15 Truly Brilliant Curly-Hair Hacks You've Probs Never Tried

If you have curly hair, you already know how freaking ~moody~ it is. You can kiss it and hug it and load it with all the best creams, gels, and conditioners, yet it can still poof out, frizz up, deflate, or look like you’ve neglected it for the past five years (is this what having kids feels like?).

And although you’ve probably got a good handle on what your curls and coils do and don’t like, that doesn’t mean you can’t play around with a few new tricks to live your best curl life. Which is where I come in. I rounded up the 13 tips, hacks, and products you really, truly need to know (or, realistically, be reminded of because you keep ignoring them). Give ’em a skim, learn something, and get ready for really, really excellent hair. Truth: I use about 80 percent of these tips to get my curls below:

1. How to Find the Right Curl Products

The trick: Figure out your curl porosity

Okay, so this was really the most revolutionary, game-changing “trick” I discovered in the last year, and it fully changed how I approach my curly hair. Your curl porosity is your hair’s ability to absorb moisture (whether that’s water, oils, butters, etc). Low porosity means your hair cuticle is tight and hard to penetrate, which can lead to product buildup and weighed-down hair, while high porosity means your cuticle is raised (usually through damage or chemical treatments) and absorbs a ton of moisture, but also has trouble retaining that moisture.

Curls with low porosity require lightweight products and heat treatments to look their best, while curls with high porosity need butters, oils, and proteins to keep them moisturized and healthy. Buy me a drink and I’ll spend three hours breaking it all down for you, oooor just take this really fast porosity quiz (we didn’t create this—I just personally love it) and stock up on the curl products that work for your porosity.

2. How to Treat Dandruff on Curls

The trick: Make your own dandruff spray

It’s kind of unfair: Curls need a ton of moisture and oils to stay healthy, but moisture and oil can increase dandruff (the yeast that causes dandruff feeds off of oil). Usually, the fix would be a dandruff shampoo, but the sulfate-filled formulas tend to be way too harsh for already-dry curls. So I did some research—uh, texted my dermatologist friends—and DIY’d my own dandruff scalp spray that curbed my flakes without ruining my curls.

Once a week, I’d spray it all over my dry scalp, let it sit for 20 minutes, then hop in the shower to shampoo and condition like usual.

3. How to Fix Flat roots on Curly Hair

The trick: Root-clipping your curls

You probably wouldn’t guess it by looking at my curly hair, but my roots are actually stick-straight and ultra-flat, giving me the very coveted pyramid head. So since high school, I’ve relied on root-clipping to give my roots volume and hold while my hair air-dries.

Here’s how: After showering, plopping my hair, and raking on all of my products, I’ll twist a half-inch section of hair from my roots, twisting away from my face and clipping it with a mini claw clip a few inches above my ear. I create three twists on each side of my part, leaving an inch of hair between each twist, and a twist in the back. I’ll either diffuse or air-dry overnight (yup, sleeping on the clips), then undo the clips, rake through the twists to break them up, and boom—voluminous, curly roots.

HOWEVER, my method takes a long time to dry (thanks to the twists), so for a faster, more natural-looking root boost, try the tutorial above, which gives you volume with a few strategically placed root clips.

4. How to Detangle Curly Hair

The trick: Use a curl-specific detangling brush.

In the most ideal of worlds, you wouldn’t detangle your curly hair when it’s wet. Why? Because hair—especially fine or damaged hair—is extra fragile when it’s wet, leading to breakage, split ends, and even more tangles. Instead, before hopping in the shower, gently brush through your dry curls with a detangling brush specifically meant for your coils (they usually have longer teeth at varied lengths).

While in the shower (or after towel-drying your hair and adding your curl products), gently detangle your wet hair again with a wide-tooth comb to distribute the products without breaking up your curl pattern.

5. How to Prevent Breakage on Curly Hair

The trick: Brush from the bottom like you know you should.

