s not my reason for being natural honestly I didn’t know what kind if texture put I love to see. Black women rock all types of natural hair confidently whether there is a curl pattern or not. That in itself is gorgeous and inspirational!

bukky
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It is her hair, she should rock it in whichever way she pleases.She did not dub herself a natural hair maestro, so people should leave her alone.That been said, Solange always comes off as angry.She is a public figure that walks the red carpet more than we can count.She should learn to ignore such comments.Better still she should not read comments about herself.People just make these comments and move on.I doubt anyone goes to bed thinking about why she does not rock a twist out. @ Jodi, how does she not take care of her hair??Did she tell you she… Read more »
Patrice H
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Keep doing you. You look beautiful.

empress
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well rocking the fro is the original and truest form of natural, even if you lock it up, twist it, or press it…that’s the way it started!

Alyssa
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I totally agree with you on that. Plus, the way she wears her fro is so unique and so HER, it’s not typical which is probably why she rocks it. Frankly, I admire her uniqueness for doing as such and not bending to another’s “standard of natural.” I’m really sorry that others have ruined her view right now of being a natural hair icon, because I LOVE when she talks about her hair journey and I love the fact that she’s unapologetic for looking so fierce.

lexdiamonz
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well she should expect some flack for constantly hawking carol’s daughter “multicultural” (eyeroll) hair line… i myself was wondering how her afro went from 2 inches to 15 inches in 1 day.… i assumed she was wearing a wig … who cares if she wants to wear her hair in a furball??? LOL… her addressing it is ridiculous…

X
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Hey there: So, you obviously DO care, b/c you’re characterizing her hair in such a pejorative way (you’re not exactly agnostic about it). I think her comment was prolly addressed to people like yourself– what do you think?

lexdiamonz
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As i SAID it truly is NOT that serious AND furball is not a derogatory term LOL… AGAIN … it is HAIR !!!! the NAUTRAL coterie are so quick to jump on people who don’t fall in line with their sociometry I feel people are allowed to speak their opinion on the hypocrisy they are subjected to.… NOW that natural haircare is BIG BUSINESS EVERYBODY wants “in” (eye-roll) (again) the ISSUE at hand is if she was TRULY PRESSED about people addressing her hair.. DON’T be a natural hair product spokesperson.… that is what I think… I SHOW her I… Read more »
Shanda
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@ Jodi–Who says she doesn’t take care of her hair? Because her curls aren’t defined??

Love Solange’s hair. I totally agree with her stance against the Natural Hair Nazi’s, as I call them. They natural asses a need to have several seats!

Mo'ca
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Wow…I think it’s very ironic that “naturals” would have a problem with how someone’s hair naturally is.…just so everyone’s clear, TWIST OUTS DON’T DEFINE EVERYONE’S CURL PATTERN! IT CHANGES IT to a more “attractive” curl pattern for some (myself, for instance) which is the opposite of the whole concept of going natural. For people to say what they did was just…sad. We still haven’t shaken the prejudices we were fed smfro

Toya O
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well said

Nikki
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I don’t see how wearing your hair in the untwisted state is somehow against the idea of going natural! White women rock the natural hair that grows out of their scalp, many straighten, they braid it, they wet it for waves, the pin it up. Why is “going natural” some how defined as no chemicals and no hair manipulation. This seems ridiculous and like a bar set by folks that want to say they are more “natural than thou.” Does this mean that braiding your hair in cornrows means your are not as natural because your hair doesn’t grow out… Read more »
df
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I think the issue for some is that many naturals don’t see undefined hair as a viable style.…undefined hair still automatically equals unruly, undone hair for probably ALOT of people that are natural. Our hair is so versatile and well, if you only think your hair is only presentable or done when it looks “defined” then a person is missing out on all they can do for their hair.…it’s everyone’s head of hair but we don’t live in a vacuum and we can’t say there isn’t a reason why “defined” and/or “curly” hair is seen as more attractive and presentable.… Read more »
anastasia
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Pleasure to read your well put comment! =)

Bellakinks
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Folks saying she “needs” to wear a twistout make me think of when folks tell other people they “need” a relaxer. People don’t “need” to do anything when it comes to their own personal style. I almost feel that even though many have finally moved past the “need” for straight hair at all times, they just jumped right back into another box that continues to tell them their hair must look a certain way to be acceptable to the masses.

Neesha.Chérie
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+1

Lu
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Exactly.

anastasia
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Y’all know it =)…it’s sad and it sucks.

Saw a popular blogger today on The MHP show on MSNBC and I must admit, I was a little peeved she of all ‘natural hair’ bloggers was selected for the panel…que sera…Soooo, if one must do ‘root’ touch-ups for textures to “match” by applying “X” product, is that too now considered natural? If so, now I finally understand the magical thinking behind Mr. A. Walker’s “relaxed but natural” comment to describe a texturizer which he deemed a necessity for type 4 hair.
Good lawd…the continued ignorance is astounding.…but so is the growing awareness =)

Janice
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It’s her hair — everybody else BACK OFF! She can do what she wants because she’s grown. Okay?

Ms.Vicky
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I get she was frustrated about something else so it accounts for her tone. I’m glad she spoke her mind but isn’t she a spokesperson or model for Carol’s Daughter? Maybe that’s why some women look to her as VP of #teamnatural because she is the face of a national brand and a go-to model in the “natural hair” section of Hype Hair mag. I think the people that don’t like her hair just don’t like her style in general and it just iggs them that the media chose her to supposedly represent “us”. Be easy. This isn’t a case… Read more »
Rachel B
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I find it stupid that she has people telling her how to wear her HAIR. She is a grown women let her decide on what to do with it and how she wants it cut or defined. POINT BLANK: Leave the lady alone…

Monique A. Williams
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I hear her! This is what happened when I grew my hair out. Everyone and their mama told me I needed a twist out. Even now, if I just wear it wild, they say I shoulda twisted it and it would look better. But I love a wild, untamed mane. Uncombed and near dreading, lol. It makes me happy, so I say GO SOLANGE! Eff the natural hair police!
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Auset
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Your hair is gorgeous!

anastasia
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=) Lovely!!

arlette
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i wish my hair was as thick as urs.

