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Is Natural Hair OK for formal occassions?

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Thickmadam

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#1
so apparently one of the actresses in The Help rocked her TWA (Teeny Weeny Afro) to the Oscars. and that buffoon Wendy Williams made a statement that natural hair is NOT ok to wear to formal occassions.
i don't have the links to the articles as i saw this on facebook this morning on my newsfeed. but anyway.

so that made me think...why do people think wearing your natural hair is not ok for weddings, award shows etc?
i got my hair pressed for Big momma's wedding as her maid (abi na matron?) of honour (and the phone calls about "sister what are you goign to do with your hair?" "sister, how are you doing your hair for the wedding? you sabi say you be chief bridesmaid" were a good indication of something. hahahahahaha)
but my hair is longer now and my hair dresser does all these fun stuff with my hair now.

i especially loved Ms Ebbe's hair in the wedding pictures posted in the gallery. she rocked her natural hair and looked absolutely amazing.

so...why do people think natural hair is not ok for formal occassions?
why do we have to go all long and flowy and silky with it?
 

Thickmadam

OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!
#3
it's something i think as a people we need to break out of.
my mother still screws up her face at my hair, and asks when i'm going to relax the hair. NEVER again is what i always tell her.

i love my natural hair, i love that i can wear it wild, in a mohawk, comb it out in an afro (thanks supermom for the tip about my hair dresser giving it shape) or twists...if i am going to a formal event now, or to a wedding, there are different styles i can, i'm waiting to do bantu knots next, but i just don't get this whole thing about saying natural hair is not for formal occassions.

i eventually saw the picture, the lady looked absolutely lovely in her green dress and hair.
i dont' know what they're talking about but they need to stop trying to shame women who've decided to wear their hair natural.


Kolo mental. So Wendy Williams thinks her 4 footer weaves are more appropriate? Lol.
 

blackbutterfly

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#5
I love me some WW but for real, who is even taking Wendy Williams seriously? The point of her comments is to draw audience members to her show, nothing more, nothing less finito! Viola Davis looked absolutely fabulous!!! She has stated that her husband told her that the wig has got to go except in her professional life which is understandable and I thought she looked young and fresh. The wig always made her look dull and older than her age especially since she always wears the black ones. I hope that because she had the courage to do it (and I don't even like saying the word "courage but since it appears to be a big deal, I guess it can be ascribed to this hairgate situation) that other African American women will follow suit!

People who are ashamed of their natural hair have their self esteem to blame for it and might I add that they lack a little something called imagination! People assume that one's natural hair is hard to style or manage meanwhile there are so many lovely things to do with natural hair which you've already mentioned, TM besides the fact that it is much CHEAPER to maintain. Check my cousin's website - Home | ebbesDream.com / Official Site - and see how she rocks all kinds of looks besides the wedding pictures I posted here. Au naturelle rules!
 

Thickmadam

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#6
....But everybody knows Wendy Williams just speaks out her axx, so no surprises there!
i didn't know her before o, until recently. and you're right, when i googled her it appears she was just a shock jock, the female version of howard stern.
but her statement cuased a firestorm o, because on my cousin's facebook page, that's where i first saw the article, her friends who've been commenting shocked me. one in particular is of the opinion that the companies who tell their employees to not wear their hair natural are very right. SAY WHAT?!!!


I love me some WW but for real, who is even taking Wendy Williams seriously? The point of her comments is to draw audience members to her show, nothing more, nothing less finito! Viola Davis looked absolutely fabulous!!! She has stated that her husband told her that the wig has got to go except in her professional life which is understandable and I thought she looked young and fresh. The wig always made her look dull and older than her age especially since she always wears the black ones. I hope that because she had the courage to do it (and I don't even like saying the word "courage but since it appears to be a big deal, I guess it can be ascribed to this hairgate situation) that other African American women will follow suit!

People who are ashamed of their natural hair have their self esteem to blame for it and might I add that they lack a little something called imagination! People assume that one's natural hair is hard to style or manage meanwhile there are so many lovely things to do with natural hair which you've already mentioned, TM besides the fact that it is much CHEAPER to maintain. Check my cousin's website - Home | ebbesDream.com / Official Site - and see how she rocks all kinds of looks besides the wedding pictures I posted here. Au naturelle rules!
people are taking her seriously, eyen eka mi. i suppose al the athletes looking for "exoticals" to quote barbaellanoir from a long time ago, and the video vixens and the real housewives have convinced our young women that natural hair is not something to wear out of the house.
hehe i have a confession, i showed my hairdresser a pic of your cousin's wedding hairstyle and she replicated the style as best as she could *grin*

and i agree with you, Ms Davis looked absolutely positively fabulous. i hope this gives women the opening to embrace their natural hair if they are so inclined.
 

