Gabrielle Union's Natural Curls Are Back (& Hint At Possible New Haircare Products)
Leave it to Gabrielle Union to find a silver lining while social distancing. On April 4, Gabrielle Union's natural curls were ushered back into the spotlight after the multi-hyphenate shared her latest look on Instagram — and according to Union, her hair is enjoying the downtime. "When your natural locks appreciate the lock down," Union captioned the video, which featured the star playing with her short, glossy hair (and Leikeli47's song, "Wash & Set").
And while friends and fans definitely appreciated a look into Union's self-titled "#QuarantineNaturalHairChronicles" — "yes beauty!!!!" commented Tracee Ellis Ross — the video also may've served as a sneak peek of haircare products to come. "Unlocking the secret soon... 🔐 #InTheLab," Union continued in her caption; which seems to be a major hint regarding something new by way of Union's haircare line, Flawless.
Potential product drop aside, Union isn't the only celebrity embracing her natural hairstyle while salons around the country are closed. Both Kylie Jenner's naturally short hair and Ariana Grande's natural curls have made appearances recently on social media, while Tamera Mowry took time to shout-out her gray strands on Instagram. "Hello grays. No getting my hair done during #socialdistancing, and I’m okay with it!" Mowry wrote.
"See @kaaviajames mama's got hair like yours!!" Union captioned another post on April 5, this time featuring her daughter, Kaavia James. "When I took my braids out she was like 👀🤔 now mom & baby both rocking their natural curls ❤💜🖤 #QuarantineNaturalHairChronicles."
Fingers crossed that whatever Union is working on #InTheLab drops soon. Until then, keep reading to shop a few top haircare products, including masks, conditioners, and leave-ins to help your natural hair shine.
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There are two ways to use this buttery hair mask: regularly after you shampoo in place of conditioner, or once per week whenever hair feels dry.
Color-treated hair demands its own unique guidelines. To meet them, AG Hair called in the big guns for this conditioner — aka protein, amino acids, and antioxidants.
Thanks to Mighty Majesty's simple formula — organic sunflower oil, jasmine oil, and amla extract — shoppers are free to use the nourishing oil blend on hair, scalp, *and* body.
Pattern's luxe leave-in is designed to "seal" in hydration for curls, all the while adding a touch of definition.
Vegan, cruelty-free, and marked with Target's "clean" beauty stamp, this drugstore option uses coconut oil to deep condition dried-out hair.
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