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 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 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 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 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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CurlyFeature – Meet Ally Dominique

CurlyFeature – Meet Ally Dominique

Heyy! Im Ally Dominique, my main rule I that I use for maintaining my curls are DEEP CONDITIONING! For a while I never saw the importance of deep conditioning until I saw that my growth process started retrogressing. Also, I wasn't paying attention to how often I would moisturize, which also played a large role. What made me go "natural", was that one of best friends had actually convinced me to try it. She'd been natural for about a year when I initially started and it honestly was more of an experiment for myself. I'd always seen pictures of how thick and long my hair was before I started consistently getting perms so I wanted to see if it would've done the same after all these years. Mind you, I started getting perms at the age of 5 and recently stopped at the age of 21. I'd transitioned for about 11 months, and on February 10 2014, I'd cut all of my perm ends...
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CurlyFeature – Meet Shalisia Petrova

CurlyFeature – Meet Shalisia Petrova

Hi! My name is Shalisia Petrova and I'm 20 years old.  I started my hair journey in 2013 after years of relaxers and heat damage. I missed the thickness of my hair. After using relaxers since 8 years old my hair had become thin and really brittle. I decided to do a big chop, with the help of my mom, to bring my hair back to health. I'm a firm believer that health and beauty starts from the inside out so that it was truly gave me the push to my decision. I wanted to be chemical free. Doing the big chop was the best choice I've made. I felt so free and so much more myself. It was a journey. A journey that taught me patience, commitment, and how to truly care for my curls. It's a journey that teaches you, you are beautiful, just as you are. ...
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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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