Meet Angela Delyani, an independent curly CAbi consultant living in southern New Hampshire.
Please introduce yourself!
My name is Angela Delyani. I live in southern New Hampshire. I am an independent CAbi (Carol Anderson by invitation) Consultant and a CASA/GAL (Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad litem).
How and when did you start embracing your curls?
My hair was actually stick-straight until puberty. It went from curly to wavy and back to curly over the years. Then it finally settled and it has been curly for nineteen years!
What is your current routine?
No-poo wash every third day or so, co-wash or pineapple for second (and sometimes third) day hair. I always air dry, even in the coldest weather. My curls only get heat in the dome-dryer at the salon.
So from start to finish, on a curly day, what's your process?
On a wash day, I wash (paying special attention to my scalp), rinse and then add conditioner. I leave the conditioner in until I finish my shower and then rinse most of it out. Once I'm out of the shower, I wrap my head in a microfiber towel
. When I take the towel off, I flip my head over and run gel through my curls from roots to ends. Then I scrunch with more gel. Finally, I flip my head up, put my curls in place and let them air dry.
I try not to touch my hair much during the day, but sometimes I'll flip it over and give it a shake and a little Mist-er Right if it needs a boost.
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