No, this isn’t exactly a secret, but I’m willing to bet you never actually follow the rules, so, hey, I’m repeating it again. And again. Don’t start brushing your hair from your roots or even from the middle of your hair, or you’re basically begging for breakage and split ends.

Each time you start brushing from your roots, you push tiny knots lower and lower until you create a big ol’ snarled mess. Instead, brush from the ends, gradually and gently moving upward. Your curls will thank you.

6. How to Deep-Condition Curly Hair

The trick: Apply your conditioner to dry hair, not wet.

It sounds insane, but the key to keeping your curls really, really moisturized is to use your deep conditioner on dry hair to help maximize its potency. “You don’t want your conditioner to compete with water for space in your hair cuticle,” says Mona Gohara, MD, dermatologist at Yale University.

Basically, if your strands are already saturated with water, they won’t be able to absorb as much conditioner. So before stepping into the shower, rake giant blobs of deep conditioner through your hair, twist and clip it up, slide on a shower cap, and wait 20 mins. Then, hop in the shower, wash your body, do your shaving (if you’re into that), and let the steam from the shower help the conditioner penetrate your strands. Finish by washing your hair as usual.

7. How to Wash Curly Hair Without Stripping It

The trick: Make your own cleansing conditioner.

An annoying thing about curly-hair products: They’re often way too heavy for anyone with fine curls. But on the flip side, most “regular” shampoos are often too drying. So instead of playing a game of risk, try making your own cleansing conditioner that will gently cleanse your scalp while moisturizing your curls.

Just mix a squeeze of sulfate-free shampoo with a few squeezes of your favorite conditioner in the palm of your hand, then massage it into your roots before rinsing. Make sure to still use a conditioner on your ends for max moisture.

8. How to Take Care of Really Dry Curly Hair

The trick: Skip the shampoo and co-wash instead.

If you have extra-dry curls (or if you have type 4 hair), skip the shampoo completely and try co-washing—aka washing your hair with only conditioner or a specific co-wash formula. Co-wash your curls once a week or as often as needed to keep your hair moisturized without drying it out.

9. How to Keep Curls Clumped and Defined

The trick: Comb your curls when they’re sopping wet.

Instead of combing your hair after you’ve dried it and applied all your products, do your whole curl routine on sopping-wet hair while you’re still in the shower. Why? Because you want to encourage your curls to clump together and dry in their natural pattern, which can’t happen if you comb through them when they’re partially dry and already starting to clump.

10. How to Prevent Frizz on Curly Hair

The trick: Plop your curls with a T-shirt.

If you’ve never plopped your curls, I feel like you’ve never experienced really, really, really good hair. Because plopping—aka a technique that uses a T-shirt to dry your curls in a self-contained mound on top of your head to help them stay springy and defined—is the key to smooth, defined, frizz-free curls, while your regular terry-cloth towel is the enemy (its nubby, rough texture causes frizz, while the twisting motion ruins your curl pattern). Convinced? Check out this tutorial on plopping and give it a try.

11. How to Wear Curly Hair Overnight

The trick: Pineapple your curls.

If you’ve got natural curls, you’ve probably heard of—and even tried—pineappling. But if not, hey, this is your life-changing day. Pineappling works on any curl type, from 3a to 4c, and is an easy way to preserve your curls while you sleep so they don’t get pulled out or fuzzed up overnight. And thankfully, it’s easy. Before bed, just flip your head over, gather your curls on the top of your head, and tie them once (or twice, max) with a scrunchie, letting your hair spill forward.

12. How to Get Defined Curls

The trick: Cocktail your own curl cream.

If you can’t find a curl cream that works for your curl type, try making your own using a leave-in and a curl gel. Mix a squeeze of your favorite leave-in conditioner (for hydration) with a squeeze of lightweight gel (for definition), then rake it through your damp, plopped hair, drying it as usual.

13. How to Deep-Condition Curly Hair

The trick: Slather your curls with coconut oil.

