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Vixen Chat: Kinky-Curly Founder Shares Natural Hair Tips for Spring

Maintaining healthy natural hair comes with seasonal responsibilities. Sadly, the hair care methods we use in the Winter, don't apply for the Spring and Summer. So we sat down with Kinky-Curly founder Shelley Davis, who was one of the first to create all-natural products specifically for curly and textured hair. Here, she shares tips on how to master vibrant curls and achieve playful hair styles for the season.

Vixen: What inspired you to create a product line that caters to natural curls?
Shelley Davis: I grew tired of using styling products that made my hair look good but two weeks later left a ton of product buildup and dryness. I was inspired when I traveled to my native St. Vincent and the Grenadines and lost my luggage. A family member concocted a homemade brew of natural herbs and plants for me to use during my stay. With no other options available, I used this on my hair for the duration of my vacation. And much to my surprise not only did it work so well on my hair but it was the healthiest my hair had ever been!

As it gets warmer, more women are embracing their curls. What products help us achieve quick but efficient curl definition?
Kinky-Curly Curling Custard is the perfect product for wash and go hairstyles. It gives amazing curl definition, a brilliant shine and lasting hold. It's made with all natural ingredients so it will moisturize, strengthen and nourish your hair while it provides amazing definition to your natural curls.

Woman Natural Hair Should women steer away from straightening their curls during the warmer seasons?
The best way to prevent heat damage on your beautiful curls is to avoid using heated styling tools as much as possible. Yes, I know they work well for creating sleek pin straight looks in a relatively short period of time, but anything that can burn your skin will also burn your hair.
I recommend going the old school route and doing a roller set on smooth magnetic rollers then doing a doobie wrap after the hair is completely dry and the rollers are removed. This will create a smooth look that has body, bounce and movement. And most importantly, your natural curls will return after the next shampoo.

Lightening is definitely a trend. There is an obsession for ombre and experimenting with blonder tones. What’s the best way to go light without damaging your natural hair?
Any process that involves color or chemicals is best left in the hands of a professional. Hair coloring, especially when going several shade lighter, should never be a DIY project.

"The Tracee Look" is in high demand. Tracee Ellis  Ross is iconic for her desirable and sexy loose curls. How do we get a similar look for the spring?
Since our natural hair texture and length will play a major role in the final look of a particular hair style, we should always have realistic expectations. Creating loose, sexy, beachy curls on extremely tight curls may not always be possible. But by setting wet or damp hair on large rollers or braiding and unraveling when dry, can create stretched out looser curls on tighter, kinkier hair types.

What are some fun ways to switch up looks for the transitioning woman?
Natural hair is extremely versatile, even in the transitioning phase. Two strand twist outs are excellent for blending the two different hair textures. They give a wonderful wavy/crinkly look that will get you accustomed to wearing your hair in its natural state. Rod sets create a fun, flirty look that is perfect for spring and also great for both transitioners and long standing naturals. And also let’s not forget the chic bun—it's easy, elegant and also a fantastic protective style!

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Keke Wyatt Announces That She's Pregnant With Her Tenth Child

Keke Wyatt has news to share that concerns expanding her family tree. On Monday (Oct. 14), the "If Only You Knew" singer revealed that she's pregnant with her tenth child.

"My husband Zackariah Darring and I are so happy to announce that we are expecting our new bundle of joy!" she wrote on Instagram. "We are excited to welcome the 10th addition to our beautiful family."

The vocalist continued to state that fans can follow her pregnancy journey on her YouTube series The Keke Show where she gives an intimate look at how she balances her career and motherhood.

 

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My husband Zackariah Darring and I are so happy to announce that we are expecting our new bundle of joy! We are excited to welcome the 10th addition to our beautiful family. Stay tuned for the release date & information for my new YouTube Series “The Keke Show” where you will see me balancing Wife, Mommy and Artist!!! Trust me.. it’s never a dull moment with my family. Love ya sugars💋💋💋 photo credit: @keever_west Styled/Designed by: @keever_west Asst: @freddyoart

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In an interview with The Christian Post, Wyatt said she believes she has "an anointing with motherhood" and looks at her children as fuel to keep striving in her career.

"I just don't believe in shutting down. I believe in that's what the Lord had for me," she said. "Babies don't get in the way of careers, we get in the way of careers. If that's what the Lord had for me from the very beginning, there's nothing nobody can do and nobody can say."

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Summer Walker's Debut Album Inspires Drake To Write New Music

Summer Walker's debut album Over It has everyone's heart aflutter, including Drake.

Off the heels of her debut project, the Atlanta songstress shared Drake's admiration for her project Sunday (Oct. 6) which included collaborations from Jhene Aiko, Usher. 6LACK and Bryson Tiller. Drake had a strong reaction to "Fun Girl," a track that speaks to the acoustic aura of her precious project, CLEAR.

Sharing his love with more than a few emojis, the rapper reveals the song inspired him to pen two new songs at the crack of dawn.

 

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So I guess fun girl is his favorite song on the album, mines isss... BODY🥰 what’s yours ?

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Summer and Drake worked together for the remix to her breakout hit, "Girls Need Love." In Billboard's  “You Should Know” series, the singer says the two met via Instagram after he gushed about her visuals to the original track. "He said, 'I saw your video on a bowling alley monitor. Thought it was cool,'" she recalled. She added it was Love Renaissance's Justice Baiden who talked her into asking Drake for the remix. The singer is signed to the label along with Grammy-nominated singer 6LACK.

Things have been looking great for the singer. Her album has topped Spotify and YouTube since it's release Friday and is expected to make a nice debut on Billboard's 200 charts.

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Tinashe Resurfaces With Exciting Message: "I'm Back And Better"

Tinashe fans rejoice! After a hiatus, the Joyride artist resurfaced on Instagram Saturday (Sept. 28), in a brief video expressing that she's “back and better.”

After a tumultuous relationship with her label RCA, the singer-songwriter broke ties with the company. Since then, she's been hibernating in her “cave,” as she puts it.

"Creatively, I just feel like I needed to go through what I went through in order to be the person that I am today and to get back to my roots," she explained. "You pretty much put your heart and soul and emotions into all these songs and then you put them out there for the world to judge and tear down and pick apart. It's terrifying and it can really mess with your head."

 

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In an interview with VIBE, Tinashe expressed how important it is for her to stay true to herself and artistry. “It’s not even necessarily speaking up but coming to your own conclusions yourself and owning your own instincts and trusting in yourself and creative power,” she said. “I think that’s something that is always important to continue to maintain. It’s easy for that sometimes to get derailed, and it’s important to come back to that.”

During her recent statement, she broke down the importance of art and how it should be expressed through individuality and free expression, sans any boxes or limitations. Making people happy through her music is the goal.

"Music and art are supposed to be these wonderful beautiful things that bring people joy and happiness, and that's really why I started making music in the first place—to give people something that means something to them,” she said.

Although Tinashe did not say when fans can expect new music, she did share a snippet of what she’s been working on in the studio in a separate post. “I’m too emotional.”

 

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I’m too emotional

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