Every day, more and more women are forgoing “creamy crack” in favor of their natural tresses, but imagine what a bold statement it would be if the First Lady, Mrs. Michelle Obama, showed up on the scene with natural hair.

One talented Photoshop designer took that visual from imagination to semi-reality with the photo we see here of the FLOTUS rocking a fierce head of big, bold curls that set Twitter on fire.  Blogger Curly Nikki swooned over the image shared online but the more people fell in love with the natural fabulousness, the more this sentiment popped up: “it’s gorgeous but America ain’t ready.”

As much as we hate to admit it, it’s true. If the hair that naturally grows from black women’s heads is said to be inappropriate for the workplace, I can only imagine what would be said about it inside the White House. Sigh. At least with this pic a girl can dream.

Do you think America’s ready for a natural-haired FLOTUS?

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  1. Would her natural tresses alter the fact that she is smart?!
    Would her natural tresses alter the fact that, her being black is the issue, not her hair?!
    Would her natural tresses alter the fact that, the white America does not care about YOUR hair?!

    The answer is NO!!!!! STOP IT peoplez with this mundane natural hair obsession, and the over politicization of it.

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  2. Please just stop the madness, stop it right this second. Natural, relaxed, locs, shaved, it all comes down to this: IT. IS. JUST. F*CKING HAIR.

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    • @ Sasha,

      You and I both…It’s just HAIR! But you know them folks be getting all Oprah on us, they feel renewed, their spirits are cleansed, they feel like they can scale Mt.Kilimanjaro! Which is great, but COTTAMN!

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    • Hahaha right?!? I couldn’t find the word for it but you hit the nail on the head with your post- it is an obsession. Its just sick. Your hair is just that hair, no different from your fingernails and the way you decide to style/ wear them. Are we going to start a short finger nails movement?!

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  3. no it is not just f*ucking hair.

    sorry folks, it just isn’t.

    this is a case where you simply cannot believe what you think. lol.

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    • Nnaattaayy

      I know right?!

      Obviously its not “just” hair, or that Brazilian girl would not have been banned from entering her university.

      All these people saying it’s just hair need to tell that to the white folk, not the author!

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    • Ocean Breezy

      Right!

      If it were ‘just hair’, a lot of hair salons would be out of business and there wouldn’t be three beauty supply stores in a one mile radius in certain neighborhoods.

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    • au napptural

      If it were just hair people wouldn’t be burning the heads of babies with toxic chemicals, more black women would be able to swim and enjoy the hair the Creator gave them, and most of all white ppl wouldn’t constantly be trying to touch it! History shows it’s a lot of things but “just hair” isn’t one of them. Loving your blackness is a political act in this world.

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  4. again

    This has already been talked about and we know about the natual vs straight perception in the corporate world.

    I’m natural…have been for 10 years and it took a while to learn how to properly manage my textue..but I finally got it.

    Everyone does not want to do that…a lot prefer the easiness of the relaxer
    (including my mom who went natural 5 years after me…went straight to locs…chopped them off after 4 years and tried to do the free strand natural thing…she is 50 and did not have the patience..so she went back to the relaxer..I was really bummed but understood)

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  5. For some people it is more than hair especially when you work in a field where White people act like you are dirty if you are natural. That is when the “personal becomes politcal.” otherwise it is just hair. For others they have life experiences that have influenced their hairstyle choices.

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