SUMMER TIPS FOR NATURALLY GORGEOUS HAIR

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beautiful summer hairWant your hair to look ultimately gorgeous during this summer season? Follow these easy tips and enjoy natural beauty of your locks.

Maintenance of naturally gorgeous hair is a very difficult job, especially in summer season. Fortunately, we’ve prepared a list of summer tips to keep you going through this time:

  1. Minimize heat tools

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There is no need to overload your hair with additional heat. Summer weather is hot enough, so we recommend to keep the use of heated appliances to a minimum.

  1. Infuse with moisture

 

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Risk of losing moisture and suffering from it is extremely high during summertime. Maintain proper moisture balance with the help of a conditioner to keep your locks hydrated.

  1. Apply UV protection

 

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Excessive exposure to direct sun rays can cause undesired sun damage that is not easy to restore. Apply products with UV filters to be safe.

  1. Avoid chlorine damage

 

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Summer means swimming pools with chlorinated water. Swimming cap, conditioner and clarifying shampoo will help you to shield your hair from nasty chemicals.

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Shane Romero The Gentlemen’s Movement

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Shane Romero The Gentlemen's Movement

Brooklyn-based songwriter, hip hop artist and poet Shane Romero recently released a video for ‘The Gentlemen’s Movement’. The video was produced by hip hop music and business mogul Russell Simmons for his clothing line Argyleculture. ‘The Gentlemen’s Movement’,  according to Romero delivers a “smooth, melodic hip hop/jazz beat, strong pen game, and strong visuals”. The video chronicles the transition of the “Urban Graduate” from the streets to entrepreneurship. Watch Shane Romero ‘The Gentlemen’s Movement’, now streaming on YouTube.

Shane Romero “The Gentlemen’s Movement”

Hailing from Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, Shane Romero is known for his sharp tongue as a poet. He began performing at the age of 16 and considers his poetry to be a reflection of his personal life experiences. Shane’s poetry deals with realistic content, addressing issues affecting the inner-city, topics of race, violence, love and the personal drive to better himself. Shane wishes to offer his words as help to those who may be dealing similar situations and looking for someone to relate to.

Shane Romero The Gentlemen's MovementAs a touring poet, Shane has traveled throughout the states to participate in major poetry slam events. He ended up moving to LA and became a full-time spoken word artist. Shane performed at numerous venues including college campuses on the West Coast. After joining national poetry slam teams, Shane garnered second place in 2010 at the national poetry slam finals in St. Paul, Minnesota. Having shared the stage with many national acts and traveling internationally on the “Just Weight” tour, Shane continues to expand his reach. He was 1/4 of a traveling play called “The Male Ego” and most recently has been working for hip hop mogul Russell Simmon’s YouTube channel ADD as well as his clothing line Argyleculture. Shane also provides work for New Era Hat Company, and the LA-based clothing line The Ivorys. Shane has been featured in the Huffington Post UK, Global Grind, and Literary Manhattan.

Shane, who says, “I want to speak for the unspoken” spends a great deal of time giving back to the community of youth who are bound to follow in his footsteps. He was a coach for the Inland Empire BNV Youth Slam Team which was featured on HBO. While touring he teaches creative writing and poetry workshops to all ages and when home in New York he hopes to help narrow the gaps in achievements for young men of color, inspiring them to reach success. Shane says he will, “continue to bare his story and life on stage until the last word falls from his throat”.

 

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A.R.T. LIVE: Soul Night A Night To Remember

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ARTLIVEMiami – South Florida native, young entrepreneur Lola Chél is organizing a soulful showcase of Floridian talent at Studio 504 in Miami on March 13, 2016. A.R.T. LIVE: Soul Night will bring out music artists, musicians, poets, and will include a wine tasting and pairing presented by Chef Jordan Catering Co.

