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3B076F49-C5D4-4E69-886D-3D4CBBAAEF7F-235-0000001E641B551B is, as you’d expect, a hair care products firm.

Interestingly, it’s founded by hairdresser Lee Rittiner, a white guy from Virginia.

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  1. syonredux says:

    It Really Is All About the Hair, Isn’t It?

    Well, there is a reason why Black women don’t accuse other Black women of selling out when they straighten their hair/get weaves……..

    • Replies: @Carol
    , @DRA
  2. “Interestingly, it’s founded by hairdresser Lee Rittiner, a white guy from Virginia.”

    He must have hung out in the Dominican Republic and studied up a little on Rafael Trujillo.

    • Replies: @njguy73
    , @Anonymous
    , @Anonymous
  3. Clyde says:

    Urban dictionary had this to say:

    Some bitch with good hair

    Typical white girl, usually stuck up

  4. Anon[395] • Disclaimer says:

    Gavin McInnes, useless

  5. Carol says:

    Big change from the afro fad of the 70s! I think a lot of whites wrecked their hair trying took like Hendrix or Chaka Kahn. And black girls did hassle the straight haired sistas.

    What happened?

  6. This “Becky” crap couldn’t make me happier. Go ahead and kick nice white girls around as a group. Tell them diversity doesn’t include them any more. Really rub it in. Let’s see how they vote.

  7. @Carol

    Didn’t Hendrix want his hair to look like Dylan’s?

    • Replies: @Malcolm X-Lax
  8. Rosie says:
    @Wilbur Hassenfus

    Yes, they’re doing us a favor. I have to say, this ad is just profoundly obnoxious. I’m hardly the type to get offended on behalf of black women, but when I saw this, I got offended on behalf of black women. Why on Earth would someone think touching this sore spot would be a good idea?

  9. L Woods says:

    Dated a (well above average looking) black girl for awhile. Couldn’t deal with the hair. Felt bad, but it really does matter that much.

    • Replies: @Anon
  10. Anonymous[276] • Disclaimer says:

    After years of development, Lee finally found the answer: TOTALEE combines the innovative power of Essential Oxygenated Oils with a scientific blend of powerful Superfoods. It gives men and women the results they want in a single collection of multi-tasking products, making hair look healthy, shiny, smooth and revitalized.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  11. njguy73 says:
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    Two words: Jheri. Redding.

    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
  12. I notice that Totalee chose a very white-passing sistah to star their campaign…

    • Replies: @Paul Jolliffe
    , @Reg Cæsar
  13. syonredux says:

    Big change from the afro fad of the 70s! I think a lot of whites wrecked their hair trying took like Hendrix or Chaka Kahn. And black girls did hassle the straight haired sistas.

    What happened?

    You can only pretend for so long that Negroid hair is great……Then the sexual marketplace intervenes….and Ta’Niqua starts noticing that B’elaqua is catching a lot of quality attention with her Malayasian weave……

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
    , @Highlander
  14. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:

    if white girls are beckys, are black girls twerkies? or weavies? or booties?
    or howlies?

  15. B’Keisha’s war on Becky proceeds. Now if there was only some way to get Ken and Kenyatta to actually prefer her to Becky.

  16. @Carol

    What happened?

    Well, THIS happened. I’m surprised Mr. Sailer forgot this one. You can only remember so much racial depravity:

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    , @Anonymous
    , @Bubba
  17. @syonredux

    Follow privilege. When women of color could pass for White, they did that. Now? No way in Hell any Blacks wants to ‘pass’ for White. Too much privilege in being Black/Asian/Mexican.

  18. It’s about male status and female status, wealth and power for the former and beauty for the latter.

    These things differ radically between human breeds when breeds share a geographic territory. Blacks who can’t compete with Europeans in either male or female status were brought to European controlled territories to work as slaves. Now their descendants have a permanent, hereditary lack of status that is extremely novel from an evolutionary perspective.

