Glam Diary: Singer and Songwriter Malaika Chaney Dishes On Her Curly Hair Must-Haves

Tennyson Aldane

Andrea Jordan Nov, 20, 2017

This feature originally appeared in the October 2017 Issue of ESSENCE Magazine.

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Newlywed Chaney (née Russell) is no stranger to experimenting with her tresses: "In the fall my go-to is the pineapple. The great thing about this season is the fun accessories. When deep conditioning I'll twist my hair and throw a hat on—conditioning in style."

 

 

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"Colder temps can leave hair feeling dry and brittle, so keeping my hair moisturized with deep conditioners, leave-ins and styling products is a must," says Chaney. She prefers using items from the Beautiful Curls line by Alaffia.

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Beautiful Curls Defining Gel and Enhancing Leave-In Conditioner ($13 each, alaffia.com).

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Beautiful Curls Defining Gel and Enhancing Leave-In Conditioner ($13 each, alaffia.com).

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Lipstick in Ruby Woo ($18, maccosmetics.com).

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Chaney is a makeup minimalist. "I keep it simple with mascara, lipstick and a bare face," she says. "When I'm not rocking anything, I put aloe gel on my lashes to make them look elongated and help them grow."

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They're Real! Mascara ($24, benefitcosmetics.com).