In 2016, black men are leveling up in the hair care game.
Just when you thought #BonnetBoyz was the next installation of black men making fun of black women’s hair care or an answer to this important query,
Black people, what is a bonnet?
— jamilah lemieux (@JamilahLemieux) December 15, 2015
Something even more unexpected happens.
And they said black men can’t wear bonnets pic.twitter.com/aOE2RKzUKd
— Carl (@Gladvillain) August 25, 2015
— Carl (@Gladvillain) January 1, 2016
We wrappin our hair in 2016 fellas. Steal all yo girl wraps & bonnets and join me. pic.twitter.com/cIPq5phyAU
— #BonnetBoyz Coolee (@YouUglyOnSkype) January 1, 2016
The movement quickly gained speed.
— NostraDurag (@TheDuragGeneral) January 1, 2016
— Old Year, OG (@olurius) January 3, 2016
Eventually, men were in confession mode, exposing black hair struggle few thought would be offered for public consumption … or emotional support. #BonnetBoyz had turned into full blown community.
— The 3rd Little Piggy (@JayRu594) January 1, 2016
— shinz (@Shinz27) January 1, 2016
Allies came forth to represent those without Internet.
my dad is joining #bonnetboyz tonight….and I’m here for it. Black men gotta take care of their hair too.
— cupcake mami. (@hellokimmycakes) January 11, 2016
Black women have risen within this digital revolution, with solidarity and a sense of urgency (if only in the form of desire).
I discovered the #BonnetBoyz hashtag and it made my evening. (Already in bed wearing a scarf for some laaaaaaid edges)
— Yasmin Nasrudin (@freetheyazz) January 10, 2016
If the #BonnetBoyz really wanna make it official. Get you a satin pillowcase just in case your bonnet comes off during the night
— XanwiththatLena (@quadicorn_) January 11, 2016
Looking for an activist bae who is also part of #bonnetboyz. Must know when Shea Moisture is having a BOGO sale
— Mani. (@jst_mani) January 10, 2016
What’s next for #BonnetBoyz? Only time will tell. Some suggest they’re well on their way to usurping the Twitter throne from alternate headwrap accessories, legendary #DuragGang and emerging #BeforeBedHeadz.
It’s a cold (yet adequately moisturized and satin-protected) world.