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More young men are speaking out publicly about their disapproval of hair weave and wigs. Black women have been wearing hair extensions and lacefront wigs exclusively for decades.

Natural hair care forums are still around, but their numbers are dwindling as more women choose weaves.

A recent poll shows nearly 90% of Black women say they wear weave or lacefront wigs.

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Some men are speaking out on manosphere forums. A majority of men on one forum agree that women wear hair weave to impress each other - not to impress men.

One man who recently got out of a 9 year relationship says he's struggling to find a Black woman who doesn't wear weave and heavy makeup.

"Ive never been a fan of heavy makeup and weaves but they are in abundance out here and on these apps," he wrote. "I've met a lot of women so far but only clicked with one so far... but im struggling getting past the weaves and heavy make up... am I wrong?"

One man responded, "I can’t do weaves. I like my women natural," while others expressed their dislike of weave.

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One commenter took a different approach, saying the OP was "missing out on some quality Black women" by focusing on their hair.

"Without a doubt you are missing out on some quality black women if weaves and extensions are a deal breaker. It's culturally ingrained at this point. I see less blonde and Indian hair type weaves today from black women than I was seeing ten years ago. They tend to be textured appropriately and a lot of women look great with the right style. The box braids are going to destroy a lot of edges though, but I'd be okay with weaves so long as it looked tasteful and she actually took care of her real hair."

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African news anchor Barmel Lyons went viral for wearing her natural hair on the air for the first time.

The Atlanta-based media host and content creator wore her natural curls on the CBS46 News set for the first time.

Like most Black women, Barmel chooses to hide her natural curls under European style wigs because she has been conditioned to adopt society's beauty standard for hair.

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Barmel posted a video on Instagram after freeing her curls last week.

She captioned the video:

PUT SOME RESPECT ON MY CURLS listennnn the crown is here to stay baby [crown emoji]!

As a reporter sometimes you are faced with challenge of being and doing what's "appropriate" what's considered "acceptable" & “non-distracting” but the #Atlanta community, family and peers have shown me so much love [heart emoji] NO MATTER if you are straight, curly or protective - as long as you are SHOWING UP as YOU Your authenticity will always shine through. There is so much power in my crown [Black power emoji].

Put a "[crown]" emoji in the caption & SHARE this video if you agree."

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Savannah James, wife of NBA star LeBron James, will celebrate the New Year in style. The mom-of-three showed off her new blonde lacefront wig in preparation for her New Year party.

Savannah took to TikTok to post a video after her stylist completed the custom wig install.

The video was reposted on Twitter, where followers praised the 35-year-old natural beauty.
 


 

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Actor Lakeith Stanfield was "canceled" by "woke" social media users after he criticized VP candidate Kamala Harris's lacefront wig.

Many women commented on Kamala's wig sitting askew on her head during the debate. But the criticism hits different when it comes from a man.

Lakeith, 29, expressed his displeasure with Kamala's wig on Instagram. He posted a split screen image of Vice President Mike Pence and Kamala, and he commented on her wig, rating it as "sad."

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"I don't like her hair," he wrote, "but other than that this is better than the last one but still sad."

After some backlash from the 55-year-old senator's supporters, Lakeith put his followers in check. "I say what I want on my page," he wrote.

"Where are all you warriors of power when i post about the things that i believe in and support? You won't pressure me into speaking how YOU think i should speak."

Question: Do you agree with Lakeith that the wig Kamala wore during the debates was sad? Do you believe she could've done better?

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Kenya Moore is back at it again. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star takes great pride in her long, glorious hair weave which she claims as her own hair. At age 48, Kenya is an inspiration to young women who believe they, too, will have waist length hair when they approach 50.

Unfortunately, things are never as they seem. Kenya, 48, took offense to fellow cast member Marlo Hampton saying she wears wigs.

In response, Kenya posted a video in which she claims all of that lustrous hair is growing out of her scalp.

Granted, her stylist did a great job installing her wig unit, but it's very difficult to blend thin hair into a lacefront and pass it off as your own.

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Here is an image from the video that clearly shows the line where Kenya's thin hair is blended into the wig. Look at the hair above her ear.

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If you still can't see it, here is another image where you can see the difference in texture and color of her real hair verses the wig. I lightened the thin, wispy hair over her ear so you can see the change in texture at the demarcation line.

Now watch the video again. Notice that her stylist parts her hair at that exact line above her ear where the wig begins.

Then Kenya pulls her hair back from her face to reveal her jagged edges and the thinning hair over her ear.

No 48-year-old woman has thick, jet black hair down to her butt. Even Stevie Wonder can see that's a wig.

Do better Kenya.

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Gabrielle Union is breaking her silence after she was let go as a judge on America's Got Talent for complaining about the "toxic" work environment. The outspoken 47-year-old actress lasted only one season on AGT before network bosses terminated her and fellow judge Julianne Hough, 31.

According to Variety.com, staffers at the NBC talent competition complained over "half a dozen times" about her various ethnic hairstyles.

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Staffers reportedly complained about Union's hair weave products, telling the mother-of-one that her various hairstyles were "too black" for the show's audience.

But a network source denied that Union only received feedback about hair continuity during season 14.

The news was first reported by lovebscott.com that the Bring It On star and fellow judge Julianne Hough were dropped from AGT ahead of season 15. Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, who are Caucasian, and host Terry Crews, who is Black, are expected to return next season.

According to Variety.com, numerous incidents left Union uncomfortable - such as when guest judge Jay Leno allegedly made a racially insensitive joke while visiting the show's offices.

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"Leno made a crack about a painting on display in a hallway of the show's Simon Cowell, surrounded by his dogs. Leno joked that the pets looked like something one would find 'on the menu at a Korean restaurant'," according to four people who were present at the time of Leno's wisecrack.

According to Variety, Union asked producers to report the incident to Human Resources but, following a conversation with a NBC executive, the matter was dropped.

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Other incidents Union complained about included one involving a white male contestant, who wowed the audience with his quick changes between costumes. At one point, he donned dark make-up to look like the American singer Beyonce - which angered Union and caused her to object to the contestant being in the show.

The contestant was apparently still allowed to audition, but the audition was cut before the show aired.

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The Variety report also claims that both Union and Hough (pictured) were consistently given "excessive notes on their physical experience," which had a big impact on their morale - particularly for Hough.

However, Hough, who wants to keep working in Hollywood, denied the claims in a statement to E! News, telling the outlet: "I had a wonderful time on America's Got Talent, I loved working with the cast, crew and producers. I am happy to continue my working relationship with NBC."

Meanwhile, NBC hit back at the report in their own statement, which read: "America’s Got Talent has a long history of inclusivity and diversity in both our talent and the acts championed by the show.

"The judging and host line-up has been regularly refreshed over the years and that is one of the reasons for AGT’s enduring popularity. NBC and the producers take any issues on set seriously."

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Alonzo Arnold is the go-to-stylist for custom hair weaves and lacefront wigs in Atlanta. According to Respect-mag.com, he is the youngest of three children raised by working class parents in East Atlanta.

Alonzo is best known for building custom wigs with virgin hair extensions such as the stunning unit he is modeling in the above photo.

Alonzo works out of his downtown salon or in your home by appointment only.

Alonzo's celebrity clients include Tameka "Tiny" Harris, Tamar Braxton, Premadonna, Tiny's daughter Zonnique Pullins, and Kim Zolciak, just to name a few.

You can check out his full line of virgin hair wigs and custom wig products here.
 

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