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PICS: Raven Symone Flaunts Her NATURAL Hair

Raven Symone is rocking her natural hair these days.  Pics inside of her flaunting her new 'do with Mickey Mouse and co. when you read on....

 

Raven was speaking during Steve Harvey's Disney’s Dreamers Academy event at Epcot yesterday:

And she took out her long weave and showed of her cute and curly new natural 'do.  You feelin' it>

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I don't think natural is

I don't think natural is superior but when it comes to straightening and relaxing your hair it has more of an implication that black women are trying to look closer to what is white. As far as wearing push ups or make-up those things don't bring any race closer to looking white that has more do with trying to look sexier or womanly which coinsides with the worlds view of sexy but when you relax your hair it is more of a drastic change to look "whiter" or mixed rather than throwing on a bra or make -up
Anonymous's picture

Wearing a relaxer doesn't

Wearing a relaxer doesn't mean you are trying to look white. I've never had an issue with my race in fact I embrace it. I graduated from a HBCU, joined a black sorority, and became a member of the NAACP. Yet, I still wear a relaxer because it's easier for me to manage. However people choose to wear their hair is their business. It is by no means a litmus test for blackness. Women should strive for healthy hair- whether it is relaxed or natural.
PinkTea08's picture

EXACTLY!!!

EXACTLY!!!
T's picture

Thanks, I wasn't sure if I

Thanks, I wasn't sure if I was the only person to have experienced this, but I didn't think so. Maybe my original post should not have been directed to all black women, but some/a good majority (and as you mentioned these comments just help prove). I say to each his own, but don't knock someone because they choose to do something different that what YOU think is right. (YOUR right isn't everybody else's right)!! And then to say "I feel sorry for you, or "pity you" just because I choose not to "go natural"...that doesn't make any sense to me.
T's picture

Yep, I agree. Like what you

Yep, I agree. Like what you like and keep it moving... No need to heavily criticize someone else because they choose otherwise. Just give your opinion, which is the purpose of a blog, and move on. Women are beautiful when they have relaxers and when they're natural. RelaxerPower! ... just kidding lol
JMO's picture

She has a pretty face, but

She has a pretty face, but the haircut aged her about 10 years.
Happy Lady's picture

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dfgfdrer's picture

WHATEVER I DO WITH MY

WHATEVER I DO WITH MY HAIR....I DO IT FOR ME....!! NOT FOR ANYONE ELSE SO STOP LOOKING!!
Anonymous's picture

its my hair ill weave it if i

its my hair ill weave it if i want to... set it on fire if i want to.. go natural dye it red like rihanna perm it e.t.c if i kept my hair natural because people say thats non comnformity arent i conforming? in the end, whatever makes a woman feel sexy inside and walk with confidence is what matters; long, short, fake,real, bald, whatever! stop deciding for others what makes them feel beautiful!
Anonymous's picture

THANK YOU!!

THANK YOU!!
T's picture

THANK YOU!!

THANK YOU!!
T's picture

Not loving the hair tbh, it

Not loving the hair tbh, it makes her look way older :( and she does look like wanda sykes. I think a big Afro will b cute. But hey, to each their own.
Anonymous's picture

Not loving the hair tbh, it

Not loving the hair tbh, it makes her look way older :( and she does look like wanda sykes. I think a big Afro will b cute. But hey, to each their own.
Anonymous's picture

go raven...i know once it

go raven...i know once it gets more length to it, she is going to rock it well http://natoyaebony.blogspot.com/
Anonymous's picture

She kind of reminds me of

She kind of reminds me of Wanda Sykes. She has lovely hair. I hope she grows it out. (I hope she gets a chin implant too [I'm evil, I know, lol])
NikNak's picture

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rdsfsderfed's picture

SHE KIND OF LOOK LIKW WANDA

SHE KIND OF LOOK LIKW WANDA SYKES
Anonymous's picture

I'm natural, love it... ya'll

I'm natural, love it... ya'll know the rest. I also love working out regularly, sex in the shower and playing in the rain...I think people should do what they wanna do. but I'll be dammned if I waste my life in a salon when I could be doing something more interesting and more fun...I have no problems with weaves...BUT I WISH THEY COULD FIND A WAY FOR THEM TO LOOK REAL, cause i'm sorry everytime I see a woman with a wig or a weave, I know it's a wig and a weave and it just looks not good, weather you spent 9.99 on a pony tail or 5,000 on a hair unit installation you fool no one, and i promise you black people talk about you and white folks wonder what that thing on your head is...but I LOVE THE CONFIDENCE OF WIG WEARERERS, because they dont care if people know it's not theirs. they say to themselves. Ima killem with this, and walk out the door anyways...so that's cool for them.
Anonymous's picture