DJ
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333 LOVE 333

Monique A. Williams
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Thanks everyone! 🙂

Leila Flamenca
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You go, girl! A girl after my own heart! 🙂 A free spirit. LOve your hair and spirit. You are beautiful.

Alisha
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Your hair is beautiful. And so are you!

Lishone
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Hair is overrated. The hair police really need to get their lives together. I love her hair. As one who wears Afros out and I love those and one who doesn’t sleep with a satin scarf either, I think nothing is wrong with the way her hair looks. I love the way her hair looks and I love her confidence. Go ahead Solange, do you!

jaedabarbie
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IT is great to see someone who loves their natural texture. I love my texture and I never wear twists or braidouts, to each its own,

Brooklyncoily
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Natural Hair Police are everywhere — they need to stay outta people’s hair! There’s no ‘right’ ‘wrong’ way — and YT is one of the biggest repository of natural hair cults… *just sayin*… How many ways can you do a twist out?! I agree with her … 100%… but then again, does it even matter? Nope — not one bit.

Dawnn
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It’s her hair let her wear it the way she wants to wear it. A person’s hair is their individual choice what they like.

natsukosam
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Some people just don’t know how to quit being bossy and in everybody else’s business. It’s her hair. Whether someone else likes it or not, Solange can wear whatever style she wants to, whether it looks defined or not. As long as she’s not putting her life (like suicide/drugs) and others (like her child/family/strangers)in danger, then there is no reason to police her hair routine and styles. That goes for anyone in or outside of the public spotlight. No more hair police! We have enough people policing everything else in our lives without having to include our hair into the… Read more »
EbonyLolita
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I truly appreciate the fact that she said this.… OUT LOUD!!! Folks always wanna tell you how to wear YOUR hair. Naturals and Relaxed folks. Leave mi rahtid hair alone!! EVERYONE is allowed to do what they want with their hair including a variety of styles or NO style at all!!

Cacey
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i think it’s totally petty, and such a shame. her hair’s beautiful. they’re just jealous because they want her hair and hate that they feel the need to wear twistouts to make their hair be what they deem presentable.

Neesha.Chérie
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I love Solange’s hair and her style and I think she needs to keep on doing what she’s doing because she seems to be shining brighter and brighter every day!! People need to get off of her back. LOL @ not sleeping with a satin cap. Better she than me because when I don’t sleep in mine, my hair gets mad at me, lolololol. But seriously, these quotes from the tumbler article sums up our problem in the natural hair community quite nicely: “I’m just going to say it straight. I believe there is a bias in the natural hair… Read more »
Camille
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Go on wicha bad self Solo! I was in a salon and someone said it true: “‘Curly’ is the new straight”.

I think there is gonna have to be yet ANOTHER natural movement that is focused on embracing KINKY hair. Until that time, it seems like we kinky haired folk are gonna have to keep on marchin ’til we black folks all get that organ BELOW our hairlines right!

blakgirl
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you are dayumed if you do and dayumed if you don’t with the Natural Hair Police, b/c ones at other extreme think curl definition is a bad term. go figure!

Chan
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LoL..smh? I think it’s pretty ridiculous that she has been followed for her hair choice anyway? She goes natural and everyone makes her a natural hair icon, when the girl was just probably expressing herself apart from trying to be “natural”. How a person chose to wear their natural hair should be no reflection on the next naturally textured girl. And I do agree that “blacks” seem to have a texture and definition issue when it comes to natural hair. If it’s not defined you obviously didn’t do that on purpose, . tsk tsk

Curly Queen
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It’s really sad that some folks just can’t let people be. Why we have to peck each other to death like chickens in a cage. Let Solange do her! It’s supposed to me a natural hair community that is open and willing to share information, not one that is judging people by their hair types and how they choose to wear their hair.

setu
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intlgrrl
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I love the Solange wears her hair, and I wouldn’t think that other naturals would have a problem with it. I think she takes care of it, and I would also think an afro is the best low manipulation style as well. I’m very surprised at the comments and behavior of some naturals… makes me wonder why they went natural in the first place.

Freeurmind
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Hair is political as history shows it has always been used to identify your class,socio-ecomic status,tribe,clan etc.… That is why hair matters because it goes hand in hand with your identity.

If we go back in history when the first thing slave owners did was to cut off the slaves hair to strip them from their identity and there has been a struggle EVER since.

The only solution is freeing our minds from incorrect views.The natural hair movement is in its infancy so maybe in 10 years timer things will be different.

maralondon
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I wonder what people would comment if they saw my hair in it’s more than natural state. It is ridiculous that you’re expected to wear your natural hair in a more defined texture for gods sake. I admire Solange for her ‘messy’ afro, i love it. Makes a change from the twists, braid or bantu knot outs. makes me wonder if many of us our really that accepting of ourselves.

maralondon
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Another thing. I don’t think that the hair typing system helps us either, i mean who else types their hair, Asians, Europeans?

lulu
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Can’t stand haters…I like what she said about hair not being so important to you. And shes right.

B
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What happened to all the comments from yesterday before 5:22pm?????

Auset
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If you scroll all the way down below these comments, there is a link titled “older comments”. Click on that.

Quonna
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I love her look and I think everyone is different and should do what feels comfortable for them. I am proud of my hair and I am teaching my daughter to feel the same.

Ashley
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Solange is the face of Carol’s daughter, her hair should look done. Even if she does prefer the wild untamed look (as I do myself), it should still look chaotically tamed (if that makes any sense). I do not think anyone should tell you to or not to wear a twistout, but the whole I just shook my head and left look is not okay if you are the face of a natural hair care line. I am not saying the woman needs a defined curl pattern, her hair may not curl, but she can at least look like she… Read more »
ChiCityKitty
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Ashley I have to agree with you. This morning as I was standing in the grocery store line. I grabbed the latest Essence maagzine issue and there Solange is in the first few pages in an advertisement for Carol’s daughter. As far as how she chooses to wear her hair — go on with your bad self! It looks cute but for high profile events such as the Vogue CFDA Awards, I would think that she would bring her “A” game. The dress — check, the make up — not a fan of the pale lip, but check, the hair… Read more »
df
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What she thinks is bringing her “A” game with her hair is…not the same as what you or others think. WTF is she supposed to do? I commend her for sporting what she believes to be beautiful but it shouldn’t even be an issue, it only is because what she deems beautiful and done on her, alot of people don’t. Same thing with her makeup.

df
Guest

I do agree she needs to get used to people talking about her hair (and herself talking about it) and paying attention to it. At the same time, it’s obvious her hair style preferences is exposing how people aren’t TRULY comfortable with natural hair IMO…its always been there and it’s not surprising. It’s all part of the journey anyways. I personally hope to be sporting my hair all sorts of unique ways 20 years from now whether or not it’s accepted by people.

