Blue Ivy Carter's Hair

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I am unsure of whether or not this topic has been posted already, but can someone explain the outrage against Blue Ivy's natural hair? Every article I read, there are commenters telling Beyonce to "comb her hair" or "do something with it." This angers me. As black folks, we have come a long way. Natural hair has become more celebrated, but I still feel as if curly hair (Type 3) in comparision to kinky hair (Type 4) is more celebrated. I respect the 4A-4C naturals who have the courage to wear their natural fros out and proud. While I have come to terms with my hair, I still style it in twist-outs/braid-outs for a more defined look. I have spent countless hours at night styling my hair when I have a big exam the next morning. Can someone explain WHY white people can comb their hair and go? Why do black folks need to primp, braid, twist, style, smooth their hair to look more acceptable? Why can't we wash and go like white folks? Looking at Blue's hair, it does not look uncombed to me. My hair has the same look after washing and detangling it. I feel people naturally assume that Blue Ivy's hair is undone because they associate kinky hair with unprofessionalism and laziness. The baby's curl pattern doesn't even look that tight. Others may disagree with what I am saying, but this is my opinion. Anyone wanna chime in?
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I realized after your post that I had not seen a pic of Blue since she was a newborn. I looked at a few photo's
and saw some remarks about her hair. I think it's beautiful. She looks like she has bed head in a few pic's but that's normal. I have yet to see a baby that did not have wild hair. I don't care if it's thick, thin, straight, curly, etc. My nephews had stick straight, thin hair that floated above their heads. Their hair would move when they were completely still. That's part of being a cute kid. Honestly, I wish more people would just go, and not worry about it. Your hair pattern has nothing to do with your level of intelligence, professionalism, drive, neatness, etc. That is a completely idiotic notion for those with little of all the above.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I just googled her too - she looks adorable. There is nothing wrong with her hair at all. I often let my daughter (similar hair pattern) wash and go after detangling and she rocks it.

Oh, people have lost their minds. She is adorable. There is nothing wrong with her hair!

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I think a little girl that age looks fine w/ loose/free/unstyled hair.

I personally made a point to put at least a barette in my daughter's hair every day from the time she was about 6 months old. But that was just my choice. I would never expect anyone to spend a lot of time doing the hair of a baby that young (unless they just wanted to).
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My post somehow got lost, but....

I think its not so much about the texture, but that fact that she is a girl. Black, white, asian, whatever, I think people expect little girls to have girly things in their hair.
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^^ Right. I don't know what some people expect. She's a baby! They're up, they're down, they roll around. They don't need a team of stylists.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

Bit of a side track:

Speaking of.... I've had a complete and total brain fart What was the recent commercial for that showed babies (many of the curly) with the most adorable hair? They were sitting up in cribs and their hair was going everywhere. ZOMG! That was one of the sweetest commercials I have seen in a long time.

I love baby hair.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

She's a baby and babies have unruly hair. I think the people who complain are being stupid and projecting their own issues on this kid. When I read about the outcry a few weeks ago, most of the criticism came from moms who said they used to braid and comb and style their babies' hair so Beyonce should be able to do the same. They equated it with abuse for letting the poor baby go out like that.

I'm not sure I'd put anything hard in a baby's hair for fear of choking, but that's just me.
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Originally Posted by Lotsawaves
Yes!! Thank you for posting it.

Way too cute!
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I realized after your post that I had not seen a pic of Blue since she was a newborn. I looked at a few photo's
and saw some remarks about her hair. I think it's beautiful. She looks like she has bed head in a few pic's but that's normal. I have yet to see a baby that did not have wild hair. I don't care if it's thick, thin, straight, curly, etc. My nephews had stick straight, thin hair that floated above their heads. Their hair would move when they were completely still. That's part of being a cute kid. Honestly, I wish more people would just go, and not worry about it. Your hair pattern has nothing to do with your level of intelligence, professionalism, drive, neatness, etc. That is a completely idiotic notion for those with little of all the above.
Originally Posted by Fifi.G
My nephew has stick straight hair that floats! It's the cutest thing ever!
Blue Ivy Carter's Hair-imageuploadedbycurltalk1373340835.509136.jpg

My DD had totally unruly hair and she pulled out every barrette, pony, braid I ever put in it. I just gave up.
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^ He is so precious, Jess! And that hair I miss waking up to a little faces, and heads full of floating hair, looking at me after sleep overs.


Naturaldoll, I can not blame you for watching that once a week. Between the hair and the happy faces, it just makes you feel good.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??


Last edited by Fifi.G; 07-08-2013 at 09:57 PM.
Originally Posted by Spider
I read one of the links he cited about Zahara Jolie's hair (Newsweek). Then I googled her hair.



I will not oil, comb, and preen my daughter every night before she goes to bed. Overkill.

I'm teaching my daughter that she doesn't need all kinds of accessories. She doesn't need a fix, and when I ask her, she doesn't always want them. Guess what? SHE thinks she's beautiful, no matter what anyone else is thinking.


She is beautiful Munchy!
Originally Posted by inheritedcurls
WOW, she is!
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So cute, Munchy! Props for teaching her to love her hair...I know how that is...
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