British Curlies - All About Naturally Beautiful Curls
Leona Lewis holds a very important place in my life. I moved to London three years ago from Canada so, for me, Leona was the winner of my very first X Factor. This is very important. I voted for her. As did most of Britain. How could you not? Her voice is nothing short of astounding. However, with every text I sent in I was, in my heart, voting for her curls too.
For those of you who don't know who Leona Lewis is, let me fill you in. She grew up in Hackney, East London, a child of an interracial marriage, and at 14 she won a place at London's famous performing arts college, the Brit School. However, Leona never found fame at the Brit School and after leaving she went into temping and waitressing. By 19 she was already thinking of giving up her dream. Thinking it was her last chance, Leona auditioned for the X Factor singing Somewhere Over the Rainbow which scored her a place on the live shows. Leona went on to win the 2006 X Factor. Since winning the X factor she has gone on to be phenomenally successful.
For me, Leona demonstrates exactly why it is so brilliant having curls: VERSATILITY. From her amazing tight coils, to softened big curls to full bodied waves to, yes, poker straight. Long curly hair can do anything.
One way is to blowdry your hair straight and then re-curl with a extra large barrel curling iron. However, that is a lot of heat, so the easiest and least damaging way to achieve this look is a roller set. To do a roller set:
The final crucial (X)factor to Leona's beautiful hair is a healthy bod. Leona's a strict vegetarian, who doesn't drink or do drugs which goes a long way to keeping her hair in good shape. So adding plenty of fruit and veg to your diet and drinking plenty of water can help you achieve the CURL X Factor too!
Jen styled with Curl Junkie Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, BeautiCurls Daily Conditioner, Curl Rehab and Curls in a Bottle!
Photo Courtesy of Curl Junkie
When shampooing, remember that the thicker the hair, the longer you need to rinse in order to remove all the shampoo.
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