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Zendaya Responds to Derogatory Remarks from Giuliana Rancic about her Faux Locs

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Singer  Zendaya Coleman defended her choice of hairstyle Monday after E! TV’s Giuliana Rancic made questionable comments about her faux locs.

The “Fashion Police” co-host said of  the singer’s locs, “I feel like she smells like patchouli oil and weed.”
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Immediately Zendaya who is only 18 took to Instagram to respond to Rancic.

Rancic has since issued an apology to Zendaya which can be seen on the E! Online site,  and said that her statement was in no way based on race, but she has come under fire for he opinions even from her own co-host Kelly Osbourne who expressed her concerns on Twitter.

Target Update: tgin Products Now in Brooklyn, NY at the Atlantic Mall

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We are excited to report that @kyshabrown1 was the first person to find tgin products in Target.  I wish you could of have seen the look on my face when I saw the Tweet. This journey has been an emotional roller coaster. I’ve been everything from stressed to scared to happy to stressed to excited. Seeing that pic made me finally feel like we, meaning you the customer, me, my employees and of course God did it. We’ve come so far. I’m over here about to cry thinking about everything that it took getting to this point. I pray I don’t break down like Madea when I see it on the shelf in the store myself. FullSizeRender (42) (1) FullSizeRender (45)

Top 10 Detroit Natural Hair Salons and Stylists

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Detroit has many natural hair salons to choose from for locs, big chops, braids, twists, curly styles, and more! We have compiled the top ten natural hair salons in Detroit just for you!
1. Textures by Nefertiti
 
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Textures by Nefertiti has a great selection of styles to choose from. You can get get locs styled, tightened, sisterlocs, comb twists, two strand twists, sew in weaves, and much more! The staff is friendly, and the environment is welcoming. Booking can be done by calling.
Contact and Location:
www.texturesbynef.com/
4147 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 831-4771
2. Happy to Be Nappy
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If you are looking to not only get your hair done, but possibly run into a celebrity, Happy to be Nappy is the salon for you! This eclectic salon has celebrity clients such as Tessa Thompson, Jennifer Hudson, and David E Talbert,to name a few. The styling menu includes, locs, twists, braids, and curls! The salon is also open 7 days a week! Booking can be done by calling.
Contact and Location:

www.happytobenappysalon.com/

 18957 Livernois Avenue, Detroit, MI 48221

(313) 340-4247

3. Everette Natural Hair Salon and Beauty school 

Everette focuses on continuing education for staff and students, which is always a plus! If you are looking for a salon experience with beauty school prices, check out this salon! The styling menu includes, corn rows, african rolls, tree braids, kinky twists, havana twists, and much more. Booking can be done by calling.
Contact and Location: 
www.everettes.com

227 Iron Street, Loft 133 Detroit, MI 48207

313-527-2884

4. From the Root Salon

From the root salon specializes in all things natural hair! The stylists ensure to educate their clients on hair care and growth. The styling menu includes, afros, braids, cornrows, locs, and loc extensions. Booking can be done by calling.

Contact and Location:

www.fromtherootsalon.com/

7534 West 6 Mile Road Detroit, MI 48221-2653 US

(855) 306-4180

5. Pic Nap
The environment at Pic Nap salon is comfortable and cozy. The stylists offer a quiet and friendly environment and ask that no children are brought to the salon unless being serviced. The styling menu includes, single twists, two strand twists, loc styling, crimping, and braiding, and much more! You can book by calling.
Contact and Location:
www.picnap.com/index.html
313-567-8235
6. Lamiria Salon

The stylists at Lamiria Salon take hair care, beauty, and education seriously. The salon aims to ensure that their clients are well educated and excited about their hair. The salon offers blowouts, curls, as well numerous deep conditioning treatments. Booking can be done by calling.
Contact and Location:
www.lamiriassalon.com/
 23900 West Nine Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48033
(248) 746-0594
7. First Lady Natural Hair and Braids Salon
 