blackbutterfly

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#7
Very nice, did you take a pictures? I wan see o! My dear, they can put all that chemical on all areas that grow hair on their body, that's fine with me but what is NOT fine with me is the idea that one should be ashamed of sporting a natural do at any occasion, informal or formal. All the relaxer/weave/wig makers are laughing all the way to the bank as black women continue to bank roll their ventures.
 

barbarellanoir

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#8
so apparently one of the actresses in The Help rocked her TWA (Teeny Weeny Afro) to the Oscars. and that buffoon Wendy Williams made a statement that natural hair is NOT ok to wear to formal occassions.
i don't have the links to the articles as i saw this on facebook this morning on my newsfeed. but anyway.

so that made me think...why do people think wearing your natural hair is not ok for weddings, award shows etc?
i got my hair pressed for Big momma's wedding as her maid (abi na matron?) of honour (and the phone calls about "sister what are you goign to do with your hair?" "sister, how are you doing your hair for the wedding? you sabi say you be chief bridesmaid" were a good indication of something. hahahahahaha)
but my hair is longer now and my hair dresser does all these fun stuff with my hair now.

i especially loved Ms Ebbe's hair in the wedding pictures posted in the gallery. she rocked her natural hair and looked absolutely amazing.

so...why do people think natural hair is not ok for formal occassions?
why do we have to go all long and flowy and silky with it?

Wendell's gender reassigned ass is straight ignorant, so nothing she says shocks me.....Nothing at all.
 

Thickmadam

OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!
#10
Very nice, did you take a pictures? I wan see o! My dear, they can put all that chemical on all areas that grow hair on their body, that's fine with me but what is NOT fine with me is the idea that one should be ashamed of sporting a natural do at any occasion, informal or formal. All the relaxer/weave/wig makers are laughing all the way to the bank as black women continue to bank roll their ventures.
i don't remember taking a picture with it, but that mohawk is fast becoming my signature style :) i'm sure i'll be doing that style again soon sef
i do want to address one point though, whether we like it or not, society has bred into our heads that what is acceptable is long straight hair. simple and short.
just last week i posted about a conversation i had with a co-worker who said her "tore up" hair made her look like somebody from the motherland.
it is salient, this thing that has eaten into our subconcious about appearances. it took me a while to decide to go natural, because of all the hangups, and when i finally did, the backlash from my family and friends, and each time i go to a function or around abiriba (or nigerian) women they will ask me "what are we gonig to do with your hair" "when are you going to outgrow this rebellion stage and finally do something about your hair?" i just shake my head and laugh. (but they love my mohawks though, :happy0194: , but when i wear it out wild like i am usually wont to do, they don't like it)
anyway i say all that to say that it will take a long time for society to accept that natural hair is beautiful.
as long as people like beyonce and all those people (sorry their names escape me at the moment) are flinging their hair around, the girls who look up to them will forever continue to line the pockets of wig and weave makers.



Wendell's gender reassigned ass is straight ignorant, so nothing she says shocks me.....Nothing at all.
:happy0194: Wendell!!!!!!
kai barbarellanoir you yab oooooo. at first i thought my brain was doing something funky but i slowed down and read again and yep...wendell and i let forth the laughter.
girl you're good for my day you make me laugh jare.


The beautiful thing about our hair is its versatility, we should wear it natural and be proud!
exactly! but its not that easy for people who, for decades and decades, their appearance has constantly been degraded and belittled and the standards that society has upheld as the ultimate beauty does not include natural tightly kinky curled hair.

when we start seeing more of natural hair on TV, i'll know we're making small progress.
 

Field Marshal

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#11
so apparently one of the actresses in The Help rocked her TWA (Teeny Weeny Afro) to the Oscars. and that buffoon Wendy Williams made a statement that natural hair is NOT ok to wear to formal occassions.
i don't have the links to the articles as i saw this on facebook this morning on my newsfeed. but anyway.

so that made me think...why do people think wearing your natural hair is not ok for weddings, award shows etc?
i got my hair pressed for Big momma's wedding as her maid (abi na matron?) of honour (and the phone calls about "sister what are you goign to do with your hair?" "sister, how are you doing your hair for the wedding? you sabi say you be chief bridesmaid" were a good indication of something. hahahahahaha)
but my hair is longer now and my hair dresser does all these fun stuff with my hair now.

i especially loved Ms Ebbe's hair in the wedding pictures posted in the gallery. she rocked her natural hair and looked absolutely amazing.

so...why do people think natural hair is not ok for formal occassions?
why do we have to go all long and flowy and silky with it?
:redface :1iagree:.......and you all wonder why I love her so!?!!?hbeat:
 

NTB

Well-Known Member
#13
Wendy Wendell Williams should STFU because all them nonsense acts of hers on TV makes me puke. She's trying too hard to belong and for naija we de call am forcing guy :laugh:

Natural hair is cool for any occasion.
 

