Okay so in the black community, when I woman wants to keep her hair from messing up, she wears a wrap. its a really hard trick if you arent used to it but thats beside the point. The next day, youre supposed to pull the pins out and style your hair appropriately. A wrap is only worn outside if you dont give a fuck about where you’re going.
A little while ago, Rihanna went to a red carpet event wearing a wrap, and (white) people took that as a new hairstyle, a fake pixie cut or whatever the hell they want to claim it as.
So now, here we are with white people thinking that a hair treatment method is a hair style.
Ida B. Wells did not die for this
I feel like I might get shit for this, but these are Puerto Rican women (as evidenced by their “Instituto de Banca” shirts - a tech school in Puerto Rico) donning el dubi-dubi, or ‘the wrap’. Latinas also do this, Puerto Ricans especially. There is no way we will ever think of it as a ‘new hairstyle’, you know? I have worn a dubi-dubi/wrap countless times, actually. The person who posted this on Instagram is an islander, and I think the commentary, if any, is supposed to be more about wearing the dubi-dubi in public, because that’s kind of a big deal on the island that you don’t leave the house wearing your dubi-dubi. I JUST had a conversation with my mother (who is straight from the island) about it the other day. It’s like an arbitrary etiquette thing, if you will. Like you don’t leave the house in rollers, that type of thing. I don’t think any of these women think of this as a new hairstyle (actually, if you’re a Puerto Rican woman from the island I know you don’t). Just a thought.