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Toya Carter Reveals Her Back-Length Natural Texture

Avatar • Oct 5, 2012

So, it seems like every other day a black female celebrity takes to Twitter to show the real hair beneath their wigs and weaves. The latest is Lil Wayne’s ex-wife Toya Carter, who had some people scratching their heads with her recent reveal. While the back of her hair is back-length and of a curly/coily texture, the front is relaxed (or maybe heat-straightened?) and significantly shorter, perhaps to blend in with her weave. Toya was clearly proud of her strands, tweeting “#allmine” and “#longhairdontcare”. Click for the photo below. Ladies, what do you think of the reveal? And what do you think of the trend of black female celebrities tweeting “real hair” photos?

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NikNak
NikNak
8 years ago

So she relaxes the edges? Weird.

B
B
8 years ago
Reply to  NikNak

Very weird, I guess so it blends in with her weave.….but the edges are so damn short!!

Areille
Areille
8 years ago

Definitely not jealous of her hair. It may be “long” that doesn’t mean it’s healthy. Those random short pieces don’t look good at all.

DeeJ
DeeJ
8 years ago
Reply to  Areille

Exactly, if my hair is down my back I want all of my hair to be the same length and texture and most important, for it to be healthy.

Mia_p
Mia_p
8 years ago
Reply to  Areille

Your comment seems so negative. Please keep this to yourself in future.

itzkimmie
itzkimmie
8 years ago
Reply to  Mia_p

I agree with you Mia‑P…so judgmental and opinionated. I cringe when I get to the comments sections sometimes of forums. If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all. Her hair is long, no doubt. Wouldn’t that be enough?!?!

Areille
Areille
8 years ago
Reply to  itzkimmie

The question was what do you think of the reveal and I gave my answer. Her hair looks damaged in the front and she is jumping on the bandwagon showing off her “natural hair” trying to impress people because it’s long. I don’t have to like every natural hairstyle just because it’s natural and I can give my opinion whenever I’d like. Long hair does not equate healthy hair so no that wouldn’t be enough if it were my head. If you expect to see only praises on every article just because they are natural then maybe you shouldn’t read… Read more »

Hillary
8 years ago

daaaaaaaaaaamn.

J. Nicole
8 years ago
Reply to  Hillary

I think it’s all about publicity. It’s a way to jump on the ‘natural’ hair bandwagon w/out commiting to it. The natural hair community has become a financial juggernaut & a way to gain a wider audience. On the flip side, the bloggers jump at the chance for another natural post: no shade as I too recently started blogging. What bothers me more is our obsessive need to show that we too can grow long hair. I get it, theres tons of stereotypes about our hair, but things like that look desperate to me, as if you’re fishing for complements… Read more »

Yvette
8 years ago
Reply to  J. Nicole

SO agreed!

Lucy
Lucy
8 years ago
Reply to  J. Nicole

Very well said J. Nicole

Amma Mama
Amma Mama
8 years ago
Reply to  J. Nicole

It looks desperate indeed and very fake since you won’t even wear your own hair ever in the public. But just for instagram and twitter world.

Eloisa
Eloisa
8 years ago
Reply to  J. Nicole

+1

EsMag
EsMag
8 years ago
Reply to  J. Nicole

Yes! The obsession with length retention in the natural hair community is problematic in the same way I feel that some people are so obsessed with curl definition (topic for other time). I’ve been natural for some many years and I don’t wanna deal with long hair of ANY sort lol! I do wish they showed more icons with short hair, as if its strange for someone not to want long hair. Because I could have sworn to primary goal was healthy hair? Correct me if I’m wrong though.

Neesha Cherie
Neesha Cherie
8 years ago
Reply to  EsMag

No offense, but the name of the site is Black Girl with LONG hair…

EsMag
EsMag
8 years ago
Reply to  Neesha Cherie

No offense”, but I could have sworn that the purpose of this blog and natural blogs in GENERAL was to celebrate the dopeness of natural hair. Didn’t realize that that depended on length. You obviously missed the entire point that I was trying to make if the only rebuttal you could think of was reiterating the name of this very blog, as if I didn’t already know that? But ok lol

Priscilla
Priscilla
8 years ago

I’m just about tired of these celebs who don’t leave their house without a weave shoring us their hair is natural under the weave. Who cares if your hair is natural or not if you’re not willing to wear it that way even sometimes? I’m not impressed.

christina graham
christina graham
8 years ago
Reply to  Priscilla

maybe they wear weaves for appearances? and honestly there is nothing wrong with wearing weave. if done and taken out properly, it actually promotes growth without harming the hair underneath.

Venus
Venus
8 years ago

agree!!

silkynaps
silkynaps
8 years ago

Wearing a weave for “appearances” is fine if you want to appear to be wearing fake hair. Not impressed. Ha!

df
df
8 years ago

It seems that they NEVER wear their natural hair out though. Of course, it’s their hair and they can do whatever they want with it but there’s a message relayed that some of these women aren’t comfortable wearing their natural hair outside their house. It might be the case, it might not be! Who knows!

My own interest in it starts and ends there though because there are enough gorgeous natural heads in the streets repping strongly for the diverse beauty of our natural hair.

Crystal
Crystal
8 years ago

Honestly, a lot of actresses/tv personalities/musicians of all races wear weaves and wigs, because when you have to show up to hair and makeup every day for hours and have hairstylists use crazy amounts of heat and chemicals on your real hair it can cause your hair to break and come out. The majority of them wear weaves and wigs in order to protect their real hair.

CharissaLilly101
CharissaLilly101
8 years ago
Reply to  Crystal

Exactly, I totally agree with that.….It’s like Raven Symone, she does it because it’s something quick and it protects her hair, plus she wears her natural hair out on the streets. It’s a win win

Deedeemaha
Deedeemaha
8 years ago
Reply to  Crystal

I agreed they are protecting it. But it’s one well on the outside, the natural hair is damaged. It’s long natural damaged hair. Don’t these stylist see that?

CassMaddie
CassMaddie
8 years ago
Reply to  Priscilla

I agree 1000%

kb1908
kb1908
8 years ago
Reply to  Priscilla

exactly

Asea
Asea
8 years ago
Reply to  Priscilla

LOL. I’m not impressed either! I love that she is natural and DUH all hair does grow, so you’re really not extraordinary boo 😐 But her hair does not appear to be thriving, IMO. Letting your hair and scalp breathe for more than a few hours when re-installing the weave is more ideal for optimum hair health… I’m doing a one year protective style challenge right now cuz my baby fine coils need extra help to retain length. I wear wigs ‑they give me great flexibility with pampering my hair very OFTEN. I keep my hair plaited underneath and wash… Read more »

Stephie
Stephie
8 years ago
Reply to  Asea

I love my for too!!!

Stephie
Stephie
8 years ago
Reply to  Stephie

I mean Fro…lol

Priscilla
Priscilla
8 years ago
Reply to  Asea

By the way, I have no problem with weaves, yes they can be protective, give you a break, give you a way to change up your style, etc. Fantastic. BUT my problem is with these celebs that wear nothing but weaves coming and showing us their natural hair like we’re supposed to be proud of them when they aren’t even proud of their own hair enough to embrace it! Weaves are fine, but I’m just not impressed by what’s under if you never show it.