PREACH!! Natural SISTERS

PREACH!! Natural SISTERS UNITE!! Go Raven for taking this step. There are so many young black girl who love and look up to you. My 13 yr old sister is one of them. You look goregous and when it grows out more everyone is going to want to know what you did to get it that way. I bet you that when everyone else (talking about you Wanda Syke commenters) will follow and/or wish they had the confidence to do what you did!
Anonymous's picture

Lol, it's second nature;

Lol, it's second nature; maybe even first nature for black women to tear each other down; compare themselves to someone else instead of fine-tuning their own insecurities. Sad business...........
Just shut the fuck up's picture

Definitely feeling it--we

Definitely feeling it--we were born this way, baby!
idiq's picture

First of all the assumption

First of all the assumption that all Black woman who wear weaves are bald-headed is false. I am a black female with very kinkey hair (get it wet and it turns to cotton). But my hair is very very long. The last time i had my weave done my hairdresser insisted on cutting 6 inches off because it was just to much hair to braid. I have a corporate job and workout 5 days a week, my own hair would never be able to stand the abuse of daily washing and flat ironing...never mind the fact that i just don't have that kinda time...so the weave just makes the hair thing easier. I see many Black women in the salon with me....with lots of hair getting weaves for the same reason. I don't particularly like Raven's hair short-short. She has curly hair, so i think the style will look better on her when it grows out a little more
Anonymous's picture

Raven looks AWESOME!! And

Raven looks AWESOME!! And thank goodness she and I and the HAIR EDUCATED among us..Know better than to actually still be SUCKER-MC'D into thinking someone ELSE'S hair is actually better than my OWN..Spend your time not only being Corporately educated(brainwashed) But learning how to make what God gave you , work...You havent felt real satisfaction and worth until you truly are in touch, with ALL OF YOU!
Anonymous's picture

Shame this even needs to be a

Shame this even needs to be a talking point. I've worn my hair natural for so many years now I can't remember, but I am so not on that 'natural beauty' bandwagon 'cause you know something, I wear make-up, sometimes nail varnish, jewellery and whatever else I choose to reflect my mood or enhance my appearance. There are some natural sisters out there who could be a little less self-congratulatory that they wear their hair the way God intended and there are some women with weaves who could be a little less defensive. Self love goes so much further than how we wear our hair so people need to get over themselves. Also, people making the more ignorant comments need to take note in the process of going natural it's not obligatory to chop it off, you can grow it out too. Good for Raven, I hope she's happy with her choice but really, she doesn't need our approval. Unfortunately, this whole post seems to illustrate the real issue. It's not 'them' it's 'us'. Isn't it about time we just approved of ourselves?
Bubbles's picture

I love natural hair I am

I love natural hair I am making my transition now. But ummm Raven looks about 8 years older with her natural hair. I think once it grows out or she styles it differently she'll be good. Do you Raven!
MilkShake's picture

Shorter hair makes her look

Shorter hair makes her look older. It will be cuter on her face shape once it starts growing out though! Chemical free, is the way to be!
Diddy is the devil's picture

I am natural and loving it.

I am natural and loving it. I've been natural for 10 years but would straighten it every day. It was beyind damaged. Now I'm 2 years natural wearing it kinky 90% of the time. Love.It.Period. It boggles my mind that every other race of woman out there is 'accepted' for wearing the hair God gave them growing out of their scalps... THINK ABOUT THAT. Think about just how LONG we have been conforming and morphing ourselves into something we are NOT. And I'm not saying its wrong or right I'm just saying IT IS. Its a FACT. It boggles my mind that I wear my huge blown out fro to a party and people are in awe. Men wanns touch it. They are like WOW girl is that your hair? LOL. WTF... Ain't nothing that special or revolutionary or radical about it lol. And thats a shame.... that we as a people have gotten to the point where our own hair is NOT TYPICAL and NOT NORMAL. Just think about that... Now, some can't handle their big, kinky, coily, nappy, only-comb-when-wet strands. And thats a choice you make. You put all this effort into the clothes you wear, your skin, your personla hygiene, your makeup, your nails, even decorating your home, YET you say you're hair is just too much to handle...? What part of the game is that? I have to be gentle & patient with my hair. I can't just brush it wildly like a white chic and go. But thats ok. If you perm, hey do you. I have nothing against it. Its just a shame that we have this gorgeous voluminous hair and yet we want it flat to our heads, slicked down and void of any body or personality... just sayin.
Asea's picture

