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HOW TO FIND YOUR CURL COMMUNITY

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Wavy, Curly, and Coily hair is absolutely gorgeous — facts. It can also be a bit unpredictable. It’s hard to know why your curls are doing what they’re doing. Even finding the right stylist may take a lot of trial and error. For this reason, we think it’s a great idea for you to become part of (or build) a curl community! A trusted group of curl friends to swap tips with and drop knowledge. Our Deva Pros are weighing in too! Here are a few things to consider:

WHAT CAN YOUR HAIR COMMUNITY BRING TO YOUR LIFE?

Hair tips (obvi) are a big reason! But also, support for hard decisions like the big chop or discrimination in the workplace, pushing for self-care and mental health. It’s essential to have a friend to turn to for some guidance and support.

“I love talking curls with anyone who will listen.  By doing this, I’ve met so many like-minded people who want to learn or share their experiences.” —Devon Smith (she/her) @devoncurlygirl

YOUR CURLY HAIRSTYLIST

The right hairstylist is a staple in any curls’ life! They care about your hairs’ health, often become a friend, confidant, and someone we look forward to seeing. Consider your stylist the OG for all things hair! Styling tips, products, events, they know it all. Still looking for the right stylist? There may be a Deva Stylist that’s waiting to change your life.

“Growing up, I didn’t have that community or knowledge of curly hair. I had to take that step of figuring out what my hair was and how to embrace it on my own. It wasn’t easy, and it took many years. Finding a professional to help you alongside your journey and give you the tools you need to feel beautiful and heard should be everyone’s right.”
Kayla Williams

IN-PERSON CURL FUN

Listen, sometimes you have to take the lead. If you don’t have much of an established curl community, but know a bunch of curlies, Make. It. Happen. Have an event or party at your house to start the conversation. You can deep condition while watching movies, hair mask together, swap treatment recipes, help each other plan looks for future events. The results? We see a new text group called ‘Curl Friends’ in your future. Did you know there are also Curl Festivals? Yup, it’s true. You can also look to your favorite brands and check out if they have any events planned soon.

“Talking curls is such a beautiful, emotional, and personal thing. Finding like-minded people to connect with — it’s deeper than just what the eye can see — it’s being comfortable, confident in being the God or Goddess we were meant to be. Having someone feel confident in their natural, it’s truly magical feeling!”
—Gaby Silvera @gaby_silver101

ONLINE HAIR CARE COMMUNITIES

If an in-person community isn’t in the cards for you yet, there are some great people you can chat with online! A good start would be to find an influencer with a similar hair type to yours and dive into those comments. Start asking questions, give recos, and before you know it — endless info at your fingertips! There are some cool forums you can check out too. Another place you can check out is your favorite brands’ social pages in the comments section. Curls usually love to give and get advice, so don’t be shy!

“I love witnessing the transcendence of negative limiting beliefs when it comes to curls. I once was that person who had those beliefs instilled in me, and once I broke the cycle, I became a magnet that attracted others who also wanted to have a different belief system. We all love and embrace our curls now.”
—Lisa Ward @hairandspiritllc

There’s something magical about bonding over curls. Navigating your hair to live your best curls is something you do not have to do alone. Shout out whoever’s helped you on your curl journey below.

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