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VLOG: Color Transformation with Q & A with Professional Colorist!

Hello my gems 💎!

After crazy technical difficulties, I am beyond happy to finally able to show you all the details of my color transformation! You’ll see my color transformation from start to finish with detailed Q & A with professional hairstylist ➰& colorist 🎨 Aymen of! He provides an explanation of the entire process, how to maintain colored natural hair and products used. Watch the full video below for the info and to see more of us clowning the entire appointment!😂😩

Why did I get highlights instead of coloring full head?

I went for the highlights as I wanted a change but wasn’t ready to commit to a full head of color! Prior to this, my hair had only been colored 1 time when I was in high school yearssss ago. So, it’s been a minute since having to care for colored hair and wanted to baby step into it to ensure I didn’t damage my hair in the process.


What was the process?

As apart of the process with my Colorist, Aymen, I went in for a color consultation where he did a strand test of coloring my hair to see how it reacted to the color, how quickly it colored and to ensure the health of my hair and my curls weren’t impacted!

To keep my desire to color my hair a secret from everyone (including my husband!) I hid the strand teat patch in my hair for 3 weeks before getting the highlights! Watch the video to see how I almost ruined to surprise for my husband 😂🤦🏽‍♀️

I hope you enjoy watching this detailed video with the Q & A with professional Hairstylist & Colorist Aymen. I wanted to ensure anyone else interested in coloring their hair could come get their questions answered all in 1 video while seeing the full process!


Questions asked to Colorist:

  1. What causes blonde color treated hair to look ashy/dusty on naturals?
  2. Once it gets to that ashy/dusty look, how can you bring the blonde back to life?
  3. How much product should I expect to use to color hair?
  4. Why is saturation important in the coloring process?
  5. How long does each step in the process take?


Let me know if you like the honey blonde highlights 🍯or my natural cold black hair better? Vote below! 👇🏾


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How to Slay & Lay Edges


Products used:

Edge Control Brush 

Eco Styler Black Cast & Flaxseed Gel 


I always get questions on how I lay my edges and what products I use. So, I am showing you today!


Do you prefer to lay your edges or rocking them in their natural state? Leave a comment letting me know!


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Mardi Gras Inspired Makeup

Happy Fat Tuesday!⚜️🎭Mardi Gras 💜 💚inspired makeup. I want to try different makeup looks that differ from my usual neutral looks.

How do you think I did?⁣

Drop your recommendations for a good eyeshadow palette with a variety of colors! ⁣





















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DIY Lip Scrub for dry lips!

o you use a lip scrub? Let me know below! 👇🏾⁣⠀
Self care Sunday love for you lips! Winter can leave your lips dry like Tyrone Biggums! 😂 👀⁣⠀
First things first, if you notice your lips are dry, drink more water! You have to hydrate from the inside out! ⁣⠀
Next, try this lip scrub to exfoliate the dry skin. 3 simple ingredients your probably already have in your home – honey 🍯, olive oil ✨and brown sugar.⁣⠀



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Styling a Wash N’ Go with Gold Accessories

Hey my Gems, welcome back!!

Creme of Nature Pure Honey line is! The products work good, feel good ANDDD smell goood! (Peep my video for the animated recap of that quote! 🙂

I did a full review on their collection here but wanted to show my Gems how I easily style a wash n’ go with their line! Wash N’ Gos are a quick and easy style for naturals but sometimes you want to spice it up! Watch how I transform my basic wash n’ go to this cute and easy style.

List of products used:

Creme of Nature Pure Honey Shampoo 
Creme of Nature Pure Honey Hair Mask 
Creme of Nature Pure Honey Knot-Away Leave-In Detangler 
Creme of Nature Pure Honey Leave-In Conditioner 
Creme of Nature Twisting Cream 
Creme of Nature Edge Control 

Other Videos referenced:

Creme of Nature Pure Honey Line – Product Review with Braidout Tutorial 

Defined & Juicy Wash N’ Go using only 3 products! 