Priscilla
Priscilla
8 years ago
Reply to  Priscilla

By the way, I don’t have a problem with weaves either. I’ve worn them sometimes too. I’m just not sure why these celebs feel the need to tell us they have natural hair if they never ever rock it. Weaves are fine, do you, but don’t come acting like you’re so proud of your hair when you don’t even embrace it enough to wear it even sometimes.

Eloisa
Eloisa
8 years ago
Reply to  Priscilla

+1. LOL, at all these women showing their natural hair on twitter, but yet in public they wear hair that is naturally someone else’s 24/7. #Pleasestopit

Neesha Cherie
Neesha Cherie
8 years ago
Reply to  Priscilla

Exactly! It’s like saying that your hair is long, healthy and natural, but still not good enough to be worn in public…not even sometimes… :/

DeeJ
DeeJ
8 years ago

I’m sure that the front of her hair is straight because she presses it or flat irons it to blend with her weave, and over time due to possible heat damage it doesn’t revert back to her natural texture, it just stays straight. I’ve also heard of women who perm their edges but leave the rest natural.

DeeJ
DeeJ
8 years ago
Reply to  DeeJ

Or her edges could have just broken off from perms and heat usage…

tee
tee
8 years ago
Reply to  DeeJ

toya is very pretty but she can miss me with the ‘look-look-i-have-long-hair-too’ foolishness. keep your natural hair in a [protective] style, but damage parts of said hair with heat and/or chemicals to blend in with the unnatural weave? yeah, okay. i know i might get blasted for this, but i don’t believe for a minute that these celebs wear these bone straight wigs and weaves to protect their natural hair. it might seem nice to boast about your natural hair and snap a pic whilst sitting in the stylist’s chair waiting to get the weave put back in, but how… Read more »

AS82
AS82
8 years ago

She probably just flatirons/presses the edges to blend with the weave, thats what most women do that wear weaves with Leave-out. I saw her in real life once at a CVS, and she is just as pretty in person 🙂

Stace
Stace
8 years ago

She’s cute in her pic. The relaxed edges are badly broken, but I guess if she’s gonna wear a weave 100% of the time she needs them to be that way to blend in with the straight weave. Perhaps she figures the edges can always grow back easily if she wanted to stop with the weaves and wear her hair natural. I can’t with all these celebs and these pics though, its like they are making it a Fad. No wonder Solange doesn’t want to be part of the natural hair bandwagon, it’s just too much politics, and people with… Read more »

Jae Mac
8 years ago

I agree with J.Nicole its for publicity without having to commit. It’s just another way for someone to remain relevant. As they say there’s no such thing ad bad publicity.

Jae Mac
8 years ago

I agree with J.Nicole its for publicity without having to commit. It’s just another way for someone to remain relevant. As they say there’s no such thing as bad publicity.

Candice
Candice
8 years ago

If it’s all yours and you don’t care, then why not wear your hair out instead of hiding behind weaves and wigs? Not saying you can’t wear them, but I hardly consider that as reppin’ natural. Also, her hair is really damaged in the front. Not sure I would be proudly flaunting that fact.

Stace
Stace
8 years ago

This at least is better than that nonsense pic Nicki Minaj had up without her head or face actually in it.

KP
KP
8 years ago
Reply to  Stace

My thoughts exactly!

chouxchoux
8 years ago
Reply to  Stace

LOL The same thought crossed my mind for a second or two. xD so wrong.

df
df
8 years ago
Reply to  Stace

hahaha

B
B
8 years ago

Most celebrities are relaxer free! We just dont know it cause they wear weaves and wigs, its easier to corn row their real hair to prepare it for the weaves.

forgirl
forgirl
8 years ago

I think is a great thing, we do it, and they do it too. Last time I checked they were human. I thank if they are proud of it thats awesome. I feel like this site is always finding a reason to hate or gather the natural hair police squad to start a hate rant. i already know what ppl on this site are going to say, “she is not really natural” “she is happy her hair is long cause it makes her feel more european” Well I say her hair look good!!!!!! Nothing wrong with being happy for another… Read more »

Ebncurly
Ebncurly
8 years ago

As some who rocks natural hair 24/7.….. I’m not impressed with this trend.

B
B
8 years ago
Reply to  Ebncurly

By the length of her hair she was been natural for a while, I dont think its a trend but folks are more comfortable with the natural hair.

Ms. D
8 years ago
Reply to  B

How is she more comfortable with it.…if she never wears it out?

Eloisa
Eloisa
8 years ago
Reply to  Ms. D

Agree. How comfortable can someone be with their own hair, if they won’t be caught dead without hair that is not theirs.

chouxchoux
8 years ago
Reply to  Ms. D

that question requires a lengthy answer that goes into celebrity lifestyles and pressure from the media, but I think I can supercondense it. I think it’s more difficult for a celebrity to show natural hair because they are the most concerned/self-conscious about their appearance and what people think even if it doesn’t appear that way to us. It’s just like how some of us may have been reluctant to go natural for the thought of what someone else would say or do. Maybe the “trend” of showing what’s under the wigs and weave is a sign that natural hair is becoming… Read more »

df
df
8 years ago
Reply to  chouxchoux

Give them time to feel completely comfortable. I think they cling to weave like some of us used to cling to relaxer. it’s a “safe” move and they know no one will make negative comments.”

You’re right, there is alot more pressure for those in the public eye to conform to the norm and I hope at least some get the courage to wear their hair out more if they desire to. Seeing so many non-celeb women going natural is obviously driving them to show these pictures but hopefully it encourages more “celeb” women to actually rock their natural hair.

CharissaLilly101
CharissaLilly101
8 years ago
Reply to  df

Yea, so instead of bashing and putting down, let’s help build her up, boost some confidence in her natural hair, help her to learn how to manage, style, care, and love her natural hair.

Interesting
Interesting
8 years ago

What is the point if they never wear and show their real hair anyway?

Jojo
Jojo
8 years ago

O goodness…my hashtag is #dontcareaboutyourhair. She can do whatever she likes (is that a lil wayne song?) She can shave it kungfu style if she wants its really none of my business unless its my busine$$. No judgements.

sunshyne84
sunshyne84
8 years ago
Reply to  Jojo

T.I.

Beck
Beck
8 years ago

Wow… At this point I wonder why they wear weaves

mangomadness
mangomadness
8 years ago
Reply to  Beck

You know why they wear them…

Nikki
8 years ago

Not that I pay too much attention, but I’m starting to wonder what the point is. If you wear your hair in protective styles nearly all the time, and if you have money to pay professionals, hair will grow. It’s not news. Not that they have anything to prove (maybe they think they do, IDK), but it doesn’t prove anything.

hehe
hehe
8 years ago

She is such an attention wh@re. Every pick is her showing off her hair like it’s so special it’s long.

kb1908
kb1908
8 years ago

IDK- It all seems a like statement one would make in high school like “Look at me I am not bald headed under that weave” And really do I really care? I mean it would be more interesting to see their natural hair styled instead of what it looks like between takedowns.

Heart Curly
8 years ago

Lol wow! That’s all I can say without being mean.

Leesh
Leesh
8 years ago

What does it matter if you have long hair under your weave if you never wear it out. talking some “long hair dont care”. U mine as well be bald underneath your weaves.

km061888
km061888
8 years ago

She’s beautiful but her hair looks a little damaged. Who cares about hair length anyway especially unhealthy long hair.

