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We love Solange’s big, bouncy curls, but back in the day the songstress wore relaxed hair with long, blonde weave.
Founder of Mane Taming and brand ambassador for Dr. Miracles, Malinda Williams knows firsthand the importance of switching up your hairstyle, whether natural or relaxed. “You'll get the most mileage out of styles and textures that enhance and showcase your natural assets. Stick with what works for you, not what is the trend of the moment,” she says.
Nicole Ari Parker
In March of 2012, Anthony Dicky of Hair Rules gave Nicole a big chop. Since then she’s worn it curly, coiled and even blown out. But, we remember when she wore a relaxed pixi cut in the early 00’s.
Taraji P. Henson
Before Taraji wore wigs and weaves on the set of Empire, the actress wore her own hair relaxed with blonde highlights.
From shaved sides to edgy mohawks, this 15 year old isn’t afraid to give cool girl vibes. We love her relaxed or natural.
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The View talk show host is no stranger to various hairstyles including, mohawks, bobs and braids. These days she wears it colored and shaved on the side, but we remember her relaxed hair moments.