Tyra Banks Twitters that She's Going Weave Free!

08/17/2009 at 02:31 PM ET

Courtesy Landov

Just weeks ago Solange Knowles caused an internet buzz when she shaved off her long hair into a natural, closely-cropped cut. And now Tyra Banks reveals on her Twitter that she is gearing up to go natural and lose her extensions. “Guess What! I’m rockin’ my REAL hair on my talk show September 8th.” she says. “No fake hair at all! Will be the hair coming out of my scalp! 4 all 2 C!” She continues, “no ponytails, no ballet bun head. hair will be out and free!” We are setting our TVs to record now! Tell us: Will you tune in to see Tyra’s natural look?

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Mason on

Uhhhh… no I don’t watch the show so no. And if shes shaving her head… AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!

Alley on

Tyra Banks needs to retire. she is a mean self centered woman.

Me on

I think it’s great that she would go weave free! Tyra Banks has always been one of the few celebrity women to encourage girls and women of all ages to be proud of who and what they are – regardless of what anyone else thinks about it.

Rose on

Yes – I SO LOVE ME SOME TYRA!!!!!! It will be cool to see!

Sarah on

Tyra’s gorgeous either way.
I was already planning on watching, but now I definitely will be!

Audrey on

this comment is for tyra banks wow maybe the recession got to you too and anyway why not go natural i did to and it feels great

marky on

Please, please, PLEASE, don’t shave your head, Tyra! I love natural, but that doesn’t mean it has to be 1/2 inch long.

Dawn on

This isn’t the first time. She wore braid before. Why is this news?

L Digs on

Who cares?!?! She is so full of herself…

Devon on

Wow! I bet Tyra’s natural hair is saying “Thank you Jesus, free at last!” LOL! Tyra is beautiful regardless, but it will be nice to see her without her trademark wigs/weaves.

Melissa on

Who even cares anything about Tyra?? She is soooo 20 years ago!

Tammilia on

Great for you Tara and to Solange do what you do. I love it when women want to change and make positive statement, weave is an accessory and not always a necessity. being a stylist for the last 20 years, young people and old take charge of your life and be great at it, know who you are and stand up for necessity and accessory.

Mary on

That could be a scary sight.

EP Rich on

Tyra, get over yourself — who cares!

Apunk on

Heck No! She is too full of herself ;)

Jessica on

tyra will probably be as surprised as everyone else about how she looks without her weave! She probably hasn’t seen that since she was a fetus

Suzanne on

She will still be just as beautiful as ever!!

Tammy on

I have a 9-5 job so I can’t watch talk shows. But I imagine Tyra would look good pretty much any way. She’s got a pretty face. I would think weaves hurt your head not to mention give you headaches.

Marlene on

If I happen to be at home and I know what channel it’s on then I’ll catch a glimpse. I’m not a big fan of hers but I’m wondering what her natural hair looks like…I wish Beyonce would do something like that she came out the womb with that blond weave ugh!

nikki on

And this is news because…at least she’s finally practicing what she preaches to the masses. For those of us who work during the day, I’m sure People will have it online. Though I do enjoy ANTM, I cosign on the comments posted earlier about Tyra being FULL of herself- everything is “I this” or “when I that”

Porsche Simpson on

I agree, Tyra Banks is VERY self centered. Will I watch her w/no weave…absolutley not. Only because, who cares! There are more important things in life. You don’t have to not wear a weave to encourage women to love themselves and be free. So what women who have weaves, don’t agree? Because tons of celebs such as the Kardashians, Lohan, Britney, Latham, Nia Long, have weaves and I’m pretty sure they are confident women.
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Radhika on

It’s important for women to be themselves, love themselves and go au naturel. I’m so happy Tyra Banks is going to practice what she’s been preaching and inspire women, regardless of color, everywhere, to let their real hair out and shine.

Rania on

yes i’ll be watching it. i want to see tyra’s natural hair.

CC on

Who cares rather Tyra’s goes weave free are not there’s alot more important things going on in this world then to worry about celebrity hair issues…

gigi on

it’s about time. she’s attractive. for those who don’t have hair, I say keep on keeping on but for those who wear fake hair just because they suffer from low self esteem, please stop. You’re beautiful just the way you are. Improve your sense of self.

America on

Dang you chicks are catty…meow!

