CRINGE – Crimes Of Hair Fashion That You Should Not Be Committing

I hate the word ratchet, but when I see hairstyles that are a little tasteless that’s the only word I can think of to describe them. I’m sure at one time or other we have all committed one of these hair crimes (who hasn’t kept braids in for a little too long) but sometimes the crimes get so brazen that someone just has to say something.

If you hate the word ratchet like I do, then forgive me now because I may be using it more than once. You are in for a treat (or an eyesore) as I give you my picks for what I think are the worst crimes of hair fashion.

Visible Wig Line

Visible wig line Beyonce

The whole world and their mother wants to wear lace wigs these days but they simply don’t look good on everyone. It is all about looking as natural and seamless as possible when choosing a wig. Why then do some women want to make it as plainly obvious as possible that they are wearing one?

The wig line is that area of the wig that is supposed to mimic your own natural hair line, but let’s face it, some of the lower quality ones will never look natural. Having said that, how natural a wig looks really depends among other things on the skill of the person applying it. There are ratchet looking $25.99 and $799.99 lace wigs out there.

Rule of thumb, if you have a naturally low forehead/hairline no amount of talent will make a lace wig look great on you and it’s time to to admit that they are simply not for you. If you can’t make a lace wig look natural, pick one that has bangs where it is easy to hide the wig line. Alternatively a partial weave, a fall or a quick weave may be the best solution for you. They look a bit more natural and a lot less hideous.

Originally posted 2013-04-24 15:00:53.

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Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra

Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.


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I LOVE THOSE HAIRSTYLES … THE WACKIER THE BETTER! I love that you can find things like this amongst us black woman …Aint nothing about black woman is cookie cutter. Some like the pretty lil flower clip but then some of us like a lil fanstasy and whimsy in our daily lives. just to let the facts be known finger waves grow your hair. its a great protective style for some people. when you wear your hair in a hard gel style it can last for a week and for some people two weeks. my hair was 6 inches in length when using them hard gels styles. that was actually the longest my hair grew was during that time. care free maintenance and inexpensive. when you mix weaves with the finger weaves that’s when you can get into trouble or too tight ponytails. my hair was hard, inexpensive but beautiful. . if you want a soft finger wave to last you better go see Eva ‘s stylist cause she must be doing that every morning and most women cant afford that.


I was thinking the same thing almost. I honestly hate articles like this because they come off prejudice towards Black Americans. These might be considered “hair crimes” but why are they only targeted towards Black Americans? Honestly, as much we don’t like it, it’s their culture and we should respect it because at the end of the day, we have to stop this crabs in a bucket syndrome. Now much do you want to bet that White people will be doing this in the next ten years? Oh wait they already do but it’s looked as “trendy” and “fashionable” and “runway”. Black people wake up. Racism is staring us in the face and we continue to egg it on.

Danya'le Pebbles Northern

I’m thinking these are hair show styles not worn in public,

Kourtney White

Let’s hope so

Shedel Woods

Oh..they wear em here in florida!Ive seen a all colors of the

Martje Dentje


Shoshana Pollack

thats some of seaborns work. he always has the “wow” factor in all is work.

Tamika Crosell


Shenelle Simon

I actually like the bottom left one… LEFT!

Chloe Appleberry

: /

Nisha Green

Regis Seward I know u were considering one of the but FYI Noooo, don’t do it!! LOL

Roselien Demidof

woow kijk Annastatia Demidof Joseva Demidof Precious Rozendaal Nikki Carlton

Marva Davis

Ummm wow

Joyce Hellaclassyandsassy Williams

THOT hairstyles

Ruth Jacobs

waaaaaaa :O

Tisha Paige-White


Muriel Oduro

Very artistic and dance hall.

Melissa Gauntlett

Crimes indeed

MsMary I'mhere

Nicquee Hoosier Nicole Mitchell

Regis Seward

Lmaooooo Nisha Green I cant do it lol

Theresia Thésy Malonga


Mary Frank

Ive seen some of that in public

Muriel Oduro

But thank God babie trend is over… the natrual Queen is bk

Shanice Thompson


Unbeatable Hype

Hell nahhhh

Jenny Jayne


Sandra Victoire

Creative…. But ugly

Michelle Ligon

No way strictly for show , leopard print with pink is ridiculous

Diamond Sweetpea

The one in the bottom right is cute tho Sonique Tiny Luster what you think? The other ones are ugly

Shekya Kiki Drake

This looks like hair show hair. I love the talent from these artist.

Kenya FeelinLyfe Fields

Embarrassing hair weaves ashamed of this YUCK!!!!

Hellodiva Campbell

Beautiful.. The last one I would wear..

Stoney Kush Baker

Hair hat

Rochelle Corilette Liyah Warner

Unless these were for a hair show they should shave off and start again.

Cassandra White

I like 1 and 4. Seems like they are for a hair show.

Brandy Illuminated Booker

I think these hairstyles showcase someone’s talent. While you may not think these hairstyles are “acceptable” you know where to go if you wanted one of them. I see precision cuts, perfect blending and excellent use of colors. Not everything has to be so negative.

Nia Boyce Williams


Jurnaisa Nisia

Tanisha Smith

Jurnaisa Nisia

Nienke van Aarle zit er iwts vokr jou tussen ??

Nienke van Aarle

Jaa die met tijgerprint en roze !!

Margot L. Cummings


Sherlene Jenkins

l like them all, just wouldn’t wear them, they are true hair stoppers.

Carolyn Atkins Beyah

No way!!!! I wouldn’t wear this for a hair show.

Rosezetta Lovingthelifegodgaveme

Hair school only

Msdede Blaque

The two at thee bottom is cute

Tracey Jackson

I don’t even like extreme for hair shows. I want to see something at a show that I would actually wear. I go to the circus if I want to see clowns.

Arli Nsimba

Audrey Anne Heusz !!!!

Annette Edmond

Yvrose Merizier

Jerri Brenail


Monique Scott'Office Williams

Hair show only!! These hairstylist do have talent, but this is not hair for everyday.

Terri Moore

I like the Mohawk…

Celeste Jackman

Ummm no

Whitney Abram

Nobody but Seaborn!!!! Stop hating on that man’s creativity….. Not many stylist can think outside the box like this, and not many clients are brave enough to wear these styles…. Round of applause to Seaborn HairStyles

Yenifer De la Cruz

Wahahaaa wauww

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