As the new faces of Carol’s Daughters Solange Knowles, Selita Ebanks and Cassie opened up about their struggles to come to terms with their hair texture and their experiences with “good hair.”
Selita Ebanks recalls feeling insecure about her own hair while in high school:
My family’s very colourful. My family we go from the brightest vanilla to the chocolaty chocolate and all of our hair textures varied. Growing up I had some sort of identity crisis because I’m so light skinned and so I used to envy the girls that would able to be in the bathroom in high school and just wrapped their head up in pins and so I thought something was wrong with me.
Cassie known for her luscious hair and daring hairstyle says she didn’t always have the long wavy hair she’s known for. The singer recalls being envious of her mom’s hair saying,
“My mom has very similar texture hair to your hair (referring to Carol’s daughter founder Lisa Price). From the time I was born ’til probably about 12 years old, my hair was pin straight and I’d pray every night that I’d have hair like my mom. She’d press it out she’d have it out in beautiful curls when we’d go to the beach.”
The singer did get a chance to experience what it was like to have that texture of hair she longed for: “As soon as I hit puberty my hair started to curl and I finally got that curl and now it’s going back the other way. I always wanted that and I had it for one moment in my life.”
Beyonce’s baby sister, Solange whose haircut was the topic of tabloid and news media still doesn’t think the haircut was a big deal: “Cutting my hair … it doesn’t even feel brave but it’s funny to see the social response and their interpretation of what a haircut, of what a hair change means for some people. A haircut, color, all of those things to me are just another outlet of expression.
To see what else the ladies had to say about hair watch the video below!