The photo, which first surfaced on Twitter, shows Michelle, 53, wearing her hair pulled back into a ponytail with a blue polka dot scarf and rocking aviator sunglasses and a gray tank top. “This is the picture I have been waiting on for like 3 years. COME ON NATURAL,” the original tweet, which received more than 33,000 retweets and 95,000 favorites, read.
It’s not clear where the photo was taken, but it appears that it could be from her recent vacation with husband and former president Barack Obama. After President Donald Trump’s inauguration in January, the couple traveled to a posh private home in Palm Springs, California, and then to billionaire Richard Branson’s retreat in the British Virgin Islands. They’re now vacationing in French Polynesia, where Barack, 55, is reportedly working on his memoir.
Back in 2015, Michelle’s hairstylist Johnny Wright confirmed to The Root that Michelle wasn’t using any chemical process on her hair at the time. He explained that he straightens it with a flat iron for her public appearances. When asked if her lob would ever be curly, Wright said, “I don’t know. Maybe on vacation she will. She is 100 percent natural now. It is a possibility.”