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The former first lady took to the stage at Essence's annual Essence Fest in New Orleans on Saturday night, and debuted a new, more natural do.
Instead of the smooth, sleek waves she normally showcases, she opted to leave her shoulder-length curls natural but with blonde ombré highlights.
Taking to social media, Obama shared a couple of photos to Instagram of her Essence Fest experience, writing in the caption of one of her posts: "What a great night here in New Orleans celebrating 25 years of#EssenceFest and #BlackGirlMagic. Thanks to @GayleKing for sitting down with me to talk about all things #IAmBecoming, relationships and just how hard it is as women to put ourselves first."
Unsurprisingly, the reaction to her new hair has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic with many fellow curly-locked women taking to social media to thank Obama for offering curly hair some much-needed representation.
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I AM FANGIRLING SO HARD OVER MICHELLE OBAMA’S NATURAL HAIR!!!!!!! LOOK AT THIS QUEEN ROCKING THOSE CURLS!!!!!!! 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 pic.twitter.com/yRSSp84DUM
— Steph 🦒🛳 Donate to @RAICESTEXAS (@insteffable) July 7, 2019
— Randee (@Soul_is_ME) July 7, 2019
Natural hair Michelle Obama is her most powerful form https://t.co/1ybR4RzK8J
— bassawagayoko (@beesfuckingslap) July 7, 2019
don’t mind me, just losing my shit over how good Michelle Obama looks with her natural hair out in full force. i miss them? pic.twitter.com/A52V3KTKub
— riss (@addictcab) July 7, 2019
This isn't the first time the former first lady has worn her hair curly - she famously showed off her curls on the cover of Essence magazine back in December.
She also wore her hair naturally curly back in 2017, a few months after leaving the White House.
More recently, she was spotted sporting what appeared to be her natural curls on a family holiday in June.
Now that it seems like her curls are becoming more of a thing we’re looking forward to seeing how she continues to style them.