by Nichole Dawkins | Jan 13 2017
So 2016 is gone, but it was a big year for girls going natural!
Let's be honest, in the past Black actresses and singers pretty much had to straighten their hair with a relaxer to even get a foot in the door. But as the popularity of going natural hair continues to grow, more and more celebrities are choosing to embrace their beautiful curls and go all natural.
Here a are a few of our favorite celebrities who showed off their natural locks in 2016:
Long before the natural hair movement trend kicked in, Brandy has always represented her natural hair, whether is it in braids, twists or an all-out afro. She is a true leader and has influenced many girls to embrace their natural hair and beauty. Thank you for inspiring us all Queen!
Solange is another leader of the celebrity natural hair movement. She has been rocking her curls before 2016 and has made a huge impact of the natural hair care community ever since. We love you Solange :-)
Miss Mary Jane is another celebrity who is no stranger to showing off her natural hair in between show tapings. Gabrielle actually credits her hair growth to using a combination of sew-in weaves and protective styling. Looking good Gabs!
What a great year for Angela! She became a new mom and an all natural hair supporter in 2016. She's been showing off her natural look in both curly and straight hairstyles. It's all about being natural in 2017!
Taraji P. Henson
Tariji P Henson has been pretty busy with her hit show Empire and now the success of her box office hit, Hidden Figures. But she's also made time to show off her long and gorgeous weave-free hair on social media. Loving those natural locks!
Jada Pinkett Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith's hair has morphed just as much over the years as the characters she's played. But lately the established actress has been showing off nothing but beautiful natural curls. Here's to keeping it curly girly!
Tia & Tamara Mowry
Ok, so technically these celebrity twins bring our list to 8, but these sisters have had each other's back about returning to their natural curls. Since their days on smash hit Sister Sister, they have always been fresh-faced with a head full of natural voluminous curls. We're so happy you're back!
Who are some of your favorite celebrities who are going all natural? Share with us in the comments below!