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LBS Beauty: 6 Made In America Festival Beauty Ideas

It’s that time of year once again! Next weekend kicks off one of the last music festivals of summer. Made in America takes place in Philadelphia on September 5th and 6th. That means it’s times to let go of some of our favorite festival beauty trends. Headed to the festival this year? If so, keep reading for 6 Made In America festival beauty ideas that are fun, wearable and perfect for transitioning into fall!

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Talking Beauty With Motions Celebrity Stylist Ursula Stephen

A few weeks back I had the opportunity to attend the Motions product launch event at De Berardinis Salon in Manhattan. The evening was filled with lots of laughter and insightful convos about the new motions line. Motions celebrity stylist Ursula Stephen walked us through each product, how to use it and some of her styling secrets. We had the chance to chat with Ursula in more detail about her spring hair favorites and her best tips for styling your hair using the motions line.

Related: LBS Beauty: Talking Beauty With Tiffany Evans

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LBS Beauty: Top 10 Curling Shampoos

It can be very difficult to care for curly hair and there can be so many intricate steps and variables to consider. The last thing us naturalistas need is to be confused about which shampoo to use. While shampoo is generally supposed to cleanse hair some can strip hair of the much needed moisture that we curly girls need. So we have compiled a mega list of curl friendly shampoos that will effectively cleanse hair while making sure to nurture each strand. The bonus is that every single curly shampoo on this list will make your curls and waves pop so you can be your curly best!

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1. Lush Curly Wurly Shampoo: This shampoo boasts not one but two super ingredients that are curly girl friendly- both jojoba and coconut oils. These sealing oils are known for being able to penetrate the hair shaft and deliver a power punch of moisture that curly strands need.

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 2. Pantene Pro-V Curl Perfection Shampoo: Antioxidants and Pantene’s exclusive Pro-V formula define curls even in highly humid climates.

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3. Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curls and Waves Shampoo: This products curl defining properties actually activate once naturalistas are in humid conditions! How awesome-sauce is that? So we never have to worry about sweltering conditions because curls stay bouncy and buoyant.

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 4. Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl and Shine Shampoo: All natural ingredients make this poo a kitchenistas dream! No need to mix and measure ingredients because Shea Moisture does it for you. Uber humectant shea butter wraps and protects each strand.

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5. Dr. Miracle Curl Care Rehydrating Shampoo: Dr. Miracle delivers with pampering ingredients that are perfect for damaged or transitioning hair. Vitamins A and E enrich hair and help to gently cater to curls.

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6. Beautiful Textures Tangle Taming Moisturizing Shampoo: Beautiful Textures is one of the only shampoo’s that helps to elongate the curl pattern of any and all curl types. It will help to stretch out curls and ward off dreaded shrinkage while making hair easier to comb or brush through.

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7. Janelle Beauty’s My Natural Curl, Curl Cleanse Shampoo: It can be very difficult to make a clarifying shampoo that thoroughly cleanses while being gentle to strands but Curl Cleanse manages to do so. Organic ingredients like lemon juice effectively break down products while aloe vera juice hydrates and replenishes.

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Related: 5 Deep Conditioners for Natural Hair Under $15

 8. Curls Unleashed Lavish In Lather Shampoo: Organic Root Stimulator utilizes elements like Rosemary and hops to prompt hair grown while boosting curls.

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 9. Aveda Be Curly Shampoo: Wheat protein infuses tresses with much needed strength while offering a power punch against frizz.

10. Ouidad Playcurl Curl Amplifying Shampoo: Hydrolyzed protein babies locks and optimizes curl care.

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What are some of your favorite shampoos for defining your natural texture? 

Written by: Guest Contributor Otaymah Bonds

4 Natural Hairstyles To Try This Holiday Season

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From pompadours, updos, romantic curls and crystal headbands the holidays are the perfect time to experiment or try something new. This week on LBS we are showing you 4 holiday hairstyle ideas for natural hair. You can start the styling process on your natural texture or if you’d like a more sleek look you can stretch your hair first by using flexi rods, caruso steam rollers or blow drying your hair.

