Some shameless social media users bashed the artist, saying she only has healthy hair because she’s “mixed.” The 29-year-old artist of course didn’t go away quietly after seeing the comments. She responded by posting a series of videos and photos showing the progression of her natural hair throughout her life.
“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,” Cardi wrote.
The “WAP” singer said she’s had problems with managing her hair since childhood but that she recently found different methods that work for her.
“They’ll try to make us believe our hair won’t grow this long, it’s not true,” she wrote. “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.”
But it’s now easier for Cardi and many other women to take care of their natural hair.
“Now everybody is getting better options, making affordable GOOD products, learning from natural hair YouTube and Tik Tok about how to care for our hair better,” the singer wrote. “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.”