Lupita Nyong’o Recalls Shaving Her Head as a Teen: “It Was So Scary But So Liberating”

Lupita Nyong’o is Allure‘s latest cover girl!

The beautiful actress teamed up with hairstylist Vernon François for Allure’s “Culture of Hair” March 2018 issue. Inside the magazine, Lupita talks about her relationship with her hair over the years and recalls shaving it off when she was a teenager.

“Well, I didn’t love my hair when I was a child,” Lupita tells the magazine. “It was lighter than my skin, which made me not love it so much. I was really kind of envious of girls with thicker, longer, more lush hair. In my tween years, I started begging my mother to have my hair relaxed.”