Meet Alisa Kress, wife, mother, professional fitness competitor, model and fellow curly.
AK: My must-have products are a wide tooth comb in the shower — that's the only time I comb my hair. Paul Mitchell Twirl Around and the Super Skinny Serum help make my hair shiny and frizz free. NC: What reaction did you get when you first decided to go naturally curly? AK: I honestly get stopped at least once a day and asked about my hair, the products I use, the name of my stylist and if my hair is natural. This is a huge complement! NC: Did you every have any curly girl insecurities? AK: I did try “bangs” but they never worked with my curls. Of course I had curly girl insecurities at points in my life. When everyone had straight, flat hair in the 90s, I wanted it too! I wanted to look like the women in magazines. But it didn’t take me too long to realize I loved my curls and they set me apart from everyone else. I wouldn't change a thing! NC: What do you do at nighttime for your hair? AK: Not a thing — I just let them go. I do try to lay my hair over my pillow so only my "under curls" touch pillow, but who knows how long they actually stay there. MORE: 5 Scalp Care Tips for Seborrheic Dermatitis