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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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Trina To Address A&R's Comments About Nicki Minaj On Instagram Live

Trina is ready to address the public about comments from her camp about Nicki Minaj.

Earlier this week, Reginald Saunders, the head of A&R at Trina's label and cousin Bobby Lytes slammed Nicki for not promoting their collaborative single, "BAPS." The song was apart of Trina's album The One released on June 21, which was also the same day as the release for "Megatron."

In Saunders' post about Nicki, he also called out the rapper for heavily promoting her guest feature on Megan Thee Stallion's "Hot Girl Summer" but only sharing "BAPS" for a short amount of time on social media.

"This isn’t the first time @nickiminaj has pulled this stunt and trust me it’s cool," he said. "I can’t get over how fake people can be for a Lil fame, likes and followers. when everyone tried to warn me I still gave her the benefit of the doubt."

On Tuesday (Aug. 14), Trina took to Instagram to let her fans know her plans to address how "BAPS" came about and why a video hasn't been shot.

"First of all, everybody that knows me knows anything I gotta say, I will say it and address it," she said. "I don't need anybody to speak for me. Second of all, everything that I have to say, I will address it tomorrow. So catch me live and I will say it one time and one time only. I will not repeat myself."

During her Queen Radio session on Monday (Aug. 13), Nicki addressed Saunders and said she was prepared to shoot a video to "BAPS" when the song was recorded in 2017. She also had Trina as a guest for Queen Radio at the time of the song's release, making it the most-streamed track on the project.

"I have my own schedule and I also have to worry about what makes not only sense/cents but dollars," she said. "And it's not fair that people don’t understand that. I would never have someone from my team disrespect somebody that has been nothing but real to me.”

 

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A little overwhelmed right now but tomorrow 💙💙

A post shared by katrina (@trinarockstarr) on Aug 13, 2019 at 8:42pm PDT

You can listen to "BAPS" below.

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Amber Rose Cancels 2019 SlutWalk

Amber Rose is in protective mode when it comes to her “energy and peace.” The pregnant mom-to-be announced on Instagram Tuesday (Aug. 13) that she’s making some personal and professional changes, including canceling this year’s SlutWalk.

In the lengthy social media post, Rose vented about cutting off a bunch of friends whom she called “abusive” with some having “toxic personalities,” and drug and alcohol addictions. She also called out her “male friends” for “lying and telling people were were sleeping together,” and put another friend on blast for calling social services on her, twice.

“People may not know this but I’m extremely unproblematic. I don’t start fights. I don’t do drugs. I’m as sweet as pie and constantly get walked all over,” Rose wrote before noting that she’s blessed with a baby on the way and an “amazing man,” in reference to current boyfriend, Alexander “AE” Edwards.

“That’s why I’ve been laying so low during this pregnancy.... no toxicity will be tolerated over here only positive vibes. F**k fake friends and their weirdo s**t. I’d rather just have my family and my team.

“P.S. This is also why I’m not having my SlutWalk this year,” she added. “Sorry I just have to protect my energy and peace.”

The Philly native launched her SlutWalk in Los Angeles in 2015 to honor and celebrate women who have been slut shamed, judged and demeaned for being sexual. In a 2017 interview with VIBE Vixen, Rose described the SlutWalk as her “life’s work.”

“All the money that we ever got for donations [to the Amber Rose Foundation] goes to the actual SlutWalk. We don't have any money left over for the next year. We basically have to start over every year, and it takes a year to put on. That's a misconception, I make no money from the SlutWalks ever! I just put in all my work. It makes me happy, babe, it's my life's work.”

Read Rose’s full Instagram post below.

 

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So me. I stopped being friends with about 20 ppl last year. I’ve had friends steal jewelry and money from me, Sleep with my BF’s behind my back, Male friends lying and telling people we were sleeping together, Alcoholic drug addict friends, Abusive Friends, Toxic Personality friends and I even had a Friend call Social Services on me twice ( For no fucking reason) only to Sue me for calling her and Cursing her out (When I found out it was her) smh That Phone call cost me $168,000... Man, the list goes on you have no idea. The funny thing is I never snitched publicly on anyone. Ain’t that some shit? People may not know this but I’m extremely unproblematic. I don’t start fights. I don’t do drugs. I’m as sweet as pie and constantly get walked all over. I’m so happy God has blessed me with a New Baby and an Amazing Man to help me through all the turmoil. That’s why I’ve been laying so low during this pregnancy.... no Toxicity will be tolerated over here only Positive vibes. Fuck fake friends and their weirdo shit. I’d rather just have my family and my team. P.S This is also why I’m not having my Slutwalk this year.... Sorry I just have to protect my energy and peace - Muva

A post shared by Amber Rose (@amberrose) on Aug 13, 2019 at 9:41am PDT

 

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Fashion Roundup: Beyoncé Drops Nostalgic Merch And H&M To Collab With South African Label Mantsho

August just got a little hotter with two new fashion collections dropping this month.

Beyoncé unveiled her '90s-inspired "BeySearch" Friday (Aug. 9) while H&M is set to unveil their South African collaboration on Thursday (Aug. 15).

Queen Bey surprised fans with new a merch capsule on her official website on Friday afternoon. Fanny packs, bodycon dresses, bucket hats, crop tops, windbreakers, and more are designed with Google searched images that highlight every monumental step her in career.

The aesthetic is to appeal to a "90s teenager's bedroom walls combined with the tidal wave of today's meme culture," as said in a press release.

H&M is to release a legendary collection with the South African brand, Mantsho. Essence reports that the collection will feature edgy African-inspired prints that celebrate the elegance and vibrancy of Africa. Mantsho translates to "black is beautiful" from the native Sesotho language.

Established in 2004, the label has appeared on fashion runways in the U.S., Greece, India, Jamaica, Nigeria, Botswana, and Senegal. This will make H&M's first collaboration with a South African brand.

"This is my love letter to the world from Africa," said Mantsho's head of design, Palesa Mokubung. "I hope customers around the world will enjoy this ensemble of my stand-out pieces from my last three collections."

You can shop "BeySearch" here. The latest H&M collection will be available next Thursday (Aug. 15).

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