Best natural celebrity afros 2017

Whether Alicia Keys or Issa Rae, an increasing number of celebrities are wearing their natural afros loud and proud. Rocking a variety of fun and flirty wigs and weaves is always fun but there is nothing more refreshing than going natural.

Orange Is The New Black actress Uzo Aduba wowed red carpet onlookers with her bountiful natural curls at the Emmys 2017. Uzo’s hair stylist Nai’vasha Johnson explained the Diana Ross-inspired look, telling People: “I wanted Uzo’s hair to speak and to speak boldly but with grace. I moisturised her tresses with Oribe Supershine Moisturising Crème and picked it out to the desired shape. Then I clumped tiny sections of her hair to create dimensions and layers of texture. To finish, I used my favorite holding spray.”

Alicia Keys has sported various evolutions of her ‘fro since the early noughties. Lacy Redway, who styles both Alicia and Solange Knowles’ hair, told Billboard of the au naturel look: “It feels amazing that women are embracing what their hair can naturally do, and there are so many more products now to help maintain your curls and styles. It’s such blessing to be able to work on so many different textures with my clientele.”

Solange Knowles once shared the power she gets from wearing her natural hair, telling Saint Heron: “I believe that hair is incredibly spiritual, and, energetically, it really encompasses and expresses who we are. Obviously, my relationship with hair, being that I grew up literally in a hair salon, is very deep and very complex.”

Without further ado, here are some of the best celebrity afros around…

Yvonne Orji

Solange Knowles

Yara Shahidi

Alicia Keys


Uzo Aduba

Issa Rae

Nathalie Emmanuel

Fleur East

Logan Browning

Teyonah Parris

Simone Missick


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