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16 Famous Celebrities with Stunning Natural Curly Locks

Natural hair was a big thing in the 2010s. It reminded people of their natural beauty and encouraged them to embrace it. In the last 14-years, we have seen a lot of celebrities wear their natural hair and experiment with different textures. We’ve rounded 16 examples of celebrities who have naturally curly hair. They range from Kerry Washington to Yara Sharhidi.

Yara Shahidi

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Yara’s curls are a signature part of her beauty look. They have been since the beginning. James recommends Olaplex No.3 hair perfector ($30) for maintaining defined curls.


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H.E.R. has voluminous curls with layers. To achieve the look of H.E.R., you need a curly haircut that is tailored to your hair. Sabrina Ahmed, a curl specialist, helps the award-winning singer maintain healthy curls.

Tia Mwry

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Tia Mowry experimented with many styles over the years but has always been loyal to her beautiful curls. She even launched a haircare line focusing on curls in 2023. She shows off her curls in a high-ponytail. James recommends Oribe Curl Gloss (42 dollars) for added curl definition. He says that it hydrates the hair and keeps curls in place without being crunchy.

Tamera M. Mowry-Housley

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Tamera Mowry Housley wears her curls a lot. Keep your hair hydrated with a hydrating conditioner and shampoo if you have similar curl patterns. James recommends Pureology’s Hydrate sheer Shampoo ($37), and Conditioner ($37), to keep curls moisturized.

Kerry Washington

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Kerry Washington loves to show off her curls. If you have tight curls like Kerry Washington, use a curl-defining product like Aunt Jackie’s Flaxseed Don’t Shrink Curling Gel $8 or Curlsmith’s Hydro Style Flexi Gel $28 to style your hair.

Wunmi Mosaku

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Wunmi always wears 4c coils beautifully. To achieve this look, create a high-puffed section of hair and add some braids to the sides and front of your head. Add a bright scarve to the look.


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Solange Knowles, who was raised by an ex-hair salon owner, is used to styling her coils. The singer, who has type 4 hair, has worn everything from micro braids to afros.

Issa Rae

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Issa rae showcased natural hair’s versatility on Insecureand she continues to do this off-screen. This curly, slicked back style is a prime example.

Tracee Ell Ross

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Since we first met Tracee Ellis Ross via Girls, she has become a curly-hair icon. In 2019, the actress launched her own brand, Pattern Beauty. She is passionate about natural hair, and she wants to innovate the curly market.

Alicia Keys

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Alicia Keys, who is known for her braided hairstyles, also likes to wear her natural curls. A lightweight curl gel, such as Pattern Beauty’s ($28) Curl Gel or Bread’s ($26), can help to maintain definition and reduce frizz for type 3 hair.

Amandla Stenberg

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Amandla’s hairstyles change frequently, but always show off her beautiful curls. It’s essential to condition curls and coils like Stenberg’s. Use one of these 16 deep conditioners to treat your natural hair.

Taraji P. Henson

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Taraji P. Henson says that if she hadn’t been an actress, then she would have become a cosmetologist. It’s not surprising that she takes good care of her coily locks. In 2020, she launched her own haircare line, TPH by Taraji.

Naomi Osaka

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Naomi Osaka has a mixture of type 3 curly hair. Lightweight curl creams such as the Salwa Petersen Chebe Styling Creme ($22) and Curldaze Curldaze Curldaze Curl Styler (US$17) will help to enhance this pattern.

Jordin Sparks

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When we first met Jordin on American Idol, she was wearing curly hair. Since then, Jordin Sparks has continued to embrace her curly hair and experiment with different styles. For a similar style, put your hair in a ponytail. Then use a curl cream to define the curls. Wrap your hair around your ponytail’s base to create a sleek and seamless look.


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Beyonce is known for her many looks, but also because she has naturally curly locks. We’re sure we’ll be seeing more of her curly hair soon, with her new haircare line on the horizon.

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