Talk show Diva Tyra Banks plans to trade in her trademark weave for her own flowing locks and she's challenging other women to do the same.
“This season on The Tyra Show we’re taking it to the next level and getting more real than ever before by encouraging women everywhere to own and rock what they’ve got and be proud! For the Season 5 premiere, I will be doing just that - no fake hair, I’m rocking my REAL hair. This will all be going down on September 8, 2009, which we’re declaring National Real Hair Day! We welcome everyone to go natural with me!”
Tyra believes there is nothing sexy anymore about horse hair or Yaki no matter how you style it. It's still horse hair.
Some of our women see weave as an absolute necessity because they can't afford to get their hair done every week. Others have convinced themselves that their men like weave and that's why they wear it. But every man I've spoken to laugh at weave wearing chicks behind their backs. They see hair weave as a sort of prosthesis for black women who can't grow hair.
It diminishes our self worth and decreases our value. That's why many brothers flaunt LSLH chicks (with real hair, not synthetic) in our faces. They want their kids to have good hair so they won't have to use weave as a crutch all their lives.
The Domican salons are increasingly crowded with black women who have finally figured out that the key to growing hair is to stop abusing it with hair glue, flat irons, curling irons and harsh chemicals.
Tyra says it's time to stop the madness! Wear your real hair and be proud!
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