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Solange Knowles proudly defends her afro after critics call her natural hair ‘unkempt’ and ‘dry as heck’

By Kristie Lau

Solange Knowles has been forced to defend her natural afro hair after it was slammed by critics who called it ‘unkempt’ and ‘dry as heck’.

The 25-year-old singer has proudly embraced her natural hair for the past three years, becoming something of a poster girl for the look.

She was attacked by several critics who responded to a recent online interview about her haircare secrets. One even compared her natural locks to those of a homeless person.

Many were clearly unimpressed with the style, which was originally crafted by the singer in an attempt to feel liberated rather than shackled by her locks as many women with unruly hair do.

One person posted: ‘Sure, it’s ‘natural’, but when homeless becomes a look, I don’t want nuttin [sic] ta [sic] do wit [sic] it!’

The singer took to her Twitter page last week to defend her hair style, which some also claimed was a deliberate attempt to differentiate herself from older sister Beyonce, 30

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