CURLYFEATURE – MEET Britt

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Britt

Hi curlies!  I’m Britt and I’ve been “natural” my whole life.  Every time I got my hair done as a little girl, I was met with threats by my grandmother to NEVER put a relaxer in my hair.  In elementary school, I was the girl bouncing down the hallway making all types of noise with beads at the end of my braids.  Somehow, that made me forget that I was hollering about the hair dryer the night before!  I got my hair pressed for the first time in the sixth grade and that became my regular hair style.  Pressed, curled and flowy hair was my idea of beauty because that’s how most of my favorite celebrities styled their hair.    (more…)...
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CURLYFEATURE – MEET  Iman

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Iman

Hi curly girls I'm Iman. For starters I'm 22. I am currently a college student majoring in Computer Information Systems. Honestly I don't really have a great or fantastic reason for joining the natural community. I just decided one day that I wanted to start the natural process and that's what I did. I have been fully natural for about 2 years now. Initially I started transitioning in Nov. 2014 , but that was definitely a no go for me. So in June of 2015 I spontaneously decided to do the big chop. Doing so was not a hard decision for me because I've had my hair cut super short once before. So I guess I just had the mentality of the song "Let it Go" from the movie Frozen. I can say that on my natural journey I have realized managing my hair has been a much easier process than I thought. My # 1 rule for maintaining my natural crown...
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CURLYFEATURE – MEET Meika

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Meika

Hi my name is Meika. I started transitioning back to natural in Oct 2010. I made the choice simply because I was over my hair growing to a certain length, and eventually breaking off. I didn’t know what I was doing wrong. I transitioned for two full years slowly cutting out the relaxed hair. I at that point was still straightening my hair every two weeks but it was growing long and healthy. In the midst of transitioning my stylist, and I noticed my hair was actually pretty curly and coily! I had no idea because my lovely mother relaxed my hair at 10; so I never really knew my natural texture. (more…)...
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CURLYFEATURE – MEET Brittany

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Brittany

Hiiiii Beauties & CURLfriends! My name is Brittany, and some may know me as “BeautywithBJ” on Youtube and Instagram. Let me first start by confessing: while many may have decided to go natural, I was sort of forced to. Forced as in, I didn’t have much of a choice once I experienced a cute protective style gone WRONG and the results were irreversible. [In short: I had Senegalese twists installed. When the stylist installed them she used beeswax AND Spritz in my hair, unbeknownst to me. It was not until I kept them in for about 1.5 months and tried to take them out that I realized my hair had begun to lock and knot in the majority of places around my head].  My only option was to cut it off and start over. (more…)...
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CURLYFEATURE – MEET Bri

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Bri

Hi I'm Bri, I first started going natural in 2011.I was over spending money on perms and visits to the hair salon. I cut my permed hair into a short style and transitioned out of the short style by using protective styling. As my hair got longer I began using heating tools which damaged my hair. I did my second big chop(my current style) myself at the end of 2015 to get rid of the damage. I love my short natural cut but I plan to start growing it out this year. (more…)...
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CurlyFeature – Meet Stephanie Johnson

CurlyFeature – Meet Stephanie Johnson

My name is Stephanie and I'm a 21-year-old beauty, life and style blogger. I started my natural hair journey in June 2013. I wanted a fresh start because my hair had been through so many relaxers, head damage and color damage. So, with a pair of clippers (and help from my brother) I shaved my head completely. This was a pivotal moment in my life. This transition was hard and more mentally challenging than anything. However, going natural was the best decision I've made by far. I've learned to love myself, my hair and my skin. I now have more confidence and appreciation for what was given to me to work with! My #1 rule for maintaining my curls is hydration!  I have low porosity hair, so making sure that it's properly moisturized is the key to keeping my curls from being damaged. I also prefer to detangle with my fingers to prevent further breakage and tangles. I love to use...
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