Marsha Ambrosius co-hosted Dark and Lovely’s Au Naturale special launch and CURL POWER CELEBRATION, and of course #TeamBeautiful was on hand to chat about her fabulous natural curls. She dished on her overnight hair routine, what she does for a bad hair day, and says that you should be empowered by your natural curls. Check out the interview below.
HelloBeautiful: How long have you been natural and was it a tough transition for you?
Marsha Ambrosius: I went natural in 2000. Then I relaxed my hair again for a small stint back in ’07. Then at the end of ’08, I was back to natural again. I literally cut off all my hair and started fresh. For me, I have always loved my hair. I’ve been in love with my fro from the very beginning. I’ve posted Instagram pics of my childhood hairstyle versus my adult styles, and I haven’t changed a bit. Whether it’s a part on the side or in the middle, I’ve been the same chick. The journey for me has been just acknowledging that you can be you. There’s so many fads and styles that can you fall into, but there’s nothing better than when you get compliments on your natural hair. Or when someone sees you and says “I love your curls.” I’m like, yeah because no one else can have this. These are MY curls. And that’s empowering!
HB: Why did you relax your hair after being natural for so long?
MA: It was just a different look and a convenience. I was going on vacation to Orlando with my family and I knew I was doing a lot of water themed parks. I thought it was going to be easier, but it wasn’t. I still had to worry about my hair. Whether you are natural or relaxed it’s still maintenance involved. Don’t be afraid of your own hair! You can still go straight if you’re curly, you just have to use good products–like Dark & Lovely.
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"