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Get The Look: Janelle Monae’s Curls

Janelle-Monae-in-Kate-Spade-18th-Annual-Hollywood-Film-Awards-e1416028852985This look is for my No Heat Naturalistas! First, wash or co-wash hair to remove any product and/or residue. Condition hair with a leave-in conditioner that adds moisture like Original Mane ‘n Tail Conditioner.

Part wet hair into 4 or 6 sections and work in 1 to 3 drops (depending on thickness of hair) of Creme of Nature’s Argan Oil to each section to seal in moisture. Comb through with a wide tooth comb to distribute product and detangle hair. Next, add curl cream like Taliah Waajid Curly Curl Cream to help define and moisturize curl while eliminating frizz.

Next, part hair into 1-inch square sections, depending on thickness, and two-strand twist each section. Add a curling gel, like Taliah Waajid Curl Sealer, to the end of each twist. Combine 2 to 3 twists and roll ends of twist with perm rod. I prefer smaller rods for this look, so try pink Dianne Cold Wave Rods (5/16 or smaller).

Allow hair to air dry completely then remove rods and spray lightly with a shine spray like Argan Oil Gloss & Shine Mist. Untwist each two strand twist with fingers and separate each side. Continue separating curls until you reach the desired fullness.

Makeup Tip:
To get Janelle Monae’s poppin red lip try MAC’s Redd lip liner and Mary Kay’s Really Red lipstick.

Check out all the products needed to recreate this look in the gallery on the next page!

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