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This Was the Most Popular Mascara Last Year, According to Pinterest

Have you tried it?

With a quick scroll through Pinterest, you can find recommendations for everything from an easy dinner recipe to your latest shoe obsession. And of course, there is no shortage of beauty product reviews and recommendations. Seeing so many different types of mascara popping up on your feed, you may feel overwhelmed when trying to decide which one is your best bet for hitting ‘add to cart.’ Lucky for us, Pinterest settled the debate. According to Bydrie, the most popular mascara on Pinterest in 2017 was Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara ($23; sephora.com). It was saved over 61,000 times, although, with a name like that, we can only imagine what Mama would say.

Too Faced Mascara

Name aside, the Too Faced formula receives rave reviews across the board. In addition to being the fan-favorite on Pinterest in 2017, is has been “loved” 310,000 times on Sephora.com and has racked up almost 8,000 reviews on Ulta.com. The hourglass shaped brush helps coat each lash with the carbon black mascara, designed to give your lashes a full, defined look in just a few coats. It’s also available in a waterproof version, which can come in handy during our hot and humid Southern summers.

Although this mascara has been receiving top-rated reviews for several years, this confirms it definitely deserves a spot in your makeup bag. If you’re still not convinced because of the steep price tag, try on of these drugstore mascaras that are all under $10.

The Secret to Meghan Markle’s Gorgeous Loose Waves, According to a Hairstylist Who’s Worked With Her

From her go-to nighttime moisturizer (she likes Tatcha Rice Enzyme Powder) to her fave affordable boots (she’s been spotted rocking the Kamik Sienna Winter Boot), we have a slight (okay, major) obsession with Meghan Markle and her impeccable style. So we were excited when hairstylist Lydia Sellers–who has worked with Markle on a few occasions, including on a gorgeous Vanity Fair Mexico cover last year–was willing to share exactly how she styled the soon-to-be-royal’s strands.

“Meghan is such a natural beauty, inside and out,” Sellers tells Health. “One thing I love about her is her confidence and comfort level when it comes to glam. The ability to articulate exactly what you like and feel the best in makes it really easy to stay on the same wavelength with a client.”

For the Vanity Fair Mexico cover last spring (above), Sellers created an effortless hairstyle for Markle using products from Kevin Murphy. “We simply enhance her natural beauty: lots of easy, loose waves with texture and volume, just a quick bit of heat with an iron is sometimes all you need,” Sellers says.

To start, she applied the brand’s KILLER.CURLS cream ($40; amazon.com) on Markle’s mostly dry hair, then blow dried it with the STYLESET blow dryer from HAI Beauty Concepts ($100; amazon.com) using her hands instead of a brush to keep strands tousled. Next, she used the HAI SYLKSTYLER 1″ curling iron ($60; amazon.com) to form relaxed waves, wrapping instead of clamping hair in different directions to make sure the ends were loose.

After that, Sellers worked Kevin Murphy POWDER.PUFF ($38; amazon.com) through Markle’s hair to add weightless volume. “I wanted the waves to be full and voluminous, but dry, so I needed a product that didn’t add too much weight,” she explains. The final step: a few spritzes of the finishing spray BEDROOM.HAIR ($45; amazon.com) to add tons of supersoft shine.

The result was a look that was a slightly more dramatic and editorial version of how Markle styles her hair normally, says Sellers. “These specific styles were… a little bigger, a little more drama, but still loose, free, and effortless, as she likes.”

These Heart-Shaped Lipsticks Are Taking Over Instagram Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

This Cupid-approved lippie is FINALLY back in stock.

There’s no denying our love of makeup products that work well—we want gorgeous pigment, great shade range, and a formula that lasts and lasts. But the bonus quality that many our favorite makeup picks have? Amazing packaging.

Turns out, we aren’t the only ones who think this way: cue Mystic Heart Lipsticks ($18; thebeautyspy.com), which feature adorable lipstick bullets shaped like hearts. The product sold out in just one day when they first launched, but they’re finally back in stock.

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Not only does the packaging make them an absolute must for Valentine’s Day, but the beeswax-infused formula guarantees a smooth application and comfortable, hydrating feel. Described as “super creamy and intensely pigmented,” each of the five lipsticks—four shades and one shimmer balm—has a two-toned bullet with shades in the outer and core that blend to create gorgeous, Cupid-approved colors.

