On Wednesday, the California Governor signed the Crown Act, a bill that bans employers from discriminating against people with natural hair, into law. The move proves what so many black women have been saying for decades, that locs, twists, and braids are just as business-appropriate as a bouncy blowout.
Always one to watch with her otherwordly beauty and love for experimentation, the rising actress continues to be the ultimate muse.
“Having a black kid doesn't give you permission to appropriate black hair, you know,” a commenter said of the reality star's braids.
Just about every curl cream, twisting butter, detangling conditioner, and strengthening mask in the natural hair section of the beauty aisle promises one thing: moisture. Curly and coily hair types — by nature — are dry AF. "Our scalp produces oils but, given the coily nature of Afro-textured hair, that oil doesn't travel down the shaft," Yolonda Lenzy, MD, explains to Refinery29.
Multi-hyphenate Lizzo talks about inclusivity in the fashion world, her complex hair journey, and why she wants fans to love themselves as much as they love her.
The London Evening Standard spoke to the singer about the importance of black hair, then removed part of hers from the cover.