Brooms

A Pimp Called Slickback
#15
it's something i think as a people we need to break out of.
my mother still screws up her face at my hair, and asks when i'm going to relax the hair. NEVER again is what i always tell her.

i love my natural hair, i love that i can wear it wild, in a mohawk, comb it out in an afro (thanks supermom for the tip about my hair dresser giving it shape) or twists...if i am going to a formal event now, or to a wedding, there are different styles i can, i'm waiting to do bantu knots next, but i just don't get this whole thing about saying natural hair is not for formal occassions.

i eventually saw the picture, the lady looked absolutely lovely in her green dress and hair.
i dont' know what they're talking about but they need to stop trying to shame women who've decided to wear their hair natural.
And we are in 2012 oo....will we ever change? It seems other races are looking inwards and we just keep looking outwards for validation. And this Wendy lady has a TV show. What are young Black children learning? Other races envy our hair. If we only knew. Rock all the styles you want chika! I wish there were natural hair salons..
 
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noone

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#16
so apparently one of the actresses in The Help rocked her TWA (Teeny Weeny Afro) to the Oscars. and that buffoon Wendy Williams made a statement that natural hair is NOT ok to wear to formal occassions.
i don't have the links to the articles as i saw this on facebook this morning on my newsfeed. but anyway.

so that made me think...why do people think wearing your natural hair is not ok for weddings, award shows etc?
i got my hair pressed for Big momma's wedding as her maid (abi na matron?) of honour (and the phone calls about "sister what are you goign to do with your hair?" "sister, how are you doing your hair for the wedding? you sabi say you be chief bridesmaid" were a good indication of something. hahahahahaha)
but my hair is longer now and my hair dresser does all these fun stuff with my hair now.

i especially loved Ms Ebbe's hair in the wedding pictures posted in the gallery. she rocked her natural hair and looked absolutely amazing.

so...why do people think natural hair is not ok for formal occassions?
why do we have to go all long and flowy and silky with it?
We've been brain-washed that's why...unfortunately by our mothers, aunties, big sisters, society etc...

"Oh, my daughter's hair is too hard to comb"..."Oh, I can't manage my hair", "Oh! I can't pay my rent but I can buy my £500 human hair... "Oh! my hair blah blah blah"
Meanwhile oyibo people are dying for our kind of hair that is so so versatile it's mind-boggling!

I also saw the picture of Viola Davis on the red carpet and she looked absolutely stunning!!!

All I can say [because I've said so much about this, I'm almost bursting blood vessels] is that we need to teach our children the beauty of our natural hair...drum it into them. Lead by example, show them role-models with natural hair or at least those that have respect for natural hair [then show them the real bald heads of those with without-weave-I-go-die:lol]

It's up to us...
 

Sifu

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#17
My hair is all natural now but I have been seriously contemplating putting in a relaxer again. It is just to hard to maintain natural hair
 

Brooms

A Pimp Called Slickback
#18
My hair is all natural now but I have been seriously contemplating putting in a relaxer again. It is just to hard to maintain natural hair
if its long, yeah, especially in North America. Short...you can't beat it. I permed, then went back to very low TWA. It saves $$$
 

Aust_nne

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#19
5 years natural with my hair and loving it. I can say my hair is quite healthy, long and a full

However, I am currently contemplating what to do my to hair for a forthcoming 'conference'. The attendees might not even notice because they are predominantly Caucasian middle age "technical' men. But how my hair might react that morning is bothering me...I secretly fear my natural hair would disobey gravity, protest over bobbypins and my strands will be dancing awilo on THAT 6am morning and by 8am, there will be frizzfest.

Currently, my bad hair days balances my good hair days.

anyone heard of Chi Enviro (sp?)...its like the new anti-brazzilian RAVE!!
 

Sifu

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#20
5 years natural with my hair and loving it. I can say my hair is quite healthy, long and a full

However, I am currently contemplating what to do my to hair for a forthcoming 'conference'. The attendees might not even notice because they are predominantly Caucasian middle age "technical' men. But how my hair might react that morning is bothering me...I secretly fear my natural hair would disobey gravity, protest over bobbypins and my strands will be dancing awilo on THAT 6am morning and by 8am, there will be frizzfest.

Currently, my bad hair days balances my good hair days.

anyone heard of Chi Enviro (sp?)...its like the new anti-brazzilian RAVE!!



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