Chél saw the gap in opportunities for up-and-coming artists and those who were already established. Seeing first hand how rapidly the South Florida scene was expanding, she decided to create an opportunity by establishing the A.R.T. LIVE: A Reason To Live event series. There are four events a year which highlight musicians, artists, filmmakers, dancers, comedians and more. The series launched in December of 2015 and show cased visual artists, poets and filmmakers from the tri-county area. This gave all event goers from grandchildren to grandparents an up close look at the South Florida artistic community. With artist ranging from 18 to 35 and from all experience levels and ethnic backgrounds the audience saw that art can be expressed by anyone.

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For this upcoming A.R.T. LIVE event Lola Chél and her team are bringing out artists from as far away a Central Florida to offer a night where event-goers have a reason to dress up and enjoy themselves. She is pairing with Chef Jordan Catering Co. a South Florida based catering company, to offer guests the experience of wine tasting and pairing. Chef Jordan Catering Co. will showcase two wines and one champagne to be paired with foods that can be found on a menu as well as in the household refrigerator.

 

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A.R.T. LIVE: Soul Night will take place near Miami’s county line at music venue Studio 504. Tickets start at $20 for general admission and can be purchased at the door. The event will be on Sunday March 13, 2016. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event will start at 7 p.m. Be sure to get there early to grab a seat, they are limited.

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Independent DC Artist Duke Soundcloud Track Release Trap Alive

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DC indie artist Corey Miles Brown, also known as Duke recently released Trap Alive on Soundcloud. The producer has worked with several different artists and produces all genres of music. Check out the latest collection of sounds from Duke, now streaming on Soundcloud.

 

Duke has been featured in blogs and radio stations around the world including international internet stations in the UK, Australia, Africa, and the Czech Republic. Fans can keep up wit hDuke on popular social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Coast2Coast, Reverbnation, and Soundcloud.

Duke is featured on Island Def Jam Media Group’s Release New York’s Finest. The compilation is now available on iTunes.

Connect with Artist and Music Producer Duke by following the links below:

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Nunaat Brazilian Patauá Oil Moisture Infusion No-Lye Relaxer System

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Nunaat Brazilian PatauáI stopped putting hair relaxer in my hair 3 years ago and also did my big chop just two years ago. My hair, which was shoulder length at the time was very damaged from a number of reasons and I got completely fed up from dealing with it. When I cut my hair shorter than a pixie, I was pretty disappointed about how little styles I could actually do with it. So, after wearing it as short curly-fro for several months I later started keeping it in cornrows and wearing my famous wigs on top. Once my hair reached a desirable length, I was able to put it in a bun and used various creams, gels, and pomades for edge control. My hair held up great for a while but this year I noticed that it became increasingly difficult to deal with.

A few months ago, I was looking for a solution that would make my hair more manageable without having to resort to relaxing my hair. I liked the idea of not applying chemicals (when I did have a relaxer I only had it done maybe twice a year because my hair is relatively soft and quite thin). Since “going natural”, my hair lacked movement, constantly stayed dry, and always looked dull. Applying all sorts of organic oils and butters only caused my face to breakout, weight my hair down, and stained my pillows horribly at night.

While shopping for beauty supplies at a local shop, I came across the Nunaat Brazilian Keratin treatment and gave it a try. After using the system, my hair was in stellar condition for about a month. I could manage to wear it in many different styles and had a good deal of movement.

In the last two months or so, my hair has started to take on a mind of its own. It is back to being completely uncooperative and as a working woman, I simply do not have the time to fight it into submission every day.

Brazilian Patauá (pronounced pa-ta-wah)

I recently had the opportunity to try out a brand new product from Nunaat called the Brazilian Patauá Oil Moisture Infusion No-Lye Relaxer System. Now before the naturals get all out of sorts, “going natural” just isn’t for everybody. I tried it, and it didn’t work so I am happy to explore new products. I was a little bit nervous about applying the relaxer but any and all anxieties left once I applied the Brazilian Patauá Oil Revitalizing Shampoo. After a single application, my hair was extremely soft.

