Meet graduate student and NaturallyCurly follower Deborah Williams.
NC: What are your must-have products and tools?
DW: My fingers and a wide toothed comb for the shower.
NC: What reaction did you get when you first decided to go natural or started embracing your curls?
DW: I’ve always been natural. It was more about figuring out how to work with it and getting over the fact that I didn’t look like all my girlfriends.
NC: Did you every have any curly girl insecurities?
DW: When I was younger I was really insecure about my hair. I wanted nothing more than to have straight, manageable hair. As I grew into myself, I also grew into my hair. There was definitely an attitude change when I chopped off my hair and had to own a short haircut. I remember my dance teachers telling me I danced different, more confident with out all my hair. Then as it started to grow back I just owned it more. I was proud of my curls and started getting a lot of compliments on it from friends and random strangers on the street.
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