Jaime
Guest

the CFDA event is more about being cutting edge and less about being cookie cutter, so perhaps your neater (?) “A game” style would just be considered blah? Not sure, but just wanted to add that possibility to the discussion b/c I’m not sure that you were invited or attended the event.

Cheers,

J

lexdiamonz
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EXACTLY my point I really don’t think it is that “deep” she is not doing anything progressive (she got called out OBVIOUSLY by some Carols’ daughter buyers) and NOW she wants to respond… why EVEN address it??? (kanye shrug) .…I stand by my rationale that 90% of the people that are in an uproar because they have spent all that money on thatCarol’s daughter she promoting and STILL have to do a “twist-out” best believe if I give you $100.00 for a “kit” that sh*t better lay down on it’s own LOL… SHE can wear her hair BACKWARDS for all… Read more »
AGrlCanMac
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But maybe that’s why Solange was chosen to show you can use Carol’s Daughter’s products and your hair doesn’t have to look “defined” if you don’t want it to be. Maybe they wanted to add another dimension to their advertising and appeal to the naturals that rock a fro how it is. They knew what they were getting into when they selected Solange and they know how much she switches up her styles and how she prefers to wear her hair. If they didn’t like it, they wouldn’t have selected her. That’s like a hair care line selecting Kesha to… Read more »
Natalee
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I don’t think is solely about a twist out, texture, or natural “nazis”; she said she just doesn’t want to talk about hair. I’m sure many naturals are excited and curious about her hair because she’s a spokesperson for Carol’s Daughter and one of the only natural celebs that rocks their hair, as is. People criticize EVERYTHING about people and let’s not pretend hair is any different, but considering that she is involved with Carol’s Daughter-a hair brand, she should probably expect some questions/comments/etc; but she doesn’t have to address it. As far as how she should wear her hair,… Read more »
Shanshilly
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What’s funny to me is as a spokesperson for a hairline she really DOES have to talk about it. LOL. How she wears her hair sadly will be a topic because of CD. Truth stll is that the natural hair police should leave her be!

AGrlCanMac
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I think she doesn’t want to talk about HER hair anymore because a lot of people don’t have anything nice to say. yea we shouldn’t let people get to us but, we’re human, that ish hurts sometimes. No one wants to be scrutinized for everything that they do and how they choose to look and live their lives. Just because she’s a celebrity and that comes with the territory doesn’t mean she’s not immune to hurtful things being said about her and her hair 24/7. But I understand what you are saying too. Obviously when the contract is up, none… Read more »
Mary
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This is exactly what I was thinking. People are for sure out of line with their comments though. I’m glad she set everyone straight. A lot of naturals assume these natural celebrities feel the way they do about their hair but for most of them it just aint that deep. They aren’t doing interviews on hair sites and being spokespeople because they want to spread the gospel of natural hair. lol They do it because the fact that their hair is natural is also a great way to make more money/get more fans.

Shanshilly
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Everyone wants to define ‘natural’ and what it truly means. I started transitioning about a year ago. I am not big on short hair ON ME and Hubby does not care for it either. So I decided to transition by roller set or blow drying and flat ironing. So now I hear slack from naturals for that. No heat no comb twist it out! Here’s the thing: maybe we are thinking this the wrong way. For me the healthiest my hair has ever ben was when my grand mother washed it (no pre poo twist out or the like) and… Read more »
G. Les
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However Solange wears her hair, it doesn’t change one fact — she is very Sexy! Most Holla about her sister Beyonce, but I say Solange!

evadiva
Guest

Its her hair she can do what ever she wants to do with it.

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Stevie
Guest

The thing I love most about her hair is what seems to be the biggest problem here, the fact that it does not look styled. It still looks great to me. Yikes @ some of these comments and the others from that other blog site.

chouxchoux
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solange can do whatever the hell she wants with HER HAIR. all these extra folks can have SEVERAL SEATS. mind your own hair and stay out of hers.

Naturalgyrl
Guest

Omg, now we have complaints in the natural hair community. I swear we can’t win from losing and the thing is, we are doing it to ourselves. WTF is wrong with y’all.

MAHA
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I agree with solange buuuut.… I don’t know why she doesnt want to talk about hair anymore… Seriously and honestly, her natural hair change relaunched her career, it made her more relevant to a contemporary phenomenon of so many women going natural, and isn’t she a hair model for carols daughter? The thing is she is a person in the public eye, and a lot of what she does in the public eye is walk around and look pretty/strange, so, that’s what people talk about when it comes to solange especially, they talk about her look, what else are they… Read more »
Chels
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I thinK its so disdainful that someone would tear down Solange about her hair. She’s done a whole lot with helpiyng he narural hair community be accepted. We, as black peple need to really STOP tearing one another down. It’s disgusting how we treat one another at times. We need to support one another! C’mon!!!

