Earlier this month we observed the internet rejoicing wildly at Michelle Obama’a au naturel transition, however her hair stylist Jonny Wright states that Michelle has been a part of the Natural Hair movement for quite some time now, and even transitioned from permed to natural during her husbands first year of presidentcy.
“She’s always embraced her natural hair. For the looks she was going for and the stories she wanted to tell, I styled her hair straight. There wasn’t any lack of embracing her curls. It’s just what she wanted to do”
Wright continues on to mention that the health of Michelle’s hair is always number one priority whether it is natural or pressed.
“When your natural hair is growing out, that line of demarcation between the natural hair and your relaxer tends to break and pop. I made sure I kept it very soft and moisturized so she could keep her length as much as she could when she was going through that transition. I trimmed every four to six weeks, as I normally do, and that was it,”
Well by the looks of the Obama’s vacation photos away from the spotlight, we are just glad that Michelle is finally letting her hair down. Literally