How I Style My Curly Hair

Curly Hair Tamera Mowry

I absolutely love letting my hair go natural and curly because when I do, I truly feel like myself — It’s who God authentically made me to be! I also love that my curly hair is a perfect representation of my personality — fun and playful. I get a ton of questions and comments on social media every time I post a picture of myself with curly hair, and so I thought that I would share with you all my styling tips and tricks.

I typically let my hair go curly when I am at home, and busy with my day-to-day family life. I can wash it and style it in about 30-45 minutes, and then go on with my day. I know that spending 30-45 minutes on styling your hair may sound like a bit much, but it is totally worth the time because the style will hold for a few days. Curly hair naturally requires more moisture, and washing it too often will strip the moisture right out – so that’s why I try and let the style last for as long as possible before shampooing again.

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Using quality products also makes a huge difference in my overall hair health. I like Deva Curl. Their line of hair care products are sulfate free, and free from harsh chemicals and phosphates and my hair loves natural products!

My hair ritual starts in the shower. I begin by washing with Deva Curl No-Poo Decadence Shampoo and Conditioner and then I start the styling process while I’m still in the shower (trust me, it’s way easier). Once my hair is clean and conditioned, I section it off into thirds and massage a little bit of Deva Curl Light Defining Gel and DevaCurl Arc Angel Gel into each section. Once I have put in my gel, I finish off with a Deva Curl Supercream Coconut Curl Styler (which is amazing for adding more moisture). If I need to really detangle my hair, I turn to Sacha Inchi Detangling Conditioner by Mielle Organics, it works like a charm.

Once I am out of the shower, I scrunch dry my hair using the DevaCurl DEVATOWEL  Anti-Frizz Microfiber Towel. I don’t go too crazy with the towel though, I only use it a little bit so that I don’t remove all of the product I just put in.

Finally, I either diffuse my hair with the hair dryer until it is dry, or if it’s summer and warm outside, I just let it air dry naturally! I also have a lot of fun playing with different curly hair styles. I love to wear it half up, in a curly bun on top of my head, style a fake Mohawk (like in the picture above), in Dutch braids, or in two buns (I did this at BottleRock and loved the look!). I also frequently turn to my hair board on Pinterest to get new style inspiration and hair care tips.

Let me know what your go-to styling tips and tricks for curly hair are! 

Xo
Tamera  

Festival Fashion: Shop My BottleRock Look

FESTIVAL FASHION

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Pictured Above: TOP: ASOS Reclaimed Vintage Inspired Tie Back Top In Mixed Floral And Gingham SHORTS: ASOS New Look Raw Hem Distressed Denim Shorts – Black HAT: ASOS Felt Panama Hat With Braid Trim

This past weekend I was at BottleRock Napa Valley, and had such an awesome time! Many of you guys reached out to me on social media to ask about the outfits I was wearing, and so I decided I had to share with you all my favorite look from the festival!

I loved this outfit so much because it checked all of my festival fashion boxes: The top was playful and fun, the shorts were super comfortable, and the hat added that extra little something to tie the whole look together.

Whenever you go to any kind of all-day summer festival, you want to look fashionable, but you also want to make sure your outfit is practical. You will most likely be spending a lot of hours on your feet, and the last thing you want is to be fussing with your clothing. The first thing I do when picking out a festival outfit is make sure that my shorts and shoes are items that I have worn before, and I know won’t become uncomfortable as the day goes on. I also always bring along a pair of jeans in case the weather is a little chilly — wearing layers is key at festivals.

Where I really like to have fun with festival fashion is with my top! I’m really into the dramatic sleeve trend that is happening this season. I love trying different sleeve and silhouette styles because they are an easy way to transform your look from basic to trendy without sacrificing comfort. Whether you try a puff sleeve or a bell sleeve, or go with a cut out or off the shoulder blouse – there are a ton of playful ways to wear this trend.

Finally, to tie the whole look together, I suggest adding to your outfit one bold accessory. Try a hat, a choker necklace or a pair of statement earrings that will complete your look, without being too over-the-top.

