ciara's cornrows

I log onto yahoo and they had this link about J Hud's fashion fiasco. I agreed with that. (I would have also added that her wig was a hot mess) But then I thumb through the other photos. Mostly right on in their assesment but I see a well coiffed Ciara rocking what looks like her natural hair in cornrows and everyone is saying that it's a don't. That it isn't formal... that she's too pretty for that hair style... that the style is ghetto... she looks like she's a prisoner etc.

I think she looks fabu and much better than she did with the brownish blonde hair hat she was wearing a little while ago.

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Ladies dish. I've heard even some us natural hair lovers admit that we couldn't leave the house with twists ,braids, cornrows or bantu knots. What is it about these(very often beautiful) styles that makes folks apprehensive.
"She's BLACK they are known for that kinda hair!" posted by a white girl...is she serious? i guess she hasn't seen joss stone and a million white girls coming back from the caribbean with their beaded cornrows...

i personally don't like the look on ciara. cornrows can be worn for formal occasions, though. i don't think she was out of pocket for wearing them to the event.
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Im a fan of cornrows but those did not look good on Ciara. I think it was the number of cornrows that bothered me....idk. Just didn't like the look.
As far as people saying its not pretty, not formal, and etc I could care less. I doubt Ciara reads those comments and even if she did she wouldn't let a bunch of anonymous people dictate how she wears her hair. You can never get a 100% of people to agree on one thing/look so don't even bother being offended by what someone else says.
I hate most of her loose weaves also.
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That doesn't even look like Ciara to me.
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I log onto yahoo and they had this link about J Hud's fashion fiasco. I agreed with that. (I would have also added that her wig was a hot mess) But then I thumb through the other photos. Mostly right on in their assesment but I see a well coiffed Ciara rocking what looks like her natural hair in cornrows and everyone is saying that it's a don't. That it isn't formal... that she's too pretty for that hair style... that the style is ghetto... she looks like she's a prisoner etc.

I think she looks fabu and much better than she did with the brownish blonde hair hat she was wearing a little while ago.

http://omg.yahoo.com/photos/what-wer...902/7#comments

Ladies dish. I've heard even some us natural hair lovers admit that we couldn't leave the house with twists ,braids, cornrows or bantu knots. What is it about these(very often beautiful) styles that makes folks apprehensive.
Originally Posted by afrikurl
Since you asked, her braids are very neat, but I wouldn't wear them like that. I'm in the crowd that thinks large braids look ghetto, but I'm trying to get over that. I guess because growing up, the only people I ever saw rockin' the fat cornrows were ghetto @ss hood rats. I like smaller braids. That's just me and my bias. Lately, I have been braiding larger than usual. Maybe one day I'll step out in some fat braids.

(To clarify, I don't think the people who wear big braids are "ghetto". I just think the braids make them look "ghetto".)
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Those big doodoo corn rows are cute if your going jogging lol. But at a formal event...not so much. She look like she's ready to "Set it off" lol. If they were smaller and had a little more flare it would of been really nice.


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Those big doodoo corn rows are cute if your going jogging lol. But at a formal event...not so much. She look like she's ready to "Set it off" lol. If they were smaller and had a little more flare it would of been really nice.
Originally Posted by Cammyb

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Those big doodoo corn rows are cute if your going jogging lol. But at a formal event...not so much. She look like she's ready to "Set it off" lol. If they were smaller and had a little more flare it would of been really nice.
Originally Posted by Cammyb

ACK!! i can't breathe!! LMAO

i agree. some of the comments are bogus but everything is not a race issue. imo that style does nothing for her, i don't like it. but they are very neat lol
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Hmm...I didn't get that memo about cornrows being "ghetto" or "looking ghetto". It's one of my fav hairstyles,though I admit I have to wear makeup and accessories or I can look a little boyish. I couldn't look at the comments...I saw a couple and it was a wrap.

Anyway, I don't like the hair with the dress but I don't think the hair looks bad at all...
Ladies dish. I've heard even some us natural hair lovers admit that we couldn't leave the house with twists ,braids, cornrows or bantu knots. What is it about these(very often beautiful) styles that makes folks apprehensive.
Originally Posted by afrikurl
I won't go out in Bantu knots, not because they aren't pretty, (I love em) but because they look horrible on me! I can't answer what makes others apprehensive about these styles...
I've walked out the house wearing twists and braids that I did myself, and while I didn't think I looked the cutest AND my sister made some remark about me looking like Felisha off Friday, I still had them in because sometimes I just need a break from my hair.

