Like many of us, the three-time Grammy Award winner struggles with loving her natural hair, but because of this, she’s being very intentional about taking good care of it– she’s even wearing it out and exploring different hairstyles.
Last year, she told The Hollywood Reporter, “The final frontier for me is the wigs and the weaves – my natural hair, my natural state truly. I’m working on it. It’s a struggle. We’re not there yet. There’s no top of the mountain for self-love. It’s a journey that continues forever, so I think it’s a part of it. You gotta love that part. That’s the juiciest part of you though.”
Lizzo is passionate about loving herself in her most natural state and thinks everyone should be on that same journey. She admits it isn’t the easiest journey, but certainly worth every struggle.
“Loving who you are should start in the buff. You should essentially, by the end of your self-love journey, be completely in love with who you are with no make-up, no extra hair, no styling, no corsetry. That’s my opinion for my life – I don’t think anybody should have to subscribe to that,” she said in the same interview. “But I feel like if I can love that person, then anything else is possible within the spectrum of self-love. My skin, my face, no make-up – that’s fine.”
And she certainly knows how to put her words to practical use. At last year’s BET Awards, Lizzo rocked up with her natural hair, proving just how versatile black hair is.
“The singer made her red-carpet debut clad in a statement-making wood-inspired ensemble with the headpiece to match. Behind her hat, Lizzo wore her natural hair tied up into a voluminous puff,” reports Refinery29.
Her stylist told Essence, “It took about an hour to mold the hair and an hour to paint the wood grain. First I sculpted and formed the hair as a base and then painted and highlighted the hair to exact a perfect wood grain, complementing the dress and shoes.”