CURLYFEATURE – MEET Leslie

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Leslie

My number one rule for maintaining my natural hair is to ensure my hair remains moisturized. The dryer your hair is the brittle it becomes and you risk breakage and damage to your beautiful, curly, and natural hair. I have used Cantu and Shea Moisture products my entire natural journey. I have just recently dove into using ManeChoice and As I am. And to my surprise, none have stripped my hair of its moisture. (more…)...
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CURLYFEATURE – MEET Laura

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Laura

Hey curlies! My name is Laura, I'm a 27 year old stylist from Portland, OR. The start of my natural hair journey began back in 2011 when I became frustrated with the health of my hair. I had never seen my natural hair texture (I had been getting relaxers since I was 5!) and decided to transition for 10 months and finally big chop in 2012. (more…)...
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CURLYFEATURE – MEET Aledra

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Aledra

My name is Aledra Linen I'm 21 years old and I live in Georgetown, SC. My #1 rule in maintaining my natural hair is deep conditioning at least once a week or every two weeks. I also do protective styling by doing twist outs or wearing wigs. My older sister who is currently fighting leukemia was the reason I became dedicated to becoming natural. (more…)...
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CURLYFEATURE – MEET TYLER

CURLYFEATURE – MEET TYLER

Hey Curly Friendsss!! My name is Tyler and I’m from the beautiful ‘Spice Isle’ Grenada! My #1 rule for maintaining your natural hair is; keeping it moisturized! I tend to lightly spritz my hair with water and seal with a light oil when I get up in the morning & I do the same when I’m going to bed. I got my first relaxer when I entered high school. I asked my mother if I could get my hair relaxed and she eagerly agreed considering that she would no longer be doing my hair. (more…)...
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CURLYFEATURE – MEET Simone

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Simone

Hi everyone! My name is Simone and I'm a 28 year old Speech Pathologist from Texas. I've been back and forth between relaxed and natural for about 5 years. I normally (well always) wear weaves! I just never really maintained my natural hair underneath my sew-ins. After a bad experience with a sew-in last April, I decided to take it out and when I did, I found my hair was a tangled mess! My relaxed hair was so tangled in with my natural hair, I literally cried. (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 Alana

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Alana

My name is Alana but I prefer to be called Poe. Poe is short for Poetree and from my name, I am a poet. I represent and support anything natural for it is true health for the mind, body, and soul. I accept myself exactly how I am, and so, I am able to be completely natural in the way I always wished to be. FRO is much more than hair but the ultimate acceptance of YOUR definition of beauty in all shapes and forms. In my youth, I never permed or relaxed my hair, however, I was not shy to dyes and heat. My mother, a Native American, Panamanian and African American mix, had beautiful 4C hair where as my 3C hair couldn't compare; my biological Puerto Rican father had the blame in that. Nevertheless, I didn't have the confidence or knowledge to care for my waist length hair while in middle and high school. I cut my knots out of my hair, I...
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CURLYFEATURE – MEET Nicole

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Nicole

Hey Curlies!! My name is Nicole, I decided to transition to natural. I cut off my relaxed ends in March of 2013. I went natural because I was tired of the expense that came with a relaxer. To me, my relaxed hair was so thin and I've always had a dry itchy scalp. So, my main goal was to have thicker and healthier hair. When I first went natural, I straightened my hair and wore weaves a lot. I really had no clue about different natural styles. I have 3 tips for maintaining my curls. First, minimum or NO HEAT. I haven't flat ironed my hair in a little over a year. I definitely see a huge difference in my hair and I can tell that my hair is growing. Also, it is much more fuller. I only blow dry my hair when I'm preparing for a protective style. Second, deep condition weekly. This helps to keep my hair well moisturized...
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CURLYFEATURE – MEET Jemima

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Jemima

Hello beautiful curlies!!! My name is Jemima but I'm also known as "Limitlessbloom" because I believe in continuous self development from the inside out. I've been natural for nearly 6 years now and my number 1 motivation was my love for big hair. My relaxed hair never relaxed properly due to my sensitive scalp so my hair was able to retain most of its natural texture. I started styling my hair into bantu knots and afros, however because my hair was damaged from the relaxers, it began to break. I took that opportunity to do the big chop in Dec 2010 as I knew I was too impatient to transition and I haven't looked back since.  My number 1 rule for maintaining my curls is to not be afraid of using water. I find water to be an excellent moisturiser for my hair and weekly protective styles.Before styling, I spritz my hair with a mixture of rose water and tap water. I...
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