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‘The Growth Is Real’: Cynthia Bailey Goes Without Weave and Makeup, Fans Swoon

Cynthia Bailey is loving her natural beauty! The reality star from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” ditched her weave and makeup in a photo she shared to Instagram on Thursday, Aug. 20.

Taken from the front, the selfie shows Cynthia looking calm before a blue background perhaps in her Georgia lakefront home known as Lake Bailey. The 53-year-old supermodel went for a laid-back appearance, donning a black-and-white plaid shirt with a gold necklace. Cynthia looked gorgeous as her hair ran wild and her blemish-free face radiated to full effect. “welcome back natural hair, i missed u!’ #naturalhair #nomakeup” she captioned the photo.

Cynthia Bailey scales back on her glamour, going both wig- and makeup-free. (Photo: @cynthiabailey/Instagram)

Cynthia’s beauty shot garnished over 28,000 likes and some 400 compliments from fans and her friends conveying the idea that the mother of one should rock her natural appearance more often. Kenya Moore, also a cast member on “RHOA,” said: “❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Please wear your natural hair it’s gorgeous!!!” Other people wrote praises underneath the image like “🖤🖤🖤🔥🔥🔥, thank you for showing all sides of you. Love the fro!” and “Wow, I gotta get some braids, the growth is real.”

When it comes to glamour, Cynthia never holds back. The Alabama native is known for slaying high-end lace fronts and wearing a full face of makeup, but she does remove her beauty filters every so often. Cynthia debuted her natural short hair in February for the first time this year while on her Seagram’s Escapes Empowerment Tour. She clearly has a head full of thick luscious locks and explained in a 2016 interview with Bravo’s The Daily Dish that her healthy hair stems from taking weave breaks.

Cynthia Bailey proudly showing off her natural ponytail (Photo: @cynthiabailey/Instagram)

“There’s real hair underneath both [extensions and wigs] that has to be taken care of, so I take weave breaks. I usually try to take them for at least a month, ideally even three months is great,” she said. “During those months, I really just try to work with wigs, pop them on, take them off.”

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