Ava DuVernay is easily one of the most beautiful women who has ever womaned.
The regal excellence she exudes on red carpets, movie sets and likely lounging around on Oprah’s expensive furniture when they hang out should be bottled and sold.
You can’t ignore her queendom and that royalty starts from her crown (aka locs), and what a beautiful crown it is.
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DuVernay’s locs seem to be made of dreams and maintained by unicorns because not one strand of hair is ever out of place and those gorgeous locs of hers go on for days. But how?
We caught up with DuVernay during ESSENCE Festival and couldn’t help but ask about her hair and how she keeps it so stunning. Here’s what she had to say:
“I don’t have a real regimen. I use all natural things, and I don’t over groom them. Everyone’s always twisting and twisting and twisting. When you see me out, yes it’s done but when I’m on set, I let it be free. The more you let it be free the stronger it is when you want to twist it’s ready to lock. You gotta let it do what it’s going to do.”
And there you have it. If you let hair your be, you’ll be surprised with what it could do.
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