I won’t watch because I’m never home when she’s on in the day or night, but if I were I’d catch it. I am dying to see what her real hair looks like after 20 years of weaves! Talk about damaged…she desperately needs to giver her tresses a break.

And to the poster who said she had braids those had weave in them to so even then she wasn’t totally natural.

Yup on

So what I’m weave free everyday..she’s not above us..what’s the big f’ing deal. There are news reporters weave free on air too. They should be applauded too. Who gives a flying f?

Cheryl on

What I find amusing are the negative comments to this post. Specifically the ones that say who cares and they have something better to do with their time than to care about Tyra. LOL…apparantly not since they took the time to comment.

I admire Tyra and since I have a daughter that I’m trying to convince to stop wearing weaves for awhile, Tyra’s announcement couldn’t have come at a better time. You GO girl! :-)

Anna on

Who cares! She’s still fake!!

Anna on

Also, I think it had to be pure luck not talent for her to even have a TV show. This lady has a lot of “issues”.

Alexis on

I will definitely be lookin forward to cing that show.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

l.j. on

She’s sooooo rude and disrespectful to her guests! Just a matter of time before she gets cancelled.

robin on

good for her and for all you hater’s don’t hate

Elaisha on

Tyra do what pleases you. In any case you have natural beatu so it’s not like it will change you. I enjoy watching your show.

Natural Girl on

Oh Yeah welcome to the club Tyra!!!

hotlady on

I think its great tyra iz goin natural. everybody girl loves to dress there best, but sometimes are best iz us been are natural self.Keep up the great work ur doing Ms.Tyra Banks.And you Go Girl With Your Natural Self……

Chareen on

Glad to see. But I think trya will go back to the weaves, because she’s into the “model fashion thing”

ronnie brown on

good!…finally!…it’s about time a sister stood up to let her natural do’ out of the closet…and a big up to Solange Knowles as well!

brandy on

I SAY GO TYRA!!! BE FULLY FIERCE AND CONFIDENT WITHOUT TRACKS AND LACEFRONTS

monique on

I hate to be the one to say this, but when black women “shave” their heads, it different from white women who do. When you hear the word “shave” you think of britney spears, but keep in mind that black hair is different and majority of black women’s hair is short for the start. For years black women wore their hair “natural” which often times means the “short afro” or “shaved look” as it is called these days.

Most black women were raised as “your hair is your glory”, so when we “shave” our hair, it’s not that we are going crazy, it is our roots. I’m sure you guessed by now that I’m a black woman who wears her hair natural or “shaved” :)

fatima on

im realy like kit

josephine on

BLACK WOMEN HAVE HAIR ISSUES.. FOR SURE
I AM A BLACI WOMAN WHO WEARS, HAIR PIECES, WEAVES, WIGS AND SOMETIMES MY OWN HAIR. I NOTICE I GET MORE ATTENTION WHEN I WEAR A WEAVE OR HAIR PIECE. I STILL LOOK BEAUTIFUL WITH MY OWN HAIR… I LOOK SEXY WITH THE WEAVE.

I HAVE A PHOTO OF TYRA WITHOUT A WEAVE AND BELIEVE ME, I THINK SHE SHOULD WEAR THE WEAVE OR WIG ON THE SHOW AT LEAST.

TYRA’S PHOTO WITHOUT A WEAVE OR WIG IS POSTED IN TEH WINDOW AT : EVERETT AND JONES BBQ
DOWNTOWN OAKLAND
FOR ALL TO SEE. I DON’T THINK TYRA KNOWS ABOUT THIS PICTURE OF HER IN THE WINDOW FOR ALL TO SEE. IF SHE SAW IT , SHE WOULD INSIST THEY TAKE IT DOWN. IT HAS BEEN THERE FOR 10 YEARS NOW.

SO , OAKLAND KNOWS WHAT SHE LOOKS LIKE WITHOUT HAIR. NO SURPRISE FOR US. THEY EVEN BLEW IT UP 36 INCHES FOR ALL TO SEE.

GO FOR IT TYRA, 30 YEARS AGO THEY DID NOT HAVE WEAVES, THEY ONLY HAD WIGS AND MOST BLACK WOMEN WORE THEIR OWN HAIR BACK THEN AND LOOKED BEAUTIFUL.

DO IT GIRL. YOU HAVE MORE BALLS THAN ME.

