Natural hair and protective styles are becoming one and the same to the culture. Dating back to slavery, we have managed to figure out a way to upkeep our very versatile hair. The creativity is what gives us life and the fact that it belongs to us, is how we find new and innovative ways to add to the arsenal of hairstyles. So, when entertainers feel compelled enough to rock any protective style inside a very narrow-minded and culturally clueless fame bubble, I cannot help but to stan-literally each time.
And Tia Mowry gave me alllll my life when she decided to do just that.
Taking to Instagram to show off her look, Mowry sported bantu knots, shaped in the form of a mohawk. Additionally, the photo captioned, "Keep your circle small and your mind at #peace. Quality over Quantity. #bantuknots," shows the actress in a knee-length white dress and gold accessories to tie it all together.
For much of 2020, Mowry has been embracing her natural locks, after doing the big chop at the start of the year.
"My sister [Tamera] and I started in this business and I've never worn my hair [natural] until adulthood. My curly hair was seen as problematic and inconvenient, and it made me insecure. My outlook changed in adulthood, I felt like, If this is what God gave me, I am gonna roll with it."
And sis has been giving us hair envy ever since.
But Mowry isn't the only one wearing the popular 'do, many celebs have sported them faithfully. A few of our faves are below:
Ciara debuted a costume at a performance at the Bacardí Halloween Event, which included braided knots for us to swoon.
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Actress KiKi Layne was an absolute boho-chic vision as she stunned the red carpet of the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards.
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Tracee Ellis Ross posted being posted up at home in her knotted style.
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Of course, Robyn Rihanna Fenty rocked tf out of her knots (which she has done, publicly, on more than one occasion). This bold look was from the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards.
Amandla Stenberg stunned at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival for The Hate U Give with her take on bantu knots.
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Always a vision, Tessa Thompson slayed her bantu knot rendition at a Men in Black: International London photocall. And sis did not disappoint.
And Yara stole the show at Paris Fashion Week with her amazingly perfect take on the bantu knot style.
As the natural movement continues to gain steam, we look forward to witnessing the evolution of this, and many other styles over the next few years. Love to see it!
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