PICTURED: JANAE

Hello my name is Janae from Nae2curly. I am a Detroit native who loves her city! I recently received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Western Michigan University. I love natural hair, social media and making people smile.

The transition period

I have been wearing my hair in curly styles since the summer of 2012. My friend Lanicia actually inspired me because she decided to transition. She rocked some curly styles which made me want to do the same.

Even though I only got perm on my edges I still wanted to "transition" and rock curly styles. I also needed to cut off my damaged ends that I caused due to stress.
As time went on I watched other natural hair gurus on YouTube.  Some of the first ladies that I subscribed to are NaturalMetra, Iknowlee, CharyJay, MariaAntoinetteTV and Naptural85.

I have too many products that I love.

I rather mention my top favorite brands who are Carol's Daughter, Mielle Organics, Bee Mine, Eden Body Works and Motions. My favorite curly hair style is the Twist and Curl, High Puff and Perm Rod Set. I also like to stretch my hair before styling. At night I would wash my hair and put flat twists all over my head. The next evening I would then style my hair in any style that I am in the mood for. I found that stretching my hair reduces drying time, lengthens my hair and creates more volume.

First AND last impressions matter.

The most important thing I have learned from wearing my hair natural is that I am able to express a new side of me that I didn't know was there. I also grew to love the look of big hair on me as well. I have learned that my hair styles actually have an impact on others and to also make sure my personality matches it. I always try to make a great first and last impression on anyone I meet.

Never get discouraged if you don't master a style the first or second time. Love YOUR hair. Be your own hair inspiration. 

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