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Devri Velazquez's fabulous curly hair

It wasn’t until I started really immersing myself into the natural hair community that I realized how much I could experiment with my curls. For almost a year now I have allowed my spirals to extend themselves out of me like an extra limb, helping me to be in touch with a side of myself — and a world — that I otherwise would have never known.

I officially invite you into a part of me that, until now, has been hidden, locked up and kept away from the everyday world in a series as I write about my curly hair and health journey here on NaturallyCurly.

Whether you are transitioning, planning on doing a Big Chop, or are already a loud and proud curly, be who you truly are because you are the absolute best at playing that role. Let your natural hair, beauty, and personal style be your backbone of strength. Make a declaration to yourself that 2013 — and every year that follows — will be the time you let go of insecurities, self-doubt, or uncertainty.

Instead of focusing on what you are not or what you think you should be, take the time to embrace your flaws, enjoy your shortcomings and celebrate your quirks! Those are what make you, YOU!


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