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Nikcoils
Nikcoils
10 years ago

I loove it!

Shones
10 years ago

Cute!

TIger
TIger
10 years ago

Love it. Which they sold this stuff in stores. Don’t really like ordering stuff online.

Erin
10 years ago

Hot!!!!!!

beautywithcurls
10 years ago

I Definitely Love It!!

Ticee
Ticee
10 years ago

Love it! Think I want it!

Eniola
Eniola
10 years ago

Opinionated and straight to the point? Yes. A tad offensive? Yes. I think it’s missing the point as well. It’s like feminists who are fighting men when that’s not always the case as women have also largely contributed to oppression of themselves and fellow women. As much as anti-relaxer is part of going natural, there are also other practices natural women would like to push such as the reduction in fake hair usage. A woman who is natural but stays weaved up with blond silky hair OR stays subduing those kinks with an iron is also the type of thing… Read more »

Eniola
Eniola
10 years ago

My second sentence should have been ‘i think it’s missing the “big picture” ‘, not the “point”.

L. Michelle
10 years ago

I am glad that Eniola posted before me, because I didn’t want to be the mood dampener LOL. It’s a cool shirt…and while I *get* the message, I think it’s a lot extra…ESPECIALLY seeing how UNCLE FUNKY’s DAUGHTER is extremely expensive when it comes to haircare…soooo…it’s okay for me not to pay $65.00 for a relaxer, but then come to UFD and pay just as much (or quite possibly, significantly more) for a natural style??

Sounds like the pot and the kettle met and are fighting about who is the blackest.

Teryl
Teryl
10 years ago

It is saying to much..relaxer:$65, flat iron $55 is ok..but I would have ended with embracing my natural kinks PRICELESS.

Asha
Asha
10 years ago

I like the message, but the quality that is does have don’t look like it would last. The print look like it will start peeling off after one wash.

Casarae
10 years ago

Though I like t‑shirts, bags, ect. that embrace the natural black woman, I do have to say I am tired of seeing them. Tired of seeing them only because I think the messages sometimes sends off the wrong impression and creates divisions between women in our community. I agree with the shirts’ message,however, I have never paid that much for a flat iron EVER. In all, I loved when my hair was relaxed. I had great styles and moments with it. Now does that mean since I’m natural I should be down for the cause, and look at everyone sideways… Read more »

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Ashleigh L. A.
10 years ago

Good discussion. I don’t own any natural hair tees and truthfully, I’m not sure if I will. I don’t see the point. Anyone with a set of functioning eyes can see that I have a head full of kinks. And the snarkiness is unnecessary.

Ashleigh L. A.
10 years ago

And I’ll be damned if I spend $25 on a tee shirt. lol

TheLadyDayDreamer
TheLadyDayDreamer
10 years ago

Such a great topic of discussion! I love wearing logo tees, but am always dissappointed when the only ones that I can find featuring someone of color are of Jimmy Hendrix (no offense) or Bob Marley (again, no offense). I want to get a natural hair tee, but I keep running into ones, like the one that is pictured. When I first read this tee’s message, I thought it was clever and liked it but when I read it again I though it was clever but had negative undertones. So far, most of the natural hair tees that I find… Read more »

Stephanie
10 years ago

I think some of you are reading too much into the shirt. I think it’s cute, not overstated. People act like it says “I hate all you relaxed B****‘s” but it doesn’t. If people want to wear an “I love being black” shirt, it doesn’t say “Death to whites.” So many people are too serious about this stuff, and I think THAT creates more division than a damned t‑shirt.

Stephanie C. Tucker
Stephanie C. Tucker
10 years ago

Now what would be funny is to see a sistah with relaxed hair where this shirt, but all in all I like it and would purchase it if it came in a bigger size.

