Actress Kerry Washington is breathtakingly beautiful, and for the past two years, the Scandal actress has been all natural when it comes to her locs.
For years, Washington has been rocking relaxed hair or extensions, but that all changed after she became a mom.
“I have grown to like my hair more and more over the years. I won’t have any chemicals in it. I stopped relaxing my hair in my early 20s,” the actress and mother of two told Allure.
Did we mention that she’s the mag’s cover star?
“I have to dip in and dip out (of the internet), because it suffocates me. Like, I become unable to function. So it’s a tricky balance between staying aware and also staying connected to a sense of hope and productivity and showing up for life.” Our November cover star #KerryWashington gets REAL about politics, Olivia Pope’s future, and how she keeps her skin looking so damn good all the time. Tap the link in bio to read our full interview with her ✨. . . . Photo: @sharifhamza Fashion stylist: @hannakelifa Hair: @takishahair Makeup: @francelledaly Manicure: @tombachik
When she’s on set, the star concedes that there’s someone who literally follows her around to maintain that she’s “perfect.”
“There’s someone who follows me around all day long on the set. Like, literally follows me to make sure there’s not a single hair out of place,” she said. “This is somebody’s full-time job.”
“I like to wear my natural texture, especially now because I have children and I want them to know that their hair is perfect as it is. They don’t have to change it or straighten it. They can, but they don’t have to.” #KerryWashington reveals all of her beauty secrets in our November issue. Tap the link in bio to read the full story. . . . Photo: @sharifhamza Fashion stylist: @hannakelifa Hair: @takishahair Makeup: @francelledaly Manicure: @tombachik
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But once those cameras are turned off, Washington can let her hair down, literally.
“Friday night’s concealer is very different than Tuesday afternoon’s concealer. They get thicker as the week goes on and you get more exhausted,” Washington revealed.
The November issue of Allure featuring Kerry Washington is available on stands now.