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All Of The Timeless Wedding Hairstyles For The Perfect Fall Bride To Consider This Year

There are only a couple of weeks left in the summer, but we’re so happy that it’s coming to an end. We’re a bit exhausted to deal with the heat and humidity because it’s not doing a thing for our hair. Seriously! How many hairstyles can you do that involve frizzy, unmanageable hair? 

There’s no way to get a good hairstyle going in the summer, which is why most people planning a wedding pick either the fall or spring for the big walk down the aisle. 

1. Sweet and perfect

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The fall season is the perfect time to experiment with hairstyles because you don’t have to worry about any humidity. A wedding braid is always a fun adventure because even if you don’t get it completely perfect, you can just incorporate a couple of bobby pins and add some subtle flowers to it. This hairstyle also reminds us that the fall season is great to highlight the color of your hair, and we don’t mean that literally. If you have brown hair or red hair, show it off!

2. Messy, sexy, and beautiful

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This half-up, half-down hairstyle is one of our favorites mostly because of the fall floral arrangement. This color scheme is ideal for a fall wedding. So, think of this hairstyle as secondary to whatever flower crown you decided on. The flowers are there to heighten the look. If you want to add more detail to your look, Linda de Zeeuw, a stylist at NYC’s Rob Peetoom Salon said in an interview with Refinery 29 that a way to add more stylish trends to your look is to go with “Wispy curtain bangs” which is a “nice way of changing up your hairstyle, without cutting your ends short or changing your shape.”

3. Slick and classy

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If you’re opting to wear your hair down, you can’t just arrange it the way you normally do on a typical day. The only way to wear your hair down is either by accentuating it with flowers or by opting to go ultra-classy modern look. Make sure you get the right hair product because the last thing you want is dandruff or residue. 

4. Bohemian vibes

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For the hippie bride who wants to upgrade their usual chill vibes, the bohemian look is perfect but the only difference is that you can’t make your hair look dirty. Have stylish waves with good hair products such as Bumble and bumble wave spray. Then top off the look with flowers that you like. They don’t have to be huge or elaborate, just go with an arrangement that feels right for you. 

5. The modern updo

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For a classy look with a flair of spontaneity, this updo is just right. This hairstyle gives the impression that it is effortless when we all know it will take hours to achieve, but the point is that looks beautiful. With a small hair clip or an heirloom clip, the hairstyle instantly becomes memorable. 

“Messy curls and ringlets that aren’t too polished are cool,” Mia Emilio, a stylist at NYC’s Devachen Salon, told Refinery29. “This is an easy, messy, but still polished style that still lets your curls be the statement.”

6. Make-mom-proud look

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We understand that not everyone can pull off a messy look or bohemian vibes, especially if you have conservative parents, and this updo is perfect to achieve that proud status. While it is a bit more refined than we’re used to, it does say more about the importance of this event. The look may be a throwback to quinceañera glam, but it’s also nice to dress up once in a while. You are a bride after all. For an extra tinge of color, feel free to add a flower or two in the back, or low-hanging earrings to show off your neck. 

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This is one of our favorites because not only is it classy, it’s also incredibly sexy. It gives you so much look in the front and creativity in the back. Since it’s a classier look, the earrings and hair clip is intended to take the entire look to another level. 

Remember, this is your day (and your future husband’s too) so it’s important for you to choose a look and style that you like and feel comfortable in. You won’t be happy if you choose what someone else wants. It’s your day to shine!

READ: A Dominicana Launched The First Natural Hair Only Salon In Her Country And Now She’s Bringing It To NYC

Virginia Announced Their Official Ban On Natural Hair Discrimination

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Virginia Announced Their Official Ban On Natural Hair Discrimination

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After quarantine, it’s time to break out those rizos and head to Virginia!

Earlier this year, in March, Virginia became the latest state in the country to pass the aptly named Crown Act. The new law, which was signed by California, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Colorado, and Washington earlier this year, prohibits workplaces and education programs from discriminating against natural hair.

Virginia is officially the first southern state to end the discriminatory practice of preventing Black men and women from wearing natural styles.

The legislation officially went into effect last week on July 1 and makes it illegal for workplaces and educational institutions to discriminate against people who wear natural hairstyles like Afros, curls, or locs. Delores McQuinn, a Democrat who is a member of the Virginia House of Delegates sponsored the bill and praised its establishment saying “A person’s hair is a core part of their identity. Nobody deserves to be discriminated against simply due to the hair type they were born with.”

The Crown Act stands for Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair and first got attention this past February when director Matthew A. Cherry won an Oscar for his film Hair Love.

The short film showcases the love between a Black father and his daughter who teach each other how to style her natural hair. The director gained attention when he invited Texas high school student, DeAndre Arnold, to be his guest. Arnold had been kept from attending both his graduation and prom for wearing locs.

“There’s a very important issue out there, The CROWN Act, and we can help to get this passed in all 50 states, which will help stories like DeAndre Arnold’s to stop happening,” Cherry said at the time during his Oscars acceptance speech. 

Lawmakers say that while the Crown Act has not yet been filed in Texas where Arnold is from they are considering have it passed there.

Of course, while ending natural hair discrimination against Black people is a small step it does mark an important effort to dismantle systematic racism. You can help get The Crown Act passed in your state by signing this petition pushing for change.

