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Is First Lady Michelle's new haircut a wig?

Regardless, I like it.

by Anonymousreply 7303/07/2013

Nobody understands black hair?

by Anonymousreply 101/19/2013

I thought the Ikettes disbanded years ago.

by Anonymousreply 501/19/2013

I like her new haircut. She looks even more youthful and fun. I don't think it's a wig at all.

by Anonymousreply 601/19/2013


I love it. It skims 5 years off her age and, as usual, her skin is gorgeous. I'd love to know what brand of foundation she wears.

by Anonymousreply 701/19/2013

It looks good in r6's link, but terrible in OP's link.

by Anonymousreply 801/19/2013

OP's link looks too much bangs-ish

by Anonymousreply 901/19/2013

What does "nobody understands black hair" mean, R1? Is there some mystery that we're all missing?

by Anonymousreply 1001/19/2013

R1 means that if you're not black, then you likely don't understand black hair. It is much more temperamental and high-maintenance than many people of other races may think.

by Anonymousreply 1101/19/2013


by Anonymousreply 1201/19/2013

She looks like she's channeling Kerry Washington. Is it true Michelle Obama doesn't like her?

by Anonymousreply 1301/19/2013

They have to sleep with silk stockings on their head, and once they get their hair done it can't be washed until their next visit to the hairdresser. That could be a week, or two weeks. In between? Flakes, dents in the sides, and new growth on the neck.

If I were a black women, I'd wear a very short natural cut, this way I could wash it more often.

by Anonymousreply 1401/19/2013

[quote]They have to sleep with silk stockings on their head

They? Is this some newly-discovered subspecies you're referring to?

by Anonymousreply 1501/19/2013

I'm sure R14 means blacks when he uses the word "they" but he really should mean women with curly hair. My sister has curly hair and used to sleep in a silk stocking and keep her hair short to keep it more orderly. And she's white.

by Anonymousreply 1601/19/2013

I'm a white male, and my hair was very stiff and straight. I had to sleep with one of my mother's nylons on my head at night to train it to grow "normally."

by Anonymousreply 1701/19/2013

now if she would stand up straight and stop slouching

by Anonymousreply 1801/19/2013

Her style always looks 10 years ahead of everyone else. Is she the only non-frau first lady besides Jackie Kennedy?

by Anonymousreply 1901/19/2013

Betty Ford was pretty cool.

by Anonymousreply 2001/20/2013

The chemicals used to straighten black women's hair can do horrible damage and cause breakage, preventing it from getting longer than just a few inches, hence why some have to resort to weaves. I'm with R14. I think the short and natural look is very attractive.

by Anonymousreply 2101/20/2013

Yes and imagine wearing a weave stitched into your cornrows for over a month. You get that wet in the shower it will be like wearing a wet hat for 2 days because you'll never get the area under the weave dry.

by Anonymousreply 2201/20/2013

Bangs on a 49-year-old woman? Never!

by Anonymousreply 2301/21/2013

She actually looks pretty slim in the photo @ R6.

by Anonymousreply 2401/21/2013

Bangs are too long, looks like a shaggy dog.

by Anonymousreply 2501/21/2013

I'm betting on a wig.

It's possible that her hair was damaged by her latest treatment and that she needs to wear a wig until it grows back in.

I know a (white) guy who only does black hair, and he makes a shitload of money because of all the chemical treatments many black women have done to their hair to make it straight.

by Anonymousreply 2601/21/2013

WIG! If anyone thinks that is her real hair, GURL... you got no i-dee-yah!

by Anonymousreply 2701/21/2013

Up for original thread.

by Anonymousreply 2801/21/2013

That ain't a wig. It may not be all her hair (extenstions may have been added for thickness), but that's no wig. That part running down the top of her head the top is a dead giveaway.

by Anonymousreply 2901/21/2013

Michael Jackson would be jealous.

by Anonymousreply 3001/21/2013

It would be so nice if she went natural and gave her hair a vacation from the chemicals. But they'd never allow the First Lady to have an Afro.

by Anonymousreply 3101/21/2013

Yeah, a mod squad 'fro would rock!

by Anonymousreply 3201/21/2013


by Anonymousreply 3301/21/2013

It does look wig-like in some photos, but I gotta say, I like it. She looks beautiful and sassy. So-oooo tired of the bouff-ed up look. Go Michelle!!!!

by Anonymousreply 3401/21/2013

r2 nailed it.


by Anonymousreply 3501/21/2013

The Sherri Shepherd collection

by Anonymousreply 3601/21/2013

Michelle is channeling Janet

by Anonymousreply 3701/21/2013

R31, have you seen very old photos of Michelle when she was in high school and undergrad university?

Her hair was terrible looking.

