Jonathan Van Ness's Beauty Tips From "Black Girl Magic"
Jess Gilbo came out of the closet as a teen, but faced homophobia and rejection from her family. Her best friend nominated her to help her feel cared for and loved by the people who support her.
With Van Ness's help, Gilbo embraces her natural hair. He cuts out the hair that had been relaxed and gives her a gorgeous short cut showing off her tight curly texture. "I really want her to see that you don't need to make the choice to subscribe to these false ideas of beauty," he explains on the episode.
Van Ness suggests that those with this curl pattern keep a wide-tooth comb in the shower to work your conditioner into your hair. Another tip? Use a curly lotion in your hair and use a Wet Brush ($12) to comb it through your strands.