Uzalo and eHostela actress - Gugu Gumede is known for her amazing make-up and of course those weaves and hair pieces but as of late, the actress has decided to go all natural and we're absolutely here for it!
It's amazing to see how a different hairstyle can highlight ones beauty.
However, Gugu has made it clear that her hair does not define who she is, but in some intricate way, it does give her a bit of oomf to challenge life and grab it by the balls.
"My hair is not my crown, because I can decide to shave it off tomorrow. However, as a black woman who formerly couldn’t walk out of the house without a weave, it is my pride. This year I am going through a weird time where I keep saying 'I’m going to put my wig back on any moment now' but I just don’t. Weird, since this is also the year when I’m fighting for myself to be heard in male-dominated spaces even more. I figure, being just a woman isn’t enough, why not further complicate the matter by being a strong black woman that’s comfortable with her kinky Afro?! Lol. It gets them going. I am breathing. I am a black woman, and I am breathing."
Shout out to Gugu for constantly being comfortable in her own skin and in her own hair, embracing more of our natural hair is something that definitely needs to be celebrated more often.
Do you have an afro? Please do share pictures of you rocking your afro on our Facebook page, we'd love to see how you ladies look.
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