In the natural hair world hair envy can be a serious thing, but Tracee Ellis Ross is calling for all naturalistas to stop obsessing over each other’s textures and curl patterns. The curly girl and self-love advocate is encouraging all women to embrace their hair just the way it is with her new “Hair Love” Campaign.
The actress decided to launch the campaign after she saw an Instagram meme that showed a little girl crying with the caption: “That moment you realize you don’t have Tracee Ellis Ross’s hair.” She took the issue to heart, and in response, created a love-your-own-hair YouTube video.
“I love that you love my hair but I only love that you love my hair if it’s an inspiration for you to love your hair,” she said during the five-minute clip.
“I don’t want you to want my hair,” she added. “The reason I don’t want you to want my hair is I’m of the school of love what you got. For me, the reason my hair was such a battle was because I was trying to make it something it wasn’t. I wanted the hair that somebody else had.”
Check out the video below, then click through the slides to find seven of our favorite celebrity naturalists explain why they love their curly roots.