Cardi B is reflecting on her hair journey and shutting down hateful, misguided comments in the process.
The rapper took to Instagram on Sunday to get personal with fans, explaining why those who come at others about “bad” hair are wrong. She did so by sharing several images of her journey—dating back to her childhood—and promising to share more hair routines in the near future.
“Why everytime I post my natural hair I hear ‘you’re MIXED you’re supposed to have long hair?’ That’s not true and very misleading,” Cardi shared. “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. Since I was a child I have problems with managing my hair and couple years ago I find different methods that work for me and look at my length now.”
Cardi’s post contained images of her as a young child, an old-school yearbook photo, and clips from throughout the years—including a more recent video of the “WAP” artist with longer hair dancing in the bathroom.
She continued, writing to her followers that there are better hair care options out there, and that people “try to make us believe our hair won’t grow this long it’s not true.” And as she explained to her fans, there’s no such thing as “bad” hair.
“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. now everybody is getting better options, making affordable GOOD products, learning from natural hair YouTube and tiktok about how to care for our hair better,” she said. “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.”
It’s been a fairly busy few months for Cardi. Most recently, Kal Penn shared on Jimmy Kimmel Live that, while on the same flight as Cardi, the actor had a dream she officiated his wedding. After tweeting the idea, and after Cardi responded positively, Penn told Kimmel that “Indian weddings could be 10 days long” and joked that she’ll likely be asked about her lyrics for much of the time.