Meet Char Sillimon, a curly Beachbody coach from the curl-challenging climate of Florida.
NC: What reaction did you get when you first decided to go natural?
CS: I got lots of support, not only from friends and family, but also from co-workers and strangers who really liked my hair.
NC: What is the best thing about being curly?
CS: The best thing about being curly is that I don't have to worry about going to the salon every month, and I don't have to spend forever getting my hair ready in the morning. Knowing that I am not damaging my hair is also a huge relief.
NC: How do you think having curly hair impacts your everyday life?
CS: I think that having curly hair, and actually embracing it, has helped my confidence over the years.
NC: What would you tell others to encourage them to embrace their curls?
CS: Don't worry about what other are going to think or say. Do what you feel is best for you. If you are looking to embrace a more natural lifestyle, then do it! You will probably be surprised at how many people in your life will support you, and you might just inspire someone else!
NC: Tell us about your current and upcoming projects!
CS: I have a few upcoming projects that I am working on not only independently, but with friends. A good friend from middle school has a Facebook page dedicated to helping people embrace and understand how to care for their curls called LoveMyCurlz that I contribute to. As far as individual projects, I recently became a Beachbody coach so that I can help others lead a more healthy lifestyle. You can check out my page here.