Cardi B Responds To Her ‘Hair Care Critics’ Who Say Her Hair Is Long & Healthy Because She’s ‘Mixed’

What you’re not going to do is discredit the work Cardi B put into growing her long, thick tresses. The rap mom shared an update about her hair journeyresults , which prompted critics to come for her.

Her responses inside….

Cardi B started a journey to healthy hair, sharing an all-natural hair mask she whipped up in the kitchen. As she often does, "I Like It" raptress shared videos of herself making the concotion and explained how she uses it on her and her daughter, Kulture’s hair. 

The proof is in the pudding. Cardi noticed some results, so she pulled out her phone, snapped a bathroom selfie and showed off her long, thick tresses to her fans. The Grammy winner said she has been super consistent with her hair regime because she was worried about post-partum hair loss. The "Bodak Yellow" rapptress and her husband Offset welcomed their 2nd child together, a boy, in September.

So I’ve been so consistent with my hair mask routine and drinking alkaline water, and look how much my hair has grown! I was so scared of my hair falling out after my son’s birth because I’d been growing it for years now, so I made sure to keep up with it and I actually gain hair pic.twitter.com/LwcKG0HLdn

— iamcardib (@iamcardib) November 13, 2021

"So I’ve been so consistent with my hair mask routine and drinking alkaline water, and look how much my hair has grown!," she tweeted. "I was so scared of my hair falling out after my son’s birth because I’d been growing it for years now, so I made sure to keep up with it and I actually gain hair."

It’s weird how people almost always have something negative to say when it comes to (non-white) women showing off their natural tresses.  Yes, genetics definitey play a part.  But so does human error when it comes to damaging one’s hair.

"That’s literally her genetics not a hair mask girl," a pressed Twitter user tweeted in response to Cardi’s hair post.

Never one to bite her tongue, the mom-of-two responded to the Twitter user, posting several throwback pictures of her hair, writing,

ItS gEnEtICS! No it’s proper hair maintenance.I have a hair texture that requires lots of love and maintenance.This pictures show my hair from childhood,high school & adult hood and since I started takin care of my hair the right way it has grown TREMENDOUSLY! https://t.co/pTjkMgE0EP pic.twitter.com/TrGUI2ul2A

— iamcardib (@iamcardib) November 13, 2021

"ItS gEnEtICS! No it’s proper hair maintenance.I have a hair texture that requires lots of love and maintenance," Cardi responded. "This pictures show my hair from childhood,high school & adult hood and since I started takin care of my hair the right way it has grown TREMENDOUSLY!"

Another user tweeted, "One thing about Cardi she’s gonna give a thesis to prove she’s black."

The fact that I didn’t bring up my race or nationality all I did was simply post my hair and YALL STARTED bringing up race .Deum I can’t even post my hair anymore cause it trigger people so bad

— iamcardib (@iamcardib) November 14, 2021

"The fact that I didn’t bring up my race or nationality all I did was simply post my hair and YALL STARTED bringing up race," Cardi said. "Deum I can’t even post my hair anymore cause it trigger people so bad."

Then, the 29-year-old entertainer  – who is the daughter of a Dominican father and Afro-Trinidadian mother – logged on to Instagram to address the critics who credit her hair growth to her being "mixed."

“Why everytime I post my natural hair I hear ‘you’re MIXED you’re supposed to have long hair?’” she asked. “That’s not true and very misleading. 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.”

The "WAP" raptress talked about how she struggled to manage and take are of her hair growing up.

"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. They’ll try to make us believe our hair won’t grow this long it’s not true. 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."

She concluded her post with a message for women of color about loving your natural tresses.

"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. Check out my pinned story “HAIR DAY” and I can’t wait to show ya more of my hair care routines," she said.

What’s crazy is that all she did was post a picture of her hair to share her hair journey results. That’s it. Nothing to "debate" about. It’s JUST hair.

 

Photo: Cardi’s Twitter

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