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Singer/actress Goapele stopped by SBH headquarters in Chicago, IL, to dish about her new heat-styled ‘do and debut movie role!




After years of rocking a variety of Natural hairstyles (some shown here) Goapele has made a major mane change! “I wore my hair Natural for most of my life, but when I put out my CD Break Of Dawn and decided to make a video for the single ‘Tears On My Pillow,’ we shot a music video and wanted to go with a ‘50s retro feel,” shares the singer. “I couldn’t imagine how my hair would look if it wasn’t straight for the video!”

Nervous about making the mane change at first, Goapele met with hairstylist Karim Odoms to discuss her style switch. “We talked about what we should do, and he did a great job on my look for the video,” she says excitedly. “Ultimately, I wanted the video to have the right creative vision, and since then I’ve been trying a lot of different straight styles. I mainly wash, condition and blow-dry my hair.”

So what are some of the other coifs Goapele has tried? “I occasionally press the edges, but I’ve been pincurling my hair and Wrapping it at night to wear it curly instead of using styling tools on a daily basis,” dishes the star. “I don’t want to overheat my hair. I want it to look healthy and shiny.”

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