Vanisha
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Shes like me, I love my hair wild and uncombed usually.. because i dont have the time or patient for all of that extra bs lol. im comfortable with it and my guy loves it :]
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Monique A. Williams
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Cute!!

anastasia
Guest

Indeed! Can feel the warmth=)

Alisha
Guest

Awww, love this picture! You’re so cute. Love your spirit.

maegan
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I’ve loved Solange’s hair since she emerged back into the spotlight: from her short hair to her braided extensions, she’s served as a real hair icon to me, and my sisters. The problem isn’t her hair; it’s us. Through the years of being told that “nappy” is not beautiful and it’s unkempt, some people look at her hair and assign those same labels. When I first started wearing my hair out naturally (after wearing protective braids for a year) I never felt comfortable unless my hair was perfectly defined and curly. Why? Because society told me that unless it looked… Read more »
Keisha
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As a woman we have many choices and we should respect that no matter if they are a celebrity or your next door neighbor! We can be natural or relaxed or be a braided beauty based on what we want and how we want for ourselves…If someone chooses to do so for them, then why should there be a negative, rude insignificant because Solange is doing something for herself!!! Embrace each other and move forward to positive issues and uplift each other*
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MoniJ
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This is why other races don’t respect us, we don’t even respect ourselves. SMH

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Lexi
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I LOVE Solange’s freedom! She has natural hair, but it’s no biggie to her. The whole “I am not my hair” line needs to be rethought before people be belting it out. It is JUST hair. People need to chill.

BJ
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It seems like everyone else cares more about her hair than she does. A lot of people needlessly put others on a pedestal when they are people just like us. We have to stop looking at these celebrities as icons and find the true beauty in ourselves. Not every natural goes natural for the same reasons. Some people are just bored with their hair. Its time people stop worrying about what everyone else is doing and just be themselves.

theminniemaven
Guest

I absolutely love her response! BGLH just had a long post about us being so focused on getting defines curls…I’m so happy we are taking this natural hair movement back–before it lets mainstream take it to another level!

Coco_Godiva
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I don’t understand what the flack is all about! I’m just happy that a public figure like her is daring to go against popular culture and giving young black girls who fear being natural someone to look to for the courage to be proud of their locks. The more “unruly”, the better IMO. Why must we black women always find a way to tear each other down with nonsense when someone is trying to do some good? It’s just ridiculous. Good for Solange for standing up for herself and women like me that are not so obsessed with ringlets and… Read more »
Shawna
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+1

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nellboogie
Guest

Can I just say Amen SOLO!!!! I hate taking a ton of time to do twist outs, most days I just co-wash and go…I detangle when I shampoo gently and keep it pushing…I like the way my hair does its own thing…most days I want my attitude and energy to emulate my hair…

Hermione
Guest

One more time people — ITS JUST HAIR!!! Unless you’re bald, everybody’s got some. Love you and do you!!! Peace

desib
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I am one to “define every coil” as the article says. I wear WnGs exclusively, but still yet I LOVE Solange’s hair and the way she represents. Her hair is HER and fits her style and look. We need to get out of this thinking that all of our hair is supposed to look-alike… I think still is part of the weave & relaxed hair frame of thinking. When relaxers and weaves was the status quo we could essentially have hair that looked just like the next sister. Now that we are wearing our natural we MUST understand that our… Read more »
Tonya Juanise
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It’s sad to say but it seems as though natural hair will never be fully accepted by some. If Solange wants to rock her hair out without twisting it, let her do it! I cant stand when people feel the need to tell you what to do with YOUR OWN HAIR, especially if that person didnt even ask for your opinion or suggestion. I love Solange because she does HER and isnt concerned with what others think of her. She always gets backlash just for being her. Some women who are natural are so obsessed with length or the perfect… Read more »
bee
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+1
btw check out my new video post on dry detangling: http://www.acurlcandream.blogspot.com/2012/06/videos-dry-detangling.html
very detailed and informative 🙂

reallady
Guest

Focus on your own hair…we may think how others may benefit from some
other styling process; but it is not nice to post a comment about some
one else hair if they are not asking for your input on how their hair
looks in a particular style. To be natural is a choice that we make
and can live without negative comments from other “so called naturals”.
Do You!

Brianne
Guest

Yep I think Nikki said it best on msnbc yesterday. There shouldn’t be any judgement it’s about versatility! Well said by the natural hair guru!

Tiffany
Guest

I am a HUGE Solange Knowles Fan, she is absolutely beautiful. I struggle with my natural hair to be kept in twist outs or styles. Somehow it always seems to finds its way back to an ‘undefined’ and ‘unkempt’ state of being, so I’ve given in and let it do what it do. And like Solange over the years I have received slack for it but who cares? Its my hair, my curls and my lack of definition… Who defines beauty anyway? Big Up to Solange I love her look! #RAWandStillFLY!!!

Stace
Guest

Hmmmm, I thought her look was pretty. Tried to recreate the look with the yellow dress this weekend, but ended up looking a mess (I think my hair is too long and didnt have the Solo swag to pull it off).

Why are people so hateful at times… ssshish…

Kelly
Guest

I also do not have time nor desire to twist braid coil stretch fluff scrunch bun pin-up pin-down my hair every day and night. I personally dont have time or desire to use 3 products at night and 4 in the morning. I enjoy My Natural. Love my hair big and crazy, with whatever ringlets have formed from spritzing and daily leave-in conditioner.

mel
Guest

i’m w/ her, wear your damn hair anyway you want to and everyone else can STFU and get a life! Jeez black women!!!

SallyN
Guest

I TOTALLY AGREE with Solange on this issue I’m also one of those people who could give a rat’s *** about having the perfect twistout, I twist my hair to battle shrinkage not to define curls. I have 4b/4c hair and I love to wear my hair in a fro or a fro hawk, extra defined curls are not needed to make natural hair look pretty.

Marcia
Guest

OMG!
LEAVE THE GIRL ALONE!!!

Karen
Guest
Okay, I went natural October 2011 (Big Chop). I do wash and gos and keep it moving. My reason for going natural was to STOP spending so much time on my hair. All the twist outs, and defining curls is just as time consuming as sitting in the Beauty Salon all day long to get a relaxer! NO THANK YOU! AND you have to do it yourself as opposed to paying for service! So all you “natural” girls out there who spend all that time trying to keep your hair from being in its “natural” state by twisting and pulling… Read more »
Sapphic Seduction
Guest

You are being no better than the women who gave Solange a hard time. How is it not “truly natural” to plait braid afro hair? In Africa way back when, to wear an afro meant you were crazy or grieving. I think Solonge looks beautiful but I also admire the many women who take the time to mould their hair into braids, twists etc. There’s no need to trash the efforts of so many women just to make a point. We are all better than that…

J
Guest

right on pointe sapphic seduction! stop the hate my black women!

