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There are lots of things that carry over.

Often in day-to-day dealings you might hear or say, “We'll carry the amount of money due over into the next month”, and “Yes, please carry over the balance”, or “Will this enthusiasm carry over to the following week?” Yup! Lots of things carry over. Regrettably when it comes to hair fashion and trends, some things just have to stay where they are, inside of that moment, that year.

In 2014, we are dismissing passé trends for once --- well, maybe not for all but definitely for now. We all remember the colloquial banter of Fox Network’s 1990 sketch comedy “Men on Film". If you do, we can all agree many of these trends need a united dismissal with a simple “Hated it” to all things soooo 2013.

YouTube is one of our favorite sources for wavy, curly, and coily hair inspiration. Each year a handful of new successful vloggers emerges and gives us their own unique spin on things we might have--or have not--known before. Here are the YouTubers we are most definitely subscribing to in 2014.

We all have an at-home hair color horror story.

There was the time I tried to go a pretty shade of caramel but ended up a strange shade of brass. When I tried to cover up my mistake with dark brown I inadvertently ended up with Marilyn Manson-black hair. Take my word for it, at-home coloring can be a tricky business.

But at-home hair coloring just got a little bit easier.

This post is sponsored by Madison Reed

DIY Peppermint Curl Refresher

For many curly haired women, you wash your hair, you dutifully go through each step of your styling routine, and then, if you're lucky, you have a good curly hair day.

Day two and day three aren't quite so easy.

You have less control, your curls may have flattened overnight when you slept on them or you may have developed a halo of frizz throughout the day.

What's a curly girl to do? Refresh her curls, that's what. We're lucky to have plenty of choice among hair product lines formulated just for us now (5 years ago that wasn't the case!) but if you prefer to go au naturale, we have just the recipe for you.

This do-it-yourself mixture will revive your curls, as well as providing the healing benefits of essential oils.

What You'll Need

  • water
  • jojoba oil
  • tea tree oil
  • lavender essential oil
  • peppermint essential oil


  1. Mix 1/2 cup of water 1/4 teaspoon jojoba oil, two drops of tea tree oil, and one drop each of lavender and peppermint essential oils.
  2. Shake to combine (you'll have to re-shake it before each use, because the jojoba oil tends to float).
  3. Mist all over your hair.


Learn more curly recipes like this one on our Curly Mixology page.



Our Product Junkie spending habits may have us too strapped for cash to purchase a steamer, but we all want to add as much moisture as we can into our hair.

One of our curly users, KorkScrewQT, informed our members in CurlTalk how to steam our locks without actually having to purchase a steamer.


What You'll Need

  • 2 Face Towels/Washcloths
  • 2 Plastic Shower/Processing Caps
  • Hooded Dryer


  1. Add deep conditioner to wet hair.
  2. Wet both face towels and both shower caps with warm water (don't soak them).
  3. Place one face towel on top of your head.
  4. Secure one shower cap on your head.
  5. Place the second face towel on top of your head.
  6. Add the final wet shower cap.
  7. Sit under your hooded dryer for about 20 to 30 minutes on high.


Of course, the heat settings depend on your own personal preference. However, do keep in mind that if you lower the amount of heat, this increases the time you should sit under the dryer.

Thanks, KorkScrewQT for sharing this helpful information! And curlies, keep 'em coming.

Visit our CurlTalk forum now and browse through to see what everyone's talking about now.





What's the first step to healthy natural hair? Moisture, duh.

And how do you get it? Moisturize!

But it doesn't have to be a chore, in fact taking care of your curls can even be fun. We hung out with natural teen Hanna Lashay on her typical Sunday afternoon to see how she pampers herself, and her hair, with a few beauty treatments.

Hanna's mom owns a hair salon in Austin, TX, and her sister is a natural hair vlogger, so she was definitely brought up to take care of her hair health! She likes to deep condition and detangle with the SheaMoisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque because she likes its all-natural ingredients and it makes her hair feel soft.

If you want to see more of Hanna, check out her YouTube channel IAmHannaLashay!


This post is sponsored by SheaMoisture.

NaturallyCurly's Social Media & Community Manager Evelyn prefers to keep her hairstyling simple but cute, so if you're short on time or patience then you might want to try this out for yourself.

Eve used You Be-Natural products and the tension method to blow out her natural hair before she got started. Then she pinned each section and finished the look with a retro bang.

If you want to make your own DIY hair rat like the one in the video, you can read a complete tutorial by our friends Around the Way Curls.

This post is sponsored by You Be-Natural.



curly mixology - avocado

We recommend this hot oil treatment to add shine, strengthen curls and if used regularly, lengthen your hair as well. The essential oils provide a minty, floral scent that reminds us of the winter season. Not only do these natural ingredients smell lovely, they double as a hair and scalp reconstructor, too.

What You'll Need
  • 3/4 cup avocado oil
  • 1/8 cup safflower oil
  • 1/8 cup sweet almond oil
  • 8 drops lavender; 6 drops lemongrass oil and rosemary; 4 drops geranium (essential oils)


  1. Mix fixed oils (first three ingredients) in order given in a non-reactive bowl.
  2. Heat 40 seconds in microwave-safe bowl. Using individual droppers, drop in essential oils in order given; swirl to mix.
  3. Test on back of wrist to make sure temperature is acceptable (not too hot).
  4. Divide hair into small sections; secure with clips or bobby pins.
  5. Apply warmed oils to scalp and ends of hair. Massage in.
  6. Put on a shower cap or other plastic head wrap. Let oils continue to warm using body heat and sunlight if available for 45 minutes.
  7. Shampoo and style as usual. Remainder can be stored in sterile jar for later use as long as you keep it pure (no water). It is okay to double this recipe for longer hair.


         For more nifty curly concoctions, check out our Curly Mixology page.

At the NaturallyCurly headquarters we are constantly surrounded by gorgeous curly inspiration. Here are the looks, products and trends we resolve to try in 2014! 

And be sure to let us know in the comments: What are your hair and beauty goals for the New Year?

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