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‘Black-ish’ Actress To Take On Beauty Industry With New Curly Haircare Line That Offers Cheap But Big Products

The Golden Globe-winning actress, Tracee Ellis Ross, is launching a haircare line for folks with 3B to 4C curls. As an Afro-Latinx with very thick 4C hair, I cannot be more excited for this. Most hair products are simply not made for black hair in general, but to have a dedicated line for coily hair is bound to be a game-changer. 

Our afro-textured hair is often considered a deviation from the “norm” of long, fine hair. In 2019, New York and California had to take extra precautions to protect natural textured hair by passing laws that ban discrimination against afro-textured, natural hair. Can you imagine the way your hair growing out of your head being perceived as so “unkempt,” “unclean,” and “undesirable,” that there is enough discrimination to warrant laws to outlaw said discrimination? Well, no more of that pelo malo nonsense.  

Rejoice because Miss Ross has got our backs now, too. Ross has become something of a cultural and fashion icon in her own right. She has never shied away from wearing her big, voluminous natural curls even when the look was “unpopular” to see in the mainstream. 

Tracee Ellis Ross bares it all in her new campaign.

Ross stripped down to nothing but the beautiful brown skin she was born in to announce the launch of Pattern. The clever slogan crowns Ross’ head of curls reading: sometimes it’s just all about the hair. She’s right, Diana Ross’ daughter is completely naked and your eye goes straight to her hair because it literally looks magnificent. 

“Thrilled to introduce PATTERN // my new haircare brand specifically for curly, coily, and tight textured hair,” Ross wrote on Instagram.

A dream come true.  

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Ross says she has spent 20 years dreaming about her own haircare line, 10 of those trying to get it made, and the past 2 working with scientists to develop the products. 

“Pattern Beauty is the result of 20 years of dreaming, 10 years in the making (I wrote my first brand pitch in 2008, right when girlfriends finished ) and 2 years of working with chemists. I’m so excited to share this with y’all,” she wrote. 

Who is Pattern for? 

Sorry, my non-3b to 4c friends but this line is just for us. We don’t get to feel special very often, please let us have this moment. I am sure you want to give Ross your money too but just watch “Black-ish” instead. 

“Pattern is here to empower and nourish curly, coily and tight-textured hair. 3b to 4c. The formulas are unique and packed with luscious & safe ingredients-trust me I know because my panel and I tried 74 different samples to get these 7 formulas for phase one,” Ross continued.

Now here is the gamechanger (for me at least).  

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She understands: we need so much more product than people with other hair textures. We need the whole bottle. Sometimes we even need two. Ross is promising larger quantities of conditioner and accessible pricing. 

Prices range from $9.00 – $42.00, while sizes range for 3-ounce bottles to 29-ounce bottles. Pattern will also include hair oil serums for $25, a $20 hair clip, and a $19 microfiber towel. 

“Pattern is for those of us who need more than a quarter size of the product. Large conditioner sizes that actually fulfill the unmet needs of our community. Accessible pricing because everyone should have access to their most beautiful hair in their own shower, and gorgeous packaging that conjures the legacy of our history and makes us all feel like the royalty that we are,” she announced. 

Mark your calendars, morenas. On September 9th, at exactly 9 AM EST, we are going to feel like royalty with giant elephant-sized bottles of conditioner made just for us. 

Tracee’s hair journey is what inspired the launch of Pattern.

Ross recently discussed how accepting her hair was profoundly intertwined with accepting herself. 

“I can literally chronicle my journey of self-acceptance through my journey with my hair,” she writes. “Growing up, society told me there was a right way to wear my hair and a right way to look. Those ideals didn’t match what I saw in the mirror, so I tried to beat my curls into submission —  putting body lotion in my hair, sleeping in rollers, blowouts, relaxers, texturizers, ponytails so tight they gave me a headache, and I even whipped out an iron (the kind you use for clothes) in an attempt to straighten it that way. ”  

The actress has clearly embraced her luscious locks since then. Ross’ visibility in the media is paramount to society accepting the wonderful, beautiful and inexplicable diversity of all features in humanity. 

Check out Pattern Beauty to learn more about Ross’ hair care line just for the curly-blessed.

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Madonna’s Daughter Lourdes Embraces Natural Body Hair In Beautiful Selfie With Mom

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Madonna’s Daughter Lourdes Embraces Natural Body Hair In Beautiful Selfie With Mom

Grooming habits should be a matter of personal choice, but thanks to generations of the patriarchy telling women how they should look, what they should wear, and how they should take care of their bodies, that isn’t always the case. Thankfully, more and more brave women are embracing their natural beauty and that includes their own body hair.

Lourdes Leon showing off her natural arm pit hair is the normalization of body hair we all need.

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Whether it’s on the red carpet or in a photo with her mom, Madonna, Lourdes Leon has a relationship with her body hair we can all admire. For instance, he two posed for a rare selfie on April 10, and Leon’s natural look moved us another step closer to normalizing visible body hair.

The sweet image is captioned: “Like Pieces of your Heart Walking around outside of you #lola.”

‘Lola’ is the nickname of Madonna’s eldest child, whom she shares with Cuban personal trainer-actor Carlos Leon.

The fashion icon’s post has received more than 440,000 ‘likes’ with many fans praising her daughter’s decision to embrace her natural body hair – with comments including “two beautiful, strong women” and “beautiful mother with her gorgeous daughter.”

Leon has never been shy about embracing her natural beauty.

Her mother has pushed beauty boundaries for decades, so it makes sense the 24-year-old model would choose to do the same. In November 2018, Lourdes generated headlines when she showed off her unshaved armpits and legs on the red carpet at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Gala, just weeks after she turned heads for the same reason on the catwalk at New York Fashion Week.

Earlier this year, in February, she also showed off a glimpse of armpit hair in a new fashion campaign for Marc Jacobs. 

It seems that Lourdes may even have been inspired by her famous mom when it comes to ditching the razor. Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar in 2010, the singer said: “Going to high school, I saw how popular girls had to behave to get the boys. I knew I couldn’t fit into that.

“So I decided to do the opposite. I refused to wear makeup, to have a hairstyle. I refused to shave. I had hairy armpits.”

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Kid Cudi Wore A Dress To Pay Tribute To Kurt Cobain During SNL Appearance

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Kid Cudi Wore A Dress To Pay Tribute To Kurt Cobain During SNL Appearance

There’s no doubt that SNL has been the stage of some pretty groundbreaking performances and fashion moments. This past weekend was no different. While appearing as the late-night show’s musical guest the 37-year-old rapper of Mexican-American descent wore outfits a la late Nirvana rocker, Kurt Cobain.

Kid Cudi’s made a pretty big retro fashion statement for his Saturday Night Live musical performances this weekend.

For his first performance, which featured his song “Tequila Shots,” Cudi wore a t-shirt featuring the image of a late SNL cast member Chris Farley. Farley died in 1997 at age 33 from an overdose of cocaine and morphine. Over the shirt, Cudi wore a green cardigan, which many Twitter users were quick to note resembled one Kurt Cobain wore.

Cobain died by suicide in 1994.

During his performance of “Sad People,” Kid Cudi changed into a floral dress, which he confirmed in a tweet was in honor of Cobain.

Cudi’s took place on the same week of the anniversary of Cobain’s death, which occured on April 5.

“Virgil [Abloh] designed the dress for me,” Kid Cudi explained about the dress. “I told him I wanted to show love to Kurt w a floral print sundress and this man-made a masterpiece.”

Cudi also shared that he intends to collaborate with Abloh on his fashion label Off-White. The dress will be included.

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