Natural hair don’t care! Our 5 favourite curly hair heroes

Jeanette | 14 October 2016

Curly and cute? Yes, please!

Here at All Things Hair HQ, we love hair in every size, shape and form. But right now, we happen to think that it’s especially important to celebrate just how amazing curly hair really is! You only need to turn on the news to see radical hair policies and opinions about how black women should wear their natural tresses, to know that not everyone is of the same belief.

With that in mind, we feel it’s our duty to honour the celebrities who have proudly showcased their ‘fros and give these curly hair heroes a round of hearty applause! So, click through our gallery above, or scroll down to see which of our 5 favourite stars really know how to rock their natural curly hair.

Celebrity hair alert: Our top 5 curly hair heroes


Curly: All Things Hair - IMAGE - Janelle Monáe
Our favourite curly hair heroes: Janelle Monáe. Credit:

Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe was almost unrecognisable in this Instagram post, what with her natural, blow dried hair and sans makeup. And although it’s unusual to see the R&B singer stray from her signature pompadour, we still think that she’s totally slaying it! Credit: @janellemonae

Curly: All Things Hair - IMAGE - Solange
Our favourite curly hair heroes: Solange. Credit:


Taking a leaf out of Janelle’s book, Solange also posted a pic of herself casually chilling in bed, working her sky-high ‘fro like there’s no tomorrow! The other Knowles sister has always been proud and curly, so we’re glad to see that she’s continuing to rock her hair the way it was meant to be. Want to see her work her amazing mane in 4 different ways? Then don’t forget to check out our favourite hairstyles from Solange’s new video. Credit: @saintrecords

Curly: All Things Hair - IMAGE - Lupita nyongo
Our favourite curly hair heroes: Lupita Nyong’o. Credit:

Lupita Nyong’o

No curly hair list would be complete without naturalista babe Lupita Nyong’o. The 12 Years a Slave actress has been the poster girl for the TWA (AKA teeny weeny afro) ever since she burst onto the scene and became our not-so-secret hair crush. Come on, just look at her holiday Insta, above! What’s no to love about such an effortlessly chic style? Credit: @lupitanyongo

Curly: All Things Hair - IMAGE - Yaya DaCosta
Our favourite curly hair heroes: Yaya DaCosta. Credit:

Yaya DaCosta

Model and actress Yaya DaCosta is very much a hair chameleon, but we have to say, that we’re also quite partial to her cute, natural hairstyles. Look at her incredible pigtail puff ‘do – is it just us or does it give you serious hair envy, too? Credit: @yayadacosta

Curly: All Things Hair - IMAGE - Alicia Keys
Our favourite curly hair heroes: Alicia Keys. Credit:

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys shocked us all on social media with a recent post and song: When a Girl Can’t Be Herself – announcing to world that from then on, she would be going make-up free. And true to her word, the Girl on Fire singer turned up at the VMA’s without a single swipe of slap on, going perfectly hand-in-hand with her au naturel barnet. More power to you, Alicia! Credit: @aliciakeys

Editor’s tip: To make the most out of your fabulous natural hair, ensure it’s moisturised with the LOC, LOCO or LCO method (liquid, oil and cream). For liquid, we suggest using the TIGI S-Factor Papaya Leave-In Moisture Spray, as it will not only fully hydrate your tresses, but it’ll leave your strands smelling like papaya! And for oil and cream, try the Dove Advanced Hair Series Pure Care Dry Oil Nourishing Treatment and the Dove Advanced Hair Series Quench Absolute Crème Serum


Have these fabulous naturalista celebs inspired you to rock your ‘fro out and proud? Then keep your take your hair to new heights and check out our Black Hairstyles and Natural Hair Care pages, now!