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Transitioning Your Natural Hair From Curly To Straight Requires A Lot Of Patience And Whole Lot Of Conditioner

If you’re going through a transition with your natural hair, getting acquainted with the new set of tools you’ll need to manage it can be tough. With days of relaxers, blow dryers and other heat tools in your past, you’ll likely have to endure the trial and error phase of spending on products you’ll love and ones you’ll regret the moment you use them.

To make sure your hair is set up for its beautiful transition, here’s a list of 9 tools key to the care and keeping of your curls.

1. A Spray Bottle

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Keeping the strands of your natural air moisturized is imperative from the start of your transition to end of it. Most natural hair care stylists will recommend that you always keep a spray bottle with your favorite oil and another one with water nearby to spritz on your hair in the morning and before you go to bed. For the best outcome on your hair, load up your bottle with a mix of your favorite oil and water, then spritz on your hair from root to end.

2. Bobby Pins

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Whether you’re in transition or have already gone through the big chop, know that bobby pins will still be your saving grace. These classic pins can be the perfect accessory and tool when you want to create updos or sections in your hair. Pro tip: be sure to search for snack free larger pins to help you to better manage your thick hair.

3. Applicator Bottle

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Just because your days of straightening and or relaxing your hair are behind you, it doesn’t mean you get to neglect your scalp. One of the easiest ways to get direct access to your scalp through your tresses is to part your locs into sections and then use an applicator. Single tip pointy applicators will be your best in getting through your curls and straight to the root.

4. Rattail Comb

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Ah, that rat tail comb. It might give you a few shivers down your spine on sight and send you through flashbacks of the days your abuela used to whack the side of your head with them when you didn’t sit straight, but never fear. It’s a new era for you and your curls, and you got this! This time the rat tail is here to be your friend and make things easier for you as you part and manage your coils.

5. Speaking of combs, don’t forget your  Wide Tooth

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Detangling your natural hair from end to root can be tricky, but it’s essential for your effort in going natural and keeping your hair healthy. While detangling as much as you can with your fingers is great, never forget the damage an unattended to knot can do. Unless you’re actually going for a loc look, consider giving your tresses a good comb with a wide tooth.

6. Control Clips

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Now, before you go running out to the store, remember that your goal is maintaining healthy hair. That’s why I recommend going for a set of clips that’ll be less harsh on your wet coils as you style your hair. Use them to part, detangle and style your hair.

7. Microfiber Towel

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Nope, microfiber towels aren’t just for the carwash. Now, this one might catch you off-guard, but you know how sleeping on a cotton pillow cover is a big no-no? How cotton dries out your hair? Welp, it’s the same for those cotton towels you use to dry your hair. Microfiber towels create less friction which means less freeze and breakage.

8. A Good Conditioner

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Key to managing your curly hairs, particularly keeping them hydrated and free of frizz. A good conditioner that adds extra moisture to your rizos will not only help you to detangle your curls but will also help you to define them.

9. A Reliable Strengthening Shampoo.

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The key to long hair? A good shampoo that not only cleans your hair but helps to fortify it. Of course, everyone has their preferences when it comes to brands and shampoo types but FAST shampoo has become particularly popular in recent years. Also be sure to check out shampoos from Ouidad and Deva Curl!

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Jennifer Lopez Washed Off All Her NYE Makeup With JLo Beauty Skincare And It Was Pretty Powerful

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Jennifer Lopez Washed Off All Her NYE Makeup With JLo Beauty Skincare And It Was Pretty Powerful

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Just about anyone with a pulse and a heart for makeup knows that Jennifer Lopez established herself as a beauty guru ages ago.

The actress, singer, and business entrepreneur has been an influential part of the beauty industry throughout her decades-long career. Having established dozens of fragrances (the worth sum of which clocks in at a cool a $2 billion), collaborated on a hit makeup line with Inglot and likely inspired hundreds of thousands of women to invest in countless bronzers, there’s no denying that Jennifer Lopez was a beauty influencer long before social media became a thing.

Soon after ringing in the new year, Lopez took to Instagram to show fans how she uses her newly-launched JLo Beauty skincare to clean up.

Lopez told fans she was going to “wash away 2020” to share how effective her products worked. “It’s a lot of makeup and I’m ready to wash it off,” she explained before dampening her face and showing how her products like That Hit Single In a Gel Cream CleanserThat JLo Glow Multitasking Serum, and That Blockbuster In a Nonstop Wonder Cream.

