10/09/2014 02:27 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Why Lupita Nyong'o Rocks Our Short-Hair-Don't-Care World

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As if Michelle Obama's Redbook cover wasn't enough, the magazine sat down with one of the year's biggest stars, Lupita Nyong'o.

In the interview, Nyong'o talked about her own approach to beauty -- particularly, her hair.

The actress remembers shaving her head at 19 saying, "Once I did it, it was very liberating but I also felt very naked. When you feel the wind on your scalp, it’s like, Oh, my God," which encapsulates every vulnerable feeling we have after a major mane change.

Since then, she's kept up with the short-hair-don't-care attitude. We love how, even while being in the throws of celebrity, she keeps things calm and balanced when it comes to personal style. "I've always cared about how I look," Nyong'o says, "but to dress to the nines all the time is to have no life."

Girl, we feel you -- sometimes we've just got to break out the yoga pants, too.

Read more of Nyong'o's Redbook interview on and in the magazine, on newsstands October 14th.

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