    Humans did not develop to exist as a permanent low-status class, and being part of such a class is psychologically toxic, leading to vast anguish.

    The solution to the vast anguish inherent in diversity? Separation. The Tower of Babel led to diversity as a punishment, remember? It is not a positive.

    • Agree: Rosie
    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Anonymous
  19. Lot says:

    Flow it, show it
    Long as God can grow it
    My hair
    I want it long, straight, curly, fuzzy
    Snaggy, shaggy, ratty, matty
    Oily, greasy, fleecy
    Shining, gleaming, streaming
    Flaxen, waxen
    Knotted, polka-dotted
    Twisted, beaded, braided
    Powdered, flowered, and confettied
    Bangled, tangled, spangled, and spaghettied!

    Oh say can you see
    My eyes if you can
    Then my hair’s too short

    Down to here
    Down to there
    Down to where
    It stops by itself

    They’ll be ga ga at the go go
    When they see me in my toga
    My toga made of blond
    Biblical hair
    My hair like Jesus wore it
    Hallelujah I adore it
    Hallelujah Mary loved her son
    Why don’t my mother love me?
    Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
    Flow it, show it
    Long as God can grow it
    My hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  20. Went to the site. Not a black chick to be found,100% white girls to schlep his warez. Practice what u preach Becky bitch.

    • Replies: @Triumph104
  21. Iberiano says:

    When you are around any left-leaning white woman, always make references in any political, social, historical, or cultural discussion, to the “White female matriarchy”. Act innocent when they guffaw “what do you mean by that?” “oh you, know, how white women run so many things these days, at the expense of minority women (and men). White women should get out of the way for strong, independent ____________ women.” If they challenge, note their statistical proportion/strength and the historical racism of for example, {insert any female author before 1965}.

    • Replies: @Hare Krishna
  22. It’s a funny ad.

    I don’t get what good hair refers to. I thought referring to a girl as having good hair indicated that she is a black girl with relatively Caucasian type hair. I didn’t realize non blacks could be identified by having good hair.

    Like when I heard “becky with the good hair” I assumed it referred to a black girl with straight hair. If beyonce’s becky is white then why isn’t she called becky with the blonde hair or something?

    I don’t really think the ad is racist. Becky is just the girl Beyoncé is jealous because a) she has good hair and b) jay z supposedly slept with her. So the ad is saying make the girl who Beyoncé is jealous of jealous of you. Interpreting the ad as racial resentment is optional.

  23. Anonymous[151] • Disclaimer says:

    It seems like there’d be enough highly placed Rebecchiviks in govt/media to avert World War B but I have been wrong before

  24. @Carol

    I think a lot of whites wrecked their hair trying took like Hendrix or Chaka Kahn.

  25. Highlander says: • Website

    I’m not getting this ad being about blacks. To whom is it aimed? What I see is a Jewess with a good head of curly hair. Yet there are tons of gorgeous white women with curly hair too.

  26. Bubba says:

    Reminds me of the famous quote from the Milwaukee black riots during the 2016 summer.

    “Take that shit to the suburbs! Burn that shit down! We need our shit! We need our weaves! I don’t wear it but we need it!”

  27. Lurker says:

    a white guy from Virginia

    Isn’t that a fellow white guy from Virginia?

  28. @Lot

    Admit it. You never saw the musical, and you have Carl Reiner to thank for knowing these words. He put the Cowsill brothers up to doing a skit with the song, and Bill and Bob were savvy enough to know they had a hit record on their hands.

    Bill tells the beginning of the story in this excerpt from the documentary Family Band; it cuts off just before he gets to the part of their slipping the anonymous acetate to Chicago’s WLS, the station with the greatest reach.

    • Replies: @Lot
  29. Anon[996] • Disclaimer says:
    @L Woods

    What bothered you about her hair?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Anon
  30. Anon[996] • Disclaimer says:
    @Uilleam yr alban

    Now their descendants have a permanent, hereditary lack of status

    Why? What causes it? Why can’t it be overcome?