We Scavenged Reviews For The Best Hair Products For 4A To 4C Rizos

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We Scavenged Reviews For The Best Hair Products For 4A To 4C Rizos

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Even if you were taught to embrace your natural hair from Day 1 navigating the world of natural hair will always be a journey. Mainstream brands rarely consider curly-headed beauties and when it comes to catering to people with coils that are of Afro-nature their support gets even murkier. Finding products that keep your hair moisturized while insuring health and growth can be tough. Fortunately, if you’re looking to stock up your hair products supply, you’re in luck.

We scoured message boards and review boards for top-rated and promoted products to try out and keep your hair thriving!

Palmers Olive Oil Formula GRO Therapy

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“It’s a miracle product and a must buy I grabbed it randomly thinking that even this would be an addition to my shelf without any benefits but this actually works. I use this after my hair is dried and just a little bit otherwise it gets a little greasy wait for some time and the hair feels real good. Not for the wet hair though,”- Amazon review.

SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Intensive Strengthening Masque Hair Treatment

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One user by the name of Soleil on Amazon gave the product 5 stars and boasted that she’s been using this product for years, “Despite the propaganda, I’ve always loved and used SM products. Their masques are typically A1 for my mixed textured 3c-4b, mid-back length curly coils. I also henna on a semi-regular basis so I like to use SM masques to deep condition or leave-in afterward to style my hair. I loved and used the super fruit masque, but with the henna, I was getting protein overload and needed something that was pretty much ONLY moisturizing. I love their Raw Shea & Capuacu masque for a leave-in, but was still open to other moisturizing DC’s.I used this line’s leave-in and it did absolutely nothing for my medium-thick or mid-porosity hair. My hair drinks the milk so I don’t even mess with styling milk and leave-ins for the most part. I didn’t really pay this masque much attention since it says “strengthening” and I didn’t want to deal with protein overload again. But after a friend who also has thick curly hair shared she used it as her leave-in since it’s ultra-moisturizing, I had to try it. I LOVE this masque! I honestly think the “strengthening” piece is a misnomer, as it’s far more moisturizing than anything! Definitely recommend to anyone who’s looking for an awesome deep moisturizing conditioner to add their regimen. If you’re one who loves an ultra-moisturizing, thick leave-in, you’ll love this one for that just as well.”

Camille Rose Naturals Curlaide Moisture Butter

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“This whole product is great, from the color to the smell, to the way it just moisturizes your hair. This was a great deal for the money for 2 products which is very close to the price you pay for 1 product that they charge at target. Get it, spend the money they fill the product to the top and a little bit goes a long way when using the cream,” one user, who gave this moisturizing product a five-star review as well approval of the entire line, said.

Aunt Jackie’s Don’t Shrink Flaxseed Elongating Curling Gel

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“This is my favorite *affordable* natural hair product. there is slip, shine, and great curl definition. I use it for wash n go’s or to freshen up my curls after a few days. I’ve also had some successful twist outs. the product doesn’t make me or my hair feel sticky and it smells amazing too,” a Black reviewer with natural hair and devoted to the product shared.

Kinky-Curly Knot Today

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“Let me start by saying I read reviews for everything before I buy it. That being said, bad reviews always stick out more than positive reviews and reading the negative reviews for this product I was hesitant to buy it especially considering the price,” a user wrote on Amazon about this styling leave-in conditioner. “So I went to Target to stock up on my Shea Moisture products. I saw this and I’ve heard a lot of good things about kinky curly from the natural hair community. I decided to read the Amazon reviews for it and went ahead and bought it even though I was hesitant. I went home, got in the shower used Shea Moisture moisture retention shampoo, conditioned with Shea Moisture Manuka honey conditioner, washed my body, then rinsed the conditioner out. When I get out the shower I squeeze the excess water out, dry off and wrap my hair in a cotton t-shirt while I get dressed. After all this, I put the KC Knot Today in, a good-sized glob for each half of my head, and just let it air dry. It is AMAZING. I actually get the curl definition I want and very minimal frizz. My hair is extremely dry and even on the second day my hair still feels moisturized.”

Olaplex No 3 Hair Perfector

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“Talk about a drastic difference!” a writer for the blog Naturally Curly wrote about the product “Because I didn’t know what to expect, I was completely blown away, by the way, OlaPlex elevated my hair color! It went from a dusty blonde color to a more vibrant copper tone. Imagine what this product could do to severely color-damaged hair? It is suggested that you use this treatment in your weekly hair regimen or twice a week if your hair needs to recover from extreme color damage. Personally, I think I’ll be adding this extra step to my routine. I love that my hair looks and feels stronger. That dusty layer that my hair held onto seems to have disappeared and I couldn’t be happier.”

Babassu Quench Leave-In Curl Primer

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“This is my holy grail,” a reviewer from the review pages of Tepadora wrote. “My hair just is not right without this curl primer. Curls are glossy and defined with just a single pump. You can layer other products on top or just use alone. Nothing else compares.”

White Peony Leave-in Conditioner

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“Love this product and the pump. Works great for my really dry hair. The only thing that prevents me from giving a 5-star rating is the size. For the amount paid we should receive more ounces per bottle,” another user who gave this leave-in conditioner a five-star rating on the review boards of Naturally Curly gushed.