Marlo Hampton, Cynthia Bailey, Yovanna Logan

NeNe Leakes hosted a weave-free gathering for her fellow ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ castmates, Kandi Burruss, Porsha Williams, Eva Pigford, Cynthia Bailey, Yovanna Logan, and more.

NeNe’s only requirement was that the ladies wear their natural hair to represent Team Natural. Judging from videos of the gathering, there were no hair weave products in sight!

Yovanna Logan, Kandi Burruss

The ladies sat down to dinner at NeNe’s palatial home outside Atlanta. It isn’t clear if producers filmed the get-together for a future episode of Real Housewives.

I scoured the Internet, but I couldn’t find any pictures of NeNe herself without hair weave.
 

  • Trace da Ace

    yes….please let me know when (if ever) you find a pic of NeNe sans makeup and hair weave…I’ll wait….

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Where she at tho??

  • Blaque Mahogany

    They look good.

    It’s interesting. I remember when what’s her face tried something similar (no makeup I think) and they showed up in full drag and talked about how pretentious she was for asking them to be natural for one day.

  • RespectSelf

    lol the times we live in… that this would even be a thing. But that’s sounds nice and fun. Hope they enjoyed themselves. lol

  • Marlika

    ????? Marlo needs the weave. Cynthia is really the only one that can pull anything off, but she did add weave to her two scruggle buns. Kandi looks like Kandi. ?????

  • Pitty Patty

    This is a dumb ass theme for a party…

  • SpiceGirl

    I tell ya what….makeup does wonders……js I could never get into it…always Irritated my skin….Far as the weave go…You can have it! I like to scratch my head at night….so I will continue to rock my natural curly red Mohawk

  • Alextra Ballard

    She seems to be messin purposely

  • Alextra Ballard

    Away from the cameras

  • Dre Clemons

    They shoulda added lashes to the list as well……?

  • FukkFolks2018

    Who cares. This is stupid AF

  • Alextra Ballard

    Cynthia looks good

  • ohdearme

    The funny part is saying you’re having a “weave free” party with Cynthia front and center with that fake bun in the back. She is practically bald.

  • Coy little wink
  • Skin Deep Beauty

    FOH… THESE heifers throw parties for anything… Funny hear them doing shit PRODUCTIVE. STOP GLORIFYING AND MAKING STUPID MUFUGGAS FAMOUS

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • the guest

    I remember that none of the women in my family and none of my grandmother’s or great grandmother’s friends had weaves. There was a time when black women went to the salon every two weeks for hot comb press. In between appointments, roller set their hair each night. Everyone’s hair was happy and full, no breakage. Nowadays, it’s a special theme party to wear one’s own hair.

  • imright

    why are ppl so caught up un what the next woman does ?? ..make up, plastic surgery, weave….natural or perm ?? ???

  • ALLMINE?

    Any other race of women do weave free parties?

  • ALLMINE?

    Sad right?

  • FukkFolks2018

    Somewhere with a wig on bc a wig is technically…not a weave

  • TransMichelle

    NO

  • Fire & Ice

    I know these comments finna be lit ???

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ?????????????????

  • SpiceGirl

    OH damn…..I wonder is she called as asked if her “Bun” would be cool? pahahahahahahaha

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ???

  • Coy little wink

    Technical foul!

  • ohdearme

    ???? as long as she wears make up I’m good with her, do you remember how scary she looked without it before her wedding? Just wow!

  • SpiceGirl

    I remember those times myself….we would get our hair washed and plated up…..and one by one….sitting at the stove with the hot comb so mom could Hot comb our hair….

  • shay2shaymd

    LOL

  • SpiceGirl

    Had to do a double take…..bwahahahahaa

  • Alextra Ballard

    Well I’ll be dam…and that will be NeNe’s argument

  • We Can Do This

    Hopefully this movement gains momentum and women of color embrace their natural hair no matter long or short, thin or coarse.

  • ohdearme

    Ditto, her face was scary!

  • Alextra Ballard

    I doubt it…um sure no one would show up.I for one wouldn’t

  • Alextra Ballard

    But wimmen of color aint the only one wear weeves

  • Marlika

    Thank you!!

  • Trace da Ace

    yeah cause she probably looks like Mr Potato head without all that make up and weaves and whatnot.

  • Trace da Ace

    yeah cause she probably looks like Mr Potato head without all that make up and weaves and whatnot.

  • Reina1718

    I aint c Nene..& who wore a hat???

  • Reina1718

    ??

