Chescaleigh–the YouTube sensation behind “Sh*t White Girls Say To Black Girls,” “No Mo’ No Homo” and more has added to her fun-loving videos. Her latest parody comments on the natural hair phenomenon that has taken over black women’s minds, tresses and blogs. She teamed up with popular hair vloggers and bloggers Taren Guy, The Urban Bush Babes and Hey Fran Hey for a good laugh at towards naturalistas that struggle with coveting longer hair.

Chesclaleigh isn’t pouncing on natural girl, she’s telling the girls that are waiting for their strands to lengthen that there’s only one true way for hair growth and that’s patience. Get it?

Here’s the thing–the women in this video all have beautiful, natural hair and they spend most of their time being admired by readers and viewers who purchase the products they push. To take part in Chescaleigh’s parody is a questionable move.

As far as branding goes, these naturalistas should have through twice about poking fun at real girls with real curls who look at them as authorities on natural hair. There are a lot of natural girls out there in the pure struggle (And don’t act like you don’t know who I’m referring to), who trust ladies like Taren Guy, The Urban Bush Babes and Hey Fran Hey to tell them which curly pudding, whipped butter or other delicious sounding hair product to slather on their strands.

So Chescaleigh’s parody comes with a bit of a sting. I get the comedy in it, but many girls are never going to have the glorious afro like Taren Guy’s. Many natural girls need more than just “Patience” to get real growth. I wonder why most of these bloggers and vloggers push products to their followers on a daily, but then you poke fun at the same girls that look to you for advice by telling them that all they need is patience. This is not a good or smart look.

Most parodies offend, but Chescaleigh’s just hurts. Do you think Chescaleigh’s parody is funny or hurtful?

Also On Black America Web:

2 thoughts on “VIDEO: Natural Girls Deliver A Contradicting Message

  1. aroundtheway on said:

    I fell out laughing at the anti-envy spray! This video is not offensive, it’s the truth.
    Black hair in it’s natural state is only half the length it is when straightened, so you feel like your hair is never growing because you miss the length you had when it was relaxed/permed. If you don’t care for it properly, the coils and curls will break, which results in even shorter hair.
    If we focused more on properly CARING for our natural hair and not the length, you’d be surprised how long and thick natural black hair can grow. Any black woman,natural or not, understands the endless wait and expectation we have for waist length hair overnight from some magic potion. Most of us can’t even get our ends cut without acting a complete fool. DON’T MESS WITH MY LENGTH!🙂

  2. queenashantiami on said:

    I don’t think its hurtful at all. If you get what they’re trying to say, its quite funny. I’m not sure why anyone would call this hurtful. I can identify with the loc issue for sure; now I’m learning to work with my hair in its natural state and believe me it truly takes patience. Thank God that’s free!

Add Your Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

×
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,815 other followers