The brand has other unique lipsticks that have made waves in the past. Their Mystic Jelly Lipstick ($10-19; thebeautyspy.com) features bullets infused with gold flakes and a color-changing formula, and the original Mystic Lipstick ($19; thebeautyspy.com) has realistic flowers visible inside the clear formula.

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If you’re looking for the perfect pout to rock at Valentine’s Day dinner or a small gift to spoil your Galentine with, this heart-shaped lipstick is an amazing option that’s totally Instagram-ready. Judging by their instant sell-out the first time these lippies appeared on the site, it’s likely that this restock won’t last long, so we recommend ordering them ASAP.

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The Trick To Using a Round Brush That No One Knows

Plus, the round brush we swear by.

We’re always hearing about new ways to perfect the at-home blowout and finally achieve salon-worthy results. News flash: We have never once found this to be true. I mean, we can achieve a nice blowout at home, but salon-quality? Not quite. We’re not going to tell you that these tips will help you finally master that salon blowout at home so you can save your $50 for other pursuits, but we will say that these little tricks will most assuredly step up your home style—substantially. The amazing things is, they all revolve around one tool, and it’s not your blow dryer. Enter the round brush. It’s a magical item that can be worthless unless you know how to use it the right way. If learning how to use a round brush was something Mama passed down to you on your first day of kindergarten, this article probably won’t tell you anything you don’t already know. For those that play a losing battle with this rotund tool each morning, prepare to have your life changed—or, at least, just your hair game.

Don’t Use It Until Your Hair Is Almost Dry

Beware: You’re arm will feel like it’s about to fall off if you start using your round brush too soon. Hair will be easier to manage and style once it’s mostly dry, plus you’ll save valuable time.

Start with the Right Brush

Depending on your hair length, you’ll most likely want to start with a medium-size round brush. Our pick for the best round brush is this version from Harry Josh Pro Tools. Its firm boar and nylon bristles grip the hair enough to pull it taut, while the wooden handle is sturdy and easy to manage.

Now, If You Take Only One Tip, Let It Be This

When you’re using your round brush, it’s important to work by small sections that are wrapped around the brush once. The wrapping part is the most crucial technique when learning how to blow dry hair with a round brush. If you wrap more than once you’ll likely get the brush stuck in your hair (ouch—that’s the kind of mistake you only make once), and giving it a half wrap will only result in curled under (or out) ends—not the loose wave we’re aiming for.

Wrapping each section around the brush once is the one thing that entirely changed my at home blowout result. Give it a try for yourself and you might just find you’re one step closer to that salon-worthy blowout you’ve been trying to master for years.

How Often Should You Wash Your Hair? Our Top Tips

If you often find yourself wondering, how often should I wash my hair, these tips are for you. We’ve got expert info on how often to wash hair according to type and texture.

It’s well established that shampooing every day can cause major hair problems for many of us: dryness, breakage, frizz. It’s tougher, though, to answer the next natural question: If not every day, how often should I wash my hair? We asked top hairstylists and dermatologists, and they say it depends—on hair texture, hair style, and scalp condition. Get the details on how often to wash hair.

Why You Shouldn’t Wash Your Hair Every Day

The scalp produces oils that travel down the hair shaft, locking in hydration. Shampooing too frequently washes away these oils before they go anywhere, leaving your hair dry. “Excessive dryness then leads to significant breakage,” said Dr. Michelle Henry of Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York.

How Often You Should Wash Your Hair Based on Texture

Vernon François, celebrity hairstylist and founder of the Vernon Francois Collection, says the answer depends on both hair texture and lifestyle. “Everyone’s hair is unique,” he says. “If you’re regularly at the gym, that will influence how often you should wash. Try out a few different options and go with what suits your hair and fits with your lifestyle best.” Also, texture matters. The curlier hair is, the more difficult it is for oils created by the scalp to travel down the hair shaft (because of strands’ twists and bends). These oils are natural moisturizers, keeping hair hydrated and healthy. Curly and coily hair is naturally drier and therefore more sensitive to excessive washing.

