Solange recently tweeted ‘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.’
Recently Solange was featured on Essence.com and she spoke about her hair – its hard to talk about Solange’s style without including her hair which she cut off years ago and got much coverage for it and even is an ambassdor for Carol’s Daughter brand (some how this endorsement does rebut the VP of Natural hair comment she made but that is not what we are discussing today) – what prompted Solange to tweet the above was the comments that were made following her Essence feature, the natural hair nazis came out and commented on how she needed to do more twist-outs, her hair looked unkempt (now I have seen unkempt natural hair in the past few days so much so I was tempted to throw my scarf over one woman’s head and Solange’s hair is far from unkempt! ), she needed more curl definition and other natural hair lingo things. Some have commented that it is because she cut her hair and went natural that Solange received more media attention and stepped out from behind Beyonce’s shadow. We are from the school of thought that both her hair and fashion sense has definitely put Solange more out there.
Solange is signed to Next Model Management, has a Tumblr blog that we here at Chaud love so much.
We loved her unique and different music , T.O.N.Y was the jam when it was released. At the present moment it seems she is focusing more on the fashion side of things and maybe writing songs behind the scenes. It would be great for her to put an album out soon as us her fans are waiting for more, hard I guess for her to be compared to her sister but their music is totally different each great in their own unique way.
Editor’s Note: I do echo the same sentiments as Solange in that hair is not that important – it does not define any-one. My hair journey went from having dreadlocks to cutting them off, relaxing my hair, hair breaking and then me giving up relaxers and being natural, I however do not rock my natural hair and opt for weaves. Most recently I contemplated cutting my hair but have opted to now just wear short weaves. We are all different, our hair is most certainly different and I feel the hair nazis should not be out there waving their placards trying to occupy our hair but leave each to their own and their hair types and choices. We at Chaud love those who wear their natural hair, relax their hair or wear that 32” Brazilian/Mongolian/Ugandan weave!
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