I've seen twists and braids worn for formal occasions and even cornrows once, but the woman had the length of her braids put up in an updo. And I didn't recognize Ciara in that picture either! To tell you the truth she looks like a whole different person without the blonde weave. It's a refreshing change, but I do wish she would've chosen smaller cornrows or a had them styled differently. It's not ugly or horrible on her, but smaller braids would've suited her small bone structure and features better.
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the j hudson outfit wasn't cut on her. rumor is she's preggy. maybe that outfit could conceal it...

anyway, i do think cornrows can look more casual than dressy. i remember when alicia keyes used to wear cornrows a lot and they looked fine but i think it's better when they are smaller and more rows and i also like when they are underhand vs on top if that makes sense. now i can't cornrow to save my life but i do like the ones that are "underneath" instead of on top. ciara has a pretty face and beautiful skin. i bet she would look so nice with her natural hair or curls or a curly weave...oh well...
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I log onto yahoo and they had this link about J Hud's fashion fiasco. I agreed with that. (I would have also added that her wig was a hot mess)
I liked Ciara's cornrows. What is going on with Jennifer Hudson's outfit? Turbo from Breakin'(break dancing movie from the 80's) is trying to get his outfit back.
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Originally Posted by Cammyb

Those big doodoo corn rows are cute if your going jogging lol. But at a formal event...not so much. She look like she's ready to "Set it off" lol. If they were smaller and had a little more flare it would of been really nice.
Lol! Y'all are killin' me!

I won't wear bantus out because they accentuate my rather large cranium. I have no problems wearing twists, braids or cornrows outside of my house, but only small ones.
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To tell you the truth she looks like a whole different person without the blonde weave.
Completely!
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I actually went and read through the comments. What I read wasn't about people hating on natural hair or braids or anything like that. Most people were just saying that her outfit, hair style, and event didn't match. And I agree. I will bust mine out but not to a read carpet event. Now if they were micros or mini's that she could manipulate into a different style okay. But that particular style isn't formal and doesn't really go with her outfit.
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I'm sorry...I'm not a big fan of 'corn row' aka 'cane rows'. I don't like seeing so much scalp

However I do think that she looks fabulous!
I loved that look. The comments made me sad though, when will black hair be allowed to exist next to black female skin in the upper echelons? We have had a color revolution but for some reasons the hair revolution hasn't made it yet.

I'm interested in how cornrows are not appropriate for a formal event. They are one of the many incarnations that natural Black hair takes and needs and so the idea that we have ingrained in us that they are no appropriate for formal events I do indeed see that as having an innate prejudice against Black natural hair. I have a funny feeling that the same people saying the cornrows are not right for the sophisticated outfit and place would also have a problem had she worn her natual texture loose. You can see this in many of them not just saying the cornrows don't look right for her face and outfit (I beg to differ she rocked them out) but tacking on that she needs she go back to "long flowing hair".

Those comments were very sad and a good example of the racism tied up in hating natural hair. The cornrows were called "ghetto, prison braids". If you think a hair type that doesn't belong naturally to someone looks better on them than their natural phenotype (and braids are completely a part of the Black phenotype) and that braids are not appropriate for a red carpet event it's time to evaluate why. And I am absolutely sure braids/cornrows/loose natural hair are more prevalent, at this point in time in America, in the prison system than on our Black celebrities walking the red carpet (though I beg to differ about the ghetto, I have seen far more atrocious weaves in the ghetto than I have seen natural hair).

But that in itself should raise red flags that the natural hair of an entire people has been deemed unsuitable for the rich and famous of that people. And the only people allowed to wear our African hairstyles and hair without comment are the lowest of the low in our society. 1+1=2.


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I loved that look. The comments made me sad though, when will black hair be allowed to exist next to black female skin in the upper echelons? We have had a color revolution but for some reasons the hair revolution hasn't made it yet.

I'm interested in how cornrows are not appropriate for a formal event. They are one of the many incarnations that natural Black hair takes and needs and so the idea that we have ingrained in us that they are no appropriate for formal events I do indeed see that as having an innate prejudice against Black natural hair. I have a funny feeling that the same people saying the cornrows are not right for the sophisticated outfit and place would also have a problem had she worn her natual texture loose. You can see this in many of them not just saying the cornrows don't look right for her face and outfit (I beg to differ she rocked them out) but tacking on that she needs she go back to "long flowing hair".

Those comments were very sad and a good example of the racism tied up in hating natural hair. The cornrows were called "ghetto, prison braids". If you think a hair type that doesn't belong naturally to someone looks better on them than their natural phenotype (and braids are completely a part of the Black phenotype) and that braids are not appropriate for a red carpet event it's time to evaluate why. And I am absolutely sure braids/cornrows/loose natural hair are more prevalent, at this point in time in America, in the prison system than on our Black celebrities walking the red carpet (though I beg to differ about the ghetto, I have seen far more atrocious weaves in the ghetto than I have seen natural hair).

But that in itself should raise red flags that the natural hair of an entire people has been deemed unsuitable for the rich and famous of that people. And the only people allowed to wear our African hairstyles and hair without comment are the lowest of the low in our society. 1+1=2.
Originally Posted by KinkyKeeper
the comments were talking about her hair style not her hair texture. And again, so what someone says that to them the style is ghetto or they look like prison braids, to them, thats what they look like.
And a lot of female celebrities are natural underneath the weaves and choose to wear weaves because it protects their hair.
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I log onto yahoo and they had this link about J Hud's fashion fiasco. I agreed with that. (I would have also added that her wig was a hot mess)
I liked Ciara's cornrows. What is going on with Jennifer Hudson's outfit? Turbo from Breakin'(break dancing movie from the 80's) is trying to get his outfit back.
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OMG lmao@Turbo!!!

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