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6 Latina Celebs Show off Their Natural Curls

It always brings us great pleasure to see women put the hot tools aside and start wearing and embracing their natural curls. We’ve been told for centuries that our hair wasn’t good enough so seeing women — black and brown women especially — take pride in their natural hair always brings us joy. We even love to see celebrities do it. Did you peep Zazie Beetz’s gorgeous crown of curls at the Oscar’s red carpet? And it looks like even Selena Gomez is finally embracing her wavy curls.

The 27-year-old pop star who is known for wearing her hair either straight or in very loose waves, recently got a new cut that we really can not get enough of. She’s currently rocking a long curly bob with bangs that’s really working for her. Selena doesn’t wear her natural curls often. If fact the last time we saw her curls this poppin was back in 2016 when she got her first curly hair lob.

When my hair is natural, I have that Latina feel — it gets wavy and frizzy and I’ve had to learn to love it,” she told Into The Gloss.

It’s refreshing to see Selena finally embracing the waves and the frizz and we’re hoping this new cut inspires her to work her natural hair more. Check out her new look along with a few other celebs rocking their natural curls!

Selena Gomez

 

Selena didn’t include a caption for this curly-haired pic but she did tag her new Rare Beauty brand. So maybe this look was part of a campaign shoot? Who knows, but what we would really like to know is who is the talented genius behind this gorgeous curl cut?

Dascha Polanco

 

The Orange Is The New Black and In The Heights star doesn’t rock her natural curls but when she does we’re so for it. This half up and half down look really highlights her curl pattern and adds volume.

Salma Hayek

 

Salma has a gorgeous head of wavy curls that she occasionally wears. Her husband is apparently also a fan of her natural texture. “I say, ‘I cannot go to the event with my crazy curly hair,’ and he says, ‘But that’s who you are — you are electrical. They connect you to the power and you’re electric. That’s why your hair is like that,” she told The Edit.

Leslie Grace

The bachata singer wore her hair mostly straight and with long extensions at the beginning of her career. But she recently has started embracing her natural curls after years of being pressured to wear it straight. “Around the same time that I was breaking into the music industry, I felt this pressure to always have my hair straight or wavy. In the genre that I’m in now, I’m one of the few Afro-Latinas in the game, and I felt out of place in the beginning; I put a lot of heat and extra stress on my hair,” she told Refinery29. “I remember being in photoshoots where my mom wasn’t there, and there’d be a stylist that was not used to working with curly hair. Those situations put me under stress. I would think, ‘They’re either going to burn my hair really bad in order to get it the way that they want it to look, or they’re not going to know what to do with it, so I’m going to look bad.”  The Dominican-American artist admits that working with her hairstylist mom and experimenting with wigs to protect her natural hair has helped significantly. “That’s when my mom and I started getting into wigs and finding alternative ways to play with my hair without having to damage my own. That allowed my natural hair to grow so much and I’m thankful that I learned how to play with my hair because it has allowed me to have so much freedom.’

Cardi B

The Trinidadian and Dominican rapper from the Bronx is known for her fabulous wig game but underneath is a head full of healthy curls that she occasionally shares on social. She has credited Vida Hair Growth for keeping her natural hair “healthy and beautiful.”

Jennifer Lopez

 

We rarely saw J.Lo rocking her natural before she started playing Harlee Santos in Shades of Blue. Wearing her natural length and texture for the show must have helped her to embrace her curls because every now and then Lopez brings the curls out to play.

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