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Cardi B calls out natural hair bias: ‘There’s no such thing as bad hair’

Cardi B called out hair bias, and opened up about her journey with her natural hair, in a viral Instagram post Sunday, telling her millions of fans, “there’s no such thing as bad hair.”

“Why every time I post my natural hair I hear ‘you’re MIXED you’re supposed to have long hair’? That’s not true and very misleading,” the Grammy-winning rapper wrote in the post, along with a series of photos of herself rocking her natural hair.

 

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The hip hop superstar, whose given name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, was born to a Dominican father and an Afro-Trinidadian mother and grew up in the South Bronx neighborhood of New York City. She said that there’s a misconception about the hair textures of Black women who have mixed heritage and opened up about her hair care routine — a topic that she has been documenting on her pinned Instagram story, “HAIR DAY.”

“Being mixed don’t mean your hair is always long and curly, that wasn’t my case,” Cardi wrote, sharing a photo of herself with an afro as a child.

Cardi said there’s a misconception that women with her hair texture can’t have long, natural hair and encouraged her fans to check out her Instagram story documenting her hair care routine, where she shares some tips that she learned over the years.

The rapper, who has more than 114 million followers on Instagram, shared an uplifting message to celebrate natural hair, telling her fans, “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.”

 

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