Sanaa Lathan is one of the lovely over 40 black women we love and admire. As the busy actress personifies the old adage, “black don’t crack” while working hard in Hollywood, she’s one of the newest celebs to share her #nomakeup selfies on the ‘Gram.
We could stop there but Sanaa is far from just jumping on the bandwagon. The 44 year old private beauty is taking the no makeup trend farther by also saying no to weaves for the rest of the summer. In the gif below she shares, “Summer ’16 is Au Natural. No makeup. No weaves. (fist emoji).”
A video posted by Sanaa Lathan (@sanaalathan) on Jul 1, 2016 at 8:57pm PDT
With wavy tresses and bare faced, Sanaa Lathan is stunning and taking the no makeup as seriously as Alicia Keys but adding no added hair in her summer routine. Many actresses have to put their hair on the back burner for the demanding schedules and roles they play in TV and the movies. We are seeing more push back from wearing them all the time as black women in entertainment are backing away from the need to rock long, straight weaves that are often damaging to their own tresses and edges.
Is this “bare beauty” trend going to really start taking root? We sure hope so!
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