Chris Rock on “Oprah” Talking About “Good Hair”

If you missed it, it was freaking hilarious, but Oprah sure didn’t have to go there by inviting Chris to run his fingers through her real hair. I mean really. I leave it to you to go to Oprah’s website and get the entire show–and his expression looking absolutely floored at Beyonce’s baby sister and her hair. However, this is ten minutes, and the best ten minutes of the show. Malaak Rock, though, had better pull Chris up. Chris looked like he was struck with the thunderbolt when he saw Solange Knowles, who cut off all her hair this year, and got more attention than Obama dealing with an international crisis.

What was really interesting was that Chris turned the tables on the white women in the audience. Chris said that there were white women in that audience who had forgotten what their true hair color was, and that the fixation was with blonde hair. And that most of the women in the audience were not wearing their true hair as they too have extensions of blonde strands woven in their hair. Oprah turned to one of her assistants at a beauty salon frequented by white women via Skype to talk about that aspect of “good hair.”

(There are very few true blondes. All the rest is peroxide.)

The assistant fake wept, “But I just want to be pretty!” when Oprah asked her why couldn’t she wear her own hair color and not constantly color her hair. The hair coloring was wreaking havoc with her hair, though, causing it to fall out on top. Her hair looked lanky and tired. What women will do for the ideal of beauty. Hair frying, hair stretching, hair on layaway, hair faking.

Good Hair opens on October 9.

~ by blksista on October 1, 2009.

One Response to “Chris Rock on “Oprah” Talking About “Good Hair””

  1. Please take a moment to check out my documentary film BLACK HAIR

    It is free at youtube. 6 parts including an update from London, England.

    It explores the Korean Take-over of the Black Beauty Supply and Hair biz..

    The current situation makes it hard to believe that Madame C.J. Walker once ran the whole thing.

    I am not a hater, I am a motivator.

    Plus I am a White guy who stumbled upon this, and felt it was so wrong I had to make a film about it.

    self-funded film, made from the heart.

    Can it be taken back?



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