Hair Du Jour: Janelle Monae


Not only do we love Janelle Monáe's music but her signature pompadour hairstyle which she rocks effortlessly and elegantly with an inspiring fierce confidence is one of the many things about the singer that leaves us mesmerised time and time again. janelleNPR

The electric and Covergirl lady recently dished to about her hair journey and hair care regime, stating that she'd never paid much attention to her hair but grew to see the beauty in it the older she got. Monáe says that 'I’m an ideas type of girl, and being natural allows me to have more versatility with natural hair. Hair is about options and showing diversity.' We agree that versatility and diversity is the spice of life, so rock on Monáe!


On her hair regime, she comments: 'I don’t blow dry or use heat. I also love to use protective hairstyles and lots of hats' then goes on to mention Cantu’s Shea Butter Leave in conditioning repair cream as a product she uses - a product that's favoured my many other naturalistas.


If Monáe has any advice for you as it pertains to your hair, it is that you embrace it and allow your hair to shine because  'there’s so much beauty in our natural state.'