Amara La Negra name has been abuzz since producer Young Hollywood made some very degrading comments about her appearance. ICMYI: He outright told her that she needed to be "a little bit more Beyoncé and a little less Macy Gray." Then he proceeded to tell her that she cannot be elegant with her Afro. Say what?
Considering how strong the Afro-Latina has proven to be, she didn't let his comments hurt her — but rather used them to her advantage. She started an ALN army to encourage young girls to always take pride in who they are, regardless of what others think.
Most recently, Amara has been enjoying all the positive attention and love that has been coming her way. She has even taken a break from her lovely Afro and started wearing her hear in different hairstyles.
Last night, she posted a video on Instagram of her mother taking out her braids. To our surprise, she also revealed that she adds extensions to her hair from time to time to make it fuller. See for yourself below.
"Is my Afro real? Yes. I naturally do have an Afro. Do I us extensions? Yes. I use extensions to enhance what I already have. It's hard to keep up a perfect Afro 24/7. But my hair will never define who I am. I am not my hair. My hair is just a part of me. I am strong and beautiful on the inside and out," she wrote under her black-and-white video.
The cutest part about her post? Her mother still does her hair. The two are extremely close and basically do everything together. "Guys are usually surprised to see that I go out with my mom," Amara previously shared. "But I like to have her around, she usually sees things that I don't."
Amara is definitely shifting the culture by presenting a more natural look — and reminding us that Black women can rock any look they please (even with a little help!)
Are you surprised to learn Amara is rocking extensions — or did you know all along? Let us know in the comments below.
(Photo: Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAACP )
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