She would not look good in an afro.

by Anonymousreply 3801/21/2013

The Obamas in 1996:

by Anonymousreply 3901/21/2013


by Anonymousreply 4001/21/2013

R39, in the 1996 photo you present, Michelle was 32 - not of high school age or university undergrad age which I spoke of.

by Anonymousreply 4101/21/2013

I wasn't replying to your post, R38. Just wanted to show an earlier pic of her with a different lifestyle.

by Anonymousreply 4201/21/2013

Sorry, "hairstyle."

by Anonymousreply 4301/21/2013

It's not a wig, it's a weave...duh. I think she looks beautiful, but some friends and I concluded that it makes her look a little too youthful. It's laughable to think that the First Lady should have to stick to one hairstyle for 8 years, so the bangs are at least a nice way to shake things up.

by Anonymousreply 4401/21/2013

How is a weave different from a wig with Michelle's new hairstyle?

by Anonymousreply 4501/21/2013

R45, a wig would be just that-- a full wig. A weave means that hair has been sewn or glued into her own to make it look fuller. I don't think it's a full weave (the hair is cornrowed and hair is sewn into the cornrows), but a partial weave.

by Anonymousreply 4601/21/2013

That is one ugly hairdo. It makes her look 60. She cannot pull off that Janet Jackson "Diff'rent Strokes" look. Little black girls get that hairstyle. It's the black equivalent of the bowl cut.

by Anonymousreply 4701/21/2013

That is one of the worst photos I've ever seen of her, btw. Good god. The Right is now going to put that on t-shirts.

by Anonymousreply 4801/21/2013

[quote]Betty Ford was pretty cool.

Once she had a few drinks in her.

by Anonymousreply 4901/21/2013

I think the hair we've seen has been both wigs and weaves--meaning she has a weave and alternates wearing a wig when she wants a shaggier look.

by Anonymousreply 5001/21/2013

She looks a million times better with the new hairstyle.

by Anonymousreply 5101/21/2013

Yes, R50, her hair was much shaggier at the Usher concert for military kids last night.

I couldn't figure out why it was not shaggy on the sides today.

So, I think you are correct - with the new bangs, she is sometimes wearing a wig and sometimes wearing a weave.

(I don't think you are talking about her previous hair without bangs, are you? She got a couple of bad haircuts in the past 6 months or year (before the bangs) - bad cuts that did not flow well at all and looked unfortunate)

by Anonymousreply 5201/21/2013

It will give her more 'pull' around here.

by Anonymousreply 5301/21/2013

In the Yahoo photo which the OP posted, you can see that the hair on the sides is fake hair because of its texture and color.

That Yahoo photo was just taken last night.

Today, she is not wearing the shaggy on the sides wig/weave shown in the Yahoo photo, but is probably wearing a different wig/weave today.

by Anonymousreply 5401/21/2013

I see lots of celebrities (of all shades) with weaves and extensions. It's becoming more commonplace.

by Anonymousreply 5501/21/2013

Funny how there aren't any derogatory comments on Queen Hillary's extensions.

by Anonymousreply 5601/21/2013

If black ladies already have weak hair from processing, why would Michelle get a weave instead of just wearing a wig? Weaves put further stress on the hair, but if she just threw on a wig, she could give her natural hair time to grow and repair itself.

by Anonymousreply 5701/21/2013

Not all black women have negative effects from relaxing their hair for a long period of time. Oprah has gotten relaxers for years, and her hair is thick, full and luxurious.

Another example is Janet Jackson. She has worn weaves and extensions and had her hair dyed for years. The other day, this pic of her at LAX came out, and as you can see, her hair is thick and full. She'd been recently seen wearing braids, and you can tell she had them taken out and decided to let her hair flow freely.

by Anonymousreply 5801/21/2013

Hilary Clinton does not have extensions.

You are quite stupid, R56.

You also completely lack perception - only one or two posters said anything derogatory. You lack understanding and brain power.

by Anonymousreply 5901/21/2013

Michelle and her daughters are using the same calcium-based, no-lye relaxer that Oprah swears by. Not a weave, wig or lacefront.

by Anonymousreply 6001/21/2013

R58 = janbot

by Anonymousreply 6101/21/2013

And your point is, R61?

by Anonymousreply 6201/21/2013

R60, you need to look at the yahoo photo which the OP posted in starting this thread.

Michelle is definitely wearing a wig or weave in that Yahoo photo.

It looks synthetic even if it isn't synthetic.

And it's a darker color and her own hair wouldn't be as thick as the photo shows nor would it take to the shaggy cut at the bottom if it were her own hair.

by Anonymousreply 6301/21/2013


by Anonymousreply 6401/21/2013

I take it that her hair is naturally nappy? Does she have to spend hours having it pressed with hot irons?

by Anonymousreply 6501/21/2013

She kinda looks like Ms. J. Alexander of ANTM.

by Anonymousreply 6601/22/2013

The bangs are hers -- the rest is a fall.

by Anonymousreply 6701/22/2013

Black people's hair does not act like michelle's wig!

by Anonymousreply 6802/23/2013

You notice really black people with hair that looks like white people have? Because it isn't their hair.......

by Anonymousreply 6902/23/2013

You girls are unbeweaveable.

by Anonymousreply 7002/23/2013

Did Michelle steal one of Diana Ross's wigs? That looks like the wig Diana used to wear for a while in the 80s.

by Anonymousreply 7102/23/2013

Why is everyone afraid to say that it is a wig.

by Anonymousreply 7203/07/2013

She's hiding her face behind those bangs. She has a rather uneven hairline and those devilish eyebrows that make her look angry all the time. This do' gives her face a softer countenance. She looks younger, too. Her hair has probably been over processed and burned with all that straightener. She also seems to be channeling her least favorite actress, Kerri Washington. Jealous? Oh, I think so.

by Anonymousreply 7303/07/2013
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