Stand back, because Michelle Obama’s natural hair is about to break the Internet!
On Sunday, April 2, Twitter user @meagnacarta shared a photo of the former first lady looking gorgeous with her black tresses in a low ponytail and swept back with a polka-dotted headband. “This is the picture I have been waiting on for like 3 years. COME ON NATURAL,” @meagnacarta wrote next to the image, which has since gotten over 33,000 retweets.
It’s unknown where the photo was taken or how it landed on Twitter, but Michelle appears to be in French Polynesia, where her husband Barack Obama is currently writing his memoir. Needless to say, social media was overjoyed to see the 53-year-old finally rockin’ her natural look.
“And with one photo, Natural Hair folks REJOICE like Sunday in CHURCH!! My #FLOTUS is working that puff! YAAASSS!!!!” one fan wrote, while another said, “I remember wishing with all my heart, FLOTUS would walk out with her fro out.”
The public is used to seeing the former FLOTUS with relatively straight hair. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Back in 2015, Michelle’s hair stylist, Johnny Wright, predicted that the public would see her with an afro in the near future. “Maybe on vacation she will. She is 100% natural now. It is a possibility,” he told The Root. While Barack was in office, the beauty guru would straighten the mother-of-two’s hair with a flat iron, but kept to the motto, “Hair is a language. If it’s not moving, it has no voice.”
This isn’t the first time that the Obamas’ vacation pics have caused a stir. Shortly after the inauguration in January, images of the president looking giddy while engaging in water sports hit the web, inspiring a million different memes. Hey, it’s nice to retire from the hardest job in the world.