Top Curly Hair Tips You Can’t Live Without

[Image: Natural Icon] Curly hair does seem to have a mind of its own. But all it takes to love your waves, ringlets or kinky curls and make them look gorgeous is a few simple curly hair tips and tricks. None of them take much time or energy, but all of them promise that you’ll fall head over heels with your hair! Feed your curls Despite its larger than life presence, curly hair tends to be more fragile than other hair types and it’s definitely drier. Healthy fats like omega-3 help make hair … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Hennalice

My name is Hennalice Silva, and I'm Cape Verdean (West Africa) but I was born and raised in the Netherlands. I'm 27 years old and graduated with a Bachelor of Law. How long have you been natural? How you was embraced your curls?  My hair has always been like this, but that does not mean that I haven’t ruined it by pressing and dying my hair a lot! I haven’t dyed my hair for 2.5 years now. I don’t press my hair unless it’s my birthday or a special occasion where I need to be classier and not … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Tyrika from mainelement: love

My name is Tyrika Williams, owner of mainelement: love and I’m an ingredient snob. I started mainelement: love after realizing that many of the ingredients in our personal care products are unhealthy for our bodies. I started out making bath and body products and due to customer demand, I moved into making hair care products not long after. Because the demand was so great for my hair care products, I decided to focus my energy on providing for and helping women who wanted to love their natural … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Kendra

My name is Kendra White. I'm from Tulsa, OK. I'm 21 years old and I am currently a student at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK.How long have you been natural? I've been natural for a year now.What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper & why? I was a transitioner. I am mixed with black and white, when I was younger my hair was all the way down my back, when I was in the 6th grade I made the mistake of putting a relaxer on my hair. It burned it all off … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Spotlight: Tabatha

Hi! My name is Tabatha. Dominican & Puertorican, born in the Bronx, now residing in Massachusetts. I'm 26 years old and that's how long I've been natural! I love my curls. I remember dying it blonde in highschool and I was devastated that it got straggly. I ended up cutting a good amount off when that happened and then let it grow out. For a long time, I left it shoulder length when curly and then I decided I wanted long locks again. I trim it every 6 months and do weekly conditioners to keep it … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Lynnette

My name is Lynnette Joselly, I was born in Queens, NY, now live in Miami, FL and am a proud Dominican. My hair has been through so much and is still recovering. When I was young I use to have beautiful bouncy curls, then I was introduced to gel, mouse, and relaxers. I got addicted to relaxing my hair and loved the really straight results with no flyaways. It was the perfect solution to tame my frizziness. I started to notice my hair was now "stringy" vs. curly so I stopped relaxing my hair. … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Maddy

 Hi, my name is Maddy Wooten! I am originally from Charleston, SC, grew up in Orlando and Miami, FLand now reside in Los Angeles, CA! ! How long have you been natural?I have been natural for four solid years now! With the exception of coloring my hair, regretting it, and cutting it off again. What motivated you to transition? I decided to go natural for several reasons. The most obvious reason was that my hair was severely damaged! 75% of my hair fell out from color and relaxers. It was … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Samantha

My name is Samantha I am from Ct. I am 21 years old and a senior in college, majoring in psychology. I love to read, draw, workout, and be social.How long have you been natural?I have been natural for a year and a half.This was my hair 6 months in and I had the courage to wear it to my cousins wedding. I loved it and used all deva products! I got so many compliments and I felt so free wearing it to a classy event!What motivated you to go natural? In Feb. of 2012, I remember searching to look for … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Alexis

Hello Global Couture! Alexis Jones here and I am a New York City girl born and raised. Currently, I am a cancer researcher at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in NYC. I love science and medicine and being actively involved in community outreach. Every year I sponsor a health fair in my community in the Bronx, NY through my initiative called Parkchester Cares. When I am not being scientific, I do enjoy dabbling into fashion! Fashion is such a creative outlet for me and I feel it helps you … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Brittani

My name is Brittani Lee. I am 22 yrs old and I am from Austin, Texas. I am the oldest of 5 (3 girls 2 boys). I am a Business Marketing student at Huston-Tillotson University (HTU) but my heart belongs to menswear (fashion). My hair and I are best friends. I named her Lola. I love taking care of my hair but I do not let it define my beauty. How long have you been natural? I have been natural for 6 yrs; I have been on my healthy hair journey since 2010. What motivated you to transition? … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Shera

 My name is Shera (long e sound), and I’m from Pennsylvania. I am currently a Health Coach living in Chicago. I help woman to unleash their inner sun power to achieve overall health and wellness physically, mentally, and spiritually. I eat mostly vegan foods, but I do eat dairy and meat from time to time. I enjoy various genres of music, running, yoga, meditation, and cooking. My favorite color is gray and my favorite book is “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein. I’m addicted to tea with … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce: Tracy

 My name is Tracy, 30 years old, born in Trinidad, living in Miami-both perfect places for big natural hair.  I was a natural child until the age of 12 and my grandmother convinced my mother to put a relaxer in my hair so I could "fit in" with the American crowd upon my move to the US.  My mother never over processed my hair, I got 2 relaxers a year that way I could maintain my length with less damage.How long have you been natural?I've been natural since November 2006.   What motivated you to … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Lynette

My name is Lynette and I live 25 minutes outside of Memphis, TN. My natural re-birth about 7 years ago. My decision to return natural happened after the death of my Mom in 2006. The stress of losing her so suddenly took its toll on my weight and hair. So in 2007 I did the BIG chop, and never looked back!How long have you been natural?I have been without a relaxer for about 6 years now. Growing up I always assumed, like many young black girls, that I needed a relaxer to be able to manage my … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feaure: Lauren

   My name is Lauren and I am from Cranford, NJ. My hair journey starts when I was about 5 years old. I always had a lot of hair. My family wasn't "natural hairsavvy" and I was really the first in my family to have thick curly hair.No one knew what to do with it. My mother and my aunts took turns braiding myhair because it was too much for 1 person to do all the time. I got my firstrelaxer in 5th grade to make my hair more manageable and allow me to do it myself. At this time, my sister was … [Read more...]

Curly Girl Feature: Shaye

My nickname is Shaye and I am 21 years old.  I was born and raised in Florida. How long have you been natural? I have been natural for 1 year and 2 months. What motivated you to transition? I love curly hair and I love the whole aspect of being natural even though some may not agree or like the way African Americans look with "natural hair." I'm a rebel and I want to stand out of the crowd not blend in with the norm. I went natural for me not for anyone else. Were you a transitioner … [Read more...]