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Skin care and Hair care go hand and hand at this beautiful salon. The styling menu includes kinky twists, tree braids, extension locs, nubian twist, cornrows, and more. In addition to the salon menu, they also have free makeovers, and complementary facials. Booking can be done by calling.
Contact and Location:
10107 W 7ml rd Det MI Detroit, MI 48221

(313) 342-9660

8. My Sistah’s and Me 
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Self professed drama free hair salon, comfortable, and safe environment, are things you can expect when visiting this gorgeous salon. The styling menu includes, children pony tail, kinky twist, havana twist, marley twist, sew in, box braids, and more. Booking can be done by calling.
Contact and Location:
www.mysistahsnme.net

18443 livernois Ave Detroit, MI 48221

313) 340-9515

9. Drama Salon

 

Despite the name, drama salon is a drama free zone! The atmosphere is comfortable and inviting. The space is small so they ask you leave children and outside guests at home. The styling menu includes, double strand twists, single twists, loc, loc maintenance, and more. You can book by calling.
Contact and Location:
www.dramasalon.biz
10.Bindu African Hair Braiding
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Bindu hair braiding offers a wide array of braiding styles. The salon environment offers fast and friendly service. The styling menu includes african hair braiding, locs, cornrows, and more. Booking can be done by calling.
Contact and Location:
www.binduafricanhairbraiding.com
15862 West Seven Mile Road, Detroit, MI 48235
(313) 838-3177
 

Make sure that you are caring for your hair in between salon visits with TGIN products. For more about how to use tgin products, click here  or watch our step-by step video tutorials 

 
Have you visited any of these salons?
 
Ashley Renee is a licensed esthetician, Mac makeup artist, natural hair enthusiast, writer and poet from Chicago, follow her on Instagram @Ashleyvsrenee!
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Target Update: Finalizing My Marketing "Plan"

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So, my marketing “plan” for Target is due tomorrow.  Target wants to make sure we have a concrete plan to move our products off the shelf, which I can totally respect. I get it, my foot and a half of shelf space could easily go to Shea Moisture or ORS, but Target is placing a bet on  tiny little ole tgin, so now I have to take my best shot. Well, I just put the finishing touches on my “plan”, and I think it looks pretty good if I say so myself.
I put the word “plan” in quotes, because with anything, everything is subject to change. Like a business plan, it’s nice to have your thoughts on paper, but you can’t truly “plan” for everything. Still, creating a marketing plan has been a great exercise and has already been useful in giving us somewhat of a framework of what we should do next.
 
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 Yes, I’m one of those crazy CEO’s that proofreads every Tweet, reviews every
Facebook post and approves every photo before it goes live

I think marketing is one of our greatest strengths, but right now we’re in the middle of trying to finish up their first purchase order, so it’s hard to switch gears and start working on a marketing plan when you’re like did those 12 oz jars get delivered yet and did anyone find that missing pallet of shipper boxes. But, sometimes the process requires you to do just that.  Also, if anyone really knows us, we run a real lean operation—I’m talking a real skeleton crew. It’s like we get stuff done with the fewest people humanly possible.  I’ve learned that it’s better to have fewer people take on more job functions, then a lot of people be super specialized. But, more about that at another time.
In any event, after finishing this marketing plan, it looks like the next 6 months will be nothing short of insane.  Whereas normally we have the ability to take every day one day at a time, this opportunity really requires a lot of advance planning and having a concrete marketing plan and production schedule for the next six  months not just for this one customer, but for all of our customers, both big and small.

