She wrote, "When we were younger, it was wonderful being able to wear our natural hair. People were always like, 'Oh, you're so cute. We love your curls.' But as we went into adulthood, you could see that when we became teenagers in the show, we ended up straightening our hair. It was such a pivotal moment in the series because it was also a reflection of what was being pushed as 'beautiful' in society."
Mowry-Hardrict also revealed that the pressure to straighten her curls bred a lot of insecurity. She continued, "When I straightened my hair, it damaged my hair and it damaged my natural curls. Again, there were those insecurities. In this business, if I had my hair curly, I was told, 'Can you pull that back?' On auditions, I was told, 'It's distracting.'"
Fortunately, the actress and her twin had their mother to encourage them. She said, "I thank God that my mom told us, 'Do not allow this business to define you. Do not allow this business to define your happiness. Do not allow this business to define your value.' I believe that's what saved us from falling into the pit of childhood stardom."
Throughout quarantine, the mother of two has been sharing a number of stunning Instagram snaps that feature her natural curls and protective styles. For example, in October, Mowry-Hardrict shared a pic of her hair and proudly captioned the post, "Y’all my #fro is growing!! #naturalhair."