Answer: famous people are using it, duh!
Check out our list below of entertainers that we believe have either used a sponge or have styled their hair based on inspiration from the natural sponge curl look.
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1. Jayden Smith
Jayden has been on top of the fashion and style game for quite some time now. Being that he is known as one of the most influential personalities on social media (Twitter specifically), it would make perfect sense as to why these types of hairstyles have become so popular.
2. Trey Songz
Although he seems to be on somewhat of a hiatus, he has not taken a break from his fashion senses. Did Trigga Trey actually use a curl sponge? Or was his hairstyle simply curl sponge inspired? Either way, it looks good.
The name Usher Raymond could almost be used synonymously with the
term “curl sponge.” With his introduction of the “South of France” haircut (yes, his personal barber created the look) the popularity of these natural hairstyles skyrocketed.
From braids to a low cut caesar, Omarion has always kept his hair on point. It now seems like he has also begun to follow the natural hair trend as well.
5. Fredo Santana
If you have been following Fredo, you would know that when he first hit the music scene alongside Glory Boyz member Chief Keef, he wore his hair extremely short. Since his rise to stardom, his hair has grown quite a bit. This style definitely looks like it was courtesy of a curl sponge. If it wasn’t, it should have been. It definitely would have saved his stylist some time!
Meet Isaiah Rashad, one of the newest members of TDE. Although he has been on the roster for what seems like a couple of years now, we are still waiting for his major breakthrough single. In the meantime, it appears he has taken up his curling skills with what we assume to be a sponge. Talk about coil city!
7. Soulja Boy
Soulja is normally known for rockin’ the waves. But at one point or another he decided to crank that curl sponge (yuuuuuuu!). Sure, he hopped up out the bed and turned his swag on. But did he mention that he used a curl sponge to do so?
8. August Alsina
Mr. Alsina is on a record with Kevin Gates where he sings that he “…don’t get tired!” Could he be referring to the fact that he uses a curl sponge and styles his hair within minutes? We think so. But we don’t necessarily believe that either him or Kevin have 6 jobs (who does that?).
9. Bryshere Gray
Bryshere, better known for his role as Hakeem Lyon in the hit series “Empire” is a confirmed sponge curler. In the show, it appears he wears more of a texturized style fade. However, check out this short clip Bryshere shared on twitter of himself getting his hair styled by the curl sponge during a live Hot97 interview with Ebro.
10. Solange Knowles
Come on! We couldn’t leave out the ladies! Many might not be aware, but Solange had a big chop not too long ago. Once she grew out her TWA, she styled it in natural twists with what we believe to be (you guessed it) none other than the curl sponge.
He’s the number 1 guy in the game right now and he deserves it; he tops both the hip hop and pop charts whenever he releases a single. Although he is now normally spotted with shorter hair, he was sporting the curly hairstyle back in his his “Started From the Bottom” days.
Anybody we missed? Let us know in the comments below!