In an interview with Lurve Magazine, she revealed that while she was a mouthpiece for the natural and transitioning arm of their hair care products, she had disagreements with the company’s messaging.
“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 publication. “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.”
The not-so-new natural had been battling with her role as a natural hair icon for a while, namely the criticism that came from the natural world itself. Earlier in the year, she took to Twitter to speak out against what she called the “natural hair police”:
“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…” she tweeted. “However, I did notice when I picked out my hair, I kept seeing feedback about needing a “twist out”. Connnnfesssioonnn: I HATE twist outs… I dont want to talk about no damn hair…..no mo.”
Now that the partnership has formally ended, maybe Solange can comb her hair in peace.–Stacy-Ann Ellis