Allure magazine

Kerry Washington graced the cover of Allure magazine with her hair in its natural, uncombed state. The mag's readers are raving about Washington's natural 'do.

Washington says having children forced her to rethink society's standard of beauty. Most women won't leave home without straightening or relaxing their hair. But the 40-year-old mother-of-2 embraces her natural wash 'n go hair.

Allure magazine

“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," she tells Allure. "They don’t have to change it or straighten it. They can, but they don’t have to.”

As for makeup, Washington says she leaves the heavy lifting to her onset stylists.

“There’s someone who follows me around all day long [on the set],” she says. “Like, literally follows me to make sure there’s not a single hair out of place. This is somebody’s full-time job. Then someone follows me around to add powder so that I never look shinier than I’m supposed to."

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    I met her in person. Nice woman.
    Tried to recruit her to Zeta but her dad is a Que Dawg, so she said she would have to go join that "other" sorority.


    beautiful cover and spread. folks need to hear this. our hair is lovely in its natural state ??

  • xenaD

    I like her, a lot!!

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    She's a very private person, which is refreshing!

  • Rayne

    I like to see women with their hair in pretty natural styles. The prollem I have is when you're 40 with two ponytails, a bang in the front and the back and plaits in the middle. Like wtf?? You trying to revert back to childhood or something. Saw this at the local Wendy's.

  • Bossy704

    She is a stunning woman. Her show is really melodramatic. The president is cute though.

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    “Like, literally follows me to make sure there’s not a single hair out of place. This is somebody’s full-time job. Then someone follows me around to add powder so that I never look shinier than I’m supposed to.”

    lawd, this is so boss!!! Miss Kerry is a commodity. *bloop*

  • Hell_On_Heelz

    In my mind both she and Tamron Hall are my BFF's! She looks awesome (oh Nia Long) is one of my mind BFF's as well???

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    wait... what.... i know what! my free allure mag better be at the house when i get there! folks so unreliable, smh

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  • Django the God

    Is this all natural after a blow dry or hot comb?

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    really? noooo like really?

  • Django the God

    Her face looks more full and healthy here.

    She looked skinny in that picture yesterday.

  • Django the God

    You have a type.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Ummm. I'm all for natural hair but it looks like she has plaits or something in her hair. Idk.

    I like Keri btw.

  • KcoolMuziq

    When is she going to address what Chris Rock revealed?

  • YaYa

    *pass the popcorn on this* lol

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Beautiful, and talented.

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  • Guest

    On another post they say she has a stepdaughter. So it's "mother of 3".

  • 19awesomegrl97

    hair comb please

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Natural?... maybe
    Uncombed?... Issa lie!

    Love that she is embracing her natural. Living outside the limelight will do that.

  • JustB

    and she should tell them they don't have to result to plastic surgery either... which she will never reveal but she clearly look different from her earlier days

  • Quitedeliteful

    What did he reveal???? Do tell....

  • Quitedeliteful

    Pretty cover pic. Her hair looks windblown...

  • Lolly Asher

    Her make up is lovely. But I admit I'm too imprinted with her django role so this cover looks like that character wearing the mistress' dress.

  • Dahl

    That she was his mistress for a time...

  • Dahl

    That's a blowout at the least, maybe even a quick flat ironing. That isn't her "natural" texture, as it has been manipulated by heat. The naturalistas will drag her for that...

  • dontgetblocked

    Nope. I like to look my best at all times. I would never be caught on a magazine cover looking like this. White women stay on point. Why do we always resort to some slave looking and got no brush shyt. I'd want to look stunning for each and every magazine cover just like the Beckys. This is just lazy especially for an aging actress.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    I’m a naturalista. It was probably the white magazine editors that labeled her straighten hair as “au naturale”. It ain’t. Kinks, coils and curls is natural.

    Now I don’t discriminate against a good blow out but let’s call a spade a spade. Lupita’s kinky fro is natural.

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  • i troll it like i see it

    She is beautiful even with the bed head.

  • Gone Too Far

    Her natural hair is curly. This just looks like someone who flat ironed their hair last night and went to sleep without a bonnet

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I have to think she's beautiful that's who alot of people compare me to.

  • KcoolMuziq

    U mean what DIDN’T he reveal? LMAO

  • Samantha G.

    I love Kerry but she just does not photograph well. I have the same problem ?????. I’ve seen her in person. She works out at the gym I used to work at and she is gorgeous in person, just stunning.

  • Hell_On_Heelz

    Lol. Yes, guilty as charged. I'm petite and brown skin, so they represent for "Us". Lol

  • Lee

    Wow, beautiful indeed!

  • imright

    no the hell she dont

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  • V Dubb

    She looks amazing.

  • bhavana

    Her hair looks terrible for the cover of a magazine.

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  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Yeah I think it is...before she got famous she was on a law and order episode (same one as Idris Elba) and I think her hair was natural then...

  • Look@m3

    FEELING everything you have said!

  • Dowoop

    Im here trying to picture what that would look like.

  • Rayne

    Exactly. Like you picturing it. A mess.

  • Nina Ross

    I don't know why some Black women covet fur & fleas... I mean lice:/

  • Toni ToniToni

    Woah. is that the young man who passed away yesterday?

  • Guest

    Never thought this chick was pretty.

  • Justlooknout

    wow, this explains everything.

  • Ebony Starr

    Yes. I posted in the wrong thread.