Gretchen Heber and Michelle Breyer founded in 1998, and owe the site's enormous success to its community.

It's been 12 years since NaturallyCurly was born—at a party during another endless discussion about our curly woes. We probably don't tell you enough, but you, our community, are the reason we're still here, stronger than ever. You are NaturallyCurly. You all bring your unique and diverse perspectives and, most importantly, your passion. You constantly push us to be the best we can be. We can never thank you enough for making NaturallyCurly the thriving, vibrant, educational and liberating site it is today. It's all because of our community — you.

— Gretchen and Michelle