I will say that after applying the relaxer, my hair was still very curly and I experienced a fleeting moment of disappointment, but I did like the fact that my curls were looser and they weren’t completely gone. I was just concerned that the relaxer had not done what I wanted it to do. I was wrong, I ran the blow dryer through my hair and it felt lightweight, soft, and it was very shiny.

If you are thinking about going back to a relaxer treatment, I would recommend the Nunaat Brazilian Patauá Oil Moisture Infusion No-Lye Relaxer System and here is why:

  • It does not have harsh smell.
  • It is very gentle
  • The complete system leaves the hair amazingly soft and manageable

Here is what you’ll get with the system:

  • Brazilian Patauá Oil Moisture Infusion No-Lye Relaxer System
  • Brazilian Patauá Oil Revitalizing Shampoo-sulfate-free
  • Brazilian Patauá Oil Moisturizing Conditioner-detangling and moisture-enhancing,
  • Brazilian Patauá Oil Shine Enhancing Thermal Protect Lotion- includes wheat proteins to protect from damage and breakage.
  • Brazilian Patauá Oil Wrap Setting Mousse (I did not use this because I heat-styled my hair with a blow-dryer after the application). This mousse can be used to create many different styles from straight to curly, roller sets, rod sets, or used for dryer sets.

Nunaat, is described as coming from the heart of the Brazilian rainforest. The brand blended together Patauá Oil and Pracaxi Oil to develop the Ultimate Hydrating Moisture Infusion Care System. The system is rich in Omega 3, 6, and 9, which is no wonder the hair felt so soft after applying it.

The product is designed for a range of hair types to include textured hair that is relaxed or naturalistas looking for natural products (shampoo, conditioner, thermal enhancing protection lotion, and wrap setting mousse).

 

If you are interested in giving this or any other Nunaat products a try, you can find the brand at your nearest retailer by visiting the company’s website at www.nunaat.com and entering your zip code. You can also purchase products directly at http://nunaatonline.com/

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Bigmouthben Act Like it Official Video A Motivational Banger

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Bigmouthben just released his Official Music video “Act Like It” on YouTube. Directed by Norris Gresham, “Act Like It” is an inspiring song about reaching your goals. Check out Bigmouthben “Act Like It”, now streaming on YouTube…

bmbleaningmoneyBenjamin ‘Bigmouthben’ Graham’ is a recovering drug addict who turned his life around. Following a life-threatening injury, he ended up in a wheelchair and was determined not to be limited by his circumstance. Ben eventually converted his wheelchair to a snack cart and later designed a bike used to carry snacks. Having hit rock bottom and after finding himself sleeping on the streets of Atlanta, Ben was determined to improve his life. After putting in some serious work, Ben along with his lovely wife Tanya Graham are the proud owners of Bigmouthben Convenience Store, located just miles from where he once slept as a homeless person.

Using hip hop as a public speaking tool, Ben uplifts and inspires others to go for their dreams. His single “Dream Again” is currently streaming on Pandora Radio. Bigmouthben’s latest release “Act Like It” is on its way to inspire the new generation. Ben is known for overcoming adversity and has since used his story to uplift others.

Connect with Bigmouthben by following the links below:

Follow Bigmouthben on Twitter at twitter.com/thebigmouthben

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Visit www.bigmouthben.com

 

KORR-A-Everybody Get Down Official Music Video

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KORR-A recently dropped her brand new single “Everybody Get Down”. Tapping her inner lyricist in the freshly released single and video, the Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter offers up another crossover, dance-worthy hit. The single is available on iTunes at http://apple.co/1o1WF39

Watch KORR-A Everybody Get Down now streaming on YouTube

 

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Artist EsZ Releases BS (Breakfast & Sex) Your guide to a cool summer street look

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Hip Hop artist EsZ just dropped another track titled BS (Breakfast & Sex). The Brooklyn-based performer spits a series of saucy lyrics over a catchy club-friendly hip hop beat with hard-hitting bass and playful sound-effects. BS is anything but, with its tongue-in-cheek delivery fit for the freaks at heart. EsZ engages listeners with salacious metaphors as he broadcasts his adventurous exploits between the sheets, telling his audience the only BS he wants is breakfast and sex.