Vonnie
Guest

Hey Karen! You’re my BC sister! Did it same month!

And I don’t think she is encouraging hate for those who choose to “define”. She is just stating she chooses to spend her time doing otherwise and for the naturals WHO ARE RAGGING SOLANGE to fall back and take it easy!

Leila Flamenca
Guest
Good for you, Solange! Good for you for sticking up for yourself and exposing the mealy-mouthed, petty, shallow and pathetic minds of the so-called natural Hair police, hiding behind what they think is “consciousness, but are like hens pecking at something that looks a little different, or does something a little different in their so tiny little universe . Who are they? From what I see, they are very insidious and poisonous, catty and jealous- rather like a gang of girls in a school play ground, who feel better within themselves , when they pick on someone. Too much time… Read more »
Fro girl
Guest

Good for her! I hate twistouts — I haven’t done one in 15 years. They are a pain in the a**, and they make my arms hurt. I wash n go nearly every day, or wear a big fro, or throw it in a quick protective style and forget about it. I have no time for ringlets that can’t be formed in the shower!!! Give me a frizzy fro any day!!!

Chicky
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For me it’s not “just hair” I consider my hair to be my crowning glory and I take very special care of it. However I love Solange and I like her response because it’s HER hair. If she is satisfied with how her hair looks and the care she’s giving her hair who am I to be dissatisfied with that? There are so many women walking around with so much hate for their hair it doesn’t make sense. I think the simple fact that she likes her hair and doesn’t try to do what other’s suggest speak volumes. I don’t… Read more »
chilisa
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What is the problem with these hair nazies? They feel that if you don’t do like me when it comes to hair. Then you are not true to natural hair. If Soloage want to wear her hair matted to her head that’s her business. I get tired of reading others replying to a pic in such a negative way. We as women can wear, treat, comb our hair any way we pleased. The hair nazis need to get a life because this is ridiculous.

Ashley J
Guest

I agree with her 100%!!!! I went natural in January 2011 and trying to keep it twisted and all that other stuff takes me more time than when I had a perm! Little to no maintenance was the reason why I decided to go natural in the first place. lol. When I wash-n-go, I feel so much better about my hair.

wendy
Guest

But y did she willing add herself to carols daughters natural hair rep. I’ve always wondered with all the money and resources why isn’t her hair growin, but now I know why.

Camille
Guest
When she says she doesn’t want to talk about hair anymore, I think she doesn’t want to talk about with people like YOU — she is not like selling Mary Kay or door to door with Avon. I am sure she is fine to have a hair company endorsement and collect her check to be the face of a brand, talking to crackpots and the twitterati is not part of what she’s being paid for. So, ya know, give it a rest. As for her hair growth, she’s said in interviews that she wasn’t on a length journey until now.… Read more »
wendy
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Hey don’t get my comment wrong. She can do whatever she wants to her hair. Its her hair. But I don’t follow her much and I never knew if she was or wasn’t into natural hair/care. So when I saw that she signed up with carols daughter it made me think that she cared, and gave her hair lots of attetion like MOST people who r newly natural. She can keep it at whatever length or do whatever, but my problem is don’t sign up to be part of something you don’t even care about. The whole thing just seemed… Read more »
Camille
Guest

Her sister endorses L’Oreal, but I doubt she *really* cares about out of the box drug store hair color (considering she wears wigs and someone else does her hair). Rihanna endorses VitaCoco, does that mean she is PASSIONATE about coconuts or water or whatever? I doubt it. These people are entertainers trying to pay the bills. The Carol’s Daughter thing is not like being a spokesperson for PETA or promoting the March of Dimes or stumping for Obama in a swing state. It’s just business, it’s a job, she’s got bills.

God save us all!

NancyM
Guest

Right on, Camille!

rubybutterfly
Guest
I get what you’re saying Camille, but let’s not intertwine someone having a “passion” for something with someone being simply “interested” in it. Does she have to be all about hair all the time? Of course not, but Beyonce has spoken of her favorite L’Oreal products that she uses on numerous occasions. And yes, we all know that part of her doing so is for promotion of the product, but it’s still a far cry from “Don’t talk to me about no damn hair-dye”. She has every right to be upset about people obsessing over how she chooses to wear… Read more »
Ann Noire
Guest
Solange is just sensitive. She had a fit when Bow Wow was talking about her hair, when she cut it. She later got on Oprah with Chris Rock talking about the hoopla around her hair. If she’s going to endorse a “natural hair products” line, then expect the GOOD and BAD to come with the territory. That’s part of being a celebrity. You can’t blame “naturals” for a diversity in opinions. Celebrities get hated on all the time. If she focused on the positive, I see more positive reviews of her style and hair. Why focus on the negative, unless… Read more »
Lisa
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I agree. This reminds me of the Lela James interview on Curly Nikki. She made similar statements about not being interested in discussing hair. Then why do an interview on a natural hair site? I understand that celebrities endorse products to make money but be prepared to deal with what comes with it. No, people shouldn’t nag her about her style choices but you ARE endorsing products that sell smooth, shiny, curl enhancing, etc. There are people that want to see those things on her. I bet she’s not complaining about all of the positive feedback that natural hair has… Read more »
wendy
Guest

THANK YOU!

hyspin
Guest
I think she has every right to voice her opinion on her hair as anyone else. I don’t think she being sensitive at all. I think standing up for herself. People are going to say good and bad about everything but your have just as much rights to agree or disagree with their statement as they have to saying, only fair. It almost like people assume you take criticism without voicing own point of view or criticism back sound lopped sided to me. Remember you have everyone right as to voice your opinion as someone has to voice their disagreement… Read more »
hyspin
Guest

correct at the I meant to say “every right” NOT “everyone” lol

deandra
Guest

natural hair nazis stfu . end of a true story

wendy
Guest

No ones a hair nazi. She can do whatever she wants to do. But don’t sign up to be an image or something u don’t care about.

tandieb
Guest

I totally agree with Solange. I’ve been natural forever and I often get tired of people trying to start up natural hair focus groups on the train, the office, the grocery store, in church, etc. Sometimes it’s just too much and I honestly don’t feel like being the go-to person for hair all the time. On the flipside, when my hair is looking a little rough, everyone has advice on how to “fix” it. As if I never had a good hair day in my life. I’m glad Solange sounded off…sometimes the natural VPs need a vacay!