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If putting the plan together was not enough, now we actually have to start working on what it actually takes to get all of this done.  When it comes to social media, we have to have a 90 day game plan for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, which means no more scheduling posts on Sunday night for the week. It means launch parties in different cities, PR, pitching magazines, trying to land media appearances on different television shows, etc.
It’s not just the brainstorming and planning that’s hard (yes we all can come up with great ideas to host a rooftop launch party at the hottest spot in Atlanta during the World Natural Hair Show), but once you have all these great ideas on paper, then you have to go and find the money and create a budget to make this, and when I say this I mean print ads, events, tv, social media, etc all work.
It’s a balancing act of epic proportions, and to be honest, I just need a minute to figure it all out.
If anything, it’s a real adventure.  I’m feeling a little like Alice in Wonderland in this big old world of black hair.
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People always ask me if I’m excited. To be totally honest, I love a challenge and waking up every day feeling like I’m learning something knew. It’s also no secret that competition gets my juices flowing, which is why our products are so good. I want to always create the best stuff out there. But in reality, I’m also a little bit scared. I’m a total control freak, and it’s hard to take on such a big opportunity when you feel like you’re walking down a dark tunnel with a blindfold on not knowing where you’re going to end up.  I don’t pretend to have it all figured out! This experience has been a huge leap of faith, and I just stay prayed up and know that right now I have to be in the midst of God’s will, because this thing is so much bigger than me or my mind can even comprehend some days.  It’s like we don’t even have real office furniture at the factory. Right now, my desk is a 6′ folding table from Home Deport,  and you’re telling me, we’re going to be in 250 Target stores.  Somebody pinch me.
Well, back to marketing.  If anyone has any PR contacts at:
–          Inc Magazine
–          Black Enterprise
–          Ebony
–          Essence
–          Fast Company; or
–         Any local or major publications
please let us know.  We’re going to need them! I’ve learned early on, it’s better to ask for help then to pretend like I’m some amazing Superwoman who has this all figured out. Let’s do this together.
We are also looking for interns to help with the launch from either an operations or social media perspective. You can click here to learn more.
Stay tuned. There’s more to come.
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Mark your calendar. On March 1, 2015, you’ll be able to find us in select Target’s nationwide. Read all about the journey and what’s going on behind the scenes on the blog at www.tginblog.com.  For a Target carrying our products in your area, please click here.
Chris-Tia Donaldson is the founder and owner of Thank God It’s Natural, and also the author of the best-selling book Thank God I’m Natural: The Ultimate Guide to Caring for Natural Hair.  Follow her on Instagram @tginartural or Facebook @thankgodimnatural.
 
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Target Update: We Walk By Faith

