Back in those days, the early 00's, I had no idea that my natural hair was curly and I would always do a "braid out" or "two strand twist" style in order to try and emulate Kelis' curls that I wanted sooooooo bad. To this very day, I still haven't reached that Kelis "level of perfection" curl but I'm very close! I think it's all in the cut honestly.
Below is my favorite style video ("Caught Out There")- I love the colors, her style and I also dug the creative spin on the typical "two braid cornrows" (you'll see it at exactly 2:57)- which is still a rainy summer day favorite for me.
Vintage "curly" Kelis will always be my favorite style icon, who's yours?