  • KcoolMuziq
  • Ryan

    I’ve never heard of a party like this period but anything’s possible. For instance I’ve heard of whites having redneck parties, which seems redundant to me but whatever.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    That dang avi. I can’t…

  • SpiceGirl

    And we are NOW just hitting Halloween season….lmbo

  • ohdearme

    YES, I think that’s the reason her sister acts a little jealous of her because she knows what’s under that was paint! lol

  • 100milesperhour

    Nene looks good w/o makeup, I’ve never seen her wig-less. Maybe she was on bathroom break when the vid was shot. Cynthia’s so annoying to me.

  • SpiceGirl

    Not the war paint tho…lmbo…….

  • ohdearme

    That’s all I could think of because that stuff has some real coverage, she looks like a different person!

  • SpiceGirl

    That’s the thing…nothing wrong with it….wear it SOOOOO much, you look like a different person when you don’t wear it…..

  • ohdearme

    Yeah I guess that’s modeling for her?

  • Sdot33

    Please stay this way…I hate weave always have

  • Guest

    CUTE!

  • We Can Do This

    But this isn’t about everyone else.

  • country57

    Yes, the memories. Saturday night for sunday church. Waiting our turn at the little bench at the stove. Your comment took me all the way back down memory lane. My great-aunt was childless but she kept my cousins, sisters, and my-self’s nappy heads done to a tee. Those were times when the village would help. Don’t have that anymore, now days you can’t do or say nothing to a child. “It takes a village” is meaning-less nowdays. Thank you SpiceGirl, memories took me back. Happy memories :):) Enjoy your day sis.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Judging from videos of the gathering, there were no hair weave products in sight!
    SEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, SHADE! CAN NOT WIN FOR LOSING WITH “YOU” PEOPLE.

  • Scorpio

    Yes, people had hair education, it has been lost.

  • Julia Lyons

    White women wear weaves representative of their natural hair texture. So do most other women….except Black women. We will plop foreign hair textures on top of our natural hair texture and parade around like it is our “natural” hair. Enough is enough.

  • Julia Lyons

    I saw plenty of plastic hair buns around the house when I was little. My play play grandma used to plop a plastic bun atop her head. It was silky black and her hair was salt and pepper. It looked weird to me.

  • the guest

    It’s very sad. It’s unbelievable.

    The closest thing to a weave was a pin on bun for special occasions. And the only reason the pin on bun looked so nice was because their own hair was thick and healthy.

    I read on a blog that little black girls need weaves if their hair is too short to wear a ponytail. Like a ponytail is the only cute style.

    What ever happened to the brush back and twist and pin style and a neat bangs in front? Or the simple brush back with a pretty headband? Or middle part and two french braids with no weave, even one inch hair could be snat

    I don’t judge weaves but its gone too far when its a special party to have your own hair showing or can’t fathom going outside with your own hair showing.

  • Mrs. S. O.

    ????

  • Juliaquan C Spain

    Rich girls…..bored.

  • the guest

    People knew their hair. There’s also misconception that the only two hair choices are natural or relaxer.

  • the guest

    That bun didn’t cost hundreds and thousands of dollars and it didn’t rip out her edges.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I don’t understand why people cannot see the difference? Black American women are afraid to show them Africa at the work place

  • SpiceGirl

    So you also remember when sitting there getting your hair pressed and the hair grease starts to melt and kinda burn your head….ohhh weeee…..And YESSSS sis….The Village…..it’s dead and that is so sad! You have to pick and choose your battles with the kids today….You as well enjoy your day.

  • ingridbergman

    Exactly. Agree!

  • thrift.store.jungle

    eva pigford indeed. great memory, auntie. iont know why eva thought we forgot who we met her as. very pretty lady but she bores me on the RHOA franchise. she and cynthia. not sure how she’s still on after all these seasons.

  • ingridbergman

    ??

  • supastar

    Anything to have some wine.

  • Sister Hazel

    The ability to grow hair naturally isn’t a great accomplishment. Healthy hair grows period- no matter the race .

  • T Willis

    The novelty is the pride that natural hair women have. Verses the ones that are ashamed of their texture and/or length.

  • T Willis

    There’s this black woman in my office who’s rocking a synthetic wig and it looks so ridiculous. But, you can’t tell her nothing lol cause hunty she’s done at least 5 hair flips and at least a dozen twirls during her last 100th strut ?

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Did y’all see nene weave free? I haven’t seen her weave free

  • T Willis

    They account for 70% of all wigs and weaves. Why should we concern ourselves with the other 30%? More than half their income isn’t going to wigs/weaves, so again, why should we care?

  • T Willis

    Exactly

  • T Willis

    ?mine too

  • T Willis

    ??That part ??

