I am out of cre­ative titles for the pre­dictable string of celebri­ty nat­ur­al hair reveals that hap­pens every year. I real­ly can’t gush about how a celebri­ty is “slay­ing”, “rock­ing” or “killing” their nat­ur­al hair because, nine times out of ten, it will be back under a weave faster than you can say, “Yaaas girl!” This is… a pic­ture of K. Michelle’s nat­ur­al hair she post­ed on Insta­gram a few days ago. As you can see it is beau­ti­ful, as is she. Take from it what you will. (Expect our cov­er­age of future celebri­ty nat­ur­al hair reveals to be this mat­ter of fact.)

Cap­tion: Kim­ber­ly. Lov­ing my nat­ur­al self right now

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Leila Noel­liste, founder of Black Girl with Long Hair (April 2008). Social media, pop cul­ture and black beau­ty enthu­si­ast. bell hooks’ hair twin…

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Beau­ti­ful! I wish more would wear their nat­ur­al hair!

She’s pret­ty. Her hair looks healthy and plen­ti­ful. I total­ly under­stand and agree with the point this arti­cle is try­ing to make. Why do black women not ever wear their nat­ur­al hair (or even relaxed hair for that mat­ter) on the red car­pet, going to events, etc. Any­time you see them pho­tographed (unless annu­al IG shot between weave), it’s always under a weave. Why are we the only race that does this? Do we feel that some­thing is real­ly wrong with our hair? We can’t in one breath say that we love nat­ur­al and then always wear weaves to cov­er… Read more »
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But so, so many non black women wear exten­sions and weaves. I think the dif­fer­ence is that since we expect that those women will have long, lux­u­ri­ous locks, we don’t nec­es­sar­i­ly notice what they are doing.  A per­fect exam­ple is Ivan­ka Trump. I saw a pho­to of her the oth­er day and real­ized that I was see­ing her actu­al (thin, some­what dam­aged) hair when pre­vi­ous­ly I’d seen her with exten­sions. Kim Kar­dashi­an, Jes­si­ca Simp­son, Brit­ney Spears, Paris Hilton, Lind­say Lohan and so many more celebri­ty women wear exten­sions all of the time. I think that if I were a mod­el or actress… Read more »

That’s the thing, we’re NOT the only race that does this, though. (Why do we always say “only we do…”?)
All celebs, black, white, etc. con­stant­ly wear wigs, pieces, etc. to pro­tect their own hair from all the con­stant, harsh styling they deal with on sets, for events, etc. Can’t say I blame them–why put your own hair through all that 24–7? I seri­ous­ly doubt her own hair would still be that thick & healthy if it con­stant­ly went through all the styling that celebri­ty demands.

Crystal Coleman

Thank you!!! If I want to switch my hair up all the time I am going to wear a wig to pro­tect my real hair. I


To be fair, I know I lot of black women in the enter­tain­ment indus­try have stat­ed that styl­ists still have a WAYYY to go in car­ing for and styling nat­ur­al hair, so they wear wigs and weaves to pro­tect it, lest it be dam­aged by poor care. How­ev­er, with all the strides made with­in the last few years and pop­u­lar nat­ur­al styl­ist that have made names for them­selves, I do too believe they can afford to wear their nat­ur­al hair in the state as oth­ers have and do (Tey­on­ah Paris(?), etc.)


Hon­est­ly speak­ing I can’t tell if her hair is beau­ti­ful because she used those stu­pid IG fil­ters that in my opin­ion dis­torts your pho­to, so you can’t real­ly see the real per­son in their nat­ur­al state.


lol I’m sor­ry but I had to laugh when I saw K. Michelle and ‘Nat­ur­al’ in the same sen­tence.

Julia W

For real!! Lol


What col­or is she? I’ve seen her has every­thing from white to choco­late. I’m just curi­ous


Her hair is beau­ti­ful, isn’t it?


African Amer­i­can


Thanks! After Rachel Dolezal I’m curi­ous about cer­tain peo­ple in the pub­lic eye.


Wow! She looks absolute­ly beau­ti­ful!

A. Matt

How can you call your­self nat­ur­al when you’ve under­gone the knife on your face? The hair may be nat­ur­al, but the cap­tion is mis­lead­ing. I think K was more beau­ti­ful before she botched her face. Many celebri­ties are post­ing sim­i­lar so-called nat­ur­al pics, but it’s still fake if they’ve had surg­eries to manip­u­late their God giv­en beau­ty. I only hope young girls aren’t deceived by this.


That’s a good point. It’s not see­ing real­is­tic expec­ta­tions. Just like women wear­ing wigs with per­fect­ly curly hair. I think that par­ents should be a buffer and let girls know they should look at home for the stan­dard of beau­ty.