When I first saw the natural hair videos posted by Type F I could do nothing but laugh hysterically! Who? What? Oh no she didn’t!
Certainly these vids had to be some strange attempt at satire as the advice given was absolutely horrible. Then I continued to watch the other vids (yes there are more) and my laughter turned to disgust. Oh wait, she is really serious! Brushing a dry afro? Teasing with a fine tooth comb? And did she just pose at the end as if she really did something? No ma’m.
I visited the “stylist” JoAnn Robertson’s personal webpage which is featured in the info section of the vid. There were no loose hair naturals in her portfolio, but there was a girl with locs. The hairstyles pictured looked decent but there was no way to prove she actually did them. I went to Type F’s website to look for more vids and watched all 13 vids by this “hair professional” only to find more foolishness. I watched one vid on combing the hair. My six-year-old son was looking over my shoulder and stated, “Mommy she’s not doing that right. She needs a spray bottle and some hair lotion and a pic.” If my six year old can get it what in the world is wrong with this lady?!?!
Yes indeed the “f” in Type F must mean fail. So many things are not just in bad taste or misguided but inherently wrong. So what’s the big deal? The problem is that Type F is backed by Tyra, yep the Tyra Banks ex-Victoria Secret Angel, former supermodel, Sport’s Illustrated cover girl and creator behind America’s Next Top Model, read article introducing the site. So to outsiders and the uninformed they see high quality, professional videos backed by Tyra and they think the advice presented is correct. That could not be further from the truth, these vids are pure tomfollery and ignorant.
I started blogging to share natural hair care and to help others along their journey. I am not a licensed cosmetologist, nor do I play one on tv, but I do know good common sense about hair care. I find these vids to be personally insulting, deceptive and disrespectful to the craft. I am incredibly disappointed with these vids and will be letting them know exactly how I feel and I advise you to do the same. Contact Type F via email: support@typeF.com you can also leave a comment on their YouTube videos and by selecting the dislike (thumbs down) button and tell them to have a seat.