Sanaa Lathan has, in a quick time, went from bald and beautiful, to long hair don't careeee.
In 2017, Sanaa shaved her head for her leading role in Nappily Ever After, a movie adaptation of the book with the same name, about a perfectionist ad exec who experiences a romantic setback, and embarks on a journey of self-discovery. And in 2020, Sanaa is waving her home-grown body wave for the people.
Recently, the Love & Basketball star, took to Instagram to show off her healthy, blown-out mane, making us all collectively question our sense of time ("like, wasn't she just bald?!").
Lathan credits her hair growth to "protective styles, braids and almost no heat"—a routine too many of us knows all too well.
Since her haircut, Sanaa has certainly unapologetically rocked her natural locks.
She has welcomed the trend of women in Hollywood ditching the wigs and bundles, and showing up as their authentic selves.
Other starlets such as Gabrielle Union, Viola Davis, and Tiffany Haddish and Tamar Braxton (who each, too, also went bald), have joined the ranks of black women who have attended photo shoots, magazine covers, and red carpets, as their full selves—a very huge deal in their industry.
On her two-year cut-erversay, Lathan said:
"Can't believe it's been 2 years since I shaved it all off. It's been a long journey and I definitely have a new appreciation for my natural hair. BUT I do need help though. It definitely ain't easy! Thankful I have amazing people to help me take care of it. Check out Kim Kimble's youtube tutorial for this natural twist out style."
Oh, she's handing out tips too? OK, we're here for this!
But some of her protective styles have ranked among some of our faves too!
*hits body-ody-ody-ody dance*
Sanaa once told Refinery29:
"[It feels like this is time] in terms of women of color coming into this amazing renaissance of owning who they are, and owning all of their beauty in whatever shape, size, color it is. There's no more cookie-cutter, like, 'This is the ideal.'"
But however she decides to rock her hair, the versatility is refreshing to see on a large platform!
Get it, sis! #inspired
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Featured image via Sanaa Lathan/Instagram