Lil Duval Infuriates The Internet Saying Afros Serve As A 'Distraction From Imperfections' And Claims To Prefer Straight Hair

Twitter had a lot to say about Lil Duval's comments on hair.

Kinks, curls and everything nice! We flaunt our luscious curls unapologetically like it's no one’s business. In recent years, Black women have embraced their God-given roots. But although it's a new age of confidently embracing Black culture, not all Black people prefer the delicate texture. 

Comedian Lil Duval expressed his views on Black women’s hair, saying in a tweet he published this morning: “I hate the big curly bushy hair look. I’m not saying stop wearing it ladies I personally just don’t like it. I like every other style though especially the straight hair look. But that big Afro lion s**t no can do.”

Celebrity singer Ari Lennox, along with other natural hair lovers, commented on the opinions of ethnic hair.

Ari Lennox posted a tweet saying: “Can we just remove the toxic colorists and ignorant haters of natural black hair from every platform?”


Although it’s good to have a preference of what you like, sometimes people receive the commentary as an insult. In fact, Black women’s hair has been in the spotlight and put through its struggles for centuries. 

Hence, the natural hair movement was created by Black women, for Black women, so that despite the length or type of kink, all women can embrace who they are.

According to Naturally Curly, “the natural hair movement is focused on encouraging women with African ancestry to celebrate and enjoy the natural characteristics of their kinky, curly, hair texture.” The movement provides an outlet for women to gain insight on the beauty of living a life where water is their chemical substance, rather than undergoing an actual chemical treatment.

However, with all said, people do not understand the struggles Black women are faced with when it comes to their hair. Which leads us to ask the question: Should Lil Duval have hit the post button or kept his views to himself?

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