Curly and Coily Hair: Once a Week
Jessica O’Brien, artistic educator and stylist at Ouidad in New York City, says instead of looking for a strict guideline, wash hair when it’s dirty. “Dirty—with actual dirt or build up,” she emphasizes. “Sweat and oil are not dirt.” Otherwise, simply rinse with water. Curly hair has a raised cuticle (not flat, like straight hair) because of the bends in the hair. This allows natural moisture to escape, said O’Brien, so it’s almost always naturally dry. Those with curly hair should use a moisturizing shampoo, like Ouidad Ultra-Nourishing Cleansing Oil, every time they wash.

Straight and Wavy Hair: Every Two or Three Days
Straight and wavy hair will vary in its oiliness. Davide Marinelli, Oribe educator and owner of Davide Hair Studio, says creating a customized routine is key. “Find a system that gives your hair texture without weighing it down,” he said. “You may have to test out what works best for you to get the results you want—a leave-in conditioner, a volumizing shampoo, a clarifying shampoo or any combination of all.” To maintain a healthy scalp and hair, it’s good to keep your natural oils and not over cleanse. But for workout fanatics or those with excessively oily hair and scalps who really want to wash frequently, try using a 2-in-1 non-foaming cleanser, like Oribe Cleansing Crème for Moisture and Control, which will clean the hair without stripping its natural oils.

How Often You Should Wash Your Hair Based on Skin Type

In the never-ending battle for attention, the scalp almost always loses out to hair. But every time you shampoo, it’s the scalp that should be getting the TLC. Focus the washing there, instead of on the hair itself. Your hair will get clean enough as soapy water glides down the shaft. An oily scalp can often make hair oily, too, especially for those with straighter hair (since the sebum produced by the scalp can easily travel down the hair shaft).

Normal to Dry: Every Three to Four Days
Marinelli suggests washing every three to four days, but if you feel like you may need to wash more often, incorporate a “conditioning rinse” every other day (instead of a full wash). Apply conditioner to your hair and rinse with tepid water. If your scalp in on the drier side of normal, apply a few drops of hair oil, like Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil, for a moisture boost.

Super Oily
The key to keeping a very oily scalp happy is regular clarifying shampoo treatments—at least every other week, says Marinelli. An oily scalp can equal oily hair. Marinelli recommends using volumizing shampoos to help remove excess oils. And instead of using a traditional thick, rinse-off conditioner, use a lightweight leave-in conditioner post shower. Leave-ins won’t weigh your hair down.

Super Dry and Dandruff
There are so many underlying causes of dry scalp—dermatitis, excess yeast, even sunburn—that it’s difficult for experts to pinpoint exactly how many washes is the goal. But don’t confuse dry scalp with dandruff, which is actually a result of excess oil on the scalp. If you have yellowish flakes that arrive a few days post wash, odds are it’s dandruff. Shampoo with dandruff-specific cleanser about three times a week using cool water to manage the condition.

How Often Should You Wash Your Hair Based on Styling?

If you get frequent blow-outs and use a lot of dry shampoo during the week to make your blow out last, wash your hair according to your hair or scalp type—but add a clarifying shampoo into the routine every two weeks, with a deep conditioner to follow, suggests Marinelli.

If you use a styling product that leaves a heavy, greasy build up, it needs to be washed off the hair and scalp. “Product build-up can dry out the hair and cause it to lose elasticity,” said O’Brien. To remove build-up, cleanse with a gentle clarifying shampoo, like Ouidad Superfruit Renewal Clarifying Cream Shampoo. This one is especially good for textured hair—typical clarifying shampoos are too harsh for curls.

Braids and extensions also cause some confusion about shampooing. Though it might be tempting to ease up on your wash routine because the scalp is covered (and in an effort to preserve the style), try to maintain at least an every other week washing schedule. Focus on the scalp when you shampoo and make sure you’re washing underneath the braids.

How Often Should Men Wash Their Hair?

Because men’s hairstyles are typically much shorter, the sebum produced by the scalp has a shorter distance to travel to thoroughly moisturize the hair. Men’s hair is generally not as dry and can therefore tolerate more washing, said Dr. Henry. But that doesn’t mean men necessary need to wash more. Frequency really depends on lifestyle factors, like working out, and scalp and hair condition.

Emma Stone Has a Perm, and It’s Super Beachy

Stone’s good friend and makeup artist Rachel Goodwin shared a series of photos from the salon.

