For the first time since her cowgirl hat and belly chain days, Beyonce’s opted back to braids and has given that lace front fortune of hers a well-deserved break. No, not exactly the cornrows she was squatting in the Say My Name vid, Bey’s joined the box braid bandwagon many women, including sister Solo have been rocking as of late. Unfortunately for Bey and many other women trying to celebrate the 90′s in peace (geesh), this look’s pretty disagreeable.
“Box braids are fine if you’re a 12-year-old or a 60-year-old going on a Tom Joyner cruise, b. Just get your hair done. Braids speak lazy and they don’t look good. Bey is a beauty. She looks like her fans now… homely and what not. If she wants to show us something new… she should show us her real hair, a new cut. I don’t like braids on Solange either, but I kinda get it. She’s boho, she’s away from the spotlight and has in-between hair I’m sure and isn’t that cute so… Women will catch a fit if a dude has cornrows. The same should apply to them.” —Chris Law, 29
“Beyonce’s new hair isn’t anything special to me. Rewind back to the 90′s or just go watch Poetic Justice to see Janet wearing the same style.” –Kyle, 25
“I hate them. In what world are dooky braids sexy? Some women like Janet and Beyonce look good in that look because they naturally look good –no help to the braids. Just like girls who cut their hair, a pretty girl can get away with it, but that doesn’t mean she should or that it like enhances her in anyway.” –Daniel, 21
“Na, that trend is wack. Can’t wait for it to be over. Not everything retro looks good. Last week I saw a girl in overalls, really? Cut it out. I get it. Some things are “fashionable” or “trendy” or whatever , but what about just keeping it smooth and sexy? Doesn’t that matter anymore?” –James, 27
“I haven’t seen any girl look good in it at all. Honestly, and when it’s trailing down to your butt all extra long and extravagant for no reason I think it’s ridiculous. Nothing’s better than natural hair. Even if it’s short and simple, that’s better than long, silly and fake.” –Greg, 22
“You talking bout the braided pull up joint? If we talking about the same thing then I’m not a fan. A grown woman should only have microbraids when going on vacation to a third world country where they don’t have hairdressers or when playing Janet Jackson in Poetic Justice.” –Devon, 28
And for every cloud there’s a silver lining…
I love it. It is summer time and box braids are one of the key ways a woman can look presentable without a hassle. Is done correctly, a beautiful woman can definitely pull off this look.
IDK maybe it’s just me, but I find it borderline oppressive for men to denounce convenient female fashion options like box braids and wedges! Unnecessarily passionate? Perhaps so, but I’m jus sayin… Seriously though, if you’re loving that look go for it. As the homegirl @Trayhova so eloquently rashed recently, we aren’t here to peddle or pander to penile preference. Just recruiting some damn good answers to some damn good questions. Make of it what you will. However, if you’re jet setting to 125th street to box braid it up and generate some of that Beyonce appeal traffic, be prepared to turn more noses than actual heads. Word is bond.
Where you do stand? Pro or anti-dookie/box braid? Speak you piece @wwmdtv
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