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Freaky Friday Anyone?

By January 27th, 202156 Comments
Freaky Friday Anyone?by Shelli of Hairscapades

You love your hair, you know your hair, you’d never give up your hair. Buuuuuuutttt, wouldn’t it be cool if you could trade with someone for a week or two? No matter how much we love our hair, we all probably have that one person with whom we’d love to trade hair for one week.

If you could trade hair with one person, any person (your neighbor, your best friend’s 5 year old daughter, a YouTube or Fotki maven or an A-list celeb) for one week, who would you chose and why?

Yeah, this shot of Corinne Bailey Rae and her lush, defined locks had me drooling (twist out?). I’d trade with her in a minute. My hair is so fine, I’d love to have her thick, full, fluffy and defined hair for a week to see what kind of styles I could accomplish=).

Freaky Friday Anyone?

“Whaddaya think?!?!


  • Anonymous says:

    Curly nikki! I love her hair. Also, Miss Ariella

  • Crishair says:

    Hairstylist Analis from Devachan. Her hair is simply the best!!

  • Anonymous says:

    I'd love to Mahoganycurls hair. She doesn't do protective styling but still has long thick well defined hair.

  • Fatima says:

    1. elleraquel (YT)
    2. nikkiidior (YT)
    3. ivycharlaine (YT)

  • Anonymous says:

    I love to have KinkyKurlyQueen's hair on Youtube!

  • Anonymous says:

    Esperanza Spalding. Most definitely!!!

  • Evin says:

    I would trade hair with Nneka!!! Or Teyana Taylor!!!

  • purplgirl48 says:

    It's a tough choice between CurlyNikki and TeyanaTaylor

  • SMALLFRO says:

    MAXWELL with the 'fro on me a girl

  • Anonymous says:

    I'd want to trade with someone who is completely opposite of mine like Ananda Lewis or Thandie Newton or Corinne Bailey Rae; someone with a looser pattern than my tight curls.

  • Brittany says:

    Either Nap85 or Rachael True! I loved Mona's hair on half and half. Naptural85 is closer to my own texture and has 3 times the length. I am excited to see what will come of my natural hair.

  • Nikki3C says:

    wow!what a great question!!! I think I LOVEEEE Tracee Ellis Ross' hair so much, I'd love to trade!

  • hairscapades says:

    Doh! Typos and bad grammar!! I really need to start proofreading before clicking publish!! LOL!! I think that I meant, "with whom I would love to TRADE hair" and that was supposed to be, "I'd trade for a week WITH just about everyone …" and that should have been "little Chloe whose" … wow, I was a mess on that one!!


  • honeybrown1976 says:

    I would change with Sabina Karlsson or Elle Varner!!!

  • hairscapades says:

    Seriously guys … y'all have great taste;)!! I mean, I had to limit it to one and when I saw the pic of Corinne, I was drooling. But you all named a ton of people with whom I would LOVE to have their hair to play with for a week:). Now Nikki is my hair idol, but my hair often gets compared to hers because we have a lot of similarities. So, that being the case, I wanted to pick someone with hair very different from mine! However, yeah, I'd trade for a week without just about everyone whose hair you listed. I especially love the hair of Laila-Jean and Hair Crush!! Woooh!! Oooooh, and Mwedzi!!! Ooooh and Catrina!!!! (Last two from Fotki and have been featured on CurlyNikki). Oh, and little Chloe who's HairStory was on here and now the daughter of a new found friend who attended my meet-up in DC (Ashanti). Yeah, I could go on and on. LOL!!


  • Dee Emerald says:

    Laila-jean of fusionofcultures on youtube!

  • Ashley Jane says:

    MAAAAAAN!!!! If I could have anybody's hair for a week or 2 it'd be Elle Varners hair. Her hair is to friggin DIE for lol :)

  • Spokenheart says:

    first of alllllll i live for corrine!!!!! sigh! ok breath out i would trade hair with like a differ person everyday of the week, you did say for a week right? lol! janelle monae! thandie newton! Lauryn hill with the locs, corrine of course, jilly from philly and maretta and kristina from my job! i wanna experience every side of the natural lol

  • Anonymous says:

    joy denalane's full big curls are simply gorgeous

  • Anonymous says:

    Simply Younique from youtube. Second place is Curly Nikki.

  • Anonymous says:

    LOL @ that pic of Shelli with Corinne's hair! :D I would like to rock Chime's (YT name: HairCrush) long, beautiful, and thick hair for a week! Her hair is the I love my own hair, but it is not quite as thick as her hair and I've only been natural for a little over a year, so it is not that long, yet. I'm sure her hair is too much during the summertime. But, I would love to rock her hair when it is cold outside, as it will definitely keep me warm. LOL!

  • Anonymous says:

    Taren916! I love her hair (both long and short). She really inspired me to go natural. As someone with a TWA, I envy anyone curlies with long hair right now!


