South African Celebrities With Natural Hair

They rock their curls so well

By  | Apr 14, 2022, 12:14 PM  | Thuso Mbedu  | Top of The

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It's now easier than ever to change your look overnight whether you want to get a nose job, tummy tuck, bigger bums or simply a different hairstyle. This is all thanks to advancements in both the plastic surgery industry with the different procedures available, and the hair industry with extensions, wigs, strengthening treatments, and many more.

This is especially true and easier for celebrities, who have money and access to a plethora of specialists as well as some of the world's best surgeons, colorists and stylists.

However, hair can be somewhat of a sensitive topic, especially when it intersects with race and culture. In past years, black and coloured women have often felt the need to conform their hair texture by using products such as perms, relaxers, irons, and various other products that to an extent damage the natural texture of their natural hair. Nevertheless, cultural shifts have finally seen women of color begin to feel a sense of pride and appreciation for the kinks and curls in their hair.

For anyone who is in need of some natural hair inspiration, we compiled a list of South African celebrities with natural hair. Take a look at these beauties who chose to rock and embrace their gorgeous textured hair.

Mmabatho Montsho


The first name on our list of South African celebrities with natural hair is none other than the talented fashion designer, writer, actress and film director Mmabatho Montsho. Whether it is afros, protective hairstyles or bantu knots, Mmabatho rocks her natural hair so effortlessly.

In addition to always rocking her natural curls, the film producer is also known for rocking minimal makeup. The naturalista never disappoints with her looks and we are here for it.

Picture source: @montshotheblack Instagram

Nomzamo Mbatha


Often referred to as the African goddess, Nomzamo Mbatha is the next name on our list of South African celebrities with natural hair. The actress, tv and media personality, businesswoman, and human rights activist has been making waves since her rise to fame in 2012. 

As a natural hair enthusiast, Nomzamo is constantly rocking different styles of her curls on the red carpet, at events, in movies and in interviews. The star also often shares little tips and tricks that she uses to maintain her hair and keep it lush and looking so good.

Picture source: @nomzamo_m Instagram

Thuso Mbedu


Another South African celebrity with natural hair on our list is the ever so talented Thuso Mbedu. When it comes to afros, the young actress wears hers with pride. She has shared the screens with international superstars such as Viola Davis and John Boyega and casually interacts with Oprah Winfrey all whilst rocking her natural curls.