I can see the comments now “here we go again”, ‘she should just rock her natural hair”, “that mess aint real so it doesn’t count“. A couple days ago we had a post on Brandy’s new natural look, and we wanted opinions on it and lets just say ‘yall went in. Some comments supported the look, calling Brandy beautiful and young, and some were not so nice throwing shade less on the style itself but more on the fact that the natural look was a wig*.
I was kind of surprised because I honestly thought most people would like her hair and it looked cute to me. But it was an opinion post and there are bound to be some that do not like something and others that do, much like this one, so here we go again!
This week on Instagram Beyonce has been doing her usual selfies and stuff celebrating an anniversary with new hair. Her weave was a natural texture with kinks and curls, a variety of textures and her usual blonde color. While I liked the look, it kind of got me thinking, are you offended when someone with natural hair rocks a natural weave?
Yonce’s new pictures have lit the blogs on fire, with writers and commenters calling her look cute, and that she can wear anything and make it look great. There are even posts teaching us to “get the look, we can show you how to get Beyonce’s natural curls”.
Here’s the thing about a woman wearing a natural weave, if she looks great wearing it then I say have at it but some of us will be inclined to call foul because if its natural hair you MUST rock it coming out of your scalp for it to be praise worthy.
We like to think that like straight hair, kinky* curly hair can be considered a style as well. It can be replicated in the form of weaves, and wigs* for us to all enjoy regardless of what is growing from the scalp. With that said here are 3 reasons a woman might choose to wear a natural wig or weave
1. You are transitioning – Some women just want to get used to the look of natural hair, so they try it out in the form or a weave or wig*.
2. Natural hair is cool – Yes, natural hair can be considered trendy especially in the last few years. Remember that song by Mike Jones ” back then you didn’t want me, now I’m hot you all on me”, that’s kind of what natural hair feels like now 🙂
3. Natural hair is an acceptable option – Straight hair can get boring, but because natural hair is more acceptable in most circles, most being the operative word, a woman wont feel uncomfortable trying out something a little different.
By the way the only thing that might be a little offensive is when media tries to get the public to ‘get the look’ by advertising outrageously priced products promising that your hair will look like ‘that hair’ when we all know there are no guarantees.
In closing what’s the verdict on Queen Bey’s new do?