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Update: This post originally ran August 8, 2013, but we wanted to bring it back for any of you curly-haired beauties who may have missed it!

We often get requests from readers for us to do beauty posts that focus on curly hair. Those with natural curls know that curly hair behaves much differently than other types, and must be treated accordingly! To get some insiders tips on the matter, I looked no further than the curly-haired beauties right here in our home office.
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Joseph Caron -Apr 07, 2014, 8:12AM
Curly Hair locks looks beautiful and amazing. But it is not an easy task to maintain curly hair thanks to share these easy steps..
Jennifear -Oct 14, 2013, 12:02PM
Hair Type: Fine Curl Type: Magic Marker sized Length: Mid back 'Co-washing' made my hair fall out and look dry and frizzy. Heavy 'moisturizing products' make my hair fall out at the scalp. Thick lather of shampoo is too drying. Apple Cider Vinegar smelled terrible and my hair didn't feel clean. Non-silicone and sulfate free products don't work for me. Best washing routine - Watered down shampoo every day applied only to scalp. Suds squeezed through ends lightly. Best conditioning routine - Condition ends below chin length and top layer only. Leave-in conditioner followed by a silicone layer to seal in moisture. Best heat-free styling - Plopping gives me the best curls I've ever had. Period. http://m2.paperblog.com/i/38/382560/routine-per-la-cura-capelli-e-plopping-L-jILjPf.jpeg

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As much as I love the cool weather that rolls in with fall, this is when our skin starts to get dry and chapped – especially the lips. I have very sensitive skin, so I have always struggled with chapped lips this time of year. Whether it is from dehydration, allergies, or weather, nobody likes to have that annoying flaky skin or the pain that comes with it. As we enter this season, I wanted to share some natural remedies to keep your lips hydrated. Read more »

DIYEARTE ♦ DIY -Oct 01, 2013, 3:05AM
Alexa Sonken {Invitations for Creatives} -Sep 25, 2013, 8:42PM
Gonna try this!! Love! www.etsy.com/shop/alexasonken www.alexasonkenblog.com

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One of my favorite parts about entering a new season is how the shift in weather brings about a shift in our moods, and how that mood shift then translates to a change in colors in our wardrobe, hair, and makeup. Read more »

Brittany -Oct 19, 2013, 12:12PM
I tried all of these ideas and mixed up the colors and I LOVE it!!
Jenna -Sep 19, 2013, 6:37PM
why did you paint all over your cuticles? i think your mani would have looked better with clean lines.

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This guest post comes from our contributor FP Naomi. Read more »

Allie -Sep 20, 2013, 10:11PM
Thanks for sharing! Which one of their gels do you use? They have a few
Stacia -Sep 18, 2013, 7:14PM
The curly hair products I love are Deva Curl. I use there gel and mix it with a leave in conditioner from any generic brand.I also only brush my hair when I'm in the shower. Brushing even a little dry creates frizz.

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Post image for Staying Natural: 10 Ingredients To Avoid In Beauty Products

I have always been a beauty product fiend. I find it really fun to try out all different skin, hair, and makeup products to see how they make me feel, and I’m constantly on a search for that one miracle product that will change my life (ha). As I’ve gotten slightly wiser over the past few years, though, I’ve learned that there are so many products out there that do way more harm than good. Read more »

sasa beauty -Feb 27, 2014, 3:16PM
There are thousands of chemicals in your products, many of which are being absorbed into your body. 10 Toxic Beauty Ingredients to Avoid. These synthetic colors are derived from petroleum or coal tar sources.
joe jacobs -Feb 07, 2014, 8:24PM
thank you for the valuable information, its good to know exactly what we are puting on and in our body, i feel that is is up to the people who do the studying and the research to let the public know how important it is to use natural beauty products and natural foods to help everyone to live a longer life inspite of all the negative contaminants in our enviornment. a longer life span can be acheived if we carefully watch what we put on and in our bodys, this is something i know first hand, because i see people in my age range who i have known for a very long time, and when i was telling them years ago to start eating more natural foods and telling the woman in my family that the chemical that they keep putting on their face and body is going to have side effects later on in their life, no one listened at that time. until it was to late, now they ask me what should they do to eat healthy and how to get rid of the dark spots on their face and hands. i never say i told you so, i just give them the advice they ask, and help them as much as we can. being natural has helped out alot, i see it in my skin, and i always tryed to stay fit by eating the right foods, its paying off and all my friends see it, now they wished they would had listened the first time. i would like to say something to the ladys, if your useing chemical cosmetisc, stop as soon as you can, and go with natural products, because the natural products will have to fix the side effects of the chemicals, it may take a little time, not long for the natural product to do its magic, but it will happen. we all have been tricked by the mainstream and the tabloid magazines to look our best with these chemical products and quick fixes, but the blinders are off now and a new day has come in the cosmetisc world, all natural products, that will repair the damage of the chemicals. go natural as soon as you can, and you will look and feel much better toward our journey to live a much longer life.