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    , @Uilleam Yr Alban
  31. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    I watched the vid with the sound off, so all I can say is that he projects the general affect of a Valley Girl, especially with the jerky head movements and hair flips.

    • Replies: @Jim bob Lassiter
  32. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:

    It was gross?

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  33. Anon[101] • Disclaimer says:

    The weird thing about the ancestry of kinky black hair is that no member of the ape or chimp family has it. East Asians don’t have it, and Europeans who have curly hair mostly have the wavy kind, not the full kink. Yet the kinkiness is a dominant–not recessive–genetic trait. This means that it likely entered the black African population after Europeans and East Asians left that continent, and its dominance made it spread very quickly.

    It’s possible that the unnamed 3rd archaic sister-species of humans had it, and it entered the homo sapiens gene pool that way. We know this 3rd species lived everywhere from Cameroon, Tanzania, and South Africa from DNA samples. This area covers both sides of the central African coast and goes all the way down to the bottom of the continent, so it was likely a very widely spread species in sub-Saharan Africa. But the fact that Europeans and East Asians have no genes at all from this 3rd species is evidence that the black African cross with this 3rd species was relatively late, and it occurred after Europeans and East Asians hived off northward by travelling across the Saharan desert.

    I have often thought it possible that the ancient homo sapiens African population, before this cross-breeding, was a MORE advanced people than the blacks in Africa are today. It think it had a population genetically closer to Europeans and East Asians. But when the latter two left, the remaining Africans bred heavily with the 3rd sister species, and it actually made them degenerate/evolve backwards, and they lost a certain amount of cognitive ability, etc.

    This is an opinion that will make a lot of people uncomfortable, but I think it’s entirely possible, and could explain the vast difference between East Asians, Europeans, and black Africans. A lot of people get themselves into an unnecessary psychological tizzy by insisting that whites did not evolve in Africa, despite the fact that’s where our main genetic line of ancestor species keep being found. This hard fact cannot be ignored, and should not be rejected just because it’s unpalatable.

    But people do not consider what this 3rd species must have been like. I suspect it was closer to homo sapiens by blood than Neanderthals and Denisovians were, because its genetic proportion in black Africans today is closer to 10%. This is distinctly more than Neanderthals and Denisovians contributed to homo sapiens, and one Occam’s Razor reason for the larger amount of 3rd species genes in the black African bloodline is because these genes didn’t clash so much with homo sapien genetic code and thus didn’t end up being bred out, thus arguing that we and the 3rd species were each others’ main (and closest) sister species.

  34. A lot of people get themselves into an unnecessary psychological tizzy by insisting that whites did not evolve in Africa, despite the fact that’s where our main genetic line of ancestor species keep being found. This hard fact cannot be ignored, and should not be rejected just because it’s unpalatable.

    Last I heard, the oldest pre-human hominid remains found in Europe outdate any African equivalents by a rather considerable margin.

    • Replies: @ThirdWorldSteveReader
  35. Did the original Becky have good hair?

  36. Anonymous[572] • Disclaimer says:
    @Uilleam yr alban

    According to The Economist the ‘solution’ is to flood Europe with Africans.


  37. Anon[190] • Disclaimer says:

    I’m no cocksman but I too dated an above average black girl and the hair was off putting. It smelled of some product that was unpleasant and was very stiff. Nothing to run your fingers through. Why did God give black people rhythm? Because he f’ed up their hair.

  38. Sounds like a Euro-Becky is laughing at a woman with difficult hair just because she doesn’t conform to White standards of beauty.

  39. @Jim Christian

    You can only remember so much racial depravity

    I always confuse Rachel Dolezal with Rachel Jeantel. (The former is the frizzy-haired fraud with the megaphone; the latter is Trayvon Martin’s ex-girlfriend.)