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God put it on my heart to write this post today.
My purpose in chronicling our journey to Target was to show you the hardwork that goes into pulling this off behind the scenes. I didn’t want you all to look up one day and see me on the cover of some magazine, and think wow I could never do that. The reality is that you could.
Each of us has a Target. We have that dream deep inside of our heart. The one we’re too scared to chase or don’t even know how to start pursuing. It could be going back to school, starting your own catering business, changing your career, buying a house, or whatever.
The point I’m trying to make is we’re all scared, and it’s okay to NOT know what you’re doing. I promise you I didn’t know what I was doing when I started this company, and in many instances, I still don’t.
People often ask me if I’m excited about Target. One one hand, I’m super ecstatic about the opportunity, but many days, or rather most days,  that feeling is over taken by the FEAR of the unknown. We haven’t hit the shelves of stores yet, and we’re already getting emails about what’s required for 2016.  It’s a lot to digest, take in, understand… You get my drift. Most days, I have to remind myself that we made it this far, and we just need to take things one day at a time, one email at a time, one breath at a time.
FullSizeRender (39)When I wrote my first book back in 2009, it was such an accomplishment. 1. Because I self-published it, and 2. Because when I started Harvard, I couldn’t pass the writing placement test, so I had to take the remedial version of Freshmen English before taking the actual Freshman English class. To write a book, when I have never been the one to be amazing with words, was such a blessing and a testament to God’s power.  In my sight or in the natural, I’m like who am I to write a book, when I could barely make it through freshman English. But God had a plan and a purpose.  
When I first started on this project, much of what I wrote was super boring  and sounded like it should be in some kind of encyclopedia. However, I met an editor, and he helped me to find my true voice. With Anthony’s coaching, I was able to  give advice and guidance to women all over the world, who were looking to go natural, but in a relatable, easy to understand and non judgmental way.  You see I had the information and the experience, but maybe not A+ writing skills. Still, he put someone in my path who helped me achieve my purpose. That was in 2005. #thisfarbyfaith
The same thing is true with starting this product line. I’m not a chemist. I knew nothing about formulas or making shampoos, or flash points, or sourcing ingredients or packaging, but God had a purpose for me and he put everything I needed to launch tgin in my path. Just like with the book, I had to start. I remember procrastinating for 2 years before actually working on the product line, because I was too scared. Back then, I didn’t know what I was doing and didn’t know how to do it. But, I just started researching and trying different natural recipes.
Along the way, I met people who were willing to help me and suggest who I should talk to and who I should work with. One of those introductions actually panned out to be my chemist. She was the one with the skill. You see, I didn’t have to know everything I thought I needed to know to start tgin.  My chemist had the technical expertise, but what I brought to the table was my experience with a lot of products that didn’t work. Together, we made a great team. I never thought it would come to fruition like this. When  I was looking for recipes, I thought I would be the one to come up with the formula, but all God was really trying to do was put me on a path to finding the chemist, who already had the recipe that I needed. #thisfarbyfaith
I have so many stories like this, but the final one is about the money. Sometimes, we think our dreams are too big, too costly, or we don’t have the right background, experience, etc. The list of excuses is sometimes like 10,000 pages long. Getting into Target is an expensive endeavor.  When you’re talking about 50,000 bottles, caps, labels, shipper boxes, and then throwing in raw materials, you’re going to have a major cash flow problem unless you’re sitting on top of at least 150 stacks.
Over the years, I’ve been approached by individuals wanting to invest in my business on numerous occasions, but it never felt right or like it was the right time. I always felt deep down inside that I didn’t have to go look for the money. The money would come looking for me.  Well, that’s exactly the way it happen. One day, I was invited to speak at an event to talk about tgin’s expansion (this was long before Target) and one of the bankers in attendance loved what I had to say. After the program, this woman came up to me, and said I need  to help you get more money. I knew right then, it was right. So once again, I didn’t have to have the $150 stacks to get into Target, but God would find a way to put me in connection with the person who did, which would make it possible for me to get the business to the next level without taking on outside funding  #thisfarbyfaith
You see, if you have a dream.  You don’t always have to have everything you think you need to achieve your dream. If you think, I don’t have the money, don’t worry, God’s got that. If you think, I didn’t go to College, don’t worry God’s got that too. If you think, I’m not short, tall, skinny, pretty enough, again God’s got that. Whatever you think you have or don’t have, it doesn’t matter. It’s already been handled. You just have to start walking in faith!
So, this is my message to you.
If you have just a little bit of time on your hands, open your bible and flip to Proverbs 3:5, which reads “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding”. If you have a little more time, flip to Exodus 4 and read the story of how Moses told God he was not eloquent enough to implore Pharoh to free the Israelites.
You see this entire life we’re living, it’s not our own. Our plans are not his plans. Our ways are not his ways, and it’s not for you to understand.
I just wanted to leave you with this message, this morning, before I start working on getting through last week’s email
Chris-Tia Donaldson is the owner of Thank God It’s Natural and the author of the best-selling book Thank God I’m Natural: The Ultimate Guide to Caring for Natural Hair. You can follow her on Instagram @tginatural or on Facebook @thankgodimnaturalTune in every Monday for the Target update until we launch nationwide in stores on March X, 2014. 
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5 Amazing Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar in Natural Hair

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Apple cider vinegar is amazing for natural hair! Apple cider vinegar can help cleanse, grow, condition, and color natural hair. The acidic levels in apple cider vinegar  are very mild and closely mimic those in natural hair, which makes it great for hair cleansing, and conditioning. Here are five great uses and benefits of apple cider vinegar for natural hair.
 
