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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