Elle Varner's Amazing Tresses and Dresses

Don't miss Elle Varner tonight on 106 & Park!

DO: Wash and condition often.  - ?People sometimes say, 'oh, you shouldn?t wash your natural hair every day,' but with natural hair ? especially natural hair that?s taking in a lot of product ? it?s OK to keep it washed and clean.? While some natural hair enthusiasts swear by ?co-washing? (or washing the hair only with conditioner), Haylock says that using shampoo is essential. ?Shampoo takes off all the oil, grease, grit and grime off the hair shaft. Conditioner won?t do that; it actually adds a layer on the hair shaft, and if you?re just using that, you?re actually building on layers on the hair, which makes it heavier and can take out the curl pattern.?   (Photo: John Ricard/BET)

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DO: Wash and condition often. - ?People sometimes say, 'oh, you shouldn?t wash your natural hair every day,' but with natural hair ? especially natural hair that?s taking in a lot of product ? it?s OK to keep it washed and clean.? While some natural hair enthusiasts swear by ?co-washing? (or washing the hair only with conditioner), Haylock says that using shampoo is essential. ?Shampoo takes off all the oil, grease, grit and grime off the hair shaft. Conditioner won?t do that; it actually adds a layer on the hair shaft, and if you?re just using that, you?re actually building on layers on the hair, which makes it heavier and can take out the curl pattern.?  (Photo: John Ricard/BET)

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Huxtable Inspired\r  - Elle gives us Denise Huxtable chic in her oversized sweater, glasses and belt.\r(Photo: Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)

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Huxtable Inspired\r  - Elle gives us Denise Huxtable chic in her oversized sweater, glasses and belt.\r(Photo: Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)

Elle Varner - Cali girl Elle Varner released her debut single, "Only Wanna Give it to You," featuring J. Cole, this past August. Since its release, the BET Music Matters artist has gotten enough buzz to stir up anticipation for her upcoming album, Perfectly Imperfect.(Photo: John W. Ferguson/Getty Images) 

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Elle Varner - Cali girl Elle Varner released her debut single, "Only Wanna Give it to You," featuring J. Cole, this past August. Since its release, the BET Music Matters artist has gotten enough buzz to stir up anticipation for her upcoming album, Perfectly Imperfect.(Photo: John W. Ferguson/Getty Images) 

DON?T: Slather on the grease. - "I try to stay away from oil-based and silicone-based products because I find that, unless you?re looking for a heavy, pressed-down look, it really weighs the hair down. I like the hair to have that natural wind-blown, bouncy, touchable feel."  (Photo: Terrence Jennings/Picturegroup)

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DON?T: Slather on the grease. - "I try to stay away from oil-based and silicone-based products because I find that, unless you?re looking for a heavy, pressed-down look, it really weighs the hair down. I like the hair to have that natural wind-blown, bouncy, touchable feel." (Photo: Terrence Jennings/Picturegroup)

DO: Explore bargain buys.

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California Love - Elle was born and raised in Los Angeles.(Photo: Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup)

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California Love - Elle was born and raised in Los Angeles.(Photo: Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup)

Don't Miss Elle on 106 & Park Tonight! - Don't miss Elle tear the stage up tonight on 106 & Park at 6P/5C!(Photo: John Ricard/BET)

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Don't Miss Elle on 106 & Park Tonight! - Don't miss Elle tear the stage up tonight on 106 & Park at 6P/5C!(Photo: John Ricard/BET)