  • TransMichelle

    So you had to bring up white folks. When are black folks going to get out of white folks azz? Is it the only way you feel relevant is when you compare yourself to white folks?

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    It’s already getting started ?????

  • MookieFly

    Uh yeah. The question was about races other than black smh

  • T Willis

    Because they don’t see beauty in short kinky coils. Which only further drives the point that they indeed suffer from self-hate. Nobody hates their hair more than a black woman. Then they wonder why black men hate it too. You aren’t innately born hating a skin tone or a hair texture. These things are identified in the home and reinforced in the community that they are raised in. Notice how blacks/biracials that are raised outside of a primary black parent and a black community, are indifferent about their skin tones and hair texture. These classifications are identified and nurtured by black people. Yes, it didn’t START WITH US, however, we perpetuate these stigmas for fear that our children *may* be confronted with them by non-black or even other blacks. We think we’re helping future generations by telling them about all the stigmas that put on us hundreds of years ago. But it’s a hindrance and it’s crippling the way we see and love each other.

  • anonymouse

    because they have nothing else going on for themselves. their whole identity is wrapped up in how they ‘don’t wear this or that’.

  • Karen Brady

    lolllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

  • Karen Brady

    THIS

  • Miss Lady

    They actually looked better w/o those busted weaves and wigs most of them choose to wear.

  • Applebootay

    AINT nothing natural in these pics…. it was to represent NO WEAVE….ALL these bishes have PERM…they only representing TEAM NO WEAVE…imma need receipts if their OWN hair is natural (w/o chemical relaxer)

  • SpiceGirl

    Ummm Thank you…..slip of the finger..it happens.

  • Lainy Damone

    i am not understanding why we have yet to see NeNe w/o her weave and Cynthia had on a ponytail piece. I will say as a natural hair wearer myself I can blow my hair that straight with out a perm so maybe

  • Lainy Damone

    i am not understanding why we have yet to see NeNe w/o her weave and Cynthia had on a ponytail piece. I will say as a natural hair wearer myself I can blow my hair that straight with out a perm so maybe

  • Nikke0208

    Why do you think Cynthia is wearing a hair piece?

  • TransMichelle

    These women going without weave have nothing to do with white folks. Dam black folks obsessed about white folks. I’m glad I’m not like that

  • Fire & Ice

    ???

  • blue skies

    yes!

  • She.Is.Not.Ready

    If the hair isn’t relaxed then it is natural regardless of style chosen. What are the other choices?

  • country57

    The melting grease, forgot about that. :):) Innocent times sis.

  • Logan Roberts

    I already knew the post was gonna be comments full of folks worrying about what grown adults wanna put in their damn head as always ?

  • Music

    Chile…people will FIND a reason to have a party…?….I love it!

  • Black4life

    Okay…not trying to be petty nor the spelling monitor but you spelled women (wimmen) wrong yesterday. Do you not have spell check ? Sentence structure I could deal with but your spelling is another thing. Stopit….now my spell check showed me that I spelled a word wrong…yours.

  • Solstice
  • Kayke

    They just don’t get it! Cause they don’t want to.
    There’s no yt woman out here wearing kinky weaves. It’s rare to see black women wearing fake hair of their own texture.

  • Applebum

    I think it’s a cute party idea on the surface but if you think deeply about it, it’s weird in a way because it shows that so many of us wears weaves/wigs that we need a weave-free party. We are the only race that could throw a party like that.

  • imright

    ???

  • imright

    ???

  • Applebum

    I can’t take when people use that line as defense. We know that black women are not the only one but we are the majority.

  • Fire & Ice

    Yes ???

  • Tena

    The women look beautiful with their natural locks. I am a wig/weave wearer and I feel so naked without it. lol

  • Judge Mental Will

    This not fair to bald head women with funny shape heads!

  • speakinmymind

    This response is so tired.

  • JustB

    Where is the hostess…people wanna see those locks that has been hidden under those helmets disguised as protective styles all these yrs

  • MRiGOThim

    We didn’t see the hostess O_o

  • Mechelle Powers Raby

    I AGREE LAINY NENE THROWS THE PARTY BUT NENE LEAKS WHERE IS YO NOOOOO!! WEAVE B WELL CYNTHIA BAILEY WEAVE?ARE NO WEAVE? SHE’S FAKE! NENE LEAKS DO NOT LOOK GOOD WEIGHT LOSS /ARE WHATEVER?SHE HAS DUN! TO HERSELF, HER FACE LOOK SICK, KANDI CAME NATURAL LOOKING VERY BEAUTIFUL SO I GUESS THEY FIGURE THEY WEAR NO WEAVE AN THEY STILL TURN OUT TO BE FAKE! WELL ESPECIALLY NENE LEAKS (SHE) GIVE A PARTY AN SHE DON’T EVEN FOLLOW HER OWN RULES, BUT A NO WEAVE PARTY LORD HAVE MERCY! WHAT’S NEXT. I WEAR MY LIL WEAVE SOMETIMES BUT LIKE I SAID AT 52YRS ..OLD I DON’T WEAR MAKE- UP NEEEEVER DID WELL FOR MY HIGH SCHOOL PROM AN WHEN I GOT MARRIED IN 1995

