Meet Molly Geipel, a curly junior English and Psychology major studying abroad in London.
What reaction did you get when you first decided to go natural?
I've gotten nothing but positive reactions to my hair since going natural!
Did you ever have any curly girl insecurities?
In my junior year of high school, I got sick and tired of dealing with my unruly hair all the time and I cut it all off. I had a pixie cut for about a year before I grew it out again. It was liberating to not have to mess with the unpredictability and unmanageability of curls for a while, but I missed their distinctiveness! I've proudly kept my hair long and curly ever since.
What is the best thing about being curly?
It's unique! And I think it's ultimately more versatile. I can straighten my hair fairly easily, but people with really straight hair often have a lot of trouble curling their hair.
NC: What would you tell others to encourage them to embrace their curls?
Don't fight them and don't be shy about looking different! Your curls will make you stand out and they will be the envy of straight-haired girls everywhere, I promise. I wasted a lot of time trying to disguise my curls...it would have been better spent embracing them and learning how to work with them!
NC: Tell us about your current and upcoming projects!
I'm studying abroad in London for the semester. This summer, I'm hoping to come home to a publishing internship and/or to working in a local cupcake shop!
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