Jade
Jade
10 years ago

No offense, but I would NEVER wear this kind of “natural hair tee.” I dont like natural tess in general. If you are so happy with yourself, why aggrandize yourself to the point of foolishness. You need nto overdo it. And ironically it is usually those who rocked these t‑shirts right after their BC who go back to being relaxed after a year or two!

b.
b.
10 years ago

@ TheLadyDayDreamer,

The Soapbox Theory shirts in the ad to the right seem to do just what you’re looking for. I’m in no way affiliated with them or any other small business…I just noticed. There are other similar shirts I’ve seen with similar positive images w/o the adverse undertones others have pointed out here.

This is a great discussion. I’m glad someone put into words that thing I just couldn’t put my finger on about this and a few other things I’ve seen. Although, Stephanie above makes a good point too. Personally, I’m a fan of subtlety.

BeULuv
10 years ago

love it!

Kendra
Kendra
10 years ago

I love shirts that empower and celebrate natural hair. I do have to agree that sometimes I think the message of some shirts can be really overt and can be read as aggressive towards those who aren’t natural. For myself, I rock the shirt/bags with a woman with a banging afro, and that has a message that affirms and praises natural hair. WIth those tees, the message is clear: Natural hair is beautiful and I am proud of my own. When it comes to shirt that mention relaxed/weave hair, I will have to pass. I don’t need to call out others… Read more »

tracyata
tracyata
10 years ago

@ Stephanie I agree and think many of you are reading WAY too much into it. Do the “Kiss me, I’m Irish” t‑shirts also offend you guys? @TheLadyDayDreamer Where are you seeing “denegration? Jesus, everyone knows the latest trend for t‑shirts designs are snappy, cute, sassy sayings and quotes. Why not natural hair shirts too?? Besides, the shirt is only expressing the sentiments that most of the readers/contributors to this blog and others have said countless times (e.g. I’m so happy I no longer pay $55 for a flat iron and more than that for a perm). @ Casarae You said your… Read more »

Eniola
10 years ago

It’s like some of you are missing the point here. It’s not that the message on the shirt is outrightly negative, it just has a negative undertone to it.
@ Stephanie if we were to use your analogy, it’ll be like saying ‘Needing a tan=100$, loving my black skin= priceless”. You just think about that.

Natural hair tees are great but we must be careful with our delivery.

Ansley
Ansley
10 years ago

well i like it. Ive paid waaay more for a relaxer and a flat iron though

T
T
10 years ago

@ Eniola it would actually be more like ‘Tan — $100, Mole removal — $250 Embracing my beautiful porcelain skin — Priceless. It’s not about what others do, its about letting go of things one feels no longer benefits self. I think people are projecting a bit too much onto the message of the shirt…

African braids $150, Loc maintenance $75, Enjoying my hair lyed, fried and laid to the side — priceless.

Barbara
10 years ago

Another great one!

ElleNoirBelle
ElleNoirBelle
10 years ago

I don’t think people are “reading too much into the shirt.” I think your average black person would notice the arrogance inherent in the slogan. There might as well be a finger snap or “:-P” at the end… I think the analogies to the “kiss me I’m Irish” and other ethnic pride shirts are misplaced because those generally shirts don’t mention or attempt to draw a comparison to another ethnic group or trait of an ethnic group. I don’t know, I feel like I’m secure enough with my natural hair that I don’t need to parade it… But to each her… Read more »

ElleNoirBelle
ElleNoirBelle
10 years ago

Also, I think shirts like this contribute to the perception of natural hair as being faddish and the fetishization of natural hair.

I’ll never forget when a guy asked me: “Why natural hair?”

I said “Why not, natural hair?… Apparently being natural is somehow seen as being UNnatural.”

