CURLYFEATURE – MEET Brittane

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Brittane

Moisture is key when it comes to maintaining my curls. That usually means deep conditioning at least twice a month. Sometimes I'll use store bought, but I love making my own using avocado, eggs, honey, and banana. Occasional water only rinsing in between styles and sealing with coconut oil has also helped keep my hair hydrated.  I had super heat/chemically damaged hair and knew the only way to regrow it was to stop flat ironing and focus on the overall health of my hair. It was not easy, it took a lot of trial and error and hours of watching youtube tutorials to finally get a hang of it. I unknowingly transitioned for about a year slowly cutting off the damage. Once I saw those full, juicy curls I was hooked! I was natural my entire childhood, but as I got to high school I began flat ironing almost daily all through college. Once I graduated college I had a friend give me a box...
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CURLYFEATURE – MEET Kaitlan Flowers

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Kaitlan Flowers

Deep condition! I haven't had a trim in a year and I definitely believe it's because I deep condition regularly. I was curious to see what my curls looked like. I eventually realized how damaged and unhealthy my hair was so I made a choice to love what God gave me and make sure I paid attention to it. I've technically been natural all my life but I ALWAYS straightened my hair so I never knew that my curls even existed. I had serious heat damage. On top of my heat damage, I tried to go blonde and my hair became BONE STRAIGHT and Oh so dry! It was awful. After a year of trying to grow that out I became frustrated and just chopped it all off. Best decision I've ever made! I grew to love my unadulterated curls and kinks. Now I just do my best to make sure it's healthy! Instagram: @kaaiit_thegreat Snapchat: @kaaiit_thegreat Twitter: @kaaiit_thegreat Youtube: Kaaiit_theGreat https://youtu.be/-6saIOJRozE...
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CurlyFeature – Meet Ally Dominique

CurlyFeature – Meet Ally Dominique

Heyy! Im Ally Dominique, my main rule I that I use for maintaining my curls are DEEP CONDITIONING! For a while I never saw the importance of deep conditioning until I saw that my growth process started retrogressing. Also, I wasn't paying attention to how often I would moisturize, which also played a large role. What made me go "natural", was that one of best friends had actually convinced me to try it. She'd been natural for about a year when I initially started and it honestly was more of an experiment for myself. I'd always seen pictures of how thick and long my hair was before I started consistently getting perms so I wanted to see if it would've done the same after all these years. Mind you, I started getting perms at the age of 5 and recently stopped at the age of 21. I'd transitioned for about 11 months, and on February 10 2014, I'd cut all of my perm ends...
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CurlyFeature – Meet Shalisia Petrova

CurlyFeature – Meet Shalisia Petrova

Hi! My name is Shalisia Petrova and I'm 20 years old.  I started my hair journey in 2013 after years of relaxers and heat damage. I missed the thickness of my hair. After using relaxers since 8 years old my hair had become thin and really brittle. I decided to do a big chop, with the help of my mom, to bring my hair back to health. I'm a firm believer that health and beauty starts from the inside out so that it was truly gave me the push to my decision. I wanted to be chemical free. Doing the big chop was the best choice I've made. I felt so free and so much more myself. It was a journey. A journey that taught me patience, commitment, and how to truly care for my curls. It's a journey that teaches you, you are beautiful, just as you are. ...
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CurlyFeature – Meet Nona Simone

CurlyFeature – Meet Nona Simone

Hi beauties! My name is Nona Simone, I'm 20 years old and so in love with my natural hair. I believe that every texture, curl and kink is beautiful so id like to inspire other curly girls out there to love and embrace their natural hair as well. I am so proud of being a curly girl with the confidence to rock the hair that God has given me. Being natural has taught me to be patient, and to love myself always. I've been natural most of my life because growing up bi-racial, (Caucasian and African) I was always taught by my grandmother to embrace my naturally thick curly textured hair. It wasn't until my preteen years in junior high school that i was influenced to bleach, dye and straighten my hair in an attempt to fit in with the crowd at a predominantly hispanic school. Im not too sure what caused me to stop but after my eighteenth birthday I dyed...
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CurlyFeature -Meet Shauna Beni

CurlyFeature -Meet Shauna Beni

Hello! My name is Shauna Beni and I am currently a senior at Plattsburgh State University. I am also the President of a natural hair club on campus called K.I.N.K.S (Kollectively Inspiring Naturally Curly Hair Students). My natural hair journey started back in high school during 2013. From the age of 10, I was always getting my hair straightened because I did not know how to appreciate my natural curls. Also because I felt prettier when I was able to look more like my friends and models in the magazines, due to the harsh stigma towards natural hair. My hair had been through endless heat and color damage for a few years so I decided to get back on track with the healthy hair journey. I was not ready for the big chop, so I took it step by step, trimming my ends every three months and completely stopped using dye and minimized the use of heat. Fortunately, I did...
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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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CurlyFeature – Meet Chantell

CurlyFeature – Meet Chantell

Hi! My name is Chantell and I'm 24 years old. I have a very intense passion for seeing the beauty in everything and all people! Being a curly girl and going natural was one of the best decisions I've ever made in my life; it gave me the confidence to feel beautiful and radiant owning my own roots. I've been natural for the past 6 years, starting at age 18. Its been a long but very rewarding journey. What fueled my decision to go natural was the very fact that I grew up self-conscious about how different of texture my hair was compared to girls of other races. I used to feel like an outcast, especially after being teased for how "nappy" or thick my hair was. Until eventually one day, I had a very long talk with myself and told myself that I was beautiful too. I was tired of feeling sorry for myself and decided to be proud instead!...
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