• Fall into Freshness 🍂

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    Something Old, but Make it New; Ponytails, Sleek and Curly Too
    Protective styling can be hard, especially if you are not too good at braiding. Ponytails can be a great and easy alternative. They are pretty underrated but can give you a simple and effortless look that’s so easy to put together, which is perfect for on-the-go students and parents getting back into the swing of things. There are tons of different variations and styles that you can create with the use of a ponytail. These hairstyles below are very customizable, so feel free to experiment and make changes to make it work for you and your precious hair.  Keep reading to uncover some of our tips, tricks, and style to make the most out of this hairstyle.
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    Image: Sekora and Sefari sourced from Pinterest
    • Bubble Ponytail: If you have not quite mastered the art of braids, no worries. Here is a cute hairstyle that is suitable for all ages. This hairstyle is perfect for your little one to wear for back to school season. All you need is a few hair ties, either bright colors for a fun, kid-friendly look or  ones that are similar to the color of the hair for a more seamless look. By adding hair extensions, braiding hair or weaving hair, a bubble ponytail can look as casual or as sophisticated as you want. You can accessorize it with hair jewelry to give it a more refined appearance or you can keep it simple and effortless for every day look as well. 
    Image: Toddy and Aggie Hair; sourced from  Pinterest
     Braided Ponytail: If you know how to braid, this is a very straightforward look to create. Whether you are going out, going to dinner, or just going to school or work, this hairstyle is perfect and easy to maintain.
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    • Ponytail adornments: To add more pizazz to your ponytail, you can always add hair accessories to make your look stand out more. Beads, jewels, pins, and pieces of fabric wrapped around the base or braided in; get creative and draw some inspiration from the pictures above and below!
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    Fresh and Clean
    If you are looking for hair products that promote healthy hair growth and strengthen your hair strands, then the products in the Mielle Rosemary Mint Collection would be a great addition to add to your hair care arsenal. Mielle Organics has provided high-quality hair care products for naturalistas across the world since 2014. The collection carries a shampoo, styling crème, edge gel, hair masque, and hair oil. 
    The products are infused with rosemary and mint, which both have been shown to be very beneficial to the health of your scalp and hair. Rosemary and mint can support blood circulation in your scalp which activates your hair follicles and causes your hair to grow thicker, stronger, and faster. 
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    Fall… The Season of Change
    Cleansing vs. Hydrating Facial Oils
    With Fall comes cooler weather and less humidity, which means dry air and dry skin. To avoid the “Fall Flaking” try switching up your skincare routine by adding oils, both cleansing and hydrating. 
    The Difference: Cleansing Facial Oils are nourishing, and emollient oils used to remove debris that would be left on your skin and loosens the dirt clogged into your pores. Oil cleansing is a great and gentle way to remove your makeup, rid your pores of dirt and bacteria as well as removing blockages. After you massage the oil on your face for about a minute, you can go and cleanse with your favorite traditional cleanser afterward. 
    Which oils work the best? According to The GoldenRx on YouTube, it’s best to use oils high in Linoleic acid if you have oily skin. If you have drier skin, it’s great to use oils that are high in oleic acid. With the help of News Medical.net and This is Feel blog, here is a list of all the oils you can use, so you can select the best for you and your skin. . (https://www.news-medical.net/health/Oils-Rich-in-Linoleic-Acid.aspx/): https://thisisfeel.com/blogs/blog/non-comedogenic-oils
    Oils High in Linoleic Acid- 
    • Safflower 
    • Grapeseed 
    • Poppyseed 
    • Hemp 
    • Sunflower 
    • Sesame
    • Evening Primrose
    • Argan 
    Oils High in Oleic Acid: 
    • Shea Butter
    • Jojoba 
    • Moringa 
    • Neem
    • Tamanu 
    • Avocado 
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  • Fall Back and Give Summer her Moment! 🌞

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    How do you say it? Is it foe or fox?

    Whatever you call it, we love’em! Faux Locs are a perfect protective style to transition from summer to fall. The Janet Collection Nala Tress Maverick Locs are handmade and stunning!  They come in two lengths, 18 and 24 inches, and  are easy and quick to install, which means they’re guaranteed to look amazing on you with little to no effort. Whether it’s the traditional crochet method or individuals, the hair is light and flexible, so no more stiff neck from sleeping cute. Easy maintenance and styling, just lay your edges (or not), and slay!

    Protective hair styling is essential to length retention and keeping your natural hair nice and healthy. For the health of your hair and scalp, be sure to moisturize your hair roots and scalp before installing the hair and during the wear of the style. Which makes me think of Jamaican Black Castor oil. 

    Long Hair, Needs Care

    Don’t we all love Jamaican Black Castor Oil? I know several naturalistas talk about how their hair cannot get enough of it. Well, ShopBeautyDepot.com, as your Summer Braid Plug, has the entire collection of As I Am Jamaican Castor Oil products. The collection contains a shampoo, co-wash, hair masque, leave-in, water, hair cream, and gel.

    Black Castor Oil is known to support healthy hair growth while providing deep moisturization for kinky and coily hair strands. Jamaican Black Castor Oil contains omega fatty acids, which work to strengthen your hair as well as nourishing your scalp for healthy hair growth and length retention; the oil is ideal for thin, fragile, or damaged hair.  

    The As I Am brand is formulated by chemist Dr. Ali Syed, once associated with Johnson Products as well Soft Sheen, he is no stranger to the hair care game. 

    The As I Am brand was curated and formulated with the kinky and curly haired gal in mind.      


    Press-On Nails are so Clutch...Literally!!

    Don’t let Corona-Quarantine steal all of your summer fun; jump on the press-on nail bandwagon. Shop Beauty Depot now has Clutch Nails! These nails will make your life so much easier. Clutch Nails are not the press-on nails of our childhoods; now,  press-on nails are just as good, if not better than a fresh set of salon acrylics. All the luxe without the big bucks, at $11.99 a set, save a coin and keep it poppin’. They’re available in a variety of shapes, colors, and patterns, so do you!

    Clutch Nails are not only high-quality but also durable. Another reason why these press-on nails are exceptional is the price; they run about $10-$12 on ShopBeautyDepot.com, which you could easily spend double or triple that at a salon. Not to mention, salon nails have to be touched up in a couple of weeks causing you to spend way more money. At the most, these nails will take you 10-20 minutes to put on and will cost less than half the price of getting an acrylic or gel set. Clutch nails provide you with beautiful nails that are easy on the wallet and are little to no effort to put on yourself.

    Hot Girl Summer Extended 

    Everyone needs hair down to her butt at least once, right? Well, we think so. These super long locs and twists can bring something extra to your look in the best way. The Afri-Naptural Paradise Twist and the new 36” Bobbi Boss Nu Locs can make it happen for you. The Paradise Twists are pre-braided crochet twists that can be used for a traditional crochet style or crocheted individuals. To extend the twist, the tip of the first twist is pulled through the loop of the second twist and secured with nail glue to give you the beautiful and amazing look pictured above. This style has really been heating up the summer. 

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