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Why Michelle Obama always straightened her hair and didn't braid it when she was First Lady of the United States

Why Michelle Obama used to always walk around with her hair down

Michelle Obama, the former First Lady and wife of former US President Barack Obama, had to straighten her hair and wear it loose every day for all 8 years in office. The reason is the color of the family's skin, so the woman tried to adapt to the preferences of "white people."

During a conversation with REVOLT, she explained that Americans, first of all, allegedly need to get used to the fact that a black woman appeared in the White House, so natural hairstyles and braids were out of the question.

Why Michelle Obama always straightened her hair and didn't braid it when she was First Lady of the United States

"We were the first [black spouses as heads of state]. And I thought that, first of all, they should get used to us. I had wigs because you do your hair every day, and sometimes twice a day if you walk outside in the rain. I had to straighten it," she recalled.

In the photos dating from the period when Michelle Obama served as the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017, one can trace the trend of classic short hairstyles. The woman mostly created voluminous styling and very rarely hid her hair under a scarf or put it in a ponytail.

Why Michelle Obama always straightened her hair and didn't braid it when she was First Lady of the United States

After the end of Barack Obama's presidency, she was able to feel free. Even for a conversation with REVOLT, the former First Lady made many small braids and gathered them into a high ponytail.

Michelle Obama's daughters, Malia Ann and Sasha, also fell under the influence of stereotypes. They also had to straighten their hair or put it in a tight ponytail. Nowadays, they don't hesitate to walk around with their curls loose and don't worry about whether Americans will like it.

Why Michelle Obama always straightened her hair and didn't braid it when she was First Lady of the United States

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