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5 Natural Hair Bad Habits To Get Rid Of

Calling all naturalistas! We do everything to keep our hair looking glorious. However, sometimes we get caught up in routines that could secretly be messing up our curls. Or, we find ourselves participating in unhealthy thoughts about our curls. It is time to point out some of those bad habits that we need to break. -Paulette Wilson
1. Touching Your Hair Constantly
I must say this can be very hard not to do throughout the day. Who doesn’t like to touch their hair or play with their hair? Well, the more you dig into hair and pick at your hair, the more oil and dirt from your fingers goes inside your precious coils. Therefore, the next time someone wants to touch your hair, you tell them no. And, you got to keep my fingers out of your hair unless you are styling, washing, or detangling it.
2. Ripping Those Knots Out
Have you ever been detangling your hair and suddenly, you encounter a kinky knot? You think to yourself, “What should I do about this?” and you rip or comb the knot out. Finally, your knotty hair is down on the floor. Girl, you have to be patient with your knots. If you start untwisting at the base of the scalp or half way down, it can cause breakage and split ends. Using your fingers or a wide tooth comb, start at the bottom of the hair and work your way toward the root.
3. Not Trimming
Stop running from those scissors. We tend to think the only time we need to cut our hair is when we have split ends or single strand knots. If you trim a little bit of dead weight from your hair, your hair will come back to life.  You can trim your hair four times a year or every 8 to 10 weeks. Trimming your curls is a great way to experiment with different hairdos and shapes.
4. Dreaming Of Being Rapunzel
We all must realize that it takes years for our hair to grow. If your hair isn’t down your back after being natural for one year, do not be upset. Hair length is a process that takes time. Ladies, as long as your hair is healthy and well maintained, you should be satisfied with your hair no matter what length it may be.
5. Going to Sleep Without Protecting Your Hair
Sometimes you have a wonderful night out partying with your friends and you just hit the sheets. No matter how tired you maybe, make sure you grab that satin cap or have a satin pillow on your bed. Girl, you will wake up shredding like a sheep and your hair will be dry like a desert. If you have to keep your cap in your purse, please put it on before you go to bed.

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Six years ago, Kelly Rowland released her fourth studio album titled Talk a Good Game. The project boasted hit singles like "Kisses Down Low" and the transparent "Dirty Laundry." Now, the Houston native is preparing to release a project that'll surely satisfy fans' patient earbuds.

In an interview with Billboard, Rowland shared her hopes for putting out a new body of work and the pressure that she's encountered since she's been in the studio. "This is by far the longest, most pressure-filled process ever, only because I know what it's supposed to be and I have been so hard on myself. I know it," she said. "And it's the first time I've said it out loud. I've been extremely hard on myself. But it's definitely coming, and I'm more so excited about this project than anything else."

The news follows the recent release of Rowland's "Kelly" track, which was met with critical acclaim in November 2018. In addition to preparing the release of new music, the "Motivation" singer discussed fans' wish for a Destiny's Child reunion. The rumors have been fueled by social media photographs of Rowland with either Beyonce or Michelle or all three, especially during Beyonce's past Coachella performance. But Rowland assures readers that it's not what they think.

"It's so funny. I guess every time people see us together, they just see music but I see sisterhood, and that's what we are and that's what me, her, Michelle [Williams] and Solange and I are. People see us all together, they immediately think music. I'm like, no. Just family." As Rowland previously mentioned Solange, she hopes to one day work with her again.

"I'm a huge fan," she said. "I love her writing and how detailed and particular she is. I always wanted to figure out how the heck she has so many different layers of harmonies when she is constructing these vocals, and it's so complex but simple. It's genius. It's the genius in her genius mind that she has in there." One of the last times the pair collaborated was on Rowland's "Simply Deep" track off her debut solo album of the same name. Solange also penned a few songs off the same project. Fast forward to 2016, and Rowland's vocals were featured on Solange's iconic A Seat at the Table.

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Teyana Taylor aims to keep her hot streak of innovative videos coming thanks to this recent announcement. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday (Jan. 9), the "Gonna Love Me" singer will show adoration to ballroom culture in the visual for "WTP."

Directed by Gregory "Beef" Jones, The Aunties Inc., and Taylor herself, the Harlemite takes viewers on her journey to the expression-filled space where she hopes to rack up 10s across the board from a group of judges. The premise of the video also seems to follow a mockumentary format airing on a fictional network named FEMTV. Alongside Taylor, other men and women get ready to display their talents and confidence on the ballroom floor.

"WTP" is featured on the mother-of-one's sophomore album, K.T.S.E., which was released in June 2018. While the rollout's controversy didn't entirely muddle the excitement behind the project's debut, Taylor said she was sold on the idea that her album would be treated as the biggest out of G.O.O.D. Music's string of releases last year.

"I didn't know ahead of time that there wouldn't be any singles or visuals. But I knew that it was going to be the five-album thing," she said during a HOT 97 interview. "[Kanye] wanted [my album] to be last, he wanted mine to be the biggest. That's the way they sauced it up. I was sold."

The video will debut on Jan. 19. Check out the teaser below.

 

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👀 1.19.19 👀 #WTP Directed by @teyanataylor & @ogbeefjones @theauntiesinc 🙏🏾🙌🏾🙏🏾 The wait is ALMOST over. 😏 @museumofsex

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Trina Braxton’s Ex-Husband, Gabe Solis, Dies After Battle With Cancer

Gabe Solis, the ex-husband of Trina Braxton, lost his battle with cancer, Thursday (Dec. 20),  TMZ reports. He was 43.

Solis passed away at his home in Texas, surrounded by friends and family, according to the outlet. No official details have been released about his passing.

Solis had reportedly been keeping his cancer battle private. His death came as a shock to his loved ones. On Friday (Dec. 21), Braxton seemingly mourned the loss of her ex-husband with a cryptic Instagram meme reading, “I need a hug..E bottle of wine.”

The former couple tied the knot in 2003, and appeared together on previous seasons of WEtv’s Braxton Family Values. Despite finalizing their divorce in 2015, Braxton and Solis confronted lingering issues from their marriage during an episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life, earlier in the year.

Braxton has since moved on to a new relationship, but remained friends with Solis.

 

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