CN: Have you always embraced your natural curls? If not, who or what inspired you?
No! I didn’t really know how…I never straightened my hair, but I would blow it dry with my fingers which would give me a mass of wavy hair. My curls are now mostly 3a, with 3b underneath.
CN: How have family, friends, and strangers responded to your curls? How do you respond to them?
Mostly friends & strangers have made comments–all very positive; I thank them! Say how much I love them. The only one who gives me any negativity, is the guy selling the Chi in the Galleria shopping mall; I always tell him forget it, I love my curls!
CN: Routine for the the perfect curl?
Curl Junkie products are my favorites! I use the Daily Fix to wash and then skip having to condish; I use her leave-in, CJ CCCC-lite, and CIAB with a dab of Herbal Essence Set Me Up Gel mixed in for extra hold.
CN: How do you deal with the high dew points and humidity of summer?
Argh! I’m having a hard time, but not using too much conditioner (which my hair just soaks up in the winter!), using smaller amounts of products, and doing my hair every other day, or every 2 days seems to help. I also just have to embrace the frizz–a very hard thing to do! But living in Houston is a must!