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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Dont Play the Waiting Game... Live it Up!


We spend a good portion of our lives waiting. We wait on lines, we wait in traffic, we wait on hold over the phone. One study shows that we spend hours, and hours of our lives waiting. Over the course of your life you will spends months, or even years waiting! This begs me to ask: Are you waiting for your curls to grow out?

Many curly girls patiently , anxiously wait for the day their curls can fit into a puff.  With length check t shirts, miracle growth oils, and methods that  encourage you  do everything including, hanging upside down, it’s hard to miss the constant push for longer thicker curls. However, those curly girls who are waiting for their curls to grow, are missing something magical. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Meet This Curly Girl

Meet This Curly Girl

Name_____Débora Cunha____________
Occupation___Technical Textile___________
Location____São Paulo/Brazil_____________

IndigenousCurls       How long have you been natural? What is Your hair type? What made you decide to go natural?  How was your new style received by:  Friends, Family, Co-workers?
Débora Says: I've been natural since 2012, when I started my transition.  4 years of natural hair. My hair is 4A. Some parts are more dry, like the curls at the top of my head, and there are some other parts in the back of my head where the curls are more defined.

IndigenousCurls     3 Product Must Haves, and why.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

LOC 101

Top Tips

Layer the Liquid, Oil, and cream products on your hair section by section. Be generous with the products. Take this time to also detange your curls. Be sure to apply the Liquid First. Layering the Oil, and Cream, will help to lock moisture into your curls!

Be sure to keep you ends gathered, or your hair stretched until the liquid dries. Keeping your curly hair in twists, or braids will help you tackle your massive curls with ease.

L.O.C Every 2-3 days or as often as needed. Even when your hair is in a protective style you should continue a moisture regimen to limit shedding.

Perfect way to keep curls soft in between wash days.

You can use various types of oil, and creams to lock in moisture. You can mix and match your preferred oils and products for a custom blend that is perfect for You!

Not All products mix well. Experiment to see what products work well together. Some products tend to flake, and react with each other. Mix and match to find a custom combination that leaves your curls happy.


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Monday, June 30, 2014

4c Kinks: No Definition, But Plenty of Influence

Picture this: You see a woman strutting down  the street, fly from curls to toe. Her care free attitude, the sureness in each step, she exerts “Dopeness’  with each gesture, and you cant help but notice! You think to yourself “YASSSSS” or, you want to do a slow clap to celebrate her fierceness.  We have all seen this lady. In fact, sometimes we Are these ladies. She is an influencer.  Her style, her attitude, or general way of life captures attention. Some will  admire her. Some will make fun of her and say ‘who does she think she is’? One thing is for sure, most everyone will notice her. This is what is like to have natural 4c hair, in a world of relaxed and weaved styles. Some will embrace & complement it, & even join in on the journey. Others will make fun, or suggest a relaxer. Everyone will notice.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Simple Hairstyles

Simple Warm Weather  Hair Styles

With the warm weather, BBQ's and pool parties, you may be searching for your next  hairstyle that can stand up to the heat and humidity. Here are a few fool proof Do’s that will keep you looking polished, as the temps rise. These styles can go from day to evening by mixing and matching accessories. 

Up Do  |  Show stopping beauty

Monday, June 23, 2014

The Point of No Return : How to Bounce Back

The Point of No Return : How to Bounce Back

After years of abuse, your hair is giving up.  Years of bad practices have taken its toll on your hair and scalp. You have done each and every hair no-no twice. You slept without a bonnet. Went weeks without conditioning. Kept the same weave in all year. Braids have serious Hang time? Avoided trims. Relaxed your hair every 3 weeks. Used the iron on the hottest setting every day. Skipped the heat protectant. I’m talking about all the naughty things. Now you are left with thinning hair, bald spots, and splitting ends. Is your hair is getting shorter, but you are not cutting it. What do you do? Don’t fret There are a few things you can do to get your hair on track.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Lazy Naturals Short Guide to More Moisture

Lazy Naturals Short Guide to Adding Moisture

Hello! I am a lazy natural. I avoid styles that take long to install, I avoid tedious techniques. I use short cuts, and simple tricks to streach the time in between wash days, and keep my tightly coiled curls happy. Here are just a few of my tricks for LAZY Naturals 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

3 styles that take less than 10

3 styles that take less than 10 
Only have 10mins to get out the door? Here are 3 styles that will get you out the door fast, while looking stylish.

