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BGH Live! Talking Beauty with Miss USA 2016 & @NaturallyTemi

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BGH Live! Talking Beauty with Miss USA 2016 & @NaturallyTemi

Every good talk show needs a beauty segment and it was no different for BGH Live! We chatted with Deshauna Barber about what it’s really like being a pageant queen, what’s next, and of course, her beauty secrets! We also got a quick natural hair demo from the natural hair guru Temitope Adesina to keep our crown on point, even when we’re working out!

Beauty and health go hand in hand so of course we were more than excited to chat it up with a pageant queen and a natural hair guru! Deshauna sat down and shared what life was like being Miss USA and a member of the army reserves. From having her life and schedule taken over by her manager to carving out time to participate in drill twice a month for the army, it’s easy to say, her hands were full! And as for what’s next for the former Miss USA now that she’s crowned Miss USA 2017–another black beauty queen from Washington, D.C. we might add–she let us know that she’ll be very active in empowering and uplifting women as a motivational speaker.

Okay, so on to the beauty tips because we just knew she had some for us! You might be surprised to learn though, that her skincare is secret is super simple. Lots and lots of water and…ginger root. Yup, she credits her melanin glow to infusing ginger root into as many foods as she can. Ladies, it’s time to take that trip your local health food store, grab you some ginger root and start putting it in your daily smoothies. Your skin will thank you!

And that’s not all the beauty knowledge we got during BGH Live! Natural hair guru @NaturallyTemi demonstrated a simple style to help protect our natural hair while we’re working out. Two strand twists are the perfect fitness style with smaller twists working better on short hair and bigger twists working best on longer hair. And to go from the gym to date night with bae? Loc jewelry and putting your twists in two braids is an easy way to upgrade your hairstyle without much effort. Quick hair tip: Your gym twists can double as a twist out when you’re ready to take them out! It’s a win win!

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