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Give Your Rizos Some Special Love This Summer With These Silk Scarves Designed To Protect Your Hair

As we jump into Summer and approach the hotter months, it’s crucial to remember that the hot climate of summer can wreak all types of havoc on our rizos and strands. Yep, turns out split ends, hair damage and breakage aren’t just a winter thing. To ensure healthy hair, particularly during this time of the year, Black hair stylists and beauty gurus have recommended women wear their hair up in silky does at night for decades.

Here’s a look at 7 fun summer scarves to keep your curls healthy and polished and try on for size this season.

SILKE London’s Hair Wrap The Poppy

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SILKE London’s 100% pure silk Hair Wrap hugs your hair and protects it against breakage while also giving it a natural condition to fight dryness. The wrap is chic and has made with a comfortable design that apparently won’t slip off overnight.

Price: $60

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XingDesignCo

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These Jamaican cotton and viscose Ankara prints have silk and satin lining for protection. Their open tops are perfect for beautifying hairstyles and showing off curls.

Price: $8

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Madewell Silk Bandana

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This scarf is timeless. No doubt you’ll fall in love with Madewell’s sweet silk scarves (they’re all divinely gorgeous) but it’s the fun animal prints you’ll find super fun for your summer bedroom look.

Price: $9 – $24.50

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Urban Outfitters Vintage Silky Printed Scarf

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Urban Outfitter’s Renewal Vintage line has gained quite a bit of popularity over the years for their original vintage pieces (“no two are exactly alike”). Their vintage line of silk scarvesare all one-of-a-kind pieces that vary in print and size. At ten bucks a pop their a pretty cheap find for 100% silk and from the retail store.

Price: $10

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GOHARA Silk turban

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Etsy’s turban style brand Gohara is all about the made to order life with their silky and elegant turbans that are super chic for any occasion. Their fabrics come in a range of pinks, florals and polka dots, but the truly exciting thing about these silky pieces are how they make the perfect transition accessory from day to night.

Price: $39

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Reversible Ankara and satin hair bonnet, satin hair bonnet, satin scarf

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For those of us who grew up with bonnets as opposed to scarves, this bonnet hybrid is the real deal. It has the look of a bonnet and the feel of a silk scarf. The reversible Ankara and satin hair bonnet is perfect for the jefa with natural hair as well as those looking to preserve their styled strands overnight. Ankara cotton fabric laces the bonnets outside while silk fabric lines the inside.

Price: $17.10

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Bazvintage

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Bazvintage is a store loaded with all kinds of vintage finds, but their silk scarves are particularly special. For the Afro-Latina looking to bring a bit of throw-back vibes with her as she hits the sack, consider picking out a cute silk scarf with 60s swirls and 70s retro feels.

Price: $29

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Maluma Teams Up With Luxury Brand Balmain For This Must-Have Fashion Collection

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Maluma Teams Up With Luxury Brand Balmain For This Must-Have Fashion Collection

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It’s 2021 and we have no shortage of epic collaborations between some of the world’s biggest Latino stars and top fashion brands. Everyone from J Balvin and Bad Bunny to Cardi B and now Maluma have entered the fashion industry to sell a lifestyle. And people are buying!

Maluma and French fashion house Balmain bring us a limited-edition collaboration.

Colombian superstar Maluma has partnered with French fashion house Balmain to launch a limited edition collection that will be available from April 12 through June 1 in all Balmain stores, including brick and mortar and online.

The collection, which includes sneakers, blazers, t-shirts, pants and other ready-to-wear clothing, will also be available at Saks Fifth Avenue as of April 15.

The Balmain + Maluma line marks the first time ever the brand has designed a line with a celebrity. And it seems like the brand’s creative designer is pretty excited about the collab. Through photos on his Instagram, Olivier Rousteing referred to the reggaetón singer as his inspiration, captioned with supportive laudatory messages about merging their cultures and joint design process.

“Maluma, more than him being an incredible singer,” Rousteing notes, “[brings] a lot to the fashion community with his joy and his happiness and the fact that he’s always playing up his style from different kinds of houses from around the world, mixing different cultures as well… I think the collaboration with Maluma is obviously giving to Balmain and pushing the aesthetic more internationally.”

Maluma also seems to be pumped for the opportunity!

Although Balmain has featured other celebrities in advertising campaigns and runway shows, it has never actually enlisted a celebrity to help design a full, name-branded line.

The brand’s high profile, along with the haute-couture retail price of the collection, underscores how entrenched Maluma is now in the global fashion world and how valuable his endorsement and name is perceived by high fashion.

“It’s been one of my goals to work with a respected fashion house on a collection, but this journey was more exciting, as Olivier pushed me to design with him and sketch looks that I personally will wear off the stage and showcase high couture with a bit of Papi Juancho,” says Maluma, referencing both his album name and alter ego.

But if you want a piece of the collection be prepared to drop those coins.

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Items in the Balmain + Maluma collection range from a black cotton T-shirt that retails for $495, to $1,500 high top sneakers to a $2,555 multi-color print bomber jacket.

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Met Gala 2021 Is Happening And Amanda Gorman Is Set To Host The America-Themed Fashion Event

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Met Gala 2021 Is Happening And Amanda Gorman Is Set To Host The America-Themed Fashion Event

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It’s 2021 and the Met Gala is back this year – after being canceled in 2020 thanks to a pandemic – with superstar poet Amanda Gorman being eyed to host the fashion event of the year. Given the 23-year-old’s show-stopping performance at the inauguration, the theme fittingly will be a celebration of America and American designers.

The Met Gala will return in 2021 with a very special guest as host.

Vogue’s “Oscars of Fashion” famously takes place on the first Monday of May. However, this year it’s been pushed back to September 13, in hopes that life will have returned to something closer to normal by then.

Epic poet Amanda Gorman is reportedly in talks to co-host the event alongside Tom Ford, who is the academy’s president. The breakout star of President Biden’s inauguration, Gorman is on the cover of the magazine’s May issue and the subject of a relentlessly glowing profile inside.

The black-tie gala, which raises funds for Met’s Costume Institute, is normally fashion’s biggest night and sees guests from Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B to Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and even Maluma.

The event was canceled in 2020 thanks to a global pandemic.

The world’s most glamorous party was canceled in 2020 because of COVID-19, which was (and still is) raging the planet at the time. There was a virtual event in place of the 2020 event, with celebs like Julia Roberts, Priyanka Chopra and Amanda Seyfried showing off their looks from home and stars like Mindy Kaling and Adam Rippon taking part in the #MetGalaChallenge, recreating looks from past years.

This year’s event will draw inspiration from all things USA.

The theme of this year’s Met Gala has not been announced, but Page Six says the night will be devoted to honoring America and American designers, following the 18-month-long COVID crisis in this country.

Recent past themes for the event have included “Camp: Notes on Fashion” (2019), “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” (2018), and “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between (2017). And don’t forget 2016, when Zayn Malik wore robot-arms to Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.

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