Here are a few more of my favorite summer festival-inspired pieces:

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Pictured Above: EARRINGS: Gorjana Tulum Gemstone Tassel Earrings SANDALS: Gemma’ Lace-Up Sandal BY SAM EDELMAN NECKLACE: Camilla Choker by: Vanessa Mooney SHIRT (FAR LEFT): Barcelona Nights Top by Free People SHIRT (CENTER): Rebecca Minkoff Deneuve Top SHIRT (FAR RIGHT): Off The Shoulder Top by Endless Rose

Let me know what your go-to summer festival looks are!

Xo

Tamera  

Essential Products For Beauty-On-The-Go

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When I am really busy and I don’t have a lot of time to devote to my beauty routine, I turn to my tried and true beauty products to make me feel put together! These are my ten must-have products that are my favorite secret weapons for getting out the door quick!

Ray-Ban Aviator Classic Gold Sunglasses

Never underestimate the power of sunglasses! They can hide the lack of sleep on your face, and instantly make your look more chic! I love Ray-Ban Aviators because they are a classic style that you can’t go wrong with!

NARS Blush in Orgasm

There is a reason that this blush is so popular! It has a gorgeous glow, works on virtually any skin tone, and immediately brightens your complexion!

Deva Concepts DevaCurl Styling Cream

I love the days that I let my hair go curly and natural! This styling cream by Deva Concepts is my favorite curly hair styling product because it leaves my hair soft, and also defines my curls.

CHANEL No 5, Eau De Toilette Spray

I’m not sure there is any scent more classic than CHANEL No 5! This timeless perfume always makes me feel more beautiful and put together, and is definitely worth splurging on!

Lavanila Pure Vanilla Eau de Parfum

I had to also mention my other favorite scent! Lavanila is another perfume that I often wear, and receive so many compliments on! I love that it is made with all-natural and organic ingredients and completely free of harsh chemicals!

Dr. Dennis Gross Hydra-Pure Oil-Free Moisture

This moisturizer by Dr. Dennis Gross is one of my secret weapons to feeling fresh faced! It is a lightweight and oil free formula that doesn’t clog my pores, and leaves my face feeling soft and hydrated!

Stila ‘Stay All Day’ Liquid Lipstick in Caramello

I love a light pink or nude lip! The Stila ‘Stay All Day’ Liquid Lipstick is fantastic when I am on-the-go because it literally does stay all day. It’s lightweight enough that my lips don’t dry out, but has enough pigment to it that I don’t have to re-apply all the time.

MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo

If I am running out the door and want to be a little more glam, then I opt for a bold red lip to feel instantly chic! I love this particular color from MAC Cosmetics, because it the perfect shade of red  — Not too orange and not too crimson!

essie nail color in limo-scene

Just like my lips, I love the look of light pink nails! Light colored nails are my go-to because they work with almost any outfit, or any occasion. Going for a manicure when I have the time is a treat, but when I am on-the-go, I make sure to keep a bottle of essie light pink polish around!

Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes Cucumber And Sage

These Burt’s Bees wipes are a staple in my purse! They cleanse the face and remove makeup without any harsh irritants, and won’t dry out the skin. I also love that I can use them on my kids in a pinch!

14k Gold Bar Necklace

One of my most cherished items is a gold bar necklace with the names of my children engraved on it that jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer gave to me. No matter how dressed up or down I am, this necklace always makes my outfit complete!

Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer

This Bobbi Brown concealer does wonders! When I don’t have time to put full makeup on, I use a tiny little bit of it, and can instantly cover up tired eyes or skin imperfections. Of all the different kinds of concealer I have tried, this one definitely gives me the best results!

 

Let me know what your favorite on-the-go beauty products are!  

Xo

Tamera

 

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3 Easy DIY Hair Masks for Natural Hair

As much as I like to stick to a healthy diet, in part because it also improves the look and feel of my skin and hair, there also happens to be a lot of topical ways to apply superfoods in order to reap their many benefits. I don’t think I’m alone in requiring a regular deep condition to keep my strands manageable, and if there’s an ingredient in my pantry that might be able to do the trick – why not give it a try? Who doesn’t want to achieve that post-salon softness without actually leaving the house, anyway?

