Thandie Newton Says She Has Chris Rock To Thank For Her Natural Hair
At the opening of comedian Chris Rock’s documentary, Good Hair, he revealed that one of his daughters came home questioning why she didn’t have “good hair.” Chris has gone on to say on several occasions that his daughter’s question caused him to think of the Bronner Bros. Hair Show and together they inspired him to put together the documentary.
“I started thinking about my daughter, and I started thinking about the Bronner Bros. Hair Show … and here we are with ‘Good Hair,’ ” Rock told MTV in a 2009 interview.
Rock’s documentary reignited a conversation that was way overdue. A conversation that Rogue actress Thandie Newton says changed her life. Hello Beautiful recently caught up with the London native for an interview where she shared that Chris Rock’s documentary inspired her to go natural.
“I watched Chris Rock’s documentary ‘Good Hair.’ I was appalled by the idea of putting that [relaxers] on my scalp. I just thought ‘I’ve been putting this on my scalp for forty years, it’s time to give it a break,” the 40-year-old actress revealed.
February of last year, in an interview with the Daily Mail, Newton also shared that her daughters have been a major inspiration in her transition.
“I always thought I would go back to curly, because I didn’t want my daughters to judge their beautiful curls. I assumed they’ want to be like their Mum, and they’ve only ever known me with straight hair. The stigma with some black women seems to be that ‘nappy hair’ is almost as bad as loo roll (aka toilet paper) trailing from your shoe,” she expressed.
Did you see Good Hair? Did it influence how you care for your hair?