CURLYFEATURE – MEET Dominique

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Dominique

Hey beauties, My name is Dominique, this is my second time going natural and doing my big chop. The first time I decided to do my big chop my hair was in very bad condition from relaxers and hair dye. I was natural for exactly a year and then put another relaxer in my hair which was a huge mistake. So I did big cop #2 because I missed my curls so much. And just having healthy natural hair in general. As of now I've been natural for 1 year and 2 months. I love being natural so much. It's given me a new kind of confidence that I didn't have before. I'm constantly trying new hairstyles on my hair and watching YouTube tutorials lol. But my go to style is two strand twist out. My hair loves it and it makes my hair retain length and hold moisture. It's amazing all the things you can do with your hair. My rule...
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CURLYFEATURE – MEET Yolanda

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Yolanda

Hello! My name is Yolanda B. I am a Web Design student and Mom. I decided to cut off all of my perm at the beginning of my pregnancy in 2011 due to damage from harsh chemicals however, after my big chop I continued to wear weaves. I pretty much never showed my natural hair and continued to damage it by not caring for it and flat ironing my "leave out" to blend. It was not until recently, about 2 years ago that I decided to go cold turkey and big chop once more. I gave up weaves, my blow dryer, and straight styles. So, I have really only been ACTIVELY natural for 2 years and it has been a wonderful experience.   What motivated me to make the committed transition was that I wanted to feel beautiful on the outside and comfortable with who I was. I was tired of not wanting to leave the house if my weave wasn't done, spending...
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CURLYFEATURE – MEET  Destiny

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Destiny

Hi curlfriends! I'm Destiny. I've been natural since May of 2013. Years before, I remember telling my mom (a hairstylist) that I really wanted an afro. She told me that I would have to cut all my hair off and I just wasn't up for that. Some time went by and I started seeing more and more natural hair videos on YouTube. Lo and behold, I discovered transitioning! I was so excited to learn that I didn't have to chop all my hair off to have a fro! I had my last relaxer September of 2012 and never looked back. My original plan was to transition for two years, but I couldn't wait and cut off my relaxed ends months later. I had been getting relaxers since I was four years old, so I had no idea what my "real" hair looked like, but when I saw it I fell in love! I want to encourage everyone to be chemical free. Kick the...
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CURLYFEATURE – Meet Naqua

CURLYFEATURE – Meet Naqua

Hi! My name is Naqua. Im a licensed cosmetologist and I have a 3 year old daughter. I did my big chop a little over a year ago. It's literally the best decision I could have made . Once I was able to figure out my routine and how to manage and define my curls , it was so liberating and easy to manage my hair . This was not an easy journey though . I remember going through the transition faze not really knowing what that meant . So even though I hadn't relaxed my hair for several years I was still straightening the crap out of it lol. This of course caused heat damage . All I wanted was wash and go hair but my wash and go did not look good at all . Then I discovered all the  protective styles . So I was doing twist outs and perm rod sets , but this was very time...
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CURLYFEATURE – MEET ALEXIS MOORE

CURLYFEATURE – MEET ALEXIS MOORE

My natural hair story. I went natural because there was no other way for me to go... My natural hair journey really began in the summer of 2015 when I decided to go three months with no heat. Even though I was already off the creamy crack for close to ten years; it didn't matter; I was addicted to heat (Wash-blow dry-straighten) so the damage was already done. My no heat challenge was only suppose to last for ninety days. After doing three months so easily I said to myself why not go three more months and I did it. During those six months I did protective styling via wigs. I took my time and watched various videos on how to care for my natural hair. Unfortunately, I had a ton of heat damage in my hair. I decided to put myself on a strict hair care regime. I used the Aphogee Two-Step recovery treatment twice, once in November and once in December of...
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CURLYFEATURE – MEET Talaya

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Talaya

Hii lovelies! My name is Talaya, and once I went natural, I NEVER went back! Lol. I've been natural for about a year and a half now. I've cut my hair into a pixie style several times now, but it wasn't until my last big chop that I became 100% natural and stopped getting relaxers. I absolutely love all natural hair. I feel that it is so beautiful and brings so much personality to the table! I cut my hair in May of 2015 and let it grow until August of 2016 before I decided to chop it all off again lol. (I do that A LOT) I've always had naturally curly hair, but I've always gotten relaxers, I would dye my hair, bleach my hair, and straighten it like crazy. It wasn't until I realized that my curls were completely fried and stringy and straight that I knew I had to take that plunge into the natural world. Now, with that...
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CURLYFEATURE – MEET VIA

CURLYFEATURE – MEET VIA

Hey! Sounds like something I'd love to support! I guess my #1 rule would be....MOISTURE! When my hair doesn't have the correct amount & type of moisture, it is frizzy, undefined and just a HOTT MESS! I love a nice hydrating shampoo and conditioner duo that doesn't strip my hair. Growing up I always loved seeing beautiful ethnic hair and all of its unique variations, wishing my hair could could be "pretty curly" like theirs as I straightened the life out of my hair..LITERALLY! After years of Heat damage I decided enough is enough. I was going to commit to finding out how to maintain my curls! After watching YouTubers like, glamtwinz and lipstickncurls I decided I was going to cut down on straightening my hair. The more information and techniques I learned about, the more my hair started to revert back to it's natural curl pattern and GROW! And I fall in morr in love with my hair everyday!...
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CURLYFEATURE – MEET Kiondra

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Kiondra

Hey guys, My name is Kiondra and I am obsessed with natural hair! I transitioned for 1 year and have been natural for 3 years now! It has been a JOURNEY to say the least, full of ups and downs, but it has been 100% worth it. I decided to return natural because I had been wearing weaves for a few years in college to protect my hair since I played a sport and was constantly working out without time to properly care for my hair. Once I graduated, I wanted to wear my own hair instead of weave, but I didn't want to go back to the getting perms and risk my hair breaking off or becoming damaged. I was entirely too scared and no where near confident enough to go straight to the big chop, so I decided I would transition until I was ready to chop off the remaining permed ends. During my transition I learned a lot about...
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CURLYFEATURE – MEET Taegan

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Taegan

My name is Taegan, I have been transitioning for 4 years. I never even knew that I had a curl pattern until I went to college because I wasnt able to go home like I wanted to, to get my relaxers. So, when I saw my hair growing curls, I was amazed. I called my mom and said: "Hey, I have curls!" and she laughed and said "Yeah, you've always had them, but when you were younger, I had no idea what to do with your hair so, I relaxed it.". I was so mad at her - but transitioning was a great learning experience for me, so I wasn't too mad. My hair has always long, but it never grew, it was always the same length, (while relaxed) which frustrated me because I always wanted long straight hair, until the curly roots said "hello" to me! So, since my hair has always been long, I refused to big chop because...
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CURLYFEATURE – MEET Quinn

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Quinn

Hi, My name is Quinn and i have been natural for almost 4 years. It's been a long journey with trial and error but i have learned a lot about my hair as well. I have a 7 yr old daughter and at the time i just thought about how unhealthy my hair felt. Looking back, i am so happy that i made that decision, just because she watched how i learned to love my hair again. And because of that, she learned to love her hair as well. She's aware of the fact that her hair is way different compared to other girls from her class but she definitely doesn't want any other. The reason why I went BACK natural was because it was so damaged from the hair dye and flat iron that i used everyday. It felt really stringy and thin, i actually wanted to big chop to start all over again. But eventually i didn't and just cut off all...
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