Cublktigress
Cublktigress
8 years ago

It does nothing to say you’re natural if all you show us is your weave and tracks. Those messed up edges were probably caused by weave wearing. It’s harsh on the hair! I think that people need to stop fronting and just be. Be honest for the most part.

Anti
Anti
8 years ago

All of you self righteous Natural Nazi’s make me want to relax my hair just to NOT be associated with you. You judgmental phonies! Get over yourselves!

Shahidah
8 years ago
Reply to  Anti

eye roll…that sounds like a tantrum

Anti
Anti
8 years ago
Reply to  Shahidah

It is very much a tantrum. Self righteous natural Nazi’s. Doing to others what has been done to you for so long. Let her wear her hair the way she feels. I’m natural and proud of it. Get out of her roots and maintain your own!

J. Nicole
8 years ago
Reply to  Shahidah

Lol @ tantrum.

Idk about anyone else but I don’t see anyone’s comments reflecting that of the Natural Nazis, so I’m confused about that.

Karen
Karen
8 years ago
Reply to  J. Nicole

You must be blind or illiterate!!

J. Nicole
8 years ago
Reply to  Karen

And you must be a 5 year old who can only respond with child like comments

Ellen
Ellen
8 years ago
Reply to  Anti

Go relax it! Do you boo 🙂

Anti
Anti
8 years ago
Reply to  Ellen

Do me? Just like Toya is doing her? I’m in no way a Toya fan but I’m sure she doesn’t care of any opinions regarding her hair…weave or natural.

Karen
Karen
8 years ago
Reply to  Anti

+10000000000000

Kellee
Kellee
8 years ago
Reply to  Anti

Yeah right, that’s why she took this picture and posted it to twitter.…because she doesn’t care. Lol, come on now.

Anti
Anti
8 years ago
Reply to  Kellee

How is her pic any different than any of the million of women that post on these sites daily? Because she a so-called celebrity she has to check with the Natural Nazi community first? Get real and get over yourself!

Kellee
Kellee
8 years ago
Reply to  Anti

Clearly, anyone who posts pics on twitter #longhairdontcare actually DOES cares what other people think. Keep it 100,don’t be defensive and delusional. If she didn’t care there would be no need to broadcast something so irrelevant. Stop calling people names like ‘natural nazi’. It makes it seem as if you are insecure and slightly maladjusted. If that’s not the truth, then stop downing sisters for being authentic and deeply wanting that same realness from others. There’s nothing wrong with that. That being said, I don’t care about how long her hair is or isn’t. I just think it’s very silly and… Read more »

Auset
Auset
8 years ago
Reply to  Ellen

Exactly. It really won’t hurt my feelings. And cool it with the NN term and comments. Naturals are women, who are humans, who have opinions. What a shock! They can voice them even if you don’t agree. So take a chill pill, for real.

Auset
Auset
8 years ago
Reply to  Auset

My bad, naturals are men, too.

Anti
Anti
8 years ago
Reply to  Auset

Spoken like a true Natural Nazi. Freedom of speech should really be used in a more effective way.

Auset
Auset
8 years ago
Reply to  Anti

I’ll use my freedom of speech in any way I choose, just like you, to express my opinion however unpopular it may be. That’s why its called freedom. Now you use that same freedom, Ms. Anti, and you get that lovely relaxer. Let it sooth your scalp. Because I really don’t care. And maybe you should add Semitic to the end of that Anti label of yours. Happy relaxing. I hope you don’t just relax your hair, but your attitude as well.

Eloisa
Eloisa
8 years ago
Reply to  Anti

LOL. Go ahead and relax girl, don’t let anyone stop you.

K.Nicole
8 years ago

Well, this is a great illustration of how relaxers can mess up your hair. Wouldn’t want my edges to be 2 inches and my back length to be 16 inches.

I think Toya is very pretty and this should be a wake up to care of her leave out hair better. Vanessa Simmons wears weaves all the time and when she showed her natural hair it looked healthier and all one length.

Thick Nigerian Hair
Thick Nigerian Hair
8 years ago

I don’t understand the problem people have with her hair. How is anyone saying her hair looks unhealthy? Are you all talking about her edges because the rest of her looks fine to me? The edges are probably relaxed or pressed. My edges in the front are not a hot item either and if I pressed them they would probably be about that length. (maybe they’ll be. I haven’t pressed in almost a year). And no, I do not tension style my edges. I can’t. And yes, I’ve been natural for years. And, when I was relaxed my edges were… Read more »

Jc
Jc
8 years ago

It is clear she has some serious breakage in the front or some odd type of styling. The rest of the hair is fine but call me crazy, I would rather have 2 inches of a TWA which is all natural as opposed to what she has which is basically, damage front, protected back. I am actually wondering why her hairdresser does that to her, it seems like something you should sue someone for, not pay to get done.

Karen
Karen
8 years ago
Reply to  Jc

I would rather have her hair then a 2 inch TWA, dying waiting to get her length!

maralondon
maralondon
8 years ago
Reply to  Jc

I was wondering the same thing about the hairdresser. I suppose at the end of the day she’s getting paid and that’s all some people care about.

FedUp
FedUp
8 years ago

i feel like natural hair is becoming like a cult. ppl get so excited to see a celeb with natural hair but critique them to insane measures to see if they qualify as “real” naturals. im so over “natural” hair. all i want to know is styling and healthy hair care tips.

Anti
Anti
8 years ago
Reply to  FedUp

FedUp…I’m there with you. Nothing seems to be satisfying to the “real” naturals. No one is good enough unless every waking moment is spent picking your fro and showing just how real they are. Who are “real” naturals competing with? Why attack so harshly?

kb1908
kb1908
8 years ago
Reply to  Anti

Sure everyone has right to do want they want, and there’s no right way to be natural however, I think if her hair were styled, she would get props. But just showing people your hair in between a takedown, is not really noteworthy, right? She has shown it for reason, and people have given their opinion.

Sassy24
Sassy24
8 years ago
Reply to  Anti

Why do you care what other naturals think about your hair? Only a simpleton would care so deeply.

Anti
Anti
8 years ago
Reply to  Sassy24

You could ask this question about the million of pages dedicated to showing naturals showing off their hair! It’s all to collect likes and get YouTube followers. What’s the difference?

kb1908
kb1908
8 years ago
Reply to  Anti

the difference is on you tube and on blogs, people have actually styled their hair. kind of like showing the ingredients and not cook meal.

kb1908
kb1908
8 years ago
Reply to  Sassy24

Well you are sassy! If you post a pic, you are doing because you want to share, and general you are proud of what you are showing. Nobody post a pic of themselves looking wack, unless it’s a joke! So yeah she post the pic to get props, you as you can see many were not impressed. If you going to post of pic of you hair and lightweight brag, then style it.

smartieskirts
smartieskirts
8 years ago

them edges are fried…ijs

Tia
Tia
8 years ago

Who cares what their real hair looks like if they’re still going to hide it beneath wigs and weaves. Everyone always says they wear wigs and weaves because it’s easier but if you’re a celebrity with a stylist shouldn’t it be easy to maintain your natural hair also? I just don’t understand it. She gets no props from me for having a peice of hair that long. I’ll save my props for celebrites like Tracey Ellis Ross or Tempest Bledsoe who are actually wearing their natural hair for the public to see.

chouxchoux
8 years ago

I don’t understand why she wears weave if her hair is the same length. I mean, I understand wearing it to give your hair a break, as everyone else stated, but she and others wear them constantly then come out and show their natural hair at the same length of the weave/wig and smile like it’s cute. she should just maintain her hair by flat ironing responsibly if she wants the straight hair look. I just don’t get it I guess it’s hot in the celeb world to show what’s under the hood. who’s next? beyonce?? All-in-all, I’m thrilled she’s natural,… Read more »

Landry
Landry
8 years ago

I have always thought that Toya was such a beautiful lady. Her hair is her hair and how she chooses to wear it is up to her. If she wants to have her edges like that, then so be it! I’m pretty sure that she is NOT oblivious to what her hair looks like. Also, when the whole look comes together with the extensions, it looks great.

