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TypeF and YouTube Can Lead You Astray

In the case of Tyra Banks’ Type F YouTube Channel, which is related to her TypeF website, folks are going to be led all types of wrong ways. I’m not sure if Tyra just handed over the management of that YouTube page to someone she REALLY trusts so she never checks it but she needs to get control of it. That channel has over 2,500 videos. I saw 2 of them and they were an absolute MESS so I can only imagine what the others look like.

Folks gotta be more careful with their branding and what they place their names on. These videos are going to have people looking like complete messes, with Tyra’s stamp on it. NAWL. Like this one:

No shade (which guarantees that what I’m bout to say is gon be FULL of shade) but I can’t take advice about haircare from someone who needs about 2 inches of trim. Her ends are more split than the Republican party and she’s tryna tell folks what to do. Joann, that’s like taking plastic surgery recommendations from Lil Kim. Nawl. And her afro looks like crime (McGruff the dog took a bite out of it).

AND she’s a hairstylist??? What do her customers look like when they get out her chair? And this lady is telling folks to be running brushes through their afros. That explains why hers looks like the hay they were smoking in the middle of the barn. I mean you hear the sound of the brush running through her hair??? Ain’t that the same sound you get if you shuffle on carpet? On some:

Yeah. Bet you her hair needs some static sheets too.

This whole video is gon just murk some folks’ coifs if they tried what she’s telling them to do. I ain’t e’em got the time nor the couth for this.

I am not a mogul (yet. COME ON, JESUS! Hear my cry!) but I want to sit Tyra down and say “I like you a lot, but come get your peoples. And learn from Mother Oprah, who said she personally signs every check over $1,000 going out her company. You’ve got to micromanage your brand so your name isn’t attached to foolishness like such. Girl, your team should get their entire wigs snatched for this. They need to be snatched BALD!”


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  1. September 25, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    And that reminds me, time to get my hair trimmed. o_o She lost me when she started talking about the brushes and the heat. I know some naturalistas use it, but I don’t. And I haven’t used a brush in my hair in about 4 years. She’s got the natural hair game all mixed up and a newbie would be pullin’ her hair out thanks to her.

  2. September 25, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    This video is sabotage, plain and simple. I wrote a piece about us sisters sabotaging our natural hair movement in this post a while back. I said that we naturals have to protect our natural movement because there will be some out there who will try to destroy it, and they may look just like you. This video right here is proof.

    Really sister hairstylist, make sure hair is damp while raking a brush through it? VIGOROUSLY apply product throught hair? put the dryer at the root only? Protect hair from dryer? This girl is surely out to destroy the resolve of newbie naturals. WOW!

    But Tyra is not really the one to teach anyone about wearing an AFRO anyway!

    • September 25, 2011 at 10:49 pm

      LOL this is all part of the plan of “The Man” to make sure folks w/ natural hair walk around looking busted. YUP!!!

  3. Melanie
    September 25, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    The eyebrow tutorial is something to behold. I mean how do you tell people about eyebrows when you have none?! I laughed for a solid 2 minutes.

    • September 25, 2011 at 10:48 pm

      I saw that for a hot second and pressed X. NAWL!

  4. September 25, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    I am crying over here. This post is funny and honest.

    • September 25, 2011 at 10:48 pm

      I’m just saying. This video is setting folks on the wrong path.

  5. Kenneth
    September 25, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Maaaaan listen, when she ran that brush through her nest, everything in my brain screamed “MAMA NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” As a lover of women with natural hair, this bullshit must be stopped, NOW!!!

    • September 25, 2011 at 10:48 pm

      Be a part of the solution, Kenneth. Tell the women in your lives not to always trust Youtube.

  6. Shannon
    September 25, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    “They need to be snatched BALD!”
    if ole girl is brushing everyone’s hair like that then they’ll be bald in no time. This video is such foolishness. her fro looks like a train wreck and she’s giving advice about natural hair?? what kills me is that after they shot this clip, someone edited it and most likely reviewed and it STILL got on this youtube? Ma’am have several seats…in fact have a stadium filled with seats.
    ps- I’m new to this site and I love it!!