  40. TTSSYF says:

    It can’t be overcome because, as a group, their descendants as not as intelligent, not as physically attractive, not as forward-thinking, more prone to criminality, and not as capable of building functional societies as whites…but intelligent enough to recognize most of that.

  41. TTSSYF says:

    From where did all of this “Becky” nonsense originate? From the same people who want us to say “N-word”, like we’re five-year-olds? We really do appear to be regressing to a very low common denominator.

  42. @ThirdWorldSteveReader

    You’re right. She is very light-skinned. I wonder what her hair looked like before she started using this stuff?

    Slightly OT:

    Guess? Inc. Chairman Paul Marciano got me-tooed and was forced out last month after allegations by Mrs. Justin Verlander and other unnamed models.

    May all those lefty industries just claw each other to death.

  43. @Anon

    Asian Negritos and Papuans have similar hair to Africans, yet are more distant genetically from Africans than Whites. I get a feeling people used to have curlier hair – the Buddha is usually depicted with a tightly curled ‘afro’, something that would be very rare today in Asia.

    Woolly hair seems to affect certain lineages – some whites have it, but I can’t image Chinese people having it. Facially, Papuans and Australian Aborigines are quite similar, but only Papuans have afros.

  44. Ovid: “The praise (like the hair) has been bought. Once you really deserved it. Now each compliment belongs to some Rhine maiden, not to you.”

    Martial: “Her toilet table contained a hundred lies, and while she was in Rome, her hair was blushing by the Rhine.”

  45. @Buster Keaton’s Stunt Double

    But the deepest branches of the currently living Homo sapiens are found in Africa; most evidence points to it being the place of origin of the current population of Eurasia. Now, of course, maybe a not-fully Homo sapiens left Africa for Europe, changed a bit there, returned to recolonise Africa, and then left again to recolonise Eurasia. That’s within the realm of possibilities, and some fossils point to this scenario.

    Nevertheless, “white people” certainly didn’t become what they are in Africa; Europeans developed their distinct phenotype over the last 5.000 years, well after the dispersal from Africa 50.000 years ago.

  46. res says:

    It’s possible that the unnamed 3rd archaic sister-species of humans had it, and it entered the homo sapiens gene pool that way. We know this 3rd species lived everywhere from Cameroon, Tanzania, and South Africa from DNA samples.

    Do you have any references to papers discussing this?

  47. @Anon

    But the San people who branched off 200k years ago have kinky hair. And also the andamanese and some other Austral populations like those of Bismarck island. So either they re evolved kinky hair independently or non kinky hair was selected for after the andamanese split off, which I think was after we gained Neanderthal admixture.

    Seems that all populations that went through a cold weather climate developed non kinky long hair and retained it even after they rentered hot climates.

    • Replies: @roberone
  48. @Highlander

    I agree. Their is nothing in the website or any of their other promotions which indicates that this company is targeting black woman. I don’t even think the woman in the ad is intended to be black. I think she is meant to look racially ambiguous in order to attract a broad audience. I think becky is meant as the girl who reputed to have great hair that all the other girls at jealous of. I don’t see the racial component in this one.

    • Replies: @Triumph104
  49. From


    Notice it’s the Chads, not the Beckies, who got the curly perm.

    • LOL: Bubba
    • Replies: @Lot
    , @Triumph104
  50. Anonymous[339] • Disclaimer says:

    Don’t many Jews also have kinky hair?

    • Replies: @Ragno
  51. @Anonymous

    I made my comment prior to seeing any image of Rittener. Now have just viewed a few stills, I’d say he’s a bottom and top boy and probably did quite well in DR.

    Now taking bets on long before a Lee Line of wigs turns up at Dollar General.

  52. @njguy73

    That’s a little elliptical for me. Can you ‘splain it mo’ betta’ to me please?

    • Replies: @njguy73
  53. Lee also appears to be a “jack o’ all trades” member of at least one Pizza Club.

  54. BenKenobi says:

    It’s amusing to think that “out-of-Africa” was the first instance of White flight.