Her hair, her choice, do you boo!

Rj
Rj
8 years ago
Reply to  Landry

Thank you! Her hair, her choice! So many unnecessary negative comments on here.

Landry
Landry
8 years ago
Reply to  Rj

I know, right? It’s so unforunate.

binks
binks
8 years ago

congrats on her hair growth and being proud of it but this is starting to become an annoying way to get attention…NEXT

jandrma
jandrma
8 years ago

I think these celebs are getting a little jealous of the natural hair celebs and are doing these things to gain attention. We use to follow their lead for the latest hair styles now we are looking more at natural hair community celebs who are just like us. LOVE IT. I don’t have a problem with weave. I use to where it sometimes myself, but I love my natural hair. I feel great knowing that it is all mine and I don’t have to worry about people judging me, because it is not, even though I may be having a bad… Read more »

m2
m2
8 years ago
Reply to  jandrma

i totally agree with the first part of your statement.….

Beth
Beth
8 years ago

Whatever works for her, but I look forward to the day when black women will not feel the need to broadcast the length of their hair in an attempt to impress others. I see these kind of “look-at-my-hair-length” displays everywhere–I knew a girl who made a video on facebook to show all the “haters” that she did, indeed, have long hair. That’ll be the day when the majority of black women have realized that they, too, can grow long, healthy hair, and that it wasn’t genetics holding them back. Only then will hair not define us. We’ll all get to… Read more »

Barbara
Barbara
8 years ago

I’m still lost @ Little Wayne’s ex wife, ewwww.

Trina
Trina
8 years ago

I think that a lot of celebrities wear the weave as a protective measure and are not ashamed but are simply ‘protecting’ their hair plain and simple. Someone on here stated that Toya’s hair is just as long as the weave so why hide it? and someone else stated that she has a stylist so she could wear her natural hair? I tend to disagree with both of these ladies for the simple fact that these ladies (celebrities) have their weave straighten, curled, blow dried, tugged and pulled on more the average everyday woman and probably sometimes more than once… Read more »

Dolores
Dolores
8 years ago
Reply to  Trina

Great comment! Many people do not realize that the key to length retention for some hair types is low manipulation and protective styling. It’s possible that this celebrity would not have hair that is as full or as long if she “fried dyed and laid it to the side” MULTIPLE times per day or per week. Her edges are a testament to this theory.

Natalee
Natalee
8 years ago

As I said with Nicki Minaj and others that wear wigs or weaves as part of their public persona, what’s the point of showing your “real” hair if you’re not going to wear it on the daily basis? I don’t want to image Beyonce without her lace front and fan onstage because that’s part of the Beyonce experience. If your brand is full lace front and face beat, then why is everyone taking these “look at my real hair, ya’ll” pictures as if they deserve awards. Its almost as if there is something to prove and I really don’t think its… Read more »

DaynaJoe
DaynaJoe
8 years ago
Reply to  Natalee

+ 1,000

shavon
shavon
8 years ago

I completely understand the position of each individual who has commented on this article. However, I find it SAD that I have not found ONE good comment about this woman revealing her NATURAL hair. So what if she wants to wear weaves. Thats here prerogative, and its HER hair. As long as she is confident about who she is underneath it all, she can do whatever the hell she wants. Regardless if she is comfortable with her own tresses or not however, is none of our business and is NOT RELEVANT to our lives anyway. In addition, maybe she is… Read more »

Anti
Anti
8 years ago
Reply to  shavon

I love this!

Mina
Mina
8 years ago
Reply to  shavon

This is so right Shavon!

juanita617
juanita617
8 years ago

It looks as if she may have had in a weave and then unbraided the hair that was sewn in. Maybe she combed out the hair and left the front the way it is. Just my guess.

Elle
8 years ago

I think she’s a pretty girl and it’s totally awesome that’s she’s natural. I’m not sure what method she used to get the front of her hair to “lay down”, but My question is, is her stylist really worth her salt if she can’t keep her hair healthy under her weave? I think it’s nice that her hair is super long but I don’t understand why it’s not healthy all over. I was under the impression that weaves were great protective styles. Hopefully it’s in route to being healthier.

amber
amber
8 years ago

black women are most hating ass mischief-maker there is and gossip a lot to damn I hate being around your type I work and a doctor office and that’s all y’all talk about how long someone hair is ‚their skin color what type of ride she got damn and other thing you stay comparing yourself to whites

anastasia
anastasia
8 years ago
Reply to  amber

W.O.W. Amber…such hate… To disguise your hate, you may want to use qualifiers, for ex: Some, many, most, or those I have met.

Eloisa
Eloisa
8 years ago
Reply to  amber

If all the black women you meet are the way you just described, you are clearly hanging out with the wrong crowd. Try expanding your horizon.

sa
sa
8 years ago

I think most celebs that tweet pics of their real hair do it just for the attention and to maybe prove a point that they’re not bald underneath their weaves/wigs even though they don’t have to do it. It looks like she purposely keeps her hair short in the front and straight, though the shortness could be from severe breakage. Either way it’s her hair and she’s wearing it how she wants to. Her weaves look great the majority of the time and I’m not surprised that her real hair is just as long as some of the weaves she wears.… Read more »

tonisha
tonisha
8 years ago

she probably just straightens her edges but really im like kinda over celebs being like “seee this is my real hair! okay stylist now put that weave back on you know im not walking out the salon looking like this”

Dolores
Dolores
8 years ago

It is very disappointing to read, on a natural hair site, such negative comments about a black woman who is showing her real hair. This should be a space where women can receive encouragement, advice, and share stories about their hair experiences. It should be a refuge from people who are hostile to our natural hair textures. Instead, the comments to this article have found every flaw with her hair, and barely acknowledged anything good about it.

Chatty with the Natty
Chatty with the Natty
8 years ago

What’s the point of showing your natural hair, holding it down like its super long but the rest of your “natural hair” looks a hot mess. To me that shows that you really don’t care about your hair underneath and BY CHANCE, it grew underneath the weave and that’s why its that long. Not that you actually worked hard at it. The whole point of being natural is about liberation, beauty, and acceptance. Being able to wear OUR natural hair and still get job interviews.…MY Question is…why did she take this pic? No shade cause I think it’s amazing how long… Read more »

kb1908
kb1908
8 years ago

Exactly, I don’t see the pt. They’re any black women w/long hair on this site, I enjoy looking at hair when it is styled not between takedowns.

