NaturallyCurly's co-founder dishes on how the site began.
Through this journey, I have come to love my own curls, thanks to the amazing community members who have spread curl pride, the incredible products that now exist and the stylists who have helped me discover that my curls are one of my greatest assets. That’s not to say that I love my 3b curls everyday. It’s amazing to my friends and co-workers that I can use the exact same product every day for a week and my hair can look completely different each day. After a run or a yoga class, it can get pretty crazy. I like to call it my daily adventure. It’s never boring. My list of Holy Grail products grows every day as amazing new products arrive on the market.Some of my current standbys: Paul Mitchell Express Fast Form, Ouidad Climate Control Gel, AG Re:coil, Curls Unleashed Set it Off Curl Boosting Jelly, Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper. And I can never be without my Curls Like Us Curl Cloth.
I think my biggest feeling of accomplishment, something I’m prouder of than anything else, comes from my 11-year-old daughter Emma’s attitudes about her own curls. She loves her curly hair. While some of her curly friends in middle school regularly flat iron their hair, she says her curls are her best feature. When stylists ask if she wants them blown straight after a haircut, her answer is a definitive “NO!” If she wants to straighten it on occasion, that’s fine too. But at least she is confident that her curls are beautiful and they are a part of what makes her unique.Read More: Editor’s Picks: Cassidy’s Shampoos for Coily Hair