    • LOL: Kylie
  55. Lot says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    I like the rocking version of Hair by Zen. I don’t care for any song by the Cowsills I have heard.

    Age of Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In was the most played radio song of 1969. Great song for a morning commute.

    You are right I never saw the play, nor any video of it.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  56. Lot says:
    @Rosamond Vincy

    Women waited until about 1980.

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
  57. syonredux says:

    I’m not getting this ad being about blacks. To whom is it aimed? What I see is a Jewess with a good head of curly hair. Yet there are tons of gorgeous white women with curly hair too.

    Black women who want to have curly (not kinky) hair…..and who, in their dreams, have off-white skin…..

  58. @ThirdWorldSteveReader

    I notice that Totalee chose a very white-passing sistah to star their campaign…

    Sistaz be doin’ it fo’ deyselves.

  59. @Iberiano

    Would be a good idea. Would put them in their place. And there are plenty of actual female white racists to site, like Margaret Sanger.

  60. @Lot

    Oh yes, the dreaded Spiral Curl.

    Glenn Close had one in Fatal Attraction. You wouldn’t think that was a recommendation….

    • Replies: @Rosie
  61. @Anonymous

    AA, Smooth means straight, right?

  62. @Anon

    Anon, you know out there, somewhere, is a little black girl named L’twerkie.

  63. @Lot

    I like the rocking version of Hair by Zen. I don’t care for any song by the Cowsills I have heard.

    Their first two albums, with just the four boys, show a pretty good grasp of songwriting skill and imagination for teenagers, kind of like the Gibb brothers at about the same time. Few outside their fan base would be familiar with these album cuts. Others wrote their hit singles.

    Had they stayed in New York with their original producers, they might have become a classic act. But their bipolar father ruined every relationship he was savvy enough to get them in the first place.

    In the radical ’60s, NYC of all places was this innocent bubble of “sunshine pop”– the Lovin’ Spoonful, the Mamas and the Papas, the Cyrkle, the Rascals, Melanie, Powers-Fischoff. They were about evenly split between city natives and transplants.

  64. @Anonymous

    Anonymous, I worked in an affirmative action program where I was the only white. This was in the early 70s. Some of the women in the office had “processed” hair, that is hair that was chemically straightened. Rarely washed, it had a stink.

  65. @Anon

    They’ve long been known as Shaniquas, but a number of names that rely prominently on Q sounds could substitute. (A few years ago I read of a black lady with the unfortunate name LaQueefa. I assumed it was an oversight by her mother, but maybe it was a Boy Named Sue situation.)

  66. @Wilbur Hassenfus

    The same.

    See Stockholm’s Syndrome.

  67. @Anon

    You’re not from around here, are you?

  68. All you need to know about black women and their hair is laid out in Chris Rock’s documentary “Hair” Easy watch.

  69. Anonymous[458] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    ““Interestingly, it’s founded by hairdresser Lee Rittiner, a white guy from Virginia.”
    He must have hung out in the Dominican Republic and studied up a little on Rafael Trujillo.”

    -Based on his fabulous appearance in the clip Steve links to, more likely he’s just been studying hung guys.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  70. Anonymous[458] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jim Christian

    [Rachel Dolezeal]

    I always wondered how she managed to fake the black person smell. Liberal use of coconut lotion to cover it?

    Given that there are increasing numbers of transracialists, unique racial odors are something these people are gonna have to think about. I guess if they ever get to a certain critical mass, there will probably arise a market for spray on odors of different races.

    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
  71. Anonymous[242] • Disclaimer says:

    Yeah, somehow I suspect that no matter what black women do to their looks, that there’s not gonna be too many ‘Beckys’ who will remotely feel jealousy/envious of looking like a ghetto princess.

  72. I am surprised at the lack of nuisance critic in the comments about this TotaLee Brand. Obviously a cursory looking at the billboard the website and the interview he is not appealing to Black-American or African-American women as all.

