Baby, Bye! Celebs Who Took Their Baby Hair Too Far

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July 20, 2012 ‐ By

In the ’90’s if you didn’t have baby hair, you weren’t doing much. Black folk across the country spent countless hours in the mirror, using a toothbrush and gel to shape the perfect swirl around their edges. Slick and sleek was the look and no one was trying to be caught with frizzy edges. Check out the artists who took the baby hair phenomenon to a whole new level.

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Ginuwine

If we could dub anyone King of the baby hair it would be Ginuwine. Back in the ’90’s it was nothing for our R&B singers to really tap into their feminine sides. And Ginuwine certainly wasn’t shy. The only question we have is, was he the one standing in the mirror perfecting his baby hair or did he get Missy to do it.

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  • Stephanie PhDiva Miller

    I didn’t know Chilli wasn’t a Black female

  • temp

    Why is Michael Jackson up here? That looks like a pic from when he lost his hair due to a freak accident.

  • DanYiel Teflon

    No Matter what anyone says
    Kimberly Lil’ Kim Jones always
    Rocks her Natural hair to LOOK FLYYYY!!

  • Liny Lu

    NO NO NO

  • diannna

    I like baby hair but not everyone has it even though they think they do, I don’t mind as long as it’s not too crazy, baby hair is cool as long as you don’t brush it to the point where your mixing baby hair with your adult hair now that’s yucky, baby hair should be subtle not thick like how some of these people are wearing it.

  • Guest

    lol

  • Renata Barnes

    We have to keep in mind that burn Michael got from the Pepsi commercial in the late 80’s. I think many of us underestimated how serious that was until we saw the footage and realized just how flammable a Jheri Curl actually was.

  • LOL

    LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO @ MARQUES HOUSTON YALL WILD FOR THAT IM WEAK LMFAO

  • shunjack

    LOL…I’m dying…yall are so wrong for making fun of the “baby” hair. LOL

  • talicia

    this is dumb, at least it’s their natural hair. these girls running around with extensions and weaves look like clowns. years from now we’ll look back and laugh at them.

  • chisa

    Chili is dougla. Half East Indian and half Black.

  • Naobi

    Marques’ brother, Omarion, rocked the baby hair thing too. He should be on the list.

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  • http://www.beautifulmic.com/ beautiful mic

    MJ’s jheri curl is likely the culprit for the frontal balding.

  • http://www.beautifulmic.com/ beautiful mic

    You can’t be of Arabic descent. lol. Arabic is a language. Arab is the the actual lineage.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1677744029 Meka Blizzard-Rob

    I was guilty of this! ROTFLMAO! Anyhow, Lil Kim’s lace wig came custom with that baby hair. LOLOLOL!!!

  • Lateshia

    I love Ginuwine when he had the baby hair. He was sooo fine. Marques Houston looked so adorable I’m not gonna lie I was and still a fan of Immature/IMx. I know they did a lot of different hairstyle changes but that is what made them unique.

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  • http://twitter.com/rwfl37 N Grooms

    Missy had Fingerwaves back in the day on her entire head…

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1438551270 Jessica Lucinda Williams

    i love the pictures and had a nice laugh at each comment. Can’t believe this is news, lol!

  • Dr. Mike

    MJ was starting to bald naturally and from the burns sustained from the Pepsi commercial so he wore a piece (as revealed in his autopsy).

  • marketa

    I can’t wait until weaves to go the way of “baby hair”

  • Lmao

    I am literally crying laughing in here, mainly at the comments!

  • Afiya

    You need to add Drea Kelly (R. Kelly’s ex) to this list. She is proud of hers. “Baby hair don’t care!!!” I think that is her saying. lol

  • Shay

    Arabic is not a race! (and i use that term loosely) Rather it a written and spoken language with many sub-dialects.

    • shay

      ^is

  • Who Me?

    Yall should have put Brandy’s doll on here too.

  • cake211

    OMG i hated/hate ginuwine’s baby hair and that severe S-curl!! He looks soo freaky greasy!
    Missy’s finga waves are EPIC, those werent baby hairs
    in defense of the baby hair- some people (like me) have naturally jacked-up hair lines. for the first half-inch of my hair, its too short to do anything with it and it just looks disheveled. you gotta hit it with the Jam! or the black gel

  • eestoomuch@gmail.com

    No Tyra? blasphemous!!