  • Mahogany Soul says:

    I hope y'all realize you can have Leela James' and Teyana Taylor's hair by waltzing over to the beauty supply store. LOL. They put pieces in there. Remember the interview Nikki did with Leela James? She was being all secretive with her hair like it wasn't a 'hair interview'. LOL.

  • Mahogany Soul says:

    I'd have to go with Chime aka Hair Crush from Youtube. The thickness of a full type 4 but minimal shrinkage. That is the only head of hair i'd switch places with.

  • MesaIsaGoddess says:

    I would have to go with Naptural85,Denimpixie, Laila Jean and Naturally Candi as well. I wouldn't mind having your hair either Shelli!

  • Anonymous says:

    Not to dwell on the past, but I want my natural hair from 2004. Seriously wish someone would have Taebo'd my arse when I said I was going back to relaxers!!! **WOOSAH** Been natural, again, since '07/…Ok, umm focus…Corinne Bailey Rae, Tracee Ellis Ross, Naptural85, CurlyNikki, Rachel True…just a few people who need a K/CHPO (Kinky/Curly Hair Protective Order).

    Miss TeeTee

  • Toni says:

    Off the top of my head I would say Laila Jean (Fusion of Cultures), Naptural 85, and/or Chary Jay.

  • Quite says:

    Naptural85…hands down

  • Anonymous says:

    Lisa Nicole Carson

  • Anonymous says:

    Uh, has anybody seen Shelli's hair? Its pretty.


  • Ayisha B says:

    Obviously CurlyNikki…

    I know but when I started my BC/Transition…about 2 years ago,long story,a friend of mine asked me what do I want my hair to look like. I had just come across this website and I showed him a pic of CurlyNikki and said I would love if my hair could look like this. I have been a fan every since.

  • Anonymous says:

    Simply Younique (sp??) from YouTube…. From TWA to this long & lovely bantu knot out for Valentine's day.


  • Anonymous says:

    IvyCharlaine or Corinne Bailey Rae

  • Anonymous says:

    My sister.. Love her curls

  • braidsntwists says:

    I have been in love with Corinne Bailey Rae's hair for the longest. Also Leela James.

  • Anonymous says:

    I have fine hair but a lot of it. Still, it would be nice to see what it would be like to have thicker, longer hair. This is why I would love to try having Haircrush's hair from youtube.

  • Anonymous says:

    I like LolaKinkz's hair from Youtube, African Export, and Tracee Ellis Ross.

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to trade hair with Teyana Taylor or Tracee Ellis Ross! Love their big curly hair!

  • Andrea says:

    I covet the fierce fro' of Esperanza Spalding.

  • Marcia says:

    Hands down IvyCharlene! I love the fullness of her curls!

  • b. says:

    >sings in my Stevie voice< "that's what weave is forrrrrrrr" lol!

    Perhaps the little lady featured here sometimes from Beads Braids. Or my future self with longer hair! Then again, I keep threatening to cut mine short again…I just don't want to go through the awkward stage again (I've done is numerous times).

  • Onebyd42 says:

    I would trade with Denimpixie or Prettydimples01 from YT in a hot minute and I love my hair, well at least I really like it LOL!

  • Anonymous says:

    I would gladly trade hair with Rustic Beauty or African Export from YouTube. They both have great hair!!

  • Anonymous says:

    My six month old niece. She has the perfect twa!!

  • Befka says:

    Tracee Ellis Ross or Rachel True!They have gorgeous hair!!

  • Anonymous says:

    This post is not for folks who would not trade for just a week. So I hope it doesn't get inundated by folks proclaiming so much love for their own hair that they can't even fathom or imagine thinking about someone else's hair for a week. Even just for fun. So with that said…. I'd trade hair with DenimPixie aka Elle on YouTube.

  • Anonymous says:

    I would trade for a week with Rachel True. her curls are beautiful!

  • kimickeyhouse says:

    Teyana Taylor has beautiful hair for sure and she can dance her behind off lol.

  • Anonymous says:

    If indeed it is her own I'd love to trade with Teyana Taylor. Love her huge hair

  • Auset Abena says:

    I would say my friend Dee, whose hair is super long, with super coarse strands. This girl can use a brush on her hair. My fine strands would cry then curse me out if I tried something like that. But ultimately, another part of me thinks I wouldn't want to trade with anyone because the hair I have is what I have and I might as well learn to love it as much as possible, all the time.

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    I would have to say Joan Clayton from Girlfriends Season 1… when it was still huge and super duper curly!


  • Pecancurls says:

    Shelli, you are cracking me up with the photoshop! LOL!!

    I would love to try Kimberly Elise's hair — so lush and thick. I have fine strands.

  • kimickeyhouse says:

    I would trade hair with the girl from kimmay tube (is that her name?) My goal is to get long hair so If I could have that for a day to see how it feels that would be cool.

    love the swap photo, u rocking that twist out!!

  • Audrey says:

    Hayley Marie Norman!! I also have very fine hair and would love her fullness. though i love my hair, i crave constant change and there are many others I would like to sample ;)

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  • Anonymous says:

    I honestly would not want to trade hair with anyone–I love my curls, they are my very own. :)


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