Tyra Banks declares Sept 8 "National Real Hair Day"

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Tyra Banks

Supermodel-turned-TV-star Tyra Banks has announced she will leave her weave behind — at least temporarily — when she launches the new season of "The Tyra Banks Show" in early September.

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“This season on ‘The Tyra Show’ we’re taking it to the next level and getting more real than ever before by encouraging women everywhere to own and rock what they’ve got and be proud,” Banks said in a statement. “For the Season 5 premiere, I will be doing just that — no fake hair, I’m rocking my REAL hair.”

Tyra is hoping her de-weavement will encourage others to show off their natural 'dos.

“This will all be going down on September 8, 2009, which we’re declaring National Real Hair Day,” Banks' statement continued. “We welcome everyone to go natural with me!” And NaturallyCurly, of course, welcomes this wonderful lead-up to International Curly Hair Day on September 23.

CurlTalkers offer a mixed view of Bank's announcement.

Alice_42 writes, "You don't get cool points for going one day/episode without a weave, Tyra."

But CityGirl81 contributes, "Natural" women get such a bad wrap it's nice to see she is willing to let her "soul glo," even if for one day."