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NaturallyCurly: Please introduce yourself!

Tammala Boyd: Hi, I'm Tammala! I'm a country girl at heart, born and raised in South Carolina. I've lived in the great state of Tennessee for 4.5 years before a recent move back to SC. 

NC: How and when did you start embracing your curls?

TB: I've been natural for the past nine years. I wore locs for about five years out of those nine and because of thinning from the traction, I decided to cut them and comb them out…so, here I am! It's going on five years and I'm LOVING my curls! 

NC: What is your current routine?

TB: My current routine consists of cowashing every 1-2 weeks with Tresemmé Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner. I only use shampoo about once a month. While the conditioner is still on my hair, I detangle with a wide tooth comb before rinsing. Afterwards, I apply my hair's favorite Cantu Leave-in Conditioner and then seal with my personal blend of hair/body butter.  

NC: So from start to finish, on a curly day, what's your process?

TB: I take down my pineapple and dampen my hair with a fine mist of water. Then I finger part my hair down the middle into two sections. Working with one section at a time, I respray the first side starting from about 1-2 inches from the root on down. Next, I take small amounts at a time of my Cantu Leave-in Conditioner and start applying, first concentrating on the edges and then working my way down to the ends. Then I take each section and twist in the direction of my curl pattern. This process makes sure that the entire section is moisturized all the way to the ends (I found this technique on YouTube and it makes all the difference in refreshing my curls). I repeat on the opposite side. Then I separate the clumps that I've just made, fluff up the curls and run my fingers through the roots to work out any parts.

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