Yesterday, Afrobella teased us with a forehead shot of a celebrity that has recently gone natural. View full post here. I incorrectly guessed Raven Symone, but to my pleasant surprise it was Kim Coles! You may remember Kim from In Living Color, or my all-time favorite show, Living Single as Synclaire. She now co-hosts the BET show My Black is Beautiful. What’s surprising to me is that she’s actually hasn’t relaxed her hair in 20 years. She just had microbraids and weaves hiding her gorgeous curls.
Another surprise is that her hair isn’t longer. I’m all for protective, resting styles and those two choices can be very good for hair growth if you are in transition. It’s what I did during my year of transition. I hope they interview her again so she can go into greater detail about her hair care tips.
“It’s a personal choice for me. I’m taking the plunge and I’m a little scared…. it was time for a major change. I was sick of being a slave to the box of hair under my bed. It’s about me moving into a field of true self love, and self acceptance.”
I think her hair looks GREAT! And kudos to her for rocking the curls. Kim also made sure to explain that we shouldn’t read into this as anything but a personal decision:
“This is not a political statement, I will try to stay away from debating what is more ‘natural’. I am content with my description for me. Nor will I be pushing others to take the steps that I am taking. I think that you get to choose your kind of beauty. I do however want us all to be honest with ourselves as why we make the choices that we do. All of the choices… not just hair.”
Amen sista! One thing that turned me off about some of my curly girls was the straight hating on anything that wasn’t natural. Putting down people because they relax, texlax, use certain productions are wear weaves or extensions is STUPID. We are all beautiful in our own way and hair is a great way to express yourself!