Solange Knowles might be fashion's new muse, but when it comes to her hair she'd rather you look the other way.
“I was constantly fighting for the right message to be heard. The message that the way we wear our hair is a personal choice, there’s no right or wrong way; one way doesn’t make us more intelligent, or more superficial, and every one makes that choice for very different reasons," Solange said.
Carol's Daughter's use of Solange's good looks and au naturale mane to push products -- like the recent Transitioning Movement campaign -- may have been good for business, but apparently caused some self-reflection on Solange's part that ultimately lead to dissolving the partnership.
But we can't say we're completely surprised by Solange's departure. Just a few months ago, the 26-year-old made it crystal clear in a Twitter rant aimed at the "natural hair police" that the way she wears her hair was not up for discussion.
Apparently upset by a blog post that called her hair "unkmept," Solange fired off a flurry of tweets which included, "I dont want to talk about no damn hair…..no mo," and “I never painted myself as the team natural vice president.”
With that said, representing a haircare line may not have been the best gig for Solange.
We reached out to Carol's Daughter to get their take on the matter and Steve Stoute, chairman and lead investor of the beauty brand, issued the following statement in an email to The Huffington Post:
"Carol's Daughter celebrates women who embody beauty by nature such as Solange. We value our relationship with her and the women we were able to empower by partnering with such an authentic spirit."
That's a nice way of putting the company's relationship with Solange to rest. And Carol's Daughter will no-doubt continue with their beautifying mission -- there is still plenty of star-studded support behind the company via partnerships with Mary J. Blige, Jada Pinkett Smith Cassie and Selita Ebanks.
To read more excerpts from Solange's Lurve interview click here--and check out the star's awesome style evolution in the slideshow below.
2004: TRL Appearance
2004: Premier of "Johnson Family Vacation"
2005: World Music Awards
2006: TRL Appearance
2007: American Music Awards
2008: MTV Video Music Awards
2009: Samantha Thavasa Promotion
2010: DKMS' 4th Annual Gala
2011: Gucci & RocNation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch
2008: TRL Appearance
2008: Cosmopolitan Magazine's Starlaunch Finale Concert
2010: Roberto Cavalli Celebrates Fashion's Night Out
2010: Charlotte Ronson Fashion Show
2010: Max Azria Fashion Show
2011: Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter Host A Party For Dolce & Gabbana
2011: Sephora 5th Ave Fashion's Night Out
2011: Boy And Girl By Band Of Outsiders Fashion Show
2011: Rimmel London Event
2011: Rimmel Hosts Party For Original London Girl Kate Moss
2011: 9th Annual Teen Vogue's Young Hollywood Party
2012: Perrier-Jouet Celebrates Michael Kalish's Belle Epoque Sculpture
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: Solange Knowles attends Perrier-Jouet celebrates Michael Kalish's Belle Epoque Sculpture on June 11, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Perrier-Jouet)
2012: CFDA Fashion Awards
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Solange Knowles attends the 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall on June 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
2012: MoMA Party In The Garden Benefit
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 22: Solange Knowles attends the 2012 Party in the Garden benefit at the Museum of Modern Art on May 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
2012: Costume Institute Gala
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Solange Knowles attends the 'Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
2012: Ferragamo Fifth Avenue Flagship Re-Opening
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 12: Solange Knowles attends the Ferragamo Fifth Avenue Flagship Re-Opening at Salvatore Ferragamo on April 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Salvatore Ferragamo)
2012: Tiffany Celebrates The Launch Of True Love In Pictures
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 25: Solange Knowles attends the Tiffany celebration of the launch of True Love in Pictures with the Sartorialist Scott Schuman and Garance Dore at Tiffany & Co. on January 25, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Tiffany)