    His target audience is the women who are neither Black-American nor Germanic-Slavic-American women.

    These women are described as exotic looking or ethnic looking women. Less than half of these women are what you would describe as bi-racial in the sense of one clearly Black parent and one clearly White parent, but most are something other than this. If you have seen any movies or music videos you will see them. Most are multi-racial and include women who though bi-racial, have a black parent who is already mixed race (like Harry Belafonte’s daughter whose mother is white, while Belafonte already has white admixture). These women are actually a large portion of Americas popular culture today. In addition to these women it includes latina women like the Jennifer Lopoz of the world, women from India, the middle east, Jewish women, Armenia (Kim Kardashasin), so on and so forth.

    There is a big and distinct difference between these women and Becky. Which a catch all term for the Germanic-American (read, Anglo-American, Scots-Irish, Irish etc.) or in other words WHITE WOMEN.

    None of the women he is targeting are black and only a small minority are even purely half black half white.

    Unless most of you have been asleep during the past 10 years but popular Black American identity is no longer Black but is is now represented by multi-racial (and at times bi-racial) Blacks who on behalf of “Black People” than form part of a larger panolopy of people who are viewed at Ethnic Americans.

    This group of Americans are now in the millions and I suspect if you count them as one probably make up as large a group as traditional Black America.

    These people have now taken the place of Black People in popular American culture in solidarity with other multi-racial people

    Now with all that being said, it is clear that through bleaching their skin, and wearing a wing traditional Black American women (like Beyonce) can and do become members of this multi-racial ethnic female class in contrast to the white Germanic Becky.

    So when Beyonce says that lyric about Becky, you need to understand that all those other non-Germanic women “feel” what she is saying because they all grew up wanting to have Taylor Swifts have just like the traditional Black American women did.

    So when you understand that you will see that this hair stylist could care less about traditional Black American women, he doesn’t even have them on his mind. He is thinking about all those multiracial ethnic women. None of which look like traditional Black women, though if a traditional Black women works hard enough she may be confused for one of the bi-racial initiates in that club.

    I am sure you all heard about the Kanye West audition for his fashion show. He caught flack from Black women because he advertised that all he was only looking for mixed race looking women. There is a video showing women waiting in line for the audition. Very few of the women in the line looked like Alicia Keys who is half Black and half White or like possible if he has one, a sister of the rapper Drake or Obama. What Alicia Keys and Drake and Obama have in common is that though they are bi-racial their black parent is almost 100 percent Black.

    Most of the women in the line looks more like Belafonte’s daughter who herself doesn’t look that much different from a women from Puerto Rico or Dominican Republic or the Middle East or Southern Italy or Israel or Turkey.

  73. njguy73 says:
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    Jheri Redding (1907 – 1998) was an American hairdresser, chemist, hair care products entrepreneur and businessman. Redding is best known for having created the Jheri curl.

    The Jheri curl (often spelled Jerry curl or Jeri Curl) is a permed hairstyle that was popular among African Americans during the 1980s. Invented by the hairdresser Jheri Redding, the Jheri curl gave the wearer a glossy, loosely curled look. It was touted as a “wash and wear” style that was easier to care for than the other popular chemical treatment of the day, the relaxer. The Jheri Curl was subsequently seen both seriously as well as parodied.

    • Replies: @Triumph104
    , @snorlax
  74. @Anon

    Yep, I think you’re right. And 13 y/o boys. I posted a tweet of his that is still pending moderation. But hey, even guys like Lee can have eclectic interests, especially of they can be developed into a business model. I guess they need to clear my comment w/ legal dept.

  75. @Anonymous

    Wow, don’t tempt me with that tangent. Great jobs program for the boys up in the NJ artificial flavors and scents labs.

  76. Ragno says:

    Like the photo of “Bernie” from ROOM 222, you mean? They called ‘em “Jewfros”….were a thing ca. 69-73.

