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Ahhh the tongue-lashing Rihanna is back. If you follow Rihanna on Twitter or Instagram you’d know the singer is trying to find internal peace and curb her angry outbursts from the Bible verses she’s begun sharing every day, but it seems Piers Morgan was able to bring the devil all the way up out of her in a bad way the other night.
For some reason, the CNN host thought that it was a good idea to take to Twitter and express his dislike for Rihanna’s new ‘do and actually mention her after her performance with Coldplay this weekend. Bad move.
Here’s what he said after raving about the show:
PS I think @Rihanna needs to grow her hair back. Fast.
Wait for it:
@piersmorgan grow a d**k….. FAST!!!!
Am I the only one who missed that Rih Rih?
Oddly, the two quickly reconciled and Piers even asked Rihanna to appear on his CNN chat show. She obliged which made him respond:
Going to be one hell of an interview now @rihanna – bring your A-game, lady.
I suggest they don’t conduct that little chat live or someone better have the bleep machine ready. Piers just might get cussed out on national TV on his own show messing with Rihanna.
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If there’s one Biblical ideal almost every woman in the world has subscribed to from the beginning of time—perhaps unknowingly—it’s the scripture that states “a woman’s hair is her crowning glory.” When I say people have taken that passage and ran with it, I’m talking a Flo Jo sprint to Carol’s Daughter, the corner beauty supply, and back because no matter how much we want to throw out that cute, “it’s just hair” catch phrase we know good and well, our attitude toward what adorns the top of our heads is hardly as casual.
You mostly hear natural women say “it’s just hair,” when they are forced to explain why they no longer have any after a big chop. Interestingly though, as their hair grows back, their free time will begin to be spent scouring the Internet to find a how-to video for a twist out or reading product reviews or finding a natural hair meet up or trying to accept the new type of beauty that doesn’t involve several inches of hair falling from their scalps. It might have just been hair that hit the salon floor the day they got rid of it, but when it starts growing back it turns into much more—a project of sorts and for some, a new identity.
Even a woman who gets a simple haircut, not even a big chop, deals with the same. You can go from shoulder-length hair to a pixie cut and start proclaiming short hair, don’t care, but the moment you leave the salon, you begin to question how people will respond to you now. Will they think you’re still attractive, will you be seen as less or more beautiful than before, will your sexuality be questioned, are you even the same person? All that inquiry spawned from the simple snip of some scissors and $40-$100 missing from your wallet.
Just something as simple as a bad hair day can get someone cussed out quickly because you just don’t feel like yourself. It might be too humid and your hair is frizzy, your curls won’t last, you sweated out your perm, your hair’s too short to do anything with, you’re tired of wearing the same raggedy ponytail everyday—whatever it is, if any of those thoughts are the first ones to flood your mind when you start your day, chances are you won’t just have a bad hair day, you’ll have a bad day period; and anyone who comes in contact with you might as well.
And though there are a slew of other things that can go wrong, so to speak, with our physical appearance on any given day—a pimple, rip in our stockings, having on the wrong bra—nothing holds nearly as much weight as our hair not being up to par—even when it comes to our weight. If it was a toss-up between your hair being laid and you getting it in in the gym, the hair’s probably going to win. And if someone wants you to go somewhere and your hair is not looking right? Rain check please!
Hair is serious— to all women—and the gravity of it most of us haven’t been able to escape no matter how many times we chant, “it’s just hair.” The question is, is it a problem? Though in most denominations, people today are no longer bound by old testament teachings, if you still believe your hair is your crowning glory, is that such a bad thing?
Because society has become so beauty-obsessed there’s this unspoken, yet clearly evident attitude among those who aren’t apart of the beauty elite that if you care about your physical appearance, you’ve essentially drank the sugar-free Kool-Aid. It depends. One’s hair shouldn’t stop them from engaging in society but there’s a huge difference between being conscientious of what your hair looks like when you leave the house and trying to make the strands you were born with into something they weren’t mean to be just to fit some Eurocentric standard.
Outside of that merry-go-round, women should feel the freedom to say no it’s not just hair and I do care—just like you care that your skin is blemish-free or you can fit into that body-con dress for the party Saturday night. We’re allowed to want to be beautiful by our own standard and if that means investing time and money into our crown then so be it, that’s better than frontin’ like you don’t when you know you do.
Do you think it’s OK to spend a lot of time dealing with your hair and wanting it to look a certain way or does it mean your oppressed by society’s obsession with beauty?
*Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.
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Spring is coming. It’s almost here! If you like to switch up your hair with the seasons, it’s about time to start looking for a fresh and funky look.
You know you want to make a change but maybe you need a bit of inspiration. Never fear the good people over at StyleBlazer.com have come up with some great options for you to consider.
Head right on over there to find your potential new look.
Do you like you switch up your hair styles for the warmer weather?
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A fun part of having hair for black women is changing it up and trying new things. A lot of the inspiration folks get from the styles they dare to try come from the celebrities we see on television, in magazines, and on and on and on. While I personally love my own bountiful mane of hair, there are a number of celebrities out there with natural and relaxed hair that I always find myself being impressed by. My hair idols don’t do the absolute most with their styles (well, not all of ‘em at least), but what they do manage to do all the time is keep their hair looking healthy, strong and beautiful. I don’t know about you, but the women on this list have a good head of hair. Which celebrities hair do you love?