The Natural Hair Selfies That Inspired Us To Love Our Texture In 2016

Of all the hair resolutions you may be pondering, we hope they include embracing your mane in its most natural state.

Nikki Brown Dec, 30, 2016

Yes, it’s fun to play dress up with extensions, wigs, color and other styling variations, but nothing beats feeling comfortable in the texture that requires zero effort and time. This year, a slew of our favorite A-listers used Instagram as an outlet for flaunting their natural hair and we couldn’t be more thankful. For some, it’s these star-studded moments that pushed us to do the same. Take a look back at the celebrity selfies that were both flawless and inspiring in 2016. 

1 of 18 @yayadacosta/Instagram

Space buns for the win! 

2 of 18 @lupitanyongo/Instagram

The Oscar winner has never shied away from her flaunting her natural texture; especially while on vacay! 

3 of 18 @iamcardib/Instagram

The rapper and reality star is constantly serving looks, but this au naturel moment is our favorite. 

4 of 18 @heriethpaul/Instagram

The Victoria's Secret model looks fierce in her natural coils and stylish sunnies. 

5 of 18 @tameramowrytwo/Instagram

The TV host and mother of two looks flawless in her natural curls. 

6 of 18 @traceeellisross/Instagram

The Blackish star pulled off one of our favorite "Don't Touch My Hair" tributes earlier this year. 

7 of 18 @uzoaduba/Instagram

The Orange Is The New Black actress was a vision in bobby pins this past fall. (Technically, this isn't a selfie, but we're still obsessed!)

8 of 18 @zendaya/Instagram

Seriously, when doesn't this girl slay?!

9 of 18 @janellemonae/Instagram

The Hidden Figures star flaunts her fabulous fro. 

10 of 18 @imaanhammam/Instagram

The gorgeous supermodel is known for her luscious locks, which she flaunts on the runway and in candid selfies. 

11 of 18 @amandlastenberg/Instagram

The fearless actress rocks her natural mane with confidence. 

12 of 18 @countessdvaughn/Instagram

The TV actress proudly unveiled her short coif after talking about the damage done by previous extensions and wigs. 

13 of 18 @willowsmith/Instagram

The young singer and actress flourished in her locs this year. 

14 of 18 @teyonahparris/Instagram

Our former cover girl always looks flawless. 

15 of 18 @winnieharlow/Instagram

The Canadian model is a bombshell in her TWA. 

16 of 18 @yvonneorji/Instagram

The breakout star of Insecure slayed in multiple styles this year, including this voluminous do. 

17 of 18 @yarashahidi/Instagram

The Blackish actress is known for consistently slaying in her natural texture. 

18 of 18 @sza/Instagram

The singer-songwriter is known for rocking a larger than life hairstyle that we're obsessed with.