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Old 11-09-2012, 05:43 PM   #1
 
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Default Soledad O'Brien's Misbehaving Hair

So, I came across this article about Soledad O'Brien: Soledad O'Brien - YouBeauty.com

Yes, she's intelligent, successful, even compassionate. But then I get to page two where she says “We don’t want the hair to be the thing the audience concentrates on." Of course not. We've got important news to cover! But her stylist does say that she uses keratin straightening to "coax the journalist’s hair into behaving more compliantly".

I have no problem with women straightening their hair however they want to do it, but does that mean that my hair is misbehaving?

I'm really not surprised by this sort of hair attitude. But it kind of makes me feel that I would never be successful in TV journalism (or whatever other profession; take your pick...) because I allow my hair to misbehave like an uncontrolled, unruly child.

I'm a middle-aged woman. I shouldn't care! Right? Or... am I being overly sensitive?
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:21 PM   #2
 
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I'm 51 and I allow myself and my hair to misbehave whenever I feel like it

If people relate straight hair to "compliancy" then I want nothing to do with it ;p I have never been one to conform, anyways. I like to think of my hair as an outer advertisement of my inner self lol! Anyways, I cannot see being who you are as misbehaving...curl on, hon!
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:58 PM   #3
 
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So, I came across this article about Soledad O'Brien: Soledad O'Brien - YouBeauty.com

Yes, she's intelligent, successful, even compassionate. But then I get to page two where she says “We don’t want the hair to be the thing the audience concentrates on." Of course not. We've got important news to cover! But her stylist does say that she uses keratin straightening to "coax the journalist’s hair into behaving more compliantly".

I have no problem with women straightening their hair however they want to do it, but does that mean that my hair is misbehaving?

I'm really not surprised by this sort of hair attitude. But it kind of makes me feel that I would never be successful in TV journalism (or whatever other profession; take your pick...) because I allow my hair to misbehave like an uncontrolled, unruly child.

I'm a middle-aged woman. I shouldn't care! Right? Or... am I being overly sensitive?
It's called assimilation. How many times have you seen a natural woman reading the news? Especially a WOC. I'm not talking entertainment or specialized news like business or politics but mainstream news. The answer is probably never. I work in broadcast news and I wear wigs to work. Nobody is frying my hair with relaxers, keratin treatments or a 450 degree flat iron!! My curly coworkers either blowout, flat iron, bkt or relax.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:25 PM   #4
 
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Adthomas have you ever heard of Rochelle Ritchie? She is a news reporter with natural hair. She did a story on going natural and the big chop in 2010.

Rochelle Ritchie
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:28 PM   #5
 
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I love the name Soledad O'Brien.
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Adthomas have you ever heard of Rochelle Ritchie? She is a news reporter with natural hair. She did a story on going natural and the big chop in 2010.

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I don't know her know her but I have spoken to her on the phone and I have exchanged emails.
She's in Baltimore now I believe. And newly engaged according to FB. Congrats!!

I forgot about her for a minute. Believe me she is a rarity. One thing that "helps" me is having been diagnosed with a form of Alopecia. My derm told me I cannot put chemicals in my hair so now it's a medical issue.
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Hair doesn't misbehave. It behaves just as it's supposed to. And when people use that word or say they need to 'tame' their hair it really makes me grit my teeth.
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Adthomas have you ever heard of Rochelle Ritchie? She is a news reporter with natural hair. She did a story on going natural and the big chop in 2010.

Rochelle Ritchie
I don't know her know her but I have spoken to her on the phone and I have exchanged emails.
She's in Baltimore now I believe. And newly engaged according to FB. Congrats!!

I forgot about her for a minute. Believe me she is a rarity. One thing that "helps" me is having been diagnosed with a form of Alopecia. My derm told me I cannot put chemicals in my hair so now it's a medical issue.
That's awesome that you have spoken to her! Yeah, she is a rarity. I am hoping that she won't be in the next few years, then you can let your beautiful hair be free.
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Adthomas have you ever heard of Rochelle Ritchie? She is a news reporter with natural hair. She did a story on going natural and the big chop in 2010.

Rochelle Ritchie
I don't know her know her but I have spoken to her on the phone and I have exchanged emails.
She's in Baltimore now I believe. And newly engaged according to FB. Congrats!!

I forgot about her for a minute. Believe me she is a rarity. One thing that "helps" me is having been diagnosed with a form of Alopecia. My derm told me I cannot put chemicals in my hair so now it's a medical issue.
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Hair doesn't misbehave. It behaves just as it's supposed to. And when people use that word or say they need to 'tame' their hair it really makes me grit my teeth.
This...***grits teeth***

This disappoints me.
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