Lynn Whitfield Talks Transition From Relaxers To Natural Hair & Celebrating Beauty

Lynn Whitfield

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Tatayana Yomary: Speaking of beauty, you look amazing!
Lynn Whitfield: Thank you so much. This young man did my makeup and did such a wonderful job.

TY: Can you tell us about your hair?
LW: My hair- I’m going natural! That’s my wave. We just got some hair that can be wet and matches the natural curl pattern of my hair. I’m really excited because I haven’t really unrolled it yet. It’s growing and I just can’t wait. I know four years from now it’s really going to be behind my back. It’s here already (shows hair length by collar bone). But what I didn’t know was the draw up thing. Shrinkage is real!

TY: How important do you think it is for Black women to embrace our natural hair?
LW: Well. I can’t decide anything for anyone else. I just realized about three years ago that I didn’t even know what my natural texture is. And, I just became curious about it. “Let’s see. What is it really?” And, now I’m just starting to see the pattern coming out and I like it. It’s a pretty curl. I don’t know what I’ll do with it. I can pull it back, I don’t know, but we’ll see. It’s going to be an adventure, a journey. I’m so excited. I look forward to doing all this exploration. And as Greenleaf continues, we can do something with the magazine.

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Tatayana Yomary

Tatayana is a fashionista obsessed with all things beauty, pop culture and style. A true BX native, she keeps it real and always puts her best fashion foot forward. Her work has appeared in Hollywood Life, Global Grind, IBT Media and Sadiaa Beauty. Follow her on Instagram @machineguntatyy__ and Twitter @BabyfaceTatz.