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 Zhané

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Zhané

Hey, my name is Zhané I'm from Kansas and I've been natural for about 4 years now. For being 4 years natural my hair isn't at it's full potential due to me not taking good care of it the first two years I was natural. I love being natural but I think the most important thing for me would just be to maintain a routine that works well with me.  (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 Taylor

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Taylor

Hi my name is taylor! I Deep conditioning twice a month, sealing my ends with deep conditioner, and trims every 6 weeks I have a awesome stylist in Houston named Emily at tendrils and curls! One day 3 years and I dyed my hair blonde and the stress gave me alopecia in the back of my head and I had two bald patches so I decided to dye my hair black and cut my hair to my shoulders and I just kept cutting still it was all grown out. I was inspired by seeing my growth and it motivated me to keep going! I been natural for 3 years now! Extra Tip: I love vitamins and water that has played a super role in my hair growth along with juicing once a day! @Tay_chablis_...
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CURLYFEATURE – MEET Ikeoluwa

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Ikeoluwa

Hi lovely curlistas! My name is Ikeoluwa A. (EK for short) I am a Material Science Engineering masters student at University of California, Irvine. Also I am Nigerian with a 4c hair type. I grew up in Nigeria believing that hair perming was the best way to manage my kind of hair texture. At about 20 years old, after having countless of perm mishaps, and finally getting my hair healthier by reducing the amount of times I perm my hair yearly, I decided to go natural. I decided to transition in the year 2011, and I failed woefully. I couldn't maintain two different textures. I permed my hair again after after 8 months of transitioning. In 2012, I decided to do the big chop. Since then, I have been loving and learning my hair everyday. One of the reasons I decided to be more open about my hair and encourage others is because I want people to understand that 4C hair...
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CURLYFEATURE – MEET Samia

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Samia

I'm an eighties baby and have been natural for most of my life. It's so surreal now to have all these products tailored specifically for naturally curly hair because hunny child the struggle was real for me back then! I chemically straightened my hair for about 5 years before making the decision to go back natural. But even then I was under the misconception that I could do anything to my hair because it was natural. It was dyed every color under the sun, flat ironed, braided.... you name it, I did it! My curl pattern changed so many times! It was not until Dec 2013 when I did another semi big chop because of heat damage, that I decided to stay away from heat and it has been the best decision I could ever make for my hair! My advice and number 1 rule for curl maintenance to anyone would be to Keep It Simple!! I do my wash day...
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CURLYFEATURE – MEET Rachella

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Rachella

Hi everyone! My name is Rachella but I am also known as "fro mama" as I am mother to a beautiful daughter and have a baby boy due in February. I first went natural in April 2014 after damaging my hair through heat and colouring to the point where my hair actually snapped off just above my shoulders. It was then that I decided that I needed to show my hair love and care to make it healthy again. I found myself constantly depressed that my hair didn't seem to be growing although I was taking such good care of it. I made the decision to embrace what I have and to stop comparing myself to others, it was only once I started to love my short hair and not focus on growth that I started to notice a huge change in my hair. My curl pattern had gone from waves to tight curls and my short shoulder length hair was now...
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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 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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