Zoopath
Zoopath
8 years ago

Cosign!

tonisha
tonisha
8 years ago

ill say something positive about her hair its natural and its long something constructive i hope someone tells her? take care of those edges once they are gone they tend to be gone for good wearing weave is fine and dandy but those edges are just as important and the rest of your hair

Celeste
Celeste
8 years ago

I agree with you too amber, sa and Dolores. I glad that these celebs are showing their real hair. Before this, we really wouldn’t know what their hair would look like, but now we do. I’m very glad that Toya showed her hair, she has hair just like mine. I was shocked for a minute, but I’m really enjoyed looking at her pics for inspiration. Also, most people on here are hating though. I bet plenty of so called naturals on this site stay weaved up or heat straightened. “Coughs” on the protective style with weaves being ok with them,… Read more »

kb
kb
8 years ago

I don’t get why people are saying she is getting “hate”. Hating is really irrationally jealous. do you think if she actually styled her hair their would be “hate”? People are just saying they aren’t impressed, just because you show your hair on twitter. I think even her hair were permed and it was styled she would get a more positive response.

Curly Queen
8 years ago
Reply to  kb

I agree. People always want to say someone’s jealous when they have a negative comment. In this case it’s definitely not jealously it’s just disdain for this ridiculous trend of celebrities showing their “natural” hair. No one asked them to show their hair and if they didn’t want some kind of reaction they wouldn’t do it because the job of a celebrity is to be scene and talked about. No other celebrity needs to show their “natural” hair because no one cares. We’re glad you can grow your hair but for the most part it will be hidden under wigs… Read more »

J. Nicole
8 years ago

There are some people commenting that this is none of our business etc., and I believe the majority of us couldn’t care less about what someone is doing with their hair. At least I don’t. But do not forget this is an online forum, where the writer of this blog post specifically asked ” Ladies, what do you think of the reveal? And what do you think of the trend of black female celebrities tweeting “real hair” photos?” So there for, yes we will have something to say about it. We all have the right to say what we want… Read more »

Auset
Auset
8 years ago
Reply to  J. Nicole

Thank you for this comment.

LBell
LBell
8 years ago
Reply to  J. Nicole

I wasn’t going to comment at all in this thread but I just wanted to say thank you for bringing some maturity into these comments. Sadly it’ll probably get overrun by the silliness and pettiness but you know how that goes…that’s life on these “innanets”… 😉 To the subject: Harpo, who dis woman? lol I don’t see the point of attention-seeking celebrity “reveals” any more than I see the point of insecure little girls whining because said celebrity isn’t donning the mantle of natural-hood. Some of us don’t need celebrities to be natural in order to feel good about our… Read more »

Kinu
Kinu
8 years ago

She is so pretty to me. With that being said, I think she even looks younger with natural hair! I don’t understand why one would want to use chemicals on their real hair to match their fake hair though. I mean, shouldn’t your real hair take precedent over your weave??? #anywho.. yeah, I think it was be so BEEEEAUUTIFUL for all of the undercover naturals to a) put their foot down in the industry and/or b) come out of the closet. Hell, I’d shout to the roof tops and throw a party, because what these celebs don’t seem to get is… Read more »

Kinu
Kinu
8 years ago

She is so pretty to me. With that being said, I think she even looks younger with natural hair! I don’t understand why one would want to use chemicals on their real hair to match their fake hair though. I mean, shouldn’t your real hair take precedent over your weave??? anywho.. yeah, I think it was be so BEEEEAUUTIFUL for all of the undercover naturals to a) put their foot down in the industry and/or b) come out of the closet. Hell, I’d shout to the roof tops and throw a party, because what these celebs don’t seem to get is… Read more »

Sophie
Sophie
8 years ago

I’m with the people who say it’s nothing to make a big deal of if she’s never going to wear it out. Long hair under a weave doesn’t impress me much because unless you are ill, you hair will grow. If it is only handled when you get your weaves done then it should get long unless you cut it! I like seeing women with their long natural hair worn free because that means they took care of their hair and they’re proud of how it looks. I’m even more put off by someone with long natural hair who still thinks… Read more »

PMS
PMS
8 years ago
Reply to  Sophie

+1million

Shay
Shay
8 years ago
Reply to  Sophie

Boooooo! Shame on you at your comment! and just because the front looks the way it does means NOTHING! I have a friend — both of he parents are black and her hair lays down just like this with water and regular gel or edge control gel but she doesnt relax it at all.She also can completely straighten her hair one day and the very next day after washing its back to tight coils- and shes been doing that for years- shes in her late 40s!!! Im so tired of black folks assuming our hair can’t do something without a… Read more »

anon-e-mous
anon-e-mous
8 years ago
Reply to  Shay

Yeah, I see your points, but it doesn’t matter what race the woman is…either you take care of your hair or you don’t. Chances are the hair stylist does all the work for her, and that’s her business. I guess she’s proud of her untouched growth from under her wigs and weaves (like many women) and yes her hair will grow like crazy if it is never handled (like anyone). So, what exactly is she proud of? She wears someone else’s hair to make a certain look (a fact that many women of many races do just this) and hides… Read more »

DynmicallyDella
DynmicallyDella
8 years ago
Reply to  anon-e-mous

Preach Anon!!…I’m am no natural hair nazi. I just long for the day when people are real about their intentions or motives. Wear a weave, rock a perm…but this “protecting my hair with a weave/wig” song folks keep playing on repeat bothers me. (Im sure i bother folks too) But If you are protecting it, then FROM WHAT and when will you set it free lol.?! I truly believe at this point celebrities (and others) are attempting to garner some “natural hair kudos.” Just to proclaim to yall “BOOM **ITCH I GOT HAIR” then cover it with the Farrah Fawcett… Read more »

AY
AY
8 years ago
Reply to  Shay

Preach ON, Shay! Hair is an accessory just like my watch or my pearls. I wear it up under a hat, weave, braids, or a let it loose & then black folks SWEAR its a weave anyway! Ladies natural hair is not a cultural or a phenomenon, we’ve always had this hair, even Lucy. It should not define us… Admittedly, I appreciate all the women who share their regiments b/c when my hair is doing its own thang, I have an online toolkit & methods of style diversification. Relax:-)

steel magnolia
steel magnolia
8 years ago
Reply to  Shay

Well said, my sentiments exactly.

Michelle
Michelle
8 years ago
Reply to  Shay

I actually knew a girl in college who has hair at the front of her head that looks straightened but she can’t dare ever put relaxer in it because apparently all her hair dropped out and her mother wanted to kill the stylist when her daughter got home. The stylist, in her wisdom, thought that relaxer would make my college friend’s hair LOOK more even; lucky for her it grew out fast.

Likewaterforchocolat
Likewaterforchocolat
8 years ago
Reply to  Sophie

Because EVERYONE is here to imnpress you.

Eloisa
Eloisa
8 years ago

Well she certainly wanted to impress someone. Why even bother showing the hair you don’t wear out in public?

DCW
DCW
8 years ago

Toya’s hair is gorgeous! When I wore a weave for about a year or so, the first 6 months, I made the mistake of leaving my edges and the crown out. I wanted it to blend as naturally as possible, however, blow drying and flat ironing those pieces didn’t give them the rest that they needed. I’m so grateful now that they’re finally catching up and growing stronger. What’s that saying…“suffer for beauty”?…well NO MAS..those days are over for me, once I learned it all starts within. Now I detest the thought of getting a weave (someone else’s hair on… Read more »

cutiepieCALI
cutiepieCALI
8 years ago

Her hair is pretty, but I wonder if she relaxes her edges?

