Within the last couple of years society has embraced the natural hair phenomenon one kinky head a time. Maybe its due to the emerging number of celebrities who have decided to trade in their relaxed tresses for a natural coif. Or it could be that the widely popular documentary, Good Hair, is still the topic amongst girlfriends and hair stylists alike.
Long before sites started dedicating their blogs to the natural hair brothers and sistahs were five celebrities who, for as long as we can remember, wore the now-popular loc’d style. Take a look at some of our favorite dreadlock wearing stars who have taken the look and made it their signature.
1. Jason Momoa
The Hawaiian-born actor is probably best known for his roles on Baywatch and Johnson Family Vacation. We were first introduced to the dreadlocked wearing Momoa in Atlantis: Stargate, and have been hooked on the green-eyed cutie ever since. The newest star on HBO’s new series, Game of Thrones, has two children with partner, actress Lisa Bonet.
If there was ever someone to have hair envy for, Goapele would definitely top our list. Definitely not new to the natural hair scene, the soulful crooner’s styles have ranged from her waist-skimming locs and twists to intricately designed cornrows and braids.
3. Terry McMillan
Best-selling author Terry McMillan (Waiting To Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back) has worn her fiery red locs for years now. Whether taking to her Twitter with off-handed comments regarding the meteoric rise of Willow and Jaden Smith or thinking Rihanna is a “joke”, she rocks her dreads effortlessly.
The Grammy award-winning New Orleans native has been on the scene since 2007 but what most caught our attention was her signature dreads, which she’s admitted, has taken seven years to grow.
5. Whoopi Goldberg
Ever since we can remember, Whoopi Goldberg has always had dreadlocks. Whether long and full or cut into a trendy medium length style, the actress and television host has stayed true to her roots – literally.
Tell us, who are some of your favorite celebrities that rock dreads? Would you ever considering making the transition?