I love this post its sooo

I love this post its sooo true....I hate that our natural hair the way it grows out of our head is weird...I can go on forever but think you said it perfectly!
Anonymous's picture

Hair weave is not about

Hair weave is not about acceptance hair weave just like any other beauty enhancement allows a woman to alter her appearance. I don't care who you talk black, white or asian women are never satisfied!! If a woman has curly hair she wants it straight and if it's straight she wants it curly.
Aishia SoGlam's picture

AMEN!!! Amen!!!

AMEN!!! Amen!!!
Anonymous's picture

co-sign!!! i have been

co-sign!!! i have been natural for 2 years - i cute all my perm off and had a very low cut. 1 year in.. I had big tracey ross hair.. i was in disbelief. Black women need to make an EFFORT to let their natural hair grow. I have certified kinky texture but with all the products out.. my hair is soo thick and huge. I can't wait for the summer to just wear it wild. I love everything about being natural.. You couldn't give me $20,000 to put a relaxer in my hair for one month. It is soo much better kinky.. you can wear it sooo many ways.
Anonymous's picture

she looks fabulous.

she looks fabulous.
Anonymous's picture

don't like the hair style,

don't like the hair style, makes her look older than what she is
Anonymous's picture

Point blank she looks

Point blank she looks beautiful and happy! Kudos to you Raven!
MeMiMy's picture

Here we go with these

Here we go with these "natural" women thinking they are so much better and love themselves more just becuase they don't use a relaxer. I have found that black women with "natural" have so much disdain for other black women because they choose not to be 'natural'. The main ones preaching self love, but can show love to another black woman who doesn't want to "conform" to going "natural"!!!!
T's picture

This is interesting because

This is interesting because I've been "natural" my whole life because I wasn't allowed to get a perm. Just to give a back story, I don't have wash and go hair or anything like that and I usually twist or braid my hair. Sometimes I do get it flat ironed or pressed. Anyway, I just wanted you to know that I've personally heard rude comments about my hair or other people's natural hair coming directly from Black women with straightened hair - whether it be a perm, a press, or a weave. I do know about the self-righteous natural sisters you're talking about (they get on my nerves too and some of them have texturizers, so that needs to stop LOL). That said, I guess I know a little more about the women who've put me down, either behind my back or to my face in a "joking" kinda way because they felt I needed to "put a comb through" my hair. And not because it was messy, mind you. Especially when "going natural" got popular again. There is disrespect on both sides, but I think it's way more prevelant and blatant coming from the straightened side. Sidenote: Speaking of sides real quick, there really shouldn't be any. There are some natural women with texturizers like I said, and there are women with natural hair who are weaved up. We really shouldn't judge. It's all about options, convenience, and personal taste. I'm sure half these women out here with unprocessed hair have a weave or a wig covering it (and I've done both). It's not so clear cut. Bottom line is that we need to start respecting eachother and being nicer to eachother. This whole thing with us being catty or whatever - and on such a ridiculous level - has gotten old as hell.
ms.d's picture

What a misnomer dear!!! Being

What a misnomer dear!!! Being NATURAL is not conforming..Definition...Being Natural is about who you are MEANT to be..RELAXING is the CONFORMING to others' way of life...Get THAT straight! lol lol (no pun really intended). You are the one with a chip on the shoulder. Spend some time getting into the Psychologica effects of what black women have conformed to and then, maybe you may understand where the Rightfully PROUD sisters' are coming from!
Anonymous's picture

Seriously??!!?? Sistah, I am

Seriously??!!?? Sistah, I am just a Proud!! No, I don't wear my hair natural, but I am just as PROUD!!! I am rape survivor, I am from a single parent household and was told by many I wouldn't make it. I MADE IT!!! You can't tell me about being PROUD!!!
T's picture

