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.
Last week, a roar of laughter went up in locker rooms all around the NBA when sports groupie Stiletto Jill broke the news that Chicago Bulls star Carlos Boozer was spraying his hairline on.
But last night, during the Celtics vs Bulls game, there was scant little evidence of spray dye on Boozer’s head. Apparently, Boozer washed that dye out of his hair, in favor of a new, not-so-conspicuous technique to reclaim his hairline — hair tattooing.
You see ladies, men are vainglorious about their hair too — or lack of hair, as in Boozer’s case.
As JD Anderson explains on his blog:
If you’re losing your hair and don’t want to waste your time with silly toupee’s or expensive hair replacement surgery, you can visit one of the HIS (Hair Ink Scalp) Hair Clinics in the US or UK where you can get a procedure performed that will leave you with a permanent buzz cut. Developed by Ian Watson who suffered from alopecia for $3,000 you can have hundreds of hair sized dots placed on your head to make it appear like you have a head full of hair you just don’t like to grow.
The spray on hair fad has been made more popular by celebrities such as rapper Flo Rida and Chicago Bulls star Carlos Boozer. Boozer rocked his spray on hair during a recent televised basketball game.
There is an entire line of spray on hair that is dedicated to bald men or men with receding hairlines who want to look young again.
Barbers have used spray on hair dye to spruce up their clients’ heads for years. Spray on hair is big business on Amazon.com where a bottle of Hair Color Thickener sells for just $7.37. That’s cheaper than hair plugs or hair pieces.
The spray on hair craze is fueled by vanity, or the growing obsession with our own self-image. So if women can wear weave to bolster their self-image, why can’t men wear spray on hair to improve theirs?
Angelina Jolie is catching heat for her choice in hairstyles for 6-year-old daughter, Zahara. The little girl recently debuted a head full of weave at a family outing. The hair extensions normally take hours to braid and the procedure can be painful, especially if the child is tender headed.
“If Angelina wants Zahara to be in touch with her roots and have her hair braided then she can do that with the child’s own hair and she doesn’t need to add extensions,” celebrity groomer DaRico Jackson told RadarOnline.com.
“She is far too young for that and Angelina is creating insecurity in the little girl that what she has is not good enough.
“Growing up with siblings who have long flowing hair, Zahara may grow to feel that her own natural hair is not pretty enough, and that without the fake hair she is not beautiful. She should be made to embrace who she is.”
Jackson added: “There are many cute styles that Zahara can have without adding fake hair at such a tender age.”
I agree, but many women in the black community put weave extensions in their daughter’s hair. It’s a matter of convenience for women who don’t have the time or money to take better care of their children’s hair.