NaturallyCurly's editorial intern, Amanda talks about how she cares for her coily hair.

Amanda Starghill

NC: What are your favorite hairstyles to wear with your curls?

AS: My favorite hairstyles are flat-twist outs or old flat-twists outs that I pin into updos. I love wash-n-gos, but I hate the knots and tangles, so I don't do them frequently.

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

AS: I must have a moisturizer, detangler or co-wash conditioner, deep conditioner, processing cap and bobby pins. All of my products are 100 percent natural so I usually do not have to seal because all of my products contain oil.

NC: What reaction did you get when you first decided to go natural?

AS: Everyone loved my natural look. After I sent my brother a photo of my fingercoils the day after I big chopped, my mother called me (after I told him not to tell her) and said she actually liked it. She had been afraid that I would look like a boy.

NC: Did you big chop or transition and for how long? If you’ve always been natural, did you ever have any curly hair girl insecurities?

AS: I transitioned for ten months. Although I have not been natural my entire life, I have definitely had my share of bad hair days.

NC: What do you do at nighttime for your hair?

AS: At night, I flat-twist my hair into six or seven cornrows. If I am being lazy, I will pineapple my hair.

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