A'Kiyia
8 years ago
Reply to  cutiepieCALI

Hello..
I was thinking the same thing.
She has Heat Damage in the Front or She Relaxed it.
Her natural hair is really nice.
I always knew she had pretty hair.
I wonder What’s up with all the Celebrities
wanting to go natural all sudden??
And also Show there natural hair???

AnonSince87
AnonSince87
8 years ago

Long hair but is it healthy? The hair on her right side looks a little brittle?? Also what’s the point of shouting about how long and great your hair is when you NEVER (not sometimes, but never) actually wear it out? Not even she sees it often because it’s weaved until she gets it done again lol.

CocoaNo5
CocoaNo5
8 years ago
Reply to  AnonSince87

I think it comes down to the business she’s in. When you’re in front of the camera, that means constantly getting your hair done. Many celebs find it easier to let a wig/weave absorb the stress of the maintenance instead of their real hair. I think it’s admirable for her to show she’s not snatched bald under her weave like many would think.

Camille
Camille
8 years ago
Reply to  CocoaNo5

Business that she’s in? As far as I know she runs one small shop in New Orleans and happens to be (have been?) on a reality show. I don’t get any strong sense that she *has* to have a weave. She has it because she wants it.

Likewaterforchocolat
Likewaterforchocolat
8 years ago
Reply to  AnonSince87

I think that she has some heat damage on her edges because that is that part of her hair that is constantly exposed and the part that she likes to “blend” in with her weaves which explains why it is so much shorter than the rest of her hair. And I also don’t think that celebrities are going natural all of a sudden. I remember reading years back (at least 10 or so), about celebs who wear weaves who stopped perming their hair underneath. I think that their mentality was why bother if the hair is never exposed. I also know… Read more »

Deedeemaha
Deedeemaha
8 years ago

Tweeting allmine. And longhairdontcare. Nice welcome for coming out and showcasing your hair. I truly believe that these celebs do. CARE. Yes, they care what’s oing on in the natural hair community. Now about the picture I will only comment on what I see: The face of a lovely black women with eyes to die for. The hairline that has been broken and abused, and crying out for help. The hair I can see in the back looks so damaged (very clear when enhancing the photo). It is holding on for it life. There is a lot of broken pieces. The top- well… Read more »

Aly
Aly
8 years ago

She really needs to grow her edges naturally and do a nappy bang thing until they get longer.

nona
nona
8 years ago

I don’t know how I feel about this celebrity trend. To me, it says less about being natural and more about, “I DO have hair underneath my weave!” They’re not wearing it out, why should I care?

Marlea
8 years ago

That’s great & if I left my hair under a weave then my mother would have her little girl back with the really long hair, Lol I wear my hair to show those younger than me that it’s okay NOT to spend that money on extra hair & be proud of what you have and invest in you… I spend my cash on better shampoos and conditioners…

Porsche
Porsche
8 years ago

This isn’t the first time she revealed her hair. I saw it maybe 2 years ago

SweetBonita
8 years ago

these celebrities would more than likely not be posting pics of their kinky tresses if it wasn’t such a growing “movement” right now. yes, their hair grew long b/c it was braided up under weaves. but i don’t believe toya, or nikki minage, or angela simmons are of the mindset of “natural hair is beautiful and i don’t need a relaxer or weave to be beautiful…” i think they are showing their long natural hair b/c they see others doing it and know the popularity of it and want to say, “see! i’m real too! look how long my REAL… Read more »

Ronnie
Ronnie
8 years ago
Reply to  SweetBonita

+1! I smell bandwagon, big-time, too. But better late than never. The number of Black women wearing relaxers is statistically increasing when it used to be 80% of Black women relax their hair.

The only thing I don’t like is that some of these women who are natural underneath a weave just started doing it. Some, not all, of these women used to put down, make fun of or downright bully other women with natural hair. I’ve seen it and heard it.

But two wrongs don’t make a right. At least she’s natural underneath. Her choice. Her preference.

Miz B
Miz B
8 years ago

Okay, long hair don’t care huh?? Then wear it!! I think she has a relaxer in the front, I have some friends that do that. The front of their hair is relaxed and the weaved up section is natural. Not a good look. Because if ever she wanted to stop wearing the weave, she will have a hard time with the relaxed front being damaged.

imani
imani
7 years ago
Reply to  Miz B

very true!

Ronnie
Ronnie
8 years ago

I’m glad that more Black women are not relaxing their hair. To me, that’s what counts. My preference is to showcase my natural hair texture naked, but everyone is different. Differences should be respected.

Fabi
Fabi
8 years ago

I think it’s a good way for your every day citizen to see that not all of the celebrities you see are bald under their weaves. Its also can prove to be some motivation that you can have natural hair and keep your straight hair healthy!

Confused Natural
Confused Natural
8 years ago

I really don’t understand the difference between this woman “hiding” her hair under a weave and other naturals “hiding” their with protective styling. Someone stated in a comment that isn’t doesn’t matter that her hair is long if she hides it. I often ask that very same question when reading or listening to blogs/vlogs regarding the “need” to hide your hair by protective styling to achieve and retain long hair. When are we going to stop worrying about how the next woman wears or cares for HER hair.

Karemore
Karemore
8 years ago

The fact that CELEBS CHANGE THEIR LOOKS SO OFTEN WE SHOULD COMMEND RHE FOR HAVING THE STATE OF MIND TO PROTECT THEIR HAIR AND USE PROTECTIVE STYLING OF THERE CHOICE.… HAIR IS NOT A POLITICAL STATEMENT AND ALL YOU SISTA SOULJAS NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT INDIVIDUALS HAVW RIGHTS TO THEIR OWN OPINIONS .….. YOUR NATURAL FOR YOUR REASON STYLED TO YOUR LIKING.…. QUIT BASHING OTHERS .…. THERE IS NOW A STIGMA A NEGATIVE CONNOTATION ASSOCIATED WITG NATURAL WOMEN.…. ” OVER BEARING … JUDGMENTAL ” I PERSONALLY AM A FAN OF ALL THINGS WEAVE IT ALLOWA ME VERSATILITY WITHOUR DAMAGING MY NATURAL… Read more »

Ronnie
Ronnie
8 years ago
Reply to  Karemore

Gorgeous picture. Healthy hair! I understand your anger. I think people should do what they feel is best for them and wear their hair in a way that makes them happy. You’re right — weaves can keep natural hair intact while you have fun trying out new looks. I am not on board with bashing other Black women who wear natural hair under weaves. But I understand the “natural hair movement” sistas’ anger. I have heard preachers at Black Christian churches preach against naturals over the pulpit. I’ve heard other Black women who wear weaves make fun of other Black women… Read more »

MrsRobGee
MrsRobGee
8 years ago

It looks weak and unhealthy.

Karemore
Karemore
8 years ago
Reply to  MrsRobGee

Why ?

Traci
Traci
8 years ago

Wow!! All that hair! I’m so jelly lol..my hair is healthy but I love the variety I get with a perm but I will do better. She’s such a beautiful woman.

breeze
breeze
8 years ago

I really don’t understand what all the fuss is about…Hair is hair…Being natural is a choice not a movement…Why do we focus on who does what and why…Her hair is what it is, her hair…I’m natural as well and what bugs me is the criticism and critic many keep up via facebook and twitter about hair natural/relaxed…Ladies calm down and rock your crown how you see fit…I do love when women come from relaxed to natural because overall it’s a healthier choice for your scalp as well as your hair…Thank god for Chris Rock and The good hair documentary he… Read more »

Wiesia
7 years ago
Reply to  breeze

I remember those days. I lost a lot of hair after I had my son. One way I dealt was to wear bangs to help diissuge a slightly thinner hairline. I wore my hair curled and full, to make it look thicker.My hair did grow back. It is not quite as thick as it was before, but it is still thick.