Not exactly groundbreaking, but if you’ve never actually tried putting some coconut oil on your curls…welp, here we are with your new hair trick. Before showering, scoop and rake a palmful of coconut oil through your dry (yup, dry) hair until it’s fully saturated, then twist and clip it into a bun for 30 to 45 minutes.

To make it even more moisturizing, diffuse your clipped-up hair on low heat for a few minutes to help the oil penetrate your strands better (or microwave a heating cap and slip it over your oil-saturated hair until it gets cold). Wash and condition your hair as usual, then live your life.

Important note: Coconut oil is heavy. And that’s a good thing—if you have coarse, thick hair or high-porosity hair. But if you have fine curls or low-porosity, you might find a coconut-oil mask is too heavy for your hair (it’ll leave behind a bit of residue even after you shower), so play around with this trick on a day where you’re not, you know, walking the red carpet.

14. How to Style Second-Day Curls

The trick: Make your own curl-refreshing spray.

If second-day hair seems relegated only to beauty vloggers and fairy tales, please meet your new not-at-all-secret weapon: a DIY curl refresher. Although you can cocktail a ton of moisturizing and defining ingredients and play around with the recipe, start with the most basic mix of one part warm water and one part leave-in conditioner. Shake it all up in a spray bottle and mist it over your dry hair until it’s almost damp, then style as usual. If your curls end up drying too fluffy, add a squeeze of gel in with your concoction, re-shake, and re-mist.

15. How to Prevent Frizzy Hair While You Sleep

The trick: Sleep on a silk pillowcase.

Hey, nothing wrong with frizz—it’s a natural part of curly life. But when that overnight frizz leads to tangles and breakage in the morning, we’ve got a problem. If sleeping in a silk/satin bonnet isn’t your thing, try swapping your cotton pillowcase for a satin or silk pillowcase instead. It sounds ~extra~, but your curls can get stuck and knotted on the rougher surface of a cotton case yet will slip and slide over silk/satin. The result: smoother, shinier, less tangled and frizzed-out hair in the morning.

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Dog-loving woman transforms old cupboard into a cosy bed for her beloved ‘fur babies’ and saves over £200

A CREATIVE mum has been praised for making an epic dog bed from an old cupboard. 

The savvy pet owner turned a wooden cabinet into a snug area for her pooches by removing the doors and giving it a spruce up. 

While the old cabinet was plain and brown, the finished result was a stylish blue, and included a fluffy paw-print cushion for her two dogs to relax on. 

The best part of the cute creation is that it only cost her £70, instead of the £300 beds she had found during her research.

Sharing pictures to the DIY on a Budget Facebook group, she wrote: “My furbabies now have a beautiful new bed AKA The dog cupboard!

“Loved creating this for them. Bought the sideboard from a selling site on fb and upcycled it. 

“Cost around £70 in total including the sideboard, paint, bedding, LED lights, draw handles and personalised wooden names. 

“A massive saving to the ones Iv seen which have been £300 plus.”

After the mum uploaded her DIY project, people were seriously impressed and left comments praising her work. 

One said: “Fabulous love it well done.”


And one person raved: “Wow this is amazing thank you for posting i am going to do this.”

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Woman designs waterproof headscarf to encourage more black people to go swimming

95% of black adults and 80% of black children do not go swimming, according to recent figures from Sport England – and a lot of that comes down to haircare.

But now, a British inventor has created a unique waterproof headscarf designed to protect Afro hair, in a bid to encourage more black people to go swimming.

Danielle Obe, 38 from London, came up with the idea for the headscarves – called Nemes – after her daughter Kayla, now six, began to dread going in the pool. She herself had previously given up swimming for two decades because she did not want to risk damage to her hair.

Afro hair can be damaged by the chemicals in swimming pools because it is often naturally drier and more brittle – and the time it can take to moisturise and style hair after swimming can be really offputting.

‘Natural Afro hair grows up and out, not down in length like Caucasian hair,’ says Danielle.

