Elyse shares her low maintenance curly hair routine, and the journey she took to get there!
NC: What are your must-have products and tools?
EC: I must have my bobby pins! I carry a case in my purse just in case I need to put my hair up.
NC: What are your favorite hairstyles to wear with your curls
EC: I love wearing my hair down! But on humid days I take a whole bunch of bobby pins to make a messy curly bun.
NC: What do you do at nighttime for your hair?
EC: For blemish reasons, I like to put my hair up in a bun or use the pineapple method.
NC: What about your hair stylist?
EC: I’ve gone through a few and I could never understand why my hair looked so weird after my trims. My sister-in-law, who has a beautician license and understands the dynamics of my hair, would practice on my hair for the perfect cut. I go to her sometimes, but I am proud to say I’ve learned how to cut my own hair. I trim my hair when needed.
NC: Did you big chop or transition? For how long?
EC: I’ve been a curly hair girl since I was seven. My father gave me a big chop since I didn’t know how to take care of my hair and POOF! All of these curls came out of nowhere, and it became even harder trying to take care of my unruly hair. I’ve had plenty of curly hair insecurities and sometimes wished my hair was straight. Now, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I transitioned in 2008 and I love my curls!
NC: What reaction did you get when you decided to go natural?
EC: It was a battle at first. My hair was terribly dry and frizzy. Again, I didn’t know what I was doing…all I knew was that I was tired of it being damaged and I didn’t want to hide it under a pile of mousse and hairspray.