Beyoncé opens up about psoriasis struggle while discussing ‘deeply personal’ hair journey

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Beyoncé recently opened up about her intimate journey with her hair, shedding light on the deeply personal connection she shares with her locks. Moreover, the 42-year-old superstar also spoke about her psoriasis struggles for the first time. 

In a candid interview with Essence published on Sunday, the Queen B shared, “I have many beautiful memories attached to my hair. The relationship we have with our hair is such a deeply personal journey.” She added, “From spending my childhood in my mother’s salon to my father applying oil on my scalp to treat my psoriasis — these moments have been sacred to me.”

Psoriasis is a disease, characterized by the overproduction of skin cells leading to scaly and itchy patches. “The conversations and debates in the salons and barbershops create a sense of community for the people who look to it as a retreat from their everyday lives,” the ‘Formation’ hitmaker added. “For them, it’s a place to feel beautiful and vent, laugh, share secrets and pass down wisdom. It’s the most consistent community gathering we have. It’s so important that it’s a sanctuary.”


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Beyonce launched a haircare brand ‘Cécred’

Beyoncé’s recent Essence interview sheds light on her highly-anticipated venture into the world of haircare with the launch of her brand, Cécred. “So I took the end of my name, Cé, and made it the beginning of the word sacred to create Cécred,” she explained, regarding the name of the brand. “From my mother’s salon, daily rituals with my father, and years of experience in developing a hair care line, the journey has been just that: Cécred.”


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Beyonce opens up about getting a pixie cut in 2013

In her interview, she also talks about her decision to chop her long locks into a pixie cut in 2013. “I love how we associate a certain hairstyle with moments in our lives, like that short-hair moment,” she said. “I remember the day I decided to just cut all my hair off. I didn’t have a particular style in mind. It wasn’t an aesthetic choice, but it was a very big emotional transformation and metamorphosis that I was going through.”

The ‘Single Ladies’ hitmaker admitted that she decided to cut her hair after giving birth to her first child Blue Ivy Carter. “So much of my identity as a performer has been connected to flowing hair. Cutting my hair off was me rebelling against being this woman that society thinks I’m supposed to be,” she explained. “I was a new mother, and something about the liberation of becoming a mother made me want to just shed all of that. It was a physical representation of me shedding the expectations put upon me. I just wanted it off.”