Meet Veronica Gilbert, wife, stay at home mom of three and author of The Savvy Housewife blog.
Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curling Control Shampoo and Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Conditioner. As far as my deep conditioner of choice, I usually do a mixture of my favorite conditioner, olive oil and honey. Once washed, conditioned and deep conditioned (if needed) I then apply my favorite leave-in, Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Leave-in Conditioning Cream. Finally, I apply coconut oil and style as desired. NC: What are you favorite hair styles to wear with your curls? VG: My favorite hair style to date would have to be the braid-out. I love it! NC: What are your must-have products and tools? VG: My must have products are my Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Leave-in Conditioning Cream, coconut oil and Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie. And my fav styling tool would have to be my fingers and hair pins. I can work magic with that combo! NC: What do you do for your hair at night? VG: My night time regimen is pretty simple too. If I'm rocking a braid-out I usually re-braid my hair, adding water and more product if needed or I will do a pineapple. But no matter what I style I'm rocking I always, always, always sleep in a satin bonnet or scarf. NC: What is the best thing about being curly? VG: The best thing about being curly is the versatility. I love that my styling options are almost endless! Also, I can walk in the rain and don't have to blow dry my hair! It is also more unique, as so many people either have straight hair or blow-dry their hair straight. NC: How has having curly hair impacted your life? VG: Deciding to rock my hair curly has had such a positive impact on my life. I love that my imperfect curls are perfect on me! I feel more confident, I have taken more risks and I have stepped outside of my comfort zone, not just with my hair but in every facet of my life. It's amazing that changing and fully accepting one aspect of yourself can help influence and improve you in other areas. NC: What would you tell others to encourage them to embrace their curls? VG: Don't sell yourself short by comparing your curls or wishing your hair was like someone else's. Learn to embrace your curls — they are as unique as you are! NC: Tell us about your current and upcoming projects. What are you up to? VG: I just recently moved and I'm still trying to get things settled, I swear you never know how much stuff you have until you move (lol). But I do have several product reviews and style tutorials planned, so check out The Savvy Housewife for details. You can also connect with me on Facebook, YouTube, Pintrest and Twitter. Read More: A Curly Hair Transformation with John Hebert