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Hair Mavens: Tracee Ellis Ross

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Well what do ya know? I was looking at an old BET.com interview from Tracee Ellis Ross and its looks like she’s on the hair mayo bandwagon too! In the following Ms. Ross talks a bit about her hair regimen (including tips for detangling, deep conditioning and bringing out her natural curl):

Once a week, usually on a Sunday, my trick is that I go to the steam room and I fill my hair up with conditioner. There’s three different conditioners that I’ll use, that’s my deep conditioning day. I wash it once a week, sometimes twice depending on how many products we’ve put in my hair because if you wash it too much it gets dry. There’s a really cheap product called Hair Mayonnaise, it’s an organic product that you can buy at health food stores. It’s a big tub and it’s like a hair growth product [and] really good conditioner. Rene Furterer makes a conditioner called Karite Nourishing Conditioning Cream for dry hair ($22, 3.4 oz.). It’s expensive but good, but I say that the Hair Mayonnaise is just as good and cheap.

In terms of products to get my hair curly during the week, the trick is the Denman brush, a D4 ($17) or the industrial one, it’s the key to curls. [While in the shower,] wet your hair, fill it up with conditioner. I split my hair into six sections, bottom section split it in two, brush it over the shoulder, next section, brush it over the shoulder, etc. Leave the conditioner in. After I’ve brushed it out, I put a little more conditioner in my hair and (shaking the hair gently) I try to make the curls happen. You can see them develop at that point. Put the hair up in a clip, wash the body, do what you gotta do, rinse it out.


Her hair is natural and I love that she wears it in a range of curly to straight styles. Here are some pics of her mane over the years….just for some inspiration ;>

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5 Responses

  1. Amina says:

    i loove her hair!!
    Another great show that was canceled.

  2. Quadalisha harris says:

    I JUST LOVE TRACEE ELLIS ROSS SHE IS MY HERO AND EVEN WHEN SHE DOES THE THINGS SHE DOES SHE IS A WONDERFUL WOMEN WHO DOES GREAT THINGS I WOULD LOVE TO MEET HER ONE DAY SHE HAS A STYLE THAT’S DIFFERENT FROM MINES AND I LOVE IT IF SHE PUTS HER CLOSE TOGETHER THEN WE NEED TO GO SHOPPING BECAUSE THIS LADY RIGHT HERE HAS A GREAT SINS AND TASTE GO AHEAD TRACEE ELLIS ROSS I EVEN HAVE THE DVDS OF ALL THE GIRLFRIENDS SERIS AND EVEN KNOW EVERY SHOW THAT COMES ON THE TV AND IF THEY DON’T SHOW IT ON THE TELEVISION I JUST GO IN MY ROOM AND JUST SIT IN THE TV AND WATCH ALL MY FAVIOTE SHOWS AND SAY EVERYTHING THAT’S ON THE DVD’S GOD I LOVE HER AND THE CASE ON THE SHOW TRACEE ELLIS ROSS GIRL KEEP UP THE GREAT WONDERFUL WORK THAT YOU BE DOING. LOVE YOU

  3. Patricia says:

    Hi everyone,

    I’m just a big fan of Tracee Ellis Ross. A lot of people say we favor each other because of our bold eyes and similar hair texture. I am also a fan because I just believe she is a great actress. I watched “girlfriends” faithfully, one because it was an all black female cast and two, because I just loved to see what new they were wearing (especially Tracee…lol). But, most of all why I’m such a big fan is because Tracee Ellis Ross is an educated woman of many talents and I respect her for all that she has developed to become. Very few people actually do research on their favorite actresses. But, I feel that’s important if you are going to model your behavior and traits after, at least know some important facts about them. I know she graduated from Brown University, which is definitely a boost of encouragement for all black educated women. It let us know that we are capable of achieving anything we put our minds to accomplish. Go on girl!!!!!

  4. chrissystina says:

    I just checked out the season 6 dvd set from the library! Goawd, I miss that show!

    And Isn’t that Mara Brock Akil in the background in the first pic! That woman in FIYAH! I love them both! So fab, talented, driven, educated, and makin that MONEY.

    Go ‘head!

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