After washing up, Lopez dried up with a towel and held it up to show that she had no makeup left. “My skin is completely clean. Every one of our products leaves you with a little bit of a glow when you’re done. All the makeup is gone. You can see a little bit of the redness that I have naturally. A little bit of what I have under my eyes,” she revealed.

JLo Beauty’s collection of glow-boosting products include a Gel Cream Cleanser ($38), Multitasking Serum ($79), Multitasking Mask ($18), Nonstop Wonder Cream ($58), Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Moisturizer ($54), Eye Cream ($48), Complexion Booster ($39) and Skin-Nutritious Dietary Supplement ($36).

Fans have waited for nearly two years for Lopez’s new skin-care line to drop.

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The “Hustlers” actress announced in December 2018, that she had been working on her own skin-care collection for quite some time. After years of holding our breath for the launch, it looks like we’ll only have to wait just a smidge longer.

In a post to her Instagram page, Lopez dropped the news that J.Lo Beauty is coming soon. In the post, the actress shared two selfies, both of which featured that infamous J.Lo glow, and topped off the look with a caption that teased “Sunset glow… #JLoBeauty coming soon.”

Fans on Instagram poured over the picture and expressed their excitement in the comments section. “Make-up line???” one fan commented. “Skin care products???? YESSSS YESS TO EVERYTHING JEN!!”

“Coming soon?! Need that glow!! Looking gorgeous mama,” another chimed in.

Sadly, Lopez did refrain from sharing the launch date of the products and has yet to reveal what to expect out of the new line.

Which isn’t so surprising since Lopez is the queen of teasers.

Earlier this month, Lopez hinted that she had something in the works related to her beauty brand when she posted a makeup-free video and challenged fans to guess what she was working on. “Woke up this morning feeling extra grateful and excited! 🤍 Want to know why? Comment below if you wanna know what I’m working on,” she wrote.

However, we might just have one hint! According to People a trademark filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office last December, JLo Beauty aims to provide cosmetics and skincare products.

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Jennifer Lopez Talks New Skincare Line, Denies She’s Ever Had Botox: ‘I’m Not That Person’

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Jennifer Lopez Talks New Skincare Line, Denies She’s Ever Had Botox: ‘I’m Not That Person’

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Jennifer Lopez is as famous for her dewy, glowing skin as she is for her acting, singing, and dancing. And like a fine, wine the Bronx-born triple threat just keeps getting better with age. Let’s be honest: JLo looks as hot now as she did in the ’90s.

Finally, JLo has decided to let the public in on some of her secrets. That’s right, JLo has created a skincare line.

The line is called JLo Beauty and its dropping on January 1st.

As of now, the line includes eight products, a “Gel Cream Cleanser”, a “Multitaskting Serum”, a sheet mask, a “Wonder Cream”, a “Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Moisturizer”, an eye cream, a tinted moisturizer and an oral skin supplement. According to Lopez, she was intimately involved in the creation of all of them.

“The past three years, we’ve been working on the products, but we finally got them right,” she said in an interview with People. “I think I drove everybody a little bit crazy because I didn’t want to put my name on anything that didn’t work or wasn’t exactly what I wanted it to be.”

Ever the perfectionist, JLo claims that her skincare products went through one hundred rounds of product development before she was satisfied with the outcome.

Recently, JLo made headlines for claiming that she’s never gotten Botox. And if that’s true, maybe we can learn a thing or two about skincare from her.

In a recent interview with The New York Post, JLo shot down rumors that her youthful appearance is the result of a doctor’s intervention.

“I haven’t ever had Botox to this day. I’m not that person,” she said. “I don’t have anything against people doing that; it’s just not my thing. I’m more about a natural approach to skincare.”

And indeed, JLo Beauty does seem to rely on natural ingredients, the primary one being olive oil.

“The hero ingredient and the basis of the line was kind of a secret that my mom and aunt had from a very young age, which is olive oil. It’s nature’s secret ingredient which we don’t use enough of,” she told People. “They would use it on their skin and on their body, their face and their hair to get like a glow and to highly hydrate and moisturize.”

The slogan for JLo Beauty is “beauty has no expiration date.” That’s a mantra we can get behind.

JLo Beauty will be available on its website on January 1st in Sephora stores on January 14th. Pre-order all of the products here.

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