When Tracee Ellis Ross announced that she’d be returning to TV in “Reed Between the Lines,” we were thrilled! Not only would we be reunited with our favorite “Girlfriend,” but we’d also get to indulge in Ross’ signature hair and beauty looks once a week! 

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Ross has become a natural hair icon in her own right, following in the footsteps of her luscious-maned mom, Diana. Keeping up with those curls, however, is no easy feat, says Ross.

“I spend a lot of time on my hair,” Ross told the New York Times. “When it’s time for my hair to get some rest, I either wear it in a ponytail, bun or my favorite ‘milkmaid’ braid”  Ross said, adding that her top hair product picks include Bumble and Bumble Quenching Complex leave-in conditioner, Aestelance Hydrate leave-in conditioner, and Moroccanoil.

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When it comes to her skin, Ross employs a “keep it simple” philosophy to maintain her flawless complexion.

“For my face, the regime is always the same — keep it clean and hydrated,” Ross said. “I use CosMedix Benefit Clean and their Emulsion lotion. In general I don’t like to wear foundation. I like my skin fresh and natural enough so my freckles show through.”


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