‘The chlorine dries out the hair, causing it to be frizzy, brittle and “thirsty”, which is what causes breakage, hair thinning and – in some cases for women with processed, delicate hair – it falls off if the hair is not thoroughly washed out, conditioned and rehydrated.’

Danielle herself gave up swimming because of how long it would take to style her hair after a dip.

‘Getting into any type of aquatic activity then was a huge no-no. I couldn’t go swimming in the evening after work. If I did, how would I turn up for client meetings the next morning?’ she says.

‘Kayla hates getting soap in and around her face, so when it came time to wash her hair after swimming, she would scream and scream.

‘So one day I promised her we would find a solution, we would work together to create something that protected her hair.’

The pair experimented with different caps when swimming – doubling them up and trying out different brands – until Danielle realised she would need to create something herself.

‘I discovered that swimming caps were originally designed not to protect hair, or keep it from getting wet, but instead to streamline,’ she explains.

‘So I couldn’t find something to keep Kayla’s hair dry because the product was flawed to begin with.’

The headscarves Danielle invented are based on ancient Egyptian designs and will protect all hair types in the water. They are used by her entire family, including three-year-old Eliora and nine-year-old Zachary.

Danielle has also launched the Black Swimming Association, alongside Team GB swimmer Alice Dearing, journalist Seren Jones, and musician and filmmaker Ed Accura, to run in partnership with Swim England.

The charity, the first of its kind in the UK, aims to encourage more BAME people to go swimming, after figures from Sport England revealed 95% of black adults and 80% of black children do not go swimming, according to a survey taken over two years.

‘After I created the design, I began sharing it with people. My aim was to encourage more people to go swimming, but we have also found many people use them in the shower, or to rehydrate their hair.

‘The Nemes can be used by everyone, not just BAME people, to swim, steam, spa or shower and protect colour-treated hair in chlorine water so hair colour lasts longer, and most especially designed for afro-Caribbean hair and hairstyles.’

The scarves are available for pre-order and will go on sale in the spring.

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The 2020 Arnold Sports Festival Has Been Postponed Amid Coronavirus Fears

Arnold Schwarzenegger has just announced that the Arnold Sports Festival, scheduled to take place in Columbus, Ohio this weekend, has been canceled in accordance with CDC guidelines regarding large gatherings of people during the current coronavirus situation.

With more than 250,000 guests expected to attend, Schwarzenegger made the decision to postpone the convention until later this year as a precautionary measure, after discussing options with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther. However, the athletes who have been training to participate in the strongman and bodybuilding events this weekend will still be allowed to compete, albeit without the usual crowd of spectators until the Bodybuilding Championship finals, according to the Columbus local NBC affiliate.

It’s a sad day for me and everyone at the @ArnoldSports team. But we will always put our fans’ health first. After discussions with @GovMikeDeWine, @MayorGinther, and the CDC, we will be postponing the expo because we can’t risk bringing 250,000 people together with #COVID19. pic.twitter.com/Fuzcmapxiy

“It’s a very sad day for me today, because we just had to cancel the Arnold Classic Sports and Fitness Festival, meaning the huge convention, with 25,000 people coming together,” Schwarzenegger said in a video statement on Twitter, adding: “We still will have the Arnold Classic World Bodybuilding Championship, and the Strongman competition, but the rest of it is all canceled, or should I say postponed, because we will have it later on this year.”

“I think it was a wise decision, because under the circumstances, listening to the governor’s concern, the mayor’s concern, the CDC’s concern, and all the expert scientists and the health community and the doctors, I think it was the right thing to do because we want to keep people safe,” he continued. “We want to keep people healthy. We are promoting the health and fitness convention. So to us, we are the biggest and the best in the world, but making money is less important than being healthy and promoting health and fitness. We want people to stay healthy and fit, that’s what it’s all about. So we will postpone it, we will keep you up to date.”

