In the world of naturally curl hair, we are all unique. What works for one curl won’t always work for the next. 

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Individuality is part of the reason to love being curly, we love to embrace hair's ability to do whatever it wants to do.

Within this huge community, there are many types of unique curl patterns to love, from Type 2a waves to Type 4c coils. It is understood that what works for one curl won’t always work for the next. Even within your own curl type there are a number of different hair possibilities, thick or thin, high or low porosity there are so many combinations!

One of the best resources that any curly can discover is the community of curly hair enthusiasts. With loads of vital information and fellow curlies that you can share struggles and find successes with, the curly hair community can be a turning point in many curl journeys.

But what happens when your safe place starts to turn on you?

For some curlies this is exactly how they feel. It is commonly agreed that the Curly Girl Method is a popular regimen for waves to curlies alike. However, what works for one can’t work for all. The talk of using sulfates and silicones in some curl communities can bring judgement and exile and may drive some away from such a wonderful resource. At NaturallyCurly, you will find product recommendations ranging from sulfate shampoos to co washes and all natural styling products to ones filled with the latest and greatest in hair control chemicals. We do not advocate for one product or regimen that will work for everyone, we know that so much of what makes something "work for you" is personal preference.

Know there is no wrong way to love your curls.

When starting your own curl journey, I suggest looking into the Curly Girl Method. However, it is not everyone’s place to end up. For example, I have found for myself that I need to use a sulfate shampoo at least once a month to deal with buildup that I experience, I also am a product junkie so when a new styling option comes out, I don’t discredit it simply because it has silicones.

To shame anyone trying to learn what will make them love their curls is hurting the community we continue to try so hard to build up

The natural hair community has grown so much within the last few years; more than ever we are going after finding the right product combinations for the right style. To shame anyone trying to learn what will make them love their curls is hurting the community we continue to try so hard to build up, even if it might not be the way that works best for your own hair.

Embracing your hair is meant to be fun!

There are plenty of colors, lengths, and styles to choose from and experiment with. Regardless of regimen or product choice, we should be celebrating everyone’s unique decisions that lead them to love their natural hair. With enough pressure from all sorts of sources to change the way we style our curls, this community should be a safe place for all texture types to come together and share their love the way they choose to express themselves.