  • Mechelle Powers Raby

    CYNTHIA BAILEY IS WEARING A HAIR PIECE CAUSE SHE’S FAKE! JUST LIKE NENE LEAKS KANDI WEARS HER OWN HAIR LOOKING BEAUTIFUL WHAT THEY GOT JEALOUSY MAD

  • Nikki

    I wanna see NeNe’s edges.

  • Mechelle Powers Raby

    MS. DEVEREAUX U WANT SEE NENE LEAKS WITHOUT HER WEAVE CAUSE SHE’S FAKE! SHE GIVES A NO! WEAVE PARTY AN DON’T FOLLOW HER (OWN RULES). NAH! U TELL ME IF THAT’S NOT FAKE! THAT’S WHY I LOVE TAMAR BRAXTON SHE KEEPS IT’S REAL JUST BE YOSELF AT 52YRS. OLD THE LOWEST NUMBER SOMEONE THOUGHT I WAS, THEY THOUGHT I WAS 32 YRS. OLD, AN THIS WAS ABOUT A WK. AGO I WAS AT THE MARTIN LUTHER KING CENTER USUALLY SOMEONE MAY THINK SOMEONE IS 5 ARE MABE 10YRS. YOUNGER, BUT NOT 20YRS. YOUNGER 32 & 52 THAT’S A 20YRS. DIFFERENT AN U KNOW SOMETIMES UH- SISTA’ WOULD HATE ON OTHER SISTERS, BUT THEY ACTUALLY THOUGHT I WAS ABOUT 32YRS. OLD. BUT I NEEEEVER DRANK, SMOKE, ARE DID DRUGS A DAY IN MY LIFE! NO WINE, WINE COOLER, NUZZING! NEEEEVER STUCK A BEER ARE CIGARETTE UP TO MY MOUTH

  • Kaze

    Nappily ever after after got folks ditching tracks and tossing they weave glue out the window

  • SpiceGirl

    Yesssss…..almost miss those days…. : } Good times sis

  • Jennifer

    Am I the only Black woman that has never worn a weave? When I want my hair long, I grow it out, when I want it short, I cut it off. I never got the whole weave thing. I did have Brandy braids in the 90s. But the whole never seeing a person’s real hair before thing, I can’t grasp it. It would bother me that I couldn’t wash my hair regularly.

  • Coco Mcluvin

    I don’t think your the only one, I know plenty. I wear weaves and I wash and take care of my hair and scalp regulary. For me, it’s for convenience. But my natural hair makes regular appearances and I don’t see the point in perming, heating and coloring my hair when I could put that damage on the weave.

  • Guess Who

    Auntie party!

    BTW, I love Kandi sans the weave. She looks great!!!!

  • Guess Who

    I love how versatile sistas are when it comes to our hair. I have never worn weave or wigs but I would! Hell, I have bursitis in my right shoulder from all them damn butterfly and chest presses, lol. To wash/condition, blow dry, flat iron my own head is a TASK…and to go to the salon is expensive asf and time consuming. Been really thinking about getting…something.

  • Guess Who

    LMAO…you’ll be waiting forever.

  • Guess Who

    Ain’t nothing wrong with it! You wear what you’re comfortable with and what looks good on you! I am sure you rock the hell out of it!

    I get so SICK of “us” always having to explain why we do what we do with our OWN hair.

  • Coco17

    Not true, cher, the Kardashians and many other ethnic groups of women wear weave and wigs. They have been doing it for years. Before black women knew about weave. Its just that when black women start doing it seems like it got popular quick. And I think some of us go over board with it. Nothings wrong with it for a change or special occasion. But everyday never letting your real hair breathe, HELL NO!!!

  • Coco Mcluvin

    I agree….I absolutly LOVE my kinky curls and take great care of them, but I also love my weaves! Black women get such a hard time for doing what they want to their hair. We are not the only ethinicity to wear weaves, but I for sure think we are the best to ever do it. Between kids, a full time job, school, extra-curricular activities, working out, cooking, cleaning, and whatever else you want to throw in there, I have to tend to my hair everyday(plus my daughter’s)?! I’ll pass.

