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Natural or Straight: Why Does it Matter?

March 1, 2015

Do what you feel..

Black Girl, Tall Girl

As I’m sure all of you know, last weekend hosted The Oscars. Glamour, jewels, and hairstyles of the season. Everyone was dressed up to the nines to accept (sorry Michael Keaton) their awards. The Oscars also means reviews of the latest fashions. Guiliana Rancic, a co-host of Fashion Police on E! Network took criticism to a whole new level. On the show, she essentially called Zendaya Coleman (star of Shake It Up! and KC Undercover on Disney Channel) “nasty and unkempt”. Her exact words were, “I feel like she smells like patchouli oil and weed.” Zendaya handled herself amazingly and Rancic issued an apology. While that incident may be resolved, it doesn’t mean the criticism of black hair is. 

So. Let’s talk about hair. We all have it. We cut it, dye it, and overall change it to fit our lives. Now, as an Afro-Latina woman, my…

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