  • MsDivine1

    lmfaoooooooooooooooooo at ginuwine .!

  • LiiSH

    When I was a lil girl I just KNEW I was gonna be Mrs. Marques Houston. That picture just straight killed the dreams of that lil girl. Thank You Madame Niore.

    • rainydaze80

      we were feeling him in the 90’s baby hair and all!

  • JUJU

    HOW IN THE WORLD DID YA’LL LEAVE OFF THE CELEBRITY WHO IS WORLD RENOWN FOR HER BABY HAIR: FOXY BROWN!!! :)

  • Cee

    Marques Houston totally made my night! Oh wow! His hair was a MESS!

  • kameria

    Marques Houston looked a hot fool mess…..It makes me itch when I see baby hair edges lined up…especially with cornrows. BUT baby hair with box braids was the business back in the day. If it wasn’t too tight it actually showed that your hair was growing. I can’t for the life of me understand how they make “baby hair” from lace front wigs. All of that effort to make the “baby hair” and make it believable could be put into making sure your own “baby hair” or edges are growing. Glue most certainly does not assure that….

  • IllyPhilly

    Wait a minute, so you saying they don’t have “peter” rican in they family?

    • KamJos

      And no “porter” rican either.

  • eestoomuch@gmail.com

    I YI YI! EESTOOMUCH!

  • Nicole

    Did you spell phase with a f and a z???

  • http://www.facebook.com/Divaland Erika Divaa Hill

    I’m gonna bring back the baby hair movement! That’s right. I’m gonna rock it. lol

  • Mulan

    sometimes i think the writers on this site got too much time on their hands, what the point of all this-? i know you guys want fun and edgy articles but this one is just ridiculous

  • Negress

    I remember seeing a Brandy barbie with baby hair at K-Bee back in the day. My friends and I thought it was hilarious. The funniest baby hair moment in my life was one night at bible study a mixed kid asked to go to the bathroom. He came back with the Michael Jackson edges from the beat it days and just stood in the doorway for a minute the whole class just died.

    • lis

      Im dying of laughter…wish i was there to see

  • Missdcnyc

    Foxy Brown didn’t make the list?!?

  • xyzebra

    Y’all dug deep w/this list…baby hair archives straight out the ghetto Smithsonian

    • S

      Lmao!!! Yesss! I was thinking the same thing. Like, who came up with this article about baby hair? Ok……..

  • Chocostar76

    Where is Prince??? He is the KANG of baby hair.

  • Chanda

    That picture of Missy reminds me how comedians use to have a field day making fun of her. Someone even said she looked like Gerald Levert.

  • UNQUE43

    NOT BABY HAIR ALL OF THEM TO OLD TO HAVE BABY HAIR, LIL’ KIM WAS HIDING THAT LACE FRONT WIG.

  • UNQUE

    THAT IS NOT BABY HAIR ON MISSY THAT GELIN HER HAIR DOES NOT MAKE BABY HAIR, NOT EVEN PRETEND BABY HAIR. JUST BECAUSE YOU BRUSH YOUR HAIR LINE DOWN DOES NOT MAKE YOU HAVE BABY HAIR IT WAS A STYLE. IF YOU OLDER THAT 6 IT’S NOT BABY HAIR. TEEHEE.

  • guest

    we didn’t know her back then but R Kelly’s ex is the queen and king of baby hair

    • Chanda

      Andrea Kelly is definately down with the swirl, too LOL.

      • quest

        I love her on Hollywood Ex’s, she is so funny….”Better check ya email”….lol!

      • Huny

        She talks her baby hair in ep.1 and seem to always have it showing. I think that is why this story was done.

      • Huny

        *talks about

  • Miss D

    Before I scrolled all the way down, I thought that picture of Marques Houston was gon be a pic of Foxxy Brown! Aw man.

    • http://www.facebook.com/tchanielle Tiffany Williams

      I was just about to ask about FOXXY!!

  • http://www.MirandasInsideScoop.com/ MirandasInsideScoop.com

    The last one had me in stitches! Great article… definitely worth sharing!

