Oh Please: Michelle O Says You Weren’t Ready For Her ‘Natural’ Black Hair

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  • First lady Michelle Obama considered wearing her hair in braids while living in the White House. But then she thought of the American people.
  • They were “just getting adjusted” to having a Black president in the Oval Office and a Black family in the White House, so she decided to keep her hair straight, Obama said at the Warner Theatre in Washington on Tuesday, the first of a 13-night cross-country tour to promote her new book, “The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times.

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