|1BlessedNatural: The scene where Charley reveals her natural hair (photo cred: Queen Sugar/OWN)
Hey, my blessed naturals!
I wanted to talk about Season 2/Episode 8 midseason finale of Queen Sugar where Charlie, played by Dawn Lyen-Gardner decides to wear her natural hair! I know I'm super late because it aired August 2nd, but I just caught up on all of the episodes. Plus I thought today was appropriate because it usually comes on Wednesday nights (smile). I think we as naturals can relate to Charley's experience.
The episode "Freedom Plows" begins with Charley admiring herself on the cover of Gallant magazine. She reflects on the headline of her being her "real self" and starts to pick up the blow dryer. She catches a glimpse of herself in the mirror. Then, Charley pulls the towel off her head and runs her fingers through her curls.
I don't know it was just me, but I was wondering what she was looking at when she first took the towel off! I didn't know if she thought she was going bald or something.
The next morning, Charley and Micah are sitting at the kitchen table and she is twirling her hair. The teen is staring at his mom's new do, and the conversation goes like this:
"It's just natural, Micah. It's something different. No big deal."
"It's nice! What? It is!"
|Queen Sugar: Charley Reveals Her Natural Hair in a Relatable Moment! (photo cred: Queen Sugar/OWN)
Can you remember the time you decided to let your kinks and curls show? You might've been nervous and excited like me or more laid back like Charley. I remember my hands STAYED in my hair! I was always twirling it around my fingers, and I still do it! Going natural and not using heat was so new and different.
Then, you wondered what your family and friends were going to think. Charley played it cool but I know she was a little nervous. You can be real with us girl! The episode reminded me a lot of Being Mary Jane when MJ took out her weave.
And while we're doing natural shout outs, let's not forget Rutina Wesley, who plays Nova Bordelon on the show. She wears her dreads in cute styles. Margot Bingham, who plays Judith Tamar has worn her hair in a puff and fro.
I'm glad Charley's decision to wear her hair natural hair was included on the show!
What do you think of Charley's reveal of her natural hair?
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