In an interview with Lurve Magazine, she stated that although she was a mouthpiece for the natural and transitioning arm of these hair care products, she had issues with the organization’s messaging.
“I’m actually no longer a part of Carol’s Daughter, but throughout my entire time working with them, I was constantly fighting for the right message to be heard,” she told the publication. “The message that, the way we wear our hair is a personal choice, there’s no right or wrong way; one way doesn’t make us more intelligent, or more superficial, and every one makes that choice for very different reasons.”
The veteran natural has been struggling with her position as being a natural hair icon for some time, particularly the judgments that emerged from the natural community themselves. Previously this year, she latched onto Twitter to communicate her views towards what she considered the “natural hair police”:
“I’ve never painted myself as a team natural vice president. I don’t know the lingo and I don’t sleep with a satin cap…” she tweeted. “However, I did notice when I picked out my hair, I kept seeing feedback about needing a “twist out”. Connnnfesssioonnn: I HATE twist outs… I dont want to talk about no damn hair…..no mo.”
Now that this split has taking place, maybe the pressure of Solange being a natural hair icon is removed and she can enjoy wearing her hair in harmony.