Saturday, 25 July 2009

Shaved Heads - A call to Natural hair or a fashion Fad?


Lately, I've noticed a couple of female American celebrities sporting shaved heads - not the partially shaved reinvented Salt n Pepa look, the real all off coconut/bald head. And some of them are receiving a lotta negative publicity for it.

In my experience, when a woman shaves her head it's usually part of the Big Chop (BC), she's had enough of relaxers or perms or weaves and has decided to try something new.. or boldy enter the world of natural Afro hair.

So.. is Solange going natural because she is 'going natural' or is it (as her critics say) an 'attention seeking act', a 'fashion faux pas' or 'an attempt at copying Amber'? I'd like to think she just felt like going natural (temporarily or permanently) and I think that people who say her head looks like a 'dirty tennis ball' are just being mean!

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Solange has allegedly stated on Twitter that it wasn't a publicity stunt, she just wanted to.

I'm all for it... I think she should grow it out and get SisterLocks! Yay!

5 comments:

Gigglz said...

I would love to think that the natural hair movement has made its way to Hollywood. Unfortunately, I don't believe it has. The head shaving is a fad and attention seeking from celebrities currently on the "D" list who are trying to get to the "A" list. They need the media and paparazzi to talk about them (mind you I read the In Touch and Life and Style magazines). This may last through the end of the year, but its not a statement of self acceptance its a statement of look at me!

Vickie said...

y dont they give her a break? a woman is entitled to do as she pleases with her hair. i like it.

Bajan Lily said...

I dunno Vickie, I see your point but I think I'm with Gigglz on this one. That said - I'd still like to see more 'celebrities' with natural hair whether cornrowed, loose or locked!!

Gigglz said...

I dunno either BajanLily - I just think its for the wrong reasons and now that it is getting her attention she is trying to turn it around like its for her self acceptance. the natural hair movement is growing so seems like she is jumping on the band wagon now that the have called her on it.

Anonymous said...

I've noticed that a lot of women in Barbados have shaven heads, and sometimes it could be a case of illness/fashion so I've not been tempted to ask cos I ain't sure what the answer would be!

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