JOSEPHINE

Kemp on

Who cares….I agree with most of the other twitters—While I must admit I like some of her show’s topics, but she is way….too fake for me and it appears that she tries to be something or someone she is not, especially with the way she talks!! She’ll never be Oprah!!! I’m not a hater, I just think she is too self-centered!!

Charnika on

Go head Tyra do your thing girl. Whatever works for you I will be tuning in to check out the new look.

BABE on

TYRA, IT’S TIME FOR YOUR FANS TO SEE THE “REALLY”. YOU. FOR YEARS AND YEARS WE HAVE SEEN YOU LOOK A “HOT MESS” IN THOSE WEAVES/WIGS. LET YOUR NATURAL BEAUTY SHOW. HOW ABOUT GOING WITH MAKEUP TOO, NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL BEAUTY.

monica on

its really sad that showing your natural hair is making national news!!

Debbie on

I used to love Tyra,but she never answer my e-mails, and I e-mail her for a year or so. I don’t know if she read it or her staff.

Whoever reads the e-mails they didn’t care about anything or at least not me.

Tyra said that she reads a lot of her e-mails, so I really feel in my heart that she did see mine. That’s fine Tyra…… Good luck with your new hair do.

Renee on

I think tyra is a strong, smart, powerful women and people are wayy to jealous of her. Try watching her shows you might learn something. I think its great she’s going with her natural hair. You go Girl!

kim on

I WOULD LUV TO SEE TYRA NEW STYLE… IT’S A NEW BEGINNING FOR HER AND IM PROUD OF HER TOO…

nikki on

Love the show. Weave is Star Power. Keep the Weave.

Leticia on

Y did you even comment on this “mason”
if you dnt watch her show Y comment on any news about her. Pretty lame!

and i will be watching her show for sure!:)

Terri on

I think that is great she is TYRA she can do what she wants and it will still be glamours. Way to go T.Banks!!!

okay on

Who Cares!!!!!

CarmenSmith on

I love Tyra and whatever she does it’s her life so she can do whatever she wants! LOVE YOU TYRA

ps she should give me one of her weaves! LOL :P

Stephanie on

I love Tyra, I cant wait to see her new look. Maybe she’ll inspire more women to go natural.

Ellie on

I will love to see Tyra rock her only hair. I am sure it will look great. But make it your only color. Love Tyra – but never liked the color of her hair.
You go girl!

GWU on

Re:Tyra Banks

Who Cares!!!! Shave it or Leave it. She is so stuck on herself while she tries offer expert advice to her show guests for problems they may have. Needles to say – Can’t stand her!!!!

So what. on

I met her 10 years ago in a club in Tokyo and I still remember to this day how dumb she is. Who cares if she takes out her extensions. It’s not like she will look any worse. She looks ok with short and long hair. I appreciate all she has done to improve the acceptance of women of all body types, but really?! She isn’t the first to do it and she won’t be the last.

ARETHA on

America must be bored! I really dont think it’s that big of of a deal. I like Trya but who cares if she’s going natural, so am I. Is that news?

Jean on

Tyra is a beautiful lady wheather she weaved or not. Most black women that I know wearing weave lose their hair and become depended on hair extention. Since I have stopped wearing my own hair, conditioning and keeping it mosited, it is growing like a weave. Natural is the best way to go…You GO Tara! Love you girl.

Deb on

Tyra can’t go wrong;cause she has so much going right!

kay on

IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YOU DO TYRA CAN’T YOU TELL WE LOVE YOU! GIRL, YOU DOMINATE TV AND WE STILL WATCH EVEN THO IT’S RERUNS (LOL) CAN YOU HAVE THEM START BACK WITH ANTM FROM SEASON 2 ON VH1 FOR THOSE OF US WHO DON’T HAVE SATTELITE? OXYGEN DOES NOT REACH THE COUNTRY (LOL). FO REAL THO, YOU ALWAYS KEEP IT 100 WITH US, SO KEEP IT COMING! I WANT TO SEE WHAT YO FIVE HEAD LOOK LIKE WITH NO BACK-UP (LOL)! YOU KRAZY AND WE LOVE YOU.

LOVE, PEACE, AND HAIRGREASE
(YOU GONE NEED IT IF YOU GOING EL NATUR EL)
KAY

Lala on

Yes, I will be watching. I would love to see this BOLD Statement Tyra is daring to make.

