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Zendaya Shares Her Best Kept Hair Secret And We Bet You Can't Guess What It Is

01/26/2017 02:31 EST

While we can all agree Zendaya has bombshell natural hair, like many of us black girls, she spent a long time feeling insecure about her curls, and often resorted to straightening her locs.

"Growing up, I wasn’t very confident in my curls," the actress shared with PeopleStyle last year. "It wasn’t like the hair that girls around me had. And nobody really knew what to do with my hair."

But thankfully, it seems as though she's come a long way and has now truly embraced her God-given tresses.

On Wednesday, the 20-year-old posted a new pic on the 'gram, sharing a hair update with her 37.6 million followers.


"When you've spent the past however many years growing your damaged hair back, avoiding heat, wearing wigs and trying every natural product in the world and you finally see a little curl pattern comin back... #yeslawwwwd," the former Disney star captioned the post.

And you better believe the photo left many natural hair newbies questioning, "How does she get her hair to do that?"

Well, if you were among those wondering, looks like you're in luck. Because 'Daya recently took to her app to share her best kept hair secret, and you won't believe what it is.

Ready to be amazed?

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You sure?

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We promise it's going to shock you...

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Zendaya's hair secret is...

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WATER!

No, seriously. It's just that simple for curly-haired girls. Pretty amazing, isn't it?

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Watch the full clip from her app below, in which she breaks down the distinction between extensions, weaves and wigs.

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  • "Why don’t you wear your hair straight anymore? It looked so much nicer!"
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    Whatever one’s reason for going natural -- style, damage, to make a statement -- it’s our hair.
  • "Can I touch it?"
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    To be honest, even if you ask permission, you most likely won't receive it. Nevermind that touching natural locks excessively usually leads to fizz, but the person requesting the privilege to finger-tango through our hair is usually a stranger or an acquaintance. Do you commonly reach out to touch someone’s body while they’re standing in line for a coffee? It’s a bit invasive. And saying,“Your hair just looks so cool,” will not absolve you of your crimes.
  • Though if someone does ask you for permission...
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    Smile and touch theirs back.
  • "What’s your curl type?"
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    This one usually comes from other natural girls. If you’re not familiar, curl type is used to describe the shape of your curls -- loose, coily, etc. Chances are you have a mix of 4a, 3b and 4c rooting around on your scalp, so it may not be easy to determine. And it may not be helpful trying to use this is a model to determine your best hair regimen. Porosity, breakage, thickness and more play a factor, and aren’t covered in that number/letter combo.
  • “Just apply a dime-sized dollop”
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    Why would you lie to us like that conditioner labels? And hair stylists too, for that matter.
  • "Let’s hang out" on wash day.
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    If a natural haired girl ever gave you the "I’m washing my hair" excuse for not wanting to go out, chances are you thought it was nonsense. But in this case, please believe us. Wash day is a full-day affair that requires time, upper-body strength and sometimes meal sacrifices. Please don’t get hurt feelings.
  • "You may not want to wear your hair like that for a job interview"
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    This piece of advice comes with a lot of baggage. Maybe you think natural hair looks messy and unprofessional, and are just trying to help. But that thought comes after years of women being told that using chemicals and extensions to achieve silky straight tresses is the only way to be seen a professional or beautiful. Instead of dredging that up, how about you offer to ask us practice questions instead. We’ll handle the hair.
  • "Don't cut your hair."
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    If you want to grow your hair right down to your hips, you work for those goals. If a grown-out tapered cut is your fancy, go for it! If you want to rock a fade with a clean line up to boot, do you boo. It’s your head, only your input is needed.
  • "I just don’t get how you could spend so much money on your hair"
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    Good thing it’s my money not yours.