Zendaya has proven time and time again she is the master of pulling off literally any hairstyle like the goddess that she is but in a new interview, the starlet opened up about how this wasn't always the case. When Z was younger, she didn't have the fierce confidence she has now, and she wasn't comfortable with her naturally curly hair.
“Growing up, I wasn’t very confident in my curls. It wasn’t like the hair that girls around me had. And nobody really knew what to do with my hair. My mom is white and my dad is black — they have two very different hair types," Zendaya said. "So we learned how to manage my hair together, and I also watched YouTube videos to find easy styles to do. Obviously you want what you can’t have, so I wanted different hair than what I had. And it wasn’t until I got older that I learned you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone."
The actress' hair always looks fabulous when she embraces her natural texture, so it's nice to see how now she really appreciates her luscious curls. Zendaya knows that with time, she learned to love every part of herself, and that's what she hopes her fans can learn from her too.
"There is nobody out there that is completely, 100 percent satisfied with every portion of themselves. And as you grow up, or as you grow older, you have to learn about yourself and you have to become more familiar with yourself," she said. "I like who I am, and I hope that I can help a lot of other young women get there. I think that a big part of that is showing that you can dress and wear your hair however you want. People will say whatever they have to say, but as long as you feel good and you feel confident and you’re taking those steps to feel comfortable with yourself, then you’re good!”
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