Cover Story: Sanaa Lathan Talks Natural Hair & Bringing “The Perfect Guy” To Fruition

Sanaa Lathan

Photo Credit: Instagram/@sanaalathan

For many, Sanaa is one of the premier natural beauties in Hollywood and she has become quite the hair inspiration due to the beautiful plethora of hairstyles she’s worn over the years. More recently, the star has been opting for natural styles like the cornrows she rocked in a recently Twitter photo, as well as cute braid-out looks. She simply loves the wide variety of styles that she can create with her natural hair.

“I’ve been wearing my hair natural a lot lately. For me, it’s all about changing it up. In terms of my real life, I’ll put it in cornrows and put some conditioner in it and then take it out and it’s really big and wild. I’ve been loving that lately,” Sanaa said.

When it comes to maintaining her natural hair, Sanaa swears by celebrity hairstylist Kim Kimble’s hair care line. “I really love Kim Kimble’s products. She’s my hairdresser and she always hooks me up with her Ginger Cream Shampoo and Conditioner.”

She also loves Kim’s Hair Jelly for styling purposes. “It’s great for the edges. Her whole line is really great for our hair.”

Even though Sanaa has lovely natural tresses of her own, she enjoys exploring the many styling options that weaves, wigs and extensions have to offer. Not only for her red carpet hairstyles, but also to get into character for her various film roles.

“I love weaves and wigs and all of that! I feel like it’s one of the benefits of being an actress because hair can really define a look and a character. With The Perfect Guy, we wanted to do a film noir feeling in terms of the whole movie. So my hair in the movie was a weave that was kind of reminiscent of the women of the 1940s, with soft waves and a deep side part.”

Cover Credits:
Photography: Jared Schlachet for JSquared,;
Fashion Styling: Apuje Kalu of for;
Hairstylist: Larry Sims for Tracy Mattingly Agency;
Make- up: Saisha Beecham for Cloutier Remix;
Producer: Crystal Wright for

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