Solange Knowles, singer, songwriter and now model, recently sat down with Lurve Magazine. Solange shares details about her life, reveals an array of glam photos wearing designers like Prada, Louboutin, Dolce & Gabbana just to name a few and most importantly exposes the details for her separation with the popular beauty line Carol's Daughter.
With a stream of semi-emotional tweets some are not at all surprised that they've decided to part ways.
Solange was quoted saying, “I’m actually no longer a part of Carol’s Daughter, but throughout my entire time working with them, I was constantly fighting for the right message to be heard,” she told the glossy. “The message that, the way we wear our hair is a personal choice, there’s no right or wrong way; one way doesn’t make us more intelligent, or more superficial, and every one makes that choice for very different reasons.”
This is some of what Solange tweeted that caused such a media uproar:
I’m only going to say a few things. I cut my hair ALL off 4 times in my life all for very different reasons....I only reiterate this because this is nothing new for me. This 4th time did not define me, just as it had not the previous 3 times. I've never painted myself as a team natural vice president. I don't know the lingo and I don't sleep with a satin cap...However, I did notice when I picked out my hair, I kept seeing feedback about needing a "twist out". Connnnfesssioonnn: I HATE twist outs. Correction, I hate the way they look on me. SO I end up always picking them/steaming them out"
Solange goes on to tweet, “Look, all I’m saying is. My hair is not very important to me....so I don't encourage it to be important to you. I’m very emotional today (involving something else), so I’m letting the momentum of that help me to express the fact that...I don’t want to talk about no damn hair.....no mo. (AND maybe I’m biased, but I agree 100% with the article I posted…)"
Solange is very in-depth with her feelings on the way the public viewed her, or shall I say what she was viewed as during her dramatic hair change. This was likely caused by an online post that stated her hair was "unkempt". Which explains why she also tweeted, “I never painted myself as the team natural vice president.”
Below are a few Lurve Magazine excerpts of Solanges' interview:
I really, truly was not even aware that there was a natural hair system in place to measure the texture of your hair. At that point I thought to myself, “This is really kind of crazy…that these people know more about my hair than the human that even carries it!” I went to my Twitter and sort of impulsively expressed that.
I can’t ignore the fact that I have done things that have put attention on my hair with going on Oprah and being a part of Carol’s Daughter.
I was asked to go on Oprah on an episode that was dedicated to Black Hair, and to speak about why I cut my hair. I honestly thought, “Number one, it’s Oprah, and who wouldn’t want to go on Oprah and meet her?!?! She’s amazing!" But also, I thought if I addressed it then, then maybe I wouldn’t have to on that level again.
I remember very clearly saying that this was the phase I am in at the time and that if I wanted to wear a weave down to my calves–when and if that time came–I very much so would. I still feel that way now.
So, Where does Carol’s Daughter stand in all of this? Well, They released the following statement in an email to The Huffington Post:
"Carol's Daughter celebrates women who embody beauty by nature such as Solange. We value our relationship with her and the women we were able to empower by partnering with such an authentic spirit.
Alls end it ends well. Its seems as though theres no love lost. Carol’s Daughters continues to share in partnerships with Mary J. Blige, Jada Pinkett Smith, Cassie and Selita Ebanks.
What are your thoughts on the perception of hair texture and the reason behind the split? Phatechee wants to know.