Emma Stone has a perm! Stop whatever you’re doing — we repeat, Emma Stone has a perm! Stone’s good friend and makeup artist Rachel Goodwin shared a series of photos from the salon where she and Stone got friendship perms.

“We have a permanent bond! Some friends get tattoos, well we get perms!” Goodwin wrote on Instagam. “We’re here to tell you that they are BACK and theyre not your grandmas perm!”

The women received the perms at Mare Salon in Los Angeles, which is where Stone regularly goes for all her red carpet updos, and while she’s rocked wavy and curly hair before, Stone has never made the commitment to get a perm. Goodwin shared several photos of Stone in hair rollers and posted the final product of her new permanently wavy hair, however, Goodwin eventually deleted the “after” photo. Luckily, quick-thinking fans on the internet screengrabbed the photo.

It’s certainly not the ’80s perms we remember. In fact, Stone’s perm looks like hair that’s been spritzed with some sea salt spray. It’s cute!

For as long as perms have existed, it’s heavily suggested that you only perm virgin hair, but if you must perm colored hair, it’s best to choose hair that has only been colored and not highlighted. We guess that Stone meets the requirements seeing as she usually makes her naturally blonde hair a bit darker.

The stylists at Mare Salon also did this lovely perm on actress Lola Kirke, which looks a lot more like the curly perms we remember.

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We predicted that perms would have a moment in 2018, and the trend is upon us. Julianne Hough was an early adopter and got the ~new~ perm treatment nearly two years ago.

We’re excited to see what Stone’s hair looked like when it’s all done up. Perhaps she’ll debut her new wavy look at the 2018 Oscars?

This New Probiotic Sheet Mask Will Give You Smooth Skin, Smaller Pores, and a Healthy Glow

Masking just got even better.

Chances are, you’ve done a sheet mask (or two, or twenty). Ever since the trend made its way over from Korea, there’s been no stopping it. There’s constant innovation on the mask front, and the latest release from Elizabeth Arden is the perfect example. The brand just paired masking with another buzzy skincare topic, probiotics, and voila—the ultimate sheet mask was born.

At first glance, the Elizabeth Arden Superstart Probiotic Boost Skin Renewal Biocellulose Mask might not look much different than any other sheet mask. But it’s actually infused with 100% fermented coconut water, and smells divine. The same way probiotics provide healthy bacteria for your gut when taken orally, they’re said to support skin’s natural microflora in skincare products, helping to leave the skin barrier stronger and more resilient.

Elizabeth Arden Sheet Mask

To buy: $67 for 4; nordstrom.com

Like any sheet mask, you take it out of the pack and remove the backing before applying. It’s soaked in a nice amount of serum, but not so much that it’s a drippy mess. Slick it on so it adheres closely to the contours of your face and wait 15-20 minutes. I honestly forgot I was even wearing it while sitting at my desk until I had to sign for a package and totally scared the mail person. Whoops.

After I took it off, I was noticeably more glowy and could tell my skin had been super thirsty because there wasn’t much serum left on the mask. I massaged the leftover in and was able to see a real improvement in texture throughout the day—my skin was so smooth and seriously bright! I think my favorite part about it, aside from the scent, was the cooling effect that it had. This mask is a total game-changer and the perfect little pick-me-up for dull, tired skin.

Are Prenatal Vitamins the Secret to Better Hair and Skin—Even If You’re Not Pregnant?

It’s no secret that prenatal vitamins are packed with a slew of essential nutrients like folic acid, iron, calcium, vitamin D, and others that help support baby’s development and protect against or birth defects of the brain, spine, or spinal cord, called neural tube defects. But could they also deliver an admittedly less important but still appealing perk for non-pregnant women—longer, faster-growing hair and smoother skin?

Recently, it seems like everyone I talk to is taking prenatal vitamins for the beauty benefits. The trend appears to have gotten Hollywood’s stamp of approval, too. A quick Google search confirms that LeAnn Rimes, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Mindy Kaling all swear by prenatals for red carpet-ready strands. “[Prenatal vitamins] will not only scare your boyfriend, [they] will make your hair grow faster, thicker, and keep your skin glow-y and smooth,” Kaling said a few years ago.

