Solange Knowles says “I’ve never painted myself as a team natural vice president”, on twitter last night, in response to some comments on her instagram about her natural hairstyles and things that were pointed out on a tumblr post: http://modernemeid.tumblr.com/post/24577741089/are-we-going-too-far-when-it-comes-to-other-peoples.
In full Solange stated:
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.
This 4th time did not define me, just as it had not the previous 3 times.
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…
Some negative comments that people have been saying about Solange’s hair is:
- It’s not unique
- Biggest thing that has happened since her career
- Looks unkempt and requires combing
- Looks dry and un-styled (she needs to use twistouts/braidouts to style her hair)
- Her 4c hair type does not look the same as other 4c naturals hair type.
Solange commented on twitter saying:
However, I did noticed when I picked out my hair, I kept seeing feedback about needing a “twist out”. Connnnfesssioonnn: I HATE twist outs.
Correction, I hate the way they look on me. SO i end up always picking them/steaming them out.
So do feel there is too much emphasis put on celebrities’ hair choices? Solange felt the need to plead her case on twitter and says, in her words:
Look, all i’m saying is. My hair is not very important to me….so i don’t encourage it to be important to you.
Im very emotional today (involving something else), so i’m letting the momentum of that help me to express the fact that…
I dont want to talk about no damn hair…..no mo. (AND maybe i’m biased, but I agree 100% with the article I posted…)
And in conclusion, Solange ends with:
Just having a moment to express my disdain for the Natural Hair police of the world:)
As a spokeswomen for Carol’s Daughter hair care beauty brand and the company’s “Transitioning Movement Campaign, should Solange be expected to justify her hair choices?
What are your thoughts on Solange’s rant about the negative backlash that she received from some people who are considered to be in the “natural hair community”?
Do you think that people are still not ok with our “nappy”, “kinky” hair texture even though they are #teamnatural? Are we caught up in defining curls so much so that we “prefer” curls over a frizzy fro?
Let’s talk, share your thoughts and comments below.
See the @solangeknowles twitter feed of the conversation below: