Cardi B is on the mission to change the narrative that women of color has ‘bad hair. Born Belcalis Almánzar in the Bronx to a Dominican father and Trinidadian mother, Cardi released a candid response to criticism about the texture of her hair as some fans are relating it to her mixed race.
Along with the childhood photo of the rapper sporting Afro-textured hair, she addressed the misleading perception that she’s supposed to have long hair instead of the kinky curly hair texture. Cardi explained that she usually documents her hair journey for fans on Instagram to know and being a mixed-race doesn’t mean your hair must be long and curly.
The Instagram post also featured a series of photos of the singer sporting different styles of her hair and in the last slide, she showcased an even fuller and voluminous natural hair.
“Why everytime I post my natural hair I hear “you’re MIXED you’re supposed to have long hair”? That’s not true and very misleading,” she wrote in the Instagram post. She also advised other women not to succumb to the belief that women of color have bad hair. As she pointed out, good hair isn’t about a certain texture.
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Read more about Cardi’s message below and swipe right to see her lovely natural hair journey.
I been posting pics of my hair journey for years and being mixed don’t mean your hair is always long and curly, that wasn’t my case. Since I was a child I have problems with managing my hair and couple years ago I find different methods that work for me and look at my length now. They’ll try to make us believe our hair won’t grow this long it’s not true. A lot of hair products we used back then wasn’t good for our hair but that’s all we had to choose from also we couldn’t afford to get to the salon regularly, if at all. now everybody is getting better options, making affordable GOOD products, learning from natural hair YouTube and tiktok about how to care for our hair better. I want women of color with tighter curl patterns to know that you don’t have “BAD HAIR” there’s no such thing as bad hair . and “good” hair don’t mean a certain texture. ALL HAIR IS GOOD.