Meet Long Island based jewelry designer and curly Bita Pourtavoosi.
NaturallyCurly: Please introduce yourself!
Bita Pourtavoosi: My name is Bita Pourtavoosi and I live in a small town in Long Island, NY. I am 25 years old, a jewelry designer and have been a workaholic ever since I can remember!
NC: How and when did you start embracing your curls?
BP: It was freshman year of college. I was on vacation in Miami and decided to let my hair go. I put some hair serum and cream in it and let it air dry. I haven't turned back since then!
NC: What is your current routine?
BP: It all starts in the shower. I use curling shampoo and conditioner. I used to be obsessed with John Frieda Curling shampoo/conditioner but they have stopped making it. Now I use Herbal Essences and it does a great job! I sometimes switch it up with L’Oreal Paris Sulfate-Free products.
After showering I scrunch my hair with my hands to take the excess water out. Then I wrap it up in a towel for 30 to 40 minutes — basically until I feel it’s time to take it off. From there, I style with John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum and then this AMAZING Israeli hair cream called Natural Formula Go Curly. After that I just let it air dry!
NC: What are your must-have products and tools?
BP: Blow dryer, hair cream, hair serum, curling shampoo and conditioner, curling iron, and a hair iron just in case!