So should us non-pregnant folks be stocking up on prenatal vitamins at the pharmacy? After all, many reproductive-age women take prenatals when trying to conceive but before they’re actually pregnant. Doctors often recommend this, in fact, since neural tubes develop in the very earliest stages of pregnancy. But are there any long-term side effects to consider, or reasons you might want to stick to a regular multivitamin instead?

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We polled dermatologists, nutritionists, and a GI doc to find out what they think. Ava Shamban, MD, a Beverly Hills dermatologist and founder of SKINxFIVE, tells us that it’s probably OK for a non-pregnant woman to take prenatals, even though the vitamins contain more than the average non-pregnant woman might need. “They are calculated for the needs of a pregnant woman, not an elephant,” she says. Some people might notice a difference in their skin and hair after using them, she adds. 

But other experts we spoke to warned against taking these pills when you’re not trying to conceive. 

“For the first few months after having a baby—when you may not have time to eat a balanced diet and feel exhausted—taking prenatal vitamins is fine,” says Health‘s contributing medical editor Roshini Rajapaksa, MD, an assistant professor of medicine at the NYU School of Medicine. “But long term, they have higher than necessary amounts of certain vitamins and minerals that can cause [negative] side effects.”

Two in particular to be aware of are iron and folic acid, Dr. Rajapaksa says. Some women can benefit from an iron supplement, such as young women with especially heavy periods and, of course, moms-to-be (the nutrient aids baby’s brain development and helps prevent iron deficiency anemia in pregnancy). But too much of this mineral can be a bad thing.

“Taking more iron than you need all the time can lead to constipation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or worse,” says Cynthia Sass, RD, MPH, Health‘s contributing nutrition editor.

Folic acid, too, can be dangerous in large amounts, and is “one of the most significant differences you’ll find in comparing a prenatal and regular multivitamin,” says Stephanie Middleberg, RD, a nutritionist based in New York City. This B vitamin is important during pregnancy because it helps prevent neural tube defects and pre-term birth. While you don’t have to worry about overdoing it on folate–the natural form of folic acid found in foods like fruits, veggies, and nuts–through diet, consuming too much in supplement form might mask a vitamin B12 deficiency or even up your risk of colorectal cancer, according to the National Institutes of Health.

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Wendy Bazilian, DrPH, RD, a San Diego-based nutritionist and author of Eat Clean, Stay Lean ($22; amazon.com) tells us she does recommend prenatals to her female athlete clients since athletes tend to have a greater risk of low iron levels, as well as to women who think they might get pregnant soon. But she points out that other than folic acid, iron, and the essential fatty acid DHA, the vitamins and minerals in most prenatals are pretty standard. For that reason, “prenatals may not give an additional ‘boost’ above a regular quality multivitamin,” she notes.

If you’re after longer hair, Debra Jaliman, MD, a dermatologist based in New York City, recommends a daily biotin supplement for non-pregnant women instead. She suggests one that contains 2.5 milligrams (2,500 micrograms) of the B vitamin, such as Nature Made High Potency Biotin Softgels ($14; amazon.com). Another option is collagen peptides, which Middleberg says she often recommends for healthier skin, hair, and nails. Our pick: Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides ($15; amazon.com), which you can easily mix into smoothies or juice.

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The bottom line? While some people may notice faster-growing hair from taking prenatals, it’s not necessarily a good idea to take high levels of vitamins you don’t need. Always consult your doctor before taking any new supplements to make sure they’re right for you, and look for reputable brands with not too many extra filler ingredients, Bazilian says. Most importantly, don’t forget to drink enough water, get plenty of sleep, manage your stress, and fill your plate with lots of fresh produce, healthy fats, lean proteins, and fiber—all are key to a healthy body inside and out.

“It may not be as easy as popping a pill, but a healthy lifestyle will benefit you in numerous ways without posing unnecessary risks,” says Sass.

The Beauty Product That Gives Me a Complete Eye Look in Just One Swipe

In high school, I was the girl wearing crazy-colored eyeliner with my conservative plaid uniform. In college, it wasn’t unusual to see me with a smoky eye at my 9 a.m. class. I’ve always been someone who likes to go all the way with my makeup, and I’ve never had a problem waking up a few minutes early to apply a full face.

