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Elle Varner: Up & Comer


This week, a friend brought me up to speed on newcomer Elle Varner. I immediately went hair crazy, then realized I’d heard her song on the radio several times. Turns out we share the same alma mater too – go NYU!

Apparently Elle also performed at the second annual Black Girls Rock! awards, which airs this Sunday, Nov. 6 on BET. I thoroughly enjoyed the ceremony last year, and definitely plan on tuning in again. Tracee Ellis Ross will be co-hosting as well – in other words: fab hair galore.

Check out Elle Varner’s video, Only Wanna Give It To You, below:

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Your Fav Hair Maven

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Well, I’ve been following you ladies’ favorite posts, and by far the most popular one is the hair maven’s post on Tracee Ellis Ross.

SO, for your viewing pleasure and for further hair inspiration, I’ve reposted the January thread for all the BLACKSTRANDS readers out there. Enjoy!

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 interview, Ms. Ross talks a bit about her hair regimen (including tips for detangling, deep conditioning and bringing out her natural curl pattern):

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.

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Hair Mavens: Tracee Ellis Ross

traceetoppic

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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