Over the weekend Gabrielle Union posted a flashback photo of herself on the red carpet for the September 2016 LA premiere of Birth of a Nation, rocking her natural hair in a stunning, intricate updo. These kinds of updos can be difficult to achieve with natural hair due to the volume needed to perfect the look.
Here is the look from a few more angles.
I’d seen Gabby rock this look but didn’t know it was created with just her natural hair. It makes me wonder how many other times we’ve seen ‘natural Gabrielle’ on the red carpet, and didn’t know it.
She then explained that she stopped using relaxers at 25 and slowly grew her natural hair out.
When you take care of your own natural hair when you wear wigs, weaves and extensions… Around 25 years old, I stopped using relaxers and slowly grew my natural hair out. It’s been a helluva hair journey. We are all on a hair journey. I created #Flawless for all of us on this journey of having healthy, nourished and nurtured hair. This is for those curious about my natural hair and needed proof it actually existed
Granted she is sharing this to push her new hair line (black celebrity hair lines seem to be trending) but this is still pretty cool.
What do you think of Gabrielle’s updo?