There is a lot of talk about R&B singer Chrisette Michele shaved head. Before performing at Albany State University, Chrisette Michele revealed a snip of her newly shaved bald head. She says she wants to make black women feel fashionable with there natural hair texture. Here is a quote of her reason for cutting off her hair:
“I was tired of black sista’s feeling subject to having their hair pressed and straightened, and damaged, with relaxers, and heat. So I wanted to make short and nappy hair fashionable, and let the industry know that there is nothing wrong with the texture that we have been born with. So I plan to grow it out to the big beautiful nappy hair that I have.”
Well, I am happy she wants to be free with her hair and wants to express that hair choice with black woman. I like the fact that she seems to be making a stand towards the typical image that the music industry wants to glorify in women. Our young girls need to know that it is ok to wear their hair natural with kinks and all. It seems like shaved heads are becoming a trend with black female celebrities. I wonder how much of this will go around? What do you think about black women saying no to the relaxer?