I am Katie Walker, a 20-year-old mother of a 2-month-old boy and a student planning on earning a nursing degree. NC: How and when did you start embracing your curls? KW: When I was younger, my mom always fixed my hair and embraced my curls for me. Then at around age 10 or 11, I got to the point where I only wanted my hair slicked back in a ponytail. In high school, my mother took me to a new hair stylist and I began to embrace my curls because she helped me. NC: What's your current routine? KW: In the mornings I wake up to wash my hair. I shampoo every other day but I always condition. After washing my hair, I use a wide tooth comb to comb out any knots. Then, I apply a mousse and Marc Anthony Strictly Curls Curl Perfecting Serum and part my hair to the right. I use a diffuser to dry my hair for about ten minutes, leaving it a little damp. When I diffuse, I tilt my head upside down to get some volume at the top of my head. I add a bit more serum to frizzy spots after I'm finished diffusing.