Is That A Conk? Chris Brown Debuts New Hair Style

July 15, 2014  |  

Chris Brown is known for switching up his hair. Hmm…kind of like Rihanna… But I digress. Whether he’s rocking platinum blond like Sisqo or gray like your grand daddy, he keeps us guessing…or scratching our heads. When recent images of Chris during his hearing surfaced, I noticed that, among other things, his hair had grown out quite nicely and homeboy was almost rocking curls.

And it looks like Chris has decided to go with that for a while. When he first got out we saw he styled it into a high top fade and today, he has it parted and combed over in a look that is all too reminiscent of Malcolm X’s fried, dyed and laid to the side days. If you’ve seen Spike Lee’s Malcolm X, you know Detroit Red went through all types of trauma to get his hair to lay right. Back in the day, even black men felt the pressure to straighten their strands or wear wigs in the case of Teddy Pendergrass in his early days with Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes.

Exhibit A:

And he wasn’t the only one. See James Brown, Sam Cooke etc. Black male entertainers had a bit of their own “big chop”/ “go natural” movement. 

We don’t know if Chris is using chemicals or if this is just some gel and water but take a look at what he calls a nod to the thirties and let us know if you’re feeling it.

 

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