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Reinilda's Curly Hair Journey

2013-10-28 10:15:41

Reinilda's Curly Hair Journey

Reinilda loves being able to roll out of bed, shake her curls and head out! "It's really liberating to just wear your hair the way it comes out of your head."

NaturallyCurly: Please introduce yourself!

Reinilda Fernandez: Hola! My name is Reinilda Fernandez. I was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in NYC!

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

RF: It started just about a year ago when I got tired of using relaxers on my hair. I had been relaxed since I was twelve years old and I didn't remember what my real hair looked like. I was curious! 

NC: What's your current routine?

RF: I wash my hair once a week usually with Tresemmé shampoo and conditioner because it really loosens my hair. Then I use a mixture of deep conditioners. I usually change it up so I'm not using the same conditioner back-to-back. Currently I'm using a Dominican conditioner called "10 in 1" and SheaMoisture Deep Treatment Masque.

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

RF: First, I shampoo twice, then I turn on an episode of South Park (or any show really) and detangle with my fingers. This usually takes 45 minutes. I don't usually comb my hair since it's so thick and I have broken so many combs! After detangling, I squeeze the excess water out of my curls and smother my head with Shea Butter and Carrot Oil. I just let it air dry after that! At night I put it up in a pineapple and sleep on a silk pillowcase.

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Claire Aviles

Claire Aviles

Claire Aviles is a graduate from Boston College, where she earned a BA in English with minors in Economics and in Music. She is the Marketing Events Coordinator at a software company in Boston and has been contributing to NaturallyCurly for over two years.

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