Try these 3 easy DIY hair masks for natural hair that’s in need of a boost:

3 DIY hair masks for natural hair - Tamera Mowry

Yogurt + Honey

This is a classic hair mask that helps conditioned parched hair. Nutrition-packed Greek yogurt can soften hair, add shine and even help detangle curls. Simply apply to hair after washing and leave on for twenty minutes before rinsing. I’ve seen versions of this mask with Manuka honey (for its scalp-cleansing antibacterial properties) and coconut oil for an added dose of moisture.

Avocado + Eggs

This old school mask is made by combining an avocado and whole egg with a tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of olive oil (coconut oil is always an option – and smells so nice you really can’t go wrong). Make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended, so you don’t end up with chunks of avocado in your hair. Apply and wait for 20+ minutes before thoroughly rinsing.

Banana  + Coconut Milk

This last deep conditioning mask is as simple as can be, requiring only two ingredients, but flexible enough that you could add honey or yogurt to for added oomph. You’ll make more than enough for one hair mask if you combine a ripe banana with a cup of full-fact coconut milk. Quick tip – This is one you’ll probably want to combine in a blender if you can – it’s tougher than you think to completely combine the two.

Of course, if DIY isn’t your thing, you can always opt for one of the masks below:

 

Have you gone the DIY route with your hair before? Click here for 3 easy DIY face masks to round out your at-home routine.

Xx,
Tamera

My Natural Pink Beauty Look

As much as I love transitioning with the season, I always like to have a signature beauty look that can work no matter the time of year. A natural beauty vibe with a bolder eye and a bit of a pink glow does the trick – especially when I’ve got the curls out in full force! Here’s how to achieve the look yourself:
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First things first, a blank canvas is a must. Make sure you’ve properly cleansed and moisturized before applying product. If your eyes could use a little pick-me-up, try this green tea trick. Next, apply a primer that will smooth skin and prep it for foundation, like Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation primer. Apply foundation (or to go even lighter with coverage, a tinted moisturizer) as usual. If the changes in weather are already starting to hit you, look for a base that evens skin and doesn’t try you out. For this look, it’s all about keeping it light! Clinique’s Even Better is a light makeup and comes in 30 shades.

Now it’s time to add that romantic glow. For the full effect, Ambient Lighting Edit comes with blush, bronzer, and highlighter, but if you opt for just a highlighting powder like Becca’s you can be more choosy about shades. If applying blush, be sure not to go overboard – a little goes a long way. Try a rose gold hue with a bit of shimmer to get the pink look!

My Natural Pink Beauty Look - Tamera Mowry

Eyes are definitely the focal point, and the shimmer just adds a nice accent. To achieve this, you can start with a shimmery yet natural earth-toned shadow of your choice, or forgo it and go straight for liner. Apply a thick black eyeliner like Tartiest Double Take eyeliner (which has both a pencil and a precision liner for the wing) on both your upper lid and lower lash line. Curl those lashes and apply a couple coats of a jet-black mascara.

Round out the whole look with a flirty almost bubblegum pink lip – think Jouer’s Crème Liquid Lipstick in Buff or even Peche. And voila!

For more beauty inspiration, read my skincare secrets.

Xx,
Tamera

My Favorite Hairstyles from The Real

Have you guys been tuning into The Real this season? It’s going by so fast I feel like I haven’t been able to gush about all the great (and often hilarious) conversations we’ve had. As you may know, I like to flaunt protective hairstyles a lot of time on the show, but that doesn’t mean I want the same ‘do day in and day out. I’ve been able to try out so many different hairstyles this season, all thanks to my hairstylist Karim Odoms, and it seemed like time to round ‘em all up and share them here on my site.

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Lob with waves – The wavy long bob has been my go-to length this season, and the soft curls are perfect to pair with a flirty dress.

Tamera Mowry hair on The Real

Au Naturel – My natural hair has made an appearance a few times… We even had the curl doctor Shai (who I am forever indebted to for rescuing my mane!) for some real curl talk!

Tamera Mowry hair on The Real

Sleek lob – Here the lob got a sleek makeover for a sleek outfit.

Tamera Mowry hair on The Real

Went a little shorter to switch it up every now and then too…

Tamera Mowry hair on The Real

…like with these short waves.

Tamera Mowry hair on The Real

I even had a new hair color and bangs for a bit – so fun to experiment.

Tamera Mowry hair on The Real

Never a dull moment on The Real! Which look is your fave?

Xx,
Tamera