  • Coco Mcluvin

    I agree. Black women aren’t the only ethnicity to wear weaves and I am so tired of people perpetuating that falsehood. We just do it better than most. Everytime I see Britney Spears in extensions, it makes me sick because she always looks a damn mess! You can always see non-blacks clips ins, tracks and micri-beads. Their hair be thin as shit with a bunch of extensions piled in there.

  • Nikke0208

    You shouldn’t put so much energy into hating on another woman. Unless you saw her putting a hair piece in with your own 2 eyes, you should redirect all that hate into self love.

  • Cowan Cowan

    You’re not by yourself. I’ve never worn weave or a wig. I go to the hair salon weekly. It’s a personal choice for many and is often used as a protective style. Lots of people who wear wigs have beautiful hair. I keep saying that I want to try a weave but I’m scared that it might not look right on me.

  • MeMyselfie&I

    I know those scalps felt hella good! They could finally soak in some fresh air! All the lades look great minus the weaves!

  • MeMyselfie&I

    I’m sure she would love 2 see them as well. ?

  • Sassie

    Of course NeNe was the only one there WITH weave on, which is why San prolly can’t find a pic…I REALLY would like to see her without that blonde mess on her head.

  • Sassie

    If we could all just “grow” our hair out quickly and naturally there wouldn’t be a need for weaves. You must be one of the lucky ones who has hair that grows fast and thick….most can’t just make their hair grow at the drop of a dime.

  • Sassie

    I wear weaves cuz my real hair is thin and not voluminous like it was when I was younger. I DO have some length, but length is nothing without some volume. But I am tired of wearing weaves though…but I just CAN’T rock my natural hair right now. I just wouldn’t feel sexy and that’s a damn shame, smh.

  • Sassie

    Damn. Good point.

  • Guess Who

    I think a lot of women’s hair sheds as they go into adulthood and beyond, especially after pregnancy.

    It’s not a shame! You do what MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD and SEXY!

  • Guess Who

    I absolutely refused to get my hair straightened when I was younger, lol. I have shared this before with the board but let’s just say my mother’s side…is all for straightening. Now I don’t have an issue with it…IF I WANTED TO DO IT, lol…but they wanted me to so I could appear less one way and more another.

  • Jennifer

    I totally believe we can, it’s just a matter of being willing to put in the care required to do so. Most people don’t have the patience for that so they buy hair. But if we go back to let’s say ’85 and back, most women had a head full of healthy hair!

    Don’t get me wrong, I know some people’s hair just doesn’t grow long.

  • Jennifer

    ITA. I don’t judge anyone for their choice, it’s just not my thing. I also don’t wear makeup, just mascara and lip color. Go figure.

  • Jennifer

    That makes complete sense to me. I just think that wearing weave to the point that there is a party to reveal your natural hair is ridiculous. It shouldn’t be that deep. Hairstylists are no longer in the business of hair care, but are wig stylists and weavemasters…bc no one outside of the naturals wears her real hair anymore. I can’t remember the last time I saw a simple wash & set.

  • Cowan Cowan

    I know your not judging anyone for their choice… I don’t wear eye shadow, foundation or powder but I do my brows and wear mascara and either lipstick or gloss. People swear that I wear make up until get petty and pull out my wipes and wipe my entire face in front of them. I have oily skin.

  • Coco17

    Thinner than a mofo…u aint never lied.

  • Coco Mcluvin

    I agree with you. The most disappointing thing about weaves to me is when a woman takes it down and she has thinned, broken off or just no hair at all underneath(excluding those with medical conditions). A weave does not mean neglect your natural hair. It should still be clean, moisturized, etc.

  • Coco Mcluvin

    Women should be able to be content with what they have and keep what they have healthy, whether you it’s chic and short like Ms Sommore, Or how Jada and Nia used to rock it, shoulder length or long and lustrous. I will always be a little envious of a woman that can kill a bald fade or a taper ?

  • Jennifer

    ITA!

  • Jennifer

    Same here! And the looks I get when I make that petty no foundation move are priceless! My mama looks like the first Aunt Viv & my dad looks like dude from Miami Vice. Nice skins gonna come from that combo lol ?

  • HelloToni

    Cynthia looks so pretty.

  • HelloToni

    I’m loving all the self-righteous people on here saying they never wore weave. Please pray your never have alopecia, stress induced hair loss, Lupus or have to endure chemotherapy, or have to take any other medication that causes unsightly hair thinning/loss.

  • Coco Mcluvin
  • Sdot33

    OMG Girl here too looking like a stiff helmet. I can’t.

  • Coco17

    You a damn fool too funny!!! ????