Sabrina
Sabrina
8 years ago

Alot of celebrities from way back wore wigs, weaves to protect there hair as apposed to over manipulating it and destroying it… Not sure what’s going on in this picture but her natural hair doesn’t look healthy. could just be the picture.

Natural girl
8 years ago

Love natural, but black natural hair depending on texture and length is time consuming so I fully understand wig or weave especially if you are in the spot light or busy running a business. I respect her revealing it. I would not have LOL. One day she will prob wear it all out its beautiful looks healthy in the back.

Terri
Terri
8 years ago

It does not look that healthy to me but its probably the angle or the lighting..I with some others on this, why go around saying longhairdontcare when you where a weave ALL THE TIME. You do care..I think her show casing it has anything to do with it being natural but the length she wouldn’t show it if it was much shorter..I think she’s trying to project an image or conception of herself. I’m a Black girl with “good hair” or “Long hair” to make herself seem superior or better than other black girls.. I get that vibe from her…I… Read more »

Angela
Angela
8 years ago

I just wish more black famous women would refuse to perm or weave their hair period. From what I have read, the entertainment industry would not hire a black women for certain roles period and the roles we do get, we better not show up in an afro or barley-rows or any type of natural looking style unless its for a slavery movie or we are clearly mixed with straight/waivy hair. It’s a shame, because little girls look up to these women and that’s exactly what the white-owned industries want, blacks to hate themselves and their hair. It all goes… Read more »

imani
imani
8 years ago

At the end of the day, celebs wear their hair under weaves n wigs bc even if THEY embrace their hair, mainstream entertainment does NOT unless thats your niche! we bend to the pressure bc we want to be successful. Some ppl choice to wear weaves bc of the stress heat and chemicals can have but its a double edged sword. if you want to wear it natural WHY dont you? If you choice NOT to, thats cool too but at the end of the day are you NOT doing natural bc someone is telling you itll HURT your image… Read more »

Natural Diva SC
Natural Diva SC
7 years ago

What’s the point of having Natural hair just to cover it up? It states that they are ashamed or something which is why some woman won’t go Natural.….It’s no different than getting a perm and throwing some tracks in. I’m proud of my Kinks and Coils and don’t care who sees or does’nt like it!
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Joan B. in S. C.
Joan B. in S. C.
7 years ago

Off subject, but Natural Diva in SC, do you mind me asking where you are? I’m in Columbia.

dee
dee
7 years ago

Toya there is nothing nice abt your hair. Length doesnt equal healthy her hair looks a mess! Please stop posting articles about these wack women who are claiming natural but would never be caught dead with their hair..nor do they know how to care for it.they all have a stylist!

annie
annie
7 years ago

very GOOD length!!!with hair that long who needs a weave?the hair has2air out for at least2weeks or more after every renewal of unit!!if not the hair grows weaker not stronger.AS I, A PROFESSIONAL HAIRSTYLIST SHOULD NO THAT!!!!!

Seanequa
7 years ago

I’ve been natural my whole life and I also wear weaves. People wear weaves because they want to. For some folks to say she’s wearing a weave because she’s ashamed to show her hair is ridiculous. If that’s the case ppl with relaxed hair are also ashamed. Do you, Toya! You’re beautiful either way!

Kandi
Kandi
7 years ago

I choose to transition to natural for hair health. Relaxers are not healthy for my hair, in addition to the fact that I try to live a pretty chemical free lifestyle. Naturals have to be careful not to read too much into weaves and such. It is a hairstyle. Just as many naturals spend hours and many dollars trying to achieve certain looks that are not the way the hair grows right out of their scalp. We have to be careful that this does not become yet another issue that divides our people. Do not allow yourselves to get caught… Read more »

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imani
imani
7 years ago

As others have said,it doesn’t look healthy at all. Some ppl r so obsessed with length they don’t care what form its in! I remember being that way as I grew up with a perm, as my hair broke off I was determined 2 not cut off the uneven, damaged ends bc length is what mattered in the black community. Even shorter haired women with poor thin hair u could see right through wouldn’t trim it bc they’d rather have horrible thin neck lenghth hair than trim it shorter. its this obsession with length that annoys me! Its a lifetime… Read more »

toyab
toyab
7 years ago
Reply to  imani

her hair was just taken out of braids… um if you’ve ever had a sew in or seen one everybody’s hair looks like that right after the braids come down. then you wash it and treat it and trim it and its fine!!

linda
linda
6 years ago
Reply to  imani

Yes Mr Tv you dont accept my Cornrow ? I agree where is the wig store ? Yes Mr TV i do everything you want.

R
R
7 years ago

omg.…she JUST took it out from under her weave!!! annnnd you not even seeing all of her hair. people need to relax. she probably just needs a deep condition and a little trim. haters i say! JEEZ!

Ms Brown
Ms Brown
7 years ago
Reply to  R

I agree! She has nice textured healthy growing hair that just needs a little trim and deep conditioning, since she took it out from the weave.

kalori
kalori
7 years ago

I believe people think that just because you wear weaves or wigs that you don’t have hair and there seems to be so much negativity towards celebs because they wear weaves, and etc. They are just proving they do have a good head of hair. Celebs have feelings too. In the business they are in there is a certain image that is more acceptable than cornrows, braids, fros, and natural combed out hair. I don’t think it has anything to do with being ashamed of their black hair. And might I add; if you think about the nature of their… Read more »

Kin Buty
Kin Buty
7 years ago
Reply to  kalori

and that’s exactly the problem! Why aren’t fros, braids, cornrows etc .. not or less acceptable than straight white looking hair? Why should it be less acceptable? That is the problem. As long as WE , black women think styling our hair that way is less acceptable and agree with what they impose us, natural hair is never going to be accepted. Why do we need our hair to be flat-ironed etc to be on TV? why do that “extra mile” that our hair does not support just for the sake of looking “acceptable”? It’s time we let THEM (the… Read more »

Melissa
Melissa
7 years ago
Reply to  Kin Buty

She didn’t say that it was unacceptable; she said that there is a certain image on television that natural styles are unacceptable within the industry. And there is. It’s slowly becoming more acceptable to have natural curly hair and you can some some natural sistas rocking it well, but they’re on the fringes for now. It’ll catch hold over time.

AmbitiousFolarin
7 years ago
Reply to  Kin Buty

I agree 1000% if we fight for our hair then they cannot tell us no. I do appreciate Toya though, I understand that shes using it as a protective style, but there needs to be more pormotion of her and her hair texture, and how she really looks, NATURALLY!! Atleast from time to time. This would allow young girls to see its possible.

Mignon
Mignon
7 years ago

Why are Toya’s edges so straight & so short?

Melissa
Melissa
7 years ago
Reply to  Mignon

Probably to blend with her weaves, so she can do ponytails and so when the wind blows it you don’t see a track.

