Getting your braids undone and letting your mane run free is liberating. Of course, most times we dread the process because post-plait TLC is not a joke, especially when you’re doing it yourself at home. It’s possibly why we sometimes hold onto our protective styles for dear life, sometimes longer than we should. These celebs and influencers are taking advantage of lockdown and quarantine to be one with their natural locks.
There’s no better way to get comfortable at home than to ditch your weave and braids for that cute, poofy ‘do – even if it means a little extra work.
1 Jackie Aina
Jackie Aina always seems to know how to style her hair to the gods. This curly high bun is everything!
2 Vongai Mapho
After initially cutting her hair into a sleek pixie vibe not too long ago, Vongai took it further and went bald. For many, this is brave AF but it’s paid off because she looks stunning.
3 Celeste Khumalo
Celeste is showing her hair off more often on her Instagram and it is giving us all the reason to stop neglecting haircare. Look at that hairline and poof – talk about healthy!
4 Tia Mowry
Tia Mowry has been going all natural these days. Love this cute fro.
5 Nomzamo Mbatha
We already know that the skin gods are in her corner, but it seems the hair gods are too. Nomzamo showed off her short locks in an Insta post, and this look suits her.
6 Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union is using lockdown to let her locks free. Her hair texture is to die for, BTW. Luckily she’s hinting at sharing all her haircare deets soon so we can also flourish. Honestly, love to see it.
7 Zola Nombona
Zola Nombona showed off her rich afro in this beautiful snap she posted on her Instagram. Her hair is so lush, and we need to know what she uses for it ASAP!
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Fitness and health influencer, Takkies, ditched her wig for really cute ponytail puffs in this snap she took while doing some stretching with her daughter. Everything about this picture is so adorable.
9 Nadia Nakai
Nadia Nakai is learning to love her natural hair during this lockdown period. Loving how she styled these pigtails.
10 Cardi B
Boutta wash pic.twitter.com/IxTlMfDr7i
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) March 14, 2020
Can we talk about how sickening Cardi’s natural hair is? Guys, what are we doing wrong?
11 Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande has given her signature ponytail a break during quarantine and opted for her natural curls. She’s such a cutie.
12 Amanda du-Pont
Amanda du-Pont’s hair is like nothing we have seen before. The volume, the curls, the colour? Give me!
13 Taraji P. Henson
Taraji’s red hair makes such a bold statement. The fact that she’s kept it looking healthy with her own haircare collection is goals on goals.
Since lockdown is a thing now, it seems we’ll have to take haircare into our own hands. If this isn’t motivation to unplait and do some hair TLC soon, then I have no idea what will be.
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