LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 14: Lizzo attends the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Los Angeles Convention Center on March 14, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy )

While Lizzo might serve as everyone’s inspiration when it comes to self-love, the singer recently revealed that her infectious confidence wasn’t always inherent. During press to promote her involvement with Dove’s Self-Esteem Project, Lizzo admitted that she’s been on a journey when it comes to her hair, as she struggled to accept her naturally textured locks growing up.

“There were plenty of times where I was almost embarrassed to show my natural hair because people were like, ‘Oh, that’s not cute. It’s not good enough, or it’s not silky enough,’” the star said in an interview, before revealing that she had only just begun to overcome those childhood doubts.

“I actually just recently started getting into my hair-love journey, maybe two or three years ago. Before then, that was my final frontier in loving myself, was loving my hair.”

The Juice performer, who is famous for her iconic wig looks, also spoke about how shame led her to mistreat her natural hair at times. “I used to just kind of lock my hair away, and I realized that was [like] locking her up in a prison. You can’t thrive when you’re locked up like that,” she told Allure. “So now I’ll be like, let me take this style out and let me take this wig off and let her breathe. Let her expand.”


Now Lizzo regularly rocks her natural hair, styling it into playful buns and braids, while also continuing to switch things up with bold wigs. After watching a movement develop online that celebrates natural and textured hair types, she decided to share her own.

“When I finally, in the last few years, started to come to terms with ‘this is my hair, it’s not going to change, and it’s beautiful,’ I felt like I finally could say that I truly loved myself,” she said.

Here’s to going natural and feeling Good As Hell.