Sam on

Its about time. She is always telling ppl to be proud of who they are. So why not practice what you preach? I prolly wont watch tho b/c i wont remember or even try to. Anyway, i dont see why she has to make a big production. Just take the weave out now.

elaine on

I am very glad to hear that Tyra is going natural I went years ago and will never flat my hair again, I wish all sisters would take pride in their hair.

jackie on

I have to give it to trya she is the best I watch both shows all the time it will be cool to see how long her real hair realy is LOL

traysee on

no…. who really cares weave or no weave as long as you are comfortable thats all that matters. Me i never wanna go weave-less but thats just me

Olivia Abrams on

Tyra as my respect 100 percent. If I was ever inclined to question her it would have been about the hair that could never have been any part of the real Tyra. Thank goodness she has seen the need to present herself with her natural cultural beauty.

COURT on

NO!!! Not a fan. She is a big time blow hard, way to self righteous for me. Ugh hearing about her implant debacle…appearantly(she thought) the world was on pins and needles as to whether or not hers were real. But I will put money on that by the time she leaves the studio after that taping she will be back in full weave. Oh yes and I also bet that she will be sure to use a slew of weave tems like “Today I will do something unbeWEAVEable” etcetera etcetera

someone. on

i think its great. bye.

Princess Tyra on

luv Tyra ,she always keeps it real. She is a great role model for young women, she is beautiful ,so she will be pretty with or without extensions. She did her show before with her natural hair.

Monica on

Yes I would see it Hopefully her hair is not so short and I think that is Solange real hair

trey on

I think this is just a trend. But tyra will pull if off, even if you all have to KISS HER ASS in the process, go TYRA!!!

don on

big deal

Anthony on

Tyra is auesome and gourgous, she will look great either way. I think she might be ready for a chnage. Tyra rocks.And to Alley, Tyra is not mean and/or self centered, I don’t know where your getting that from. She is a great role model and I have never thought of her as a self centered person. TYRA ROCKS.

Sylvia on

I believe it will be okay for her to be herself. If she want to go long or shot, go weave or with out. People mad that they can’t be you. Keep out the hard work someone need to be there to help our future how to respect themselves and others. Because the future is lost.

marly on

who cares about tyra, she’s too fake. I don’t watch this show they are so depressing, these people can’t even advice themselves, what makes you think they can tell what is good or not good for you.

BRANDI on

I’m curious…will Beyonce be a part of that show? lol

Jay on

She never said she was shaving her head. Just No extentions or weaves.

Lily on

Nope. I will be too busy getting an education to see Tyra without a weave.

Nia on

Its her hair she do what she want to it. I dont knock no one for doing them.

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will love to see her go natural. real beauty is from being natural. and looking forward to seeing her all the way from lagos nigeria

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either way i still would love to marry tyra banks im 47 and im in love with her

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Renee Brathwaite on

I actually went short a couple of weeks before Salonge did and I love it. It was due the the recession. It really started getting to costly to maintain my hair weekly. Now I just get up wash my hair an apply some gel. I am loving it.

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Who cares ! She is just doing it to upstage Solange – who looks BEAUTIFUL by the way.

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I agree… Embrace your Blackness Tyra!

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way to go Tyra!!! I used to be tied to weaves and relaxers, but have been natural for about 5 years now. Best thing ever!!! Can’t wait to see it.

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Tyra is beautiful with or without the weaves on .I still love u tyra regardless ,keep doing what u do best n don’t let them haters bring u .down.u go girl.

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I’m really excited to see her practice what she preaches. I’ll definitly be watchinh. And as a newly natural sister, All I can say is, “You go girl!

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Bee on

Oooh Come on guyz, Why be so hard on Tyra? I think every1 is sometimes full of themselves. This woman worked her butt off even though c haS a sexy 1:-). Strange when paople say bad things about other people where they are exactly the same . . .lol. just 2 bad that you not as famous as her, that other people can say that about you . . . .just shows that you NOT so important. Peace . . .GO TYRA

Brelon on

I love you, Tyra! Keep keeping it real. I am so proud that you have decided to go all natural; you’re drop dead gorgeous and need no make-up or hair additions. Forget the HATERS! Everybody can’t do you, girl… Thank you Jesus!

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