Tell me about yourself!
My name is Angela (aka Ms. Curly Girl). I am 37 years-old and the mother of two amazing children, ages 5 and 10. Originally from Indiana, I have lived in Georgia for over 10 years. I work full-time for a Superior Court Judge and attend school part-time, while learning how to juggle it all as a single-mom.
Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper? What was your journey like?
Due to a pretty traumatic time in 2012…I decided to chop off my hair and just start over. I don’t really think I realized I was doing a “big chop” until after it was done. I went from mid-back length to a curly bob. This unexpected journey has literally been life-changing for me. It has opened up my creativity and allowed my daughter and I to create mscurlygirl.com.
Had you always embraced your texture?
As I child, I was embarrassed by my hair. I was bullied because I looked different. As an adult, I loved my hair, but used relaxers and battled between keeping it straight or letting it be naturally curly. It’s only been in the last year or more that I’ve thrown all judgment and opinion out the door…and loved my hair the way I should! No turning back now!
How did family and friends react to your decision to go natural? What was your response to them?
My mother has yet to transition and still doesn’t quite understand the natural-movement, but she is my biggest supporter. Everyone has been very excited to see all that has come of my decision to stop relaxing my hair and allowing my curls to have a mind of its own! ☺
Describe your hair (fine or coarse, thin or thick, highly porous, low, etc.)
My hair is very thick and very curly. On most days it cooperates, but it has a mind of its own on others!
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done to your hair?
Does sitting quietly as my mother cut my hair in to a mullet in the 5th grade count? YIKES…that was the craziest thing ever!
What’s your biggest hair related regret?
My biggest regret would have to be when I would straighten my hair so that I could blend in. I would try to deter people from noticing my big hair, and straightening it was the way to make that happen.
What’s your current hair routine? How often do you wash, condition, and style? Favorite products! Deets!
I cleanse and deep condition my hair once a month. I co-wash at least once a week. I am also a SheaMoisture junkie! I love their Jamaican Black Castor Oil line as well as the 10-1 Renewel System. KinkyCurly Knot Today is my go-to leave-in/detangler.
What’s your favorite hairstyle? Where do you get hairstyle inspiration?
Big hair don’t care is my motto! My hair is usually down and free to roam, or in a high bun to maintain the beast!
Who is your curl crush?
My curl crush would have to be my 10-year old daughter, Chris. Her ability to love herself unashamed has been a true inspiration for my journey. I’m a very proud mom.
How do you maintain your hair at night?
While I used to put my hair up in a pineapple and wrap it with a silk scarf, my hair has gotten a lot longer and it’s been easier to just put it in a bun.
How do you maintain healthy length?
I usually get my trims every six months or so to help with healthy hair and keeping a nice length.
What’s the best thing about being natural?
The absolute best part about being natural is connecting with a community of ladies that inspire and encourage each other. It’s been such a great and humbling experience.
Where can folks find you on the web?
You can find me on the following outlets:
Facebook: Ms.Curly Girl
Youtube: Ms.Curly Girl