Pookeylou
Guest

Its truly ironic that “naturals” would be offended that she wore her hair naturally undefined. Just goes to show you can’t make everyone happy all the time. So you should only worry about making yourself happy when it comes to your natural hair. Get that right and you don’t need anyone’s approval.

Brooklynnboggie
Guest

I wholeheartedly agree with you Pookey. Honestly, while we are making confessions I don’t get the “hair journey” idea either — its just hair, its not going to change the world or stop hunger. And I would hope I’d be just as happy without it as I as am with it. Wear it how you like.

4BBabe
Guest

You hit the nail on its head. We are not curing hunger or promoting world peace. It’s just hair.

Instead of obsessing about length or undefined curls maybe we should channel that energy into something postive. Let’s do some community service instead of tearing one another down.

WARMOUR
Guest

dear people!!!!!!! » who cares LOL , i never style my hair ». and its grwon since ive left it alone and stop putting 501 products just for my hair to look like a Jheri curl LOL

wendy
Guest

No one cares how she styles or doesn’t style her hair. Its what she said about not knowing the lingo or sleeping with the satin scarf or pillow that got me wondering if she evens cares about natural hair. So if she doesn’t why did she sign up to be an image for carols daughter.

Jamilla
Guest
OMGGG wendy STHU it’s an endorsement! she wants money just like anyone else does. majority of the times i dont care about my hair.I dont know all of the lingo or dont sleep with a satin scarf or pillow and why? because it’s not that deep. right now my hair is natural, undefined, matted & growing, but to be honest, if carol’s daughter came up to me with a check & free products you’re damn right i would sign my name! it’s just business, get over it and move on. she’s not a natural hair role model, she’s just expressing… Read more »
bayoucreole
Guest

Well said.

AGrlCanMac
Guest
Do half the people that use Carol’s Daughter products know all the natural hair lingo? Is it really even that important for them TO know all the lingo? Most people just need to know that a product works for them plain and simple. And not every natural sleeps with a satin sleep cap on. Hell, sometimes I don’t. Doesn’t make me any less than. People put too much weight into celebrities. Worry about your own head is what I say. And we all know how advertising works. It’s no different than a model wearing clothes for a shoot that she… Read more »
Ronnie
Guest
I understand her anger. However, I think it would have been better for her to not even comment on the negative views of her hair. She will drive herself up a wall if she comments on every derogatory thing someone says about her hair and so will the rest of us. Some people like that who make such mean-spirited remarks probably LOVE that she even took the time to read the comment and make such passionate remarks about it. They may even be laughing their heads off at her Twitter rant. Again, I understand her comments but some of the… Read more »
AGrlCanMac
Guest
I think that’s why she had the rant though. YOu think this is the first time, she’s read of people criticising her and her hair? That stuff can get to you no matter how much you ignore it. It’s the like the fly that keeps buzzing around you. Eventually you are gonna get fed up and try to smack the fly dead to end the buzzing. I would get fed up too with people thinking they knew me (just because they’ve seen my interview with Oprah or follow me on Twitter, etc.) and my motives and telling me what I… Read more »
Ronnie
Guest
I agree, with you AGrlCanMac, I can tell by Solange’s response that the comments she read were the straws that broke the camel’s back. And people are human and can get fed up, as you stated. But Solange addressing them is not going to make them stop. They’re gonna keep it going. You can’t appeal to cruel, unintelligent people with morals and data. I DO know what I speak because I’ve been there. Evil don’t die. I have learned that I don’t feel better going word for word with small-minded people who are mean. No matter how fair, rational, or… Read more »
Durelene
Guest

I commend Solange for putting her foot down! People need to stop being concerned about other people, what they do and worry about themselves. A lot of women who decide to go natural do just to do it. They don’t get involved in the natural world nor do they follow any rules ON HOW TO PROPERLY care for their hair and that’s perfectly fine..ITS THEIR HAIR!!

BraunSugar
Guest

People are always gonna have something to say no matter what you do. Folks will criticize those who always have defined hair, and folks will criticize those who don’t define their hair. There will be people who are accused of doing too much and those who are accused of not doing enough. You can’t please everybody in life, so don’t even worry about what people think about what you do. Find what you like that works for you and do that.

Lisa
Guest
It’s sad some of the comments on here are disrespectful to each other not to mention the assumption that all the negative comments are from black women only, smdh. As far as this article I saw it coming. Salonge is desperated to stay in the media’s eye. She found fame in wearing her hair natural. She was all on Oprah acting like she did it for meaningful reasons: self love and the like. Signing up to endorse natural hair products etc and to be a natural hair role model, mag covers, and now that some people (of all races) aren’t… Read more »
AGrlCanMac
Guest
Heck yeah the money does. She’s got bills to pay like everyone else. People act like she sold her soul or something sheesh. Half the blogger that get paid to review products don’t ever buy those products or ever use them again. May as well sound off on them too. It’s funny that people think they know this girl. Models model things all the time they don’t wear in real life. I work for a company that I don’t buy any of the things they make. She was already famous before she went natural. She became more known after she… Read more »
Patricia Kayden
Guest

So because Solange reps Carol’s Daughter, she should style her hair differently? If I were Solange, I would stop representing Carol’s Daughter then.

The girl has to be stressed out just because her hairstyle doesn’t meet some armchair critics’ standards. Black people are enough. LOL!

Ayana
Guest

It’s HER hair!!!!!!! She can do with it whatever she wants. DO YOU!

