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10 Stars Who Rocked Natural Hair in 2016

Black girls have been perming or straightening their naturally curly hair for the longest time because getting a job and fitting into society’s standards required something other than “crazy” hair. Now, stars have been rocking their curly kinky hair, their badass afros, twist out and dreads more than ever these past few years. In 2016, having natural hair is no longer a distraction or embarrassment, black girls are now proud to rock their beautiful curls! Below are some stars that slayed with their natural hair in 2016:

1. Alicia Keys

She is fierce with her natural curls and without makeup. She’s been killing it with her natural look this year.

2. Lupita N’yongo

This beauty has been letting her hair grow. Can you handle her glow though?

3. Solange Knowles

“Don’t touch my hair, when it’s the feelings I wear”- Solange. She slayed this year with her album and of course, her natural hair.

4. Tamera Mowry-Housely

The adorable “Sister Sister” and mom of two loves rocking her curls!

5. Janelle Monae

This beauty has amazing curls and she knows it! 

6. Jill Scott

Look at this lioness! She is working it!

7. Willow Smith

Will Smith’s daughter seems to have found such confidence at such a young age and her natural hair is a piece of art.

8.Tracee Ellis Ross

“Black-ish” mom wears her curls with pride!

9. Yara Shahidi

Another “Black-ish” star that gives us life with her curls!

10. Viola Davis

“How to Get Away with Murder” star is gorgeous with her natural mini fro.

Black girls are breaking the barriers until the stereotypes are nothing but history. #BlackGirlMagic


Nathalie Ligonde is a senior at SUNY at Old Westbury majoring in Media and Communications. She is a Campus Co-Correspondent at Her Campus at Old Westbury. Ligonde is passionate about travelling, writing and learning new languages. She enjoys binging TV shows and movies on Netflix and loves hanging out with her friends. Her dream is to make a difference in the world by inspiring people to love themselves and others for who they are. You can follow her on Instagram to see all her adventures: @nathzwhatz
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