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The rap world is mourning the senseless death of East Coast drill rapper Pop Smoke, who was probably more recognized for his signature braid extensions than for his music. Police are hunting four gunmen who broke into the 20-year-old rapper's Hollywood Hills rental and shot him to death early Wednesday. The motive is unknown.
 

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Rapper Jay-Z began wearing hair units years ago when his own hair started thinning. The 50-year-old rap mogul reportedly dyes his gray hair black to match the custom hair pieces he wears. We wonder what Beyonce thinks about her old man taking his hair units off at night like she does.
 

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West Coast rapper Tyga is credited with starting the braid extensions trend among rappers. Male celebrities have long worn hair pieces and wigs to cover their bald spots, but Tyga took it to a whole new level.
 

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Rapper Fetty Wap got called out on social media for rocking fake dreadlocks a few years ago. He eventually removed his male unit and grew his own dreads long.
 

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Singer Chris Brown wore a cute male unit when his hairline started to push back in 2015. His custom units included fake dreadlocks that lasted for about 2 weeks.
 

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There's no shame in rapper Offset's hair game. He is well-known for rocking braid and dreadlocks extensions in his hair. Someone should tell him you can't switch from braids to dreadlocks and back again.
 

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People forget when singer Jason Derulo wore fake dreadlocks back in 2017. He didn't fool anybody back then, but he did bamboozle millions of female fans with that fake peen pic last year.
 

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Rapper Rich Homie Quan was repeatedly called out on social media for wearing hair extensions after he skyrocketed to fame as one of the first SoundCloud rappers. He wears his real hair cut in a short fro now.
 

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For some reason, NBA star Iman Shumpert thought he could get away with wearing braid extensions after rocking a hightop fade a month earlier. Hair doesn’t grow from high top fade to long dreadlocks overnight.

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Kenya Moore is back at it again. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star takes great pride in her long, glorious hair weave which she claims as her own hair. At age 48, Kenya is an inspiration to young women who believe they, too, will have waist length hair when they approach 50.

Unfortunately, things are never as they seem. Kenya, 48, took offense to fellow cast member Marlo Hampton saying she wears wigs.

In response, Kenya posted a video in which she claims all of that lustrous hair is growing out of her scalp.

Granted, her stylist did a great job installing her wig unit, but it's very difficult to blend thin hair into a lacefront and pass it off as your own.

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Here is an image from the video that clearly shows the line where Kenya's thin hair is blended into the wig. Look at the hair above her ear.

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If you still can't see it, here is another image where you can see the difference in texture and color of her real hair verses the wig. I lightened the thin, wispy hair over her ear so you can see the change in texture at the demarcation line.

Now watch the video again. Notice that her stylist parts her hair at that exact line above her ear where the wig begins.

Then Kenya pulls her hair back from her face to reveal her jagged edges and the thinning hair over her ear.

No 48-year-old woman has thick, jet black hair down to her butt. Even Stevie Wonder can see that's a wig.

Do better Kenya.

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Mayvenn is offering to pay for your next hair extensions install! Mayvenn was founded in 2013, thanks to investors like Serena Williams.

Mayvenn, the largest black owned hair extension company in the world, is changing the beauty industry in a big way.

As a first of its kind model, Mayvenn has launched a free install program to pay for your next install visit!

All you have to do is purchase 3 or more bundles, closures or frontals from Mayvenn's online store and Mayvenn will pay for you to get it installed. That's a shampoo, condition, braid down, sew-in, and style, all free!

Mayvenn's Certified Stylists are located in 250+ cities. Just visit the website to find a Mayvenn authorized stylist in your area.

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Mayvenn was created in 2013 by Diishan Imira, who, at the time was selling hair out of his car. Now, the brand is working with more than 50,000 hairstylists in communities of color.

Visit this link for more information.
 

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Welcome Ciara to Team Natural. The Seattle homemaker and part-time entertainer showed off her natural hair in a video uploaded to her Instagram account on Sunday. The 33-year-old mom-of-2 has worn bundles of hair weave and lacefront wigs since her career launched with her hit single "Goodies" in 2004.

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unclockable

un•clock•a•ble (uhn-klok-uh-buhl) adjective
1. A complimentary word used to describe a MTT (male-to-trans) individual whose feminine appearance is convincing.

 

Alonzo Arnold is the go-to-stylist for hair weaves in Atlanta. According to Respect-mag.com, he is the youngest of three children raised by working class parents in East Atlanta.

Alonzo is best known for building custom wigs with virgin hair extensions such as the stunning unit he is modeling in the above photo.

Alonzo works out of his downtown salon or in your home by appointment only.

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Beyonce hair weave

The debate still rages over an image of Beyonce posted by her mother Tina Lawson, who at 66 can troll with the best of 'em!

Ms. Tina captioned an Instagram photo of Beyonce standing in a bedroom-sized closet: "INCHES!!!! So happy my baby's hair grew back !! She is going to get me."

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