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In 2016, singer Alicia Keys of ‘Empire State of Mind’ fame boldly announced her decision to go makeup free. Alicia is also an outspoken advocate for natural hair, and her gorgeous ringlets have convinced curly-haired beauties around the world to go easy on their straighteners and discover protective styles instead. If you’ve been meaning to trade in your processed hair for natural locks, we recommend reading these Alicia-approved hacks first.
1. Protection From Sun Damage
Alicia wears hats and other more traditional headgear such as head wraps, which don’t just add an interesting touch to your look, but also protect your hair from damage caused by the sun and exposure to the elements.
2. Don’t Wash Your Hair Everyday
Protective hairstyles such as braids do away with the need for daily styling. Alicia only washes her hair every three days, making sure to regularly moisturise and protect her curls. For hair like Alicia’s, try TCB Naturals Leave-In Treatment, which contains Shea butter and coconut oil to deeply moisturise and nourish your hair.
3. Air Dry Often
Hairstylist Tippi Shorter worked with Alicia for seven years and is responsible for some of her most iconic hair looks. Tippi says that she had Alicia air dry her hair instead of using a blow dryer. The latter, she says, creates wind which, in turn, creates frizz.
Still waiting to get inspired to flaunt your natural locks? Check out our list of Top Celebrities Who Have Flaunted Their Natural Hair