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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: CHRIS ROCK TALKS “GOOD HAIR” ON OPRAH


Comedian Chris Rock came on the show to promote his new funny documentary “Good Hair”…u must-see! You’ll see in the clip above Oprah gave Chris the mean side-eye when he accused her of having an “extra piece” in her hair. Aside from that half a second awkward moment, I just love how Oprah gave Chris the green light to run through her hair screaming “That’s all yours!! Get outta here. I’ve never done that to a black woman…That lucky Stedman!” LOL.

Speaking from a Latina perspective…in case ya didn’t know, yes LexAve is a latina, my community sees me as “Morena” (a term of endearment for a brown/dark skin latina)- I admit I’ve been a slave to my hair for years. Sure the black community sees me and would say “she got ‘Good Hair’” but in my community the frizzy curls just don’t rock. From a young age, I’ve been bombarded with messages from my family, friends and TV that in order to be beautiful my hair MUST be STRAIGHT. So the economical way to achieve beauty was to hit up the “Dominican” salons and for $15 I’d get that soft, flowy, silky long hair. And for ten years, that’s exactly what I did. I’d watch those PCJ commercials and cry to my mom (who by the way has straight thick hair) “Mami, I want my hair like that!” Everyone in my family has straight thick hair, except me (lol, go figure). It wasn’t until my senior in high school, somehow I made the conscious decision to end the brainwashing cycle…”No more straightening, no more wash and sets, no more ‘Dominican’ salons. I’m rockin’ my full head big curls out, f*ck everybody else!” And ever since that day, I never looked back. Yet, when a big day like an job interview or conservative event rolls through I can’t help but question “Should I blow-dry straight or not?” Sometimes I just can’t help it…

I agree with Chris that this “Good Hair” topic is not just a prominent issue among black women, but amongst all women…including white women. All that talk about “Good Hair” vs. “Bad Hair” is just a MYTH! There’s no such thing…everyon’e hair is beautiful in it’s own way. Check after the jump to see Solange Knowles address the negative response she received when she cut off her locks and decided to go au-natural….oh boy!

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“I was especially disappointed because the entire reason that I wanted to do it is because I wanted to feel liberated. At this point of my life, I’m a single mother, I’m recording my record and there is a point in the movie [Good Hair] where the women talked about weave and they put it in the form of an addiction. I felt like when I took my weave out, I wasn’t as pretty. I wasn’t as noticeable.

Realistically, I was spending about $40-50,000 dollars a year. I grew up in a hair salon and it was always that feeling of wanting to be in the hair salon once or twice a week. I actually got a perm pretty early. I was 4.

…I’m free but the one thing I do want to put out there is that in life you go through different phases. This is the the phase where I am like, “I can’t deal with it, not to say in three years I’m not going to want that straight hair down to my behind again.”


Overall, I’m definitely running out to the theaters to see this flick…you should too!

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LexAve – who has written posts on STR8NYC.COM.
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