CURLYFEATURE – MEET Avamaria

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Avamaria

Hey friends! I began my natural hair journey in 2013! I decided to go natural when I was looking back at old pictures of my hair when I was in middle school and couldn't believe how long and curly my hair used to be. I wanted my hair back! In high school, I was obsessed with straightening my hair which caused a lot of heat damage and dryness to my curls and a lot of money wasted on all the Brazilian treatments I did. (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 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 Meika

CURLYFEATURE – MEET Meika

Hi my name is Meika. I started transitioning back to natural in Oct 2010. I made the choice simply because I was over my hair growing to a certain length, and eventually breaking off. I didn’t know what I was doing wrong. I transitioned for two full years slowly cutting out the relaxed hair. I at that point was still straightening my hair every two weeks but it was growing long and healthy. In the midst of transitioning my stylist, and I noticed my hair was actually pretty curly and coily! I had no idea because my lovely mother relaxed my hair at 10; so I never really knew my natural texture. (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 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 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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