Actress Thandie Newton has recently told her long-time friend and make-up artist Kay Montano, “I don’t want my daughters to judge their beautiful curls.” The celebrity mom, who recently starred alongside Tyler Perry in his movie Good Deeds, has said that she’ll stop using relaxers to straighten her hair because she wants to set an example for her young daughters to accept themselves as they are.
She made the decision after seeing Chris Rock’s documentary, Good Hair. Daily Mail reports on the story:
Most A-list mothers are busy churning out carbon copies of mini-mes to become the next generation of the Hollywood elite (ahem, Katie Holmes). But Thandie Newton is determined to set her daughters an example.
The Run Fatboy Run actress revealed she decided to stop straightening her hair in a bid to discourage Ripley and Nico from feeling insecure about their natural curls.
Yesterday, the mother-of-two attended a fundraising gala at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre in Clerkenwell, London, looking ravishing with a head-full of shiny curls.
The British star, 39, said she stopped using chemical relaxers typically used by black women to straighten their locks after seeing comic Chris Rock’s documentary film Good Hair.The movie enlightened her to the fact that the products contain enough of the corrosive substance Lye – more commonly known as caustic soda – to dissolve a Coke can.
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