We just can’t get enough of gospel singer and actress Tamela Mann! Many of us know her as the lovable “Cora” in several of Tyler Perry films and productions, but, the powerhouse vocalist is also a chart-topping, Stellar Award-winning and Grammy-nominated singer.
Her fashion sense, including her fabulous pixie slay, also deserve an award of its own! The Southern belle introduced the lighter multidimensional blonde look last year and we have been obsessed. We know keeping bleached tresses can be a challenge, so we caught up with her longtime stylist (20 years and counting!) Karla Langs to get top tips for keeping her mane healthy and red-carpet ready.
Get it cut by a professional. “It’s all in the cut,” said Karla. “Once you get a nice cut, the maintenance is very minimal.”
Condition your tresses. “Whenever you bleach your hair, you have to incorporate protein and your keratin treatments. The protein gives it strength and the keratin seals the cuticle.”
Don’t double process. If you are relaxing and bleaching your hair, make sure to see a professional to determine the proper wait time between each process.
Moisturize. “The key to keeping great hair is moisture.”
Protect your hair at night. “Use a silk or satin wrap or bonnet.
Invest in the tools your stylist uses. Tamela has all of the products Karla uses to style her hair, including Nairobi Wave, Curl & Shine Styling Waxx and Sebastian Shaper Plus Extra Hold Hairspray. “The shaper is our favorite. It holds, it combs out and it doesn’t stay hard.
A version of this article originally appeared in Hype Hair Jan/Feb 2017 issue.