Lupita Nyong’o Chops Off Her Sisterlocks: See the Transformation

It’s onerous to say goodbye! Lupita Nyong’o unveiled a significant hair change and revealed that the makeover made her “unhappy.” 

“I chopped off my sisterlocks! Right here’s how I mentioned goodbye,” the Black Panther actress, 40, wrote alongside an Instagram video of her transformation on Sunday, April 16. Within the clip, Nyong’o gushed about her strands earlier than the trim, saying, “It’s time to allow you to go. It’s unhappy, it’s oh so unhappy.” 

She continued: “You’ve been so good to me! You’ve been so thick … for the primary time in my life. I’m going to overlook you. Come again once more.” The Little Monsters star then blew her crown just a few kisses earlier than pulling out a pair of scissors as the favored TikTok audio “woman, don’t do it,” performed within the background.  

“I’m not gonna do it, woman,” the Mexico Metropolis native mouthed. The recording later transitioned to point out Nyong’o with a recent buzzcut. “I did it,” she mentioned whereas poking her head out of a automobile window. 

Her followers and well-known mates applauded the switch-up within the feedback part. “Lovely,” Michael B. Jordan wrote as Andra Day commented a number of coronary heart eye emojis. 

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Nyong’o’s followers went on to share their experiences with large chops. “I did the SAME factor! Had shoulder size sisterlocks and did the massive chop myself. It was so releasing! You look nice, Lupita!” one fan gushed. A second social media consumer commented, “A girl who cuts her hair is about to vary her life,” as a 3rd fan added, “Gorgeous both method, however on one rocks brief hair like Lupita … Simply in time for summer season!” 

Whereas Nyong’o has been rocking the tiny-sized dreadlocks for a while, she is most recognized for her shaved head. She’s additionally tried out an assortment of different kinds together with towering buns, afro puffs, braided updos and extra. 

Regardless of having the ability to pull off nearly any ‘do, the 355 star didn’t all the time have hair confidence.

“I didn’t love my hair once I was a baby,” she informed Attract in a February 2018 interview. “It was lighter than my pores and skin, which made me not like it a lot. I used to be actually sort of envious of ladies with thicker, longer, extra lush hair … Now I really like my hair. I like it as a result of I’ve additionally been capable of actually embrace the stuff it will probably do. It’s like clay in the fitting palms. Clay might be dust within the unsuitable palms, however clay might be artwork in the fitting palms.”