The Natural Hair Journey: 15 Celebrities Who Rock It!

The natural hair journey is rough for those of us who are use to having a relaxer, straightener, or some type of chemical treatment manipulating our hair. Whether you have decided to do your own big chop, grow out a relaxer or just love to indulge in the idea but haven't taken the plunge, the journey is challenging but also very rewarding. Check out 15 celebrities who have been natural for quite some time and seem to be loving it!

Solange SOLANGE WENN

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Solange has come out the shadows of her big sister, setting her own trendy and distinct style path! Along with Solange's unique style comes her signature hair. Whether she is rocking a long wavy sew-in to protect her hair or rocking her ever-growing own hair, she has the natural look on lock!

Alicia Keys KEYS WENN

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Remember when Alicia was wearing those long cornrows? How about the half-braided, half-curly look? Well, whether she is sporting a flat twist or this sleek laidback look seen above, Alicia has a curl pattern that allows her hair to take on multiple looks!

Chrisette Michelle MICHELLE WENN

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Chrisette Michelle came into the game with a processed mohawk. How original right? Michelle wore the style quite well but she soon came into her own identity. Michelle now fully embraces her natural hair pattern with her own twist! 

Janelle MonaeMONAE WENN

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Janelle Monae's closet may only hold black and white clothing, but the 27-year-old Kansas City native has a style that is far from bland. Whether she is draping a cute necklace over her tailored suits or dressing up her lips with a vivid color, Monae stands out! Another thing we can always count on is Monae's hair being styled naturally and to perfection! Usually in a high up-do accenting her clean-cut style, Janelle's natural strands are lustworthy!

Marsha AmbrosiusAMBROSIUS WENN

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This chick has stellar vocals, a humble personality and  the hair to complete the look! Marsha admits to enhancing her look with extensions every now and again for special events and performances, but reveals she would much rather sport her own hair!

Erykah BaduBADU WENN

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Ms. Badu is an avid believer in being the truest version of yourself, and this is why she is usually rocking her own hair. Whether grown out or cut short, Erykah believes it's important to show off the natural you, hair and all!

Lauryn HillHILL WENN

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Lauryn Hill is the example of what many would believe a natural celebrity should be! From the mini-locs she used to sport during her debut days with the Fugees to the big and bold cinnamon colored 'fro shown above, Lauryn knows how to rock a natural 'do!

Jill ScottSCOTT WENN

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Jill Scott can rock a short curly look one day, a hot little bob another, followed by her natural strands and Jill makes every style like it is one-of-a-kind. She usually likes to stay in touch with her natural side, with braids or her own hair styled appropriately!

KelisKELIS WENN

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Isn't Kelis' hair just to die for? We think so! She is often seen rocking her hair in loose curls, or a tight up-do, but she always keeps it cute! Whether she is rocking a sweet little straight bang or a tight mini 'fro, Kelis has the hair many of us crave.

LedisiLEDISI WENN

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Ledisi's locs are gorgeous! While she is usually rocking them up in a bun or a side placed-up-style, every now and again the songstress will be bless us with a view of her full length locs.

India ArieARIE WENN

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 Have you heard India Arie's  "I Am Not My Hair?" If not, you are in for a treat that is both a self revelation and reminder that our hair should not define us! The soul singer has had her hair in every style from completely bald, to locs, and even sported a long wig or two!

Tracey Ellis-RossELLIS ROSS WENN

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If you have ever seen Tracee Ellis Ross in her Girlfriend days, then you know she has indeed inherited her mother Diana Ross' good looks and exceptional curl pattern! She can go from a long blown-out shoulder length look to a structured high bun with what to seems to be flawless effort, and have us drooling over her lengthy strands!

Viola Davis DAVIS WENN

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Viola Davis debuted her blossoming big chop at the Oscars last year. We love Viola's short copper roots and hope much more!

Esperanza SpaldingSPALDING WENN

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Esperanza Spalding embraces her natural hair to the fullest and we can't enough of the jazz singer's oversized afro.

Goapele

GOAPELE

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Goapele just has one of those faces that makes anything look good, huh? Goapele may decide to be make an appearance in a beautiful bundle or braids, a side twist-out, or go back to her long locs! This chick's natural hair looks are endless and we love every bit of it!

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