Former World’s Strongest Man winner Hafthor Bjornsson, a.k.a. The Mountain, described the decision to postpone the expo as “sad but understandable news,” and urged fans to watch the strongman competition remotely via the Rogue Fitness YouTube channel.

Up to 20,000 athletes were due to arrive at the convention center to take part in 80-plus sports and fitness events. According to Columbus Public Health Commissioner Dr. Mysheika Roberts, a number of athletes who were traveling to the event from coronavirus-affected countries (including China, Iran, South Korea, Japan, and Italy) have been excluded from competition.

WHIO reports that the 4,000 spectators who had already purchased tickets to the Arnold Classic Finals on Saturday night will still be allowed to attend, as this number of people does not contradict CDC guidelines.

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Nike Released Pastel Sneakers So Cute, Even Unicorns Would Be Jealous

Nike Released Pastel Sneakers So Cute, Even Unicorns Would Be Jealous

I’m clutching my chest right now, because I just discovered these brand-new Nike Pastel Air Max 720 Sneakers ($180) at ASOS. These shoes are straight-up magical with their pastel accents. I want to wear them to work, to brunch, to the doctor’s office — hell, you can bury me in them. Nike rarely releases such playful designs, so I predict these unicorn-like kicks will sell out in a matter of days.

Besides being pretty to look at, the shoes are also quite comfy. Read on to check out every detail of these fun shoes, then treat yourself to a pair. Don’t hesitate, because I can predict the future, and I know the shop page will read “out of stock” soon enough. Who else is so excited for these sneakers?

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Forget the Strictly curse – why ‘Dumped on Dancing On Ice’ trend is just as toxic for celebs splits like Maura & Curtis

YOU’VE heard of the Strictly Curse but it seems that there is another dancing show determined to shatter celebrity romances across the board.

The Dancing on Ice dumping is the show's equivalent to the so-called Strictly curse.

Maura Higgins and Curtis Pritchard announced that they had parted ways this week, after a month of her performing on the live shows of Dancing on Ice.

And they are certainly not the first couple to be hit with the curse as throughout the course of the show, some participants have gone from skating partners to romantic partners.

While not all relationships see exes pairing off with their skating partners, the pressure and busy schedule of the show has been known to drive partners apart.

Here are the stars who have had a frosty end to their romances following their time on the rink…

Curtis Prichard and Maura Higgins

Curtis and Maura announced their split this week after just seven months together following their stint on Love Island last summer.

The break up was put down to the couple’s “busy schedules” keeping them apart a month after Maura first appeared on Dancing On Ice.

Among speculation that Curtis had kissed professional dancer Amber Pierson who he performs with on tour, it wasMaura’s hectic dancing schedule that had finally seen them call it quits.

An insider told the MailOnline “In the weeks leading up to their breakup they had hardly seen each other, with Curtis on tour and Maura performing on Dancing On Ice.

“But she has been so upset since, this is her normal life and she did truly love Curtis.”

Megan Barton-Hansen and Wes Nelson

A second Love Island couple to face the curse, Megan Barton-Hanson and Wes Nelson saw their relationship crumble after his appearance on the show.

The split was thought to have been sparked by Wes’ relationship with his dancing partner Vanessa Bauer.

Megan slammed Vanessa after the DOI launch for "not looking her in the eye" and announcing her "tactical breakup" from circus performer Louis Nathaniel just hours beforehand.

She was furious at the professional skater for not introducing herself.

At first Vanessa stayed silent about the DOI drama, but later liked tweets branding Megan “jealous and insecure”.

Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies

Another couple to dart straight from Love Island to the rink were Kem and Amber back in 2017.

The couple ended their romance just four months after winning the show, and fellow islander Alex Bowen blamed DOI for their split.

Speaking to the Sun at the time of their split he said: “The fact Kem got Dancing On Ice – that will be taking up a lot of his time.

“They get on but they don't have time for each other."

