"There are STILL relaxers out there!" SO TIRED of this mentality!
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: "There are STILL relaxers out there!" SO TIRED of this mentality!
Kay...Im watching this Fashion Queen show with Lawrence and Derek from the Real House Wives Of Atlanta....did yall hear what they said about natural hair? Like really....that type of ignorance should be dead and gone. Im sure there will be response videos on youtube about it, but Lawrence said something to the effect of natural hair isn't for every body and if it's short you need to go ahead and weave it up, relax it and I mean "there ARE relaxers out there". It was blatant natural hair hate. It wasnt even partially objective or even nice....he said it with disdain. Even referencing "going to your stylist to see if it's right for you". Derek on the other hand, which surprised me, said he flat out hated natural hair and wasnt with "the movement", I believe (forgive me if these are not exact quotes....I left the room).
Look bruh bruh.....you sitttin up here with a BAD weave, BAD skin and you tryna talk to naturals about whether it's "right for us" or not? How many women come out of your hair salon with healthy, long, thick, lustrous hair? Because there is a whole community of naturals that have achieved that....WITHOUT stylists and relaxers. Let's be real....the only reason they hate natural hair is because natural hair LIBERATES you from stylists....and they can't deal. They dont know how to do a bomb twist out with just shea and water. They don't know how to get a beautiful red hair color with just henna. Or get hip length natural hair with minimal breakage. They don't know how to make 4b natural hair press silky straight with ease. If we want to....we know how to. We can wash our hair without coming to yall...and we aint worried about running from the rain.
It's not so much him but the mentality. I've found, that amongst a LOT of men gay or not, that they have this whole "Natural is not for you" attitude towards people who do the big chop and have TWAs. It's VERY discouraging because we ALL know how that can be either a liberating experience or horrible experience depending on the support we receive (when we first go natural).
I don't know I hope that show is cancelled, talk about ostracizing an entire segment of people...and on the first episode too! Everyone has different opinions, but an ignorant opinion...Im not about to waste my tv time listening to. It just bothers me, people dont want to sem "ignorant" so they dont just come out and be blatant with their natural hair hate...they cover it up by saying "Oh it's just not for you" "Oh but it's just that it's short".
Anyway, have you all seen the show and his statement? What are your thoughts?
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