1. Drink it for Clear Scalp
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Drinking apple cider vinegar is great for hair, and skin. if you are suffering from eczema, psoriasis, flaky scalp, or dandruff, drinking diluted apple cider vinegar can help. Apple cider vinegar is rich in vitamins C, B1, A, and many more vitamins that aid in health, and the overall beauty of our bodies. To see long term benefits, mix one tablespoon of ACV in 8 ounces of water, and drink daily
2. Condition for Shiny Hair
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If you are suffering from dry, dull hair, a good remedy is an apple cider vinegar rinse. Apple cider vinegar adds shine to dry dull hair, and removes the residue of shampoo. Mix one half cup of apple cider vinegar and half of a cup of water. Apply the rinse to your hair for 10 to 20 minutes and cover your hair with a plastic cap. Follow up by shampooing and conditioning with tgin’s Moisture Rich Sulfate Free Shampoo and Triple Moisture Replenishing Conditioner. Your hair will appear much more shiny and full of life.
 
3. Dandruff, Psoriasis, and Eczema Rinse 
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If you suffer from any of the above skin conditions, apple cider vinegar can help. Apply apple cider vinegar and a few drops of tea tree oil to scalp. The acids in the apple cider vinegar, and antibacterial properties in tea tree oil, work as an extra strength dandruff treatment getting rid of the bad bacteria. This can be used once or twice a week until scalp is clear. If your scalp currently has excessive cuts, or bleeding do not use.
4. Hair rinse
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For a deep cleanse, you can use apple cider vinegar in place of your shampoo. You can apply 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil to 1/2 of apple cider vinegar. We recommend lemon, lavender, rosemary, grapefruit, orange, or lemon grass essential oil. Then mix with 2 cups of water. Wash your hair as you normally would. The apple cider vinegar rinse gives hair a deep cleaning. Great for after you’ve taken braids down, or if you need a very good cleanse. This hair rinse shouldn’t exceed twice a month,.
5. Hair Color
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If you are a part of the many natural women who use henna to color their hair, this is something you must try! Mixing 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to your henna hair color helps bring out the color, as well as adds a beautiful shine to your hair color!
 
Here are a few articles you need to check out!
 

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Ashley Renee is a licensed esthetician, Mac makeup artist, natural hair enthusiast, writer and poet from Chicago, follow her on Instagram @Ashleyvsrenee!

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Target Update: Honey I Need a Miracle

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If you’re an existing customer, you know exactly what I mean when I say, “Honey, I need a Miracle.” Our Honey Miracle Hair Mask is tied with our Butter Cream Daily Moisturizer for the top spot of best-selling product. When I came up with the idea for our Honey Miracle Hair Mask, I had no idea it would be so insanely popular. YouTube Vlogger, Chary Jay has called it her favorite deep conditioner, and people regularly post to Instagram about how this product is literally the holy grail of natural hair care products. The positive reception, however, has proven to be both a blessing and a curse. A blessing, because it’s great to have loyal customers fall in love with this amazing product. A curse, because its like, wait we still make this product by hand in 30 lb batches. This is borderline insane considering that our products that are made in the factory are made in 500 gallon (4,000 lb) batches. So, I think you can see why we’re a little nuts!

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At tgin, we give new meaning to the word “lean startup.”  Basically, our entire production department is run by just two people. That means they are responsible for cranking out thousands of shea butters, argan oils, soaps, and our best-selling Honey Miracle Hair Mask on a monthly basis. Oh, did I mention that they have to ship out all of your orders in the morning?
Well, when we got the Target order, my team said “Boss Lady, we got this.” Ordinarily, I would believe them, but for this order I was like “ya’ll must be smoking that crystal.” Given the size of the order and the tight deadline we were working under, we had to bring in a team of temps to support my production team to help with bottling, labeling, and boxing up the product. Even I rolled up my sleeves and got in there and helped out with labeling and sealing boxes.  Overnight, I went from CEO to Production Manager, which meant I was cracking that whip in an effort to get 2,000 units cranked out, boxed and labeled each day. Let, me tell you, pushing out 2,000 units a day is a major feat when you’re using a handheld Oster Mixer. Those little mixers are intended for that little batch of brownies you make 4 times a year not for running on high 6-8 hours a day.
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Ten thousand Jars. Three Little Mixers.