Tammy
Guest
Let’s be real, the girl got mad bc she saw a few mean comments on curlynikki.com. Um her response was childish and/or publicity seeking. Curlynikki is a huge website with millions upon millions of views per month and you give an interview and you think not one of those women is gonna type some ignorant ish. I don’t care what she does with her hair or with carols daughter but if you want to be famous than you accept the good and bad. She’s like a spoiled Lil brat that’s mad about her big sisters success. At the same time… Read more »
Victoria
Guest

Your whole post sounds silly

Angel
Guest

It is absolutely absurd that even being natural has to be MAN MADE! WTF. Critiques will never be comfortable with themselves or ALLOW OTHERS TO BE THEMSELVES. All of those negative mean spirited CRITICS enjoy your miserable lives. And you all know I want to curse them the F)*#*)$ OUT!

Likewaterforchocolate
Guest
Likewaterforchocolate
Criticized for rocking “undefined” looks? What is that? It’s natural hair. It’s free to do what it wants. If naturals felt that their hair should always be “defined”, we would still be perming our hair. Twistouts personally don’t work on my fine hair, but I love them on the head of some other naturals. My hair does what it can, not what it can’t. There are people who want to pretend to be inside of the mimds of others and decide that their reasons for being natural are unauthentic. Oh, “she’s looking for endsorsements”, or “oh, she’s looking to be… Read more »
AGrlCanMac
Guest

Agreed!

nattyhead(Sherell)
Guest

I think a person should be able to wear their hair anyway they want to if they are comfortable. In this day and age when we have long fought the battle of trying to conform to the norms of society in terms of how to wear our hair and just about everything else to make us acceptable to ideals, I say to hell with all of that. We should rock our hair(style) however we want to. Love you Solange.

locedup
Guest

Whoa! Each one of us is unique. No two people have the same fingerprints, not even twins. That’s just how wonderful we are. Let everyone enjoy their style, whatever it is. I commend anyone who rocks their hair in it’s natural God given form. If you prefer something else then flow. But I must admit I’m loving Solange’s flow.

nafja
Guest

Lol the fact that ppl will pick on a person over anything is hilarious…if she wore 39inch weave they’d be bashing…stfu..its hair. I wish somebod would criticize me for NOT defining my curls. Ppl need to start worrying about their own hair…they taking this natural hair movement too emotionally serious. I like twist outs but hate to do them…I’ve got other things to do than be obssessed with my hair and products…smh tell solo…lol

QueenEyeCee
Guest

I commend Solange for being self assured & bold enough to express herself as she sees fit with =out conforming to others ideology of what is or isn’t acceptable. What I or anyone else eats does not make Solange s*@t!!!

J
Guest

I commend Solange for daring to be so unique and not letting the prejudices of others define who she is and what she wants to do with her hair! Shoot! It’s just hair! I personally would not wear my hair like that simply cuz I HATE the task of detangling that would become inevitable if i left my hair out in a fro like that! But at the same time, I think Solange is beautiful and her locks are equally as gorgeous…nobody has the right to tell her how she should rock them!

DB
Guest

I love Solange’s hair I love that she wears it in various different ways, I love that she tends to represent a “natural look” even when she chooses to wear a weave and I think the “police” need to stop with the divide and allow things to mature naturally no pun intended.

That’s the only way hate for our hair texture (whatever variety one may have) will die as well as the notion that if someone doesn’t roll out of the bed and go, they hate their hair that’s goofy. Variety is a beautiful thing.

rubybutterfly
Guest
While I totally understand the spirit in which she said everything, I’m not completely on board with the whole “it’s just hair” thing (that’s just my opinion). I kinda find it a little odd also, that as much advertising and promotion she does for Carol’s Daughter, she doesn’t care about hair. Don’t get me wrong, I think that her confidence and ability to not be swayed by the opinions of others on how she looks is amazing!! And I also like the comment theminniemaven made about taking back the natural hair movement before mainstream takes it to a whole new… Read more »
Kinky Curly Marie
Guest
I hear you; made some good points—but Solange is right and represents many Natural Women who feel the same way. It is ‘Just Hair’ Too much hype caused by the Natural Haircare Industry and community. (also social network media hype) It’s also hyppocritical for Naturals to go on criticizing women with relaxed hair (about not embracing natural hair) when many are afraid to embrace their own Natural Hair the way it grows Out of their scalp (self-conscious). There are many Naturals who wouldn’t be caught dead rocking their hair without Altering it’s appearance by loading on tons of Products +… Read more »
Kinky Curly Marie
Guest

Hate Typos: ’ hypocritical’

Kinky Curly Marie
Guest

Hate Typos: ’ hypocritical’

LaWana
Guest

I love that Solange is confident enough to rock her natural hair the way she wants to rock and does not conform to the defining your curls is the only way to be natural bs. She is a beautiful and unique woman and I am so happy she spoke out against the natural hair police. Solange, do you girl! It fits you and is so lovely.

RedLady80
Guest
Just when I start to like her she always messes it up (and for the record I’m well aware she doesn’t need me to). She tries very hard to shuck off any labels placed on her while seemingly embracing the mold of those labels, and enjoying the benefits thereof until something sets her off and she has a bitch fit. She does everything she can to be different from her sister, and at first it seemed contrived, but now that she seems to have comfortably found a niche she tries to disassociate herself? So will she not do anymore articles,… Read more »
rubybutterfly
Guest

I kinda felt that way too

Kinky Curly Marie
Guest
She has a reason to be upset. Her hair is criticized a lot. Natural hair is not all about twist-outs—that’s Just a style. Wearing your hair the way it actually grows Out of your scalp or combed out is very acceptable; but it doesn’t sell products the way ‘Creating’ different curl patterns by loading the hair with products + gel and Setting it [with a twist, coil, braid or knot Out] does. The Natural Hair Care Industry and community Promote Curls. Many people have No Curls-even when their hair is wet. You have to actually have curls, coils, spirals or… Read more »
PhoebeMaria
Guest

I second everyone here who said “it’s just hair.” It really is! Wear it however you want to. So long as you feel proud of who you are!

Ms. Polo
Guest

I totally agree with solange. I get flack about doing the same thing n I think its stupid. Let me do what I want with my hair! Emphasis on my hair. Anyway society needs to just allow us to be us n leave us to be us. That’s all we can be anyway right? Just us!

