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Beauty News on The Corner- Lupita is the New Face of Lancome

Just when I was praying to the Gods that Lupita don’t get struck with the Oscar curse, you know winning an Oscar then disappearing, she dazzles as the new face of Lancome. This is a big deal. 

I love when people of color get large campaigns but this is a great way for her to continue to change the views people have about dark skin. Including the views of dark skinned people about their own skin. 

This has been a great year for the golden girl. I hope her star continues to shine bright. 

Xo Brandis

Beauty News on The Corner- Lupita is the New Face of Lancome

Just when I was praying to the Gods that Lupita don’t get struck with the Oscar curse, you know winning an Oscar then disappearing, she dazzles as the new face of Lancome. This is a big deal.

I love when people of color get large campaigns but this is a great way for her to continue to change the views people have about dark skin. Including the views of dark skinned people about their own skin.

This has been a great year for the golden girl. I hope her star continues to shine bright.

Xo Brandis

Natural Hair on The Corner- Getting Your Hair Spring Ready

Hello honeybuns!! Winter has been a beast across the world. Snow and freezing temps seem to be the never ending story this season. I for one, have my eye on the prize. That prize being my favorite time of year, spring. 

Spring starts tomorrow, so its time to get those lackluster strands back into shape. The harsh weather dealt this winter put a beat down on my hair. It felt dry and brittle no matter what I put in it. And, I’m a girl who deep conditions weekly. But my hair wasn’t having it. So I had to go hard, to bring my tresses back to life. 

This past weekend, I did a protein treatment with two eggs, amla oil and conditioner. The result is what you see in the pic above. My hair was soft and shiny. Detangling didn’t even take long. I was determined to replenish the lost protein this winter took from my strands. 

You see, hair is primarily made up of protein and we end up losing protein due to weather, heat, dyes and other factors. Lost of protein can lead to split, damaged and dull hair. So to rejuvenate, try a protein treatment at least once every couple months. Be careful how long you leave the protein in. Leaving it in too long can cause the hair to become brittle. 

After I washed out my concoction, I blew my hair out, as I always do and dusted the ends to remove some single strand knots and any splits. I then applied my whipped shea mix (raw shea butter, black castor oil, olive oil and water), and twisted it up with Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea All Natural Defining Creme in medium hold.You don’t have to use a lot of product on each twist. I like soft movable, touchable hair. I left the twists in for about two hours then separated with my fingers and presto. 

I wish I had a better pic of the full view. But this one is the only decent one after my best friend’s bday weekend. It was the first and last time I would try a hookah. This pic captured my moment. 

What are you guys doing to enliven your strands for the warmer weather? Do tell!!

xo Brandis 

******Update****** I’m not good with measurements but I used 2 large eggs, about 2 tablespoons of amla oil and two hand scoops of conditioner. I have a lot of hair. I like VO5 moisture milks because then have a lot of slip to them. The conditioner is great for detangling. I hope this helps @tuned-into :o)

Natural Hair on The Corner- Getting Your Hair Spring Ready

Hello honeybuns!! Winter has been a beast across the world. Snow and freezing temps seem to be the never ending story this season. I for one, have my eye on the prize. That prize being my favorite time of year, spring.

Spring starts tomorrow, so its time to get those lackluster strands back into shape. The harsh weather dealt this winter put a beat down on my hair. It felt dry and brittle no matter what I put in it. And, I’m a girl who deep conditions weekly. But my hair wasn’t having it. So I had to go hard, to bring my tresses back to life.

This past weekend, I did a protein treatment with two eggs, amla oil and conditioner. The result is what you see in the pic above. My hair was soft and shiny. Detangling didn’t even take long. I was determined to replenish the lost protein this winter took from my strands.

You see, hair is primarily made up of protein and we end up losing protein due to weather, heat, dyes and other factors. Lost of protein can lead to split, damaged and dull hair. So to rejuvenate, try a protein treatment at least once every couple months. Be careful how long you leave the protein in. Leaving it in too long can cause the hair to become brittle.

After I washed out my concoction, I blew my hair out, as I always do and dusted the ends to remove some single strand knots and any splits. I then applied my whipped shea mix (raw shea butter, black castor oil, olive oil and water), and twisted it up with Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea All Natural Defining Creme in medium hold.You don’t have to use a lot of product on each twist. I like soft movable, touchable hair. I left the twists in for about two hours then separated with my fingers and presto.

I wish I had a better pic of the full view. But this one is the only decent one after my best friend’s bday weekend. It was the first and last time I would try a hookah. This pic captured my moment.

What are you guys doing to enliven your strands for the warmer weather? Do tell!!

xo Brandis

******Update****** I’m not good with measurements but I used 2 large eggs, about 2 tablespoons of amla oil and two hand scoops of conditioner. I have a lot of hair. I like VO5 moisture milks because then have a lot of slip to them. The conditioner is great for detangling. I hope this helps @tuned-into :o)