C.Bowen
C.Bowen
7 years ago
Reply to  Mignon

That is exactly what I am wondering. My hair stylist was telling me how some women relax their edges and still have the nerve to want to be called natural *side eye*

Colalover
Colalover
7 years ago

“Healthy hair” lol hair is dead you crazy people. Her hair looks fine. There is actually very littke breakage, it is frizzy. I am tired of straight hair, I am not in some damn movement, I just love the look of my natural hair. I love natural hair because it’s very feminine but yet rock starish. I have always been a wild thing, so my hair reflects the me inside. However I love straightened hair too, but not as much as frizzy, kink curls. I like the duller look of curls. I am actually not into all that shine thing.… Read more »

Melissa
Melissa
7 years ago
Reply to  Colalover

Just because hair strands are technically “dead” does not mean that there’s no difference between healthy and unhealthy hair. But I agree that it’s difficult to make judgments about the health of her hair just from the pic.

mimi
mimi
7 years ago

I knew she had long hair from looking at all of her old pictures… and her daughter hair is long as well… I lick it!

mimi
mimi
7 years ago

I mean I like it lol

m
m
7 years ago

I think it is brilliant that all these black celebs are showing the youth of today that our Mothers knew what they were doing when they embraced the fro in the 70’S.….Seriously…the Afro hair consciousness has awoken and i am proud…Shalom Xxx

Julian
7 years ago

I always knew Toyas hair was real.

Chelly
Chelly
7 years ago

It is what it is! I mean, kudos to her for having what is considered a good length of hair, but why must we care so much?! Of course it’s always interesting to see what someone’s real hair looks like, but like with most things in life, I will never understand some of our most hostile opinions about what OTHERS do with THEMSELVES! No two heads are the same and we must do what is best for our OWN heads. There is a lot of confusion when it comes to the care of minority hair textures. Going completely natural at… Read more »

Kinky Curly Marie
Kinky Curly Marie
7 years ago
Reply to  Chelly

Chelly this us what I’ve been saying on Narural blogs and forums. I AGREE!

Today Weaves & Wigs are even more popular and a STYLE that’s not going anywhere. Natural hair women wear them just as much as relaxed hair females do. Crochet, Sew-in, Braids and Wigs with Tutorials on how to blend natural hair in with the weaves. SO ENOUGH with the complaining.

Kinky Curly Marie
Kinky Curly Marie
7 years ago

Sorry typo: ‘is’.
Also I was referring to those who are complaining.

Victoria
Victoria
7 years ago

Why all of sudden are all these Celebs showing off thier Au Naturelle Hair? if they are showing off that thier own hair is so long why not use thier Real Hair instead of Weaves/Hair Extensions Smh xx 🙂

Kinky Curly Marie
Kinky Curly Marie
7 years ago

Because for over 2 decades women have been using Weaves as a Protective Style to save their Relaxed or natural hair from the abuse, heat and overstyling that comes with being in the Entertainment industry; especially due to inexperienced and multiple Hair Stylists on each Set working on their hair. (Not to mention their schedule & travel) They would often discuss this on interviews and talk shows in the past ‑whenever asked about it by Hosts who have seen their Real hair. (It’s to ‘Save their Hair’) Vanessa Williams was one of many who said she would not have a… Read more »

Mojo
Mojo
7 years ago

Toya’s hair…it simply needs conditioning…hair looks that way after being braided for a length of time. Remember those braids can stay in for over 2 months. I usually let mine stay in for 3 months…you can imagine the amount of length I gain. And I can tell you my hair is long and healthy. So, don’t be fooled by the condition of her hair right after the braids are taken loose. I think it’s great that celebs are showing us their natural locks. Many times when celebs sport weaves people think that it’s because they don’t have a lot of hair.… Read more »

Mojo
Mojo
7 years ago

Also it was stated that the hair in the front of Toya’s head was short…this is the blended hair which is not protected. Therefore, would more than likely not grow as fast.

toyab
toyab
7 years ago

Im natural. I love my natural coils. BUT. I also love weave!!! soo i mean everybody isnt as comfortable with their natural hair. my cousins natural hair is down her back but she doesnt like long hair. So she wears short quick weaves. Thats her personal preference. She doesnt want to cut her hair because growing up we were taught it was our crown and glory. lol. so she lets it grow. but she doesnt wear it out. I think hair is just an accessory. Some people dont want a big ass fro. I love mine but some times its… Read more »

Kinky Curly Marie
Kinky Curly Marie
7 years ago
Reply to  toyab

Thanks for you’re HONESTY, wish more people would have a mind of their own and stop following everything ‘Someone Else’ is telling them is appropriate for black women yo do with their hair.

Renee
Renee
7 years ago

My hair is natural for the last 3 years and before that I did perms every 6 months but I realized I didn’t need a perm but I also like my hair short. So when I want a longer style wigs are my thing. I love having healthy hair but I also don’t like some protective styles. Just my preference. Being natural doesn’t have to mean wearing your hair in a Afro or coils it can also be having healthy hair that you wear straight. Just my opinion

Katrina
Katrina
7 years ago

I dont understand these celebrities. What is the point of having long natural hair if no one can see it? confirming to what you think your hair should look like. might as well have a relaxer if you want to wear weave 24/7.

Kinky Curly Marie
Kinky Curly Marie
7 years ago
Reply to  Katrina

When They’re off camera their, family, friends and acquantences sees it. It’s only television viewers who don’t see it. When more Hollywood Stylist learn how to manage , care for and treat Natural Hair, that’s when you’ll see more celebrities especially with super long Natural Hair wear it out more. Until then; ‘Protective Style’ it is. They need to find Stylist who work with Natural Hair—maybe by asking Celebrities who wear their Natural Hair Out all the time. (There are some who do. Kim Coles and Kimberly Ellis) It’s not Just about ‘THE LOOK’ the Industry has been going for… Read more »

Kinky Curly Marie
Kinky Curly Marie
7 years ago
Reply to  Katrina

Sorry for the typos

linda
linda
6 years ago
Reply to  Katrina

Katrina That’s the point ! why black women on media should always wear caucasian hair to go on TV ? it is possible to change that way, there are some celebrities who keep their hair natural on TV and they don’t have any problem don’t forget Young little girls watch TV too : Mum why is my hair not like this woman ? why i don’t have good hair like this ?

Acinom
Acinom
6 years ago

The bigger issue, to me, is why we care who Toya Carter is/was and why we care what she does with her hair? She’s Lil Wayne’s baby momma & someone else’s (I can’t even recall who) wife. Who GAF what she does with her hair?! Furthermore, the majority of folks commenting/frequenting this site are looking for natural hair care assistance/inspiration and/or to impart/gain knowledge on the subject…why is her reveal/journey/regimen any less relevant?

Tiffani
Tiffani
6 years ago
Reply to  Acinom

I’d say the thing that ifs being overlooked here is the fact that this picture of her shows us how damaging the effects of heat and environmental exposure is to our hair! Forget everything else about who she is and what her hair is doing. We all are on this site because we are interested in the state of our natural hair so look at the lesson here. Her picture shows a perfect example of what can happened to your hair when left exposed and altered vs being unmanipulated and protected. The front it’s broken and stagnant while the back… Read more »

Ouida Cordell
Ouida Cordell
6 years ago

People can do whatever they want with their hair. Too many people criticize others for not having natural hair. When they themselves have natural hair and evil heart. What’s on the inside us more important.

S Pantz
S Pantz
5 years ago

Them angry ppl are probably bald and jealous. Lol

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