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    Why is Everyone Hating on Solange Knowles’ Natural Hair?


    Essence magazine talked to Solange Knowles for its June issue, and the portion of the interview dealing with the singer/DJ/auntie-of-Blue Ivy's hair was reposted on the natural hair blog Curly Nikki. Knowles said uncontroversial and nice-sounding things like, "I actually love my natural hair when it's in a twist out and it's been slept on for five days and revived by the steam of the shower" and offered friendly encouragement to any black woman who wanted to "go natural." Blog commenters promptly assailed Knowles for having "dry, unstyled and unshaped" hair. Several suggested she needed a twist-out to give her hair greater curl definition and to use more products for shine. "I'm going to say it," wrote one. "Natural hair can be VERY beautiful. Solange's hair is not. Even if she wore an afro, pick it out even or something. It always looks unkempt." Wrote another, "This is why people think natural hair looks bad." The thread grew long and unruly.

    Knowles was alerted to it via this post on Twitter. She responded:
    I've never painted myself as a team natural vice president. I don't know the lingo and I don't sleep with a satin cap...However, I did noticed when I picked out my hair, I kept seeing feedback about needing a "twist out".

    Connnnfesssioonnn: I HATE twist outs. Correction, I hate the way they look on me. SO i end up always picking them/steaming them out. Look, all i'm saying is. My hair is not very important to me....so i don't encourage it to be important to you.


    Why is Everyone Hating on Solange Knowles' Natural Hair?


    I love her hair. I think it's great.
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    Me,too, She looks much cuter.
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    I don't particularly like her, but I think her hair looks fine here.

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    Not a damn thing wrong with her hair and it looks good. Hair politics get really tiresome.
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    Her hair is great...one pic of Solange makes up for the countless fake-looking weaves and falls I see almost everyday in my city.
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    i love her hair!
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    I like the look of black natural hair. It's a shame if so many feel they can't wear it like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BITTER View Post
    Her hair is great...one pic of Solange makes up for the countless fake-looking weaves and falls I see almost everyday in my city.
    Oh, I would've thought Philadelphia women would be rocking more naturals. Now if you want to see busted weaves and hideous lacefronts, come on down to ATL. I've never seen so many disappearing hairlines and plastic hair in my life! One of my old student workers had a terrible weave. I couldn't think of anything but "bless her heart"
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    I love the hair and the photo in general.

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    Didn't know everyone was hating on her hair. I think its looks good.

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    Orlando's hair is lovely, her sisters on the other hand is a roadkill atrocity.
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    i love her hair! and, i agree that hair politics suck. the absuridity of people of color having to conform to white beauty standards in order to be taken seriously professionally makes me want to stab people.
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    Her hair is the best thing about her.
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    it's not her hair that I have a problem with, it's the fact that she wears her mother's clothing line. Her hair is fine her fashion sense not so much and her sister is a dumbass
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    Don't get me started on the oppression of black hair in this world. And it's not just the chicks, the dudes are just as guilty. I could write an afrofesto.
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