On a recent photo shoot Solange spoke out about her being natural. Looks like she did the whole transitioning thing. This is when you wear hairstyles that are most of the time natural looks. Such as two strand twist, braids, straw sets, or maybe wigs. Doing this allows the natural hair to grow while still holding on to permed ends. This is not always a good thing to do, because the permed hair can tangle with the new growth and break. You must be extra wise when doing this transition.
Here is a question that was asked during the interview with Solange during her shoot:
What inspired the bold new ‘do? You mentioned you can no longer hide with that hair, has it changed the way you see yourself?
“When I was recording, I was staying in a house with five guys and two showers. I knew there would be a shower wait everyday and with my natural cropped hair, it’s mandatory that I wash it otherwise it gets stuck to my head like glue! I wanted to get something that I could literally roll out of bed without looking nuts. I watched so many Chaka Khan YouTube videos and became sort of obsessed with her during the process. I went to my stylist and said ‘Give me the fro.’ I walk differently now, sing differently; This hair has spirit and soul.”