It’s different. It’s beautiful. The curls are tight, the textures vary and the natural volume that calls for no teasing nor hairspray, has been idolized since the beginning of time. Face it, the hair of a black woman is beautiful and Regina King is letting it be known.
In the latest episode of “The Hair Tales”, the Emmy-award wining actress candidly shares her own hair story, boldly crediting black women for setting standards high.
Regina King, Actress
“It all starts with your hair. A lot of your confidence lies in your tresses,” King said.
Reflecting on her own journey, King discussed her breakout role on the NBC sitcom “227” that marked the first time she applied a relaxer to make her hair straight. Admittedly, King says that at the time, getting a relaxer was a popular trend among black women.
“It burned,” King shared. “My scalp didn’t like me liking the relaxer.”
Created by Michaela Angela Davis, “The Hair Tales” is an online show that highlights the story in every curl, coil and kink of a black woman’s hair. Having welcomed guests like Tasha Smith and Mara Brock Akil, King’s episode marked the closing of the premiere series.
Michaela Angela Davis
In addition to featuring King’s story, Davis highlighted and celebrated King for her incomparable roles over the years, praising the work the talented actress represents.
“For decades, Regina has been bringing black girl realness to a Hollywood hostile to that notion,” Davis said. “We trust her, completely. She is that beautiful black girl we all know. She is a great American actress.”
View the entire episode of “The Hair Tales” below.
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