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Black Twitter Hilariously Roasts Urban Outfitters for Overcharging for Everyday Black Hair Products

Avatar • Jul 3, 2015

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Somewhere along the way, Urban Outfitters discovered the miracle of these old school black hair products. Murray’s Hair pomade is something black dads everywhere have sworn by for years. Now it’s ended up on the shelves of mass-produced hipster trading outpost, Urban Outfitters.

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Now while it’s all good and dandy that they’ve decided to carry the trusted brand, we can’t help but notice the prices are a little…costly. The typical cost for a small tin of Murray’s pomade will run you usually around $2-$3…but Urban Outfitters is charging $6. Is this a special edition of Murray’s pomade with miracle powers that will regrow your edges within a week?

Oh and remember these hair bubble ponytail holders from childhood?

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Well Urban Outfitters sells those too! For only $8, you can get just one.

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Yes, these are the same hair ball/bubble/knocker ponytail holders you can grab at your local BSS for $5 for 20.

Naturally, this inspired the #UrbanOutfittersbelike trend on twitter.

https://twitter.com/kravekilo/status/614269707886182400

What do you think of Urban Outfitters “new” line of goods?

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Torie Amza
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Torie Amza

You’ve got to be kidding me.… Don’t they still sell this stuff at Wal mart??? Smh

smrtbrwngrl
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smrtbrwngrl

And so it continues…

EllieLo
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EllieLo

*laughing because if not i’ll start crying*

brianna
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brianna

Y’all should go and read the comments for the murrays coconut pomade on their website!!! lmao they’re all complaining about their hair being greasy and hard to manage after using the stuff lol. All I can do is laugh.…thats what happens when you try to take stuff for your own use especially when you shamed the original creators for using it. #stopwhitehipters2k15

Ivie9ja
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Ivie9ja

Lmaooo got eeemmm! Lol

Rini
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Rini

Oh my god, I used to like Urban Outfitters but…this is just the worst hahaha! White hipsters will repackage ANYthing.

Twinkle
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Twinkle

This is just too funny!! Don’t let me catch someone wearing ball balls lolol..next thing you know UO will be selling pink hair lotion lolol

Monique Gordon
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Monique Gordon

Do

Niesha
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Niesha

sigh.….. O white people… They hate us but love us at the same time..

Jade
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Jade

I think they’ve effectively seized onto another opportunity for cultural erasure. It wasn’t long ago when young Black girls were teased or berated in class for the same pony tail holders or braid beads being ‘so different’ or ‘making too much noise’. But take our same historical and cultural products, put it on a white model while ignoring their history and suddenly it’s acceptable to the white majority? I don’t think so. This is not okay. If you want in on this ‘new beauty trend’, please acknowledge and pay respect to where you got your ideas and products from. And… Read more »

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