Evelyn shows you how to get her childhood hair crush's fabulous natural style.
Where are all the highly textured heads of hair on TV? We long to identify with the physical characteristics of people on the screen. When I find someone with sky-high hair like ours, even if it’s just a commercial, I do my NaturallyCurly Happy Dance (I’m so trade marking that). Yes! We exist!
For my first installment of Curlies on TV, I’ll take you back to my childhood hair crush, Rudy Huxtable.
As the youngest of the Huxtables, Rudy was the adorable, adventurous and rambunctious girl in the family. She played football (Go Sweet Feet!) and had comically simple advice for the older children’s problems. She never understood the things her older sisters did for love, and while she got into the kind of trouble youngest siblings always get into, she was always the sweetheart of the family.
I got a relaxer when I was around six years old. I can barely remember rocking afro puffs or side braids with the clickety-clackety ball barrettes on the end. But when I’d turn on "The Cosby Show," Rudy always sported her natural hair in neat twists or a massive combed-out/blown out fro!
Rudy’s hair never played a pivotal role in her character the way, say, Denise’s fashion choices did. Her afro-textured hair was simply long and healthy! From what I can tell, Rudy’s hair was always stretched and had a beautiful sheen to it. Maybe Claire used a blow dryer and sealed in the moisture with some grease? Even when her hair was loose, it looked fluffy and moisturized. Claire had to be doing something right!