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Natural hair has a bad reputation. People think it's hard to manage, time consuming and expensive. That's just not true. It's only hard to manage if you were never taught how. Naturally curly hair takes the same time investment as straight hair and it's less expensive than relaxers and weaves. Natural hair is can be simple and fun.In order to have the best experience you need a few things in place.
Are you struggling with growing your hair? Have your edges been snatched? Look, there is no judgement here, I have been there before. I lost my hair twice one from a bad weave experience and once from neglect. Both times I grew my hair back and you can too. I want to share with you my method for growing your hair long, strong, and healthy! Oh, and did I mention it costs you nothing to participate. It's absolutely FREE!
I'm going to be honest with you. Curly hair is the BEST hair, period. Some people will have you believe something different. They'll tell you natural hair is ugly, nappy, kinky blah blah blah. But, people always put down what they don't understand. Naturally curly hair is beautiful.Let's explore 5 ways to love your hair.
Going natural was an impromptu decision. I watched YouTube and failed at every attempt to recreate the styles. My hair wouldn't curl due to heat damage. So, I made an appointment and big chopped the next day. I had no idea how to maintain my hair. I had no products and no hair care routine.
Here's what I wish I knew before going natural.
Your scalp goes through a lot...everything from chemical treatments, tension from pulling your hair too tight, styling, detangling, heat, and product buildup. It's important to rejuvenate your scalp after all the wear and tear and hot oil treatments do just that.
Summer has officially arrived, the pool is open and the beach is calling. Before you put on your sexy swimwear take a few moments to protect your hair from the chlorine or salt water. It doesn't matter if your hair long, short, kinky, curly, color treated or in a protective style you need to follow these steps when you swim.
Spring is officially in the air as yesterday marked the vernal equinox, also known as the first day of spring. Spring is a time of rebirth. Celebrate the transition to spring with these rituals that will renew your mind, restore your life, and awaken your senses.
Whose permission do you need? Whose approval do you need before you decide to make a choice or change in your life? The answer is be simple...yours. You don't need permission to be yourself. You don't need permission to embrace your curly hair, wear hair styles you like, or to do anything you want to do.
There is nothing like coming home to a room that is enticing. Your bedroom should be a sanctuary where you can escape from your troubles and retreat into your personal paradise. It should make you feel sexy every time you enter and be difficult to leave. With just a few small tweaks you can transform your bedroom into a romantic getaway.
The secret to beautiful hair lies beyond your strands. Healthy hair starts with your scalp. Your scalp is likely the most important yet most neglected area of your hair ritual. Your scalp an extension of your skin. It needs to be cleansed, exfoliated, and moisturized regularly. It's time to take control of the health of your scalp especially during the cool months of the year.
I once heard a woman say her husband was so insistent on her devoting time to herself it became part of their wedding vows. Why? Her husband understood that she can only be the best version of herself when she made time for herself.
The most selfless thing women can do it care for themselves first.
If you are like most women with curly hair you've set hair goals for the New Year. However, you may not have considered what you need to stop doing to achieve your natural hair goals. These habits should be eliminated from your naturally curly routine immediately.
Every year new trends pop up and old trends refuse to die. As we step into a new year there are several natural hair trends that we all need to kiss goodbye. Many of these trends we have all fallen victim to (no judgement here), and others that get the serious side eye. Here are 5 trends to leave in 2017.
As a newbie learning to care for your naturally curly hair can be confusing. Your emotions can go from excitement about a new style to frustration because your hair isn't cooperating. Don't let the frustration consume you. Get a jump start on your journey to loving your natural hair by avoiding these common myths and mistakes.
Maintaining curly hair is different than straight hair. Naturally curly hair plays by it's own set of unique hair care rules. The most basic rule of hair care is washing. Understanding when to wash curly hair is crucial to achieving the health and appearance you desire.
Knowing when you wash curly hair depends on several factors including:
There is nothing attractive about having a body full of poison. Toxins are everywhere. They are hidden in your food, beverages as well as your beauty and personal care products. These synthetic chemicals that do more harm than good and are absorbed into your body slowly increasing the toxicity of the most important thing you own...you.
Knowing what to avoid will transform you and your shopping habits.
Your curl texture is only one piece of the puzzle. Your hair type alone is not as important as your Curl ID. While knowing your hair texture is important it doesn't provide you with insight into the detailed behaviors of your curls. To truly understand your texture you must dig deeper.
Six pounds…only 6 pounds lost on a 21 day juice cleanse. Something has to be wrong! I'm glad that I lost weight, but I'm disappointed it's only 6 pounds. It's discouraging. Something has to be wrong with me! If nothing is wrong with me now, it will be if I don't loose weight.
As women we usually cut our hair as we enter new stages in life. The decision to cut your hair is an opportunity for a new beginning. Add to this new chapter of your life by scheduling your haircuts to coincide with a full moon. Full moons signify a period of change and release of dead weight (in this case ends).
My first confession - I’m afraid to post this. You see I’m a deeply personal and I’m an introvert.
I am a daughter, mother, partner, friend, and owner of Curl Collection. I’m a little sassy and I say naughty words more frequently than I’d like to admit. Most importantly I am a woman. A woman who has gone from comparing myself to others and criticizing everything about myself to a woman who is comfortable just being me and no longer feels threatened by the beauty of another woman. It's taken me a lifetime to embrace who I am and love the skin I'm in.
Every natural girl wants to know the secret to soft moisturized hair. However, before we spill our secrets for maintaining moisture, you have to do share a secret with us. We want to know your hair porosity. Oh, is that something you don’t know we’ll come close and we’ll teach you our simple tricks for learning your porosity and tell you why you need to know. Porosity measures how water flows in and out of your hair strands. There are 3 types of porosity – high, medium and low. Each type has specific needs and methods for maintaining retention. Determining your porosity is an simple process that can be done at home.
Making the decision to return to your natural hair texture is huge. People often say, “It’s just hair” but you and I know it’s more than hair. This is a full lifestyle change that has the potential to affect your relationship with yourself, your family, friends, and even your career. As a women, our rleationship with our hair has become a piece of who we are and change can be scary. Don’t start the journey to embracing your naturally curly hair without learning our five secrets to success.
Ever walked out of a hair salon in a worse condition than when you walked in? Many curly girls have had hair stylist horror stories. With our secrets your can say goodbye to the days of crossing your fingers and hoping your stylist knows how to care for your sexy curls.