If you follow the musician on Instagram, you know Cardi B isn’t afraid to speak up for her beliefs, especially when she’s dealing with haters. Most recently, the Grammy-winning artist is defending her natural hair and setting the record straight for the followers who believe she should have longer locks.
“Why everytime 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 Money singer says in a recent Instagram post. “I been posting pics of my hair journey for years and being mixed don’t mean your hair is always long and curly, that wasn’t my case. Since I was a child I have problems with managing my hair and couple years ago I find different methods that work for me and look at my length now.”
In her pinned Instagram story entitled “Hair Day,” she shares the at-home remedy she’s been leaning on to help grow her hair out, a process that has been underway for years. In a hair mask she makes for herself and her daughter Culture, she adds avocado, argan oil, mayonnaise, castor oil, olive oil, two eggs, honey and a banana into a blender. “I still need moisture and it’s just a good hair mask to help your hair grow,” she says on her story.
“They’ll try to make us believe our hair won’t grow this long it’s not true,” Cardi B continues in her most recent Instagram post. “A lot of hair products we used back then wasn’t good for our hair but that’s all we had to choose from also we couldn’t afford to get to the salon regularly, if at all. now everybody is getting better options, making affordable GOOD products, learning from natural hair YouTube and TikTok about how to care for our hair better. 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.”
In response, her followers come through with a lot of positivity, with comments like “All hair is good hair 👏🏽 period!!!” and “Cardi, anything you do, someone will try to discredit or make negative. Whether they know the story or not, instead of hating—they should’ve been asking for your hair mask recipe. Maybe, you should drop a “Cardi B Haircare Collection!” Back in April, the rapper filed legal documents to obtain the rights to “Bardi Beauty,” and based on her post (and fan requests), we’re hoping hair care is in the works.