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02/24/2012 at 03:00 PM ET

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Daughter Genesis is still getting used to seeing mom Viola Davis without her wigs, but the actress is covering up less and less these days, thanks to some encouragement from her husband.

Speaking to InStyle.com during a private dinner party in Los Angeles recently, Davis recounted a message from hubby Julius Tennon. “He said, ‘If you want to wear it for your career, that’s fine, but in your life wear your hair. Step into who you are,'” she said. “It’s a very powerful statement.”

Davis, who went au naturel recently for the Los Angeles Times magazine, said she’s not sure if she’ll revert back to wearing her fake hair anytime soon. “We’ll see,” she said. “I think I’ll change it up every once in a while. It gives me flavor. It makes me feel like I’m spicing up my life a bit.” Tell us: Do you think Davis should go without her wig on Oscar night?

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Sharon on

I love her look, she look beautiful!!! Yes, be diverse with your style. Short, long, medium length we have choices. yes, listen to your husband, he is on 100 percent correct.

Pat on

Oh, I didn’t know she wore wigs. I think wigs are so uncomfortable. Her natural look is gorgeous – she has no need for a wig.

lucita wells on

She looks wonderful! I went natural about 4 months now best thing ever..

mwally on

She is absolutely beautiful.

Paul on

Wig-less is fine…. just quit walking like a man.

amanda on

good for her!

Tegan on

I love that her husband is encouraging her to wear her natural hair! I think it is great to embrace herself in her natural, beautiful state. Lose the wig forever!

Kate on

Viola, you look GORGEOUS. Have fun at the Academy Awards!!!

sojourner on

I love the way she looks, with or without a wig. It’s great that her husband likes “au naturale”, but really, how she wears or dresses her hair is her choice, nobody else’s. I like to see women of all colors, shapes and sizes wearing short hair, it’s so much more comfortable and practical.

love it on

She looks beautiful either way. I would keep the wig as an option if I was feeling lazy (I have a long hair just for that reason). You go V !

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