CURLYFEATURE – MEET Juliette

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Juliette

Hey Curly Sisters! My name is Juliette and I would love to tell you all about my journey. Since I was about 6 years old, My hair was relaxed. That's 21 years of not knowing my natural texture!!! I always wanted to be natural, but was too scared to actually take the plunge. I let everyone's interpretation of what "beauty" was influence me and I was tired of it. So summer of 2015 I did the big chop and it was the best decision I have ever made. I've never felt so free and so beautiful. (more…)...
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CURLYFEATURE – MEET Dez

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Dez

Hey ! My name is Dez and the number one rule for me when maintaining my curls has always been using little to no heat on my hair mainly meaning straightening that has always been a huge thing for me that I definitely wanted to stop that habit once I did that I could see the transformation with my curls. What fueled my passion to become natural was hanging out with my friend one night she was natural and I love her hair that's where my idea came. Also my boyfriend wanted me to try it As well so I decided hey why not let's see how long this lasts. Its has been 4 years since my transition no big chop just patience and trimming off any straight ends along the way one thing that I will end with is try not to compare your hair journey with any one else. @Miss.glenn_...
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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 CYNTHIA

CURLYFEATURE – MEET CYNTHIA

My number 1 rule in maintaining my curls is CONSISTENCY. I have a very strict routine that I have been sticking to for years and it helped my hair to be what it is today. What fueled my passion to go natural was the health of my hair. When I was a kid I always had long thick hair but going to school in a time where natural hair wasn't accepted was tough and so I begged my mom to give me a relaxer. She always said no but she finally gave in when I was 15 years old. Initially my hair was so nice and long and I thought it was healthy. But eventually my hair started to break and get damaged. After realizing that my hair was extremely unhealthy I decided to just go natural. One summer I just told my sister to chop it off. I was met with lots of criticism from my friends and family who were...
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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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CURLYFEATURE – MEET Betsy

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Betsy

I’ll start off by saying being “natural,” was one of the best things I’ve committed to since my last perm in 2012. I did not always love my hair texture, as a matter of fact, I despised it. My coils were untameable. I was addicted to the “ creamy crack” for  so long that I would perm my hair every two weeks. To the extent, thatI had no regard to protect my roots because my vantage point of beauty was distorted. After realizing this, I sat down to weigh out my options. “ What will people think of me?” “Will I look less attractive?” [Photo taken in 2012] Later on the CREAMY CRACK became a huge expense that I no longer wanted to entertain. At this point, I was ready for a change. So, then my natural hair journey began. It went well for a couple months but I soon got sucked into weaves and perms yet again. To be honest, as...
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CURLYFEATURE – MEET Briana

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Briana

Hey Curlfriends! My name is Bree, and I've been without a relaxer for eight years, but I decided to finally start my natural journey heat-free last year. I've never rocked a short look, so at first I decided to transition. After being frustrated with a line of demarcation between my new growth and heat damage, I decided to big chop in February 2016. Best. Decision. EVER.   I've always had long, relaxed hair since the age of 6. I never knew I had curls! I'm so excited to see so much growth in such short time. When I first cut my hair off, I wore braids, Marley twists, wigs, and lace frontals. I've tried all kinds of styles, because I wasn't ready to wear my TWA. I just got married in September, and the struggle for a wedding hairstyle was real... However, in this day and age, you can have any style you want without even revealing your real tresses. I'm a big product junkie! My...
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CURLYFEATURE – MEET Crystal

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Crystal

Hey everyone! My name is Crystal Shaw and I transitioned to natural 2x. In fact the first time I began transitioning I didn't know that there was a "natural hair movement" so to speak. I was in college and I was tired of relaxing my hair so I just decided to stop (I'm very spontaneous sometimes). During this time I went on YouTube and came across videos from all of the gurus and was like "Whoa I want my hair to do that!" My mom told me that it wouldn't, and since then  I've spent my time proving her wrong lol. During my first transition I ended up getting one of those "magical keratin  treatments" that is supposed to let you wear your hair straight AND curly *insert sarcasm and side eye here* . To make a long story short, it basically texturized my hair. After realizing what was happening I started to transition ALL the way over again and now I...
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