Whether you are newly natural or you’ve been rocking your curls for years you’ve probably heard about “The Curly Girl Method,” (CG Method). Depending on who you talk to, you can hear all different types of opinions about the CG method.
I have naturalista’s who are so strict about following the Curly Girl Method, it’s almost like a religion. Even if they have amassed a couple hundred dollars on “non-CG” products, they will gladly throw all of their products away and start fresh instead of spending one more day with silicons.
Then there are other curlies, who think it’s all hype. Some have even tried the method for a week or two and found there were far too many rules and it took way too much time and energy to commit to the #CGlife.
I’m going to be honest with you.
I truly believe there is no one size fits all approach. Different strokes, for dif
It’s safe to safe that most naturalista’s start off their journey because they are determined to celebrate their beauty and lead a healthier lifestyle. Your kinks and curls are beautiful and deserve to be flaunted for all of the world to see.
However, if it’s one thing we all know, it’s that going natural can be intimidating. Some of us have been perming our hair since preschool. We honestly couldn’t even tell you what our actual hair looks like.
Can you imagine diving in, and not having any clue what you’ll look like. Not to mention, there is a lot of pressure to live up to this European standard of beauty.
Media is only recently getting on board with using more gorgeous black bod
Just as everyone is made unique and different, curly hair is the same way. Even if we share having naturally curly hair not all curly hair is the same. What works for one curly haired person may not work for someone else, why is that? Our genes, hormones, health, and environment all play a role in the type of curly hair you have. The reason why curly hair differs from person to person depends on hair porosity, curl pattern, density, and elasticity. Understanding your curly hair can help manage and grow
8 JanThe beauty of using protective styles is that your options are limitless.Read more »
If you are a Natural, then chances are that you have heard the term ‘protective styling’ before. On the off chance that you haven’t, protective styling simply means using low manipulation or none manipulative hairstyles for a designated period of time, ranging anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.
Wigs and extensions are a great option for protective styling. However, there are so many types of hair currently flooding the market that it can be overwhelming to decide which texture if right for you. Do you want a straight hair or kinky hair? Do you want a wig that is easy to maintain or do you prefer one that offers versatility?
Whatever your needs, there are six different types of Kinky Curly Yaki textures to choose from, so your preferences would surely be accommodated. Let’s proceed to study each texture in further detail, so you will be better equipped to determine which would be right for you.
African American curl patterns, commonly known as natural hair, are a spectacular part of a black person’s culture. Natural hair is a hair texture that has not been altered by chemicals, which includes relaxers and texturizers. The constant use of these chemical products may cause damage to an African American’s hair.
In black culture, making the big decision to “go natural” is referred to as the “big chop.” The “big chop” is when an African American cuts all of their chemically processed hair off to begin a journey of unaltered, healthy, natural hair. After this “big chop,” they discover their curl pattern. To make their curl pattern more defined, they do “twist outs” in their hair, which can include two strand twist, Flexi rod curls, three strand twist, or direct braids.These curl patterns are labeled as 4A, 4B, and 4C. In the black community, knowing your curl pattern is essential to know how to