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Donkey of the Day.

By January 27th, 2021No Comments
Donkey of the Day.

Hola Chicas,

I ain’t one to gossip, so you ain’t heard it from me

but I’ve heard a lot of so called, ‘celebrity stylists’ make disparaging comments about natural hair and now they all up in the commercials, shiny suited up, dancing like Diddy.

Donkey of the Day.

One in particular, Andre Walker (Oprah’s stylist) has a new product called, ‘Beautiful Kinks Créme Gelee’, which is ironic, considering just a few years ago he said that, ‘kinky’ haired women should consider relaxing.  Old Andre, meet New Andre…

Read On!>>>
 Old Andre says:

“I always recommend embracing your natural texture. Kinky hair can have
limited styling options; that’s the only hair type I suggest altering
with professional relaxing.” (see entire article from 2011, HERE)



Old Andre’s rebuttal:


“It is a fact that kinky hair (my Type 4 definition) is extremely
fragile and breaks easily. Even when you are very careful, something as
simple as combing can break this texture. It is very difficult to
achieve a longer length when the hair breaks, even with simple combing.
That being said, there is the style option of wearing braids, dreads, or
twists, which allows the hair to grow longer because it is combed less
often. Another style choice is to simply wear a shorter cut, which is
very attractive on some women but just not right for others.


So when I say to embrace your natural texture, but consider relaxing
kinky hair, am I contradicting myself? I don’t think so! You see, even
relaxed hair can still be worn naturally. If you want a natural look,
but find that your kinky hair is difficult to manage, breaks too easily,
lacks shine and luster, and limits your preferred styling options, I
say feel free to consider a mild chemical relaxer, sometimes called a
texturizer, that eases your hair to a more manageable texture and allows
you to Make Peace With Your Hair.”

New Andre says:

“My motto for The Gold System is “Make Peace with Your Hair.” Everyone
has beautiful hair. Do what it does naturally. Let’s embrace it!”

and  

“It used to be that people looked at natural hair as unattractive or
militant. It had all of these negative connotations. People wanted
straight hair – the straighter the better. If you had kinky hair, that
was bad hair. Today, kinky hair is considered beautiful. It’s something
to be embraced.” (see entire interview with Michelle Breyer, HERE)

I don’t know why the hell Michelle didn’t ask New Andre if he had met Old Andre. #HarpoWhoDisMan
 
Later Gators,
Nik


Are you buying it? (see what I did there?)

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