  77. Bubba says:
    @Jim Christian

    Can’t tell the difference between Rachel and Sideshow Bob…

    • Replies: @njguy73
  78. Thea says:

    African Americans once were sought out by blacks and whites alike for their barbar skillls. I read an article once from Jim Crow era Mississippi. They were talking with a black man who owned a small, down market barber shop. Many of his clients were wealthy white men. The barber purposely refused to upgrade the shop although he was quite successful and well-off. he said his clients came there because they enjoyed helping out the poor black guy.

    It was like he sold an extra service in ego massage to early SJWs.

  79. @Rosamond Vincy

    I don’t know about the youngest, but the other Brady Bunch male actors deny that they permed their hair.

    Q: [by rwaid] Did Christopher Knight and Mike Lookinland(in the Brady Bunch Hour) perm their hair? I know in the book you did not, and Robert denies it, but what about those two. Sure seems strange that at the beginning of the 5th season, Chris has curls.

    A: Blame it on the teen age years. Christopher and I suffered the same “hairy” fate of the frizzies. No perms.

  80. Dmitry says:

    Curly hair is extremely common if you visit countries like Italy (or if you meet Italian students).

    Probably – sexually dimorphic.

    On guys looks retarded. Like these guys:

    On young women – curly hair looks healthy.

    On Russian internet, the most famous and controversial blogger – a guy called Varlamov.

    His hair is probably the main reason for his status with hipsters (it’s not that common in Russia).

    • Replies: @Bubba
  81. @LesDeplorables

    On the main page of the site, there are mixed black women in the videos. There is an Asian and a darker-skin Hispanic in the frames moving across the bottom of the front page. The hair products are too light for afro-textured hair, so no full/majority black women.

  82. @Highlander

    The ad is aimed towards mixed-black women. The products are too light for full afro-textured hair, but work well in the hair of the Meghan Markle’s of the world, whites, Asians, and white-Hispanics.

    The slightly controversial ad is a marketing tool to get people talking about the product, which is exactly what we are doing.

    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
  83. @Little spoon

    They are targeting mixed-black women who dont not have afro-textured hair, but curly hair similar to whites. The woman in the ad is mixed-black. Mixed-black women can easily identify themselves in the media and understand when an ad is intended for them.

  84. @njguy73

    No, it is actually the opposite. Jheri Redding designed a perm for afro-textured hair. Lee Rittiner’s hair products are for people who do not have afro-textured hair. Rittiner is targeting mixed-blacks because many have a curly hair texture that is similar to curly-haired whites.

  85. @Triumph104

    En otras palabras, pa’ aquellas de “pelo bueno”.

  86. DRA says:

    A bit OT, but when did humans start growing hair longer than chimpanzees or gorillas? Has anybody actually checked the genes involved and seen when they diverge, if that is even possible?

    I googled and found info on the mechanism for hair growth, and found speculation on why long hair evolved, but not and hard data on when.

    Human ancestors have been making sharp stone tools for about two million years, so they could have been cutting hair for about that long. We have genes for Neanderthals and Denisovans, do they have hair as long as anatomical modern people?

    • Replies: @DRA
  87. Bubba says:

    After seeing those pajama boy Italian guys it’s no wonder their fertility rate is far below replacement levels. At 1.44 it’s the lowest in the EU, even lower than Spain.

  88. snorlax says:

    Interestingly, given his claim to fame and odd first name, Jheri Redding was a white guy.

    • Replies: @njguy73
  89. After seeing those pajama boy Italian guys it’s no wonder their fertility rate is far below replacement levels.

    +1. Nothing screams homo more than a guy with a scarf around his neck.

    • Replies: @Corn
  90. njguy73 says:

    Interestingly, given his claim to fame and odd first name, Jheri Redding was a white guy.

    That’s why I brought him up in the first place. Sailer mentioned that the guy who started the company in the billboard was White, and it reminded me that he’s not the first Caucasian to get rich selling hair-care products to Blacks.

