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CurlsGalore- Naturally Glam Hair Idol

By January 27th, 202124 Comments
Meet CurlsGalor… a short-term transitioner that shares about self-love and true beauty!

CN: How long have you been natural?
CG: I have been natural for 11 months this May. My last relaxer was in March 2009 and I did the BC on June 13, 2009. A mere three months of transitioning. I became so anxious to see my curls; I didn’t want to fight the two textures. I just went for it!

CN: What is your regimen?

CG: Simplicity works best for me. My current regimen:

  • Prepoo: Every 2 weeks with Aubrey Organic Honeysuckle Rose (Thanks, Nikki!) mixed with EVOO/honey (begin detangling)
  • Shampoo: Every other week or once a week with Giovanni TTT Shampoo
  • Conditioner(s): Buffer method (Thanks, Kimmaytube) w/Giovanni Smooth As Silk Conditioner every week or as needed; may switch it up with Aussie Moist/Hello Hydration/Desert Essences Green Apple or Coconut, just depends.
  • Detangle in the shower by finger combing or using my modified Denman brush
  • Leave in Conditioner: HE Hello Hydration (Thanks, Nikki!) mixed with castor oil, jojoba oil, aloe vera gel, sweet almond oil, and vitamin E oil. Apply to damp hair to maintain softness and moisture.
  • Sealant: Shealoe mixture for strands and seal ends with castor oil (love it!)
  • Styler: Bee Mine Curly Hair Butter: I started using this a few weeks ago and I apply it to refresh my twists before I unravel them, as well as, when I twist my hair. Awesome definition and smells yummy!
  • Style of choice: Twistouts are my signature style. Shout out to the ladies of the Twist Challenge! I’m learning to keep my twists in as a protective style…I never really wore twists longer than a day or two. Not to mention, I’ve improved my twisting skills quite a bit!

CN: What is the one thing you’d tell a newbie to help her on her journey?
CG: Be patient and join forums/blogs like CurlyNikki. I stumbled upon this site, and had no idea I would become so hooked! There is so much information, support, and great advice about maintaining natural hair. It’s a wonderful community and I wish I would’ve found it when I first did my BC. You also want to come to a place of self-acceptance and know that this is more than just hair. It’s a self-transformation in almost every area of your life.

CN: How do you maintain length?
CG: I keep my ends moisturized and protected, especially when I sleep. I like to wear my hair out a lot, but lately I’ve been keeping my hair protected more by keeping my hair in twists and pinning them down. The longer my hair gets, the more I want to protect it. I make sure my hair is well-conditioned and well-moisturized. I’m proud to say I’ve seen no breakage or split ends, so far. *knocking on wood*

CN: What do you do to your hair at night to preserve your curls?
CG: I plait my hair in chunky twists at night. Dab a little Bee Mine Curly Butter on each twist and seal with castor oil on the ends. Throw on my satin bonnet and sleep on my satin pillow case. Wake up, unravel, and style as desired!

CN: What’s the best thing about being naturally glamorous?!
CG: The best thing about being naturally glamorous is feeling comfortable in my own skin! There is something about natural hair that commands attention and just oozes confidence! I’ve seen my perspective change about true beauty and self-worth. The hardest thing for me to do was to cut off my hair to .5” after years of straight, shoulder length hair. It was truly the boldest move I ever made and it was sooooo worth it!

Relaxed Hair 2006

CurlsGalore- Naturally Glam Hair Idol

Big Chop- June 2009

CurlsGalore- Naturally Glam Hair Idol

Super Duper Puff- 7 Months Post BC

CurlsGalore- Naturally Glam Hair Idol

Fab Twist-Out 5/1/10

CurlsGalore- Naturally Glam Hair Idol

Chunky, Curly, Fro 5/3/10

CurlsGalore- Naturally Glam Hair Idol

24 Comments

  • Anonymous says:

    I am just now seeing this and I love it! You look amazing!!

  • mrsbat says:

    Astounding… I've been debating about going natural and now that I've seen your pics I will NOT be applying any more relaxers. Your look is gorgeous and you wear it very well.

  • ForeverCurlyCatrina says:

    Your hair is absolutely lovely.

  • KishaB says:

    Wow. Every stage has been Absolutely beautiful! And I've seen it with my own eyes.

  • Alicia James says:

    Very nice. Love the hairdo.

  • Anonymous says:

    Natural hair certainly suits you. Phenomenal!!!You are truly motivation for me. I just did my BC on 4/14- And I LOVE it!!! Who knew my hair was this divine. Your growth pictorial is amazing. I am looking forward to see where I am in 3, 6, 9, and 12 months. And yes- in blue you are Royal.

  • Anonymous says:

    Your Hair is FABULOUS!!!! I too would like to know how you did the chunky curly fro?

  • Anonymous says:

    You are so pretty! Can't get over your hair. You should do tutorials on hair AND makeup. You look flawless….Don't ever go back to relaxing your hair. There's NO comparison and you looked beautiful then but you look gorgeous now. Love your shine!

  • CoilyNadi says:

    Your hair growth is amazing and very inspiring. I love the shine. I agree with everyone else blue is definitely your color.

  • Anonymous says:

    Gorgeous! Natural hair is you and you look so radiant!
    Btw blue is your colour 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    Beautiful! How did you do the chunky, curly fro?

    TC

  • modest-goddess says:

    you are gorgeous and so is your hair

  • ANGELINA says:

    I'm loving the blue dress and your hair is beautiful 🙂

  • Raytay says:

    Love, Love, Love, you and your hair! I cant believe it hasnt even been a year. Your growth is off the chain! Thanks for sharing your "simple" regimen, love! 🙂

  • The Melanista says:

    Thank you everyone for the wonderful compliments! I'm so honored to be featured for this piece! Thank you Nikki!

    @ Alta Angel: To maintain my style I'll twist my hair every night or every other night in chunky twists.

    @ Coco: I like the Bee Mine products! It may enhance the shine, but I use shea butter mix, too! The buffer method is when you shampoo your hair and add conditioner to the hair without rinsing out the shampoo. It makes for easier detangling and more conditioned hair. Check out Kimmaytube on Youtube! She's so awesome!

  • Growsine says:

    BEAUTIFUL YOU AND YOUR HAIR!

  • CocoDreamee says:

    oh and whats the buffer method?

  • CocoDreamee says:

    Good gracious you look sooo fly with natural hair! Im always amazed to see the relaxed then natural pics, ladies always look so much more divine with natural hair. You have incredible shine, do you attribute this to the be mine? I haven't tried their products yet, but I'm thinking it may be time to try it out. Congrats again!

  • Anonymous says:

    Your hair is goooorgeous!!!!! It looks so healthy and you look wonderful. In the words of Martin "YOU GO GIRL!"

  • Malaika says:

    Your hair is looking good!!

  • Anonymous says:

    I love the hair.

  • Mzbush says:

    You look lovely and your hair is beautiful!!

  • Alta Angel says:

    Your and your hair look wonderful! Do you retwist at night or every couple of days?

    Thanks!

  • JustTrena says:

    Wow! You have such lovely growth! And I'm loving that blue dress in the fourth picture!! 🙂

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