Lately, though, my long commute and colder temps have made me relish my time in bed, and I no longer want to wake up early for the sake of a strong smoky eye. But I still want to appear as though I’ve put effort into my look. Cue Stila Shimmer and Glow Liquid Eye Shadows ($24; sephora.com) an easy-to-use product that has me swearing off eye shadow palettes for good.

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In addition to guaranteeing me compliments every time I wear them, these little rectangular shadows have seriously changed the way I apply makeup. I used to spend time selecting a palette and using multiple brushes to blend out my look—usually a matte crease shade, shimmery lid color, an inner corner and brow bone highlight, and darker shade on the outer third of my eye as liner—but now I use just this one product for equally glamorous results.

The unique applicator is similar to a large, flat doe foot, the perfect size to coat the entire lid in just one swipe. The formula itself is a liquid eye shadow; it applies wet and dries down in seconds. A thin layer delivers a sheer-but-noticeable wash of color, and a back-and-forth swipe of the wand provides gorgeous pigment that won’t cake when layered. When I use powder shadows, I always prime my lids, but this product stays crease-free all day—which isn’t always the case for liquid and cream shadows. 

In addition to the mess-free, one-swipe application, I don’t waste nearly as many brushes when applying my eye makeup. I can use my fingers to soften the edges of the swipe, or reach for just one blending brush if I want to keep my hands cleanI love the Artis Elite Smoke Circle 1R Brush ($36; nordstrom.com). I find that applying any of these shades across my lid or along my lower lashline creates a complete look that pulls everything together in under a minute. You do have to act quickly when blending, since the liquid formula sets soon after it’s applied, but that’s also the reason it stays all day, so it’s a small price to pay for long-wear eye makeup.

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To buy: $24; sephora.com

I used to have specific palettes I loved for different occasions, but now, I find that keeping a few shades of the Shimmer and Glows on my desk gives me enough options to create as many looks as I want. During the day, the more neutral metallics like bronzy Grace and rose gold Jezebel are perfect for a wash of shimmer. At night, I opt for fun shades like Cloud, a lavender with gold pearl, or La Douce, the most stunningly wearable green eye shadow I’ve ever come across. If I’m feeling wild and have time to spare, I swipe on a second Stila favorite, Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadows ($24; sephora.com), which have the same quick and easy applicator with more of a sparkly consistency. When I apply a layer of this formula over my Shimmer and Glow, I can take a look from day to night in seconds.

What I love most about these liquid shadows, though, is that virtually anyone can use them with ease. If you’re a no-makeup girl looking for a product for nights when you want to feel special, the easy application process makes these a dream. But beauty junkies will also love the crazy pigment and color options, as well as the showstopping shimmer finish. And if you’re someone like me who wants to look great without waking up early to primp, these shadows will be a lifesaver.

Walmart Locked Up Hair Products for People of Color, and Now It’s Being Sued

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Walmart is being sued for what some say is racial discrimination in the hair care aisle.

From the latest hair trends, to must-have products, to celebs like Katie Holmes who provide inspo for what’s sure to be a trendy cut for 2018, hair is a huge deal for many people. It can also be a sensitive topic. You need look no further than the backlash caused by Kim Kardashian calling her cornrows “Bo Derek braids.” And now? Walmart is being sued for what some say is racial discrimination in the hair care aisle.

After a Southern California woman shared her experience shopping at Walmart, many are crying foul — and she’s even suing the mega-retailer. It all started when Essie Grundy went to buy a comb but noticed something very different about how products for Black women were stored. While other hair care items were within reach on the shelves, the products for “ethnic” hair were locked behind a case.

Seriously?

The image was shocking, or at least enough to make most people shake their heads and ask one simple question: why?

But Grundy didn’t just stop with a few tweets. She’s suing Walmart for discrimination and has hired famed attorney Gloria Allred. During a press conference, Allred told reporters that the choice to keep some products under lock and key “perpetuates a racial stereotype that African-Americans are thieves.”

In a statement, Walmart shared that certain items require additional security measures based on the data of each location. “A high-value item in Washington or California or Colorado is not necessarily going to be a high-value item in Virginia or Tennessee. That’s why you have fishing equipment locked up in Florida.”

The retailer went on to say that they’re “sensitive to this situation.” They added:

“While we’ve yet to review a complaint, we take this situation seriously and look forward to addressing it with the court.”

Hmm, okay.

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