And YES, I’ve heard that “the personal is political” and yada yada… But when do we ever get past politics and just BE.

balinda
balinda
9 years ago
Reply to  ElleNoirBelle

someone asked me the same thing, and i answered the same way!!! and he was a man of color.

binks
binks
10 years ago

why can’t we have a shirt just celebrating black women? Now that is a novel thought why do we always have to separate ourselves into groups, that is really annoying and rather insulting. I for one don’t buy natural tees because I find them snarky with undertones that is insulting and rude to women who don’t have natural hair some happening to be my closets friends and family. You can be proud and embrace something without putting something else down, why does it always have to be one or the other, how about shirts representing the awesomeness of black women

Isabelle
Isabelle
10 years ago

I don’t particularly care for the idea of knocking down one thing to prop another.
Aside from that, I used to get a relaxer at a Dominican salon for just $25.00 and didn’t own a flat iron. I actually spend more money on my natural hair than my relaxed hair.

Yoshi3329
10 years ago

I don’t think it’s something to get offend at. I think people are looking for any way to be offended. I seriously can not stand overly sensitive people. There is nothing wrong with expressing pride. Italians and the Irish do it all the time. I personally find it edgy. I also like the typography. Two, why do we have to tip-toe around people? We don’t need their approval. That shipped sale since we are all natural. Let’s be bold and express our heritage, no matter who it offends. I’m so tired of sheepish people with their politically correct attitude. It’s… Read more »

Memaysha
10 years ago

OMG, geez, can we have ANYTHING?!? Always with the motions of doing what others want who don’t care for what you want. There is nothing wrong with being and unapologetic natural and having pride in one’s self.

Kanisha
10 years ago

Good flat irons cost more along the lines of $100-$125!
(CHI)

Love me some natural hair!
*BIG CHOP 6–6‑2010*

http://www.youtube.com/KPlocochick

C.O
C.O
10 years ago

@ T “Eniola it would actually be more like ‘Tan – $100, Mole removal – $250 Embracing my beautiful porcelain skin – Priceless. It’s not about what others do, its about letting go of things one feels no longer benefits self. I think people are projecting a bit too much onto the message of the shirt…”

^^ I agree with you & I think that is the message the tee is sending imo. It’s not about what other women do to their hair, it’s about embracing the self. There is nothing wrong with the tee.

C.O
C.O
10 years ago

Tan – $100, Mole removal – $250 Embracing my beautiful porcelain skin – Priceless

^^ using this example, if this was a tee, would it be tearing down those who do choose to tan? Would it be frowning upon people who choose to remove their moles? Would it be divisive? I don’t think so. I think it’s speaking about individual choices & not collective choices or choices of other people.

NaturallyPeachy
NaturallyPeachy
10 years ago

I love it!!! I am definitely going to have to pick this up.

Treya
Treya
10 years ago

Is the real hidden issue being discussed here whether natural hair is some kind of social/cultural movement rather than just a fashion trend or alternative styling option. Those who feel it is or should be a movement embrace Tees like this that declare an assertive attitude about their hair choices and deliberately challenges non naturals. Those who disagree want to duck down and minimise any possible conflict that their hair choices might bring. The ‘Tan – $100, Mole removal – $250 Embracing my beautiful porcelain skin – Priceless.’ comparison is very accurate. In a society where maintaining an unnatural skin colour… Read more »

Auntie
Auntie
10 years ago

I think the shirt is way extra and I’d never wear it, but to each his own. I let my big beautiful fro show my love for natural hair.

Andrea Evans
10 years ago

Hello beautiful women!!! i get what all of you are saying, it’s more about the choice of being who you are be it relaxed or natural! I own Brown Sugah Child, it’s a line that celebrates women of color. Not just black women but all minorities!! I’m new to the business world and so far i have only five designs, but will have 5 new designs in the next week. please visit my website at http://www.brownsugahchild.com. Also feel free to give me suggestions of what you think will beter the line I want to establish something that we can look… Read more »

Andrea Evans
10 years ago

@T i think that would be a hot t‑shirt for the relaxed chicks!!!!!! lol!!! Aside from that i just think natural hair is what it is, natural hair, most of us have just decided that chemicals don’t work for us, and some of us feel that natural hair doesn’t work…and both sides are just fine!!! I think the subject at hand is like walking around in public with a picket sign saying “look at me I’m natural”!!!!!! I feel that women of color, no matter what color, hair type, natural, relaxed, bald should be represented. There’s such a division between… Read more »

Asha
Asha
10 years ago

Andrea if you want to advertise you can contact the owner. Spammin’ ain’t cute at all and neither are those shirts. Sowwie.