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Working on this order showed me just how hard production is. When I say production is hard, I mean it’s HARD. Being on your feet all day long, mixing products by hand for hours on end, and putting labels on 10,000 jars is more than a notion.  I have always had major respect for my Production team, but the time and effort that goes into making thousands of jars of product by HAND is enough to make you want to hang up your apron, and tell BOSS LADY where she can shove her mixer.  It’s funny, because my lawyer friends, who I love to death, would call and offer to come help out. As usual, I was like don’t bother. You wouldn’t last an hour over here putting labels on jars  before you needed to take a break and run to Starbucks for a skinny green tea latte. 🙂
 


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As Production Manager and CEO, my job was to QC every single product. This was our first big order, and I couldn’t afford for there to be any mistakes.  If this order wasn’t right or if it was delivered late, we could suffer a major financial setback. As a result, I made it a point to literally touch every product that was made and seal every single box that went onto the final pallet.
If the product felt too light, I made the team add more. If a label was on crooked, it had to be reapplied.  If a label contained an air bubble, it had to be re-adjusted. If the ink on the label, was off, scrap it. If there was grease or any kind of stain on a label, the product needed to be wiped down before it was boxed.
I wasn’t playing. My name and our reputation was on the line.
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Crooked Labels. No Beuno.

 
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Greasy Label. No Bueno.

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Defective Label. No Beuno.

Well after 7 long hard days, we finally finished the job.  When you’re done, all you literally want to do is sleep.  The great thing was that the order was due before Christmas, so once we shipped the pallet off I could enjoy the holiday without thinking of Target for an entire month.

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Yes, I inspected every single jar and closed every single box.
My name is Chris-Tia Donaldson and I’m a perfectionist and a control freak.


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Final pallet wrapped and headed for Target Distribution Center

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One happy (and tired) Production Manager

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Remember, you can find us in select Target stores nationwide on March 1, 2015. If I can ask you for anything, (1) Pray for your girl; (2) if my shelf looks messy in Target for some reason, please straighten it up, so every slot is filled, and email me at christia@tginatural.com, so we can get it fixed; and (3) tell your friends and family that we are in TARGET and that we need them to buy just 1 thing before May 1
Chris-Tia Donaldson is the owner of Thank God It’s Natural and the author of the best-selling book Thank God I’m Natural: The Ultimate Guide to Caring for Natural Hair. You can follow her on Instagram @tginatural or on Facebook @thankgodimnaturalTune in every Monday for the Target update until we launch nationwide in stores on March X, 2014. 
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25 Transition Styles for Natural Hair

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We know you should never say never…but it’s safe to say that you never really have to do the ‘big chop’ in order to go from relaxed or chemically treated to natural hair. If you take great care of your fragile relaxed ends and ‘scab hair’ (where the relaxed hair meets your natural hair), than it is very possible to gradually transition and grow your hair out until you’re ready to cut off the ends.

Even though transitioning slowly from relaxed to natural is always a possibility, it is not always very easy. That is why we’ve rounded up these 25 hot styles for natural transitioning hair. Blend two textures and look fab all in one effortless style:

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1. The classic twist out

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2. Curlformers set

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3. Chunky French side braid

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4. Curl rod set

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5. Effortless beach waves

View full tutorial here.

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6. Small to medium sized roller set

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7. Top knot

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8. Large roller set

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9. Braided crown

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10. Flat twist halo

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11. Curly updo with curly side bangs

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12. Chunky twisted updo

See full tutorial here.

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13. Scarf updo

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14. Curls on straightened hair (involves heat)

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15. Flat twisted updo 

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16. Simple braided bun with statement headband

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17. Kerry Washington Chignon

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18. Mini Twists

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19. Braided bangs

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20. Twisted Pompadour

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21. Twisted Pompadour

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22. Blow out half do with top knot

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23. Flat twists

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24. Zoe Saldana chunky braid with side bangs (on straightened hair)

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25. Milk Maid Braids

Which of these transition styles are you dying to try?

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