Gone are the days of rebonding because natural curls are here to stay.
In the early 2000s onwards, it was rare to see a curly-haired Filipina in commercials. It was all smooth and silky straight hair in television ads, mostly portraying fair-skinned girls with their manes kept glossy. Remember the iconic Sumusunod Sa Galaw Mo song from Rejoice? Fortunately in the present age, more beauty brands have been diversifying the casting in their ads and campaigns, making every Filipina feel represented and empowered despite the stubborn persistence of the unrealistic beauty standard of Euro-centric features imposed by society. With this, more personalities have been making us want to wear our natural curls out, no longer with the fear of being bullied or called names (sadly, those toxic comments still exist). From Kiana Valenciano to Bella Poarch, here are fierce Filipinas that have embraced their curls.
R&B singer and songwriter Kiana Valenciano left us in a daze when she posted a selfie in her natural curls. For the longest time, we’ve only seen Kiana in a lob, slicked back hair and waves. Yes, curl!
In a previous shoot, Soul Supreme KZ Tandingan mentioned that her hair was always naturally wavy. We often see her in braids or wigs (a pixie presently), but when she debuted her natural curls, we were blown away.
Actress and entrepreneur Yassi Pressman is making us want to take better care of our curls. Just see her mane in its full glory in her birthday shoot.
Is it too much to ask for that we want to attain Andi Eigenmann’s lifestyle? Goals. When she moved to Siargao, of course she had to bust out her island curls, too. Needless to say, we love it!
Sleek ponytails and adorable pigtails have sort of been Bella Poarch’s unofficial signature hairstyle since her meteoric rise. But did you know that Miss Bellinda over here actually has natural curls?