CURLYFEATURE – MEET Brittany

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Brittany

Hello my curlyfriendsssss  ☺ My name is Brittany and I decided to go natural in 2015. I’m a YouTube fanatic so I would always look on YouTube for videos about weave and make up all the time. As I watching these videos, I came across videos of natural hair YouTubers, and I fell in looooooove. Around late 2014, my hair began to break off from sew ins and not taking care of my hair. I cut my hair into a pixie cut in October of 2014. After this cut, my hair grew tremendously. So I began to think, now is a good time to begin transitioning. I began to fall in love with my curls and there was no turning back because crack is whack, lol. April 26, 2015 was my last relaxer. I transitioned for a little less than a year. During the summer, I would wear rod sets or have protective styles such sew ins and braids. From watching naturalistas...
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CURLYFEATURE – MEET Yolanda

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Yolanda

Hello! My name is Yolanda B. I am a Web Design student and Mom. I decided to cut off all of my perm at the beginning of my pregnancy in 2011 due to damage from harsh chemicals however, after my big chop I continued to wear weaves. I pretty much never showed my natural hair and continued to damage it by not caring for it and flat ironing my "leave out" to blend. It was not until recently, about 2 years ago that I decided to go cold turkey and big chop once more. I gave up weaves, my blow dryer, and straight styles. So, I have really only been ACTIVELY natural for 2 years and it has been a wonderful experience.   What motivated me to make the committed transition was that I wanted to feel beautiful on the outside and comfortable with who I was. I was tired of not wanting to leave the house if my weave wasn't done, spending...
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CURLYFEATURE – MEET  Destiny

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Destiny

Hi curlfriends! I'm Destiny. I've been natural since May of 2013. Years before, I remember telling my mom (a hairstylist) that I really wanted an afro. She told me that I would have to cut all my hair off and I just wasn't up for that. Some time went by and I started seeing more and more natural hair videos on YouTube. Lo and behold, I discovered transitioning! I was so excited to learn that I didn't have to chop all my hair off to have a fro! I had my last relaxer September of 2012 and never looked back. My original plan was to transition for two years, but I couldn't wait and cut off my relaxed ends months later. I had been getting relaxers since I was four years old, so I had no idea what my "real" hair looked like, but when I saw it I fell in love! I want to encourage everyone to be chemical free. Kick the...
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CURLYFEATURE – Meet Naqua

CURLYFEATURE – Meet Naqua

Hi! My name is Naqua. Im a licensed cosmetologist and I have a 3 year old daughter. I did my big chop a little over a year ago. It's literally the best decision I could have made . Once I was able to figure out my routine and how to manage and define my curls , it was so liberating and easy to manage my hair . This was not an easy journey though . I remember going through the transition faze not really knowing what that meant . So even though I hadn't relaxed my hair for several years I was still straightening the crap out of it lol. This of course caused heat damage . All I wanted was wash and go hair but my wash and go did not look good at all . Then I discovered all the  protective styles . So I was doing twist outs and perm rod sets , but this was very time...
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CURLYFEATURE – MEET ALEXIS MOORE

CURLYFEATURE – MEET ALEXIS MOORE

My natural hair story. I went natural because there was no other way for me to go... My natural hair journey really began in the summer of 2015 when I decided to go three months with no heat. Even though I was already off the creamy crack for close to ten years; it didn't matter; I was addicted to heat (Wash-blow dry-straighten) so the damage was already done. My no heat challenge was only suppose to last for ninety days. After doing three months so easily I said to myself why not go three more months and I did it. During those six months I did protective styling via wigs. I took my time and watched various videos on how to care for my natural hair. Unfortunately, I had a ton of heat damage in my hair. I decided to put myself on a strict hair care regime. I used the Aphogee Two-Step recovery treatment twice, once in November and once in December of...
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CURLYFEATURE – MEET Talaya

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Talaya

Hii lovelies! My name is Talaya, and once I went natural, I NEVER went back! Lol. I've been natural for about a year and a half now. I've cut my hair into a pixie style several times now, but it wasn't until my last big chop that I became 100% natural and stopped getting relaxers. I absolutely love all natural hair. I feel that it is so beautiful and brings so much personality to the table! I cut my hair in May of 2015 and let it grow until August of 2016 before I decided to chop it all off again lol. (I do that A LOT) I've always had naturally curly hair, but I've always gotten relaxers, I would dye my hair, bleach my hair, and straighten it like crazy. It wasn't until I realized that my curls were completely fried and stringy and straight that I knew I had to take that plunge into the natural world. Now, with that...
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CURLYFEATURE – MEET VIA

CURLYFEATURE – MEET VIA

Hey! Sounds like something I'd love to support! I guess my #1 rule would be....MOISTURE! When my hair doesn't have the correct amount & type of moisture, it is frizzy, undefined and just a HOTT MESS! I love a nice hydrating shampoo and conditioner duo that doesn't strip my hair. Growing up I always loved seeing beautiful ethnic hair and all of its unique variations, wishing my hair could could be "pretty curly" like theirs as I straightened the life out of my hair..LITERALLY! After years of Heat damage I decided enough is enough. I was going to commit to finding out how to maintain my curls! After watching YouTubers like, glamtwinz and lipstickncurls I decided I was going to cut down on straightening my hair. The more information and techniques I learned about, the more my hair started to revert back to it's natural curl pattern and GROW! And I fall in morr in love with my hair everyday!...
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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 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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