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5 Gift Ideas for the Curly-Haired Vixen

Are you at a loss for ideas to gift the curly-haired girl in your life?

Contrary to popular belief, naturally curly hair isn’t the carefree, low maintenance mane pop culture will have you believe. Maintaining healthy and hydrated curls is a lifestyle, and that lifestyle is expensive. We've provided you with our favorite products to get you on the right track. Encourage the curly-girl in your life to rock her ringlets with the help of these curly hair treats!

Vibe Vixen Wondercap

 

Heat Cap

In a pinch, a plastic bag can be used to lock in deep conditioning, but a long-lasting alternative, like this heat cap, is available and would make the perfect gift.

While heat caps are widely available in different styles, the Wondercap ($40) has microwavable packs in the cap that will warm the hair, opening the cuticles in the hair shaft and allowing your hair to drink up your moisturizing treatment.

Once the hair has been rinsed, the cuticles in the hair shaft will close and lock in moisture, leading to a luscious locks.

Vibe Vixen Purple People Heater

 

Overhead Dryer

Most women with naturally curly hair shy away from heat tools. Direct heat can cause breakage and irreparable damage to beautiful, bouncy curls. A great way to achieve dry hair without slaving over a small blow dryer is to sit underneath an overhead dryer, most commonly found in salons.

These days you will find overhead dryers to be more affordable and compact. At-home-dryers like the Purple People Heater ($180) are now as affordable as a high-end flatiron. The convenience of the wheels allow you to move the dryer around your house. Send e-mails, watch TV or eat a bowl of cereal while you wait for your spirals to cure.

Vibe Vixen Turbie Twist

 

Microfiber Hair Towel

Don't undo all the hard work you put into keeping your curls healthy by using any old towel to dry your tresses. The rough towels most women use to dry their hair with damage the delicate cuticle of the hair.

Instead, try a microfiber towel like the Turbie Twist ($10) that does triple what your standard bath towel will do: absorb water from damp hair in half the time, keeps hair out of your face so you can freely apply your makeup and comfortably sits on your head without the neck strain.

Vibe Vixen Curl Box

 

Curl Box Subscription

What may work for one person may not be a homerun for the next. From that theory the "Curl Box" was born.

For $20 per month, try out samples from new hair tools and products that specifically cater to your coils. Curl Box selects products they think their customers will love and assemble them in a cute box you receive monthly.

If you like your sample product, you can go ahead and purchase the full sized product online. Curl Box ships directly to your door for free and if for whatever reason you're not satisfied, you can cancel your subscription without any hassle.

Vibe Vixen Conair Infiniti

 

Clamp-less Curling Iron

It may seem odd, but women with naturally curly hair can actually benefit from using a curling iron. Restyling curls with a small wand could be the savoir to next-day hair. Wrap frizzy pieces around the barrel to mimic your natural curl shape and tidy up your 'do in just minutes.

This Conair Infiniti Pro "You Curl" iron is small enough to replicate small spirals without the unsightly dents a traditional clamped curling iron can leave. Bonus: its tapered end gives you a more defined and natural looking curl.

 

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In the post titled “my disturbing read,” CupcakKe accuses a man named, Christopher Terrell, of stealing her credit cards and terrorizing her throughout their relationship.

“This is someone I’ve been dating for the past [five] months,” she wrote in the now deleted post. “Out of the kindness of my heart I gave this man over [$30,000] during this period [of] time because I understand how it feels to be without (especially after me being homeless). He also has threatened to shoot my mom in the face [and] has threatened me on multiple occasions [and] said he can do it because he will get away with it!!!! I have screenshots, recorded calls, bank statements and all types of proof.

“Me being stupid in love I have [taken] this man back multiple times but every time I take him back the abuse gets [worse],” she added.

Further in the post, CupcakKe explains that her depression from feeling trapped in the relationship resulted in her contemplating suicide. “He [has] snatched off my wig in public, broke phones [and] continues to traumatize me every step of the way! This is what [led] to my ‘I’m committing suicide’ tweet…I have called the cops multiple times and they have yet to do anything about it,” she wrote adding that Terrell is threatening her with revenge porn. She also admitted to posting his number on social media, and the numbers of women that he “plotted” with  to steal her money.

“Yes I am wrong for that,” she said. “But by me sending this message out it is not for harm to be sent his way, it’s for the police to make things way more serious!!!! Also this message is for every young girl or anyone in general that is struggling with abuse right now. I get u (once you see the first sign) leave!!!”

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@Chicago_Police y’all really need to do something about @CupcakKe_rapper and her situation, she’s mentioned reaching out to y’all multiple times about this and nothings happened! Please do something before it’s too late... pic.twitter.com/ZczGq1jmcK

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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.

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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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