Six seasons in and two of BET's "The Game" actors are said to be leaving the series, right in the middle of their storylines! According to HipHollywood.com, Tia Mowry and Pooch Hall are officially off the show despite Hall's tweeting extravaganza claiming that he and BET were working it out.
I'll admit it, I haven't really been keeping up with the show, but I do know that fans are up in arms about this news, many claiming not to continue watching without Melanie and Darwin (Tia and Pooch's respective characters). But before we get all sitcom-as-real-life here on NaturallyCurly.com, let's take a moment to look back at Tia's, as well as some of the other "The Game" actresses', hairstyles. After all, if "The Game" is changing, we want to make sure you have these styles down, asap, even if only for a game changer (get it?) with your curls for a night out!
Celebrity hairstylist Nikki Wright, who works on the set of BET's The Game, shares her insider tips for how to achieve the show's star curly hairstyles. As with ALL heat-created styles, be sure to apply a good heat protectant on your curls, use the heat settings on the lowest possible degree and deep condition as soon as possible after the style.
Tia Mowry as Melanie Barnett
Section the hair in halves by using butterfly clips to secure. Then, spray each curl with White Sands Soft Hold Liquid Texture. Section hair once again, but this time horizontally, curling hair back and away from the face. Clip the curls so that it cools and sets with direction. Then, finger through the style for body and movement. Use an oil to tame unwanted flyaways and the Tancho Stick for smooth edges.
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Brandy Norwood as Chardonnay
First, section the hair by taking small pieces to ensure all strands will be perfectly straightened. Flat iron and spray each section with White Sands Infinity Hairspray. After all hair is bone straight, comb and add oil to tame flyaways.
Again, when using heat styling on your natural hair, ALWAYS be sure to apply a heat protectant, leave-in, use the heat appliance on the lowest setting and follow the style immediately with a deep conditioning treatment.
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Wendy Raquel Robinson as Tasha Macky
For this bed head look, take a curling iron and wrap hair around the outside of the barrel to create waves and hold in place using White Sands Infinity Hairspray. This gives texture, direction and movement. Before hair is cooled, break waves up so that they are not uniform. Then shake out!
To add an extra shine element to hair and to protect it form the elements, apply a dab of your favorite oil to your palms before you shakes your hair out. Using your hands, ruffle your waves loose. The oils will keep frizz at bay and protect your hair from further damage.
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Gabrielle Dennis as Janay
First, smooth all the hair straight with a flat iron making sure to use White Sands Infinity Hairspray on each section. Then bring all hair to one side. To create the fish tail braid, take small pieces of hair rotating each piece from one area to another. Then, secure with a hair tie at the end. Take a few thin pieces of hair out around the face for softness.
If you want to keep heat form your waves, curls and coils, do a fishtail braid on your natural hair using the same method. Fishtail braids are great protective styles and provide a unique braid-out texture when you release the curl.
So who's going to be trying out these styles for Halloween? It's almost time to start planning!