13 thoughts on “The Natural Hair Preference (Or Lack Thereof)

  1. Jess J. says:

    I’m not sure when men (or even other women) got it in their head that we care about their unsolicited opinions either way. I didn’t get the Method Man uproar, I don’t like men with braids. *shrug* who cares? I DO agree with you about the misconceptions and assumptions though, I’ve had plenty of those arise due to me wearing natural curls.

  2. Likewaterforchocolat says:

    Hasn’t Meth been married for, like, 20 years? Well, I guess his wife knows that she is not going to have too many options for her hair….

    @ HB Uggh. I hate unsolicited commentary from men about hair, weight, clothes etc. Especially the strangers. What makes a stranger think that he can walk up to you and offer commentary on anything about you? That really grates my cheese. I was at a restaurant and a guy walked up behind me and glanced at my plate and offered commentary on my choice of food. I was like, wth? Who are you?

    I went on a date with a guy who asked me “why don’t you straighten your hair?” All of the times he has seen me (including when he asked me out, I have not had straight hair….so, why would he ask that?”

    And he wonders why I forgot to return his phone calls.

  3. defygravity says:

    Okay, I am late to the party on a Sunday eve. But no one has mentioned the fact that Method WHO? is so L-A-T-E!! He looks like a guy that I went to grade school with that was the class clown!

    People are taking it too seriously. Who cares? He is not the beauty authority. And he is not the voice of all black men either. His glory days are ovah! He just said something to get some attention ’cause he wasn’t gettin’ NONE. So, don’t get sucked in.

    What’s up Elle n’ yorkie? Ha!

  4. Mick says:

    LOL! Thank you for this post.


    If Method Man came up to me and said, “I don’t like your hair…” I would say, “That’s fine…I liked you better with Wu Tang Clan and Mary J. Blige. I most certainly didn’t like that white contact thing you wore.”

    I don’t understand why people are clutching their chest about this. I just don’t get it. I can’t help but wonder if folks are feeling like Method Man is speaking for all of the black men.

  5. SmellsLikeCupcake says:

    First, I wanna say I love your dog and the “doggie voice” xD
    Second, I want to say, Hm… If Method Man was to come up to me and say “I dont like your hair”, I would honestly smile in his face and say “Thats alright!” and walk away.
    All my life I’ve been getting negative feedback, all I gotta do is add my napps to the list 🙂
    I also agree with the 3rd commenter, Method Man has no postive or negative impact on me, just like the vice versa for him.

    In my opinion, isnt this part of life? To do your own thing and get criticized for it, to dust it off your shoulders and keep it pushin’?

    However if we’re talkin abt a guy I like/crushing on (who I do now, and is white and never dated a black girl in his life) it will sting, but I will keep it pushin’.

    And gurl, forget the glasses, I like the top and necklace on you!

    • HB says:

      LOL thanks! I mean…one thing I have learned growing up is that everyone isn’t always going to like how you look, and what you do. Shrug.

  6. sarah says:

    lmao @ “why are you lying to her?”

    yeah, i was disappointed about the Method Man video. just like i would feel a little slighted if the guy i was feeling told me he thought my hair looked peasy. but, whatev.

    • HB says:

      Honestly…I really think I’m desensitized to most comments from men (although I do admit, sometimes it still stings, I do have feelings…lol)….I have gotten unsolicited comments from men regarding my hair, weight, clothing, makeup, etc…and I’m like…I’m sorry, I don’t believe I asked you. For instance, the glasses I’m wearing in the video….I’ve had men tell me that they HATE those glasses (I know, way diff from hair, but just an example)…they think they look silly and overtake my face. But I love them, so I wear them…just like I love Izzy.

      • sarah says:

        yeah, i feel you. i lurve my hair! but, depending on how interested i am in the dude, i might feel a little sting, but i keeps it moving. BTW, i really like those glasses on you.

  7. TressesNaturelles says:

    i saw the vid before it went viral and i really didnt care. why should i care about someone opinion, who i dont know and who has no impact both negative or positive on my life.

    Peace, love and blessings

  8. Tracy says:

    1. I wasn’t checking for Method Man anyway, so I don’t care.

    2. I just want someone who wants me and can accept what my hair looks like as it comes out of my head. You don’t have to love my hair, just accept that it’s a part of me…like my hands.

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