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

Nicki Minaj showing off her natural hair length

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.

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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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