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The Curl Files

The Curl Files – Feat. Vee

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Left: 6th Grade | Right: 2009   Please introduce yourself. My names Vee I currently reside in Los Angeles where I’m attending graduate school at UCLA!   How long have you been natural? I have been using natural products since junior year of high school. So about eight years. I have never really straightened my hair often, but was definitely uncomfortable with wearing my hair down all of middle school.   What made you decide to go natural? In high…

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The Curl Files – Feat. Che’Renee

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April 2013 | February 2014   1) Please introduce yourself. Holaaaa, My name is Che’Renee Zaragoza.   2) How long have you been natural? I have been natural for three years on and off. I have consistently been natural for over a year and have a straightened my hair a couple of times in between.   3) What made you decide to go natural? My decision to transition to the “natural side” was truly decided by the fact that my…

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The Curl Files – Feat. Brittany

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                          Left: 2008 (last relaxer) | Right: 2008 (wash and go with relaxed hair)  Please introduce yourself Hello, my name is Brittany Kirkland I am an event professional and owner of Events by Kirk, an event planning company. I have been enjoying my natural journey and my consistency and dedication to my hair has created great habits that have carried over into my business and other aspects of my life. Website:…

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The Curl Files – Feat. Dominique

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January 2016 1) Please introduce yourself. My name is Dominique Smith! I’m 18, and currently live in Las Vegas until I take off to NYC! You can see my journey on my Instagram: @ABlackMoon or Snapchat: @DomMaries 2) How long have you been natural? About three years now 3) What made you decide to go natural? I shaved the side of my head, and loved the way my natural curls looked with the style! Ever since then I have been…

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The Curl Files – Feat. Mika

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Left: Dec 2008 | Right: Oct 2009  Please introduce yourself. My name is Mika I’m 28 years old and I’m a Sr. Internal Auditor for a gaming company in Las Vegas. IG: napturallyloyal   How long have you been natural? I’ve been natural for seven years.   What made you decide to go natural? I wanted healthier hair and scalp. Relaxers always burned my scalp and I had a lot of hair breakage. I I figured natural hair would help me…

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The Curl Files – Feat. Jacx

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Left: 2009 | Right: 2010  1) Please introduce yourself. My name is Jacx, born in New York, raised in Las Vegas. As an “old soul” I don’t have any personal social media pages because I’d rather be out doing something constructive with my life. After Myspace I was pretty much over it. I absolutely adore everything about ART, traveling, and learning.   2) How long have you been natural? I’ve been natural my entire life. The only difference is that…

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The Curl Files – Feat. Vayunamu

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Left: Jul 2015 | Right: Oct 2015  Please introduce yourself. My name is Vayunamu Bawa.   How long have you been natural? For a little over a year now. A year and three months actually.   What made you decide to go natural? I dyed my hair and wasn’t taking care of it and it looked terrible and was literally falling out. I decided to just start all over   Did you do the big chop or did you transition?…

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The Curl Files – Feat. Tiara

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Left: Feb 2012 (Relaxed) | Right: Nov 2012   Please introduce yourself. Hello, my name is Tiara! I’m 17 years old.   How long have you been natural? I’ve been natural for the better part of 4 years.   What made you decide to go natural? My mom had been “texlaxing” my hair for a while, I was young and didn’t know I had any other options. Then the natural community started popping up all over Youtube and I realized that…

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The Curl Files – Feat. Ashlynd

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  Please introduce yourself. Hello! My name is Ashlynd and I’m born and raised in the fabulous city of Las Vegas. How long have you been natural? I started wearing my hair curly in October of 2010. From October of 2010 to February of 2012 I texturized my hair. February of 2012 was the last time I put any chemicals on my hair (with the exception of hair dye). What made you decide to go natural? Laziness! Haha ☺ I just…

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The Curl Files – Feat. A’Stacia

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Left: Oct 2015 | Right: Dec 2015   Please introduce yourself. Hello, my name is A’Stacia (uh-stay-see-uh) but everyone just calls me Staci! How long have you been natural? I’ve been natural for about a year (on and off). What I mean by that is, I make sure to get my hair straightened every few months to make sure my hair is up on trimming but revert right back to my natural style after.   What made you decide to…

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