Since leaving the White House, former first lady Michelle Obama has tried to stay out of the spotlight. But a candid photo of Obama in which she was wearing her hair in its natural state has set the wheels turning on the social media machine.
Since making its appearance on Twitter on Sunday, the picture has been retweeted more than 97,000 times and received more than 34,000 likes.
The photo was posted Sunday and people immediately responded.
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Many followers praised the first lady for her decision to wear her hair naturally.
— IThinkOverThere (@AdwoaOA) April 3, 2017
— Guinéelle Mav (@GuineelleMav) April 3, 2017
— Scooter Phoenix (@ScooterPhoenix) April 3, 2017
Not everybody was as as eager to support her choice of hair style.
@meagnacarta She shouldve stayed inside
— Jay Gallegos (@JaySaiyan_) April 4, 2017
@meagnacarta Without her tax funded stylist and clothing expert he looks like an overweight Oprah. May I suggest one of her signature healthy lunches?
— Seth Fornerette (@sfornerette99) April 4, 2017
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Johnny Wright, the former first lady’s stylist, said he often straightened her hair prior to a public appearance.
In an interview with The Root in 2015, Wright confirmed that Obama used no chemicals on her hair, but said he was unsure if she would ever wear it curly.
“I don’t know. Maybe on vacation she will. She is 100 percent natural now. It is a possibility,” Wright said.
There are questions as to exactly where the photo was taken, although the former first lady is currently in French Polynesia with former President Obama, while he works on a memoir of his days in the Oval Office.
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