Gabrielle Union Hits Back at Critics Who Say Her Daughter’s ‘Hair Is Never Done’
Gabrielle Union has always been an advocate for embracing natural beauty, including her daughter’s hair. When comments started circulating that her daughter’s hair was never done, Gabrielle confidently responded by celebrating her daughter’s natural curly hair. She believes that it’s important to teach kids to love and accept themselves just as they are, and that includes embracing their natural hair texture. Gabrielle’s empowering message serves as a reminder that there is beauty in diversity and that all hair types should be celebrated.
She clapped back at haters.
Moms often get shamed when it comes to how they raise their children, but when you parent in the public eye, people watch your every step. The Sleepless actress admits she receives hurtful comments about her daughter’s hair. “I see comments where they’re like, ’That child’s hair is never done.’ And it is done, I just don’t chase her around making sure that we document her looking super, super done every single day. You’ll see her like that on occasion,” she said.
She believes children don’t have to look perfect.
Many people try to make their lives look picture-perfect on social media, but Union believes in showing her life as it is. “You’ll see her natural curls. You’ll also see that they’re going to be moisturized. That’s more of what I care about, hair health, not the style,” she said. “It’s not going to be picture-perfect or whatever people feel that means. I’m human,” she added.
She embraces her natural hair.
Union has wholeheartedly embraced her natural hair, fearlessly opening up about her past dislike for her own curls.
“When I was younger, I hated everything about [my hair]. I wanted it to be anything but what it was. The images that I saw on TV and in magazines and film reaffirmed that I wasn’t ’it’, and people who look like me aren’t ’it’. In my early forties, I just came out reborn and loving myself,” she shared.
She teaches her daughter to love her curls.
Union now believes that it is crucial to set the right example for your kids when it comes to accepting your natural hair.
“Just growing it out, loving my own texture, loving my own curls, letting them see my natural hair texture, letting them see my natural curls, letting them see the whole process: how I wash my hair, how I deep condition, when I do a steam, letting them see me get my hair trimmed! Having your kids see you get regular hair cuts and trims, you don’t even think about how freeing that can be,” she said.
Gabrielle Union leaves fans astonished by her seemingly timeless appearance. Unlike many others, Union has steered clear of plastic surgery and Botox. Instead, she prioritizes self-care in both physical and mental aspects.