Curly Nikki, White Women and the Need for All-Black Spaces

NATURAL HAIR

About two days ago, the Black webosphere was lit ablaze with controversy when popular hair blogging website, Curly Nikki, featured a white woman, Sarah, to discuss her own “hair journey.” In a tale that is becoming as old as time, once again a space that was deemed safe for Black women became infiltrated with a white presence. In a post captioned with “There’s something very freeing about accepting your natural hair” *insert eye roll here*, the blog detailed an interview with Sarah that discussed her hair journey (she didn’t bog chop, she merely started wearing her hair down. *insert second eye roll*) and love of products – just as they have their previous Black subjects.
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Kenya Moore Wants You to Grow Your Own Hair

KENYA MOORE WANTS TO HELP YOU GROW YOUR OWN HAIR

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” co-star Kenya Moore is embarking on a new business venture. The former Miss USA said back in 2012 she was joining the reality show circuit to promote her line of natural hair products, and true to her word, Kenya is now ready to unveil her new project to the world.

Kenya took to Twitter earlier this week to announce her new venture, saying “#teamtwirl I’m excited about my hair care line. I’m not selling fake hair… shampoo, conditioner, etc. 2 grow #realhairlonger #twirlonthat. I actually embark on business ventures that make sense… With a business plan that will grow wealth and an empire #not$10bundle.”

Kenya went on to sing the virtues of her products, saying they are for all hair types and contain no sulphates.

Kenya is the second housewife to unveil her own line of hair products in recent months. Fellow housewife Porsha Stewart recently unveiled her “Naked” line of weave products, which she touts as “hair so real, it feels like your own.”
No doubt Kenya’s above comments were aimed at Porsha, who routinely found herself on the wrong side of Kenya’s good graces last season.

So, did Kenya release her hair care line to take a bite out of Porsha’s sales? I personally doubt it. The ladies are appealing to two completely different markets. Plus, Kenya’s line hasn’t officially hit the market yet.

KenyaMoore.com lists something “Gone with the wind fabulous is coming…,” so we assume it will be unveiled any day now- most likely when the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” returns to the air later this fall.