M2
Guest

I really thought i was the only one who HATED TWIST OUTS. And this whole defining your curls mess, drives me crazy (i dont need to have a pound of eco styler on my hair to look acceptable). My BAA or my pony puff will do just fine thank you.….AND I LOVE SOLOS hair..she BE KILLING EM.…

Jone
Guest

BLACK WOMEN YOU NEED TO JUST GET REAL AND LIVE LIFE. SOCIETY HAS CONDITION YOUNG BLACK WOMEN TO THINK THAT THEIR HAIR IS UGLY AND JUST PLAIN NAPPY. bLACK WOMEN HAIR IS BEAUTIFUL NO MATTER WHAT. BLACK WOMEN WILL ALWAYS BE HATERS AMONG ONE ANOTHER NO MATTER WHAT THEY ROCK ON THEIR HEAD OR ON THEIR BODY.….…lIFE IS TO SHORT TO BE TALKING ABOUT SUCH SILLINESS

michelle
Guest

its her damn hair and she should wear it anyhow she wants. end of story

Trish
Guest

I don’t think there is anything wrong with wearing her hair undefined. I did that for two days in a row once, for the first time ever, and I thought it was the best look I’ve ever seen on my hair. Unfortunately it tangles easily, breaks a lot and very difficult to manage because it’s so thick, so I have to keep it in braids/twist 99% of the time.

It looks great on Solange so all the haters can go jump off a cliff. It’s our choice what we do to our natural God-given hair.

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[…] But apparently she was not prepared for the intensity/scrutiny that came along with being a natural hair icon, and didn’t know until recently that a hair typing system even existed. Some of these frustrations were the cause for her recent rant on Twitter: […]

elDragonata
Guest
So now there are CERTAIN WAYS to wear natural hair? HAH! The austere, elitist classifications the AA community place on their appearances makes me laugh somewhat, though tragically. There are grades for skin colour, hair type… what next? Teeth and lip size? And this is meant to be progress from the widespread, demonising and demeaning classifications that were foisted upon Blacks by colonialists and White majority during those overtly, virulent racist eras of before? The bottom line is WHO. CARES? People are allowed to have whatever hair they want, present their skin whatever way they want — this is why… Read more »
Kinky Curly Marie
Guest
THESE ARE STANDARDS SET by the Natural Haircare Industry to sell products. The moment more women started going back to Natural they saw potential to cash in big. Don’t get me wrong their intentions were Good in the beginning but this became Big Business$$ and they somehow forgot that it’s about Loving Our beautiful Natural Hair the way it grows Out of our scalp, properly caring for it and styling it anyway we like—or NOT since letting it flow Naturally or combing it out into a fro is awesome too. I’ve taken a break from posting but this is one… Read more »
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[…] By early 2012 Solange was a bonafide style star, with even Vogue knocking at her door. The It Girl sported a fro of varying sizes, switching between her natural locks and an afro wig, which later that year would make headlines upon being searched by the TSA. Solange unwittingly also became a muse for the rapidly growing, ever-engaged natural hair community. But great hair influence comes with great hair responsibility. Not feeling as fervent as some in the community about her hair, Solange took to Twitter to express the unimportance of her hair after being criticized. […]

KC
Guest
I love the comment someone made about not needing a pound of eco styler to be acceptable lol. Women just need to feel confident in who they are and accept themselves first. I love natural hair and have also done the “BIG CHOP” many times, actually I just did it a few days ago again and for me just like several other people said, it’s just hair. For me personally, I love my hair the way it is because it’s me, there’s no façade, what you see is what you get, either you accept me the way I am or… Read more »
Danielle
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This makes me laugh because often black girls at work all me when I’m going to “do something” to my hair and what I’m going to do with it later. Can my hair not just be hair on my head? Why do i have to “do” anything with it. I wash it, i walk out the door, no problems. I even had a girl ask me when i was going to let jet put a relaxer on my head… Anyway, yea, wildness hair is very nice and i don’t understand why we have to abide by certain standards in the… Read more »
Kinky Curly Marie
Guest

Because the Natural Haircare industry makes big Bucks$ off women purchasing their many products. They are the ones promoting (curls, curls,curls) and twist-outs, knot out, braid out and coil outs with use of their products. THEY SEND OUT THID MESSAGE that *your hair has to be a certain way to be acceptable* Solage Knowles had a hard time being a spokesperson for Carol’s Daughter for this very reason.

Look at the models on the products. If they do a simple wash-n-go demonstration, it’s usually on a woman with curly hair.

Queen
Guest

I absolutely LOVE her hair and the way she wears it. It’s amazing how people have nothing else better to do can spend hours sitting in judgement of other people. Solange, continue being you. I love it. You’re a source of inspiration to me. Thanks.

Lexi J
Guest

I love Solange! 🙂

tasha fierce
Guest

i’m surprised they took a break from complaining about Blue Ivy’s hair to notice what Solange is or isn’t doing with her hair.

Ebony
Guest

Yaaassss!!!! Whatever makes u comfortable.

Tawana
Guest

Tell em girl!!! U are beautiful no matter what!!!

Candice Brown
Guest
ABSOLUTELY agree with Solange. If its not one thing its another. I love her hair and wish I was as comfortable. I love my hair but I do take the time to define as my hair is to thick to leave and would be a tangled mess (lol). At the end of the day we are investing too much time on how other people are dealing with THEIR hair. I mean really! There are so many important things that we can look to Solange for and that is not her hair. How about her talent, her artistry, her overall radiant… Read more »
snacky_chan
Guest

The undefined is absolutely gorgeous on her. I don’t see the problem… The people who decided to hate on her or judge her are probably just insecure about their NATURAL texture. Twist outs, braid outs, bantu knots or whatever methods do define curls are NOT the only way to wear natural hair(Although they are beautiful). A little puff puff wont hurt anyone. People need to chill out.

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[…] There’s obviously the thread of black girl magic with Kelly Rowland and Nia Andrews harmonizing beautifully with Solange on an interlude about their abundance of magic. “Don’t Touch My Hair,” one of my favorites, is about the pride Black women put into their hair, affectionately known as our crowns. This song reminds me of what my mother said her father told her; “Your hair is your beauty.” Our hair is so versatile and even when we decide to big chop, it comes right back full of glory. It’s great to be at a point where natural hair is not… Read more »

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