Women across the world continue to embrace and rock their natural hair, and many celebrities are joining in and showing off their big, beautiful afros.

Some celebs have just started growing their fros, while others have been growing their afros for many years. Here are 10 celebrities who are proud to have afros and we love them for it.

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Nomzamo Mbatha

Known for being a big supporter of African designers for local and international red carpet events, Nomzamo knows how to rock her natural hair. This actress is always giving us natural-hair inspiration on her Instagram page.

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Yara Shahidi

Yara is the very definition of #frogoals and she’s never been shy to rock her impressive set of natural curls on the red carpet or while on holiday.

Viola Davis

The Oscar- and Golden Globe–winning actress has embraced her natural hair in recent years. Her latest afro-envy moment happened at this year’s Golden Globe Awards.


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Pearl Thusi

Since she shot to fame as a model, she’s loved showing off her own natural afro. Pearl’s hair is simply beautiful, we love getting styles inspiration from her and she always looks glam.


Uzo Aduba

The Orange is the New Black actress loves to highlight her natural hair on the red carpet and she always looks like a beautiful black queen with her voluminous afro.

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Tracee Ellis Ross

The Black-ish star frequently experiments with her natural tresses but we like her locks best when she lets her curls flow freely.

Amanda du-Pont

We love seeing Amanda combine her naturally curly fro with bold make-up looks.


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Solange Knowles

Solange isn’t afraid of expressing herself through her hair. She often plays with different styles and textures, including the classic afro and her Instagram account shows that she can quickly switch up a look.

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Enhle Mbali

The actress is fast becoming a true ambassador for natural hair with her short and cute healthy afro.


Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu is no stranger to the afro. In 1997, the singer even released a song called “Afro,” expressing how she loves the boldness of her hair. She loves to accessorise her natural hair in unique ways, and we can’t get enough.



Boity is known for switching up hairstyles, especially when it comes to colour, but we think her natural black afro is stunning and we’d love to see it more!