It was once expected that black women would relax, straighten or put their hair in extensions for the stage or screen. But we are delighted that things are changing. 

Lupita Nyong’o, Solange Knowles and Tracee Ellis Ross all show us their afro hair and curls on and off-screen. I personally believe this is important for the education and the mindset shift that is still very much needed amongst black women.  

While I think it's a little disappointing that there needs to be a mindset shift to inspire people to cherish their natural beauty and wear their own hair, I also accept that beauty standards are so powerful and they have a chokehold on all of us to varying degrees. This is why I am especially ecstatic that an increasing number of Black women are proudly returning to their natural hair while challenging these erroneous standards. It's especially inspiring to see Black celebrities embrace their natural texture since they can inspire young black females to feel confident in their appearance.

Along with the three leading women I mentioned above, I have compiled a list of 7 gorgeous celebrities who have embraced their natural hair texture and have been spotted multiple times with the most gorgeous natural hairstyles:

1.     Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita effortlessly displays her natural hairstyles with such versatility, creating hairstyle inspirations especially for women like us with tighter curl patterns.

2. Solange Knowles

Solange had her big chop in 2009, She is a huge advocate for wearing your own hair in whatever form or style.

3. Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee is popularly known for proudly embracing her own hair. She also launched her personal haircare brand, Pattern beauty in 2019.

4. Kate Henshaw

This Nigerian actress is known as a fitness enthusiast and also popularly recognized for always rocking her natural hair.

5. Viola Davis

Viola said she had to go through a long process of self-love and affirmation to get to a place of wearing her own hair and I personally relate. 

6. Beverly Naya

Beverly is a beautiful actress that confidently flaunts her natural hair both on screen and across her social media platforms.

7. Erykah Badu

This soul superstar is widely recognized for her earthy vibes and how comfortable she is in her own skin. She is never afraid to spice things up with her gigantic ‘fro.

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