Theodore Vernell’s Jumbo Bonnet & Shower Cap Review 

Do you have a product you want me to review? Comment below or email me!

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Please be aware that links listed might be affiliate links which means is that by clicking them and purchasing through them, you are helping me earn credits or money towards helping me, my family, and my channel! It won’t cost you anything extra! 🙂

At times, products mentioned may have been sent to me for free for my HONEST opinion and review and at times I may be compensated for it.

All information, and video are the property of ToBeRuby, and should not be used anywhere else before permission has been approved. All thoughts and comments are just that and ToBeRuby will not be held liable for actions of others.

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Date Night Hair: Flirty Fro Hawk

Quick and easy tutorial on how to create a frohawk! Perfect hairstyle to freshen an old wash n’ go, old twist or even to style on freshly washed hair fro date night, work or just a day in the life

This is an easy style for those who just started their natural hair journey and don’t know how to style their hair or for those who just want variety in their hairstyles!

Products used:

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Headwrap Updo with Cantu!

Natural hair gives you a great deal of versatility in styling from wash n gos, twist outs, braids, protective styles, puffs – you name it! Today, I am showing you how I created a quick and easy head wrap updo using Cantu’s Head Wrap and styling products!

Product used:

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Have you tried wearing a head wrap?

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Curl Cap Review – Hat for Curly Hair!

Sometimes you just need to slap on a hat, put on some trap music and get ish done! However, that’s not an easy feat when you have hair like mine that’s thicker than a porpoise !😩

I’ve been seeing the Curl Cap on social media and wanted to try it! At first, looking at the hat with pretty much the back missing admittedly looked kind of crazy. 😂 I’m giving you a full review on the Curl Cap and sharing my thoughts!

Would you try a Curl Cap?

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Mask Monday with Ole Henriksen

Mask Monday essentials compliments of Ole Henriksen. I’ve been using their Hygge HydraClay Detox Mask for over a year now and love the results. So, when I learned about the launch of their new Dark Spot Toner, I was anxious to give it a try!

Hyperpigmentation is one of the challenges I face with my skin.  This toner boasts to reduce the look of dark spots, smoothes & brightens skin texture while targeting fine lines and wrinkles in as little as 7 days! After cleansing, I applied the Dark Spot Toner followed by the Hygge HydraClay Detox Mask and let it sit while poppin’ champagne! 🥂 for a in home spa treatment.

Babyyyyy I already love the results! Skin has a beautiful glow ✨, smooth texture without being irritated I have been using it about 3 days now and going to try it the full 7 days to see the full results! Subscribe to my blog for my final review!

Beauty with Ruby Tip:

Use the toner at night to maximize the overnight benefits. Apply sunscreen the next morning (🗣YOU NEED TO WEAR SUNSCREEN DAILY!) but especially after using this toner due to the active ingredients.

Do you use a toner as a part of your beauty routine?  

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Dipped Manicures are better than No Chip!

Real nails! 🙌🏾 For yearssss, I wore full sets. I kind of went backwards in adventurousness because in college I legit only wore clear gel overlay. Like dats it. No bright colors to express my youth 😂. No nothing …unless I was going on vacation then I’d get a bright color! 👙⠀

Then, I slowly but surely ventured into wearing colored polish but was still only pinks 💕and pastels. Now look at me, wearing black nails with a glitter ✨ nail to put some stank on it! 😂 ⠀

When no chip manicures came out, I loved the idea of them being better for your nails than acrylics and lasting much longer than a traditional manicure 💅🏾 I was hooked!⠀

Untilllll, I was introduced to dipped manicures by my cousin. Selena! Y’all, I’m👏🏾 never 👏🏾 going 👏🏾back! ⠀

Dipped Manicures:

  • Last 2-3 weeks
  • Application time is about the same amount of ⏰ as a no chip
  • No harsh UV ☀️lights
  • Super durable 🙌🏾 like an overlay!
  • No tools ⚒ to remove = better for nails
  • When you remove, nails are strong💪🏽 ! ⠀

Have you tried dipped manicure?