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This month, Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has graced the cover and pages of Allure magazine with a series of looks embracing the beauty and versatility of her hair. However, she’s admitted that she wasn’t always a fan of her natural hairstyle. From a young age, Nyong’o pleaded with her mother to allow her to have her hair relaxed, which involves chemically ‘relaxing’ natural curls so that they’re easier to manage. “I was really envious of girls with thicker, longer, more lush hair,” Nyong’o told Michelle Lee, editor in chief of Allure magazine. “Around 13 or 14, I had such a rough time with being teased and feeling unpretty.”. When her mother eventually gave in and allowed N... Full story

13 February