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“Embrace Your Hair” – Janelle Monae Shares her Natural Hair Journey & Advice

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Janelle Monae - Bellanaija - June2014CoverGirl brand ambassador and eclectic singer Janelle Monáe is known for her androgynous outfits and her signature pompadour – but being a naturalista, even she has a hair journey to share.

When her mane isn’t being taken care of by her hairstylist Caprice Green, she shares with Eseence.com how she cares for her hair, gives some advice on how to care for thick hair and reveals that she crushes on Lupita, Erykah Badu and Solange’s hair.

Read Excerpts from her Essence.com interview.

On her natural hair journey
I haven’t always paid much attention to my hair, but as I grew older I found the beauty in it. I’ve been natural for many years now. I’m an ideas type of girl, and being natural allows me to have more versatility with natural hair. Hair is about options and showing diversity.

On her hair regime
When I’m on tour I tend to be more careful with it. I don’t blow dry or use heat. I also love to use protective hairstyles and lots of hats. I like Cantu’s Shea Butter Leave in Conditioning Repair Cream and I enjoy stream treatments.

Her advice for ladies with thick hair
Embrace your hair. Natural hair has always been in, but its celebrated even more now. So let your natural hair shine. There’s so much beauty in our natural state.

To read the full interview, visit essence.com

Photo Credit: thehairazor.com

Jennifer is the Beauty Editor & Style Representative of BellaNaija.com. Get in touch - Send an email to: beauty(at)bellanaija.com or style(at)bellanaija.com | Follow us on Instagram: @bellanaijabeauty OR @bellanaijastyle | Follow us on Twitter: @bellanaijastyle

2 Comments

  1. Mimi

    June 7, 2014 at 4:38 am

    Cool Story Bro

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