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Soledad O'Brien's Misbehaving Hair

KurleeEdnaKurleeEdna Posts: 714Registered Users
So, I came across this article about Soledad O'Brien: Soledad O'Brien - YouBeauty.com

Yes, she's intelligent, successful, even compassionate. But then I get to page two where she says “We don’t want the hair to be the thing the audience concentrates on." Of course not. We've got important news to cover! But her stylist does say that she uses keratin straightening to "coax the journalist’s hair into behaving more compliantly".

I have no problem with women straightening their hair however they want to do it, but does that mean that my hair is misbehaving?

I'm really not surprised by this sort of hair attitude. But it kind of makes me feel that I would never be successful in TV journalism (or whatever other profession; take your pick...) because I allow my hair to misbehave like an uncontrolled, unruly child.

I'm a middle-aged woman. I shouldn't care! Right? Or... am I being overly sensitive? :sad5:
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  • Knotty_MaddyKnotty_Maddy Posts: 518Registered Users
    I'm 51 and I allow myself and my hair to misbehave whenever I feel like it :)

    If people relate straight hair to "compliancy" then I want nothing to do with it ;p I have never been one to conform, anyways. I like to think of my hair as an outer advertisement of my inner self ;) lol! Anyways, I cannot see being who you are as misbehaving...curl on, hon!:nike:
    Finer, mixed with coarser strands, low-porosity, wavy curly whirly hair...3A, 2C hair. Medium thickness, medium elasticity.
    S-shaped hair with corkscrew ends. My hair is even more confused than me ;p
    My hair officially hates protein ;) Once a month is enough!
    Currently a fan of TiGi products, (rock on, TiGi Curlesque styling creme!) but that will soon change - I am a self-avowed product junkie! Yay! :D
    BIG fan of supersoaker method - thanks Rudeechick!
  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    KurleeEdna wrote: »
    So, I came across this article about Soledad O'Brien: Soledad O'Brien - YouBeauty.com

    Yes, she's intelligent, successful, even compassionate. But then I get to page two where she says “We don’t want the hair to be the thing the audience concentrates on." Of course not. We've got important news to cover! But her stylist does say that she uses keratin straightening to "coax the journalist’s hair into behaving more compliantly".

    I have no problem with women straightening their hair however they want to do it, but does that mean that my hair is misbehaving?

    I'm really not surprised by this sort of hair attitude. But it kind of makes me feel that I would never be successful in TV journalism (or whatever other profession; take your pick...) because I allow my hair to misbehave like an uncontrolled, unruly child.

    I'm a middle-aged woman. I shouldn't care! Right? Or... am I being overly sensitive? :sad5:

    It's called assimilation. How many times have you seen a natural woman reading the news? Especially a WOC. I'm not talking entertainment or specialized news like business or politics but mainstream news. The answer is probably never. I work in broadcast news and I wear wigs to work. Nobody is frying my hair with relaxers, keratin treatments or a 450 degree flat iron!! My curly coworkers either blowout, flat iron, bkt or relax.
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    Adthomas have you ever heard of Rochelle Ritchie? She is a news reporter with natural hair. She did a story on going natural and the big chop in 2010.

    Rochelle Ritchie

    texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
    co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
    LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
    Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
    Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
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  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    I love the name Soledad O'Brien.
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  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    juanab wrote: »
    Adthomas have you ever heard of Rochelle Ritchie? She is a news reporter with natural hair. She did a story on going natural and the big chop in 2010.

    Rochelle Ritchie

    I don't know her know her but I have spoken to her on the phone and I have exchanged emails.
    She's in Baltimore now I believe. And newly engaged according to FB. Congrats!!

    I forgot about her for a minute. Believe me she is a rarity. One thing that "helps" me is having been diagnosed with a form of Alopecia. My derm told me I cannot put chemicals in my hair so now it's a medical issue.
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,669Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    Hair doesn't misbehave. It behaves just as it's supposed to. And when people use that word or say they need to 'tame' their hair it really makes me grit my teeth.
    --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. Yes, it's in the senior section. : / -- https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/seniors/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    adthomas wrote: »
    juanab wrote: »
    Adthomas have you ever heard of Rochelle Ritchie? She is a news reporter with natural hair. She did a story on going natural and the big chop in 2010.

    Rochelle Ritchie

    I don't know her know her but I have spoken to her on the phone and I have exchanged emails.
    She's in Baltimore now I believe. And newly engaged according to FB. Congrats!!

    I forgot about her for a minute. Believe me she is a rarity. One thing that "helps" me is having been diagnosed with a form of Alopecia. My derm told me I cannot put chemicals in my hair so now it's a medical issue.

    That's awesome that you have spoken to her! Yeah, she is a rarity. I am hoping that she won't be in the next few years, then you can let your beautiful hair be free.

    texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
    co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
    LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
    Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
    Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
    .


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  • naturaldollnaturaldoll Posts: 567Registered Users
    adthomas wrote: »
    juanab wrote: »
    Adthomas have you ever heard of Rochelle Ritchie? She is a news reporter with natural hair. She did a story on going natural and the big chop in 2010.

    Rochelle Ritchie

    I don't know her know her but I have spoken to her on the phone and I have exchanged emails.
    She's in Baltimore now I believe. And newly engaged according to FB. Congrats!!

    I forgot about her for a minute. Believe me she is a rarity. One thing that "helps" me is having been diagnosed with a form of Alopecia. My derm told me I cannot put chemicals in my hair so now it's a medical issue.

    yeah she's here, she is my favoriye on wjz-13, beautiful girl with a gorgeous twist out. love her


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  • redlipstickredlipstick Posts: 213Registered Users
    Hair doesn't misbehave. It behaves just as it's supposed to. And when people use that word or say they need to 'tame' their hair it really makes me grit my teeth.
    This...***grits teeth***

    This disappoints me.
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