Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union’s daughter, Kaavia James Wade, is a braided beauty! In new photos shared on her popular Instagram page, Kaavia can be seen rocking a new love-ly braided hairstyle.
“New Style Alert! Yes, I Will Act Brand Spankin New,” a caption under the photos reads.
The pictures have already received over 400,000 likes since being uploaded less than a week ago.
“You so pretty with that little black girl magic,” one follower commented.
“She’s so cute,” another wrote.
Kaavia, also known as Shady Baby, typically wears hair in its natural curly-afro state and that’s thanks to her mom who encourages the youngster to embrace natural her mane. “[Growing up] I remember there being fear and anxiety about being burned [by relaxer] or my braids being too tight,” Gabrielle Union said during a recent interview with ALLURE. “Luckily, moving into the natural hair world absolves a lot of that fear [for Kaavia],” the celebrity mom shared.
“It’s more relaxing,” Union added. “We’re trying not to make it such a thing for her to have to look a very specific way, for her to be ‘appropriate’ or ‘acceptable.’ We put some curl cream in and let her curls do what they do.”
The L.A.’s Finest actress has “been on this natural hair journey for many years,” Union recently said of her decision to leave relaxers and embrace her natural curl pattern. “It’s just been a long journey of loving myself and the hair that grows out of my head,” the celebrity explained.
“When [my hair] really just became supernatural, [that’s when] I found joy in it. Not ‘I’m going to tame or battle or whatever with my hair,’ but ‘I’m going to love and nourish my hair.’ That’s been the last two years, girl. But now that I’m in, the water is warm. I’m like, ‘Y’all, I don’t know what I’ve been waiting for!'”