Meet Alisa Kress, wife, mother, professional fitness competitor, model and fellow curly.

Alisa Kress on the cover of a magazine

NC: What are your must-have products and tools?

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.

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