Sesame Street has chimed in on natural hair. In a video featuring a brown muppet singing a song titled “I Love My Hair,” Sesame Street is encouraging our little sisters to love their natural tresses. The video has been posted on several websites, and blogs such as Afrobella, Fly, AfroGlitz, Essence, The Huffington Post, as well as Facebook and Twitter.

Sesame Street’s “I Love My Hair” is getting tons of buzz, both positive and negative. A post by The Fashion Bomb titled “Not Everyone Loves ‘I Love My Hair’ ,” referring to the video posted on Afrobella’s blog states, “ Refreshing and sweet, it’s hard to think that anyone could find fault with a nursery tune meant to positively reinforce natural hair for young children of color. But a few commenters took to Bella’s Facebook Page to complain.” The writer goes on to quote one of the comments.

There were also several negative comments on Sesame Street’s Youtube channel, but all in all the positives outweigh the negative. Sesame Street’s “I Love My Hair” is very encouraging and a wonderful message for all ages. The muppet proclaims she doesn’t need a trip to the beauty shop, because she loves what she’s got on top.

She goes on to sing, “Wear a clippy or in a bow, or let it sit in an afro. My hair looks good in a cornrow. It does so many things; you know that’s why I let it grow.” Doing so while showing off her natural hair with several accessories and hairstyles, such as an afro, cornrows, twists, and a updo. She finishes this verse with “I love my hair. I love my hair. I want to make the world aware I love my hair.” Who wouldn’t think this is a positive message?

Lyrics

Don’t need a trip to the beauty shop,
’cause I love what I got on top.
It’s curly and it’s brown and it’s right up there!
You know what I love? That’s right, my hair!
I really love my hair.
I love my hair. I love my hair.
There’s nothing else that can compare with my hair.
I love my hair, so I must declare:
I really, really, really love my hair.
Wear a clippy or in a bow
Or let it sit in an afro
My hair looks good in a cornrow
It does so many things you know, that’s why I let it grow
I love my hair, I love my hair
I love it and I have to share
I love my hair, I love my hair!
I want to make the world aware I love my hair.
I wear it up. I wear down. I wear it twisted all around.
I wear braids and pigtails too.
I love all the things my hair can do.
In barrettes or flying free, ever perfect tresses you’ll see
My hair is part of me, an awesome part of me
I really love my hair!

I Love My Hair Article Links:

Sesame Street Youtube Channel
Afrobella
The Fashion Bomb
Fly
AfroGlitz

– Laquita Thomas – Banks

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  • pixa

    aw i think it’s cute! that isnt willow smith singing this tho, is it?…

    • My niece who loves Willow says she is pretty positive it’s her – but I haven’t found any sources that say it is.

    • pixa

      interesting. listening to it again, i’d be darned if it aint her! but you’re right i havent seen any confirmation that it is her. the cynic in me thinks that it IS her, & that her folks wanted it kept on the low, sort of as an indirect promotional tool to help promote her single (which i like BTW, no hate!) Both songs are positive so its all good.

  • binks

    I think it is cute but I don’t think it was about just natural hair but black hair in general