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Healthy Hair: Using Coconut Oil on Hair

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Our lovely friends at ThisThatBeauty have a great article on coconut oil, the benefits and how to do use it effectively at home. In honor of Healthy Hair Month here on LoveBrownSugar, we had to give you the tea. In case you didn’t know already, here’s what the hooplah is about using coconut oil on hair:

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Kickin’ It: Instyler Tulip Event

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This past Monday I had the pleasure of attending the launch event of a new product called, “The Tulip” by InStyler. Since I am a long time fan of the original instyler I was thrilled to attend and test out this new product. The Tulip is an auto curler that works in as little as 3 seconds! I will be completely honest, initially I was very skeptical about this tool. I assumed that even if it really did work, it would NOT work on my natural hair. Boy was I wrong. Keep reading to learn more about the Instyler Tulip event and my experience using the product.

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4 Ways To Wear Turbans In The Winter

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Here at LBS we’ve touched on everything from deep conditioners to our favorite curly cocktails. ​If you haven’t noticed by now one of the main messages we are pushing on the site is moisture and protection. With the temps slowly dropping it is imperative that we keep our curls hydrated. In one of our recent post we shared 6 ways to rock a hat with your natural hair. This week we are sharing 4 ways to rock turbans in the winter. Although this is a very popular style for warm summer nights don’t freight, we are showing how to pull off this look all year long. Turbans are a great way to protect your hair  while staying cute and warm! If you are a visual learning keep reading to see the tutorial on Fatima’s Youtube Channel.

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LBS Beauty Review: CLEAR Ultra Shea Collection

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So I’ve been privy to the CLEAR Ultra Shea collection of products for some time now. Actually, it was after I received some samples during their launch event and my mom asked to try them that I first realized how effective they are. She was raving about them so I knew I had to give them a try.

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I really like the CLEAR Ultra Shea collection because most of the products in my arsenal focus on maintaining the hair shaft itself but this one is specifically targeted to scalp health. I suffer from dry scalp so it’s really important for me to oil my scalp regularly in addition to maintaining my hair shaft.

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5 Tips For Finger Detangling Natural Hair

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 For most curly hair girls finger detangling seems like a daunting task that none of us wants to deal with. Although this process requires some serious TLC it definitely has some amazing benefits for your hair. By gently using your fingers to detangle your hair you are preventing breakage, promoting curl definition and overall retaining length. When done properly this is a great way to maintain healthy hair and promote hair growth. Keep reading to learn six easy tips and tricks for finger detangling your natural hair.

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Healthy Hair Month 2014 + #LBSHealthyHair Photo Challenge

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Welcome to our second annual Healthy Hair Month! The concept of Healthy Hair Month began last year in 2013 when we realized that the sudden onset of winter brings about a TON of questions about new products, hair advice, maintenance and overall healthy hair care. Not that you guys don’t have questions throughout the entire year, but the winter seems to be an even more difficult season for us naturals, transitioners and relaxed girls as our hair can be very dry and much harder to maintain. With that said, I’m super excited to be back for the 2014 version of Healthy Hair Month here on LoveBrownSugar.com!

#LBSHealthyHair Photo Challenge

This year instead of just talking to you, we want to walk WITH you. LoveBrownSugar is conducting it’s very own 21-Day Photo challenge so that we can share some of our absolute favorites with each other. See below for the schedule:

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Natural Hair Tips & Tricks

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We know you guys love a good shortcut. As such, we’ll be posting a ton of articles this month that help you maintain your beautiful hair without taking up all of your precious time. Here are some posts you can start with:

4 Tips For Natural Hair Growth

6 Ways To Wear Winter Hats With Natural Hair

7 Tips To Help Retain Moisture

5 Deep Conditioners For Natural Hair Under $15

Product Reviews

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There’s no shortage of product lines and collections. Product junkie addiction is real. Curb your addiction and only purchase products that work best for your hair type. Over here, we’re sporting Type 4 curls and so we have some great recommendations for kinky-curly girls on hair products, hair lines and more.

Check the site daily for new and exciting stuff this month! What hair problems/questions do you want addressed? Soundoff below?