A comment by Twitter user @CrazyNairobian has elicited conversations on Kenyan Twitter about natural hair. His comment was along the lines of natural hair in women = unkempt hair.
Natural hair. An excuse for ladies to walk around with untidy hair provided there is a flower or ribbon somewhere on it.
— CN ® (@crazynairobian) September 28, 2015
He tried to qualify his statement by saying that some do look good but others have natural hair as an excuse to walk around with unkempt hair.
Granted, some ladies take very good care of the natural look but others are just using it as an excuse to walk around with unkempt hair. — CN ® (@crazynairobian) September 28, 2015
The musings of one @crazynairobian irked some ladies and this quickly led to a movement to defend their natural hair. The ladies started posting selfies showing off their hair with the hashtag #MyUnkemptHair .
Aisha (@bintiM) was the first to tweet using the hashtag.
Other ladies joined in.
Male tweeps also posted selfies in support.
Some tweeps could not resist adding humor to the discussion.
Brands too decided to jump into the fray.