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We’re least then a month away from the official start of summer. Time for BBQ’s, street festivals, poolside parties, and my fave, beach excursions. But with all of the aforementioned fun and entertaining options comes humidity and heat waves. YIKES! Natural girls everywhere will be doing big chops and desperately looking for ways to keep their tresses cool.

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Well, let me tell you beauties a secret (but promise not to tell anyone)! I’ve managed to create the perfect signature summertime updo inspired from one of my favorite natural hair celebs, Janelle Monae. What’s even better than what I’ve created…it only takes 10 minutes.

Don’t believe me…just watch me (que ratchet Trinidad James music)!


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