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When I get creative with my hair, one of my favorite things to do is to incorporate a piece of fabric or a scarf into the style. Since the trend on our homepage this week is Girl Gone Grunge, I re-visited this technique, but this time using a piece of flannel fabric to add in a touch of grunge. Using the fabric to wrap around braids or tie in your hair is a different way to do something creative with your hair and it’s so simple to do! Read more »

Tenny -Sep 24, 2013, 4:11AM
These hair bands are amazing!!!
Julenecakes -Sep 11, 2013, 9:53PM
The second look is my favorite. Now, why didn't I think of that! Very cool. Gypsy Plunder Vintage 50% Off Sale!

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It seems that everyone is welcoming fall with open arms. The crisp air, layered outfits, apple-and-cinnamon-spiced everything… it’s all a positive change as summer days near their end. Read more »

jelena -Sep 12, 2013, 1:58PM
haha your breakfast picture is funny, it's so minimalistic...but yes, I agree, it gives us a lot of energy, then a coffee...or a cup of green tea! =) Jelena
Caitlin Dohrenwend -Sep 12, 2013, 12:49PM
oops! i meant that arent* super expensive :) thanks!

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UPDATE: This post originally ran on August 14th, but fall is a great time to change up your look so we wanted to run it again! Read more »

DIYEARTE ♦ DIY -Sep 11, 2013, 4:19AM
great idea!!!! I have to try it!! WE❤DIY: → DIYEARTE ♦ DIY
Megan @ Lush to Blush -Sep 09, 2013, 11:17AM
This is a great idea! I will definitely have to try it. Thanks for sharing!! xo Megan, http://lushtoblush.com/

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New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week kicks off today, and we’re excited to be in the mix of it all, capturing inspiring street style to share with you all here on the blog! Read more »

Jerry -Sep 13, 2013, 11:12AM
This summer I discovered Vita Coco, i'm hooked. Riding my bike around the city in the heat, nothing makes me feel better. And their coco cafe gets me to work after a long night of drinking, (whoops)
Drew -Sep 13, 2013, 8:51AM
Hey Jenni, you're wrong (or drunk). Dr Pepper Snapple Group is a beverage distributor that handles distro for some independent companies like Vita Coco. They do not own Vita Coco nor are Vita Coco products GMO. Go to sleep.

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We all know that berries stain. For clothing, this can be an unfortunate thing… but when it comes to beauty, it’s quite the opposite. Berries can be used to make a simple and effective lip stain that’s completely natural and tastes incredible! Read more »

Jacquelyn -Oct 08, 2013, 1:08AM
so the mixture comes out liquid right? could this same idea be tried with beeswax to make a berry lip balm?
Leanna -Oct 05, 2013, 12:02PM
I tried it, but I didn't see any difference to my lips :(. It could've been that I used too much coconut oil. Does anyone have any tips? :)

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Labor Day Weekend is quickly approaching – a weekend that I always view as my last chance to truly celebrate all that summer is about. Read more »

Ray @ Make Your Hair Grow Faster -Aug 29, 2013, 2:13PM
Great advice! Make sure you're taking steps to protect your hair while out in the sun and water this coming weekend!
Liz -Aug 27, 2013, 10:04AM
Uh... I so did not know that exfoliating helps you tan better. I mean, it totally makes sense when you think about it, but I still feel mindblown. I am going to be in sunny Atlanta this weekend, so I am going to make sure I exfoliate the heck out of my skin! http://smellthetoffee.com http://lamentinglizzie.blogspot.com

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This post comes from our contributor FP Naomi. Read more »

shikha -Sep 19, 2013, 1:39AM
Gorgeous photos. Lovely idea.ttp://www.psdaimaandsons.com
Julenecakes -Aug 26, 2013, 12:49PM
I love that cookie tray! Such a great idea to use it for ice! Gypsy Plunder Vintage (15% Off Sale)

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