Tracee Ellis Ross says “I Don’t Want You To Want My Hair…” in her new video campaign “Hair Love”.
It all started when Around The Way Curls posted a meme on Instagram in which a little girl was seen crying with a caption reading, “That moment you realize you don’t have Tracee Ellis Ross’s hair.” Hilarious, right? Also, a truth moment. Very early in my natural hair journey I came to this conclusion. I was hurt. I felt a little betrayed by my hair. I assumed that once it was natural, I would look like “Joan Clayton”.
As a natural hair blogger, I see my picture on all kinds of natural hair sites, Facebook pages and etc. I read the comments. Some compliments; others expressions of hair envy. When women approach me with hair covetness, I simply explain the blood, sweat and tears exerted to maintain my very thick bra length hair.
I’m not in any way exempted from feelings of hair envy. My biggest hair crush is Eclark6. Whenever those feelings creep up I think about the time her waist length hair demands.
With all jokes aside, Ellis Ross wanted to take this opportunity to express her gratitude and share a message of hair self-love. Via Eurweb
“I don’t want you to want my hair. The reason I don’t want you to want my hair is I’m of the school of love what you got. For me, the reason my hair was such a battle was because I was trying to make it something it wasn’t. I wanted the hair that somebody else had,” Tracee says in the video. She concludes, “Love my hair only if it inspires you to love your hair…”
My message is similar. LOVE YOUR HAIR! Check out Tracee Ellis Ross’s Video for her “Hair Love” Campaign