Short Hair

Sunday, June 15, 2014

I went natural, Now What

I went natural, Now What

So you did it! You did the big chop, or you canceled your next relaxer, indefinitely. Congratulations!
So Now What?

Expect some looks. If you wore your hair long and straight all your life, it is only natural for those around you to react to your big chop. Some will be shocked. Some will be pleased, others will be confused. The only thing that matters, is

Saturday, June 14, 2014

4 Brands of Gel Natural Girls Can Use

4 Brands of Gel 4c Natural Girls Can Use

Let’s face it, there are so many gels and styling products on the market, it can be hard to know just what is good and what is bad for your hair. Not all products that claim to be good for your hair, will give you the hold, and performance you need. Kinky, tightly coiled hair can be a pain to  lay down. Here are a few brands of gel that not only keep kinky hair looking sleek, they  keep my curls defined. My preferred gels are extra sticky, and goopy. Applying the sticky gels to wet hair is easiest. However, I apply gel on damp hair if I am looking to minimize shrinkage, and have the most defined look. I use gel on wet hair to get the sleekest bun. Using gel on wet hair, usually gives me a shrunken puff, as the curls are not that defined.  I notice my hair shrinks more when the gel is applied to dripping wet hair. No matter the look Im going for, these gels leave my hair happy!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

3 Reasons to Big Chop Today

3 Reasons to Big Chop Today


1.        Transitioning Strands Can Be A Pain.
   I transitioned for weeks while rocking  protective styles. Each time I removed the protective style, I was presented with more and more new growth. I quickly grew bored with braidouts, and twistouts, and began to long for other styles that showcased my curls.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Open Letter

Open Letter to a Transitioning girl

Dear Transitioning Curly Girl
Your curls are growing every day, no need for a daily length check! Whether you are newly natural,  or returning to our curls, there are some things we need to talk about.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Do NOT Go Natural If….

Do NOT Go Natural If….

Lets face it; what works for some, may not work for others. Before starting a natural hair journey, you will need to take a few things into consideration. What should you expect?  Take a good long look in the mirror, ask yourself if you are really ready, this is a long term commitment.  There will be days when things are out of control, can you deal with that? If you love pin straight hair all the time, if you are a control freak, if you cannot imagine life without the salon, if you are looking for the easy way out,  if you are impulsive, put the scissors down, you may not be ready to go natural. This journey is not for the faint of heart. Ok I’m being a little dramatic, but really, don’t go natural if…..

Friday, June 6, 2014

Shedding VS Breakage

Shedding VS Breakage

Each day, you are losing hair. As your hair goes through its cycle of growth, you will lose 50-100 strands of hair a day. With thick tightly coiled hair, it may be tricky to tell if the hair in the sink is normal shedding, or a sign of something more serious. There are a few things you can do to help you determine if your hair is shedding or breaking.


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

TRUE LIFE: I kept an emergency relaxer for 2 years

TRUE LIFE: I kept an emergency relaxer for 2 years, then something changed

A year into my journey I was still stumbling towards healthy hair. Pressing my new growth in an effort to blend the textures, was starting to damage my strands. I was uneducated on kinky curl care, and I was making major mistakes as I transitioned. I used high heat frequently, I manipulated my hair daily, and when it was in protective styles, I would often forget to moisturize. For the 1st full year, length retention was stunted by my bad practices, regardless, each day I would blame nature for giving me unmanageable HARD hair.