    • K

      Everybody stfu if you saying people don’t naturally have baby hair then you’re just mad and yo hair must be fucked it don’t matter what race you are if you naturally have the baby hair then you have it and it doesn’t matter how old you are if you have baby hair then wear it why slick it back because people are hating? But it you don’t have it then don’t slick it down cus it will look dumb

  • FromUR2UB

    Yeah, people used to do this same stuff in the seventies too. Sylvia Robinson was the quintessential baby-hair wearing woman.

  • CharlitaH

    I hate these slide shows they are pain to click through :-(

  • MLS2698

    I’m guilty. I did it, too. Less gel is more though. That was a long time ago.

    • KJ23

      I remember watching my aunt do it too when I was a child and she would explain that “less is more” too with the gel. She would mix water and blue magic to brush her hair into a high bun, then grab that tooth brush, gel and start shaping that baby hair!!

      • MLS2698

        Yeah, I would get some natural curl patterns with it.

      • MLS2698

        Yeah, I would get some natural curl patterns with it.

      • MLS2698

        Yeah, I would get some natural curl patterns with it.

      • MLS2698

        Yeah, I would get some natural curl patterns with it.

  • DUMBBEACHPLEASE

    WHAT IF WE (COUGH) THEY HAD THAT NAOMI SPECIAL OR THAT EDGES DEFICIENCY SYNDROME. LOL Y’ALL WOULD REALLY HAVE A FIELD DAY!

    • FromUR2UB

      “Edges Deficiency Syndrome”. Hahaha! I can’t even hit the right keys laughing at that one.

  • Morning Rain

    “Chilli”, Jennifer Lopez, and “Ginuwine” all have the type of hair texture where their hair naturally forms that way.

    • AC

      That’s what I’m saying, I’m grown and I have baby hair that shows even though I DO NOT brush it down..I don’t even use brushes or combs on my hair..i’m suppose to slick it back just because i’m “grown”? My hair falls where it falls humph.

    • http://twitter.com/TheOnlyWillona Willona Woods

      No boo. They brushed that down.

      • Morning Rain

        I am not your ‘boo’.

        • http://twitter.com/TheOnlyWillona Willona Woods

          LOL! I just use the term boo when someone says something stupid. To say that their hair “naturally forms” that way is just stupid.

          • Kayo

            Alright, kid, now that you have had your fun, carry along now.

            • AC

              She doesn’t know how their hair forms…it’s no secret that many people have finer hair around their hairline edges…aka baby hair. Whether they brush it down or not is a choice, however it may still show or if you attempt to brush it up by the end of the day it will be loose & fly away like those wild pony tails some kids come home with after a long day at school. Maybe she doesn’t have fine hair around her hairline idk, but to say that nobody’s hair naturally occurs that way is stupid, just because that selected few either brushed it down or attempted to make it. smh

              • Kayo

                Exactly.

          • cinna

            CLEARLY you’re a hater and jealous because what you just said was stupid. i have naturally soft/wavy hair and my hair in the front is just like that without using any type of chemicals or brushing/slicking it down. it just lays that way. if you didn’t know, there are people with hair like that!!!

        • diannna

          lol

    • Guest

      So J-lo’s baby hair naturally formed into two perfect curls? I don’t think so.

  • DUMBBEACHPLEASE

    SOME PEOPLE HAVE THICK HAIR, INCLUDING THEIR EDGES (GUILTY) WE (COUGH) THEY HAVE TO DO SOMETHING WITH IT. LOL

    • flashing_echo

      guilty.

  • Noneya

    This has to be the stupidest list ever….WTF!

    • toya

      AGREED!

  • quest

    Was not expecting that last picture of Marques Houston….lol, that was just wrong.

    • Negress

      His baby hair is thicker than his mustache.

    • dddooonnnttt

      Yea, they tried to play him.

  • http://twitter.com/VictoriaGrooves Victoria grooves

    Why is Jose Hernandez where chili’s name is

  • Kay

    Lmfaoo Marques Houston looks like a katt Williams reject in that picture

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZK34QCWL4NGU2CQSTHBBGU56CM Tri Tri

      lol

  • http://twitter.com/MadameGigglez Sailor Moon

    Janet still does the baby hair thang… Why did i get married too….

  • Rasharne

    Loool Marques Houston looks hilarious. Gonna give me nightmares

    • Treacle234

      I never understood the baby hair thing, I don’t like it I must admit they all look weird but Marques looks funny.

  • http://twitter.com/wizkidworld Jay

    Lmao Marques Houston looks like a fool.