Celebs Going Weaveless: You Don’t Have To Prove Anything To Us, Boo!

Gabrielle union showing off natural hair

I have always understood and agreed with the reasons most celebrities rely on wigs and weaves as their style of choice.

In fact, many of their reasons are usually the same as mine – to protect my real hair from the stress of styling, ease of care, and to save time.

I’ve always sympathized while reading interviews where it is obvious a celebrity feels it necessary to defend their use of extensions with saying “My real hair is actually [insert positive adjective of your choice here]. I wear extensions because it is just easier in my line of work.”

The truth is the line of work is irrelevant – for most weave wearers also on HHJ’s, part of the reason we opt for that style is to give our hair a break and protect it.

While celebrities feel their appearance is a part of their job, how is that any different than any other employed woman? I can’t go into my job looking any type of way either!

However, I do understand their desire to explain their styling choice because it is the same feeling I have when someone after seeing my real hair asks “With all that hair, why do you even wear weave?”


I have no idea why it is said with such disdain…almost as if because my hair is neither short, damaged nor broken off, I don’t deserve to wear fake hair!

With the popularity of Twitter, celebs are taking it a step further tweeting photos of their “real” hair and it is obvious from the accompanying text that they do so in effort to prove that they actually HAVE hair, that it is indeed well cared for, healthy and in most cases long.

While I enjoy seeing black women in all roles disproving so many age-old myths that black hair cannot, does not, or will not grow, I am beginning to find this entire process a little sad and a bit juvenile.

I’ve been on my healthy hair journey for three years and am finally enjoying a bit of success but I’ve never felt compelled to post a length check photo to my personal Facebook to prove anything!

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About EbonyCPrincess


EbonyCPrincess is a self proclaimed hair care enthusiast who began her quest for long healthy hair in 2009. Her hair is relaxed and type 4b (kinky, very tightly coiled). You can find more information about Ebony and her journey on her personal blog, or her YouTube channel youtube.com/EbonyCPrincess

About EbonyCPrincess


EbonyCPrincess is a self proclaimed hair care enthusiast who began her quest for long healthy hair in 2009. Her hair is relaxed and type 4b (kinky, very tightly coiled). You can find more information about Ebony and her journey on her personal blog, or her YouTube channel youtube.com/EbonyCPrincess

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Comments

  1. Kimba

    STOP! If you talk about hair it becomes an issue. Wear a weave, wig, crop, braids…whatever U want…stop letting the media and its various flavors dictate….what BLACKS due to themselves…hair is our language…speak it any dog gone way U want to…and Blacks need to stop hattin on one another…..don’t hate congratulate…

    1. yit66c

      Not when they take it off. Please……..

  2. Dwan

    But why does it matter if they’re posting THEIR hair on THEIR pages and online to see? My hair is just pass neck length but because it’s natural it looks like I have short hair. Does that stop me from posting it up? No! So why should it stop them? Just support them like we support one another regularly. It’s just hair.

  3. Deaseree Cole
    Deaseree Cole

    Ooh wee, we as a people still cutting each other down. This article was very unnecessary. #PINEAPPLES

  4. Leticia
    Leticia 'Choc' Joshua

    She feel the need to prove it because this stigma behind black women wear weave cause were bald but only ignorant ppl say that….there are a lot of African American woman with beautiful relaxed and natural hair

  5. Kelyshia Antoinette
    Kelyshia Antoinette

    Actually if you look on her IG page she posted a pic w/o her weave not to prove she had long hair but to show that you need to take care of your own hair whether you wear weave or not stop being so damn negative all the time its ridiculous

    1. Sam Drigo Freeman
      Sam Drigo Freeman

      Why does going weave-less have to do with proving anything to somebody?……she maybe just wanted a break and her hair looks amazing too

  6. Sharmane Smith
    Sharmane Smith

    The article isn’t about her… There’s a picture of Ms. Monaj and her lower back length hair.

  7. Karen Mukey Burks
    Karen Mukey Burks

    natural is so much better, a lil grease and straigthen comb , never had a split end maybe a burn scar on the tip of yo ear but hair stayed in place for weeks until it got wet

  8. Donna Chesser
    Donna Chesser

    She was actually rated number 1 beautiful black woman in us. The 2 was beyonce. I am so proud this celebrity didn’t bleach her face, like the rest

  9. Donna Chesser
    Donna Chesser

    It is a weave, she was on national television, saying it was, she doesn’t care if it’s real or fake, so. ….. but her real hair is most likely longer than the weave, she is protecting her real hair. Too much going on in Hollywood!

  10. Jamila Kelly
    Jamila Kelly

    Who cares.
    Back to hair tips and tricks! Sick of seeing celebrities not with weave..it’s like a competition.
    “Who wears the no weave look the best?” Please..I wouldn’t wear weave ether if I had a stylist take care of my hair for me every day.

  11. Rossana André
    Rossana André

    Well for peace sake people, damned if you do damned if you don’t uh? Get a life, love yourselves, STOP hating! Weave or not these women are sucessfull, beautiful and taking care of THEIR OWN DAMN LIVES. This is so dumb.

  12. Terry Norman
    Terry Norman

    Hell she can wear a weave if she wants, she can wear her natural hair if she wants to. Gabrielle is a beautiful woman! It’s just hair!!

  13. Katrina Louise Walker
    Katrina Louise Walker

    My hair is pass my shoulder. I used to wear crochets now I wear a sew in. Because i work 80 hours in 2 week job; w/ 30 to 40 hours in overtime; and 3 days a week part time. My hair is just like I said; its my damn hair. I can do whatever I want to it. If you dont like it; I really dont give a damn. Worry about your damn head, and leave her and others alone

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