During the 87th Academy Awards, Disney actress and pop star, Zendaya, stepped onto the red carpet with a Vivienne Westwood, ivory-toned gown, but it was the stars faux locs that took everyone’s attention. After the Oscars aired, the hosts of “Fashion Police” commented on the best and worst looks from the show. Guiliana Rancic’s remark on Zendaya’s dreads created a great deal of controversy. “I feel that she smells like patchouli oil…or weed,” Rancic said, according to The Washington Post. “Yeah, maybe weed.” When this episode of “Fashion Police” aired, people resorted to social media to express their opinions about Rancic’s comment.
In response to Rancic’s harsh commentary, the 18-year-old actress wrote an open letter to state how she felt about Rancic’s comments. “There is already a harsh criticism of African American hair in society without the help of ignorant people who choose to judge others based on the curl of their hair,” she said in the letter that she posted on Twitter. She also wrote the letter to help debunk the negative stigmas that are associated with dreads by listing the names of prominent people who wear them, such as director of “Selma” Ava DuVernay, Harvard professor Vincent Brown and more. “My wearing my hair in locs on an Oscar red carpet was to showcase them in a positive light, to remind people of color that our hair is good enough,” she said.
After she posted the letter, celebrities and fans from all over the world showed their support for Zendaya. Some of these celebrities included actor Kerry Washington, director Ava DuVerney, actor Viola Davis, and singer Solange Knowles. Shortly after Zendaya posted that letter, Rancic apologized for the comment she made on Twitter and on television. “I’m sorry I’m offended you and others. I was referring to a bohemian chick look. Had NOTHING to do with race and NEVER world,” Rancic stated on Twitter, according to The Washington Post. Although this incident occurred about a month ago, there are many people who are criticized because of their hair. All of us need to stand up for what’s right and help spread love and acceptance for all.
Colored hair has become very popular when it comes to natural hair. People are no longer sticking to natural colors such as blonde and red. There are now a lot of naturals experimenting with all the colors of the rainbow. A Youtuber who has experimented a lot with color is Nefertiti Bourne. She has dyed her hair green, purple and an ombre blue. Many are afraid to take such chances when it comes to coloring natural hair because of how it can change your hair texture. But one of the dyes that Nefertiti Bourne uses is semi permanent(Manic Panic) so it doesn’t contain bleach that can damage your hair extensively.If you do want to experiment with color, a semi permanent/temporary color would be a great place to start because it is not as harmful to your hair. Semi permanent/temporary hair dye only lasts 6 to 8 washes so if you don’t like the color, it will eventually fade away.
Check out more of Nefertiti Bourne on Youtube.
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For those naturals that are looking for a great moisturizer that is light enough for every day use, try KeraCare Butter Cream. I have used this product for approximately five months and have nothing but good things to say. The KeraCare Butter Cream smells amazing! It has shea butter, amla botanicals, shikakai botanicals, argan oils, and abyssinian oils. According to the company’s website, this product is described as a souffle that is light enough to be used often.
When I started using the KeraCare Butter Cream, I noticed that my hair wasn’t oily to the touch but very moisturized. I also noticed that my twist outs came out more defined when I used it after washing my hair. My hair was curlier and when I separated my twists they didn’t loose their form. One of the things I really liked about the moisturizer is that it didn’t build up on my scalp from everyday use. When it was time to wash my hair, I didn’t feel like I had to spend hours shampooing to get my hair clean.
On the company’s official website, this product retails for $17.90. However, I was able to get it for $13.90 at a local beauty supply store. Even though this product is quite expensive it is worth the money. This is the only product I use when styling my hair and I use small amounts every time. Considering that I’m in school now, I don’t have time to be use so many different products when doing my hair. KeraCare Butter Cream saves me a lot of time because it moisturizes well all by itself.
I would recommend KeraCare Butter Cream to naturals, specifically those with a tighter curl pattern. I do not know anyone personally that has tried KeraCare Butter Cream with a looser curl pattern but if you have, feel free to comment below and share your experience with the use of this product! If you have used other products within this line, please share your experiences with Naturally Curlie as well.
This week’s post on Naturally Curlie will consist of a video titled, “Talking to Naturals”. Talking to Naturals is a web series that focuses on getting to know different naturals and their experiences. The naturals in the web series will be discussing everything from why they went natural to their favorite hair products. Some of the naturals featured will also be talking about their worst hair days among other things. Click play and enjoy! Feel free to comment below and let us know your reactions to this first episode of Talking to Naturals.
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