Sometimes we all need a little inspiration. Whether it’s writing, fashion or photography, imagery or examples are necessary for helping us trudge through For me, I am always looking for hair inspirations. Yes, for my hair. When I became natural during my Sophomore year of college, I was happy that I was done with my harsh relaxer and I was determined to embark on a new adventure. I was going to stop depending on salons and I was going to see what my natural hair texture was really like. Well, let’s just say that those first few months were a bit awkward. Here I was, liberated from my relaxer, but now what? I had no points of reference for being natural and didn’t really understand all of the work that went into maintaining natural hair. Most of the pictures of celebrities and models (looking at you, Naomi), I saw were of models with stick-straight hair or contrived Afro-wigs that never looked quite real.
In the past four and a half years, I’ve sought out many inspiring images or celebs that portray natural hair. I have also found blogs like Mane and Chic, Honey Brown Sugar and Afrobella. I’ve also perused communities like NaturallyCurly.com. These sites have helped me immensely in feeling uplifted when I decide to wear my hair natural with their tips and stories.
Also, here are some fabulous natural celebs (models and singers) that I’ve found. This by no means covers all of the fabulous and natural public figures.
Tracee Ellis Ross