Jill Scott Shares Her Hair Story: 'It Does Not Define Me'

The singer-actress says her hair is just "a hat."

Posted: 07/24/2014 09:00 AM EDT

Jill Scott always keeps it all the way real, and in her recent interview with HuffPostLive, the singer-actress opened up about how she feels about her natural hair.

"It does not define me. It does not make me who I am in any way, shape or form," Scott said. "It's a hat and tomorrow I'll wear another hat. And then I might wear another one."

A "hat made of hair" is an interesting way of looking at your mane and one that conjures the notion that hair is just an accessory and nothing more. In fact, Scott urged women "not to separate themselves because of this hat that you have on" and keep in mind that "at the end of the day…we're still all Black women."

"Just know it's a hat," she continued. "Don't get caught up into the traps and believe that that's you."

The Get on Up star also said that while she enjoys mixing up her style, she prefers to keep it natural.

"I love my hair so much that I don't want a bunch of heat in it or sprays in it. I don't need that," Scott said. "My hair doesn't like it anyway. So I'll just keep switching hats."

To view the entire interview, click here.

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