Singer Solange and Carol’s Daughter Part Ways

Solange shares her thoughts about natural hair

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Soulful singer Solange has called it quits with Carol’s Daughter after spending a year and a half as the face of the popular hair and body brand.

Solange, who has had a plethora of different hairstyles from box braids to outsized afros, went on a Twitter rant earlier this year proclaiming “I’ve never painted myself as the team natural vice president.”

In a recent interview with Lurve magazine, Solange said the reason for the split was because she did not agree with Carol’s Daughter’s approach to messaging.

“I was constantly fighting for the right message to be heard. The message that the way we wear our hair is a personal choice, there’s no right or wrong way.”

Head over to the SingersRoom to check out pictures from Solange’s Lurve magazine shoot.

What do you think about Solange’s decision to part ways with Carol’s Daughter?

  • Peace/Blessings : I understand the spilt, I am the same way , people think we wear our hair natural as a statement. ( For Carols daughter, I am sorry, to say I belive it was all about the money. I have used serveral of her products, overdone, too high and about any product works just as well.)Thats not the reason for me, and I understand when u dont want to put yourself a box. Its many reasons for wearing hair in a natural state, I have been doing it for 15 yrs, and one of my reasons is that it makes my hair healthy. But to each person it may be different. I love Solange style, with or without natural hair.

    • immaguest

      Well said, Theresa! I wore my hair natural for 15 years, also. When I turned 40, I decided I wanted a change and relaxed it. Now, I figure in a few years, I’ll go back to wearing a natural TWA, but that’s the point – OPTIONS! We’re a beautiful race, whether we wear our hair natural or relaxed.
      I don’t buy Carol’s Daughter anymore either. I’ve found drugstore products that are cheaper and work just as well.

  • Although I don’t know what ‘right or wrong’ way Carols Daughter was trying to get Solange to agree to, I do agree with Solange that the way we wear our hair is a personal choice. However, what I’ve learned about Solange is that she is a rebel, which can be difficult to work with at times.

  • I don’t know the specifics since her response was a bit cryptic. I love Solange’s style however I don’t know if they hired Solange to get the right message across as much as they hired her to get THEIR message across. Her point is well taken and since it didn’t jibe with her role as spokesmodel, she was right to sever ties.

  • Lexi

    I think it was a good decision. It seemed counterproductive for CD to have a spokesmodel who said she doesn’t really care about hair. I love both CD and Solange, but I don’t think the partnership was right. Would rather see someone in there who doesn’t mind talking about their hair and the brand their represent. I am however, very surprised their views didn’t align. Out of most of the Black hair brands, CD seems to be one of the most versatile for women with relaxers, locs, natural, extensions, etc..