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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CURLYFEATURE – Meet Naomi

CURLYFEATURE – Meet Naomi

Hey guys , As a licensed hairstylist, natural hair enthusiast, and a proud curly girl since 2006 with more big chops than I can count, the key to healthy hair in my opinion is "leave-in conditioners". I don't care what kind you use as long as you're using something and it works for YOUR HAIR TYPE. To me they are the foundation that sets all hair styles, enables easier combing to reduce breakage and smooths frizz. It will take some trial and error to find your holy grail, but it is so worth it in the long run for hair health. I also highly recommend liquid spray style heat protectants because they don't cause buildup or add weight. Product ratio's and application order are also important. Know the desired end result so you can add or subtract products from your routine, see how they react to your hair alone and layered with other products. These two things will enable you to have consistent...
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CURLYFEATURE – kardeisha provo

CURLYFEATURE – kardeisha provo

To be honest I've been natural my whole life my mom didn't use chemicals in my hair she just would straighten it from time to time. As a kid I always wore my hair in braids or brushed out. What inspires me most to keep up with my curls is some of the older heads I've viewed on YouTube or just social media in general.. I'm all about loving and knowing me. God gave me these curls and I want them to flourish! My main rule: DRINK WATER.. That is crucial to having healthy hair and a healthy life. Other than that I watch what I put into my body and on my hair for it to remain/grown healthy. I try to use all natural products (Shea Moisture is my fav) and I make sure to deep condition each week! To keep my hair moisturized and adding a little shine I like to use combination of oils. This also helps with...
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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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