Before the relaxed chicks start pouting and whipping their hair and the naturalista mafia starts throwing up Black Power fists please know that this post is not about celebrating natural at the expense of our relaxed friends. If your hair is healthy and it looks good then it looks good- I don’t care whether you put chemicals in it or not. Honestly there are some celebs who look better with a weave or a relaxer…no names. So with that said, here are the celebrities I just happen to want to see kinky rather than straight.
Maybe it’s not so much the hair as it is the understated appearance. Every time I see “New York” I always think she’s doing the absolute most… and not in a good way. Half the time we can’t even see her eyes because of all the gunk she has caked up around them. But I can get with this less is more, natural look.
If you’re a fan of “Living Single”, and I don’t know why you wouldn’t be, then you know that Kim Fields’ character “Regine” stayed with a wig. While it certainly helped for character development, in real life Kim was trying to protect her hair. (Smart) We hadn’t seen Kim in a minute so some of us were a little shocked to see her golden locs when she resurfaced on the scene.
Jilly from Philly is absolutely gorgeous. Whether relaxed or natural she’ll look stunning. But maybe I just don’t like change because I just can’t get with Jill’s short cut… even though I realize it’s cute and flattering to her face. She addressed the transition during an interview with Afrobella, saying she’s been natural for years and there’s nothing wrong with switching it up. True story.
It’s a rare occasion when we see Ms. Hill with a straight wig on. Even though a majority of her natural styles aren’t necessarily hers either, she’s obviously playing to her brand and her beauty with the kinky, coily look.
Really we could argue that Kim Coles has been natural all along. She’s rocked the micro braids for over a decade. Which is why the reveal of her natural hair garnered so much attention. I am glad she stayed in the same color family when she unleashed her tresses. That color truly works for her.
Solange was actually surprised when the reveal of her new hair look was trending on Twitter more than the Iran elections. SMH. It’s not surprising, just sad. We’re so backwards over here in the U.S. After the dust settled Solange went on Oprah saying that the maintenance of her straight hair and weaves got to be too much for her. She began to feel imprisoned by it. I absolutely adored the short cut but her afro wigs are pretty fierce too. Does anyone, besides Bow Wow, prefer Solange with the super straight look?
Chrisette Michele is another songtress beauty, who’ll look good regardless. With her captivating eyes and the staple eyelashes, it was only natural that someone would eventually realize she didn’t need all of that hair in her face.