Solange Knowles was the face of hair care brand Carol’s Daughter’s Transitioning Movement from April 2011 until recently. The 26-year-old revealed in a recent interview with Lurve magazine the true reason why she parted ways with the company, saying it was a constant battle to get a certain message across.
“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 said. “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 everyone makes that choice for very different reasons.”
Against some adversity, Knowles has stood by her decision to wear her natural hair and has even shot back at critics that she refers to as the “natural hair police.” After a blog called her hair “unkept,” the singer and model responded via Twitter saying, “I don’t want to talk about no damn hair… no mo. I never painted myself as the team natural vice president.”
In a statement to the Huffington Post, Steve Stoute, the chairman and lead investor of Carol’s Daughter, responded to Knowles’ departure by saying, “Carol’s Daughter celebrates women who embody beauty by nature such as Solange. We value our relationship with her and the women we were able to empower by partnering with such an authentic spirit.”