“Let’s Talk About Hair” RBTL

24 Oct

“Complex emotional relationship that women have  w/their hair, not to mention the influence of the messages that black women, in particular, receive about their hair AND the overall issue of adolescent self-image…”

In the episode, “Let’s Talk ABout Hair”

“Recap Ep.104: Kaci plans to revamp her hairstyle to impress a boy, causing a hair-raising tangle with Carla. “

*Click here to see the recap*

My response:

I actually like this show. Yes, I may be a bit partial to Tracee Ellis Ross and anything she is involved with ever since ‘Girlfriends‘, not to mention her mom is Diana Ross & who doesn’t love her AND their hair is ALWAYS fabulous!  The show is growing on me though, especially since this episode. I literally laughed out loud when the daughter Kaci had a TON of Vaseline on her forehead as she was about to throw a relaxer in her beautiful kinky-curly natural hair, she really had a TON of Vaseline for no reason.  I thought this episode gave great insight to the everyday dilemma’s that African-American women may go through because of their hair and even at a young age.  The episode dealt with stereotyping (typical starring role in the play had to have “long, flowing hair”), self-image, self-esteem & the idea of women making choices for themselves and not because of someone else’s desires.  I was excited to see ‘Braxton’ Christopher B. Duncan on the show until he told Kaci, “the Queen of the elves has long & flowing hair…not…that” then I wanted to hit him.  Also, Carla (the mom) made a good point in her demonstration of a 1950’s wife tending to her husbands every aching need.  Yes, we need to tend to our men but NO we don’t have to lose our mind, choices, opinions OR our hair, however we choose to wear it, in the process.  Tune in to the show this week Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 10pm on BET.

What was your fav part or least fav part of this episode?

Fav quotes:

“I changed my hair for ME not for a boy.”

“Complex emotional relationship that women have  w/their hair, not to mention the influence of the messages that black women, in particular receive about their hair AND the overall issue of adolescent self-image…”

“the Queen of the elves has long & flowing hair…not…that.”

“…you’re perfect the way you are, you should avoid being with anybody that wants you to change.”

“once you start loving yourself it always gets easier”

Let’s Talk About Hair Highlight #2:

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