by Tammy of Curly Chic

So who isn’t in love with Rachel True’s beautiful huge head of hair?! I admit I did not watch the episodes when they were on however now that the reruns come on every day on TVone, I am a huge fan. Mona, played by Rachel True and her sister, Dee Dee, played by Essence Atkins couldn’t be more opposite! In fact, the only thing they have in common is their father. I was watching an episode called “The Big In With The In Crowd” where Mona is hanging out with Dee Dee and her group of friends and it is almost immediately apparent that they are not her type and the feeling is mutual. Wouldn’t you know it, the one other sista in the group has something negative to say. “That is some hair, you know the natural bed head look is all over the magazines” – at first this resembles a compliment right? Until she hits her with “not many people can sport that “I just don’t care look”. Quite “naturally” I am completely tuned in to that statement. I have been hit with a few negative comments as well. This particular episode was filmed in 2002 which is when I started my natural hair journey. I thought it was pretty dead on accurate with regards to the attitude towards natural hair. If you’ve never seen the episode, feel free to click here and check it out. Still love Rachel’s hair and skin.

What ignorant a$$ comments has someone said to you and how did you respond? How do you cope?

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