When former NAACP president Rachel Dolezal spoke with NBC Today’s Matt Lauer about her transracial orientation on Tuesday, most viewers wondered how she got her Caucasian hair to behave like black hair. The answer is simpler than you thought.
When singer/actress Zendaya Coleman walked the red carpet at the 2015 Oscars wearing fake dreads, no one thought her look would start a trend.
Detroit hairstylists have joined forces to catch a hair thief they have dubbed the “weave runner.” The woman is well-known for getting her weave done and running out without paying.
Pop star Nicki Minaj released more photos of her thinning hair on social media yesterday. In photos uploaded to Instagram and Twitter.com, Nicki is seen wet and topless after apparently taking a shower. Many of Nicki’s 17 million Twitter followers swooned and admired Nicki’s mid-back length. But hair care experts are not impressed.
While cosmetologists applaud Nicki for disposing of her wigs and weaves, they contend that Nicki’s ends shows signs of breakage and thinning which can easily be repaired with the proper diet and vitamins.
You may have heard that rapper Nicki Minaj fired her entire Glam squad for making her look like a hot mess these last couple of years. Well, Terrence Davidson, Nicki’s wig maker, decided to come forward and clear the air in a letter to his fans (yes, he has fans).
Terrence’e letter reads more like an online resume than clearing the air. He’s basically putting the word out that his questionable wig-making skills are available for the right price. But after seeing the disastrous wigs on Nicki, he probably won’t get too many job offers.
Maybe Beyonce needs a wig maker who specializes in circus or sideshow style wigs?
Read Terrence’s letter after the break.
Here is a comedic take on the late Notorious BIG’s hit track “Ten Crack Commandments,” titled “Ten Weave Commandments” by @Urbancomedynet. This video is strictly for women whose weave game is in need of serious help. This is 2012. There is no excuse for women to walk around with matted fur on their heads. Weave only looks good when it’s well-maintained and clean. Don’t just put weave in and leave it in for 6 months. Your friends won’t tell you if your weave smells.
The Ten helpful Tips are as follows:
1. Never let your tracks show (self-explanatory)
2. Always travel with your weave glue (or hair pins in case a track falls out)
3. Always pat your head when it’s itchy (patting won’t pull out the tracks or make your hair messy)
4. Never lie and say “it’s all mine.”
5. Never make your weave too greasy (there’s nothing worse than a greasy weave, believe me)
A movement back to natural hair is underway in the U.S., and Beyonce’s sister, Solange Knowles is at the forefront of that movement.
Solange and the “Transitioning Movement” wants to help black women to return to their roots and embrace their natural hair. So Solange created a video to promote a new website started by Carol’s Daughter called transitioningmovement.com.
In a chat with Lisa Price, Solange, who usually wears afro wigs, talked about her decision to go natural. “To me, [it’s] just another outlet of expression,” she explained. “It’s funny to see the social response, their interpretations of what a haircut, what a hair change means.”
The Transitioning Movement website — which launches this spring — will offer tips, product recommendations, photos, expert Q&A sessions and more for women transitioning from relaxers and weaves back to their natural wavy or curly hair.
This is good news for women like Kiyah S., who has already started the transitioning process on her own. Kiyah grew out her perm this year after wearing weaves for most of her adult life. This past weekend, she wore her soft, tight curls in an afro style to a lunch date. She grinned from ear-to-ear when a man complimented her on her afro. It isn’t often that women get compliments from men on their hair weaves.