I doubt there is a woman alive who is happier about growing long hair than I, but does that mean I need to brag about it?
There is absolutely nothing wrong with being proud of the work you put into your hair and I encourage all women to have healthy self-esteems but there is a fine line between self appreciation and vanity.
I could even understand if the photos were accompanied with a short synopsis of their regimen – but nope, just a picture or two with a boastful caption.
Granted this does not apply to all celebs, some are actually very helpful with responding with products used and regimen information, but I’ve also seen some say things like “Don’t be mad just cause you ain’t got no hair!” in response to a few negative reactions.
My objective in writing for BHI and documenting my journey on my personal blog is to share information and encourage other women who desire long healthy hair.
Not to make it seem like an elitist club that only few are capable of achieving. I would love to see ALL OF US grow gorgeous hair down our backs if that is our desire.
Furthermore, wouldn’t it be awesome if long, healthy hair on black women became so common that these tweets seemed strange? Obviously from the reasons celebs do it to our reactions, we still view women of color growing long healthy hair as an exceptional occurrence instead of the norm.
And from the looks of these bragadocious tweets and interview statements, most celebrities do not seem to be in any rush to help move us closer in that direction.
While there is a lot of positivity and information in some online sources, I guess I just wish overall black women having long hair were more of an inclusive rather than an exclusive thing.
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…
Micheal Roberson says
Charles Watts says
Monique Htsgirl says
Nicole Lane Marie says
Drools…omg, she is gorg?
Rita Cobb says
Ranata Denise says
OK? I really don’t care.
Christina Hayes says
I am with you.
Deirdre Dee-Dee Arbubakrr says
I’ll take her weave and her hairstylist lol..her hair is beautiful
Nicole Lane Marie says
! ? Lol
Nicole Lane Marie says
Stacie Hart says
KeKe Vinson says
Ashleylovinkamyranathaniel Adams says
Love her she looks great
Bontle Boroko says
Shez so so so so #hot.
Donna DeVore says
Viviene Facey says
I love the tracks more than the LIRR
Theresa Mccausland-Ritchie says
Black is beautiful!
Shaw'Te Shamone says
Lol really… Wrong pic guys but nice try
Got Cheez says
She’s gorgeous reguardless!!!!
Meil Tindle Mason says
Weave or not weave. It really doesn’t matter as long as you’re hair is LOOKING GOOOOOD!!!
Kyera Charnise Heppard says
That’s what I was thinking
Not when they take it off. Please……..
Tina Black says
I gt tht same Brazilian natural 12″ hair nd i only paid $80 a pack !!!!! Wow
Seccface Griffin says
Valerie Lamb says
Shaquia Robinson says
I love her.. but are they saying her weave is out in this picture? ….i doubt that gabby!
No it’s not. That’s her weave.
Nora Jean Wright-Higgins says
I will believe it when I see it.
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.
Deaseree Cole says
Ooh wee, we as a people still cutting each other down. This article was very unnecessary. #PINEAPPLES
Nic Thatisall says
looks like a closure …. whats up with the front ?
Stacey Frazier says
Leticia 'Choc' Joshua says
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
Felecia Brooks says
LaTonya Cannon says
I agree, I don’t care.. What have you achieved that REALLY MATTERS!!!?????
Kelyshia Antoinette says
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
Sam Drigo Freeman says
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
Sharmane Smith says
The article isn’t about her… There’s a picture of Ms. Monaj and her lower back length hair.
Karen Mukey Burks says
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
Donna Chesser says
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
Kimberly Champion says
whats wrong with showing off our hair, our crown and glory?
Katrina Kearney says
Natural is so much better?? That’s an opinion not a fact!!!
Donna Chesser says
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!
Claudette Moore says
Andy Cooper says
Beautiful black woman
Jamila Kelly says
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.
Tagina Kiser says
Sandra Walker says
You’re a beautiful young lady keep going girl
Caramel Kimmie says
sure you right, if that’s your hair then I’m baldheady lol
Stephanie Edwards says
Joyshayla LeeDell White says
It’s too bad this isn’t a weaveless photo
Kristin Patrick says
I know by her roots it appears her real hair has a good texture to it.
Rossana André says
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.
Terry Norman says
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!!
Katrina Louise Walker says
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
Jai Jay says
we know black women have long hair, short, curly, straight ect.
R Ernest Hawkins says
..if they do…good..natural is better for their hair’s health….and beautiful
Cleopatra Jones Best says
my only argument with this, is why make an article about being weaveless but you’re wearing one in the picture?
Cleopatra Jones Best says
And natural hair isnt necessarily better in my opinion healthy hair is…….
Joyce Allen- Hester says
Diana Wilson says
Natural is better for YOU! People like you are why relaxed women or women who wear weave feel judged. Keep that to yourself bc if you’re not building up your fellow woman, nobody wants to hear it. To each her own!!!!