Jake Quickenden and Danielle Fogarty

Jake split from his long term partner and fiancé Danielle Fogarty shortly after he won the show.

While he said that their split had nothing to do with the show he did admit that producers “deliberately” paired up skaters who would get along.

He said of the bosses:“They always put you with maybe who you can… maybe you’ll get on, but most people are coupled up and nobody wants to ruin a relationship.

“But you can see why it might happen, you spend a lot of time with people, dancing and stuff.”

Matt Lapinskas and Shona McGarty

EastEnders actor Matt and skating pro Brianne Delcourt denied rumours of a romance after they were paired up on the series as Matt was in a relationship with his co-star Shona McGarty at the time.

After the series ended they announced they were a couple but both insisted their romance only developed after Matt had become single.

However after Matt moved on from Brianne with a theatre co-star the devastated skater spilt the beans to The Sun, saying: "He pursued me behind Shona’s back. Lots of people warned me but I didn’t listen.

"I’ve stood by and lied for him about when we got together as I loved him and didn’t want to hurt Shona."

Sylvain Longchambon and Samia Ghadie

Pro skater Sylvain and Corrie star Samia may now be one of the success stories of the show after welcoming their son in 2015 and getting hitched in 2016.

But at the time they courted controversy as the French hunk had been in a two-year relationship with another soap actress – Jennifer Metcalfe.

At the time, the Hollyoaks star had told The Sun that the Frenchman had dumped her on Christmas Day, revealing: "It's like death. I felt gutted. It was the worst Christmas ever.”

But Jen has now moved on with Geordie Shore star Greg Lake with whom she shares son Daye.

Equally Samia had been dating co-star Will Thorp but the pair shockingly split around the same time that Syvain left Jen.

What is the Strictly curse?

The "curse

Due to the harsh schedules, sexy dance moves and close quarters with their partners, their off-screen romances sometimes suffer as a result.

Strictly became known as cursed after a series of very public break-ups from participants, and ever since more and more fan favourites have succumbed to the "curse".

Over the course of fifteen series of the BBC favourite, nearly a dozen couples have split up thanks to their time on the show.

Beth Tweddle and Steven Cryer

The couple had been dating for three years before she got her skates on back in 2013.

The gymnast split from Steven half way through the series, and he later revealed that he had been given the chuck via text.

Speaking exclusively to the Sun on Sunday at the time he blamed Dancing On Ice for their separation.

He said: “I think fame has gone to Beth's head.

“But when the show ends and the bubble bursts, she'll come down to Earth with a bang. There will be no Olympics, noDancing On Iceand I won't be there. It will just be a void."

Frankie Poultney and David Seaman

The legendary England goalie and pro skater were paired together on the show but both in marriages at the time.

Following the end of the series they both ended their respective marriages and fell in love during the live tour in 2008.

They've turned out to be another success story as the couple went on to get married in 2015.

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Miley Cyrus Just Got Another Tattoo and It's Not Tiny

Miley Cyrus has had one whirlwind of a year and she’s commemorated a lot of it through some fresh — and wild — body art.

Since her split with Liam Hemsworth back August this year, she’s taken to tattooing certain memorable things on her body. From vacations with new flings like Kaitlynn Carter to special dates like her dad’s birth year, she’s continued to permanently mark her body in honor of her year of growth, adventure and new loves.

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One of the first major designs she got post-split was the Visconti of Milan Coat of Arms, which was a tribute to her trip to Italy with Brody Jenner’s ex, Carter. The steamy PDA-packed trip took place just days after it was announced that she and the Australian hunk were calling it quits and that tattoo happened only a week or two following.

Then, just days later for the 2019 VMAs, she stepped out with two more new tattoos, which were later seen close-up in Instagram posts. One was lyrics from a Pixie’s song and the year her dad was born, 1961.

Her desire for new tattoos has really picked up since getting together with now-boyfriend Cody Simpson. In fact, she’s taken to showing off her new tats alongside him and his new designs in nearly-naked mirror selfies.

