It’s a rarity you see black female celebrities come into the Hollywood limelight with their own locks. Some people proudly do so and own it, showing off hair that’s as thick and kinky as it wants to be, and we love it! You know, the Janelle Monáe’s, the Leela James’ and the Esperanza Spaldings of the world. But others keep their natural locks on the low and go on to successfully change the lace front game, re-invent wigs, and have some women flocking to the beauty supply store for similar look with bubbly and stripper-esque names like, “Candi.” They look just as fab.
But trying to catch a glimpse of a natural strand of their hair or some new growth is like ogling through an advanced version of “Where’s Waldo?” for the bespectacled little man. You’re not going to find what you’re looking for. They keep their heads on lock. If they have a bad hair day you’ll never see it, and if that new growth is a-coming, you’ll never know it. And that’s all good and dandy. But it would be nice if we could see the following celebrities de-wigged and de-weaved for once. And not because we’re on some natural revolutionary initiative. The complete opposite. But just as it’s intriguing to see them without their makeup it’s just the same with hair–to see them in their everyday woman, natural form. That is, not always so done up. Why is it important you ask? Well, for no other reason than to ease our own curiosity…and yours!