Gabby Douglas has fired back at hair critics who said that she should have competed with her natural hair: ‘They have no idea what they’re talking about. You sweat and all the gel and hairspray comes out. Even if we did fix our hair, our coach would be like, ‘This is not a beauty pageant! Leave it alone.
There’s no bathroom. We rotate from event to event so there’s no time for them to say ‘Representing the USA, Gabrielle Douglas’ and me to say ‘Yeah, thanks!’ as I’m brushing my hair. It’s like, come on. It’s so disrespectful! I’m not thinking about that. I’m thinking about bringing a gold medal home. I use great Pantene products in my hair. They make my hair silky, shiny and healthy.’ Good for her!