Quanda Dawn says
Ok but is that Gabrielle cause it looks like Ashanti 2 me
Cat Goods says
Thank Goodness, BECAUSE the Authors/Editors/Whomevers IT MAY CONCERN of this page stay hating one way or the other!! Whether one day 1 person hair is real(they swear its fake)…then when 1 person hair is fake(they swear its real)(lol)…& if you aint on they side they get mad, especially if the majority is agreeing with you(lol) & then “some” others sometime kiss tail & ride coat tails & jump they wagons just because its they page(lol)…I just go with whoever/whatever is real(PERIOD)….IF IM WRONG I say it…IF IM RIGHT I also say it..& thats that….”none of us perfect” & we “all” beautiful black african women to me(TRUTHFULLY no matter what our choices are)(flaws & all)…so what im hating for on My sisters…I wanna uplift every black woman cause there is none like us, “nor ever will be”…im going to stop letting these devils get to me…L.O.L…..not worth My soul…peace to all that love black women & Men(period)
Rosa Hopkins-Butterflies says
I appreciate seeing a black women adorning her own healthy hair although I wear wig and sew in at times I love the challenge of taking care and showing off my own natural hair…haters!
Gracieuse Gaelle Lubin says
She has a weave in her hair.
Kate Sapp says
I’m always for natural hair; her weave is often busted but it seemed to have sum protective value when they showed her hair last week
Latashi Vinson-Dean says
I have healthy (relaxed) (natural) hair and I say natural because it comes from (my) scalp. To each their own to what ever you like….it’s only Hair! I’m just saying!
Sharie James says
It says weaveless..nw am lookin at her hair tryna figure out which part is.. maybe her face..which is beautiful btw.
Rutendo D. Magwenzi says
People gettin really worked up over nothing
Vickie Lomax says
I am so sick of this hair issue, however a woman decides to wear her hair is ok, whatever makes her feel happy and beautiful.
Marie Hatch says
who really cares
Latia Wilder says
I agree with the whole article but I also seen who was in that pic and you can’t expect Nicki Minaj to be humble about anything lol..
P Coq Lam says
Ok if they want to wear their hair out let them its THEIR hair
Cynda May says
She is still a beautiful women with or without hair. I’ve been following Gabrielle awhile. Her real hair is pretty long. A whole lot of white women where extentions. Nobody says anything. Paris Hilton has her on line of hair extentions that she is getting richer off of. But for some reason a black women’s worth is judged by her hair. If its her real hair, we say its fake. If she admits its weave we get preyed upon. I would expect insults about our hair from white folk. But its black people who do the most damage. We our definitely our own worst enemy.smdh
Shemeka Adams says
Sadly, I find your article quite negative. Consider that you may be wrong. The possibility that hour point of view is simply that. And even if you are correct, what purpose is served by throwing shade. Maybe the showing of length, the explained actions,and their Facebook post are their attempt at solidarity. A you can grow long healthy hair co sign. There way of saying don’t believe the hype. Truth is if we don’t know them, then we don’t really know. And with all the negativity, why choose to be just another voice adding to the pollution.
Devery McCain says
Boy is this a subject blackwoman go hard on! Damn hair!
Dachanell Small says
That’s weave in
Emelda IamabundanceyesIam Mikell says
Lisa Gipson says
Eric N Sharen Davis says
An older woman I know once said, “If you have hair on your head its GOOD HAIR”.
Carita FirstLady Mitchell says
It’s a silk top closure or a glueless silk top wig. I do hair. Look closely at her part. It doesn’t start at the edge. Her edges are out and the silk top part starts right behind her edges.
Chileshe Devine says
Hair world says
Norita Linda says
It’s about time…(but this picture still shows her weave, in).
Maureen BodaciousBella Davis says
Ummmmm, yeaaaaaah- bogus caption cuz that’s a WEAVE, folks!
Barbara Myers says
Who cares Real Talk
Jacqueline Duggan says
Weave or no weave, she still looks beautiful!
Theresa Clark says
Yes is this her weave, looks it. I want to see real hair styles from our own hair. Nothing against weaves though, but be real about the hair itself!!!!
Nicole Monk says
it dont look like it but its pretty
Crystal Roberts says
I’m not a fan…but the chick real hair is long ! … And I believe she’s a natural chick to….
Kandi Wiley says
You have to take care of your hair regardless if you are natural, weaved, relaxed…I expect all celebs to have hair they have access to the best experts, products, treatments & techniques in hair care.
Rebekah Faye says
So beautiful and your hair too, keep rocking it lady
Snapcrackle Firecracker Pop says
You are gorgeous with or without…Queen Gabby ..DWade Super☆ you are…
Loveable Nashae Wimbley says
That’s weave she tripping I seen her real hair
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