Cardi B Announces Haircare Line to ‘Educate’ the Masses on Afro-Latina hair
Cardi B has announced she will be releasing a new haircare line this year to “educate” people on Afro-Latina hair.
She had a strong reaction after shared a video of her long natural hair while posing in just her underwear. Cardi’s followers clashed with each other arguing whether her hair was able to grow long because of her Latina heritage.
Cardi saw some of the negative comments and wrote in an Instagram post saying,"This year I will be coming out with a hairline that I been working on at home for my hair and my daughters however, I think is time for people to educate themselves on nationality, race and ethnicity.”
She continued by saying, “Being Hispanic/Latina don’t make your hair long, don’t make your skin light or don’t make your face features slim specially Latin countries from the Caribbean islands. ‘Dna have something to do with your hair not your nationality but guess what you can always maintain your hair…..and one more things not everyone that speaks Spanish is Mexican.”
Cardi continued to highlight how people from Latina America are often grouped into one category and explained further on Twitter by saying, “I think I’m going to a video of different Hispanic people or Latin people or w.e terms is the correct way to say it now a days cause people be thinking every Hispanic is Mexican or something & must have the same hair texture, color and features. Hair texture def don’t make you a race however I am Afro Latina. Being Afro Latina don’t mean you have to amara la Negra color neither. My grandmother from my mom side is not Latina at all & her father is light a— f—k so my mommy is light but her sibling are dark.”
She continued by saying, “Does that makes my mom less Afro Caribbean then her siblings because she’s the lightest one out of all her siblings? NO! By the way being Latina /Latino means that you are from Latin America .It don’t mean you are Spanish \Hispanic .Brazilians are also considered Latinos and they speak Portuguese and come in different colors.”