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Janelle Monae at the MET Gala 2015

Get The Look with SheaMoisture Celebrity Stylist Caprice Green

For Janelle Monae's MET Gala Red Carpet Ready Look, begin with SheaMoisture SuperFruit Complex 10-in-1 Renewal System Shampoo to give lackluster tresses a boost.

Follow with a cocktail of Yucca & Plantain Anti-Breakage Masque and Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Masque under the dryer for 15 minutes to super infuse all the natural oils and healing properties into the hair for brilliant shine and an ultra-moisturized effect.

Prior to blow drying, apply SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Leave-In Conditioner for smooth, silky tresses, while protecting against thermal damage during the blow-out. Caprice recommends this for heat styling on all her textured hair clients.

Now you're ready to STYLE!

Start with three sections. For a twist on the Mohawk effect, French braid the two side sections down and connect them with a rubber band at the nape of the neck. Key element to achieve the perfect finish, is to spray just a spritz of SheaMoisture Raw Shea Reconstructive Finishing Elixir on your hands prior to braiding the hair. Your fingertips deposit just the right amount of product without ever leaving hair oily. Then take your center part, leaving out a small quarter section of the bangs, and begin your outward braid all the way down. Don't forget to braid your rubber-banded section "into" your center braid at nape. Finish by grabbing your bang area and braid down and forward towards the nose. Don't forget Raw Shea Reconstructive Finishing Elixir on the fingertips for a professional finish on the hair.

Take your final braid and pin it back to overlap your center braid for height. Gently pull and tweak edges of the entire braid for fullness and dramatic effect.

VOILÁ! You have achieved braid perfection and you're red carpet ready.

 

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