Quit straightening everyone's hair on TV, in movies, even cartoons!!

jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,554Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
Not the end of the world but seriously, can't they let anyone have curly hair??!!

One of the characters on 2 Broke Girls had gorgeous 3B curly hair. Every week it get less curly. It's 3A this week and by next week it will be wavy instead of curly. Still pretty, but what's wrong with the curls??

In the Merlin series - Guinevere had beautiful 3B curls. As her character gets more 'important' her hair gets straighter. Morgana, on the other hand, who is an evil character is getting curlier. So the message is - if you are bad you must have messy ugly curly hair. Ugh.

And finally, they can't even leave the comic strips alone. One of the characters in Funky Winkerbean had braids/twistouts. Now that she is in the strip more often her hair is now stick straight. Grrr.

And while I'm griping (hey I woke up grumpy today, what can I say. hahaha) - why hasn't NC added a HALL OF FAME forum yet? I asked for one years ago. We now have a zillion forums here but we still have to post our compliments and good things under the Hall of Shame!! Makes me nuts.

Ok, whew, I feel better now! : )
--I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
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Comments

  • curlisue1curlisue1 Posts: 494Registered Users Curl Novice
    I've noticed this too. And what is with makeovers straightening curly hair? Just watched the Today show and they were doing Valentines Day hair makeovers. One of the girls had beautiful curly hair and what do you suppose they did?.... Straightened it!!! Makes me sick.
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    Amen, Jeepy! On everything.

    And curlisue, you're so right about makeovers - that's always the first thing they do!
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

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  • GroYoFroGroYoFro Posts: 237Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    curlisue1 wrote: »
    I've noticed this too. And what is with makeovers straightening curly hair? Just watched the Today show and they were doing Valentines Day hair makeovers. One of the girls had beautiful curly hair and what do you suppose they did?.... Straightened it!!! Makes me sick.

    it's a fact though, curly hair is perceived by many, many people to be ugly. this just goes to show how many lunatics live amongst us.
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  • JohariJohari Posts: 673Registered Users
    I think its more of a transformation thing since I see when they do makeovers with straight haired women they usually make it wavy or curly but its usually big loose curls
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  • KilajoKilajo Posts: 786Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    This may be true about some of the shows on TV but I have noticed a significant change in commercials. It seems every commercial I see now a'days that has black, biracial/multiracial female actors have them wearing their natural hair. I don't think this was the case even a couple years ago.... I like that. So things seem to slowly be changing.

    On my EVO
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,554Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    ^ I don't see commercials, but that's good to hear! Maybe it will spill over to other places in the media like tv and movies. I have seen more curlies in magazines which is nice to see.
    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
    --My CG and grey hair progress -  
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html   
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey - https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/seniors/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • JohariJohari Posts: 673Registered Users
    ^^ya me to but its usually the commericals on tv channels everyone sees not just BET...I thought it was kinda weird b/c its like all of a sudden out of the blue but I don't really see ppl with wavy hair :/

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  • BlackAngelPlayahBlackAngelPlayah Posts: 1,419Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I love all the curlies I see on TV now. Oddly enough you DON'T see naturals on BET! They are just behind the times. No wonder I don't watch that network. SMH.

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  • susancnwsusancnw Posts: 1,372Registered Users Curl Novice
    I love to watch Warehouse 13...but you should have heard my rant at the beginning of this season when they straightened Mykayla's hair....and she does NOT look good with straight hair...it's a lot more flattering to her when curly and wavy. I'm not sure why the change....but it's not a good one.
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  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    I've been impressed with all the curlies on both The Voice and American Idol - both with how many and how great so many of them look.

    Now let's see how long it takes them to start straightening.
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

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  • TangledToriiTangledTorii Posts: 164Registered Users
    WurlyLox wrote: »
    I've been impressed with all the curlies on both The Voice and American Idol - both with how many and how great so many of them look.

    Now let's see how long it takes them to start straightening.

    They do that ALL the time :/ I honestly hate that so much....


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    Garnier Frutcus Pure Clean: Gel and Frizz control.Live clean Exotic Necter Argan oil spray regularly.

    I alternate use of products and use both Shampoo and Conditioner daily. Have been mod- CG for approx. 5 months. Straighten aprox once every 2 weeks. Thinking of going full CG. :thumbright:
  • darkbeautyttdarkbeautytt Posts: 448Registered Users
    Lol yes even the curly in hunger games had their hair straighthen smh. It's everywhere

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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Lol yes even the curly in hunger games had their hair straighthen smh. It's everywhere

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    They straightened Rue's hair?!


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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,554Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    I hate reality tv but my sister loves it and I sometimes watch with her, usually the first and last episodes of a season. All of the 'talent' shows on tv seem to change their contestants. In the beginning everyone looks different and like individuals. But at some point they will straighten their hair, lighten it usually, and make them all look more alike. I don't get it.
    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
    --My CG and grey hair progress -  
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html   
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey - https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/seniors/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    The past 2-3 seasons Idol hasn't seemed to be nearly as bad about changing everyone as they used to be.

    I didn't watch The Voice much last time, so I don't know if they did or not.
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

    www.fotki.com/auntnett
  • Kurlygirly0204Kurlygirly0204 Posts: 50Registered Users
    Lol yes even the curly in hunger games had their hair straighthen smh. It's everywhere

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    Which girl from the hunger games?
  • dededededede Posts: 78Registered Users
    Kilajo wrote: »
    This may be true about some of the shows on TV but I have noticed a significant change in commercials. It seems every commercial I see now a'days that has black, biracial/multiracial female actors have them wearing their natural hair. I don't think this was the case even a couple years ago.... I like that. So things seem to slowly be changing.

    On my EVO

    I've noticed this too!! But it's never a girl who's not mixed and she's wearing her natural hair. I wish they would show black girls with their natural hair more often. And about commercials, there are more of these "Brazilian keratin treatments" on the market for Caucasians, i guess. I looked it up on Facebook and one girl said it was basically a relaxer.
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  • GroYoFroGroYoFro Posts: 237Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I think that this is a great discussion, but its really all just talk. I think we should focus more on coming up with a plan on how to change it.. Like, i think us curlies on the west coast should have more meetups like they do on the East coast.. Ive posted in the meetup section to have something in los angeles, but nobody has responded.. Does anybody agree with me??
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,554Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    I still get highly irritated at this. Almost every series in the last 5 years that had a character with gorgeous curls ends up straightening their hair. Ugh. 
    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
    --My CG and grey hair progress -  
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html   
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey - https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/seniors/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 10,556Administrators, Moderators Administrator
    I still get highly irritated at this. Almost every series in the last 5 years that had a character with gorgeous curls ends up straightening their hair. Ugh. 
    I know!  SO ANNOYING!

    Gretchen
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    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • Samm18Samm18 Posts: 2Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    Honestly the one movie that stuck out the most to me on this subject was the Princess Diaries! Growing up I had glass and braces along with my curl hair, and of course, Hollywood had to give her contacts and straight her hair to make her “pretty” and a princess. Like what’s up with that? After I watched that movie I hated my curls for sooo long. I’m just starting to like them again and it’s 10 years later. 

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