To add to the rest of the convo, I don’t think having all those shirts are that serious. If they look good, they look good. If they don’t, they don’t. They are not hurting anyone.

DaliSalvadorAde
10 years ago

I like it, and I would DEFINITELY wear it!

Moni
Moni
10 years ago

Am I the only one that thinks the tee is plan corny? The mastercard commerical that started this whole “priceless” came out many years ago.

Moni
Moni
10 years ago

plain*

ElleNoirBelle
ElleNoirBelle
10 years ago

@ Treya? I don’t get it how are women who wouldn’t rock a natural hair tee are the ones who are into natural hair as a fad? I’ve been natural for 9 years… not a fad for me… I just don’t feel the need to wear a banner to tell people that my hair grows out of my scalp in a kinky texture. They can see that with their eyes. The less we make a big deal out of being natural the less politically charged it will be and the more people will understand that this is how we were made… Read more »

Andrea
10 years ago

I love honesty, at the same time I’m so glad my destiny is based on Gods plan for me and not the opinions of man! Maybe posting the website was a bit out of line so to the owner I apologize!
To all the beautiful women on the blog wearing a t‑shirt doesn’t solidify who you are. We all are beautiful, unique, sassy and glamourous! All we have to do is walk in a room and smile! Be blessed!
P.s. I still love the colors!!!

Rowena
10 years ago

Simply awesome!!

Treya
Treya
10 years ago

@Ellenoirbelle I didn’t use the word ‘fad’. I said ‘fashion trend or styling option’. ‘Fad’ is a disparaging term so don’t put words in my mouth. To restate my case, the ranks of naturals are really divided into 2 camps, those who believe very much that acceptance of the african hair type has deep ramifications for black people everywhere, and is fundamental to black female self worth, especially in the diaspora where black natural hair is so obviously different from the hair of other races that make up the majority, and that this is a social/cultural agenda that will make or… Read more »

ElleNoirBelle
ElleNoirBelle
10 years ago

@ Treya

I wasn’t attacking you, but…

fad, “fashion trend…” synonyms, no?

Anyway you did say verbatim that “Those who disagree want to duck down and minimise any possible conflict that their hair choices might bring”

and that’s a rather disparaging characterization.

Treya
Treya
10 years ago

@ElleNoirBelle I’m afraid that’s simply your projection. Notice I didn’t say anywhere which group I fell under. If you read an evenly balanced assessment of a situation and choose to feel disparaged, there’s nothing I can do to help you.

Asha
Asha
10 years ago

@Treya But that’s what a fad is. A fashion trend. You can call something green or verde it still means the same color.

I agree when you said certain types are more likely to wear this shirt. But people who think they are not their hair are also more likely to a relax again so it makes sense for them not to wear this shirt.

This shirt does not attack anyone. It just says that they do not care for relaxers. If they had a high self-esteem they would not care.

Sunshine
Sunshine
10 years ago

The shirt is cute! I liked the mastercard commercials. They weren’t putting anything down just stating the prices for other items, just as this shirt is doing. @Yoshi — IA people love to be offended and want to find offense around every corner. If someone sees this shirt and is offended, that is their choice. Make better choices. The wearer was not thinking about you (ie the offended person) when they decided to wear the shirt. Maybe the shirt should have: “You’re so vain, you probably think this shirt is about you” printed on it as well. I am in the “hair… Read more »

balinda
balinda
9 years ago
Reply to  Sunshine

nicely said!!!

Leslie
Leslie
10 years ago

Whew!! Well, after all is said and done, where can I get the doggone t‑shirt??? Sheesh!

arlene warren
9 years ago

I want this tee shirt! How can I get it? Arlene

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