Extensions and weaves may be all the rage in Hollywood, but these stars are proof that natural hair is just as beautiful.
Whether they’re sporting voluminous afros or braided updos, these women know how to rock their natural locks like total pros. Together, they’re changing the definition of “good hair.” (The very definition of good hair was the topic of Chris Rock’s documentary “Good Hair,” which you should definitely watch. But we digress…)
Today, we’re taking a moment to praise the female celebs who let their natural hair run free. Check them out below:
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Though she usually wears her hair wrapped in a large headscarf, the singer has got some enviable locks underneath!
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When Willow Smith shaved her head, people were shocked that her mother let her do it in the first place. We were impressed. The teen proved that even though she liked whipping her hair back and forth, she didn’t need it to define her.
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We love Viola Davis’ natural hair so much on her — she looks so polished and regal all the time!
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The musician keeps her natural hair wild and free, and we think it looks awesome. But it doesn’t come easy! Kish explained to Into The Gloss that her natural hair “is actually harder to maintain than straightened hair or weaves; it takes a lot of work.” Well, that work is paying off, because her hair is amazing.
The jazz singer and bassist has had natural hair her entire life and has even been quoted saying that she never has and never will relax it. (You go girl! Stick it to the man!) She looks gorgeous just the way she is!
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When Oprah debuted her naturally curly afro on the cover of O back in 2012, she stirred up quite the controversy. But we applaud the talk show host and media mogul for letting her natural locks free, and giving them a chance to shine (on a front cover, no less!).
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Singer Kandace Springs lets her natural curls loose and we love her for it. She’s eveninfluenced her friends to wear their hair natural too!
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We can always count on Janelle Monae to wear her natural hair in an awesomely sculpted ‘do, which only adds to her cool factor.
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After a series of perms and relaxers, the songstress finally decided to leave the hair treatments behind. Now she wears her natural locks in perfectly twisted curls, which we love.
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We love that Yvette Nicole Brown tries different styles with her natural locks, like this one-sided ‘do. So cool!
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The Oscar-winning actress has become a poster girl for natural hair, proving that short hair can be just as glamourous as long hair.
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Alicia Keys’ shaved sides and sculpted hair almost make us want to grab a buzzer. Almost.. if only we had her looks!
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The “Sister Sister” actress has experimented with her hair, sometimes wearing it long and wavy, but we think she looks great with her natural locks. Her curls are beautiful!
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The former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant has had her large afro for quite some time, and frankly, we can’t imagine her with anything else. It just looks so good on her!
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The ultimate cool-girl, Solange has been rockin’ the natural look for a few years now, making us all envy her naturally curly locks.