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One of her most recent ones, though, may hold the most direct message to her divorce. On December 7, artist Winter Stone shared a picture of the “Wrecking Ball” singer’s new ink, which has “freedom” written across the bottom of her knuckles.

To see all of Cyrus’ tattoos since her split with Hemsworth, keep scrolling.

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Christian Yelich Will Reportedly Receive Close To $200 Million On New Deal

The Milwaukee Brewers are reportedly closing in on a mega deal with their franchise star.

According to multiple reports, the NL Central club and All-Star outfielder Christian Yelich are nearing an extension worth around $200 million.

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (subscription required) reported that the deal will be nine-year pact “in the $215 million range.” The expectation, according to Rosenthal, is that the contract will be announced this Friday.

ESPN’s Jeff Passan also reported that Yelich’s new deal will be something close to $215 million, and it will run through 2028.

But according to Bob Nightengale and Jesse Yomtov of USA Today reported that the Yelich deal will be for seven years worth $188.5 million.

At any rate, the Brewers are about to lock up their franchise star for the remainder of his prime years, and it’s obviously a huge step for an organization that rarely hands out giant contracts, let alone nine-figure deals.

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As Nightengale noted, Yelich is under contract for two more years; he signed a seven-year pact worth a modest $49.57 million with the Miami Marlins before the 2015 season. In two years, Yelich will no longer be on one of the league’s best bargain contracts, but rather deservedly paid as a top-tier superstar.

Yelich’s extension will come just a couple of weeks after owner Mark Attanasio admitted that the team had an operating loss during the 2019 season, even though they made the playoffs while finishing eighth in league attendance.

Milwaukee acquired Yelich in a blockbuster trade with Miami in Jan. 2018, and he enjoyed quite the breakout year with his new team. Yelich earned his first All-Star selection and the aforementioned 2018 NL MVP award after guiding Milwaukee all the way to Game 7 of the NLCS, where they lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He earned a second All-Star selection in 2019 after batting .329 with 44 home runs and 97 RBI, helping the Brewers nab the second wild card spot in the NL.

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Mrs Hinch left red-faced after declaring Lee Ryan from Blue is her celebrity crush… without realising he follows her

MRS Hinch was left red-faced after she admitted Lee Ryan from Blue is her “celebrity crush” – and saw her video and replied to her on Instagram. 

The cleaning sensation, 30, declared her love for the singer, 36, without realising he follows her popular account. 

Mrs Hinch, whose real name is Sophie Hinchliffe, had uploaded a fun clip of her cleaning her washing machine to Blue’s One Love track. 

She captioned it: “Who's your celeb crush? Mine is Lee from Blue, I wonder if he likes my washing machine drawer.”

Swiftly after posting the funny video, she was quick to share an embarrassed video saying that Lee is actually one of her 3.2million followers but she was unaware of this. 

Sophie said: “I have gone so red… Lee from Blue follows me and I don't know why I didn't see this before. I think I was following a fan page!

“And I feel hot, if you see this, ‘Hi, I'm Mrs Hinch, I don't normally look like this!’ I can't even talk!”

The saga continued when Mrs Hinch revealed that Lee had seen her message and was aware of her infatuation.

She said: “Erm, it's now come up as seen! He's seen my message! What is wrong with me? Jamie is cracking up, I'm literally shaking, I've had Lee on my wall for 30 years, I keep dribbling!”

It turned out that the boyband star had even messaged Mrs Hinch back in January after she had said she had previously said she loved him. 

He had then responded with a heart emoji, saying: “Everyone is sending me that video you posted.” 

Yesterday, Mrs Hinch replied: “Oh my gosh! I can't believe I missed your message! I was following a fan account not you real account! 

“But hi I'm Mrs Hinch and just think you're fab! 

“And you have an amazing voice. Ps: I had a poster of Blue on my bedroom wall for four years! And I drew a heart around your face all the best! Xxx.”

