CN: Have you always embraced your natural curls? If not, who or what inspired you?
I have really thick and coarse-ish hair that was a struggle all my life. The worst part for me was it wasn’t curly or straight just annoyingly wavy and unruly. I decided to embrace my waves when I became pregnant with my daughter, out of necessity because I didn’t have the time or energy to fuss with my hair and blow it out. Plus, I had to get it cut every 4-5wks to thin it out and it became expensive!! I needed to save the money for our baby :0) That was 7 yrs. ago.
CN: How have family, friends, and strangers responded to your curls? How do you respond to them?
Most people like my waves and I’ve actually never had anyone tell me that it looks better straight. I agree my hair looks better wavy.
CN: What are your must have products?
I’m a total Product Junkie so it’s really hard to choose. If I had to choose one conditioner and styler that perform well in any weather I would pick Curl Junkie Hibiscus & Banana Fix Conditioner & Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee.
CN: Routine for the the perfect curl?
This varies somewhat with the seasons but I’m finding that plopping and diffusing are musts for me. Plopping to remove excess water and diffusing immediately after to set my hair.
CN: How do you deal with the high dew points and humidity of summer?
I’m liking Sally’s Hair One Cleanser, it has Amodimethicone but it doesn’t weigh my hair down like other silicones do. I’ve tried a couple stylers with water soluble silicones but didn’t get the results I was hoping for. In my wash/conditioning routine it seems to provide a nice base for my stylers, tames frizz and keeps the poof at bay. The stylers that have been working well for me in the humidity (so far) are Darcy’s Coiling Jelly, Curl Junkie Aloe Fix and JessiCurl Confident Coils all topped off with a hard hold gel.