How Important Is a Black Singer’s Natural Hair?

In an Essence article, according to record executive L.A. Reid, when it comes to new artists that are trying to make it in the business, “The hair is as important as the chorus of the song. ” Whoah!

I love good music. And I support black music artists who bring the sounds, lyrics, and LOOKS that align with the way that I want to be represented in society. So, if we’re talking about putting your money where your mouth is, these are the music artists with natural hair I feel good about putting my money into.

Angie Stone.

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Janelle Monae

Jill Scott

Lauryn Hill

Macy Gray

Nina Simone

Which singers are you bumpin? Is what they do with their hair even important to you?

Natural Hair Accessories that add Flair to Any Hairstyle


When I first did the Big Chop, there were many days when I had a hard time “dressing up” my hair.

Natural Hair is never boringYes. I love wearing my natural hair. But I have a TWA (a teenie weenie afro). And I wear it seven days a week. EVERY day I look in the mirror, I still have a TWA. And some days I would like to look in the mirror and see a little more sassy, or sexy, or just different. I love my little afro, but I have to be able to get some diversity in my hairstyles, so I’ve invested in just a few natural hair accessories to help me jazz up my look.

If you’re a new natural or a seasoned Naturalista looking for a way to jazz up your look, here are some ideas for natural hair accessories I wear on the regular that work for me.

HEADBANDS. I’m crazy about them.

This is the 1st headband I bought. BUY THIS Lux Accessories Crystal Rhinestone Stretch Headband from Amazon. I put it on, and it added all this extra sparkle to my hair, and well. . I was in love.

square rhinestone headband from Amazon for your natural hair
Buy this Lux Accessories Crystal Rhinestone Stretch HeadbandI’m wearing in the pic on Amazon.

Patterned Crystal Headband for natural hair
I purchased this Lux Accessories Pave Crystal Pattern Stretch Bridal Bridesmaid Hair Headband. from Amazon, too. Sometimes it’s too much sparkle for work. You can get it here

Leather braided headbands for natural hair
I just recently purchased FULL TILT 5 Piece Faux Leather Braided Headbands, Natural from Amazon. You’ll be seeing these in pics SOON.


I recently purchased this gold leaf headband that has gotten me SO many compliments. I know I say this every time, but this is now my new favorite.

Gold Leaf Headband from Amazon for Natural Hair
BlueTop(TM) Gold Leaf Festival Grecian Garland Hippy Woman Forehead Hair Band Necklace – my newest favorite in #naturalhairaccessories

HATS. I live in the South where it tends to be warm, so I love straw hats.

Straw hats are a great natural hair accessory
This straw gat has pretty much dominated my summer.

My uncle's straw hat is one of my favorite natural hair accessories
See my Uncle’s hat in this pic. That’s my new favorite hat. That man knows his accessories! And he’s generous, too.

HEADWRAPS. Purchase a long one, so you can experiment with different headwrap styles to find the one that gives you the look you desire.

I wear this colorful silk scarf as a headwrap on my natural hair
I foundiF Silk, Stargate Butterflies, 35″ x 35″ Large Square Charmeuse Silk Scarf that I experimented with last summer. Loved it!

Here's the actual size of the silk scarf I use to wrap my natural hair
Here’s the actual size of the iF Silk, Stargate Butterflies, 35″ x 35″ Large Square Charmeuse Silk Scarffrom Amazon. They’re huge and silk.

HAIR CLAMP. Yeah. I know. Too soon. But I had to have it so I could grow into it. LOL

I found this hair clamp for my natural hair on Amazon
I found PuffCuff Hair Clamp (5″) for Thick, Coily, Textured Hairon Amazon. Now, I’m just working on growing out my hair so I can wear it. Coming soon!

But my all-time favorite go-to natural hair accessory is one that you own. So, this is just some encouragement for you to wear it. It’s beautiful.

You're never fully dressed without a smile
Wear your TWA, afro puff, braids, locs, WHATEVER with a smile. It’s your most important natural hair accessory?