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16 celebrities embracing their natural hair to inspire you to relax your beauty regime

No straighteners? No problem.

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Nichola Murphy
Deputy Lifestyle Editor
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Loungewear and no makeup are the new working from home uniform amid the coronavirus lockdown, so why not give your hair a break too? Instead of aggressively straightening out your waves, curling your hair to within an inch of its life or twisting it into elaborate updos, now is the perfect time to embrace your natural hairstyle. To give you some inspiration, we've rounded up some photos of our favourite celebrities who look gorgeous with their natural hair, from Ariana Grande to Rochelle Humes.

Michelle Keegan

The Our Girl actress always looks stunning, whether her hair is pulled up into a bun on holiday or in glamorous curls on the red carpet. And it turns out Michelle's natural waves aren't too far from her usual style - not that we're jealous!

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Jesy Nelson

Jesy recently took to Instagram to show off her very curly hair, asking fans their opinion on whether to keep it natural or not. "What we feeling about the natural barnet?? Does she stay," she wrote, and the likes of Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Lauren Pope were quick to compliment her gorgeous hairstyle.

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Susanna Reid 

Look how incredible Susanna looked without a hairbrush as she got ready for the Good Morning Britain Oscars! The presenter has natural tousled waves and she has been open about the fact that she has coloured her hair since her early 30s. "For the time being, I’m keeping the silver under cover and embracing the brunette — not because I have to, but because I want to," she said in a Daily Mail article.

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Nicole Kidman

Cuddling up to her husband Keith Urban against the backdrop of Sydney Harbour over Christmas 2019, Nicole embraced the Australian beach babe look by showing off her blonde natural curls, and we're in awe.

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Ariana Grande

Ariana may be known for her trademark long straight 'do styled into a high ponytail, but it couldn't be further from her relaxed style. In a recent snap she shared on Twitter, she sported a much darker colour and big bouncy curls that framed her face and fell down her back. 

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Lisa Faulkner

Lisa Faulkner's long blonde hair naturally falls into a straight style with a slight soft wave, so you'd be forgiven for thinking she has spent hours styling it every day in preparation for her cooking tutorials on Instagram! 

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Nadia Sawalha

The Loose Women star has never shied away from her natural hair, and we can see why! Nadia has curls to die for which she showed off on social media while having "a good hair day." She explained: "I’m pretty damn proud of the fact that even though I only slapped my hair dye on with a wing and prayer, and in a half-light, I think I’ve done a damn fine job!!" We can agree, Nadia.

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Jennifer Aniston

Friends fans have spent years trying to replicate Jennifer's hairstyles, especially the iconic 'Rachel' cut with its caramel colour and choppy layers. But the actress actually has brunette hair and her natural waves were apparent at the premiere of The Morning Show in 2019 when hairstylist Chris McMillan said: "This was such an honor to be a part of. The hair is Jen's natural curl and waves."

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Rochelle Humes

Rochelle has the most beautiful curls, and she recently ditched the straighteners to embrace them in a bid to help her daughter Alaia-Mai gain confidence. The little girl told her mother she "didn’t look like a princess" with her naturally curly hair. 

READ: How to give yourself an at-home haircut

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Meghan Markle

Can we take a moment to appreciate how stunning the young Duchess looks with her curls? We're always a fan of her bouncy blow-dries and chic buns, and her natural texture is just as gorgeous!

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Sarah Hyland

The actress has naturally dark hair that fall in big, bouncy curls. Just look at how beautiful Sarah looks with wet hair at the beach, not to mention the dazzling rock on her finger!

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Lili Reinhart

While many Riverdale fans are used to seeing Lili with straight hair, like her character Betty, it is a far cry from her natural curls. Her ringlets could pass for a professional perm!

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Chrissy Teigen

Until we saw a throwback picture of Chrissy Teigen with dark hair, we could easily have been fooled into thinking her highlighted caramel colour is natural. Regardless of the colour, we love her au naturale texture on holiday in 2017!

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Camila Cabello

You may be wondering what Camila's natural hairstyle is - but it turns out it's the one she rocks all the time! Look at those waves in all their glory...

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Beyoncé is never afraid to embrace her natural beauty, rocking her loose golden curls in public on a number of occasions. We would too if we rolled out of bed looking like this! 

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She's sported everything from long braids to glam waves, but her natural style is just as stunning. Back in 217, she wrote on Instagram: "When you've spent the past however many years growing your damaged hair back, avoiding heat, wearing wigs and trying every natural product in the world and you finally see a little curl pattern coming back."

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