Embracing Natural; The First Lady Edition

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On 9th April 2013 Kenya inaugurated a new president. Regardless of our political affiliations, there is one thing that all members of Team Natural agree on. We love that our New FLoTRoK {pushing it much, but I had to :)} Margaret Kenyatta is Au Natural and rocks a Gorgeous Silver Short Crop. She joins the likes of Janet Museveni who wears a fade and looks effortlessly elegant with this short do.

The fact that her hair is “not the norm” weave, perm, bone straight got the conversation on hair started, and there were as varied opinions as there are people. For those who rock natural hair it was something to celebrate and a lot of men jumped in on this celebration.

At a very basic level being natural shows that you are not willing to compromise with society and its standards of what is beautiful. You celebrate your hair; the kinks, the curls, shrinkage, tangles, knots and all.

On a fundamental level wearing your hair natural is empowering. It is the ultimate act of self acceptance. Once you can embrace having natural hair; it changes your perception of yourself and the world around you. Going natural for many women is more than a movement, it is a lifestyle.

So, if you rock your natural hair; whether it’s a fade, TWA, BBA, Locs, Sista Locs, Transitioning, wear your hair with pride and dignity. Embrace it! Celebrate it!



What Kenyans had to say about Margaret Kenyatta’s Hair.


John-Allan Namu ‏@johnallannamu                                                                  9 Mar

A silver haired Margaret Kenyatta, Kenya’s 4th First lady, right of podium #choice2013 @KTNKenya

And Margaret Kenyatta maintains that beautiful hair, fashion Nazis, keep off her hair #InaugurationKE

There is only one cure for grey hair. It is called the guillotine-P.Wodehouse. Its OK for Margaret Kenyatta to maintain!

Margaret Kenyatta is very beautiful very beautiful. We the people with short hair Know.. :)” @Mbengelita don’t ignore the signs woman

Mrs Margaret Kenyatta hair do √ *iCelebrate* Mrs Gladys Shollei hair do *iWeep*

Timeless beauty “@AnitaQAnita: I don’t get why anyone would complain about Margaret Kenyatta‘s grey hair.”

Margaret Kenyatta is our most classy First Lady yet …and no fake hair #iLOVE

I don’t get why anyone would complain about Margaret Kenyatta‘s grey hair.

Just like everything else, inauguration is also about to be about Margaret Kenyatta‘s hair

Yup! #TeamNatural RT @gitts: Margaret Kenyatta is team natural hair

@_Gone_Case: Margaret Kenyatta lookin good in that short hair

Uh huh RT @WokaBee: Margaret Kenyatta. The Red lip, the Pearls, The short hair!. The First lady is So Classy!

Guess we should all go natural with short hair like Margaret Kenyatta….she luks good!#InaugurationKe

+1 love her elegance “@KResearcher: And Margaret Kenyatta maintains that beautiful hair, fashion Nazis, keep off her hair #InaugurationKE

Lakini Margaret Kenyatta looks hot today … don’t ever dye that hair.

Madam Margaret Kenyatta looks great in that natural hair. Lesson: Weaves and wigs are overrated!

Whaaaaaaa! Margaret Kenyatta looks goood!!! She kept her grey hair #win!!!

I hope First Lady Margaret Kenyatta will not change the color of her hair; not now, not in the next five years #TeamFirstLady

I sense a petition building up to have the Margaret Kenyatta‘s hair remain as is. All silver and lovely. Can we add this to #UhurusInbox?

Ladies, good lesson from the late Josephine Michuki and now, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta; embrace the grey hair and in stride! WE APPROVE

I say Margaret Kenyatta‘s hair should never be dyed. All in favour say “AYE!”



Samuel Mwitiposted to Margaret Kenyatta


I like the natural hair.

“By Mid this Month, Many Kenyan Women Will Be Sporting Grey Hair, Either as Highlights or a Hair Style; Those Who Already Have Natural Grey Hair Either as Sections or Full Heads of Grey; Who Tend to Hide it Under Weaves and Hairpiece; Will Begin to Proudly Display Their Greyness; Thanks to the Very Proud Way Our First Lady, Margaret Wanjiru Kenyatta, Wears Her Crown of Grey Hair; Kudos to Mama Jomo for Lifting the Veil On Grey Hair!” – Journalist Njoki Karuoya.

Posted on April 14, 2013  



 This Cartoon by Gaddo Said Margaret looks good with Kinky Grey Hair but would Look better with flowy African garb. It elicited this responses.                                                                                                              

Njaguara7 April 2013 12:44 AM Maddo- You are dead wrong. The first lady looks awesome. Nice style

Kesekwa6 April 2013 6:24 PM No Maddo! She looks beautiful in her natural hairstyle. That is the way it should be.

Mimi 6 April 2013 3:55 AM NO! Maddo you’ve got it totally wrong. Margaret Kenyatta should retain her KINKY, greying hair. It just looks PERFECT! Shows  someone who is comfortable with her real self. Please keep off hair paint and those weird Nigerian head blankets.


*Disclaimer: Did I pick only the positive comments? Yes , I did.  I’m unapologetic, this is a post about embracing Natural Hair. Surprisingly, I didn’t see any nasty ones either. 🙂


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