The young artist on the rise gives fans a distinctly unfiltered performance, complete with a parental advisory stamp. Warning: EsZ delivers a wave of youthful energy and plenty of raucous on this uncensored track. Illustrating strikingly, vivid accounts with carefully organized word-play, Erron draws fans into an intriguing labyrinth that is sometimes raunchy, often mind-bending, but surprisingly amusing.

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Known for his intricate rhyming patterns and witty tropes, Erron’s competence in story-telling is undoubtedly remarkable. Following a similar trail that has been blazed by earlier hip hop pioneers, EsZ has proven himself to be a diverse artist capable of maneuvering through a wide range of lyrical content without compromising his distinct style.

If you enjoy a mellow hip hop beat with subtle instrumentals with a strong focus on the lyrical content, you will enjoy taking a listen to BS (Breakfast & Sex). The track is friendly for a number of venues, including the club of course and it functions to exude familiar mass appeal.

Listen to EsZ BS (Breakfast and Sex) Now Available

 

EsZArtist EsZ is successfully navigating the world of music as a millennial to be reckoned with. Connecting with listeners on a personal level he produces works that are relevant to today’s young music consumer while dominating the realm of new media. Though his style has been likened to big industry names such as Kendrick Lamar, EsZ is quickly amassing his own legion of loyal fans. Having released a flurry of tracks over the last year, the music and visual virtuoso has been featured in well-known music publications and has garnered the attention of hip hop lovers worldwide.  

Find Out What’s Inside Erron’s Attic, Follow the Links below

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Visit www.erronsattic.com

A.R.T. LIVE Presents Frederick Your guide to a cool summer street look

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Often when one thinks of hip hop you think of New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta Chicago, New Orleans, etc. Rarely does Florida come immediately to mind unless mentioned. Though the state does boast several notable rappers such as Rick Ross, Trick Daddy, Trina, Plies, T – Pain, and Dj Khaled to name a few. Often times the Miami party scene over shadows the musical talent that lies in the state. This truth is what inspires South Florida music artists like Frederick. The 24 year-old YG, SUPER affiliated hip hop artist hailing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida is on a mission to break through the spring break, South Beach, and strip club facade that hangs over the Miami music scene.

Frederick got his start later on in his life. He began to take music more seriously when he was 21 years old. This occurred from being around friends who were older than him and that inspired him to express his true self musically. They also pushed Frederick to create his own unique sound. This sound has stuck with him and molded him into the artist he is today.

Though Frederick’s initial start came from outside influencers his motivation for his craft stems from inside. It comes from the idea of introducing a different sound to the city, the amount of fun he has performing music to different crowds and being creative with friends is everything to him. These factors not only drive his motivation but they fuel the creation of his music. It is also the reasoning behind the aspirations he has for himself over the course of his career.

When asked in depth about his ultimate career goals Frederick had this to say, “I have many career goals, but one of them would be to meet Kendrick Lamar! I love him so much! Another career goal is to open the door for other artists from South Florida so that we can prove to other people that we can actually make amazing music as well.” To end the stigmas so often associated with his native music scene could easily be viewed as a daunting task but it’s one Frederick gladly accepts.

Over his career Frederick has had to face several obstacles but with every trouble came a triumph. One of the worst experiences he’s encountered was when he was at a show and a person (who shall remain nameless) told him that his music sucks and that it’ll never make it anywhere. That really got to Frederick for a while. Yet in the same situation came Frederick’s best experience which was performing his music on stage for the first time and looking at the nay-sayer’s shocked reaction once he saw that the people in the crowd fell in love with Frederick’s music. It’s times like these that made the quote “keep on runnin’.” a saying Frederick has come to live by.

Frederick can be followed on Instagram @Fredericktheegreat and on Soundcloud here: https://m.soundcloud.com/fredericktheegreat  Check out some shots of him performing live at A.R.T. LIVE: Soul Night on this post and check out A.R.T. LIVE here.