I recently came across a ridiculous article published by Newsweek about Zahara Jolie-Pitt. First, I’m tired of the attention from mainstream media regarding black hair. What is up with their weird fascination about our hair? I begin noticing the attention shortly after Michelle Obama became our First Lady, and now with Chris Rock’s documentary “Good Hair”… it’s getting a little heated.
Here is a snippet from the article…
“In recent pictures it’s clear Angelina Jolie hasn’t taken the time to learn or understand the long and painful history of African-American women and hair. If she had I can’t imagine she would continue to allow Zahara to look like she has in the past few months. Photos of Zahara show the 4-year-old girl sporting hair that is wild and unstyled, uncombed and dry. Basically: a ‘hot mess.’”
Link to Full Article
Pause. I am so sick of people projecting their insecurities about their own hair onto others. Contrary to what this article suggests, there is nothing “unruly” about black hair. The fact that the writer chose to quote irrelevant gossip sites like MediaTakeout and Bossip does not help any of the mess she attempts to portray.
I love that Angelina let’s Zahara’s hair do whatever it chooses to do. It doesn’t look wild, dry, or uncombed to me. Maybe the writer would be satisfied if Zahara was walking around with a hundred different color balls or barrettes in her hair. Would that pass your faux “style” test? Would you not be satisfied until Angelina puts a caustic chemical relaxer in Zahara’s hair while she walks around with chewed up ear length hair as a result?
I don’t have time to write the long rant I want to, but I will definitely be sending Newsweek a nasty email about publishing this drivel and pure nonsense. Zahara and her natural hair are beautiful… I wish more mothers would take Angelina’s lead, and cut out the unnecessary manipulation and so-called “styling”. Allison Samuels, the ill-informed “writer”, obviously has her own issues to take care of before attempting to tackle Black Hair Care. What are your thoughts?