    • September 25, 2011 at 10:47 pm

      Sho’ll WILL be bald if she keeps treating her hair like such. Playing these bald-headed games w/ her coif. NAWL!
      And WELCOME to the site! Don’t be a stranger, Shannon!

  7. amokiyah
    September 25, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    soooo are we just going to ignore the fact that she has ABSOLUTELY NO EDGES?! and we’re supposed to take hair advice from HER? wow. just wow.

    • September 25, 2011 at 10:46 pm

      LMAO!!! #ThemEdges are just… yeah…

  8. B. Sanders
    September 25, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    How awful!

    Natural hair has the loveliest sound – a springy, pop: not a chalkboard screechy-scratchy sound she was getting with that paddle brush. Oh. My. God! I’m going to find that video and comment on it personally, so this woman will be aware. Someone needs to check her: might as well be me.

    • September 25, 2011 at 10:46 pm

      Yeah that is the sound of dry hair and something that doesn’t belong in it. She needs to become friends w/ shea butter.

  9. September 25, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    I’m not even natural and I sideeyed the paddle brush and the blow dryer. Naturals I know don’t use either. #And #also, because I’m not natural I don’t understand the resulting style. She resembles sideshow Bob, a little around the hair. I don’t get it.

    • September 25, 2011 at 10:46 pm

      That paddle brush ain’t meant for that! Chile…

  10. September 25, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    HOL’ ON THO. Did ya’ll see her hair smoke at 1:13? Check it! Surprised that tumbleweed didn’t catch fire right then. I know it wanted to.

    • September 25, 2011 at 10:45 pm

      LMAO!!1 Her hair was thisclose to needing an extinguisher. Bless her.

  11. Ashley
    September 25, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    No discernible edges and hair looking “tumbleweed chic” and we are supposed to take this seriously? Ma’am, have a stadium of seats and humidify your scalp….and Tyra…this is why we can’t have nice things…please check your people..because this video is just calamitous… it’s not the only one…

    • September 25, 2011 at 10:45 pm

      Her edges are in way better shape than her ACTUAL hair is. She does need some moisture in her situation.

  12. September 25, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Oh Oh! The gig is up and the video is marked “private”! hee hee heeee

    • September 25, 2011 at 10:44 pm

      WOMP! Guess they saw the errors of their ways.

  13. September 26, 2011 at 12:15 am

    Private? Please *looks for the video on World Star Hip Hop*

  14. Akua
    September 26, 2011 at 8:52 am

    “That explains why hers looks like the hay they were smoking in the middle of the barn. I mean you hear the sound of the brush running through her hair??? Ain’t that the same sound you get if you shuffle on carpet?”

    *dead* Luvvie, you are going to get me fired. I am in my office laughing like a fool…and looking for Crucial Conflict on my iPod.

  15. September 26, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    TypeF tweeted that they took some of the videos down due to concern raised by viewers. 😐 … I was praying they were actually some sort of spoof channel. Oh and I used to love that song! HAAAAAAAAY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BAAAAARRRRRNN!!!!

    • September 26, 2011 at 7:24 pm

      I noticed they started removing them too. They needed too, shoot. I have the same one mentioned in this article. The YT comments on it are rough. The ones for the channel itself are angry too. What were they thinking, I wonder. There’s another lady doing locs on her lacefront hair. I can’t even get into that one without laughing.

    • paintgurl40
      September 27, 2011 at 11:46 am

      thanks for the link! this is HAMtastic!

  16. paintgurl40
    September 27, 2011 at 11:44 am

    i just watched the one about using a curling iron on kinky hair…and she’s just grabbing a piece of hair and curling it. what happened to parting the hair, etc. etc? There’s another video where a hairstylist is demonstrating how to brush natural hair and she’s wearing a f-in weave!

    tyra and these broads need to be tied to a chair and have the weaves yanked from their scalps…this is some bulls**t…