Unathi On Embracing Her Natural Hair In Her Teens and The Reason Behind Her Decision. Do not be misled by weaves and wigs, underneath those hairstyles, many women are keeping their hair natural. Here at home, celebrities like Cindy Mahlangu, Zozibini Tunzi, Thandiswa Mazwai, Liteboho Modise, have shown that natural hair is the new slay!
One other celebrity who has kept her hair natural for years is Unathi Nkayi. The media personality and singer, has slayed major red carpets events across the country, keeping it all natural and beautiful. From tribal braids, cornrows to brush cuts, Unathi always plays around with her natural crown.
Some of us are only joining the natural hair trend in recent years, as for Unathi she has been in the came since she was 18 years. It wasn’t necessarily by choice though, but rather by a tong accident that happened while styling. Unathi’s grandfather encouraged her to shave it off after her best friend accidentally burnt her forehead with a tong.
“I got home from Varsity complaining that uNokuku had burnt my forehead with a tongue and that I couldn’t afford it anymore. This was in my grans back garden. She was smoking her pipe and my dad was keeping her company. She carried on puffing and just side eyed me. My dad said ‘So why don’t you shave it all off and know that you are beautiful the way God made you.’ He told me he would shave my hair and did so that day with my gran present smoking her pipe. I’ve NEVER put chemical on my hair ever again.“