I've been natural for about 6

I've been natural for about 6 months now, and I don't have any disdain for women who perm their hair. Most of my friends still get perms and even my mom still gets her hair permed and swears that she will never go natural. I also wouldn't view women deciding not to perm their hair anymore as conforming to going natural... I think that it's actually the exact opposite. Everyone knows that perming one's hair is a form of conformity. We are just so far removed from the origins of that practice that we forget where it came from and what its true intention was which is to transform the Black woman's hair into a texture that more closely resembled white woman's hair for social acceptance. Now, it's not necessarily viewed that way. We have been conditioned for YEARS to believe that our hair is nappy, bad, ugly, whatever you name it, therefore we CONFORMED to what society said was acceptable and beautiful and permed our hair. I'm not looking down on anyone for doing that. Not when I myself have permed my hair for about the last what... like 16 years of my life?? However, now that I have experienced my hair without the perm and have seen how much it has grown in just 6 months and I know what it's gonna look like when it's long, I do admit that I feel sorry for those who still get perms... Only because you don't know what you're missing out on and how everything we thought we knew about our hair was a lie and how beautiful, fun, and stylish our natural hair can really be! And after seeing this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL5XOGB9KsU I really see NO need for a perm when my hair can look like that after being flat ironed... And it will be healthy, long, and ALL mine!!
Sarcastic Chick's picture

WOW!! Seems my comment has

WOW!! Seems my comment has stirred a lot of emotions!!! Well, that was to be expected....
T's picture

Oh, so instead, you "conform"

Oh, so instead, you "conform" to being "unnatural." Yeah, that makes sense. -lol If we would study our history, we would see that perms came into the black culture in oure attempt to fit in with white folk. The men and women did it. So truth be told, some of you are still wearing your oppression. In fact, you've made it an accessory. Now you have white women recognizing the beauty in "blackness" (i.e. tanned skinned, thick lips, thick hips, booty, etc.), and some of you sistas would still rather look like them. Tsk-tsk-tsk. The root word of "natural" is "nature." And no one can deny the beauty of nature.....not even those who try to copy it. ;o)
Lovin'NaturalWomen's picture

Who says my "uncofrming" is

Who says my "uncofrming" is wrong..you???? So why is your "not conforming" is what's right for everyone?? Do you wear make-up, get your nail dones, wear weaves/wigs....(maybe you do, maybe you don't)...but there are women who are "natural" that still do, yet feel the need to preach about "naturalness". There's nothing naturala bout that. We all do something to make ourselves feel beauty and to boost our confidence. So whether I decide to relax and you decide to go natural, doesn't make one better than the other! Yet, I wear a relaxer and you believe that I am oppressed...I think not!!!!
T's picture

Wow!! The Massa's love u!!

Wow!! The Massa's love u!! You are so tied into being defensive that you cannot hear or for that matter see. Blocking your education....Sad..But I can also tell you are very young. Too sold into thinking that your your texture is less and the other is better that you would rather fight yourself, than really THINK about wha you are saying! FIGHT them who are saying you are not your best living with your hair in it's created being. The nails and make-up? Not the same argument at ALL! I do notput down those who relax..But as a former person who did it..It is sad, because as someone has said, we dont realize how much more your hair coukd be! But that's your choice..KOOL...But it is more of you who relax who are intimidated by the Naturals and try to turn our PRIDE and JOY into something else...I know you are scared...to try, maybe like it and have to EAT that Conformist MENTALITY...!!
Anonymous's picture

Actually, I am not young at

Actually, I am not young at all. But, I do happen to disagree with everything you said!!
T's picture

Actually, I am not young at

Actually, I am not young at all. But, I do happen to disagree with everything you said!!
T's picture

Glad you said it, because now

Glad you said it, because now I don't have to! :)
KurlyKels's picture

I have never had a natural

I have never had a natural woman come up to me put me down for the way I wear my hair. Puhleeze, they are in the minority while relaxed/weave are in the majority. I mean really!! o_O
Anonymous's picture

Thank you lol. We are in the

Thank you lol. We are in the minority.
ms.d's picture

What are you talking

What are you talking about??????? You speak from ignorance and no knowledge of "being natural". Its about self love and being pushed into a box of how "WE" as black women should look. We are not condeming those who CHOOSE to relax or what have you. I have been natural for 3 years and I can honestly say, I found myself and who I really am. It was the HAIR change, but it was a life changing transition. Going natural only initiated it!
Anonymous's picture

I would disgree with the

I would disgree with the ignorance comment...but nonethless, "Self-love"...as if you have to be natural to have self-love!!! Exactly what I said, black women think that you can't have self love b/c you don't have natural hair!!! However, if the transition has helped you find your self and made you feel better about you, then that's great and more power to you!!!
T's picture

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