Mrs Hinch’s night was made even further when Lee sent her a personal video message, which said: “Amazing, so happy, thank you so much and yeah, yeah, wow. I feel privileged. Go on Mrs Hinch!”

Mrs Hinch has racked up a loyal following of fans, and is particularly endearing thanks to her heartwarming and comical bloopers. 

In November, she was left in hysterics after accidentally telling her 2.9million followers that she uses Durex instead of Dulux on her walls. 

And when she was pregnant with baby Ronnie, she recommended bum oil to her large following – not realising what it was. 

Mrs Hinch appeared on Virgin Radio on Chris Evans Breakfast Show last year and admitted she feels it is “daunting” how she has been “dropped into the public eye.”

In a clip posted on the Virgin Radio Instagram, she spoke of her friendship with Loose Women star Stacey Solomon and how the TV star had reached out to her. 

Mrs Hinch said: “She’s helped me so much. It’s daunting when I don’t know how this has happened this journey, I don’t know how I’ve dropped into this public eye.

“But somehow it’s happened and with a newborn and everything it can be quite scary and Stacey messaged me one day and said ‘are you alright?’

“And I was like no! And she turned up at my house with McDonald’s.”

We previously revealed stunning photos inside Mrs Hinch's immaculate grey home, where even Baby Ronnie's nursery is spotless.

We tried to live up to Mrs Hinch's cleaning challenge – but did we manage it?

Mrs Hinch uses fabric softener and boiling water to get her sink gleaming– and it’ll leave your kitchen smelling of fresh laundry.

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Wendy Williams Claims She and Nene hoods 'Were Followed' During Department Store Shopping Trip in New York City

Wendy Williams ended her weekend shopping spree with The Real Housewives of Atlanta franchise stars Nene Leakes and Marlo Hampton on a low note.

During Monday’s episode of The Wendy Williams Show, the 55-year-old TV personality told viewers that she and her famous friends stopped at luxury department Bergdorf Goodman during their recent day out in New York City. The trio spent money on a lavish suite, gowns and food throughout the day, but that didn’t stop security guards from treating them “like the hood,” according to Williams.

“Nene sent her car. The car picked me up [and] dropped me off at Bergdorf. The girls were waiting. This is like a glamour suite they have at Bergdorf,” she explained. “We each had a sales girl. We gave them each of our sizes. They’re fetching stuff…Nene bought a handful of gowns. Marlo charged a whole bunch of stuff.”

“We not just shopped, we went upstairs and had lunch—the whole bit. The three of us take over. And can I tell you something about security? They treated us like ‘the hood’ that they treat us,” she shared.

Williams then rubbed the back of her hand, implying that the discrimination was racially charged.

She concluded: “You can earn what you want. You can do what you want, but when you are what you are, you better not be surprised about how people treat you. We were followed like we were about to do something.”

Bergdorf Goodman did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment. A rep for the company told Essence in an email: “We take each of our customers’ concerns seriously and we regret not meeting… expectations.”

Earlier this year, Williams made headlines when she claimed that Leakes was not only quitting The Real Housewives of Atlanta, but also keeping a giant “secret” from the public.

Days later, the reality star responded in her own YouTube video, insisting that she was not walking away from the hit Bravo series that catapulted her to fame and made her a household name. But as for that “secret,” she was baffled, telling her followers that she had no idea to what Williams was referring.

But now, Leakes has the clarification she needed — just don’t expect her to spill the secret!

“I know what she meant, and I will never share it,” Leakes, 52, recently told PEOPLE. “I don’t even know why she even made it sound like that. It’s nothing series. It’s not even that serious.”

“It’s not what people think it is,” Leakes added. “People think it’s a health issue, maybe something’s wrong with my kids or my family, but it’s nothing. Everyone’s fine. My husband is fine. My kids are fine. We’re all happy and healthy, so y’all can just stop trying to poke around and figure it out, because it’s not worth your time.”

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