So I happened to catch a photo from actress Taraji P. Henson shortly after she uploaded it to Instagram and immediately I was mesmerized. I hate to admit it, but after seeing her full head of thick, lush looking hair – I began searching for any sign of tracks or “enhancements”. Not because I didn’t believe she could have hair so beautiful and definitely not because I don’t believe Black women can grow their hair long (we all should know by now we can) but because the caption was so doggone ambiguous! Here is the photo that made my breath catch in my throat:
The caption read “Peekaboo!!!! This is a lot of hair@danteblandshaw!!!!! Now gotta straitened it ALL!!!” Now I have certainly made that same remark about a head full of weave along with my own hair. See why I was so curious? By the time I had a chance to write about it, I saw that she followed up the above picture with the “after”:
This time the caption read “This is what my hair looked like after being DONE!!! I’m aaaaalll late! HA!”
Now, I’m not really a fan the way some celebrities constantly do hair reveals via social media, and especially not some of the snobby captions implying that their hair is better, longer, prettier than others (i.e. Toya Wright) – after all it really should be long if you live in weaves. However, I do wish Taraji had given a bit more indication whether or not she was rocking home grown tresses or just showing the evolution of a style. Again, I really hate how closely I scrutinized the first photo, but it looks to me like her straightened hair is lying atop the extensions. But either way, it is gorgeous and I’m pretty sure if it isn’t all hers – she could have it if she wanted it.