For as long as we’ve known Loni Love, she’s been a wig-wearing woman. She might occasionally switch things up for braids or a short cut, but wigs are the go-to protective style for the 47-year-old comedian and The Real co-host. She decided to give them a break, albeit temporarily, to show off her natural hair for the ‘Gram. While at the hair salon on Friday, she let the world see what she’s working with underneath her coveted wavy and blunt bob wigs.
She has a pretty thick head of hair, right? Well, when a fan told her that she has “no reason to hide it under a wig” and that she should show it off more often, the star said the demands of her work (always being under bright lights that are hot) would do damage to her natural hair.
“I do it as protective style,” she wrote. “I do two to three shows a day up to 15 shows in a week..tv and comedy shows.. my hair would wear out under lights and heat. I’ve been doing it for fifteen years that is why I have hair. I take care of it.”
This isn’t the first time Love has showed off her natural strands. She did so in 2017 with the caption, “I am not my hair, I am not my skin, I am the soul that lives within,” a nod to India Arie. She did it for the first time in 2015 and was inspired to do so after co-host Tamera Mowry-Housley went natural.
“I wanted to honor Tamera,” she said on The Real. “I thought that was very courageous of her to come out and so I said, ‘Well I’ll do it but not for the whole show.’ Just a picture. And I added a filter and I cut it off and it was a lot.”
We always appreciate people’s bravery in ditching all the extras to show off their natural hair and overall natural beauty. For the record though, we don’t mind Love’s wigs. In fact, they have gotten better and better over the years. Don’t believe us? Just flip.