Gotta Be the Hair

It's all about me TV, the hair edition. 

WLNS (Lansing) Reporter Dana Whyte is used to straightening her hair for work but she decided to wear her hair natural on TV for the first time.

She tweeted about it and then talked about it with Teen Voge. “I started as a full-time reporter in May [2018], and I would straighten my hair literally every day,” said Whyte. “It was super damaging and my hair was starting to fall out, so I knew I had to make a change.” 

But that wasn’t the main reason she wanted to ditch the straightener. She said straightening her hair daily made her feel like she was “trying to conform to a certain image that society wanted” her to be.

Whyte is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists — and it was at a convention where she felt the final push she needed to go on air with natural hair.

“I think natural hair in journalism is becoming more common, but it still has a long way to go in terms of acceptance. Representation is so important. Little girls sitting at home watching the news need to be able to see someone who looks like them on television, so they know it’s possible for that to be them one day,” she said.

Straight? Natural? It all looks good to us, but then again, we have no clue about fashion sense. 

H/T Yahoo