    And here’s an example of “Diversity Before Diversity”:

    Her parents were slaves. She died a year before women got the vote. And between that, she sold beauty products and became the richest Black woman in the U.S.

  91. njguy73 says:

    Can’t tell the difference between Rachel and Sideshow Bob…

    Put those two next to Malcolm Gladwell and that Justin guy from the first season of American Idol, the one who lost to Kelly Clarkson and did that shitty movie with her.

  92. @res

    I think he’s making a clumsy reference to something we have discussed in a previous iSteve post:

    This “third species” is actually closest to modern humans (less divergent than Neanderthals and Denisovans), so it has mostly been called an early branching population that got reabsorbed.

    • Replies: @res
  93. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:

    Well if he was in the DR at least he went to the right place. They are most all horses there.

  94. Rosie says:
    @Rosamond Vincy

    Oh yes, the dreaded Spiral Curl.

    Remember mall bangs?

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
    , @Corn
  95. @Rosie

    Oh dear…

    Mine weren’t quite that bad, although I had my mousse-&-blow-dry-upside-down phase.

  96. Corn says:
    @Jim Don Bob

    It’s easy to look at Italian/European guys and shake your head. I know I do. But in their defense the Italians are turning away refugee ships, whereas here the wall is still talk, mandatory eVerify is permanently on the back burner and Dem and GOPe judges conjure up a right of entry for any foreigner with a pulse.

  97. Corn says:

    As a boy in the 80s I once saw a fellow in the mall with a mohawk with 6” or 8” spikes hairsprayed straight up.

    Ahhh 80s punk

    • LOL: Rosie
    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
    , @Sean
  98. res says:

    Thanks. For some reason I did not recall that post. The comments there had a link to Peter Frost writing about this 8 years ago:

  99. @Corn

    I saw a guy in a leather jacket with a spiked mohawk receive Communion at a church near the theatre district in NYC. His conduct was thoroughly reverent: crossing himself after receiving the consecrated Host, kneeling in the pew afterwards, head bowed, genuflecting and blessing himself with Holy Water as he left the church after Mass.

    There was some discussion among my friends whether he was a genuine punker who had managed not to fall away from the Faith despite his big rebellion, or whether he was just doing some show near the church, and it was easier to hit a Mass between double matinees without getting in and out of costume.

  100. Sean says:

    Today, head hair is straight in ~45% of Europeans, wavy in ~40%, and curly in ~15% (Medland et al. 2009). As with hair and eye color, this is an unusual level of diversity for a population that is, overall, less genetically diverse than humans in general. [...]

    This diversification must have coincided temporally and geographically with diversification of hair and eye color, and the cause was probably the same: sexual selection of women by men in a mate market with too many unmated women. If the selection pressure is strong enough, preferences for novel visual stimuli become decisive in mate choice (Frost 2006; Frost 2014). This kind of preference was observed in a Viennese study, which found that women tend to change their hair form to less common types (Schweder 1994).

    As with hair and eye color, hair form seems to have diversified in response to a stronger selection pressure than the one that caused hair to lengthen at an earlier date in ancestral Eurasians.

  101. DRA says:

    My current best intuition is that hair went frizzy first, to shield hominids heads on the open savanna, which lead to longer growth period before hairs fell out, enhancing the insulating effect.

    Later, after folks had sharp tools and migrated to environments where straight hair might be more advantageous, some folks hair straightened.

    Entirely bootless speculation, of course. But remember this post, if it proves prescient. Otherwise, don’t.

  102. @ThirdWorldSteveReader

    Perhaps. Nonetheless, current trajectories towards the disintegration of old narratives being what they are, I rather suspect that much of the activity in the field of paleoanthropology over the next few decades is going to consist of increasingly frantic efforts to paper over evidence for the parallel evolution of Eurasians and Africans from separate ancestor species.

  103. roberone says:
    @Little spoon

    Also fijians and solomon islanders

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